Tuesday, September 16, 2014

24th Annual Rotary Turkey Dinner!

District Gov. John Ockenfels visits Rotary on Thursday!

Wear a clean shirt. Donate for some coats.

The nitty-gritty results

Congratulations on a successful 24th annual fundraising event for Rotary! We served turkey dinners to 294 people dine-in and 343 carry-out for a total of 637 dinners last night!

A Message from Nancy Rash, Turkey Dinner Chairperson

"I would like to make note of everyone's contribution but do not want to forget anyone so, Thank You Rotary Members!   It takes the entire club to deliver the annual Turkey Dinner and I appreciated the great attendance from members and the willingness to take on jobs as asked.  New members participated and were impressive!  Thank you to family members that also helped on Monday.  We will ask for comments and suggestions for improvements at a later reporting date." 

Also, it was close, but Bob Ruppert again was the top seller of Turkey Dinner tickets with way over 100. For that level of ticket sales, Bob can choose a prize between an ice skating party for him and 3 friends, a hunting slingshot, or a bike helmet.

Chairperson, Nancy Rash and Terry Engelken think they have it all under control about Noon on Monday. 

Rotarians relax before the dinner begins and listen to Uncle Don Vittetoe
tell stories about the early years of the Annual Turkey Dinner.

Tsalika Drown photobombed by Sue Basten behind the dine-in serving line

Dine in customers wait a few minutes for the turkey to arrive at 4:30

Carry out customers wait patiently

Getting underway at the carry-out window

Some people brought their own baskets for hauling multiple carry-out dinners! 

Rotary Freshman, Ryan Koller, gets to bus tables...

Gene Driscoll swears it is decaf

The dish washing crew

Dick Colby takes a break

So many desserts to choose from

Tsalika Drown relaxes while former Rotarian, Bob Schlegal waits patiently for his meal.

Chris Knapp, DG-elect, gives John Moenk an ata boy for a good meal. 

The Holden table

Ione Burham and Jane Davis

Service with a smile! 2 out of 3 isn't bad

Steve and Kierstan know how to serve it in the carry-out line 

Bob Kennedy hangs out by the fan to see his beard blowin' in the wind

Rotarians sit down to dinner at the end of the evening

Clean up crew

A smartphone lesson for past-DG Don Patterson

"How many gallons of baked beans would you like, Ann Margret?"
photobombed by the Basten boys.
See all these and more pics on our website, or our FaceBook Page album


September 18: DG John & Deb Ockenfels
September 25: Emily Johnson - Life Insurance Awareness
October 2: Club Forum!
October 9: Phil Rabinowitz TBA
October 16: Business & Industry Day!