Rotary Int'l News
Summit Rotary News
Last Week in Rotary
Last week's meeting fell on Veteran's Day and Mac Trench led us off with the Marine's prayer as our inspiration.
We mixed it up this week by having a "get to know you" program first, and held the meeting announcements after. What fun to have time to talk amongst ourselves about the things we like about Rotary and want to see our club more involved in. Thanks Mary Anne for giving us that opportunity.
We learned more about our fellow Rotarian Steve Bainbridge who shared a bit about his life and history with us.
Steve also reminded us that the Professional Excellence Awards are coming up. If you have a nominee, please get your application in to Steve in the next few weeks. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize someone you know that is doing good in the community.
Diane Monaghan is in charge of getting the "guest list" for the Holiday party on December 17th. She will be passing around the list again next week, so be sure to let her know if you plan on attending. You can e-mail her too, if you will be unable to attend the next couple Tuesday meetings and let her know your plans. The Holiday party is being held in Summit Cove at the home of Lori Burke who graciously agreed to host this year. Her address is 80 Mule Deer Ct, Dillon.
There are still a few lingering Red Badges out there, but this week there is one less. Erin Major is the latest member of our club to peel the red badge off. Congratulations. I hear a rumor that Bill Efting is next. Orientation is on the 19th at Sandy Mortensen's home. New and Old members are all welcome to attend.
rin also had the opportunity to read us a few letters of thanks from some of the scholarship recipients last year. Last year we gave $11,000 in scholarships. Interested in learning more, talk to Erin.
Our exchanges students, Aleyna and Geraldine are switching host families in a few weeks, and seem to be having an enjoyable time in their adventure so far.
Congratulations to Marci Woodland and Woody Woodland who are now Paul Harris Fellows. Woody is recovering from a cycling injury, but is wearing his sling well.
Mary Anne Johnston provided a lovely cap for Paul Harris this week - it was a hat purchased during the Guatemala Literacy project to protect the wearer from sunburn. I think it did a swell job protecting Paul this week, and it's bright colors added some color to his cheeks.
Our satellite meetings are held from 5:30 - 6:45 pm on the first and third Mondays of every month in a private room in the Backcountry Brewery, corner of Main St and Hwy 9 / Summit Blvd in Frisco. All Rotarians are welcome and we hope that you'll invite your friends and colleagues to check us out as well! No advance notice needed.
Our Annual Holiday Party will be held on the evening of December 17th. Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss this event.
Every second Wednesday of the month, Rotarians have been gathering for Happy Hour from 5:00 to 6:30. If you haven't checked it out, pencil it in and come by and socialize, on one or any of the following dates... SEE YOU THERE!
Our next Happy Hour will be:
The Happy Hour Committee members are:
Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Lynn Myers and Ann Clement. Some of us will be at each of the Happy Hours to welcome everyone. If you would like to be on the Happy Hour Committee, please contact Judy Irwin and/or Julieanne Gilchrist.
We want to thank all of those sponsors who are identifying community leaders/business professionals and bringing them to our meetings. Remember, a Prospective Member should attend 3 meetings before turning in their application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to JULIEANNE GILCHRIST. The application will then be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors. Once approved their name and bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks. If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled.
If you would like to be a Mentor to a new member please see Ann Clement. We encourage new members to interact with Prospective/New Members as much as possible. One of the Red Badge requirements is to be a Greeter 3 times. Because our club is growing and we are experiencing so many guests, greeters are so very important. You don't have to be a new member to be a greeter. It is just one more way of participating in Club Service.