Today greeter was MIA, Chris gave invocation and song leader was Brian who did a great job without his glasses. Brian collected fines
Bill Smith had the program.   Tinsy Labrie from Pittsburgh Tourism and Tim Inshman from Beaver County Tourism spoke.
Jackie discussed Atlanta 2017 International Conference June 10 – 14.  It is close to us and anyone wanting to attend should go.
Jackie and Harry are arranging the transition dinner at McLaughlin farm 675 Brady’s Ridge Road.  Dinner, Music and fun will be the theme.  Also, they will be recognizing members that will be receiving the Paul Harris awards.  Directions will be sent out with email from Harry.  Please RSVP if you have not done so already.  They would like to know how much food needs to catered.
Bill reported two more beds where delivered by Hank and himself.  Two girls in Beaver Falls received them.  We are at 282 beds delivered.  Next week two more will be delivered to Ambridge a boy and girl.
Matt had a guest.  Patrick from Trinity Church in Beaver.
Speaker Tinsy spoke about Visit Pittsburgh.  Why is Pittsburgh a place to visit.  Allegheny Tourism promotes Pittsburgh.  11.3 million visitors with $5.7billion dollars spent.
Pittsburgh is gateway to North East. Airport is growing with 70 nonstop flights. Pittsburgh is “Coolest City” with one of the best American Cities.  With Technology, Medical and Hospitality industries. Scenery is also promoted with the views of Pittsburgh. Hiking and walking trails are big. World class museums and cultural district.  Andy Warhol museum is a large attraction.  Kidsburgh is a large attraction with zoo and Carnegie museums. Huge city with sports and all the champions. Arts festival, Regatta.  They are trying to get sports commission.  They help sell and manage events.
Tim Inshman- talked about Beaver County tourism.  They print 3 guides a year of some events in Beaver County.  We had in 2014 800 rooms to stay in by 2018 there will be 1600 guest rooms.  Beaver County is growing in the tourism area.  No tax dollars are going to fund tourism.  All funds are paid from tourism.  They are drafting a tour package for tourist.  Hopeful that will build the tourist to stay in Beaver County.  The office is at Brady’s Run Ice Arena.
Bob Lewis won the 50/50 with 8 of hearts.