CLICK HERE to see photos from the Luncheon courtesy of Doug Russell.
President Beth opened the meeting promptly at noon
Following the acknowledgement of the Rotary Four-Way Test and Pledge of Allegiance, Phil Polster gave the Invocation and Ralph Decker led us in song (or was it a Rotary Rap) “It’s a great day to be in Rotary”!
President Beth congratulated the Golf Committee for putting on a great day of golf & fellowship yesterday at Forest Park. Evidence of this achievement is available on Flickr courtesy of Doug Russell who was another of the hard working Rotarians making this event a success.
Ralph Decker returned to the podium to announce the winners of the 99th Rotary Bowling League Season 2017-18 —– Team Decker! Credit was given to all members of the team –while some grumbling was heard around the room by, I suppose, those that were not on the winning team.
Thursday May 24 – Club 11’s 20th Police Officer Achievement Award – St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden Thursday May 31 – FBI Special Agent Matt Giegling Thursday June 7 – Community Serevice Grants. $35,000 will be awarded to 15 organizations
ROTARY IN ACTION
Volunteers are still needed to present 8th Grade Awards – see Michele Goad
Coins for Alzheimer’s Collection are on-going at our weekly meeting – look for the can.
Thursday May 24 Blood Drive – contact Suzanne Schoomer
Friday June 8 – Missouri Day at Rotary International Headquarters Evantston Illinois – see The PepperBox for details
SGT. AT ARMS
Sgt. at Arms “Motown” Mike Mosella welcomed our guests: Tom Lampe (Maggie Lampe); Mike Miller (Bob Zangas); Jean Cowell (Dave Cowell); Ginger Reinert (Nicky Robertson); Laura and Bob Sforza; Melanie Delkamiller; and J. Gary Neal
Robert Driver, a former member of Club 11, visiting from the Columbia-South Rotary Club introduced our speaker & advised us to pay attention beccause we are all going to have orthopaedic issuess in the future —- Dr. James Cook of the Mizzou BioJoint Center
Inspired by his grandfather who received one of the earliest knee replacement surgeries in the country…..and unfortunately, many more…seven in all, Dr. Cook set out to study better ways for improving this type of treatment. What he found was that younger candidates would have to endure multiple replacements over their lifetimes vs. older adults.
Using organ and tissue donors, the Center developed improved osteochondral allogratf transplantation techniques that are successful for adults under the age of 55.
Dr. Cook shared examples of this success in “…just a mom” and his Secret Weapon, Buddy, a dog who had the first successful BioJoint surgery.
Watch for the Mizzou BioJoint commercials on TV highlighting the recoveries of athletes and military personnel.
Finally, Dr. Cook’s Rotary connection is through his grandfather, who had perfect Rotary attendance for 70 years, attending meetings in 46 countries.
$1,307.00 was available but Bob Sherrill pulled the 3 of spades, so the pot will grow.
President Beth adjourned the meeting at 1pm