Meeting Recap, 6/9/2015

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Happy Tuesday, Rotarians.

Need to Know:

  1. Our Installation Banquet is TONIGHT from 6-9 PM at Donnie Crawford’s place. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on if you don’t want to sit on the grass. Bring your fishing gear if you want to do any fishing. There will be a badminton set and a Frisbee but if anyone has any other outdoor games they would like to bring, please do so.
  2. Our next board meeting is on Thursday, June 25th at noon at DD Hamilton. All are welcome.
  3. Our Rotary calendar year ends on June 30th. If you want to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation for this calendar year, please get your donation to Jenny Gardner as soon as possible. You can also make donations to the Rotary Foundation online at
  4. Scott Jones is working on committee assignments for our next Rotary year. He sent a separate e-mail earlier last week about it. If you would like to sign up for or change committees, please contact Scott.
  5. Our speaker on Tuesday will be Anne Foster to talk about TLC. Our speaker on June 23rd will be Stephanie Jarkins from Kumon Math & Reading Center. There will be no meeting on June 30th (5th Tuesday).
  6. Our Niangua Interact Club needs hangers for its Clothes Pantry. So if you have any extra hangers you can part with, please bring them to one of our weekly meetings or make other arrangements with Leslie Thomas.
  7. FYI: Ginger, our regular server at Sheila’s, is cutting back on her daytime shifts and will be serving us for the last time on Tuesday, June 16th. I will bring a thank you card for all of us to sign for her.
  8. Go ahead and put this on your calendar now: our 3rd Annual Romance Raffle will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Meeting Recap

Don Stockton reported on a community meeting last night with the city regarding the city parks. Don reported that the meeting is a good start in addressing issues with the care of the parks. Of particular interest to our club – care of the 11 new trees our club purchased for the park this year, as well has the others we have on order. The parks committee approved Don’s tree protector design and Springfield has offered watering bags to Marshfield that provide for slow watering of the trees.

Scott Jones reported that Rotary District 6080 is doing a district wide food drive to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. If anyone is interested in being in charge of this project for our club, please contact Scott.

Our speaker today was Kris Parker, director of the Marshfield Senior Center. Marshfield Senior Center participated in Community Foundation of the Ozarks inaugural “Give Ozarks Day” on May 5th, a date to promote online giving to local non-profits. Although they only received approximately $400.00 in online donations, their event booth on the square resulted in approximately $12,000.00 in donations, plus another $2,000.00 the next week, so the Give Ozarks event resulted in nearly $14,000.00 in donations. The Senior Center is waiting for state approval before they can break ground on the new building. Receiving state grant money means they have had to jump through various hoops including writing to each Native American tribe in Missouri and Oklahoma to make sure the land was not a burial ground, soil testing, etc. As soon as the state gives the nod, the new Senior Center will be built.

Final Thoughts

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”

Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972)

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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