Grinnell Rotary met Tuesday, August 27th, for a meal, meeting, and program.  

     During the short business meeting, the main topic of discussion was the upcoming event, Kites Over Grinnell.  Kites Over Grinnell will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., at Ahrens Park.  Rotarians are providing kite kits to Grinnell elementary students in grades K - 4, and the kits will be assembled in art classes.   At Kites Over Grinnell, there will be open flying (so bring your kites and join in), performing kites, kites flying to music, and a free lunch . Best of all, the watching is FREE!  Mark your calendars and plan to join in on Saturday, September 28th.

     Speaker for the evening was Shane Estes, who spoke of his trip to the United Kingdom.  He and his traveling buddy, Jim Ahrens (Rotarian, now deceased), planned and took the trip together.  Estes played a video, which highlighted the many sites that they saw, and he added his comments as the program progressed.  Estes and Ahrens did research on World War II during their time in the UK. The two saw a lot and enjoyed their trip so much that they became traveling buddies for trips scheduled later.

     Grinnell Rotary meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at West Side Family Restaurant.   


Dennis Conway