Thursday, September 6, 2012

Rotary Turkey Dinner Planning II

Thanks to Dr. Ann Harris and Nancy Rash for taking the club through the final details of next Monday's (Sept. 10) Rotary Turkey Dinner at the United Methodist Church. It will be our first year without Ione Burham's gentle but firm guidance, but things seem to be under control.

Susan Wellington reported that we've sold right around 700 tickets!  Great job, club (especially Bob Ruppert who gets to select a free toy for being our top seller)!

Dr. Ann Harris & Nancy Rash guide the club through next Monday's schedule. That's Craig Davis' head too.

We were also blessed to have a visiting Rotarian, and hopefully a new Washington Rotarian, Becky Harkema. Becky is the new Executive Director at the Washington Community Y, replacing Rotarian Greg Woller who recently moved back to Wisconsin.

Welcome Becky!   The Y and the Washington Chamber of Commerce are hosting an "Alive After 5" for Becky Harkema and new aquatic program director Kara Batt on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Y. Stop by after work and say "Hi." Gently remind her that you met her at Rotary.

New Y Director, Becky Harkema, sitting under a Kiwanis banner next to Don Vittetoe (L) and Jim Mostek (R).

Thanks to Jim Mostek for singing with gusto to the birthday Rotarians!

Money was raised by Paul Horak in pools supporting either the Hawks or the Cyclones for the big game on Saturday. It was unclear from his report how much was raised for each team, but about half the club will be gloating next Thursday.

There are some great upcoming programs that you will not want to miss.

Sept. 13 - Susan Wellington: Ron Slora of Sonshine Medical Supply
Sept. 20 - Larry Fishback: USDA Farm Service Agency director, Bill Bartenhagen