Meeting Recap – December 14, 2021

Minutes compiled by Diane Eckberg

The December 14, 2021 meeting was called to order by President Jim Street at 7:45 a.m. at the Courtyard Marriott in Boone, NC.  There were 30 in person and 1 Zoom attendees.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Sergeant at Arms Nick Friedman introduced Howard Brafman’s guest, John Bragg, and conducted the 50/50 drawing.  He also collected Happy Dollars:

  • John Eckman shared that the Club received 3 awards from former DG David Waechter:  EREY – RY Giving Award; Perseverance Award (to the Satellite Club); District 7670 Annual Fund Per Capita Award
  • Reggie Hassler is happy to be here.
  • Ben Henderson acknowledged the full house and the near completion of the fruit sale.
  • Nick Friedman also appreciated the large attendance.
  • Gould Workman’s oldest daughter is back from UNC Wilmington.
  • Hanes Boren thanked the Holiday Party attendees for raising $475 from the raffle.
  • Elisha Childers’ daughter graduated from Florida State University.

Announcements

Jim Street thanked several people for their contributions at the Holiday Party:  Brian Irving for glassware; David Patrick Moses for bourbon; Hanes Boren and Lane Robinson for “running the show” that night.

Ben Henderson gave a fruit sale update.  Sales were about average.  Members were asked to email customers with pick up details (no longer needed; a mass email went out the evening of 12/14.)  If members want additional fruit, email Ben at mrnatural@bellsouth.net.

Additional help is needed for the fruit distribution (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094CADA723A1F49-rotary)  Every box of fruit has a thank you note and promise of quality from the grower.  There was discussion re past and current quality, with some reports of fair orange quality.  Grapefruit and mandarins are known for their high quality.

Jim Street invited all to attend the Board Meeting following the membership meeting.

Program

President Elect Brian Irving introduced members Kathy Scott, Reggie Hassler and Gould Workman for a “Meet the Member.”  All three shared details regarding their families, careers, interests and motivations for being a Rotarian.

After recitation of the 4 Way Test, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 a.m. by President Street.

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