Posted by Scott Brunner on Jan 30, 2019
Good afternoon, Rotarians,
I hope everyone enjoyed getting to hear from Rusty’s son last week. He shared some stories that were new to me, and I really enjoyed it.
I also was grateful to have Eric Burger and Hollie Bruce present to talk about their plans for funds raised at the Amy Grant concert and donated to those organizations, along with Bob Metzler and the Arboretum's plans for the sponsorship money they helped raise. 
Our next street cleanup will be in the next couple of weeks. We had planned for Feb. 23, but Tyler Rainer, who has moved into the Service Chair position tells me Interact would like to help. He says Feb. 16 works better for them. We'll get that nailed down and let everyone know. Tyler moves into the spot vacated by Colt Edwards who has taken over Wayne Tramel's position of Fundraising/Allocations Chair. Wayne has taken a leave of absence due to changes at work. 
The next Rodeo meeting is at noon Feb. 6 at East Texas Builders Association. 
The District Foundation Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 23, in Texarkana. 
It is Troy Murrain’s week to bring the prize for Rusty’s Raffle, and it’s Ralph Emerson’s week to get us lined out for the song, Pledge, prayer and 4-Way Test. He told me he likely won’t make it, so be ready to be volunteered!
At the meeting, Foundation Director David Yowell will talk about what you need to do if you'd like to donate to the Foundation in memory of Rusty Roberts. 
Our program this week is author Kimberly Fish, who will be talking about her book, "Harmon General." 
See you there,
“Be the inspiration.”