Meeting Recap, 4/28/2015

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Happy Tuesday, Rotarians.

Advance notice: There will be no newsletter next week unless someone wants to volunteer.

Need to Know:

  1. Tonight is our club social event from 7:00-9:00 PM (doors open at 6:50) at the 1984 Arcade in Downtown Springfield (Walnut & Jefferson across from the YMCA). We have plenty of space available, so if you did not sign up, please come anyway. There is no admission charge and most arcade games are free. Pinball games are $.25-.50 per game. No outside beverages are allowed but 1984 Arcade sells bottled drinks and snacks so bring some cash if you think you’ll get thirsty.
  2. Our next board meeting is on Thursday, May 14th at noon at DD Hamilton. All are welcome.
  3. Our program next week will be the Marshfield HS Speech and Debate Team. Several of the members are headed to Nationals and will be providing us with a sample of their work. It should be a fun program. The scheduling of programs in May is the responsibility of the New Generations and Don’t Meth With Us Committees.
  4. Our Installation Banquet will be held on June 9th from 6-9PM (time subject to change) at Donnie Crawford’s place. More details below and in future newsletters.
  5. Go ahead and put this on your calendar now: our 3rd Annual Romance Raffle will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Meeting Recap

My apologies but the program I thought was lined up fell through at the end of last week and I was unable to find a last minute replacement. We filled our meeting today with fellowship and club/community announcements.

Most of the new trees our club purchased for Rotary Park have been installed. A few are still on order and will be installed soon. Thank you to Don Stockton for chairing this project.

Per Stan Whitehurst, CBS This Morning sent a television reporter to the Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend. A segment on the event is scheduled to air on the program this Sunday (May 2) sometime between 8-9:30 AM.

Also from Stan: the Missouri Career Center is looking for both companies and applicants for its Summer Youth Work Program. Applicants can be ages 16-24 and must meet certain income guidelines. The program is also looking for companies to provide meaningful work experience (and supervision) to qualified youth in a variety of fields. Please contact Stan for the contact information.

Per Don Stockton, Marshfield is having a trash disposal event this weekend for city residents to dispose of items such as appliances, some electronics, etc. There is also a citywide garage sale at Rotary Park this Saturday.

Adam Blanch provided us with an update on our Installation Banquet, which has been scheduled on Tuesday, June 9th (6-9pm). Donnie Crawford has offered to let us use his property for the event. Mr. Crawford has a pond for fishing and lots of space for outdoor frivolity (while still having a restroom and running water). Mr. Crawford has also volunteered to smoke meat for our meal. Our Installation Banquet will be a fun BBQ for the whole family so plan on bringing your spouses and kids. We may have volleyball and/or croquet sets, and Adam is seeking other suggestions for games. So if you have any suggestions for outdoor fun, let Adam know.

Final Thoughts

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

In honor of our 80’s party tonight, here is one of the cheesiest videos from that decade. It’s so bad it’s awesome.
Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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