Quite the celebration today:
Guest speakers were: Cassidy Jacobson (Gr 12 St Ignatius) and Micaela Morrow (Gr 12 Hammarskjold) who along with Daytona Shaffer (unable to attend) represented the club at the 2018 Rotary Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in Crookston, MN, in July. Their presentation was high energy to say the least. A video and Power-point showed off the many facets of the venerable leadership camp, with it's full gamut of leadership training admixed with great fellowship/social activities. Individual highlights for Micaela (Committee Meetings..leadership therein) and for Cassidy (Service Projects) demonstrated the essence of Rotary ideals in youth programming (Daytona did Family Trust). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was a theme throughout the conference. Cassidy is pictured (L-centre ) beside Micaela (R-centre). They are flanked by veteran RYLA organizers in our club Bob Tomlinson (who introduced the girls-far L), Leslie Savitsky (veteran organizer/facilitator/thanker) and Doug Shanks (also veteran organizer/facilitator). The club is proud of the girls and invites them to a strong Rotary future.
Doug Shanks with his new Taylor guitar and Kevin Holloway with his new bass guitar belt out festive Christmas music, accompanied by the PA Rotary executive and board members (note Brenda Winter rockin it up), pictured below. The rest of the audience also chimed in. Great fun.
Not to be out done at all, the club welcomed new member Brian Walmark, pictured here (Centre-R), along with Chris Bailey (far -L) who introduced Brian to Rotary; President Warren Philp (again holding the Vanderwees Christmas tree) and Judi Turner (Past-President who read the "charge" to Brian. Hearty congrats Brian. We anticipate much value-added from your presence.