Allen Orr has prepared a list of each member’s Foundation donation standings, if you would like to know how close you are to your Paul Harris please see Allen. If you have not made a contribution to Foundation this year please consider doing so, we are trying to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year status again by having every member of our club make a donation, small or large.
Bob Brown is gearing up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas food collections and will have signup sheets next week. He is asking for a couple of people with pickup trucks to help collect food and take it to his house for storage. If you know of a family who needs help please contact Bob ASAP! Rachel is also asking for someone with Excel spreadsheet skills to help her with the organization part of the project.
Kim Kelliher is urging everyone to sign up for the bus for District Conference on Friday October 26th, for $10 you get a t-shirt and bus ride.
Greg Bennett announces the next fireside chat will be on Friday November 16th, about 5:30 pm at John Dubots home. For those who don’t know, fireside chat is required for Red Badge members and will serve to inform you about the many aspects of our club as well as a chance to meet and get to know club leaders.
Barb Langdon is proud to announce that the Oak Grove Interact has been invited by DG Jean Easum to make a presentation at District Conference; this is very exciting for the club to be recognized in that way. Mark your calendars for RYLA which is April 12th to 14th, Discussion Group Leaders are being sought - there will be training for DGL’s on October 13th.
Kent and Rachel gave us an update on the recent Health Camps in Bangladesh in which we participated; 546 people received basic care.
Bernie recruited Mary Winter to take the Polio Pig this week and challenged her to collect more than Oak Grove did last week; the pig was reportedly very heavy and full of coins.
Linda Wunderlich celebrated her club anniversary of 16 years. Carol Popejoy-Davis bragged that the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival won 4 international awards including Silver for their Barrel racing event (like a soap box derby). Jon Atwood volunteered to come up with an entry for our club next year – at least I think Jon volunteered.
We welcomed Pete Olhasso back to his first meeting since Rachel became President – after what she put him through he may not come back until next year. He had to confess to having traveled to Africa, New York, New Guinea, the Komodo Islands, and to top it off his birthday is coming up. With the help of fine master Terry Whitington; Pete was relieved of all the paper currency in his pockets and wallet – Terry took pity on him and gave him back the fifty cents in coins so he wouldn’t leave with nothing. Thanks Pete – it was great fun and you are a good sport!
Our program was presented by Derek Thomas on our International program at the Rock Creek Children’s home in Kenya. Great photos and stories of the children we are helping.
The drawing was once again won by Terry Whitington – he had the winning ticket but didn’t draw the winning card – WHEW! The $184 in the pot is still safe. Thanks to Kim May for selling tickets.