Meeting Recap, 10/13/2015

Posted By Scott Jones

Happy Tuesday, Rotarians.

Work productivity may take nosedive this afternoon: Cardinals-Cubs NLDS game 4 begins at 3:30 PM.

Need to Know:

  1. Tonight (October 13th) from approximately 5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Boy Scout Troop 88 and any available Rotarians will be doing some mulching at Rotary Park. Please help if you are available.    Volunteers will meet at the Park’s back parking lot. 
  1. Here are a couple of community events you may be interested in: Per Chan Crooker, the Lions Club is looking for organizations interested in participating in a Halloween trick or treat event.  Contact Kevin Cantrell for more info.   On October 30th, the Webster County Extension Office will be having a fish fry fundraiser at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 5-7 PM.
  1. Our next board meeting will be at noon on Wednesday, October 28th at DD Hamilton. All are welcome.
  1. Upcoming speakers: On October 30th, Niangua Superintendent TJ Branstetter will be speaking to the club. On October 27th there will be a presentation on organ donation.
  1. Go ahead and put this on your calendar now: our 3rd Annual Romance Raffle will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016.
  1. Go ahead and put this on your calendar now: the Marshfield Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, with a rain date of March 19th.

Meeting Recap

Because so many people have been interested:  If all goes well, Danny O’Neal’s neck brace should be removed on November 4th.

Don Stockton brought four members of his church’s men’s group as guests today.  These gentlemen assisted with the contraptions protecting the new trees at Rotary Park that our club purchased this year:  Mel Troyler, Errol Schafer, Richard Vanwyk and Don Fraker.

Geologist Mel Troyler was our guest speaker.  Mr. Troyler gave a very informative talk on the rocks of Webster County.  Webster County has the highest county seat of any in the state at 1730 feet.  The county is part of two plateaus separated by a ridge.  Seven rivers start in Webster County. Some, like the Gasconade, flow north to the Missouri River, while others, such as the James, flow south.  There are 60 identified caves and 18 identified springs in Webster County.  Tens of millions of years ago, the ocean covered this area and all rocks in Webster County are some form of sedimentary rock.  There are actually some very large gaps in rock history here because as the ocean receded, many of the rocks were eroded or washed away, including those from the Jurassic and Triassic periods.  Rocks found in Webster County include sandstone, limestone, chert, shale and dolomite.

Final Thoughts

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

Jane Austen (1775-1817), Pride and Prejudice

  Marshfield Rotary Club:  Raising the bar through leadership, giving and education.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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