Posted by Scott Brunner on Sep 26, 2018

Rotarians, 

I hope everyone is having a good week. 

REMEMBER: We are NOT meeting at the church this week. We will be having our trial meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hawkins Parkway.

We will be in the Pinehurst A room, which is the side closer to the windows. If you walk in the main doors, go toward the hallway to the left past the restaurant/bar area. Feel free to call me if you’re unsure where you’re headed. 

Interact meetingWe had a productive and encouraging Interact meeting yesterday. There were five students. We’re hoping to grow on that. The five that were there are interested, and Rotarians Meghan Byrne, Colt Edwards and Tim Lewis have helped them get some plans in place for activities and to attract more members. There was a work day scheduled today to get items prepared for an Interact booth at Pine Tree’s Homecoming Carnival next week. The students were excited to be working on that. 

Donna Koerner will be making the Chicks N Chaps $5,000 check presentation Saturday morning to Texas Oncology. The presentation will be made prior to the Celebrate Life Survivors 5K Run, and we’d love for some club members to be present. She says the presentation is at 8:30 a.m. The survivors lap is scheduled for 8 a.m. 

Our fundraising concert featuring Amy Grant is coming up quickly on Oct. 20. Watch your inbox soon for information about how you can volunteer to help that day. 

That is the same weekend as the District 5830 Conference at the Holiday Inn here in Longview. It is Friday and Saturday. I’ve mentioned this a couple of times in email and during our meetings. If you have any interest and can go, please consider attending, even if it is for only part of it. The breakout sessions Saturday morning and service project Saturday after lunch will be a great experience. The district has really been helping get the word out about our concert, and I'd like us to support them in return. Our club can pay the registration for several of you. Please see me if interested!

Remember, we will not have a club meeting Oct. 19 because of the concert and district conference. 

It is Pastor Jeff’s week to lead us in the song, pledge, prayer and 4-Way test, and it is David Hayes’ week to provide the prize for Rusty’s Raffle. 

I don’t know the menu this week. The food will be prepared by the Hilton’s Ronald Porter, so I expect it to be good. 

I know some club members are out of town. I'm hopeful we'll have a good group for Laura Hill's presentation about the city's 150th birthday celebration and to get some responses about what people think of the Hilton as a possible new meeting space for the club.

Hope to see you there,
Scott