Archive for February, 2012
PROGRAM - Chip Cooper, Watergate
GREETERS - Karen Taylor & Scott Heck
INVOCATION/PLEDGE/ FUNDRAISER - John Stringer
PROGRAM - Mary Barile, Author of Haunted Boonslick
GREETERS - Audrey Spieler & Bob Unrath
INVOCATION/PLEDGE/ FUNDRAISER - Tom Rose
PROGRAM - Classification Talks
GREETERS - TBA
INVOCATION/PLEDGE/ FUNDRAISER - Sarah Read
Metro Rotary has annually recognized a member of the community for his/her contributions to better the Columbia area. Metro Rotarians are encouraged to nominate someone who encourages vocational excellence and practices high ethical standards.
Some of the past recipients include: Robert Ross, Jr.-City of Columbia, Officer Shelley Jones-Columbia Police Department, Mike Hood-Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, Steve Sapp-Columbia Fire Department, Sheriff Ted Boehm-Boone County Sheriff, Judge Christine Carpenter-Drug Court & Mental Health Court, Mayor Darwin Hindman-City of Columbia, Captain Brad Nelson-Columbia Police Department, Don Laird-Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Karen Taylor-Boone County National Bank and last year’s recipient Bill Watkins-Former Manager, City of Columbia (below).
From the nominations submitted, the Vocational Service Committee will select one to be awarded the 2012 Vocational Service Award from Metro Rotary. This award will
be made at a regular club meeting in April.
PROGRAM - Mark Schreiber, Long-time Jefferson City Penitentiary Deputy Warden
GREETERS - Liz Magee & Jeff Davis
INVOCATION/PLEDGE/ FUNDRAISER – Bette Wordelman
A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Metro’s Annual Fundraising Event a success! It was a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship. This year’s winning team was The Danish Moderns!
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Douglass High School Bike Club. If you still have money to turn in, or you would like to make a contribution, please see Les Borgmeyer.
Les, Scott Heck and their planning committee did another amazing job in planning this event. Thanks to everyone who donated, attended, purchased items and solicited auction items.
Finally, a special thank you to our sponsors:
PRECISION CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital
Huebert Builders, Inc.
Brake Printing – Direct Impaqt
Casey Buckman Photography
Law Office of Elizabeth Magee
at The Communications Center
What a difference a year makes! I’m sure everyone remembers “Snowmageddon” from early February last year, but now we’re fortunate to be enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures. While it’s very easy just to focus on ourselves, we have to remember that there is a much bigger world out there.
As Metro Rotarians, I encourage you to think back during this month about all the things we do, and have done, that has an impact worldwide. Our continued support of the Youth Study Exchange Program and the Group Student Exchange Program are both excellent examples of how we reach out globally. I am confident that we have learned as much from the individuals we have sponsored as they have learned from us.
Another good example is the number of water projects that we have assisted with financially. A special thank you to everyone who has assisted with securing and completing the paperwork and grant applications that have resulted in cleaner water to many people overseas.
This year is flying by, and I can’t believe how much we have done! Thanks for all you do to make Metro Rotary such a success!