FOR THOSE ROTARIANS WHO MISSED TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014’S MEETING.
Thank you to Kris Hammond for doing Good News, which netted $141.00 for our Scholarship Program.
By default, Jim Moylan performed Thought for the Day.
We were able to muddle through and greet each other without the services of our Greeters today. We will remedy that situation for our next Noon Meeting at The Grand on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Our featured speaker will be “Australian of the Year - 2006,” Dr. Ian Frazer, accompanied by his wife, Caroline.
We celebrated August Birthdays. Ron Thom and Kris Hammond were on hand for our rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” led by Kris Hammond! Other Club members with August Birthdays are: Diane Johnson, Karen McRight, Jane Toothaker, Geneva Taylor and Dave Zabel.
John Kuhn and Michael Roberts updated us on the financing for the Rotary Peace Pavilion and the construction of the Peace Pavilion, respectively.
Caring Rotarians should try to take some time to visit fellow Rotarian, Dave Zabel at the Doak Walker Care Center in Casey’s Pond. Ellen circulated a card for Dave. Thank you, Ellen.
Scott Marr announced that fellow Rotarian, John Kerst, (Morning Club), will be honored by the City at 5:30 pm at City Hall on Thursday.
Coleman Cook asked for volunteers to help spruce up and prune at Rotary Park before the August 12, 2014 Dedication of the Pavilion and our Club’s 40th Birthday Celebration, on Thursday.
Paul Hebert sought volunteers for staining the Pavilion tongue and groove ceiling boards at the Bonn Timber Yard, under the: “James Brown Soul-Center of the Universe Bridge,” next to Aces High Waste Management Company, on Thursday.
Gillian Morris orchestrated our first drawing for the “Seasoned” (Older) Rotarian hosting lunch for a Newer (“Rookie”) Rotarian as part of our Rotarian Fellowship activities. The first “Seasoned” Rotarian is Karl Bunker and he will take “Rookie” Rotarian, Ray Martinez to lunch with the $31.00 raised in the drawing, (as long as it is done on Thursday.) Thank you Gillian for organizing the drawing.
Lisa Schlichtman entertained us with her Classification Talk. Lisa covered her childhood in the St. Louis suburbs, to college at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where Lisa majored, (surprise), in Journalism. Lisa then told us about her careers. First, Lisa’s career as a mother of two soccer playing boys, while simultaneously pursuing a career in hog farming. The farm grew to 15,000 hogs! Eventually, Lisa ended up in the newspaper business. Lisa is currently the Editor of The Steamboat Pilot and Today, which is what brought her and her “Iron Man” husband, Mike to Steamboat Springs in the first place. I did not realize the connection there at first, but apparently success in hog farming leads to success in journalism! I would not have made that connection without Lisa’s Classification Talk today.
Thank you Lisa for a very informative and entertaining Classification Talk.
Elle Kendall, then lead us in a team-building exercise, designed to help us all get to know each other a little better, several people at a time. Thank you, Ellen.
Attendance: was 56%.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Rotary River Park for the Dedication of the Rotary Peace Pavilion and our Club’s 40th Birthday Celebration. District 5440 Governor, Phil Murphy and his wife, Sara, will participate in the festivities. If you can help with the set-up, please arrive by 6:00 pm. Otherwise the Dedication and Party start at 6:30 pm. This is a Family event!
Jim Moylan, Club President