April 20, 2017

Invocation:

Christy Rowling

Happy Dollars:

  • Bill Mesler: Happy about his grandson making his first CD
  • Erv Leppert: Just happy to be here
  • Bill West: Happy about Park’s black hand series in the OR
  • Tripp: We are only 90 days form the start of the Whiskey Rebellion Festival. Come to the press conference at the Patriots pavilion today at 2PM and support the new GoFundMe Page!
  • Brandi Butler: Was happy to be baptized and confirmed at IC church this weekend.
  • Rich P. Was happy that the Pavilion project received work of another $10,000 grant.
  • Mary Jo: Was happy for the OR and their series talking about suicide and its impacts. She is also awaiting her next grandchild soon!
  • Dorothy T. Was happy to spend the holiday with her kids in Chicago and GO PENS!
  • Phil Rush: Is happy for the nice summer weather……
  • Susan Priest: Is happy to be taking over speaker scheduling and is asking that if anyone has a speaker that they feel the club would enjoy, to let her know.
  • Lynn G. Was happy to be a grandmother again!
  • Joe P. Happy for a nice Easter Holiday, to have his brother in town soon and that Kate will NOT be traveling to China!

Announcements:

  • Roadside Cleanup 4/22   8AM Denny’s  9AM Jessop Place Park and Ride
  • District Conference: June 2-4 at Summit Inn, Uniontown, PA
  • Scouting for Food Donations to Dave Moore. The Club will match up to $700 of club member donations.
  • Read the new Rotarian
  • Pay your quarterly bill
  • If you have not received your tee shirt, please pick one up. They are free to club members!

Speaker:

Dr. Bob Dodge- Retired professor of W&J College spoke about the current situation in Russia.

50/50:

Winner: Karen?  
Loser: Phil Morrow

Happy Earth Day

Park Burroughs
Our twice-a-year cleanup of the Jessop Place interchange was scheduled this spring, most appropriately, on Earth Day, April 22. Our club’s efforts there are a small way to address the huge problem we have in this area with litter.
Litter and the trash dumped along roadsides and streams are evidence that so many people lack manners, brains, pride in their community and respect for their fellow citizens.  It is disheartening that so few people feel motivated enough to pick up litter in their own neighborhoods or at least express their outrage. It is a shame, too, that our elected leaders at all levels of government ignore this problem.
 
The following is from the website Earth Day Network:
 
The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.
Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 gave voice to that emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns on the front page.
 
As noted in this month’s Rotarian magazine, Rotary President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley has made the case that to help the world’s most vulnerable people, Rotary must address climate change.
“The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern,” he said. “It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”
Happy Earth Day.
 
 

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April 7, 2015
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April 8, 2003
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