Our meeting began in the usual way with President Marcy Zajdel leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and our invocation by Carolyn Tlumack.
Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 30 of our 73 members were in attendance.
Guests: Chris DeDiana with son, Mark; Kary Milan with husband, Josh; Bryan Kline with Larry Blake
Foundation Moment with Gene James: The Rotary Foundation is a celebration of life. Every project from clean water to the eradication of polio makes life a little easier, a little brighter for people all over the world. As we begin a new year, take a moment to reflect on those whose lives have been changed through the projects of our Rotary Foundation and say a little prayer for those that Rotary has not reached yet.
Marcy’s Quote of the Week: I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you have never done before, and more importantly, you are doing something!
This Saturday’s Our Lady of Grace Food Bank has been rescheduled to Sunday at 2PM due to the inclement weather.
Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• Service Above Self Memorial Day 5K – May 28, 2018 – Lynch Field
• Rotary Golf Outing – June 18, 2018 – Greensburg Country Club
• 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
Today’s speaker was our own, Mandy Zalich. She talked about New Year’s Resolutions. A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Only 8 percent of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions, according to one commonly cited statistic. There are many reasons people can’t stick to their resolutions, from setting too many of them to getting derailed by small failures. Mandy presented everyone with a card and envelope to make a New Year’s Resolution. She will send you yours in six months to see how you are progressing. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Our meeting ended in the usual way with the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by, Marcy Zajdel