Meeting called to order by Beth Russell at 12:00 pm
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Richard Warriner offered the invocation.
The song of the week was “76 Trombones” from The Music Man led by Beth Russell.
Flag Totem (call for sharing Joys and Concerns):
President Losciale asked for thoughts for Neil Jones, who was in an accident and recovering from his injuries.
July 2017 – June 30, 2018: Club 11 Rotarian Rose Cooper will be our District 6060 Governor
Fri, June 23, we will be celebrating her sanction into her new role.
- Reception will be held in the evening.
Richard Losciale shared the Paul Harris quote: “Friendship constitutes an enrichment of life.”
Club 11: American Red Cross Blood Drive on May 25 from 10am to 2pm. Richard Losciale generously offered to pay for any member’s guests who donate blood at the Blood Drive.
Fundraising update: 56 members have contributed a total of $16,056 in direct contributions. Added to monies raised through Rolling for Rotary, the Holiday Party, corporate matches and progressive 50/50, the total currently stands at $22,441. Chairman Richard Warriner thanked members of the club for their charity, contributions and personal efforts for events recently concluded; and announced upcoming efforts for fundraising throughout the rest of the year.
The Charity Golf Scamble recently concluded was one of the most successful the Club has ever had. Thanks to all donors who contributed and others who were instrumental in the success of the event.
Golf League Outing at Old Warson Country Club on May 23.
May 25, May 24 and June 2 – 8th Grade Awards Ceremony Participations. See Maggie Lampe if you have not received your packets.
May 25 – All In Club Meeting. New Paul Harris fellows will be honored at the meeting. Richard Losciale will also present his story, “The joys of getting Older”.
Community Service Grants Program on June 1. 12 different charities and organizations will be honored and awarded
Monday June 5 at 11am – Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Downtown STL YMCA at the MX located at 6th and Locust – Belynda Woods invited members to come to for the event.
June 8 – Chris Zimmerman will be here to give a presentations about the St. Louis Blues and answer questions.
Sargeant at Amie Bossi amused the group with her traditional “-day” announcements; introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Introduction of presenter, Nile Ramsbottom, by Dan Garland.
Author of the book Prepare for Leadership, Mr. Ramsbottom shared his personal journey of business success and lessons learned through times of struggle. After rising from manager trainee to become one of the top officers of Ralston Purina, Nile was fifty-five and unemployed following a company buyout. Within ten years of that low mark in his career he had built a company surpassing his former iconic employer in annual earnings and played a lead role in the creation of the biodiesel industry. He then directed the nascent industry from three million gallons of biodiesel production a year to over a billion gallons annually in just over a decade.
- Last meeting brought in $184 from ticket sales.
- $92.00 was allocated to the Welfare Fund bringing the total raised to $2,208.
- After $8 payout at last week’s luncheon for an 8 of spades,
- $84 was added to the progressive pot bringing this week’s starting pot to $1,982.
- Adding in 50% of today’s collection of $190, if the winner draws the Ace of Clubs he/she will receive $2,077.
- There are 21 cards left in the deck.
Amie Bossi drew the King of diamonds and received $10. There are now 20 cards remaining in the deck.
Meeting adjourned by President Losciale at 12:05 pm