First, some reminders.
 
This week, Wednesday, November 4, 5:30--?, our Club is hosting a Membership Social at Colberts.  Bring yourself, and if you have one, a guest who might be interested in Rotary for a lovely evening of light foods, fun people, and interesting conversations about all the wonders of Rotary. If you will be coming and haven’t registered, please let Sam Gillespie samg@hearingyourbest.com  or Vern Henricks vernh@mcfks.org  know you are coming and if you are bringing a guest. I look forward to seeing you at Colberts.
 
Also this week, Saturday, November 7, the K-State Rotaract Club is hosting a breakfast fund-raiser at Applebees, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Panama.  It is only $7.00 for very good food and good help for our awesome Rotaract students. If you don’t have tickets, I’m guessing someone from Rotaract will be at our meeting on Thursday to sell you some.  You could also pay at the door, I assume.
 
Our program this week will be Kevin Tubbesing, Past District Governor and now Chairman of our District 5710 Foundation Committee.  November is Foundation Month, and I am certain that Kevin will kick it off with gusto! You might want to bring your checkbook to have handy while you are fired up about Rotary’s impact on the world.
 
Last Friday Dea Brokesh, Vernon Turner, and I attended the monthly all-school assembly at Ogden Elementary School to receive an award for the Manhattan Rotary Club as Volunteer of the Month. I’ll bring the award Thursday so you can see it.  Dea Brokesh and Shawnn Martin were the guiding force behind the landscaping project that attracted about 35 eager volunteers who fancied up the school grounds considerably.  The school principal, faculty, students, and their parents were very appreciative of the hard work and the excellent appearance of the school grounds.
 
I don’t want to leave out a big thank-you to Greg McHenry, the Riley County Appraiser, for an excellent program last week.  Greg explained all the workings of the Office of the Appraiser. It’s a huge job and we could tell that it is being done very professionally and thoroughly in Riley County.
 
Thank you for all you do for Rotary.
 
“Be a gift to the world.”
 
Betty Stevens