Clubs and organizations: Rotary cares

President Lisa Kluge called to order the Jacksonville Noon Rotary Club’s July 22 meeting at noon at Hamilton’s.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “America” ​​was sung.

Volunteers were thanked, including Rick Kluge, Kevin Heitz, Alberta Robinson and Jan Ryan, hostesses and 50-50; Dave Fisher and Steve Holt, Sergeants-at-Arms; Tiffany Warmowski, Reflection; note taker Anne Jackson; singing frontman and tech guru Dan Lepper; and pianist Sharon Zuiderveld.

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• The Polio Plus Jars are on the tables.

• Clipboards circulate. Please help where you can.


Events to come:

• July 23: neighborhood improvement

• July 24: Ferris wheel, 4-6 p.m., sponsored by Kiwanis.

• July 27: Volunteer opportunity at the Museum. See Ginny Fanning.

• July 29: no meeting

• July 29: Social at the Community Park organized by the Wahl family. Fried chicken will be provided, as well as table service. Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair. RSVP to Cathy Jo by June 27th. The wheel will turn!

• August 1: first Monday, 5 p.m. at Bahan’s.

• August 1: membership committee meeting at noon

• August 1: Community Services Committee will meet at the Salvation Army

Woo-hoo: Oktoberfest will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on September 17 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Food! Beer! Music! Games! Fun! Save this date. All Rotarians are invited to sign up to help!

Steve Warmowski was inducted as a new member of the Jacksonville Noon Rotary Club.

We welcomed Rotarians Dan O’Brian and Bill Durall. Lisa Kluge brought her husband, Rick. Tiffany Warmowski brought her husband, Steve. Scott Boston was accompanied by Tiffany Whitaker

District Governor Bill Durall presented an interesting and uplifting program.

Jan Ryan drew unsuccessfully for the 50/50 draw. The four-way test was recited and the meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

— Submitted by Anne Jackson

Jacksonville Sunrise Rotary Club

On a beautiful, clear Tuesday morning, nine Rotarians and two visiting Rotarians gathered in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express.

Those in attendance were Don Pigg, President Linda Meece, Cindy Boehlke, Sonie Smith, Past President Jane Becker, Jay Jamison, Brittany Nickel, Sarah Robinson and Sarah Edmiston, along with District Governor Bill Durall and gubernatorial candidate of the Dan O’Brien district. .

All chatter and banter died down when President Linda gently tapped the July 19 meeting to order at 6:58 a.m. Next, Sarah Edmiston led the Pledge of Allegiance, Cindy led the recitation of the four-way test and Sonie gave the invocation.

Linda reminded members that not only is next week’s meeting a business meeting, but we are being asked to bring donations for the First Baptist Church Special Needs Pantry. This is in memory of Rotarian Barb Baker on her birthday.

District Governor Bill gave a wonderful speech on International President Jennifer Jones’s four strategic goals for the year. The first is to increase impact. Using the Troop-on coupon project as an example, Bill describes its importance to members of the military with his many years in the Air Force stationed all over the world. The governor also encouraged us to increase the number of members. The second goal is to expand reach, perhaps with a group of nonmembers the club can rely on during service projects. The third objective is to improve participation and the fourth is to increase adaptive capacity. Afterwards, we all discussed ways to increase Rotary’s presence at the national level with the international president’s experience in communications. We learned that there have been commercials on television recently and that Rotary has a YouTube channel.

Then Bill did his due diligence and reminded the club of the next Rotary Day at the Ballpark on August 6 (Cardinals vs. Yankees). The district governor is emphasizing polio projects this year, especially something like Pints ​​for Polio. Sonie pointed out that the new unbreakable polio jar we need to replace the glass polio jar the club used for years until it broke. Bill reminded the club of the district conference in Collinsville on November 4-5.

Next, the District Governor described the Zambia Agriculture Project and the Rotary Mechanization Grant. He asks clubs to donate to a planter. The club, with a generous donation, presented the governor with a check for $500. President Linda, whose husband is an integral part of the Zambian project, presented the donation and photos were taken before she verbally called the end of the meeting at 7.58am.

The business meeting will take place on July 26 at 7:00 am in the Holiday Inn Express meeting room. All Rotarians and guests are welcome.

— Submitted by Sarah Edmiston

Jacksonville Sunrise Rotary Club

On a rainy Tuesday morning, 11 Rotarians and one visiting Rotarian gathered in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express. According to the announcement made at last week’s meeting, toiletries, laundry products and other items were donated in honor of Barb Baker’s birthday this week. Don Pigg donated the use of his truck bed for transportation. Necessities were donated to the First Baptist Church Personal Needs Pantry. Barb was a long-time Rotarian and the Personal Needs Pantry was very important to her.

In attendance were Don, President Linda Meece, Brittany Nickel, Sarah Robinson, Pat Pennell, Sonie Smith, Gordon Jumper, Jane Becker, Jay Jamison, Ella Scaggs and Sarah Edmiston, along with guest speaker Judy Tighe from Jacksonville Main Street. President Linda gently opened the July 26 meeting at 7 a.m., then Gordon led the Pledge of Allegiance, Jay led the recitation of the four-way test, and Pat delivered the invocation. Former member Ella was welcomed to the club. She thanked us for the pin. Rotations were made by Sarah Edmiston, Sonie, Don, Gordon, Sarah Robinson, Pat, Jane, Jay and Ella. Then Jay made sure everyone, including Judy, had the opportunity to donate to the scholarship fund. Then, Pat volunteered to take charge of the reconnaissance for the month of August.

Jay told the story of the agricultural project grant in Zambia. Over 100 Zambian farmers joined a cooperative and enough money was collected for the planter. Eric will soon be traveling to Zambia to purchase a tractor, planter and other essential equipment. With two articles in the Journal-Courier, our little club got a lot of publicity, even though none of us traveled to Africa.

Judy used the theme of advertising to follow up with her brief but succinct update on downtown activities. We heard about an upcoming Downtown Awards Concert, Pumpkin Festival, Santa Stroll and Christkindl Market. A pop-up business incubator and branding project are in the works. After asking questions, the club thanked her with a round of applause.

Next, Sarah Edmiston gave the Treasurer’s report, while members shared copies of the report. After Sarah provided an update on dues and answered questions, Jay made a motion to accept the report and Gordon seconded the motion. The motion was carried. While Sarah had their attention, she reminded members of the Aug. 6 Rice Packet Assembly event at Grace United Methodist Church. It starts at 9:30 a.m. and all volunteers are welcome.

Linda thanked the members for working the door at the Morgan County Fair. Jane said she was still waiting for the ticket prices for the pork package. Ella invited everyone to come to the River Country Quilt Show at Jacksonville High School on July 29-30. Don announced that we will meet August 23 at the Morgan County Health Department for a visit. Sarah Robinson distributed a price/color list for the shirts, if anyone wanted to order embroidered Rotary shirts.

Linda closed the meeting at 7:45 am The next meeting will be at 7:00 am on August 2 in the Holiday Inn Express meeting room. All guests and visiting Rotarians are welcome.

— Submitted by Sarah Edmiston

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