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Board Meeting: Action, some parts of which are defensible . . .

 

Cool and cloudy, but still tolerable. Our usual suicidal chicken, but great brownies. This was at the Salt-grass last Friday. It was a monthly Board Meeting, with a few innocent guests who wandered in from Wednesday. But all survived. Prez Lacie told us that we had a few bucks in the bank, that an event company had offered to take over our triathlon, and that our tri committee had met the day before. We voted no. We decided to try and schedule our triathlon earlier next year. We’re looking at September 30, though, so it may not happen. We need more sponsors and helpers for Crystal, who did way too much work for us last year. We decided that we need more teamwork to get the job done. She needs us to volunteer for some of the duties. Don’t be shy.

Chandler brought a bunch of folders which he passed out to us that offer ideas on how to get membership going again. First, we need to understand what we have. What are the tissues in our body? We can meet more or less, on line or in person, on different days and at different hours, etc. What do we want to be like? An old mo-torhome? A set of triathlon athletes? A bunch of third-graders? Huh? We still have work to do on that front. We decided that we will form groups with young-person leaders to help our old goat (baaaa!) types in more modern directions. Ron offered to help get us started in that direction. We can raid McCoy’s, Mensor, and the Chamber’s Newcomers Club to make contact and see what their inter-ests are. These can serve as cells in our new body. We can also take another look at people we know already, who might be willing to serve as our guests! And help shape our future . . .

Wayne and Johannah visited from Wednesday, and C of C Prez Jason came with Don. All were peaceful. (!)

A 1926 motorhome. Pure luxury.
Notes and Quotes
 

Learn to reason forward and backward on both sides of a question. Thomas Blandi

There’s a might big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons that sound good. B. Hillis

Most of our so-called reasoning consists of finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. James H. Robinson

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. Socrates

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Treasurer
 
President
 
Secretary
 
Immediate Past President
 
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Russell Hampton
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December 16, 2016

You might be a Redneck if . . .

You’ve ever bathed with flea and tick soap.

You think "taking out the trash" means taking your in-laws to a movie.

You have every episode of Hee-Haw on tape.

You’ve ever been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.

You are considered an expert on wormbeds.

Your kids take a siphon to "Show and Tell."

The dogcatcher calls for a backup unit when visiting your home.

 
 
 

 

Penalty Box

Beginning on September 2, we are going to penalize anyone $1 who doesn’t wear their name tag at the meetings. This should help us to get to know each other, and be especially helpful to new members as our Club grows.


Wise Crackers...

As people grow older, their broad minds and narrow waists change places.

Truth is a science, but lying is an art, since you’re stuck with the truth but can be beautifully creative otherwise.

A Trouble-Free Product means that the trouble you get with it carries no extra charge.

Give me the facts straight; I can mix them up when I quote you.

Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children

Success is hiring someone to mow the lawn so you can play golf for exercise.

The trouble with inferiority complexes is that those who need them most don’t have them.

The trouble with parents is that when we get them, they’re too old to change their habits.

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Upcoming Events
TENTATIVE: Officer Installation Banquet
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Jul 07, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting/Club Assembly
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Aug 04, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 

Paul Harris Fellows


Shaw Ash, IG Ben Duncan Don Moore
Chris Baker Bob Flammang Clay Sullivan
Bob Blagg Bill Fly Alisa Teegardin
Lisa Brown Diane Laumer (H) Phil Wilbur (H)
Ron Brown Deanna Lalich (H) Scott Yarbrough
Jerry Bullock Jerrold McMillan  
     
 
What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion. 
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow. 
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  
Bulletin Editor
Bob Flammang
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