News for the Week of November 8, 2019 
 
Here's Everything You Need to Know...
 
Memorial - Matt McLaurin made a brief appearance to express his thanks and appreciation for all that the Rotary family has done in support of him and Courtney during the past week. Bill Manning did an outstanding  job filling in for Kimra at the memorial service, and many, many Rotarians have contributed generously to the GoFundMe campaign organized by Jerry Nichols to support Courtney.  Its times like this we can all be proud to call ourselves Rotarians.
 
Announcements
 
Pause for the Cause - Marianne Temple announced that Sarah Lanckriet will be our club's representative for the Mountain Area Imagination Library project.  Started in 2005, the project is the longest running service project of our club.  It is now a joint project of the five Mountain Area Rotary Clubs, and serves children in portions of four counties.  As an affiliate of the Dollywood Foundation, we purchase and supply, free of charge, appropriately selected childrens' books monthly to kids from birth to age five.  To learn more, go to http://www.imaginationlibrary.com.
 
Thanksgiving Luncheon for Mountain Area Seniors - Kris Fisher announced that the Sign-up Genius is now available for the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors which this year will be held on Friday, November 22 at the Elk's Club.  This is an ALL CLUB project and everyone's help is needed.  Please click here to sign up Sign-up Genius.
 
Holiday Party - Gretchen MacArthur is passing around a sign-up sheet for the Holiday Party on December 5 at Hiwan Golf Club.  It is important for planning purposes that we let Gretchen know if we plan to attend and the number of guests we expect to have.  If you missed the sign-up please send Gretchen a note to let her know if you are coming.  gretchen_macarthur@yahoo.com
 
Bell Ringing - Sue Brown announced that we will be bell ringing again this holiday season at WalMart for the Salvation Army.  We will start Thanksgiving weekend and ring right up to Christmas, however, the number of slots will be reduced this year due to the difficulty filling them last year.  Some time slots have also been reduced to one hour instead of the usual two in order to encourage more people to sign up, but feel free to sign up for multiple slots.  Click here to sign up now.
 
Soldier Boxes - Gail Sharp announced that Tall Grass Spa will be packing the boxes next week, December 15 at Wild Game following the Rotary meeting.  Many hands make light work, so please plan to help if you can.  It would be especially appreciated if a few could stay later and help clean up after the packing is complete.
 
Carryovers from Last Week 
 
Rotary Float in the Rose Parade - Mindy Hanson announced that she will be going to Pasadena to help decorate Rotary's float in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade.  She indicated that there are still a few positions available if anyone is interested in joining her.  Contact Mindy at mindy@alphapixelreach.com or 303-670-9804.
 
Guess Who's Coming to Town? - Chuck Adams announced a special event on November 25, 5:00 - 9:00pm, at Genesee Pub and BBQ.  Holiday piano music by Kimberly Adams, a vocal performance by Kim Douthitt, and a special appearance by "you know who" from the North Pole at about 7:00.  Bring the kiddos, and get in the spirit.  Half the proceeds will be donated to the Halston's Hope Foundation which provides scholarships to young adults impacted by anxiety, depression, abuse, neglect, or other emotional hardships who are interested in the animal service industry.
 
Holiday Dine-Around - Rita Carver invited all to attend the annual Holiday Dine-Around at the Unger's on December 19.  Thanks Don and Marty for hosting again this year.
 
Ride to End Polio - Curt Harris is seeking sponsorship donations to end polio.  Curt will join Rotarians from all over the world November 23 in Tucson, AZ in a RIDE TO END POLIO.  Your donation will be credited to you and our club and will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Click here to donate.  
 
Our Speaker
 
Our own Cindy Latham gave a very sobering presentation on wildfire readiness entitled In Harms WayIn her presentation, she compared our situation here in Evergreen with that which existed in Paradise, California one year ago today, when wildfire killed 85 people, burned 153,335 acres, and destroyed 14,000 residences.  If you were unable to hear her presentation, please check out these links.
 
 

Important Dates:

Don't forget to mark your calendar with these dates: 
 
  •    November 22- Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors
  •    December 5 - Holiday Party at Hiwan
  •    December 19 - Holiday Dine-Around at the Unger's
  •    April 24-25 - District 5450 Conference
 
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