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Rotary Club of Palm Springs Meeting of  May 10, 2017
Our meeting opened with Mike leading the pledge, followed by Chris on the Four-Way Test since it was their last meeting for now. (They leave for Michigan Saturday morning…we’ll miss you…see you in November!) The invocation was given by Reverend Jim.

There were no guests or visitors and only one visiting Rotarian, our speaker, who was from Cathedral City Rotary and introduced later in the meeting.

Our esteemed president announced that our very own Tim Ellis received the Destination Wide Tourism Award (Spirit of the Desert), but alas, no knighthood. 

Milt announced that the District has managed to get its hands on 12,000 (yes, 12,000) pair of Skecher shoes to distribute. He will transport four or five hundred of them to Well In The Desert.

Judy announced the Palm Springs High School Interact Club is taking over next week, giving Jamey a week off. They will handle everything from the opening pledge, to recognition dollars and giving out donations to the community. Welcome, Interactors!

Nadine announced that the Rosarito trip in cahoots with the DHS club is June 2, 3,  and 4, and signups are going around. Carole Rogers will be taking a motorhome if anyone needs a ride.


Margie Taft introduced our speaker, Karen Riley, of The Scrap Gallery, noting that Arlene had called Karen the “Most Amazing Woman On The Planet”. High praise indeed.

Karen talked about art projects made from recyclables – over 100,000 pounds of otherwise-non biodegradable stuff is used by local elementary through high school students to make murals and sell art to raise funds for clean water projects and education. Karen described a local water walk; a six kilometer walk done with backpacks filled with water bottles to illustrate what women in third-world countries endure just to get clean water back to their families on a daily basis. She encouraged us to look at the artwork on the bridge on Dinah Shore Drive (over the wash between Palm Springs and Cathedral City) – 10,000 pounds of tile was donated for this project (material destined for the landfill). The Cathedral City Library also features a mural by the group to appreciate.

If you have anything like art supplies, buttons, typewriters, tile, or anything unusual you can drop them off at Cathedral City Public Works Yard on Kelley Road any Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00.


Recognition dollars were collected by Bob Elsner based on World War II trivia. Funds were collected from Tim, Bob, Chris, Jacqui, Mike, Helene, Margie, Nadine, Nandy, and Jim. Tough questions!


Happy Dollars were donated for: The Skechers donation, the Sojourners, Tim’s achievements and that of his sales manager, and one “Just Happy to Be Here” buck.


See you on Wednesday when we will be ruled by teenagers!


Today’s Editor:  Kathy Weber

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