COGs August 15, 2019
It's always nice when the sun is out and shining on our Rotarians.  It was a beautiful day.  Flowers were blooming and trees were green and no rain clouds spoiled our fun.  No better way to spend it than among friends and sharing food for thought.
Jay filled in to lead our meeting in place of our president.  Little to say he took the presidency for a test drive and it appeared that he relished the position; especially control over the bell.  Jay also shared his long family legacy with Rotary, which is certainly something that impressed us all.
Jay took a spin with our sunshine, but Bill would not let Jay's humor go unanswered and gave us a double dose of their humor.  Jay and Bill may soon be headlining on stages near us all.
With Jay leading the meeting, Jim took on the responsibility of enforcing fines and collecting both happy and sad dollars.  Little to say, he handled it with flair, although his grandson Gavin, who attended as a guest, insisted on keeping us all honest and in good humor.   Gavin is certainly a future Rotarian in the works.
Despite her objections, Barbara's birthday was celebrated with the musical stylings of our membership.  With such musical talent, we may need to take the act on the road.  Alternatively, we could consider celebrating "unbirthdays," like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.
Our speaker was Dawn Massabni of the Maddy Massabni Foundation for Toxic Shock Awareness.  Out of a tragic loss, Dawn put her love and efforts into helping others and make sure everyone is aware of the dangers of toxic shock.  We all learned a lot and with increased awareness hopefully future losses can be avoided.  For more information, please visit her website at www.don'
So much to do and so little time.  We have a lot currently on our Rotary to-do list:
1) If you have not already done so, please get your dues in.
2) If you attended the Picnic last week, but did not make payment get, please make your payment for the picnic now.
3) October 1, 2019 is the Food and Wine and Golf Outings.  Donations are needed ASAP.  Please get them to Addie now, as she needs the items before the end of this month so that the baskets can be made up and everything set up for the event on time.  Help is also needed with AD and ticket sales.  Please contact Addie for details.
4) The Free Library overseen by our Rotary Chapter could use our help.  Members are needed to help check and maintain the library so it continues to best serve our community.  Please contact Addie to get involved.
5) October 2, 2019 at 6pm is our InterCity Meeting.  Join our fellow Rotarians and members from other local chapters in what should be a great event.
6) October 3, 2019 we will not be having our normal meeting.  Please try to make the InterCity Meeting the night before if you can.
7) November 7, 2019 is our Honorary Rotarian of the Year event.  See Joe for details.
8) November 21, 2019 is Club Elections.
9) August 11, 2019 at 11am is our Board Meeting.  All members are welcome to attend.
10) Last week of August, Jay is working on a Beer Pong competition to benefit Rotary and charity.  See him for details.  It should be quite the event.
Looking to future events in the even further future, Jay is recruiting volunteers for 2 committees.  If you have a wicked wit, general sense of humor, or are just interested in learning what's funny, Jay is looking for volunteers to work on a Comedy Show.  Additionally, with our Chapter's 100 year anniversary on the horizon, Jay is looking for volunteers to work on the 100 year celebration.  Please contact Jay to get involved in either and/or both of these great events.
Remember to read the entire COGS as the color of the day is hidden within.
Russell Hampton
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