Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rotary hears about Community Connections

It was a nice treat to have our club meeting at the Morrison Center at Halcyon House! We'll meet at Halcyon House on January 22nd too.

Welcome Elisa Coffman to Rotary. Coffman has her own massage therapy studio near Washington and is considering joining Rotary!

Elisa Coffman
 Also, welcome to Teri Hartzler of the Washington County YMCA.

Dr. Ann Harris and Teri Hartzler
Thanks to Kierstan Peck for inviting fellow Kirkwood staffer Alicia Harper to Rotary. Alicia works for the Workplace Learning Connection, and was in Washington while helping to coordinate Mock Interviews for high school freshmen.

Congratulations to Terry Engelken! He announced that he is a grandfather for the first time! The baby was a boy or a girl, and 20" +/- 3" long, and weighed 7-9lbs.

It was great to hear about the Community Connections student mentoring program at Lincoln Elementary School, in partnership with the Washington YMCA. Thank you Kerri Hall and Jodi Ebert!

Kerri Hall and Jodi Ebert

 Congratulations to Sue Basten for earning a Paul Harris Fellow!

Susan Wellington, Sue Basten, Don Patterson

Don't forget to check out the vacation photo exhibit of Nancy Rash and Lyle Moen through the end of January at the Washington Public Library. "Gateway to New England - Photo Artistry XXIV" (24)


January 22: Paul Horak - Rotary Blood Drive at Halcyon House
January 29: Bob Kennedy - The Worlds Most Interesting Man
February 5: Club Forum!
February 12: Gary Murphy - Alliant Energy

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rotary hears about new rental inspections

Thursday, January 15th Rotary will meet in the Morrison Center at Halcyon House.  You can park down by the Applewood Bistro off Sitler Drive.  There is another parking lot off of Sitler Drive and one off of B Avenue across from the High School.  See you there!!!

Ok, for those of you wondering why??? there is currently no heat in the Y's Mens room and it is cold outside, and we want to be warm inside!

Jim Mostek's sentence on Hospital Board ends

Congratulations to Rotarian of the Year, Jim Mostek as he announced that his sentence on the Washington County Hospital board of trustees has ended. Jim had been sentenced to 3 terms.

Gary Murphy also presented Mostek with a replacement necktie after an "incident" they got in to last month.

Rotarian of the Year - Jim Mostek
John Winga reminds the club, again, that he went to Michigan State


City building and zoning official, Steve Donnolly gave a very informative presentation about the public planning process the City went through for the past year, and the decision to implement a rental inspection program. Donnolly said that the City wants to put an emphasis on health and safety guidelines, like electrical safety.

To read the City's new 10-page ordinance, click here.

Steve Donnolly


January 15: 7am Rotary Board @ WCHC
January 15: Becky Harkema - Rotary Christmas Program AT HALCYON HOUSE
January 22: Paul Horak - Rotary Blood Drive planning 
January 29: Bob Kennedy - TBA
February 5: Club Forum!