President Carol opened the meeting, and called on Amanda Walls to handle the invocation, pledge and Four-Way Test.
Jessica Kirby introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.
We skipped Happy Dollars to leave more time for our program.
President Carol reminded us that we were off the next two weeks for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Then she brought up our holiday program’s organizer Rebecca Renfroe-Borneman, who introduced the Salvation Army’s Brass Band, and the Choral group from Harrison.
Barry Corbitt then led the band in two singalongs as we tackled “Hark the Herald Angels” and “Rudolph.”
Rebecca then brought up the Choral group and its director. These amazing students sang a wonderful variety of Christmas songs.
Mrs. Claus arrived and brought up Gwen Allen’s daughters Mercy, Charity, and Liberty, and they sang “Here Comes Santa Claus” for us.
After that, Santa joined Mrs. Claus and we celebrated the season.
We passed a hat around the room during the meeting, and President Carol brought up Mike Stasiak and presented him with a gift from the Club to share with his staff as our way of saying thank you for taking such good care of us all year.
When we finished the meeting, Santa spent time with the kids who came to visit us, and they all got Christmas presents thanks to the generosity of our Club's members.
50/50: Kyle Zenkner handled the cards and Jim Russell drew a 2.
Next program: Leon Battle with One More Child