Friday, March 15, 2013

What's up at the Library?

It was a great week for Rotary! Club President, Terry Engelken called us together while standing in a gigantic (double reinforced) cup of iced tea. Thanks for doing whatever it takes, Terry.

DON'T FORGET TO INVITE A GUEST FOR MARCH 21st's AG APPRECIATION DAY with Laurie Roberts and Morgan Hoenig of GREEN SHARE ORGANIC CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

If you haven't already signed up to bring a guest, ASK SOMEONE and contact Don Vittetoe to let him know. 653-6718 or

Manzanillo Ballet Forklorico

Our Club has a challenge to club members to raise funds for the Students coming from  Manzanillo, Mexico. We are matching funds and the club was going to be contribute at least $250.00 and would match up to $500 from club members. So far we have raised $200 from the membership! But, they are still trying to raise funds.

Mark your calendar's to see the group on Thursday April 11, 2013 at the Washington Community Center. If you wish to donate to this cause, please bring a check to the next meeting and leave it with Terry. The check can be made payable to Washington Rotary and make sure you note the funds are for the Manzanillo Project.


Our program was from Washington Free Public Library director, Debbie Stanton. She only had her eyes closed briefly during her presentation, such as during this picture.
Debbie talked about the Library's recent community strategic planning, which set three goals...
  1. Create young readers
  2. Facilitate lifelong learning
  3. Encourage community engagement. 

She said that the Library is giving every newborn a book. Hopefully this will encourage new parents to start reading to their baby right away, and to encourage them to come in to use the Library.

The Library is planning some reorganization of the children's area to better utilize the area and to engage kids.. Debbie also noted that they a have laptops and a computer projector for checkout.

Another popular program is the Tech Help Desk on the 1st Monday of each month, where teens are available to (try to) assist you with your computer or gadget questions.  Its a good idea to bring your gadget with you (along with your Library card)... Colby, DO NOT bring in that VCR again. You couldn't program it in 1982, and the teens don't even know what its for.

Thanks for the update, Debbie!


March 21: Don Vittetoe - AGRICULTURE APPRECIATION DAY w/ Green Share Organics CSALaurie Roberts and Morgan Hoenig
March 28: Don Patterson - Xicotepec, Mexico
April 11-13: Rotary 6000 District Conference at Honey Creek Resort

Remember that District 6000 Governor Terry Geiger is encouraging all Rotarians to donate a good pair of shoes for the District Conference from April 11-13 at Honey Creek Resort.