Posted by Vern Henricks
Manhattan Rotary Club Updates:
  • The meeting was opened with presentation of support to one of the Holiday Inn wait staff, Madison, for her 157 weeks of serving members of the club on Thursdays.
  • Vern then reminded members of the upcoming Bill Snyder Half Marathon fundraiser, MRC Golf Classic on May 21 and 100th Anniversary Banquet on June 18th.
  • The Cup Money was designated for the One Rotarian One Tree Project.
  • Bob DeBruyn, 1986-87 President, provided the club with historic facts of the Club.
  • Thomas Weeks was introduced as a new member by Vern Henricks and John-Paul Gonzalez was introduced by Bill Wilson.
  • The club was introduced to the Rotary Peace Essay finalist, Ella Rosenkranz, Paris Johnson and Sadie Biedenbender.  Ella then read her winning essay to the club.
  • This week’s program will be on the Sunset Zoo by Rachel Herrod.
  • The history moment will be given by John Struve, our 1997-98 President.

    District News:
  • The District is promoting a Drive for 45 campaign to try and recruit 45 new Paul Harris Fellows before May 30.

  • May 19th Bill Snyder Half Marathon & 5K – fundraising opportunity for Rotary Foundation
  • May 21st Rotary Golf Classic – fundraising opportunity for Rotary Foundation & Charity
  • June 18th Manhattan Rotary Club 100th Anniversary Banquet       
  • June 23-27 Rotary Convention, Toronto Ontario, Canada