PROGRAM:
Christina Gary, the morning's program host said that her "Rotary Why" revolves around two students and their relationship to the club.  Owen Norris was an Interact Member and Kourageous Keith was a student the club supported.  Both young men passed away but hopefully their lives were a bit richer because of Rotary.  Our lives are richer for our involvement with them.
 
Christina then introduced Jan Mather and Laura Root who have led the efforts toward solving food insecurity problems within our community by helping families through Bulldog Bags.  Students who are on free or reduced lunch programs qualify to receive the supplemental food from preschool through 10th grade. Teachers can also recommend families.   Bags were given to 607 families last month. 
 
Jan walked us through their website:   www.Bulldogbags.org.  Through that site, the viewer can watch a video, volunteer to help, donate or participate in their other fund raising activities.  Our club presented  the cereal boxes we had collected this month to the speakers.  There is a drop-off box at City Hall for food donations.  Individual cereal boxes continue to be collected for this month and then multigrain bars, dried soup packets and dental floss will be the items for December.
 
Laura explained that right now there is a raffle going on for a 90 second shopping spree at Acme.  Cost is $10.00 per ticket.
 
CALENDAR:  
Saturdays, November 30, and December 7, 14 and 21, Bell Ringing at Acme in Stow of rhe Salvation Army.
Wednesday, December 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Volunteer Time at the Foodbank
Thursday, December 5, District Gala  at Windows on the River in Cleveland
Wednesday, December 11, Holiday Helping Hands Bag Packing at On Tap
Friday, December 13, 7:15 a.m. Board Meeting at the Library
Saturday, December 21, Helping Hands Delivery
Saturday, April 4, 2020 Community Easter Egg Hunt
Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25, District Conference at the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls
Monday, June 1, 2020 Golf Outing at Silver Lake
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction
 
Submitted by Andy Denton