Our meeting began in the usual way with President Marcy Zajdel leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and our invocation by Eric Nichols.
Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 35 of our 75 members were in attendance.
Rotarians: Pat Shafer and DG Elect Cherie Sears
Foundation Moment with Gene James: The Rotary Centers for Peace and Conflict Resolution began in 2002. Since that time more than 900 peace fellows have been applying their expertise in various fields. They are settling border conflicts in West Africa, developing programs at the World Bank, drafting legislation to protect exploited children in Brazil as well as providing security for US diplomats and many other career paths devoted to peace. The Rotary Fellowships are graduate level scholarships that cover most expenses including internships. For more information on the Fellowships, visit www.rotary.org
Marcy’s Quote of the Week: “Life will always give you another chance. It’s called tomorrow. I hope this new month will be the start of something good for you!”
INDUCTION CEREMONY: District Governor Elect Cherie Sears conducted the induction ceremony for Ed Krause, who was sponsored by Mark Barnhart and Eric Nichols, who was sponsored by John Kline. Congratulations Ed and Eric!
The Rotary’s Service Above Self 5K will be held on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at Lynch Field in Greensburg. The website, Facebook and the online registration are up and running. We are in need of sponsors for this event. Please contact Al Lazar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcy Zajdel email@example.com
The Golf Committee has decided that the 2018 Rotary Club Scholarship Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Greensburg Country Club. The committee is currently looking for sponsors, prizes, and foursomes. Please contact Mandy Zalich or a committee member.
The spring Wellness Screening will take place on Saturday, April 7 at SeniorLife Greensburg. Volunteers are to arrive at 6AM to 9:30AM.
Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• Health Screening – April 7 at Senior Life
• Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – April 21
• Scholarship Dinner – May 15 at UPG
• Spelling Bee – May 24 at 6:00 p.m. – Greensburg Salem Middle School
• 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
Carolyn Tlumack introduced today’s speaker, Chris Rodell, the Latrobe-based author of “Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness,” the only self-improvement book graced with a cover endorsement by legendary golfer/pitchman Arnold Palmer. His book, “Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King,” is being published by Triumph Books in May.
In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King (Triumph Books, May 15, 2018), Latrobe, Pennsylvania resident and personal friend of Palmer’s Chris offers a new take on the legendary figure. Drawing on more than 100 interviews conducted over decades of acquaintance, he delves into Palmer’s character away from the game, examining Palmer’s relationship to his hometown and its people. The insights and anecdotes showcase a different side of Palmer, giving fans a glimpse of the King passing up his throne for a barstool, Magnolia Lane for Main Street and the big stage for the small town.
For more information, visit www.chrisrodell.com
Our meeting ended in the usual way with the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by, Marcy Zajdel