Jim Merritt reported that he had developed an incentive plan for increasing club membership.  We are encouraged to continue to invite potential members to meetings.

Notes were read that were sent from people who had attended the Music in the Park series.  The overall sentiment is that this event is highly popular and very much appreciated by the people of Norfolk as well as those from surrounding communities.

Jay Connelly, Associate Dean of Applied Technology at Northeast Community College, spoke about green energy and its impact on the environment. 

The next Rotary Club meeting will be next Tuesday noon, September 24.  The speaker will be Michael Andreasen, Principal at Washington Elementary School.  He will discuss the impact of the Helping Hands grant in which the Norfolk Rotary Club purchased some “early reader” books for the school.

Please keep your calendars open for the next EVENING meeting on October 1 at Times Square Event Center.  The speaker will be Pete Ricketts, former COO of AmeriTrade, part owner of the Chicago Cubs, and candidate for governor.  Drinks and appetizers will be available at 5:30pm with the speaker to present at 6:15pm.  There is a $7.00 charge.  All members are encouraged to bring guests.

Submitted by:

John Schmitt, Secretary