Member Amber Johnson Briefs Club Members


Excellent attendance at our meeting today!

President Chuck Clark called the meeting to order with an excellent attendance showing today.  VP/President-Elect Kevin Dennis provided our invocation.  Everyone was in smiles today over our make shift breakfast selections.  We purchased coffee service from the hospital and brought in a couple of items to try which everyone said was great!  Foodland Deli provided our breakfast casserole and President Chuck put together a bowl of fresh fruit.  Alvera Robinson brought some donuts for our sweet tooth members.  Alvera has offered to prepare the fruit bowl for next week!  We will meet at the Doctors' Dining Room next week, but that is our last meeting at the hospital.  On June 3rd we will meet at the community room in the new Municipal Building.  Chuck welcomed Amber Johnson back to the club after a long absence.  Amber will provide our program today.
Banner Exchange--Members with Facebook accounts may have noticed a post of President Chuck with Bob Marchant, President of the Skipton-Craven Rotary Club in Skipton, Yorkshire, UK.  Bob and his wife, Sheila, were here with family to attend their son, Jack's graduation from URG.  Jack helped Rotarians last year dipping ice cream at the Bob Evans Festival.  Jack continues at Rio as Women's Soccer coach while he works on a second Master's degree in Education.  Our club has a number of banners filled with these club banners from all over the world, collected by Gallipolis Rotarians. We hope to be able to display these at our next meeting area.
Rotary Scholarships--President Chuck offered his congratulations to Rotarian Debbie Saunders and the scholarship committee for a job well done!  We had an excellent program last week and our club had four excellent scholarship recipients.
Last Tuesday this month is scheduled for a gathering at Silver Bridge Coffee Company on State Route 850 starting at 5:30 pm.  This is one Last Tuesday you will NOT want to miss!  
Fellowship--Gordon Amsbary led our club fellowship today.  Gordo gave some historical trivia.  Gordon mentioned several famous celebrities along with our own Lou Ellen, Amber and Bonnie!     Gabriel Fahrenheit was born in 1686 and Rotarians were quizzed as to what temperature would be the same with both the Fahrenheit and Celcius thermometers.  Answer---40 degrees!   Words of wisdom today comes from Walt Disney World where it says, "If you can dream it-You can do it!"
Happy Bucks--Charlene Smith was happy because her granddaughter will compete in a State Track Meet.  Kevin Dennis was happy for the community support for the recent FOH fundraiser.  He believes they raised about $9000.  Kevin said that Marlin Rose stopped by to evaluate the gym floor and he thinks it can be saved as it is without not much expense!  Margaret Evans was happy because she was present to see the different, more outgoing side to President-Elect Kevin so our President-Elect offered a couple of great jokes to the club.
Split-The-Pot--President-Nominee, Charlene Smith, ran our STP for the meeting today and collected a generous $27.00!  Our small pot grew to become $9.00 today and our Large Pot is also $9.00 since Loralee Carmichael won big last week.  This week's winner was Lee Bauman who donated his winnings to benefit the Rotary Foundation.  For our Foundation Fine, Lee fined anyone 'who ate breakfast this morning!'  Good one!
Volunteers are needed for the Hoop Project, July 11, 12 and 13.    Four hour shifts, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  President-Elect Kevin will be coordinating our Rotary volunteers for this great event.
Program--Today's Program was offered by Rotarian, Amber Johnson.  She spoke to us about her responsibilities with Holzer which is Post-Acute Care.  Holzer Senior Care Center is a Five-Star skilled nursing facility  They opened in 1995.  Holzer also offers 48 apartments in each of the two Assisted Living facilities.  The other divisions includ Home Care, Extra Care, Hospice and Lifeline services which cover nine counties.  Amber reviewed the services Home Care can provide to a patient.  Hospice is not just for end of life patients.  Hospice can help with other emotional and spiritual situations.  Camp Beaver is sponsored every summer for 6-16 year old youngsters who are dealing with a loss.  They help the children cope and process their grief.  Volunteers are welcome.  She also highlighted Lifeline and their Senior Outreach programs and Holzer Extra Care which provides cleaning, lawn care, rides to appointments-the extras.  Rotarians enjoyed asking great questions about these programs.  It was great seeing Amber again and we hope to see her regularly now.  Great program!
Next week, Nancy Smith will be speaking to us about the Snack Pack Program.
Meeting adjourned.