Dec. 16, 2021 Serve To Change
If unable to attend in-person, please join us via Zoom (link sent separately). Please pardon us for technical complications as we are still working out the hybrid system camera/computer kinks.
IF ATTENDING IN PERSON AT THE COURTYARD, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT WHEN ACTIVELY EATING.
Your 2021-2022 Leadership Team:
President Joyce Henderson ;President Elect Polly Sierer; Vice President Anthony Santoro; Secretary Michael Luck; Treasurer Shawn Klapinsky; Sgt. At Arms Stewart Lee; Directors Paul Keely (Membership), Nancy Chase (Service Projects), Mike Reckner (Fundraising), Marie Holliday (Foundation), Robin Broomall (Administration); Immediate Past President Dennis Greenhouse.
STILL NEEDED! Monthly program chairs are needed for May, June, and July. Contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will have the monthly schedule and outline of duties.
Remembering Paul Sayther
Our hearts are saddened with the passing of fellow Rotarian and great friend Paul Sayther. He will be remembered for his whit and smile, holding court at the table near the door, and his love of all things tapas. For several years Paul arranged our evenings of fun and fellowship at Ole’ Tapas ensuring each of us had a grand experience with wine, food, and song. Each week as you cross the threshold into our meeting room, look down at the rugs that welcome us to Rotary. They were Paul’s inspiration and handiwork.
Shopping for Needy Children
If you committed to shopping for a child at McVey School, please bring your purchases to the meeting this week. Put them in a plain trash bag and label with the child’s name. If your shopping is not completed, please drop off the items at Robin’s house BEFORE Monday. They will be delivered the the school nurse on Monday for distribution to the parents.
Additionally, we are switching from supporting the needy Downes School families with gift cards to McVey families that correspond to the clothing purchases. $50 gift cards to Walmart are be purchased and presented with their children’s clothing needs, one per family.
Ring the Bell!
Off to a great start of the holiday season, thank you to those who helped support the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive with Ringing the Bell.
Our Board immediately acted and approved $1,000 to be sent to the Rotary Club in Mayfield, Kentucky to help with their community. If you want to make a donation to help those effected by the horrendous tornadoes, you can send a contribution to the Rotary Club of Mayfield (KY). Because their post office was wiped out, send the check to attn: John Carrico, 300 Wexford Court, Paducah, KY 42003.
Other supplies, including water, are also needed. Let me know if you need the address for sending anything.
Next Board Meeting Jan. 13 – 8:15, following regular meeting. Minutes and Financials to be sent out to Board members on previous Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend the Board meetings. You will get makeup credit for attendance. If you want to know what’s going on, be there.
Reminder: Invoice payments due upon receipt!
(December coordinator – Polly Sierer)
Dec. 16 – Tyrone Jones, Bloom Energy
Dec. 23 – NO MEETING – Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah
Dec. 30 – NO MEETING – HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dec. 9 – 50/50 WINNER – Polly Sierer
Greeter Rotary Minute Prayer
Dec. 16 Antony Santoro Stewart Lee Dennis Greenhouse
Dec. 16 Sgt At Arms Helpers Mark Sisk and Greg Stephens
Jan. 6 Tyrone Jones Michael Luck Marie Holliday
Jan. 6 Sgt At Arms Helpers Bill Sullivan and Clinton Tymes
(If you cannot be here, it is your responsibility to find a replacement!)
Thought for the Week: From a tomb stone in Ireland
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.