Posted on Aug 01, 2019
This week’s Foundation Minute was provided by Bill Kmiecik, who reminded us about the RI Disaster Response Fund.  Some Rotarians had asked for a way to act quickly to help address immediate needs following a disaster.  This fund is a way to make contributions, though the donor can’t designate specific disasters.  Monies you contribute go to a holding fund at RI and are distributed promptly through Rotary International to disaster area Districts requesting help.  For more about the fund, click here. 
 
Betsy Kmiecik announced we’re “mixing things up” this year: we’re holding a variety of social events throughout the year to facilitate the acquaintanceships which help us work together in service to our communities.  We’ll not be having our traditional “Steak Fry” this year, instead we’ll focus on events throughout the year.   A district-wide event 9/15 will be a visit to the Richardson Farm Corn Maze, an opportunity to name your own Pig in a race to support polio eradication.  If there’s enough interest, we may arrange for a bus to take our club members (it’s a 1 ¼ hr. trip).  For more information, clickhttps://rotary6440.org/event/rotary-day-at-richardson-adventure-farm-1/ .
 
 Brian Meyer reminded us to volunteer for our 9/12 Duffer golf outing fund raiser – we can participate, donate, and/or volunteer through sponsorships and foursomes.
 
Dave Weiner said we’ll experiment with a service project of supplying and/or serving dinner to homeless/PADs clients the second Saturday of Oct., Nov., and Dec. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church here in Arlington.  Contact Dave for more information and to sign up.
 
Kari Koebernick announced that next Monday, 8/5, we’ll be shopping for food pantry items at Aldi’s.  For details and sign up, see Club Runner https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2354/Event/food-pantry , or contact Kari (ricknkar@comcast.net).