April 2, 2019
In the absence of President Bill, President Elect Andy captained the ship this week.


by Dave Hart
PE Andy called on Brad Montgomery to tell us about attendance.
Total members present: 32.

Visiting Rotarian:

Ulli Lange.


Bonnie Hyslop of Keller-Williams, who was interested in learning more about Rotary. (Your substitute note-taker forgot to write down who had invited her.)


  1. Next roadside cleanup will be on Saturday, April 13. PE Andy passed around a sign-up sheet.
  2. District Conference is fast approaching. PE Andy gave the heads-up that the discounted registration ends THIS SATURDAY, April 6. Hotel reservations due by April 20.
  3. Dorothy Tecklenburg gave a report on March Madness.  A lot of people had Duke, to their sorrow. At present, Joe Piszczor and Mike Pecosh are tied, and Joe Marsh is 3rd.
  4. Dorothy also gave a report on Beds for Bondo. With the $2500 raised by the raffle, along with the matching money from an anonymous donor, we have enough to purchase 14 beds. She will be working with Brother’s Brother to arrange the purchase. 

Happy Dollars:

  1. Ken Baker: For the Jazz Society special program at Citizens Library with Tom Roberts highlighting the life of Louis Armstrong, an abandoned child adopted by Jewish parents, who nurtured and encouraged his musical gifts. It will take place on Thursday, April 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Free, but registration required. Sounds like a great program.(editorial opinion).
  • For the Jazz Society’s Fund raiser on May 17
  • For Scouting for Food, which he will be promoting all this month.
  1. Diane Ambrose: 
    1. For the Jazz Society program
    2. For author Gunnery Sergeant L.  Christian Bussler, a Mortuary Affairs Marine, who will speak about his book: No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor at the Library on Thursday, April 4 from 6 to 8 pm.
    3. For a program on Wednesday, April 10 from the Carnegie Science Center: CSI for Adults. 
  2. Susan Priest: Happy that March is OVER!
  3. Joe Piszczor: Thanks for all who attended the Bradford House Symposium with Alexander Hamilton. Also happy to be doing so well with March Madness.
  4. Tripp Kline: Happy to taste whiskey this past week, and getting his picture in the papers. Reminding that the limited edition whiskey is sitting in barrels to be bottled later this year. Sales begin May 10.
  5. Brandi Miller: Happy to get a 4thanniversary card from the club, and also that Harley (her dog) made the second round in the O-R Mutt Madness contest. Vote early and often, friends.
  6. Betsy West: Happy for the full house at 22ndWashington Prayer Breakfast.
  7. Dave Moore: Happy to meet Polly Musar yesterday, and to convey her greetings to the club.
  8. Tom Drewitz: Happy to get a different view of the room. (Late comers take what they can get in terms of seats.)
  9. Karen Reese: Happy? to be back from Florida.

Program: Washington County Food Bank

Ken Baker introduced Suzanne Urcho, Donor Coordinator for Washington County Food Bank central depository, reminding us of their motto: “Nobody goes to bed hungry.”
Sue gave an overview of the programs the central bank offers. They stock all 45 of the county’s food pantries. Since they relocated to Centerville, they have expanded what they can offer. The site gives much more storage for all kinds of food. They have meeting rooms available to provide classes on food preparation and nutrition, and kitchen space for hands-on demonstrations. They have established a thrift store, whose proceeds are used to help defray operational costs.
The area includes several acres, and they continue to expand their fresh food repertoire. There are now more than 100 fruit trees in their orchard, and they are now building hydroponics areas which will be greenhoused for year-round cultivation. The hydroponics program at Trinity produces 1500 heads of lettuce a week.
Other programs include Campus packs and Care and Share, the first through colleges, the second through churches. These boxes contain about $25 worth of staples and personal care items.
They welcome volunteers for the thrift store and to help sort food donations. 
This year they are having their first annual Clay Shoot, Saturday, April 27.

Questions elicited: 

Cash donations are very useful, since $1 cash buys $5 worth of food.
Boxes for Scouting for Food will be available at all 14 Washington County Libraries.

Most needed:

peanut butter, canned protein (tuna, chicken, etc.), cereal, soup, vegetables, and of course, family favorite: macaroni and cheese.


Only a few days left for discounts on the District Conference. April 6th deadline
  • Friday evening Governor’s Gala followed by the Safari Party at Cherie’s Monkey Business Cafe – Great fun, flying monkeys,prizes. Will you hold a key to the Treasure Chest of Prizes? Everyone is invited to the party!
  • Saturday - Rotary information in the morning, inspiring speaker at lunch, The Great Rotary Club Safari Challenge Games
  • 4 for 4 Lunch on Saturday - 4 Rotarians from your club pay for lunch, 4 Rotarians from your club come for FREE. That’s $10 each (Form attached) 
  • The Great Rotary Club Safari Challenge on Saturday at 4:30 will be great fun. Get a team or two together of four people for this fun event. Each Rotarian registered will receive 250 Paul Harris points plus a cash prize and trophies to the winners. (Form attached)
  • Mountain BBQ and a fun Cinco de Mayo party with a Pinata of Prizes. Live Band – “The Allies”
  • Don’t forget we are looking for Sponsors (Form attached) Thank you to those that have already responded!
Registration information Click Here
All information is available on the District website in the District Library. 
If you have any questions, please contact. 
George or Colleen Wood 724-547-5742 
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