Posted on Nov 09, 2017
A tip about lunch service at club meetings – President Jim said, “It’s not like church were you get extra points by sitting in the last pew,“ so sit closer to the front and be served before the back of the room!  Doing so also helps with the seating and service of late arrivals.
Golf outing success! – Nanette Sawa, our contact with Special Leisure Services Foundation reported that we met our $10,000 Rotary budget goal, presenting us  with a check for $10,963! She thanked "Duffer" Neil, the committee and club volunteers and supporters for making it a success.  For more details about the event, click read more.
Jr. Achievement volunteers needed for 11/21 at St. Peter’s Lutheran School, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, teaching elementary school children.  Mary Kendall will train the volunteers.  We need two folks for this Junior Achievement program.  Contact Mary for more info.
Help with Thanksgiving Food Baskets - Karen Baker requested help from someone with a van to pick up groceries for our Thanksgiving day food basket project 11/20/17. 
Our last staffing of the village inoculation programKaren said December will be the last one due to changing government regulations and priorities.  Though this long-standing service program by our club will be discontinued, we’ll have opportunities to do other good things.  Our thanks go to Karen, project past chairs and the many volunteers who have helped over the years !
We’ll be going to other clubs to promote the Santa RunBetsy Kmiecik passed around a sign up sheet to visit nearby clubs.  There are still some opportunities to spread the word and eat elsewhere (at no increase in cost!), so contact Betsy if curious/interested.  Making up (isn't) hard to do, and it's enjoyable !
Official club clothing samples will be available soon.  Kris Niemann said the samples include club caps, sweaters and shirts.
We also have an impressive calendar of service events ! --
Our Fun Fine Master, Dr. Joe, this week acknowledge veterans day and veterans in our club by presenting a series of slides about the tomb of the unknown soldier.  See "read more" to test and expand your knowledge.  Our Thanks and Appreciation go to Joe and to our Veterans for their service!
Sharing Happiness were:
Linda Borton was happy for Pat McMahon having a 29-person Santa Run team from Drost, Kivlahan & McMahon law firm.
Neil Scheufler for the Duffer Event help and funding from the NWSLS partnership, and for Metropolis receiving it’s largest donation gift ever!  (the amount is anonymous)  For more about this click
Mary Kendall for Kerry Pearson’s help in getting the Interact Club at Prospect High started. There has been a good turnout so far.    And she is happy to be driving for the first time in 8 months after her illness: she expressed special thanks for the many who drove her via a $100 donation today!
Jim Thomson for the fun of his family being a part of TV host Ty Pennington home project video.
Next Duffer fund raiser is  9/13/18. Fund raising formula: SLSF gets first #10,000, A.H. Rotary gets the next $7,000, there's a 50/50 split of what’s left.  For more about SLSF, click  We partner with them to support services to the handicapped, while at the same time raise money for our club’s charitable efforts.