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

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Presiding over tonights meeting...President Amy Roll

President Amy led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of America

Invocation was given by Bert Spaeth

On the Menu...
by Amelia Roll

Pizza, salad and breadsticks.  Ice cream for dessert.

by Amelia Roll

Preya Shah - GSE Japan team member (sponsored by our club)

Kimberly Taylor - Berkley Interact Sponsor Teacher, prospective member

The Games We Play
by Amelia Roll


           Not enough purchased...hold on til next week!




Happy Bucks
by Amelia Roll

Earl was happy about becoming a great grandfather, Preya was happy to be back visiting with the club, Alex was happy about the event last week...and I apologize if I left out any happiness, but our note taker was not in attendance, and this is from memory.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
by Amelia Roll

Cheryl Baur celebrated a birthday on May 24th.

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

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

Tonight we welcomed back Preya Shah.  Back in October she and three other non-rotarians, along with a Rotarian team leader, spent 4 weeks visiting D2550 in Japan.  Preya shared with us a powerpoint presentation, depicting some of the highlights from her month long stay with the GSE team.  Following her scheduled time there with Rotary, Preya stayed an extra two weeks to visit and explore Japan and even climbed Mt. Fuji (station 8) on her 34th birthday.  

After her time in Japan, Preya continued on her life journey, back to her fathers village in India.  She spent several months there studying Yoga, traveling and gaining a greater understanding for the Indian culture and health system.  

The opportunity given to her by Rotary, has been a life changing experience for Preya.  She is now back in the states and concentrating on writing HER STORY.  Stay tuned, I think it will be a good one!!!!