Newsletter July 2, 2013

Columbia Rotary Club Newsletter July 2, 2013

Meeting was opened at 6:30 pm. Minutes submitted by Anita Hicks. The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance, the song, “My country tis of thee” and the prayer led by Vernon Gray.

Induction & President’s Speech

Mimi O’Donnell was inducted as our new club President, along with our other new (or returning) leaders.Mimi
Raj Saini lead the Induction Ceremony for Mimi as president; Tom Burztlaff as president-elect, Rick Hope as secretary; Herb Moltzan as treasurer. He discussed the significance of the new leaders, a new year and he took a moment to reflect upon the history of our Rotary Club.
Mimi shared with us her thoughts and ideas for the upcoming year.

Secretary Report

Rick Hope – 78% Attendance this week.


• Evan Langert will be in charge of our program/speakers this year. He asked the club to assist him with connecting him with interesting and vital speakers for our club meetings.
• This Saturday is the Rotary District Governor’s Installation. Rick H. is driving and you can still sign up until July 4th. No walks-ins due to security.
• Geoff is going to continue as Sergeant in Arms. This year, he is going to ask each of us to supply three items about ourselves that is not readily known by members. We will have a new ‘getting to know’ you activity to replace Five Minutes With Geoff.
• Becky discussed the Golf Tournament and how valuable this is to our programs. She encouraged members to begin sending out the fliers to their contacts.
• Becky also talked about our upcoming July 27th “Success in Style” clothing drive for business attire for men and women, along with jewelry or other items. The stores at Savage Mill sells items for customers at $5 and this helps to supply new undergarments. There is also an ad in The Business Monthly.
Happy Bucks:
• Jim: – for everyone’s caring and the finest fruit basket he’s ever received
• Dave: – for all the great details that Mimi will bring to the club; very happy about the upcoming new year
• Becky: for Mimi and all her support to her; last week the photo on Facebook and the Rotary page received a great deal of Likes and Comments for her “Rotarian of Year” award; for Anniversary and retreat to Ocean City
• Rick Hope: for Becky as “Rotarian of Year”; for Dave and for Mimi congrats; for the upcoming exciting year
• Raj S: Inducting a new great president, Mimi; for his trip to visit his son in Florida and having a chance to visit his Rotary Club; so excited for having 25 members all the great things we are doing

50/50 Raffle

Mimi O’Donnell

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Geoff Klopp