John Witherspoon presided over the meeting today in place of Stan Christensen. 

The speaker today was Tammy Day who spoke about the Norfolk Community Foundation Fund.  She shared that the Foundation Fund is currently undergoing an effort to raise $500,000 for an unrestricted endowment in Norfolk.  This fund will be matched up to $250,000 by the Sherwood Foundation, so for every 2 dollars received, the Foundation will grant 1 dollar.  The goal is to raise these funds by December 31, 2015.  The Fund has given away $30,000 to six different local non-profit organizations in the past year.

Robb Thomas is asking for volunteers to help remove the Nativity scene from     1st Baptist Church, across from the YMCA, on Friday, January 24, at 3:00pm.  This project should take less than one hour.  The scene will be renovated in the coming months by the Northeast Community College building construction class.

Connie Kube announced that the annual Soup’R Art event will be held on Sunday, January 26, from 11:00-4:00 at the Life Long Learning Center.  Tickets can be purchased from Connie or at the Norfolk Arts Center.

Robb encouraged those who committed to contacting businesses about Rotary membership with their employees to make their contacts by the end of the month.  A short list will be provided to our membership each month to pursue getting new members.      

The next Rotary Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28, at noon.  A club assembly will be held at that time with discussion focused on sponsorships for Music in the Park and the Rotary Scholarship program.

Submitted by:

John Schmitt, Secretary