The April 25, 2019 meeting was called to order by Pres. John Gorton.  The prayer was provided by Rot. David Hall and the pledge by Rot. Pauline Garrett.  Our talented music leader, Rot. Mitch Williams, lead the group in the Eddy Raven song “Thank God for Kids”.  The Rotarian of the Day was Lewis Knisley who introduced Jill Goyette, Director of Youth Development with the YMCA.  Catering was provided by Chicken Express.
Pres. Gorton giving the Fun Facts for the day:
National Telephone Day!
Local History – Chickasha High School burns on April 24, 1976.
Rot. Hank Ross with incoming District Governor, Hal Pennington.
Full house today!
Rot. Elizabeth Allen giving updates on the run
Rot. Gerron Smith providing the Sunshine report.
Rot. Gerron Smith receiving his PETS certificate from incoming District Governor, Hal Pennington
Rot. Bret Burns with Amanda Mullins
Rot. Ron Sanders with Heather Roehrick
Rot. Cody White tries out the infamous Sgt. of Arms vest.
Rot. Ed Stanton – when you refuse to wear the VEST, you must pay.
Rot. Bob Hays and Bret Burns – double trouble
Rot. Hank Ross (or is it Hank LaForge?)
Rot. Mitch Williams – did you refer to ‘flying’ in your song?
ROTD Lewis Knisley
Jill Goyette, Director of Youth Development with the Greater OKC YMCA.  The program on how to prevent child abuse to go along with the YMCA April theme KNOW.SEE.RESPOND.
Catering was provided by Chicken Express, Chickasha.
(Pictured is Hank Ross and Hal Pennington)
Jill Goyette is the Director of Youth Development for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City.  Jill began her YMCA career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and move to the Oklahoma City area 5 years ago to continue her work with the Y.  For the past 15 years she has focused on increasing awareness around safety for all children in and outside of the Y walls.  Jill serves as the Praesidium Guardian for the Y in Oklahoma City which has allowed her to learn and share the best practices in organizational abuse prevention and how to respond effectively if an allegation or incident occurs.  Sharing the message about abuse prevention through Know. See. Respond has become a passion of hers to help keep all children safe.