Editarian: Jerry Allen
Asst. Editarian: Gene Spanarella
Club Photographer: Brad Mikel
January 7, 2015
Wait Staff Gratuity
Sergeant at Arms Ron Maclachlan passed the bucket for members to contribute to a gratuity for the wait staff. They receive no gratuity during the year from the revenue the club pays Double Tree.
Susie and wait staff were very appreciative of the gratuity they received. It was $1045 this year to be split between them.
Christmas Party at The Franciscan
Live band, good food, great fellowship.
Kudos to Kimberly Armitage for arranging this party
in spite of just having her foot operated on.
Thailand Women's Project
Len Brass of the Gateway Rotary Club accepted $1,000 from the Aurora Rotary Foundation for the Thailand Women's Project. Len explained that seven Rotary clubs have joined together in this project. The project brings a Thai teacher and student here each year. An Aurora teacher goes there up to a year to teach conversational English. The project also supports a women's prison in Thailand that has won a number of awards since the start of the project. This was the 12th year of the project.
The board re-established rotational meetings for the fifth meeting of the months that have five Wednesdays instead of going dark. The club will be asking members that would like the club to visit their business to step forward. Typically, the club furnishes sack lunches for the rotationals.
The club has bought a table for the State of the State that will be held on January 23 at the Sheraton Downtown. The club will be looking for 10 members to go to that luncheon.
Outbound exchange students are being interviewed now.
A new award for Rotary spouses has been established. Many of our spouses are very active volunteers. The club is going to nominate someone for this award.
Save the Date
1/21/15 State of the Base
At Double Tree
1/23/15 State of the State
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Pete Traynor, bell ringing chair, reported that the bell ringers have collected $1826 at the Himalaya King Soopers location and $5379 at the Parker and I-225 location. This was the results from two Saturdays which is ahead of last year so far.
Kristen Kleinholz and Bill Rapp open white elephant gifts at their table. Members were asked to bring a gag or white elephant gift (not to exceed $10). The gift was to be wrapped. Kimberly asked members who brought a gift to join in a circle. She read a story about the "Right family". Every time she said right or left the gift was to be passed in that direction. Just when you thought you had a gift worth keeping it was passed away. It was a lot of fun.
Bob joined Rotary in 1988. He graduated from Nebraska and played basket ball there. He had a very in long career (37years) with JC Penney. the services for Bob will be held on Monday, December 22nd, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7691 So. University Blvd., in Centennial at 2:30 P.M. Viewing will be at the church one hour before the services and there will be a reception following the services in the Parish Hall.
Liberty Middle School Choir
Kimberly Armitage introduced Mr. Rough the choir director for the Liberty Middle School Choir. Kimberly's daughter Danielle is in the choir.
There were 78 students in the choir. They audition to be in the choir by singing a song of their choosing and demonstrating their voice to Mr. Rough by singing back notes he plays for them. The size of the choir is limited to the number of students that will fit into their traveling bus.