On a beautiful fall day, President Jackie commenced the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Bryan led us in prayer and Vic was the song leader.  We sang “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” and “Smile” accompanied by our new pianist.  Rob collected lots of happy dollars for fines. Harry read a letter from RI President John Germ. The fight continues against polio; an outbreak was found in Nigeria after 2 years of no reported cases.
A few announcements:
  1. We are looking for a speaker to talk about the Paul Harris award. If you know of anyone, please contact Jackie. Additionally, there is a “sale” on the Paul Harris award. Donate $250 this year, and receive your Paul Harris award!
  2. The club voted in favor of sending 4 students and 1 chaperone to the World’s Affair Conference on 11/15 at the Heinz History Center. This year’s topic is “Foreign Policy Changes for the New Administration.” Hank did submit the paperwork for the grant to send the students, but the club will not receive the money until after the conference has passed.
  3. Jackie is meeting with a group after next week’s (10/19) regular meeting for 15 minutes about organizing the Art Auction (ticket prices, food and beverage, etc.) She is looking for volunteers!
  4. There is a board meeting after the regular meeting the following week (10/26.)
  5. Bill and Hank delivered 3 beds on Friday, 10/14.
  6. The club received a brochure in the mail from the Women’s Center. We normally donate funds, but it is suggested that we donate items off of their wish list. (See attached information.)
Erika was the program today. Her topic was her experience at the Legacy Zone Leadership Training and Institute in Cleveland. Erika won a scholarship for being a young professional in Rotary. She was one of 40 Rotarians under the age of 40. One of the main discussions was how does Rotary expand the diversity? Right now, the majority of members are older, Caucasian males. Some solutions include satellite clubs, bar clubs, flexible meetings, and various special events to raise awareness about Rotary. When you have a few moments, talk to Erika about her experience and the people she met from around the world.
Yvonne filled in for Mary for the 50/50. With possible winnings of $339, Yvonne pulled her own ticket. It wasn’t THE ace. It was the jack of hearts.
See you next time!