Flash for 9 January 2018

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

Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 41 of our 73 members were in attendance.
Guests: Carolyn Tlumack with Denise Ardisson, Cesare Muccari with Casey Sirochman, Mandy Zalich with Ron


Club News:

Foundation Moment with Gene James: Some Foundation Firsts: The first Foundation grant was made in 1930. Five hundred dollars was given to the International Society for Cripples Children, which was started by Edgar “Daddy” Allen, a Rotarian from northern Ohio. The first Foundation program was established in 1947. It was the forerunner of the Ambassadorial Scholar Program and awarded 18 scholarships for college students. The first Paul Harris fellow recognizing a $1000 gift to the Foundation was given in 1957 to Al Brush from Mississippi. The first polio immunizations were given to 6 million children in Philippines in 1978.

Marcy’s Quote of the Week: You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

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

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

Mandy Zalich introduced today’s speakers, Malcolm Sias and Brandon Simpson from Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation. Their mission is facilitate the implementation of Westmoreland County’s Parks Horizons: A Comprehensive Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan to assure and enhance the quality of life within the region. The Westmoreland County Citizens Advisory Board is a group of nineteen volunteers formed to advise the growth and development of the County Parks and Recreational Programs. We strive to engender the widespread appreciation and enjoyment of Westmoreland County’s natural resources through its recreational facilities and programming.

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation encompasses ten parks and five trails, maintained to provide visitors with a wide variety of benefits and experiences. To learn more about all of the parks and programs, please visit www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/728/Parks-Recreation

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