Flash for 29 August 2017

Our meeting began in the usual way with President Marcy Zajdel leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and our invocation by John Sproull.

Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 38 of our 75 members were in attendance.

Announcements:

Club News:

OUR LUNCH MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED: Beginning in September 2017, our luncheon meetings will be held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg.

Foundation Moment with Gene James: It is a well-known fact that Rotary Foundation started with just $26.50. With inflation, it would come to around $500 in today’s money – maybe just enough to buy a smartphone. As one Rotary leader says, “hardly sufficient seed money for a foundation with the ambitious mission of doing good in the world.” The numbers from a recent audit of the 2015-16 year, show that our Foundation awarded almost $100 million in global and district grants, another $4 million for Peace Fellowships and over $114 million for polio eradication. Last year’s Foundation Chair says, “While all of these numbers are impressive there is only one number we will never truly know – and that is the number of people whose lives have been improved, transformed or saved through the work of our Foundation.”

Marcy’s Quote of the Week: “Don’t wait, life goes faster than you think!”

Happy Bucks: The most recent Happy Bucks were distributed to Greensburg-Hempfield Library; Bushy Run Battlefield; and accessAbilities.

District News:

Rotary Leadership Institute’s fall date in Greensburg will be October 7. Please visit www.rlimainline.org  for more information and to register.

Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• Wellness Screening – September 16 – SeniorLife, Greensburg
• One Rotary Summit – October 21 – Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College
• Foundation Dinner – November 17 – California University of Pennsylvania

Make-up Clubs:
• Mountain View – Monday at 6:15 p.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant
• Westmoreland – Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Badges Bar & Grille
• Latrobe – Wednesday at 12 noon at DeNunzio’s Chophouse
• Norwin – Monday at 12:05 p.m. at Jacktown Rod and Hunt Club
• Delmont-Salem – Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at Kings Family Restaurant
• Murrysville-Export – Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at The Lamplighter
• Mount Pleasant – Wednesday at 12 noon at Leo’s Pub & Grill
• Plum – Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at Palmieri’s Restaurant

Birthdays/Anniversaries:
Jeff Balzer introduced this month’s birthdays and anniversaries:
Birthdays: Chad Amond, Jeff Balzer, Martin Barbie, Regina Beatty, John Harman, John Wohlin, Marcy Zajdel
Anniversaries: Martin Barbie, Missy Smeltz

Our meeting ended in the usual way with the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by, Marcy Zajdel