Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Club Forum!


The Chamber has hosted the Candlelight Tour of Homes for many years as a way to raise money to pay for the maintenance of the Christmas lights on buildings around the Square. This fall, several homeowners backed out of participating. Now the Chamber will have to cancel the event this year (and not have the funds to do the annual maintenance on the lights) UNLESS 2-3 valiant heroes stand up to volunteer their homes to appear on the Tour of Homes the first weekend in December.

Don't let Christmas be canceled! Volunteer by Friday afternoon. Call Dani or Michelle at the Chamber, 6533-3272. Its a fun time!


Don't forget to invite a friend to attend our annual Business & Industry Appreciation Day lunch on October 16. The guest speaker will be Eric Hahn, general manager at Bazooka Farmstar in Washington. He has helped to guide the company's recent growth from about 25 to over 80 employees in the past 3 years, and to expand its product lines.

Recently, Bazooka Farmstar was recognized as the 9th fastest growing company in the Creative Corridor.

If you need a few ideas of who to invite (especially potential future Rotarians) to this interesting presentation, contact Ed Raber.


It was a educational Club Forum on Thursday. We started with impersonations. 

Club President, Susan Wellington talked about keeping the good momentum going for the rest of the year. Terry Engelken spoke about the Club's success in donating to DG John Ockenfels Operation Warm - Coats for Kids initiative. We are hoping to increase our Club's donation in order to purchase 80 coats for area needy kids.

Jack Nicholson (aka Kent Dallmeyer) stopped by for lunch

Happy Birthday, Michelle Redlinger. Middle-age becomes you.

Thanks to Jim Mostek, 2014 Rotarian of the Year (ROTY), for giving the financial report for the first quarter, unfettered by the constraints of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals.

Rotarian of the Year, Jim Mostek gives the financial report
Past Rotarian of the Year, Ed Raber, explains FaceBook in 7 minutes


October 16:  Business & Industry Appreciation Day - Eric Hahn of Bazooka Farmstar
October 23:  Terry Engelken - TBA
October 30:  TBA