The first item this week is to let you know that we have had to postpone the Membership Social that was scheduled for this Thursday evening.  First we discovered that we would be competing with the Promenade on Poyntz, in which some of our members and some of our prospective members are already committed.  We also determined that we didn’t have enough firm information to be sure that we would have a good turnout either of Rotarians or of prospective members.  We thought it better to postpone and have a better chance of success than we are able to predict at this time. The new date has not yet been determined.

Last week we were inspired by Peter Dorhout who talked about leadership qualities and the values that are similar between the Boy Scouts of America and Rotary.  Both are value-driven organizations.  We also heard from Valerie McGhee giving our monthly Inspirational moment for the Rotary Foundation. She told a touching story about being poor.

We were also happy to have our Assistant District Governor Blanche Parks visiting our club.  She accompanied Bill Richter and me to award Bob McCaustland his Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Bob and his wife Diana were very happy with the presentation.

This week our guest speaker will be Susan Adamchak who will describe all the riches that are available to us through the Manhattan Arts Center.

Your Manhattan Rotary Club Board of Directors will have our monthly meeting after the Club meeting this week.  We have a full agenda again, thanks to the very busy and productive committees that we have this year.  If you aren’t participating in one of our committees you may be missing one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Rotarian.  It’s never too late to join.

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.

“Be a gift to the world.”

Betty Stevens