Rotary Club Update  June 13, 2019
  • Last week Jed Dunham gave an interesting program on the North Dakota oil boom. 
  • This week Lowell May will update us on Camp Concordia.
  • One last written reminder that your Board will be meeting immediately after the Club meeting this week.  So, please let me know if you have any agenda items you would like me to bring up at the meeting.
  • Don’t forget our Rotary golf tournament is this coming Monday, June 17th.  Past President Vern Henricks has promised sunshine and excellent weather, so there is still time to sign up and play golf on what has been promised to be a beautiful Kansas day. 
  • A big thank you again to all those who volunteered at the Bill Snyder Half Marathon several Saturday’s ago.  It is my understanding our club will receive about $900 as a result.  Your Board will discuss where best we can use these dollars in support of one of the six focus areas of Rotary.
  • Please don’t forget to put on your calendar our Rotary on Tap on June 24th at Little Apple Brewing.  As usual, this will be a come-and-go event between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7 pm.
  • If you see a fellow Rotarian who hasn’t been to one of our meetings lately, please invite them to join you at an upcoming meeting, and also remind them they need to renew their dues as soon as is practical.
  • I forgot to mention last week, but a big thank you and congratulations to Dale Bradley for receiving his Paul Harris Fellow +5 pin.  A great example for all of us.
  • Rotary is giving $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.  The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status. 
  • Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • June 17: Rotary Golf Tournament at Colbert Hills
  • June 24: Rotary on Tap (Little Apple Brewery)