Meeting Recap, 5/3/2016

Posted By Scott Jones

Happy Tuesday, Rotarians.

Need to Know:

  1. We will be doing Marshfield’s first “Color Run” as a joint project with Marshfield Schools on May 21, 2016. We are all encouraged to solicit sponsors and to encourage people to sign up to participate in the Color Run through a link through the club website. There are three levels of sponsorship: Platinum ($500), Gold ($250) and Silver ($100). All paid entrants to the event will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Contact Adam Blanch with any questions about the event.
  2. Upcoming speakers include: On May 10th, Sheriff Roye Cole will speak to us about the jail project; and on May 17th, Stan Whitehurst will give a presentation on the Rotary Foundation; on May 24th there will be a presentation by the Marshfield Community Foundation.
  3. Our next board meeting will be on noon on Thursday, May 12th at Southern Missouri Bank.
  4. Scott Jones is looking for photos of the Romance Raffle and Easter Egg Hunt. If you have any, contact Scott.
  5. The Community Foundation of the Ozark’s annual Give Ozarks Day is today. Several local nonprofits are participating. There will be events on the Square beginning at 3:00 PM.
  6. Rotary Leadership Training will be on May 14th from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM at the Relics Event Center in Springfield. If you are interested in attending, please contact Scott or Amy.
  7. Rotary District 6080 annual conference will be in Branson this October.

Meeting Recap

Our presentation today was from Shelly Jones, who is helping plan this year’s Marshfield HS Project Graduation Event. There are 210 graduates in this year’s senior class. Project Graduation will be held at the MSU rec center. The costs are approximately $125 per senior. The students raised money by selling concessions and with the Dancing with the Stars event. Approximately $30,000 has been raised so far, but additional donations are appreciated. Every attendee of the event will leave with a door prize.

Final Thoughts

“A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that “individuality” is the key to success.” Robert Orben (b. 1927)

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

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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