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Duty: We got some decisions made, even though . . .

It was Board Meeting Day last Friday at the Saltgrass, so we were not overrun with excessive atten-dance. The sky had some blue in it, though little specks were re-ported on some windshields. So some members vacated. Nonetheless, decisions were made. The blinds were opened slightly. Fans were allowed to run. And Lacie told us we still had money in the bank! No one passed out in surprise (this time). Alisa asked for tempo-rary leave-of-absence from Treas-urer’s duties, and we said yes. Ben told us that we were run-ning low on brochures, so we’re going to get more. We also voted to join the Cham-ber of Commerce, even though it costs $180 a year. We think we may be able to capture some un-witting new members in an honor-able way! (Don’t let this get out!)

We also discussed Deanna’s situation as a bus driver studying to be a teacher. Hey, improvement is the way to go! Our Past Prez has proved that she’s got the smarts many times over. We also voted to defer action on the meeting designation front. Several members felt that we don’t need quite as many Board Meetings as we’re having, but Ron pointed out the problems that come about when the general membership doesn’t know what the Board is doing. So we’re going to be searching for a tolerable middle policy.

We also discussed the problems of poor attendance regarding certain members. What is ACTIVE member-ship, after all? We have members who can’t attend much, but help out in nu-merous ways with triathlons, golf tournaments, job fairs, etc. How do we measure, and what do we value? We’re still learning on many fronts. We also discussed the lack of photos on our Internet site. We may draft Henry to help us on that front when we returns from his vacation. Pints for Polio is coming up on the 19th, too. Neighboring clubs are spon-soring it. Hic!Liann visited from RotarAct, and Megan Strahm was Lacie’s guest .

Rotarians work together.
Notes and Quotes

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lord Acton

You grow up the day you have the first real laugh—at yourself. Ethel Barrymore

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. Buddha

 
 
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December 16, 2016

You might be a Redneck if . . .

You think "loading the dish-washer" means getting your wife drunk.

You ever cut your grass and found a car.

You own a home that is mobile and five cars that aren’t.

You think the stock market has a fence around it.

Your stereo speakers used to belong to a drive-in theatre.

Your boat has not left the driveway in fifteen years.

You think "loading the dish-washer" means getting your wife drunk.

You ever cut your grass and found a car.

You own a home that is mobile and five cars that aren’t.

You think the stock market has a fence around it.

Your stereo speakers used to belong to a drive-in theatre.

Your boat has not left the driveway in fifteen years.


 

Penalty Box

Beginning on September 2, we are going to penalize anyone $1 who doesn’t wear their name tag at the meetings. This should help us to get to know each other, and be especially helpful to new members as our Club grows.

 
 
Wise Crackers...

Experience is a dandy teacher, but it sends huge bills.

A dollar won’t do as much for people as it used to, and vice versa.

While college for your kids may be expensive, it’s worth it—when they’re that age, you don’t want to know what they’re up to.

Listen to your conscience even though you’ve been told never to take advice from a stranger.

Why is it that Common is the least Common of all the senses?

Why is it that a cheap soft drink can, when tossed along the highway, will last forever, but a fifty-thousand dollar car, given the best of care, rusts out in three years?

Why is it that people lose their health getting wealth so they can lose their wealth getting health?

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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting/Club Assembly
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jun 02, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Weekly Meeting
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jun 09, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Weekly Meeting
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jun 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Weekly Meeting
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jun 23, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
TENTATIVE: Officer Installation Banquet
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jul 07, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 

Paul Harris Fellows


Shaw Ash, IG Ben Duncan Don Moore
Chris Baker Bob Flammang Clay Sullivan
Bob Blagg Bill Fly Alisa Teegardin
Lisa Brown Diane Laumer (H) Phil Wilbur (H)
Ron Brown Deanna Lalich (H) Scott Yarbrough
Jerry Bullock Jerrold McMillan  
     
 
What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion. 
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow. 
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  
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Bob Flammang
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