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Rotary Club of Palm Springs Meeting of January 31, 2018
 

 

 

 

This week’s meeting was conducted by our high school Interact Club members: President Millinnie Illustrisimo, Vice President Melina Solis, Secretary Ahmed Nabrian, and members Kevin Forero and Christian Flores. 
 
The meeting was called to order by Mellinnie Illustrisimo, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kevin Forero, and the 4-Way Test was very nicely led by Melina Solis; followed by Helene Kalfuss providing the Invocation.
 
Millinnie announced our Visiting Rotarians: Murray and Lynn McArthur from Saskatoon, Canada; Al & Myance Muir of Saskatoon; Randy Aston from the Lloydmorster Rotary Club; Phillip Mueller from Minerva, Ohio; and Stuart Lipoff from Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 
GUESTS: 
Guests were introduced: Mr. Cross, Interact teacher sponsor at Palm Springs High School; Dick Hostrop’s grandson, Sam; and Harriett from Las Vegas.

Frank passed around the signup sheet for our Apparel Booth at the Tour de Palm Springs on Feb 9th and 10th. He thanked all for volunteering…we have only a few spots to fill but sign up now! 
 
Prez Nadine showed off our new sound system and also a screen that was donated to our Club. Jamey very successfully demonstrated the sound system at the opening of today’s meeting.
 
Barbara Stanford distributed flyers at each table, showing everyone how to access the Club’s online news and membership roster.
 
Nadine provided cards announcing the Rotary District 5330 Conference, May 18-20, at the Double Tree Hilton, 67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City 92234. 
 
It was announced that applications for this year’s Club Foundation Grants have been received, and Ryan Saunders is chairing the selection process.
 
Nandy Kruger announced a Paul Harris event will be held on February 7th.
 
February 14th Valentines Day Meeting - Dining at the Mizell Senior Center, and Please Bring a Gift for Needy Seniors:We will hold a very special Valentines Day Luncheon on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at noon.  We will be dining with the seniors and lunch will only be $10 per person that day.  We ask that each Rotarian please bring a gift of toiletries for our community's needy seniors (at the Center and also recipients of Meals on Wheels program for homebound folks).  Mizell advises us that toiletries are always needed and welcomed:  Shampoos, soaps, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and use your imagination - all are suitable for both men and women.  Please be generous!  You can bring your gifts of unwrapped toiletries to this Wednesday's meeting, as well as on Valentine's Day.  We will have surprise entertainment on that day, as well!  It will be a special way to celebrate Valentine's Day with a wonderful service project.

PROGRAM
The Interact Club members provided today’s program by introducing each member, who gave individual background stories about their lives and future plans.
 
Each of these amazing students gave very touching and uplifting stories, interspersed with humor, clearly demonstrating that each of them is destined for great success in college and beyond. They each also offered comments about what Interact and Rotary have meant in their lives. 
 
President Millinnie gave a very impressive list of the projects their Club has completed this year.
 
The presentations were followed by questions & answers.

 
RECOGNITION
 
The Interact members acted as today’s fine master, asking intelligent (math & science!) questions that were rarely answered correctly by our members! Members fined were Linda Holmes, David Alderman, Jamey Canfield, Helene Kalfuss, Judy Bronstein, and Bob Allen. Today’s fines went to the Interact Club for their projects.

HAPPY $$

Happy dollars collected were given to the Interact Club to honor them for their outstanding, fun program today. Happy dollars were paid by Linda Holmes, Nadine Koehler, Ed McBride, Susan Ward, Kathy Weyer, Jerry Ogburn, Helene Kalfuss, Judy Bronstein, and our happy Saskatoon visitors.


DRAWING 

The Interact Club members drew the winning ticket which was won by Kathy Weyer, who then failed to win the marble drawing for $152.

NEXT MEETING 

Please join us Wednesday, February 7, 2018Program speaker is Ellen Weiner of the Compassionate Friends of the Coachella Valley.  The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. 
 
The Compassionate Friends was founded over 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide.  The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.

 

Today’s Editor: Linda Holmes

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