- Polio Plus fund
- Annual Fund
- Paul Harris Fellowship ($1,000)
- Major donor levels 1-3
- Arch Klumpf Society (Lee Harman)
- Peace and conflict resolution
- Disease prevention/treatment
- Water sanitation
- Maternal/child care
- Basic education
- Economic community development
- Global Grant – Max $50,000
- Peace Scholars – District 5050 has several
- Study within six areas of focus
- Peace and conflict resolution
Fitz Couhig, who gave us a program previously on his business, Pioneer Nuggets, before becoming a member, gave his classification talk. It was more about his life history than his business.
Fitz was born in Baton Rouge, youngest of three boys, went to public school until 8th grade then went to Catholic High School. He was born with spina bifida,an exposed spine.
He ran for class president of the 6th grade class and won the election with a rap. He was into soccer growing up. His father formed a soccer team with all of the other children that failed to sign up for the school team. Nine of the eleven went on to play college soccer. He went to Louisiana State University received a degree in Information Systems.
He moved to Steamboat, Colorado after graduation. Worked for Trek America taking Europeans around America, hiking, white water rafting, Vegas, etc. Seven months on the road. Moved back to Louisiana. Started working for Voter Voice selling software to trade associations. Realized he was doing what other people were telling him he was good at. He decided to go back to Trek America. Stayed with Trek America for six years. Learned about leadership and a lot about himself. In off season he would go to Europe or South America. Lived out of two bags for five years. Moved back to Louisiana a completely different person.
Growing up his father, who is now a venture capitalist, was an economic developer for the state. After he moved back to Louisiana his father’s Wetland restoration company business had grown so he started working for him doing land acquisitions. He enjoyed what he was doing. Fitz became part owner of the company and then they sold the company.
Played in World Series of Poker and made it into the top 100 three times, highest place was 14th. Decided to start a brokerage firm but first attended a concert at the Gorge with some friends and his whole life changed after meeting up with a friend who grew cannabis, which was becoming legal in the State.He decided to fund a marijuana operation. Had to tell his father he was “going to Washington to start a weed company.” Fitz sold his house and moved to Washington to start his business. He tries to push social responsibility with regard to marijuana. Biggest challenge is managing thirty people. Happy to be in a state that is progressive. Blessed to be in a community that thinks the way we do. He appreciates the dialogue that is happening in America right now.
President Mike Carlton and V.P. Shawna Gould V.P. spoke about the Arlington High School Booster Club.
Club was formed in 1992. Established to be like a PTA. Exists to connect parents and community and grow membership to serve staff and students. 30 different cubs under the Booster Club umbrella. Assist with volunteers, give out scholarships, act as a bank for different student organizations.
This is the first year the Booster Club has allowed businesses to support the club. Two months ago Business as Boosters was formed. Local businesses can sponsor and get special benefits (special access to events, advertising in the gym/programs, event sponsorship opportunities). Bricks outside BPAC are available for purchase. Allows businesses to support the school with some value added.
Go on the school’s website and access the volunteer tab to find more sponsorship/donation opportunities.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Booster Club.
Youth Survey Arlington School District
Rotary Meeting at Haller Park
Sep 01, 2016
Dick Post Memorial Golf Tournament
GlenEagle Golf CourseSep 08, 2016 12:00 PM
After Golf Party and Fireside
Chase ResidenceSep 08, 2016
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tina's "Un' Fireside at the Watering Hole
4220 - 269th Place NESep 24, 2016
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District Governor Club Visit
Nov 03, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
No Meeting Thanksgiving
Home with our families!Nov 24, 2016