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November 6, 2017   

President Teri opened the meeting with her usual cheery greeting and welcome, this time promising that Don Anderson would be Rocking and Rolling on the Star Spangled Banner.  We thought it was a little bouncier than usual.
Lisa Saar broke the mold with a invocational joke, and then did a serious rendition credited to Joe Coons.


Lisa Saar gave an optimistic and upbeat report on the Rise UP Against Hunger project and 13 Rotarians stood to acknowledge that they had participated in the food packaging over the weekend.  55,080 meals paid for and packed=Wow!.
Rise Against Hunger Photo's;
Upcoming Events:
The 2017-2018 Major Project this year is raising funds for the RCOB Foundation Scholarship Fund with a goal of raising $400,000.  You will be receiving phone calls from the committees so be ready to pledge.  Click Here to find the pledge card to return to Sandee.
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army is Dec. 16th.  Contact Jim Vos and Jim Wakefield to sign-up.
Rotary International Foundation Dinner Nov. 18.  More information is available on our website.  President Teri will be attending and is willing to share a ride. 
Rotation Day is Nov.  27.  The committee would like new host companies or organizations to participate.   An  CVENT invite will be sent out for everyone to sign up either as an attendee or a host.  A box lunch will again be available for $13.
Teri Announced the Board of Directors meeting to be held this Thursday, Nov. 9th at the Dorothy Haggen Building.  4:30 is the time. It is on the 3rd floor of the building so try the elevator
President Teri passed out kudos to several committee chairs who are doing a great job.  Joe Coons, chair of the Invocation committee.,  John Moffat and Steve Hettick, the Vampire brothers, who chair the blood drive campaign. Phil Gubbins and Fred Kaiser were asked to stand to receive credit for the good job they are doing educating the new members at those early breakfasts- and Monty McAllister got special and well deserved credit for re-activiating the exchange student program.  Thanks to you all..
President Teri told us she has had a wonderful year but not 100% success.  She was nominated as business woman of the year but did not win the title.  She was assured that she was not alone as two other women in our club have suffered the same fate.  About the only thing that Teri has not place first in this year.  She has about a 98% batting average.
We were all delighted to welcome Cleary Cone back into the fold.  He has not been attending of late.  Brian Griffin expressed his pleasure in seeing Cleary again with a generous “happy buck” donation of .25 cents and the recitation of when Cleary stood to offer condolences to Brian for the death of his barber”.  Cleary has long been the master of the one liner and the delightful insult.  It got a pretty good laugh this time too, and Brian’s hair is still unkept. Cleary told us he had not attended for a while because the last time he came someone stole his coat.
Guests of Rotarians:  
Cathy Buckley introduced Shauna Naf with The Lones Group
Roland Trenouth brought our Take a Vet to Lunch gentlemen, Brandon Davolt
Roland Trenouth introduced Brandon Davolt honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.  Click Here for his resume.
An interesting presentation by Paul Hansen, Sarah Hutton and Kelly Evert, the new owners of  Village Books.  The trio described the decision process in buying the Fairhaven Iconic store and some of the challenges of new ownership.  They effectively portrayed their philosophy of business and the challenges before them but left us with the knowledge that they are ahead of last year and looking to a booming Christmas season. Those are some big shoes to fill, (Dee's & Chuck's). Not that they have oversized feet...
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Village Books transition & retirement
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Upcoming Events
RLI - District Rotary Leadership Institute
Jan 21, 2018
Ski Trip 2018 to Sun Peaks, BC
Sun Peaks, B.C
Feb 05, 2018 – Feb 09, 2018


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