Meeting Recap, 6/26/2016

Posted By Scott Jones

Happy Tuesday, Rotarians.

Need to Know:

1. Thank you to everyone who worked in the kitchen or helped sell raffle tickets at the Webster County Fair last week.

2. Our Raffle fundraiser is complete. We didn’t sell enough tickets to give away the ATV, so the fundraiser was a 50/50. Our net after expenses will be approximately $1,400.00. This may not be as much as we had hoped for, but is still very good for a first year fundraiser. Big thanks to Debbie Wiese for all of her hard work on this project.

3. The next board meeting is Thursday, August 11th at noon at Southern Missouri Bank. All members are welcome.

4. If you signed up to attend Rotary Night at the Springfield Cardinals, please turn in your money to Amy Wilkerson or Jason McKnight ASAP. Amy has the tickets if you didn’t pick them up at the meeting today.

5. There are five Tuesdays in August. There will be a 5th Tuesday event on August 30th, which is still TBD. Please keep that evening open on your calendar.

6. Because Sheila’s will be hosting a large party, on September 13th our regular Tuesday meeting will be held at Smokey J’s. Our District Governor will be attendance, so your attendance will be appreciated.

7. Our Rotary District 6080 conference will be at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson on October 21-23.

8. Breanna Harris from Jordan Valley Health has filed an application for membership in our club. The board has granted preliminary approval, so the two-week comment period is now in its second week. If you have any questions or concerns about Ms. Harris’ qualifications for membership, please contact Amy, or another board member.

9. If you have any interest in serving on our District’s Rotary Youth Exchange committee, please contact Amy.

Meeting Recap

Happy July birthday to Janie Sartin. We almost sang the melody this week, so we need to do a better job for our August birthdays, if any.

Our speaker this week was Nathaniel Finch, grandson of Jim Mayes. This summer our club sponsored Nathaniel at RYLA, Rotary’s youth leadership academy. Nathaniel attended RYLA from June 26-29th at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. Approximately 140 students attended this year, an all-time high. At RYLA, students listen to presentations on leadership and community service. They are divided into groups, where they engage in trust and leadership exercises, and must design a service project to be presented to all attendees. Nathaniel’s group designed a project to fund a wheelchair lift for a community pool in a small town. The group researched costs of the project and materials, came up with fundraising ideas, considered what other organizations they could partner with, etc. This group project was chosen as the top service project among all the projects presented. Attendees were also assigned different social issues and asked to walk in someone else’s steps with regards to that issue and imagine how they would handle a particular scenario. Examples included being a victim of racism or violent crime, or being a refugee. Nathaniel stated that his main takeaway from attending RYLA is the true meaning of community service.

Final Thoughts

“You don’t have to hold a position to be a leader.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947)

I couldn’t find a good version of a scene from The Office about leadership that I was looking for but I found this one instead which contains some pretty amazing advice for life:

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

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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