Our meeting began in the usual way with President Marcy Zajdel leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and our invocation by Jeff Balzer.
Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 31 of our 75 members were in attendance.
Guests: Regina Beatty with Caleb Crousey
RESIGNATION: Sue Fox
Foundation Moment with Gene James: As this Rotary year ends, your Foundation Team thanks all of you for your very generous contributions to the Thai Water Project. Our clubs, individual Rotarians and Interact Clubs, through their contributions, have made a difference to a great many people in Northern Thailand. As we begin a new Rotary Year, the District will shift its focus to helping mothers and children begin their lives together in a healthier setting.
Marcy’s Quote of the Week: “Every story has an end, but in life, every end is a new beginning.”
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
Shelly Gaffney presented the 2018 Spelling Bee Winner Brayden Legg from West Point Elementary with his iPad and plaque. Congratulations Brayden. Brayden was in attendance with his parents, Jason and Amy Legg.
The 2018 Rotary Peace Art Winner Abigail Sherbondy, who was not in attendance, was announced. She was selected as the Third Place Winner by the District. Congratulations Abigail.
Megan O’Brien and Alexis Weig, our 2018 RYLA Students, talked about their experiences this year at RYLA. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary Clubs and districts where youth develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
Mark Barnhart introduced the Greensburg Salem High School Interact Club as the 2018 Interact Club of the Year by the District. The advisor is our own, Melissa Bowman. Students in attendance were Megan O’Brien, Logan O’Brien, Jenna Dominiczak, Kayla Wright, Alexis Weig, Mikyla Curry, Jordan Vertacnik, Alyse Lightner, Erica Steele, and Christine Holcombe. Congratulations Interact!
At the end of the meeting, I presented the gavel to Gene James, who is the new president for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year. Thank you to all who have made my year a huge success. I could not have done it without you!
Our meeting ended in the usual way with the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by,