Archive for January, 2011
PROGRAM – Classification Talks: Shatenita Horton & Jamie Cote
GREETERS – Karen Brown & Jamie Cote
INVOCATION/PLEDGE/ FUNDRAISER – Casey Buckman
PROGRAM – Rotary Youth Exchange Program
GREETERS – Tina Ehrhardt & Mike Grellner
INVOCATION/PLEDGE/ FUNDRAISER – Ryan Lidolph
Our annual fundraising event this year will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and other Metro Rotary charitable causes. Plan to join fellow Rotarians and friends for what has become a fun-filled evening of fellowship, good food and fun!
This year’s event will be held Friday, February 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall (2525 North Stadium Blvd.). Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. A dinner buffet provided by Sam Bennett will begin at 6:00 p.m. with trivia starting at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. They will be available at weekly Rotary meetings through February 2. A special thank you to Les Borgmeyer and his committee for their hard work in planning and organizing this event.
Happy New Year! As we enter the second half of this year, I know everyone is still excited from all the wonders that the annual holiday season brings. It’s a time for reflection of the year past, but also a time to look forward at what is to come.
As we begin 2011, I encourage you to reflect on Rotary. Hopefully, you are aware of what a fantastic organization you are a part of and what Rotary means locally and internationally. As a refresher, I offer the following: in February, Rotary will celebrate its 106th birthday; there are over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide; there are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries; Rotary has helped all but eradicate polio; the Group Study Exchange program has helped more than 57,000 young professionals explore their career fields; and the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars program has helped more than 47,000 students from 110 countries study abroad. Rotarians make a difference!
Thanks again for the role each of you play to make Metro Rotary such a wonderful organization. I look forward to the next six months!