Upcoming Programs & Events
 
Monday, December 11th
Visit by Kyle Haugen, District Governor (12:15 PM).  Kyle would like to meet with the board at 11:00 AM.
 
Thursday, December 14th     
A Nice Family Christmas – Dinner/Play (see below for details)
 
Saturday, December 16th    
Salvation Army Bell Ringing (see below for details)
 
Monday, December 18th          
Coon Rapids High School Choir Concert (12:15 PM) – Last meeting of 2017
 
Monday, December 25th       
No meeting
 
Monday, January 1st             
No meeting
 
Dinner Theater Night: A Nice Family Christmas
 
 
It’s Christmas Eve in Minneapolis and a young Star Tribune newspaper reporter, on the brink of being fired, has been assigned a last chance story about a typical family Christmas — his family. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, and eccentric grandmother as well as battling siblings and neurotic spouses with no shortage of material. One by one, we learn of each family member’s secrets, problems and dysfunctions, and when they learn that he’s writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan. The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?  (Text credit: A Nice Family Christmas)
 
Coon Rapids Rotary plans to attend the Thursday, December 14, 2017 (7:30 PM) showing.  Tickets are available at the Bunker Hills Event Center box office.  Contact Al Hamel for more details.  Bunker Hills Event Center (Link): https://www.kendallstc.com/event-center#dinner-theater
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
 
(Photo Credit: On-Line Stock Image)
 
On Saturday, December 16th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, club members will again ring the bell for Salvation Army and red kettle campaign.  The club will be set up outside of the Cub Foods location at 2050 Northdale Blvd. and work in shifts.  Contact Robert Breitbach for time slots.
 
3rd Grade Dictionary Project
 
Once again the club will participate in the 3rd grade dictionary distribution project.  Students in all 6 elementary schools in Coon Rapids will receive a free dictionary.  Contact Al Hamel for details.
 
Annual Meeting Announcement: January 8, 2018
 
According to club bylaws, each year the club is supposed to hold an annual meeting for the primary purpose of electing club officers.  At some point in time, the club shifted away from this practice.  The current board has decided to restore election practices with the bylaws.  The office terms will run for the period from July 2018 to June 2019.  Nominations will be open for all positions on the board. 
 
Club Constitution and Bylaw Committee
 
At the board meeting on November 27th, the board discussed the idea of updating the club’s Constitution and Bylaws, which were last modified in the mid-1990’s.  Among the changes: making all language gender-neutral, revising the committee structure and updating policies to reflect current priorities.  The committee is comprised of Russ Weaver, Al Hamel, Margie Rask, Nick Bednarczyk and Grant Fernelius.  The group plans to start work in January.  Once the group has made its recommendations to the board, the full club will be asked to vote on the updated documents.