Meeting Recap, 3/22/2016

Posted By Scott Jones

Dear Rotarian Scott

Happy Friday, Rotarians.

Sorry about the missing/delayed newletters for these past few weeks, but I’ve been busy. I should really have my pay cut. How do you divide zero?

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

Need to Know:

  1. Next Tuesday (March 29) is a fifth Tuesday so there will be no regular meeting. Instead we will be having our social event at the 1984 Arcade in Springfield (across from the Downtown Y) from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. There will be no admission charge and all games except pinball are free. You can sign up at the next meeting or on the club website. Family, friends and prospective members are welcome. Thanks to Brian Drane for organizing the event.
  2. Upcoming speakers: March 29th is a fifth Tuesday, so there will be no regular meeting on that date. On April 5th, there will be a presentation on Missouri elk; on April 12th, Greg Fitz from the Conservation Department will be with us, on April 19th, there will be a presentation on Marshfield Strategic Location.
  3. We will be doing Marshfield’s first “Color Run” as a joint project with Marshfield Schools on May 21, 2016.
  4. There will be a Community Health Care Day in Marshfield on May 7th. The Don’t Meth With Us Committee will have a booth at the event and will welcome any volunteers.

Meeting Recap

Don Stockton reported that five new trees have been planted in Rotary Park Playground.

Our speaker this week was Dee Rose who spoke about the Missouri Shared Work Program. The program was started in 1987. The plan provides a supplement to employees who have had hours cut but avoids employers having to completely lay off essential employees. The longer a laid-off employee is off work, the more likely that the employee will choose to find another job, thus the employer loses the employee and has to retrain a new employee. The Plan provides a supplement to the employer based on the percentage of employee’s hours that get cut. To qualify, employers must pay into unemployment and be current on all taxes and reports. A minimum of 3 employees must participate and the employees must represent at least 10 % of the affected work staff. Employers must keep benefits for the employee.

Final Thoughts

“Nice guys finish first. If you don’t know that, then you don’t know where the finish line is.”

Garry Shandling (1949-2016)

This is from one of my favorite movies. It’s a shame Astaire and Garland only made one movie together. Happy Easter, y’all!

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

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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