The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

September 30, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO MYRA AND BETH. They retired this week after many, many years of faithful service to our club. Thanks also to President Peter and his wife, Sheila, for hosting a farewell party Thursday night. It was great to see some former members, too.

We had an interesting program today by member Paul Johnson about how to save some taxes when selling business property. Joe Alcorta's detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website.

PROGRAM FOR NEXT WEEK, OCT. 7: The Chief Chemist at the Abilene Water Department's Environmental Lab, Mike Michaud, will tell us the City keeps our water safe.

It will soon be time to start the process to select our club officers for next year. Be thinking about who in our club would be a great club officer.

Many people in our club answered the survey "We feel this is a friendly club." What did you do today to make someone feel like this is a friendly club?

Do you know anyone who wants to go to Siberia on a Group Study Exchange? Next spring, our District will send one Rotarian and four non-Rotarians, age 25-40, to Siberia. Let the club secretary know if you are interested or if you know someone who is interested.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week's featured classification is ACCOUNTANT. Bring an accountant as a guest to our meeting next Friday. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification.

SICK LIST: Tell David Stubbeman, 698-1756, if you know of any member who is sick and cannot attend. Otherwise, we would like to have 100 percent attendance or lots of make-ups. Easy make-ups include Abilene Southwest on Tuesday and Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club. You miss a lot when you miss.

Can you name the five countries in the world with the highest rate of illiteracy? Burkino Faso, Niger, Mali, Senegal, and Chad. Where are these places?

How do you define the organization called ROTARY?

Why join Rotary? BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. More reasons next week.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, Pres.Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

October 7, 2005

We are saddened to learn that Beth Dlugas' brother passed away. Services are pending. We were also sad to learn of the death of Jane Jenkins, our long-time executive secretary. She served our club in the 1960's and 1970's, and probably longer.

We had an interesting program today about our drinking water. Mike Michaud, Chief Chemist for the City of Abilene, spoke. Joe Alcorta's detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

PROGRAM FOR OCT. 14: Club Assembly. A Club Assembly is a meeting held for the purpose of discussing the programs and activities of our Rotary Club. Hear the results of the survey that you, the members, completed. Come prepared to share your ideas and opinions. We are asking the Club Directors to spread out and sit at different tables so they can take notes on the discussions. Is our club really a "service club?"

There will be a BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING next week at 1 P.M., Friday, following our regular noon meeting.

October is VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH. Rotarians should have a personal commitment to represent one's vocation or occupation to fellow Rotarians, and to exemplify the characteristics of high ethical standards and the dignity of work. You can also offer young people career guidance. Who had the greatest impact on your life?

Have you looked at our club website lately. Barbara Rollins is our "web-master" and she is doing a great job.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week's featured classification is FURNITURE AND/OR ANTIQUE DEALER. Bring a furniture and/or antique dealer as a guest to our meeting next Friday. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification.

Sign up to help with our annual Weatherization project. Will Dix is leading our efforts. Your help on Saturday morning will count as a "Make-Up" meeting. If you miss any meeting, be sure to make-up. Our club attendance for September was 56.63 %. We can do better.

The Memory Walk for Alzheimers is Oct. 15 at Nelson Park.

Have you read this month's Rotarian Magazine? There are now over 1.2 million Rotarians in over 32,000 clubs in 168 countries in the world.

How many members does it take for our club to have a successful meeting every Friday? At the front desk are two people to register guests and take payments for meals.. There are greeters at the door. The sergeant at arms puts out the name tags and song books. Someone gives the invocation and the person at the front desk who registers guests also introduces them to the club. Someone else does "Dealing for Dollars." The program chair gets us great programs. And, of course, our President presides at the meetings. Tell them that you appreciate all that they do for Rotary.

Why join Rotary? PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. More reasons next week.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, Pres.Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

November 4, 2005

Our speaker today was Larry Bevill, the Taylor County Clerk. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

PROGRAM FOR Nov. 11: Dr. Morris Baker will inform us about the Taylor County Community Action Program.

Nov. 11, Veterans Day, is a time to honor all veterans of the armed services. It is also a day to be proud that we are citizens of a nation made great by the sacrifices and dedication of all our military personnel, both at home and abroad.

NOVEMBER is Rotary Foundation Month. Remember to mark your calendars for the Rotary Foundation Banquet on Nov. 17 at 7 PM at Hardin-Simmons University. Please make a donation to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary is asking for $100.00 per year per Rotarian (or more). This comes to $2.00 per week.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the world’s largest privately funded international scholarships program. Since its beginning in 1947, over $446 million has been expended on over 37,000 scholarships for people from more than 125 countries, studying in 105 countries around the world. Applicants must have completed two years of college or university course work.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR. Bring a secondary school administrator as a guest to our meeting next Friday and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification.

Remember, the cost of a meal is now $9.00.

Youth development was the top community emphasis of Rotary clubs worldwide, while international exchange was the leading global project category, followed by polio eradication.

So you think you know everything. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know who has worked long and hard to promote Rotary youth exchange in our club and in our district? Peggy McConnell.

Our club’s Board of Directors will meet at 1 PM, Friday, Nov. 11, immediately following our noon luncheon. ANY ROTARIAN CAN ATTEND.

Rotary Day at the United Nations is Nov. 5. At the organizational conference of the UN held in San Francisco in 1945, the United States delegation invited Rotary International to appoint consultants.

Why join Rotary? FUN. More reasons next week.

RETENTION: What can we do to help retain the current members of our club? What are your ideas to keep us from losing members?


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

November 11, 2005

The speaker today was our own Dr. Morris Baker. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

PROGRAM FOR Nov. 18: A local Rotarian will speak on Rotary’s International Service.

NO MEETING the day after THANKSGIVING, Nov. 25.

Today is Veterans Day. At our meeting today, veterans from all services were recognized. Paul Ruska, a former member of our club and current member of Abilene Southwest Rotary, was shot down over Europe during WWII, and made a daring escape back to freedom.

NOVEMBER is Rotary Foundation Month. Remember to mark your calendars for the Rotary Foundation Banquet on Nov. 17 at 7 PM at Hardin-Simmons University. Call David Stubbeman, 698-1756 by Monday, Nov. 14, if you can attend. We have a terrific speaker from Houston.

Our Nominating Committee chaired by C. G. Gray, has nominated 7 persons to run for Director of our Club. On Friday, Nov. 18, we will elect 5 of the 7 nominated persons to be directors. Members nominated for Director are:

Come Friday, Nov. 18, and vote for 5 of these people. If a run-off is needed, it will be held Dec. 2. In December, after the new board is elected, the board will elect our officers for 2006-2007.

Today, in Dealing for Dollars, EVERETT WOODS drew the Ace of Spades and won $524.00. Everett generously donated the money to our Community Service Fund. THANK YOU EVERETT. Next week, the pot goes back to $100.00 and a new deck of cards.

At the Board of Directors meeting today, several types of money-raisers were discussed. Also discussed were several places we could use the money, such as: Helping send two teachers to Zambia, sending medical equipment to Mexico, a matching grant with a club in South Africa, placing a historical marker on the Western Trail near Abilene, and lots of local projects. Let your directors know what you prefer in the way of money-raising and service projects.

Also at the Board meeting today, it was reported that the Halloween Carnival at the State School (Kim Bosher, chair) and Weatherization Project (Will Dix, chair) were very successful. Plans are already underway for the Four-Way Test speech contest at Abilene High School, for Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army at Christmas, and for a Blood Drive. We will need lots of help from all members.

Did you read that Dick Burton’s daughter, Becky, has been nominated as one of the Lubbock, Texas, Women of Distinction? Ask Dick about it.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is CLERGY. Bring a CLERGYMAN OR CLERGYWOMAN as a guest to our meeting next Friday and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification. We have not had to give a free meal yet. Be the first to get a free meal for you and your clergy quest.

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know who is retired from Southwestern Bell and owns a few cows. Frank Dlugas.

Why join Rotary? CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD. More reasons next week.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

November 18, 2005

The speaker today was District Governor Jim Aneff, who told us about Rotary’s efforts to provide relief for victims of natural disasters. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

NO MEETING the day after THANKSGIVING, Nov. 25, and no ROTATOR for Nov. 25. We hope all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Program for Dec. 2: To Be Announced.

Today, MARK PERKINS joined our club. Mark lives at 3150 Beacon Hill Rd., Abilene, and is with Perkins Insurance Agency at 3402 N. 1st, #103, in Abilene. Be sure to meet Mark and welcome him to our club.

Last Friday was Veteran’s Day and our own Spike Harris was honored on the steps of the Texas Capitol. Spike is a retired Navy Supply Officer who saw service in Tulagi, Solomon Islands, among other places, during World War II.

Last night, our area Rotary Foundation banquet was held at Hardin-Simmons Univ. Congratulations to Peggy McConnell, who was named a Paul Harris Fellow in honor of her work for Rotary, including her work over many years with the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

Congratulations to the following persons who were elected today to be Club Directors, beginning July 1, 2006: TOM BOECKING, KIM BOSHER, JAY HOBBS, RANDY PIERSALL, AND MARY BETH KILGORE.

Today, in Dealing for Dollars, Turner Cariker announced some new rules for this game of chance. It is all for a good cause, which is our Community Service Account. At our next meeting, we will begin signing up to RING THE BELL to help the Salvation Army raise money for its Christmas gifts to those who need some help. Peter Agnell is leading us in this endeavor. Thanks, Peter.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR. Bring a Building or Construction Contractor as a guest to our meeting next Friday and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification. We have not had to give a free meal yet. Be the first to get a free meal for you and your featured guest.

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know who works for First Financial Bank and has almost as many make-ups at other clubs as Bob Hunter? Tom Boecking.

Did you read in the Rotarian Magazine where, in August 2005, India and Pakistan cooperated in immunizing children from the threat of polio. Rotary was proud to be a part of this effort. Rotary has also approved a $250,000 grant to the World Health Organization to fund polio immunization activities in Indonesia.

Did you know that the cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns? Did you know that the sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet?

Why join Rotary? ASSISTANCE IN TRAVELING. More reasons next week.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

December 2, 2005

The speaker today was our own Mike Schweikhard, who talked about the cost of energy. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

Program for Dec. 9: Dr. ROYCE MONEY, President of ACU, will speak on "ACU—100 years."

On Friday, Dec. 16, we will meet at MCM Elegante for our annual Christmas luncheon. December is FAMILY MONTH in Rotary, so please bring your spouse, children, etc., to the luncheon Dec. 16. Cost is $16.00. Reservations are needed. Call Jack North (677-6246) or David Stubbeman (698-1756). Also, we need donations of items for door prizes for the luncheon. Call Jack North if you can donate an item.

Our website is up and running. Go to "abilenerotaryclub.org". Among other things, the website contains a program for new members and prospective members. Many thanks to Barbara Rollins, our webmaster. (It might even help some of our older members to review this addition to our website.)

The Rotary International Convention will be held in June 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden. Now is the time to start making plans to attend. You will meet Rotarians from all over the world and it will make you proud that you are a Rotarian.

Now is also the time to suggest a high school junior who will attend RYLA in June 2006 at Texas Womens University in Denton, Texas. Give the name to Kent Brown, our RYLA chair.

Our Board of Directors will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. All Rotarians are welcome.

Rotary has now sent ONE MILLION BOOKS to the Bedfordview Book Project in Johannesburg, South Aftica. A matching grant from The Rotary Foundation and donations of containers by BNSF helped accomplish this.

Please sign up to RING THE BELL on Saturday, Dec. 10, to help the Salvation Army raise money for its Christmas gifts to those who need some help. Peter Agnell is leading us in this endeavor. Thanks, Peter.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE. Bring a person involved in Medical/Health Care as a guest to our meeting next Friday and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification. We have not had to give a free meal yet. Be the first to get a free meal for you and your featured guest.

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark. One thing is: DON’T MISS THE BOAT.

Rotary has grants for University Teachers who want to teach at colleges/universities in low income countries, 3-5 months or 6-10 months.

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know whose hobbies are photography, fishing, and hunting and who formerly owned Kuykendall Business Systems? Bob Kuykendall.

MORE FACTS FROM THE INTERNET: Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Why join Rotary? ENTERTAINMENT. More reasons next week.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson, and C. G. Gray (immediate past president).

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

December 9, 2005

The speaker today was Dr. Royce Money, who talked about ACU’s 100th Anniversary. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

Program for Dec. 16: SPECIAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON at MCM Elegante Suites. The Cooper High School Choir will put us in the Christmas spirit. Please make a reservation by calling Erik Johnson, 698-5661. December is FAMILY MONTH in Rotary, so please bring your spouse, children, etc., to the luncheon Dec. 16. Cost is $16.00. Reservations are needed. Also, we need donations of items for door prizes for the luncheon. Call Erik if you can donate an item.

Group singing was very popular at the turn of the century when Rotary was founded. Group singing quickly became a traditional part of each Rotary meeting.

NO MEETING FRIDAY, DEC. 23. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Our website is up and running. Go to "abilenerotaryclub.org". Among other things, the website contains a program for new members and prospective members. Many thanks to Barbara Rollins, our webmaster. (It might even help some of our older members to review this addition to our website.)

The board of directors approved a MONEY-RAISER on April 4, 2006, at the Round Building at the Fair Grounds. It will be Rotary’s TASTE OF ABILENE, in conjunction with the local chapter of the Texas Restaurant Assn. Watch for details. We will need your help. Now is also the time to suggest a high school junior who will attend RYLA in June 2006 at Texas Womens University in Denton, Texas. Give the name to Kent Brown, our RYLA chair.

REMEMBER! Rotary is big on blood. We will be having a club blood day soon after the holidays. Watch for it.

Rotarians will be RINGING THE BELL on Saturday, Dec. 10, to help the Salvation Army raise money for its Christmas gifts to those who need some help. Peter Agnell is leading us in this endeavor. Thanks, Peter.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is COUNSELOR OR SOCIAL WORKER. Bring a person involved in Counseling or Social Work as a guest to our meeting next Friday and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification. We have not had to give a free meal yet. Be the first to get a free meal for you and your featured guest.

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark. One thing is: REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.

Rotary has grants to fund long-term (2-4 years) international development projects to improve health, alleviate hunger, or enhance development through self-help activities.

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know who assists international students at our local colleges and has done medical mission work in Africa? George Dawson.

Why join Rotary? The Development of Social Skills. More reasons next week.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson, and C. G. Gray (immediate past president).

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


 

The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

December 16, 2005

Our annual Christmas luncheon was held today at MCM Elegante Suites. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

NO MEETING ON DEC. 23. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS. No Rotator for Dec. 23.

Program for Dec. 30: Becky Davis, Rotary Foundation scholar to Mexico.

Many thanks to Jack North and Erik Johnson, who arranged our Christmas luncheon. Also, thanks to those who donated door prizes: Jack North, Austin King, Joe Alcorta, Gary Glenn, and Michael Burke.

We also appreciate all who rang the bell for the Salvation Army last Saturday.

On Friday, January 11, at 1 p.m., our Board of Directors, together with the newly elected board members who take office on July 1, will meet in a joint session to elect our President for 2007-2008 (Mike Weber will be president 2006-2007) and to elect a Secretary-Treasurer for 2006-2007. Our bylaws direct that our President shall be elected from present and/or incoming board members. Let our board members know who you prefer.

We are trying to display banners from other Rotary clubs. If you have a banner from another Rotary Club, please bring it to our next club meeting.

Have you looked at our website recently? Go to "abilenerotaryclub.org".

Remember! April 4 is the date for our money-raiser, TASTE OF ABILENE

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is ACTOR OR ACTRESS. Bring an actor or actress as a guest to our next meeting and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification. We have not had to give a free meal yet. Be the first to get a free meal for you and your featured guest.

Rotarians have helped with disaster relief in many ways. Our club members have given money. Read the December issue of the Rotarian Magazine and see how else Rotarians have helped along the gulf coast.

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark. One thing is: PLAN AHEAD. IT WASN’T RAINING WHEN NOAH BUILT THE ARK.

Rotary’s most well known humanitarian program is Polio Plus, which seeks to eradicate the polio virus worldwide. You can read about this at "rotary.org".

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know who is retired from the travel business and volunteers every week at Jane Long Elementary. Don Etter.

Why join Rotary? FAMILY PROGRAMS, including youth exchange, high school and college clubs for future Rotarians, opportunities for spouse involvement, and RYLA. More reasons next week.

More facts from the Internet: There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. There are more chickens than people in the world.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson, and C. G. Gray (immediate past president).

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


The Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas

The Rotater

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

December 30, 2005
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Our program today was Becky Davis, a Rotary Foundation scholar to Mexico. Joe Alcorta’s detailed account of the meeting will be on the Club Website. Thanks, Joe.

Program for Jan. 6: To Be Announced.

Abilene Rotary has a new telephone number: 675-8555. Call and listen to the message. The listing for Abilene Rotary will be in the next telephone directory. Thanks to Dave O’Connor for helping set this up.

Abilene Rotary bills for the six-month period, January-June 2006, are being sent out with this newsletter, so every member is receiving the Rotator by mail this week. Please pay your bill as soon as you can. If you have any question about your bill, please call David Stubbeman, 698-1756.

In the late 1980s, there were 350,000 cases of polio every year in 125 countries. Since polio eradication efforts began, the number of cases has been reduced by more than 99 per cent.

January 1 begins a NEW YEAR. We wish each of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Now is the time to make some RESOLUTIONS. If you have an idea for a resolution for the Abilene Rotary Club, let President Peter or any board member know.

Remember! April 4 is the date for our money-raiser, TASTE OF ABILENE

A DISTRICT CONFERENCE is a meeting held annually in each district to further the programs of Rotary through fellowship, inspirational addresses, and the discussion of matters relating to club and district affairs. It is open to all Rotarians in the district and their families. Our district conference is April 27-30, 2006, IN ABILENE.

Rotary is based on the classification system, which means that we want members from all employments and professions. This week’s featured classification is GEOLOGIST OR PETROLEUM ENGINEER. Bring a Geologist or Petroleum Engineer as a guest to our next meeting and you and your guest will each receive a FREE MEAL. Each week in the Rotator, we will feature a classification and urge you to bring a guest who would fit that classification.

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark. One thing is: STAY FIT. WHEN YOU’RE 600 YEARS OLD, SOMEONE MAY ASK YOU TO DO SOMETHING REALLY BIG.

ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK: Do you know who attended the University of Tennessee and is a member of the same club as his father? Steve Glenn.

Why join Rotary? VOCATIONAL SKILLS. Every Rotarian is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and teach youth about one’s job or vocation.

More facts from the Internet: The words "racecar," "kayak," and "level" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.


Club Officers: Peter Fox, President; Mike Weber, President Elect; Frank Dlugas, Secretary Treasurer; Directors: Erik Johnson, Randy Piersall, Bruce Lampert, Kim Bosher, Bill Waddill, Bob Test, George Dawson, and C. G. Gray (immediate past president).

If you prefer to receive the Rotator by e-mail rather than "snail mail", let David Stubbeman know.


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