This is Rotary Foundation Month, and celebrates doing good in the world through the donations made by Rotarians. These donations change lives around the world. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) will celebrate 100 years in 2017. At the 1917 RI convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Kansas City made the first donation of $26.50.
The Rotaract is being formed, and potential member Laura Singletary, WVC Director of Student Program, is having meetings Nov. 9 (1:00) and Nov. 10 (3:00). We are welcome to attend.
$1200 were raised on World Polio Day by a few people collecting money by Cherry Creek Radio, and donations at the Poilo potluck last week. Donations were matched by an individual, and then matched again by the Gates Foundation making the total $6000.
Lucas showed us his "bucket list" of things he hopes to see and do while here this year. As his host club, we can make it happen. Call him when you can take him somewhere, or for coffee, dinner, etc.
November Birthdays: Matt Eastman, Lisa Tidd, & Tom Utigard
November Anniversaries: None (really?)
Rani has been appointed as part-time commissioner (judge).
Wayne, Carol & Jim attended the district training weekend in Osoyoos, BC
Jim Richardson's wife's dad is living with them now. He was a classmate of Leonard Noss.
Ron Griffith got a new car.
Lisa Parks daughter is dancing in the EHS musical, "Adam's Family", coming soon.
Jerry Karney stayed at Sun Mountain Lodge (Rotary gift certificate), and went to California to have time with their son.
Eric Holmberg will emcee their Boy Scout troop's last Eagle Scout presentation. The troop will be closing after 96 years of service. Eric and Jay Higgins have been leaders there for years.
Rebecca Lyons is celebrating 10 years since she adopted her daughter from Guatemala.
Lucas (our YE student) had dinner with Carol and Jim, and bragged that he beat them in the game they played. Payback will come, Lucas.