Club President Shirley Doss welcomed assembled Rotarians and guests to our morning meeting. Member Kevin Dennis provided our invocation. Jack Buxton was our visiting Rotarian today from the Pt. Pleasant Club. We had an excellent turnout of members today. Sammy Lopez turned in a makeup at Pt. Pleasant Rotary for a recently missed club meeting. Reminder—participating in club projects, committees, and club planning meetings all count toward attendance, so be sure to indicate any activity on the weekly attendance sheet when you sign in at meetings!
Fellowship—Gordon Amsbary led off our fellowship this morning with a bit of movie trivia, a little didactics, some groupings, and a dimple on the bottom of a wine bottle! Did you realize today is ‘National Blah, Blah, Blah Day’ and National Cow Chip Throwing Day?’ He concluded with a few words of wisdom.
Happy Buck$—Lou Ellen Werry offered a buck and an interesting short story behind it on how to get a car door unlocked! Chuck Clark bought a Happy Buck to announce that his daughter, Dr. Meredith Workman, as accepted a position as Pediatric Plastic Surgeon at Cardon Children’s Hospital in Mesa, AZ in July. Twelve years ago, Meredith attended an evening meeting of Gallipolis Rotary before launching her medical education.
District Assembly—One of the most IMPORTANT district meetings of the year is coming up this Saturday, April 21st. Our annual District Assembly will be held at Westerville High School on the 21st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is a great meeting for new Rotarians and for officers and directors for the coming year to attend. Jodie, Lee, and Chuck are going . . . anyone else?
Split-The-Pot—Jim Morrison fearlessly ran our STP today and pushed up our weekly small pot to the sum of $9.00! Jim asked our speaker to draw for today’s winner which was . . . Resty Alonzo! Resty likes to remind us how normally unlucky he is in this draw over the years, but he has managed to win it twice in the past three weeks! In the draw for the ’Big One’ of $74.00, our winner came up short today, drawing the four of diamonds. Resty donated his winnings back to the club and assessed the Foundation Fine against ‘anyone who was wearing white’ today.
Relay For Life Award—Project Co-Chair, Shana Booher, presented a framed certificate to the club which was presented at the recent Relay For Life Kickoff Luncheon from the National Cancer Society for our efforts last year.
Rotary Lip-Sync Contest Project—Shana also took a moment to remind club members about this year’s big project for Relay For Life—First Annual Rotary Lip Sync Competition, to be held Thursday, May 31st at the Ariel Theatre at 7:00 PM. This community event has the opportunity to become a great fundraiser as well as a fun evening the community can get behind. Shana has produced some excellent promotional materials for this event and club members need to start to talk it up in the community. Every business, every organization is a potential entry, but they have to know about it and that is where we need to help! The success of this is riding on our ability to talk it up and encourage employee groups, churches, etc. to get excited and enter a skit. We have the opportunity to make this a fun evening and a repeat fundraiser for Relay.
Relay For Life Luminaries—Keep the forms in your office and hand these out to everyone you meet. Everyone buys a luminary or two for relatives and friends who have had cancer. Make sure they buy theirs from ROTARY!