Friday, January 11, 2019

Daffodil Sales

It's that time of year again to get out and sell some daffodils. Susan Wellington and Bob Freeman talked to the club today about how the Washington and Wellman Rotary clubs got involved with the daffodil sales. This was originally a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and was done nationwide. It was not profitable on such a large scale, but Washington county had success and wanted to continue the project independently. The Rotary clubs decided to continue the fundraiser, with half of the money raised going to the Washington County Relay For Life, and the other half staying in the Rotary clubs to be used for other service projects. Sales begin today, and are due back to Susan Wellington or Laura Bombei by February 28th. Daffodils will be in for distribution March 11th.



Upcoming Events
January 17: Amber Trettin
January 24: Paul Horak - Blood Drive Organization
January 31: Kurt Sorenson
February 7: Club Forum
February 14: Tsalika Rich

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! This year for our Christmas program, Cheryl and Ann helped bring back an old tradition of singing the 12 Days of Christmas. We split up into 12 groups, and each group had a card for their Day of Christmas. This was followed by some Christmas caroling until our guests arrived.
A group of 30+ students from Washington Middle School stopped by as they were caroling around town. They sang a few Christmas songs for us, and they sounded wonderful! I think it's safe to say everyone left more in the Christmas spirit. 


Ed was joined by his wife, Marj for the Christmas meeting. She even got him to wear a tie!


Ann brought the new dentist in town. Nan Bates is the owner of Dental House of Washington, the former Harris and Harris Dental.


Cheryl's husband, Dean, joined Rotary to help with the Christmas caroling.


Ann lead the singing while Cheryl played the piano for the "12 Days of Christmas"












This group from Washing Middle School sure can sing! It was a pleasure having them at Rotary.






From last week: Becky Patterson shows off the new benches that were purchased, in part, with money from her husband Don's memorial.

May all of you have a blessed Christmas, and here's to all the best in 2019.

Upcoming Events
December 27: No meeting, MERRY CHRISTMAS
January 3: State of the Club - Lynn Koch
January 10: Susan Wellington - Daffodils
January 17: Amber Trettin

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Club Forum

President Lynn Koch hosted a club forum today. Ideas were discussed for future fundraising ideas, including possibly doing a high dollar raffle.
The Christmas committee updated us on the plan for next week. We will meet at our regular meeting time for "12 days of Christmas" and we will get to enjoy some extra singing.
Becky Patterson gave an update about a recent project at the high school auditorium. When her husband Don passed away, memorials were made to Rotary. This money, along with a match by the Betterment Foundation, was used to install benches in the lobby of the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.
A date was set for our end of the Rotary year event. This will be held Wednesday, June 26th, and will again be at the Washington Country Club.

Tsalika (DoDici's Cafe) catered Rotary today, and she brought her 2 month old daughter, Corley to meet everyone! Jaron enjoyed meeting the sweet baby.

Bob Crane visited our club from the Iowa City area.

Upcoming Events
December 20: 12 Days of Christmas
December 27: No meeting, MERRY CHRISTMAS
January 3: State of the Club - Lynn Koch
January 10: Susan Wellington - Daffodils
January 17: Amber Trettin