Happenings from this weeks meeting...
 
Call to Order
by Amelia Roll

Thursday,June 3, 2010

Presiding over tonights meeting...President Amy Roll

President Amy led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of America (with lots of help from Mr. Parker)

Invocation was given by Bert Spaeth

On the Menu...
by Amelia Roll

It was a summer classic this week, bratwursts and potato salad. Chocolate cake to finish it off.

Guests
by Amelia Roll

Ann Meredith - Guest Speaker

Helen Singer - Ann's helper & Tom's wife, of course!

Carol Jackson - prospective member (visit #2)

Bobby Kachi - Kachi Kreations (Mr. Kachi supplied the fruit arrangement at our Achievement Award ceremony)

The Games We Play
by Amelia Roll


50/50 

           Our guest Ann held the lucky ticket tonight

 

  Scam

            Jerome, Tom and Ann were all in line...but Jerome plucked the ACE on

            the first pull!!!!                

 

Happy Bucks
by Amelia Roll

Sherry: Happy about the recent Esperanto conference, where her daughter spent time with 13 other young adults and went clubbing for the first time.

Bert, Alex and Jerome were all happy about the reappearance of John Parker.

Alex and Tom were happy about Helen joining us as well.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
by Amelia Roll

June 1: Jay and Evelyn Gerber celebrated an anniversary

June 6: Jerry Dwyer celebrated a birthday

General Announcements
by Amelia Roll

General Announcements:

**Board of Directors Meeting - Friday, June 11th, 6:15 ish at Cheryl and Alex's house, 734 Withington, Ferndale.  This is a joint meeting for the outgoing and incoming board members.  Dinner will be served.

**President's Night - Thursday, June 24th, 6:30 pm at Via Nove in Ferndale.  More details to follow.

1. UPCOMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 5th - Ferndale Bike Rodeo

                               Saturday, June 12th - Ferndale Relay for Life: Need Volunteers!

2.  Our club was presented with an opportunity to partner with Higher Ground (an organization that provides assistance for people living with AIDS/HIV) at a function on July 13th, 5 - 8 PM.  Because of our clubs "experience" in parking , Higher Ground has asked us to manage the parking lot at this event.  All donations from the parking lot will be split 50/50 between us and Higher Ground.  As this is a networking event, Higher Ground will also provide us table space to promote Rotary and we will be able to put something in the goody bag that will be distributed to all the attendees.  Please let President Amy know if you are available to help with this...we will need 6 volunteers, 4 for the lot and 2 for the booth.  

              

Todays Program
by Amelia Roll


Our program tonight was presented by Ann Meredith.  She is a part of Brighton Casual Quiltors, along with Helen Singer.  Several members of this group participate in the Quilts of Valor program - which sends quilts to anyone who has been touched by war. 

Ann brought many of the quilts waiting to be sent to display - all of them obviously have a patriotic theme.  The quilts are all made with quality materials, and made by volunteers.  Ann also shared letters that had been written to her group from soldiers and hospital staff members that had either received a quilt or played a role in delivering them, and she also had a photo album as well. You could imagine how rewarding and meaningful it is too those that put in the time and effort to make quilts for men and women they have never met before and most likely never will.

If you would like to learn more about Quilts of Valor, please visit the webpage www.QOVF.org