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Our Rotary meeting for this week is on Friday January 29th, 7:00 AM at Meadowbrook Country Club

Duties for this week include: Greeter- Dan Johnson, Fine- Ron Tatum and Thought- Steve Ketterhagen

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 If you have speaker duty please let me know two weeks in advance who your speaker is or what your program is so I can get the info to the newsletter. If you have any difficulty finding a speaker please attempt to reach out to other club members for assistance and let Chris Terry or Mark Patzke know what the program will be. 


Tom Leuenberger






The command module of Apollo 1 the day after the fatal fire that killed 3 astronauts

Apollo 1 was the first crewed mission of the United States' Apollo programme, with the overall intent of landing men on the Moon. The mission turned to disaster when a fire during a rehearsal in the Command Module led to the deaths of the three astronauts: Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee.

On January 27, 1967, during a launch rehearsal at Cape Kennedy in Florida, an electrical fire (the exact location of which was never fully determined) in the cabin spread rapidly and killed the three pilots. NASA established a review board, and all Apollo manned flights were suspended for 20 months.

NASA made several improvements to their command module design to enhance safety. The Apollo programme would, two and a half years later, land Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.



Dear Fellow Rotarians,
This week we mourn the passing of Paul Martinson. We was a former member and Past President of Founders Rotary.
He passed away on Jan 23rd and will be dearly missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they adjust to life without him.
Paul was a great Rotarian and friend.
A reminder to everyone, we are meeting at Meadowbrook Country Club this week and the next.
Feb 12 we will be back at RCC.
We have some new members that have been welcomed to the club. Please make it a point to give them all a personal welcome and get to know them better.
Just a hint… may want to come to this weeks meeting, Chris Terry will have an announcement for the club.
See you at Meadowbrook!!

                                                Greeter             Fine                      Thought                    Speaker