Posted by Scott Brunner on Feb 06, 2019
Good afternoon, Rotarians,
 
Enjoy these warm temperatures while they last. It’s about to cool off again.
 
I hope everyone is having a good week. Thanks to Kimberly Fish for again sharing her knowledge of the unique history of East Texas she writes about in her new book, "Harmon General." 
 
Good luck to our club members headed Friday to RYLA camp. Karen Maines, Donna Koerner and Tommy Warren will have some great stories to share after the weekend, a always.
 
If you would still like to make a donation to the Foundation in memory of Rusty Roberts, you can do that online. Ingrid shared with me how to do that, and she says it’s really easy. Here’s her instructions:
 
Go to https://my.rotary.org/en/donate. Follow the very easy steps. One of the first things it asks is if it's a memorial donation. You can log in if you want points for your donation or finish as a guest.
 
Ingrid says she sent her notification to Jim and Mary Jo Roberts, 1805 Northwest Drive, Longview, 75604. 
 
We are still looking for host families for a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Germany. If you know someone who might be interested, please let me know. I’ll help you convince them!
 
Don’t forget: We have our next street cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 16, which is coming up soon. Please plan to be there if you can. We'll meet at 8 a.m. at the Pine Tree High School parking lot off Fairmont.
 
Also, the District 5830 Foundation Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 23 in Texarkana. You can register on the district website here.
 
It is Kevin Palmer’s week to provide the prize for Rusty’s Raffle, and John Green this week will get us lined out on the song, Pledge, prayer and 4-Way Test.
 
This week, our program will be Jennifer Martin from the Shriner’s Hospital of Shreveport.
 
See you then,
Scott