New Rotarian Gene Houck entertained us with his classification speech, sharing the startling discovery of a 4th child, through  It turns out that being a sperm donor can have its surprises - a welcome one, in this case. Gene married his high school sweetheart and they had three children together. Sadly, they lost a son to opiod addiction ten years ago. Gene currently works as a mortgage loan officer and said that he uses the Four Way Test every day.
Past President Rich Newman was honored with his 7th Paul Harris pin and we are honored to have such a generous Rotarian among us.
Assistant District Governor, John Ortolf, illustrated how our club could take a $5000 grant and turn it into a $50,000 one. His approach was perfectly pitched, since that is what our club is doing to fund a mobile clinic for the Navaho tribe in New Mexico, with help from the ANA and other Rotary Clubs.  John also explained how with an $85/month donation to the Rotary Foundation, we can all become major donors in just ten years. Since the Rotary Foundation is one of the top rated charities in the world, this makes financial sense for the philanthropically motivated in our club. At least five of us signed up!