Well, it’s official.  “Past” President Scott has earned his freedom, and you are stuck with me. On Thursday we can give Scott another thank you for a year of exceptional leadership and service.

First, I want to thank all of you who have stepped up to serve on our committees. That truly is how the Manhattan Rotary Club accomplishes so much.  It’s never too late to join up. On Thursday I will bring some copies of the Master List of committee membership so you can see where help is still needed.
Last week we welcomed Peter Dorhout as our newest member.  He has already signed up for duty and will have his hands full. I’m pretty sure we have several other new members waiting in the wings.

Our club secretary, George Ham, has accomplished one of the hardest tasks that club secretaries have. He has determined the official club membership as of June 30. This has to be reported to Rotary International and our dues payments to R.I. will be determined from that number.  So it is important that it be accurate and with a club of this size that is a very difficult task. Please help me thank George for his professional and thorough service.
Our program tomorrow will be Dawn Deeter, Director of the National Strategic Selling Institute. If you have ever been involved with sales, either as the seller or the buyer, you will not want to miss this presentation.

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.

Betty Stevens