Meeting Recap, 8/23/2016
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Happy Tuesday, Rotarians.
Need to Know:
- There will be no regular meeting next week. Instead, we will be having a 5th Tuesday Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:30 PM at Webco Custom Industries. We will be serving ice cream to the employees and ourselves.
- 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.
- Our Rotary District 6080 conference will be at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson on October 21-23.
We had a light crowd today since many of our members were involved in community meetings.
Our guest this week: Prospective member Lance Bateman.
Our speaker this week was Megan Munzlinger from the Rainbow Network. Rainbow Network was founded in Springfield, Missouri in 1995. The organization works with economically poor communities in Nicaragua. Although they live in economic poverty, the individuals assisted are rich in spirit and family. The average income in Nicaragua is $2.00 per day, although the amount needed to cover normal expenses is $150.00 per month. Rainbow Network helps 112 communities. Each community has a committee of local leaders to assist. Rainbow Network assists with bi-monthly doctor visits, ultrasound, dental work, feeding centers to treat malnutrition, garden programs to promote self-sustainment, primary schools, micro loans and housing. The housing program is similar to the Habitat for Humanity model and will be dedicating its 1000th house this fall. In addition to monetary contributions, Rainbow Network can use donations of school supplies, specifically notebooks, pens and pencils; clothing; canes; and toys – soccer balls, baseballs and hard plastic toys are best.
“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Marshfield Rotary Club: Raising the bar through leadership, giving and education.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Kristin Grace Krebs