Posted by Frank Gagnier

President Ron Heymann called our FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING at the Story and Song Book Store to order-


Dr. Page lead the club singing a patriotic song: "My Country Tis of Thee"

Recited our "Pledge of Allegiance"

We sang two other songs: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - "Bill Bailey" and "Rotary Bonds"

Rotarians Wally Messer on Bass and Bonnie Ridley on the piano


Followed by Rotarian Joe Hastey leading the club in an awesome prayer!



Secretary, John McAfee Report:  Welcome back John!! And Thank You Vince for holding down the fort in John's absence!!!

In attendance were 33 Club Members.  43 people attended the meeting, our First meeting at the Story & Song Book Store!

Honorary Members - Larry Myers, Roger Ganzel, Frank Ridley and Dr. Jim Hicks 

Rotarians John McAfee and Vince Cavallo at work checking everyone in and then some.....


Visiting Rotarians:  No visiting Rotarians this week.


Rotarian John McAfee giving us the Secretary's Report. Rotarian Senator Bean wearing the Orange...I'm looking for the Blue? yes


Visiting Guests of the Club:  Rotarian and President Elect Antoinette Richter had two guests - Karen Clark and Julie Eberwoin.  Rotarian Dr. Page had one guest - Spencer Puentas.  Rotarian and Past President Shannon Brown had one guest - her son John Brown.  Rotarian and Past President Pam Crouser had her granddaughter Madison and her great granddaughter Piper with her.  Guest of the club was Gertrude Baumgaerter


50/50 Jack Pot:  @$130  - Jerry Hinson had the drawn ticket and drew the 10 of Hearts.... 45 cards left.


Boy Scouts: $17

Shelter Box: $35 


Sergeant at Arms, Larry Melnick:

In Larry's absence, Past President Shannon Brown was our temporary Sergeant at arms.  But no lollipops! angry  Great to see you again Shannon!!


John Howard, Community Services Report:

Some more discussion is needed on how to best position blood mobile for maximum traffic following move of weekly meetings to Story & Song.  For now, it looks like we all agree to have the bus at the Nassau Health Food Store in the Walmart Plaza across the street for now. 


John Boylan, Director of Youth Services Report:

John announced that our past exchange student from two years ago Karla Jelsing  Kraup was here to visit with us all the way from Denmark.  It was great to see her again. She is now in college, Pre-med, and doing very well. With Kayak's break from school, she just had to come back to say hi and thank us again for a wonderful experience.  As a foot note, I might add that some of our ways and sayings stuck with her as she addressed us as "ya-all" wink


Rotarian & Past President John Boylan introducing Karla seated in front of him.  The picture of Karla came out blurry for some reason....sorry!


Kris Meyer, Public Relations Report:

No Report


Barbara Gingher, Fundraising Report:

No Report


Pam Crouser, Club Membership Report:

Two new members and several others in consideration.  Moving along pretty well right now. Could be a great year for new members!!


Nick Klein, Club Social Events Report:

Nick mentioned that we will be having some social events coming soon as things are being worked out at this time.


President Ron Heymann, Club Report:

President Ron has his trip report to Toronto for the International Convention directly on our web site for your read.  President Ron will have a Calendar of Events for us soon.  He also mentioned that the 2019 International Conference will be in Germany and  in 2020, the International Conference will be in Honolulu, Hawaii just in case anyone might be interested in attending cool   President Ron will be on vacation the next few weeks.  Next weeks meeting will be lead by Past President Kim Boylan and the following week will be led by Past President Dr. David Page.  Enjoy your vacation Mr. have earned it!! smiley


The "Served" Food was awesome...Mark and Donna were great hosts!   Wine & beer was offered too, for us retiree's! cool