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President's Report – July 2013

Rotary1314LogoThe first month of the 2013/14 regime is already over, and there hasn't been a coup just yet. I wanted to give all the members, especially those who can't attend every week, an update on what's going on in our club as far as what we have accomplished each month and our plans for the upcoming month. 

Looking Back – Over the last month all four of our shelter boxes were deployed to Lebanon for use in a refugee camp on the border of Syria because of the conflict there. I have challenged the membership to Engage Rotary and Change Lives. By that I mean I would like each and every member to get involved whether it be on a committee, volunteering, greeting or donating to the foundation – the choice is yours. Your engagement in our club is what will ensure our club continues to prosper and grow. Please take a moment and update your info on (username is your email address password is your rotary #)

Looking Forward – We have challenged all the other clubs in the Eastern Panhandle to see who can collect the most food for the United Way Mega Food Drive (Cereal, Flour, Sugar, Jiffy Mix, Canned Soup, Spaghettios, Spaghetti, Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Canned Veggies (NOT PEAS OR CORN), Canned Fruit, Canned Tuna or SPAM and Boxed Potatoes) Please bring your donation to any meeting until September or call me and I will come pick it up from your office or house. Our golf tournament member/guest and picnic will be August 26th at the woods. This is your chance to invite a friend for a day of golfing and enjoy the picnic afterwards.

Club Snapshot 


(As of July 29)

139 Net Gain of +1
Attendance 47% Up 1%

Foundation Giving

(As of July 29)

$176 1% of Goal

Dues Paid

(As of July 29)

30 members past due

65 members owe for this quarter

50% of Membership



37% 37% of Goal
Vocational Service
  • Herman Dixon has assembled a committee which has committed to providing the programs for the month of October, which happens to be Vocational month on the RI calendar. They are planning for an exciting month which includes a tour of Quad Graphics on October 24th so be sure to mark your calendars. 
Club Service
  • Art Thomm attended the first committee meeting with the area clubs to organize a multi-club mixer and will have details soon.
  • Chris Knight has secured greeters until the end of the year.
Youth Service
  • Tina Combs has reached out to Spring Mills High to try and start an interact club.
  • Joanne Wadsworth, Vicki Elliott and Tina Combs have graciously accepted taking on student guests again this year.
International Service
  • Buzz Poland has secured a host family for our new exchange student for the first 6 months. He still needs a family for the second half of the year. 
Community Service
  • Berniece Collis has assembled a team of volunteers for the Youth Fair on August 10th.
  • Past President Pam Wagoner has already got her committee going for Taste of the Panhandle 2014 and has board approval as to who the funds will go to for this year's event. 75% of the funds will go to The Shenandoah Women's Center, 15% will go to CCAP/Loaves and Fishes and 10% of the funds will come back to the club.
  • Bill Bowen is working with on details for the Sports Breakfast.
  • Kathy Mason will be calling on Volunteers for the Annual Day of Caring in September.
  • Ryan Perks has identified 3 causes for the District Simplified Grant and will present them to the board in August.

– Mike Hornby