Kristi Haynes, Benton-Franklin Health Alliance, Suicide Awareness TaskForce, provided her thoughts on suicide prevention.  Among her topics is that we should all be using safe language. For instance “she is living with mental illness”, not “she is mentally ill.”Suicide is a multi-factor event.  If you hear someone talking about hurting themselves or others, speak up.  Acknowledge the threat, Care for the individual and Tell a trusted adult or professional. 
 
When a guest speaker is a no show.  The Club's back-up plan is to have "classification talks" by members.  Without warning the Rotarians find themselves speaking to the membership about their lives and work experiences.  This week the Three Amigos were Gary Hall, Cori Seidel and Leon Lindbloom.  All did a great job!
 
Gary Kleinknecht gave an overview of the Ice Floods and the local Mammoth Dig.   His presentation includes the “Glacial Maximum” and the Clark River Ice Dam.  The mammoths were closely related to the Asian elephants with smaller ears.   The   present site was discovered by a front end loader in the process of selling dirt.  Today there are four on-going operations:  Dig, Wash, Dry and Picking.   The site started in 2010 and had its first student volunteers during 2013.  Last year the site had over 1300 volunteers.  About 1000 volunteers have served this year.
 

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Upcoming Speakers
Debbie Bone-Harris, Franklin PUD
Sep 26, 2018
PUD Initiative 1631
Dr. Carl Cadwell
Oct 03, 2018
New Venture- Longevity Spa at Tri-City Court Club
Dr. Bob Ferguson and Duane Schmoker
Oct 10, 2018
Test Bed Initiative to Replace the Vit Plant Concept
No Meeting
Nov 21, 2018