Here’s what happened this week at Rotary….
Today we welcomed our Kiwanian friends for our annual Thanksgiving shared meeting. Jim McMaster, our prez and Shy Montoya, Kiwanis president,reminded us that CPRD is taking over (both Jim and Shy are CPRD staffers). Shy shared some Kiwanis service projects such as their Christmas Kids Day Out program where they provide a day of fun for kids with special needs so their parents have some respite. That sounds like a great service project. They also do the Halloween crossing guards, which this year included serving in a monsoon.
Our club members had a chance to connect with each other and one, Jack Maxwell III, could talk to himself as he is a Kiwanian and Rotarian!
We’ll be joining the Kiwanis on Thursday, December 17th at Izzy’s to continue our Holiday Tradition of sharing meetings.
Besides our Kiwanian guests, Stan Kern brought his son in law, Dale Welcome and granddaughter Clara Welcome. Stan is celebrating Thanksgiving and his birthday on Thursday.
Announcements: REMINDER Next week, December 2nd, we’ll be at Friendsview with our speaker being a 106 year old resident.
Jack Maxwell shared a project that is working to get cribs for families in need. Thanks for sharing this Jack.
Duck, Duck: For the duck this week, Rotarians and Kiwanians too shared things they are thankful for as we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Jim did the Four Way Testimonial and declared it is the truth that the NHS Boys and Girls Water Polo teams are state champions for 2015! And that Jim is their outstanding coach. Ok, he didn’t say that, but all his athletes showed how good he is by their attitude as well as their skill level in being state champions.
Jim invited the seniors from his team to our meeting and they also shared their senior projects.
Elizabeth Andrews from Veritas shared that she worked on the Save Our Pool campaign and is now attending architect meetings and is learning about what it takes to build a pool and be responsible with public funds.
Claire Boenisch also combined her love of water and hosted an event at the aquatics center for special needs youth.
Remy Saunders is volunteering at the hospital and is working with special needs youth as well.
Alena Lidey is putting together comfort kits for kids that are pulled out of their homes and put into foster care.
Robert Lamping shared that it was his birthday today. He’s working on an entertainment project as he loves comedy and will be performing his show in the spring.
Zach Schrage, team captain, has pulled together people and construction firms to fix up the BMX track which is in desperate need of updating to eliminate holes and fix it so that kids (and adults too) can really ride.
The students talked about how Coach McMaster really encouraged them to be STUDENT Athletes and to know that they needed to look beyond water polo. But they are all outstanding water polo players and team players who look to encourage each other no matter if they play or sit on the bench.
Auggie and I are looking for subs/help with the newsletter.
Who’d like to volunteer!??!!!??!!
Denise Bacon provided the photos (Auggie was in Hawaii). Send news to Leah Griffith, Newsletter Editor at newbergnoonrotary@gmail