Our meeting began in the usual way with President Gene James leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and our invocation by Chuck Strobel.
Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 35 of our 74 members were in attendance.
Guests: Michele Bononi with husband, Eric
Foundation Moment with Jeff Balzer: The headlines blazed across Newsweek.com: “Polio returns to Venezuela 30 years after eradicated as crisis cripples health care system.” A shock wave rippled across the world. The worst fear had been realized: polio had returned and returned very quickly to a country that had been polio free for decades. To everyone’s relief the Global Polio Eradication Initiative confirmed a few days later that the cause of the Venezuelan toddler’s paralysis was not polio. Polio returning to countries that have been polio free for years is a very eminent danger. Polio is just a plane ride away. It is important to keep vaccinating children and improving water and sanitation until polio is gone forever.
Word of the Week with Jim Steeley:
NEBBE (neb noise, neb sh**) means rudely inquisitive… 900 ad with Scandinavian or German origin… the snout of an animal hence sticking your noise into something that doesn’t pertain to you.
The Rotary Family Picnic will be Tuesday, August 14 at Pavilion #7. A sign-up sheet is being passed around.
The Salvation Army presents a free Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10AM to 1PM at St. Clair Park. The Rotary Club is raising money to be able to fill the hygiene packs for middle and high school students to be presented at the Back to School Bash. We are hoping to sponsor 250 drawstring bags. If you are interested, please see Melissa Bowman.
Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• Rotary Family Picnic – August 7 – Twin Lakes Park
• 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
Gene James and Richard McCormick are today’s speakers. SummerSounds is a free series of exciting and interesting concerts under the stars in Greensburg’s beautiful downtown St. Clair Park. The concerts are produced by dedicated volunteers of behalf of The City of Greensburg. Emphasizing high standards of contemporary musicianship in a family atmosphere, this series has been called “the best outdoor music series in Western PA.”
This year’s free concerts will delight music lovers of all ages with music ranging from jazz to country to rock, with a taste of Americana and oldies. We’re proud of the outstanding musicians we showcase as well as our wide variety of music. We try to please the most critical ear with the best sound around. Best of all, the price is free!
For more information on the band acts this year, visit www.summersounds.com
Our meeting ended in the usual way with the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by,