It’s hard to believe that the Rotary year is about over and a new one will begin on July 1. It has been a good and active year under President Scott Emley.  We have quite a challenge to equal or exceed that success.
This week the program will be an entertaining preview of the outstanding McCain Performance Series for 2015-16.  You won’t want to miss it.
Last week our committee sign-up resulted in filling 24 additional spots.  Thanks to all who have volunteered to be involved in the committees. There are plenty of spots left for you to choose from this week.  During this coming year we will try to celebrate our committees with more visibility and recognition of the wonderful work they do. Each committee has been assigned a “Board Liaison” whose task it is to make sure the Board of Directors understands what the committees are doing and that the committees understand the priorities that are being developed by the Board.
Last Saturday several Rotarians had the honor and enjoyment of joining in the Juneteenth parade and celebration.  Once again, Dave Denning--with able help from Jeff Geuther-- organized Rotary’s participation and the gift of ice cream treats to all the children. This is the 11th year Dave Denning has given his time and talent to this very worthy task.  Helping in that community-wide event were Shawnn Martin (and his two young children), David Kreller, Jim Reed, Bill Richter, John Walters, Carl Taylor, Ken Kopp, Donn Leach, Martin Seay, Stan Morgan,Curtis Hayden with his beautiful Austin-Healey (which occasionally had a mind of its own), Scott Emley with his family’s gorgeous ’48 Buick Roadmaster, and Betty Stevens riding along in Verl Stevens’ 1924 Model T Ford.  Thanks to all those hardy Rotarians for helping out on the hottest day of the year (so far).
It looks like we have a great start on Rotary International President Ravi’s theme for the year: “Be a gift to the world.”
Yours in Rotary,
Betty Stevens