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November 16th will be "Joel Campisi Day'' in the city of Texarkana, USA.
 
After 17 years the Chairman of the Texarkana USA Flag Project for the Texarkana Rotary Clubs, Joel Campisi, has retired and received a certificate from the cities at the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club meeting last Thursday. Mayor Ruth Bell read a proclamation Thursday afternoon officially naming Joel Campisi Day.
Joel Campisi Retires as Chairman of the Flag Project Terrica Kirk 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
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New this year, is the introduction of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Graduate Scholarship which closes July 15, 2017.

As part of Wilbur Smith Rotary’s ongoing commitment to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, the Graduate Scholar award was created and specifically designed to support talented students within our community. Open to graduate students of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, three (3) Wilbur Smith Scholar recipients will be awarded $1,500 to pay for one year of graduate school, and one year of FREE Wilbur Smith Rotary Club Membership, a wonderful opportunity for a local graduate student to become immersed in the social network of the business community.

"Wilbur Smith’s mission is to make a difference in the world, and in our own communities. To help achieve that mission, we are committed to supporting graduate students who chose Texarkana,” said Richard Reynolds, 2017-2018 Wilbur Smith Rotary President. “The Wilbur Smith Rotary Scholarship is a first step towards supporting these students as they achieve their goals and we look forward to collaborating with them as they continue to contribute to the Texarkana Community.”

Application Dates and Deadlines

Applications for the Wilbur Smith Rotary Scholarship opened June, 1, 2017 and close July 15, 2017, 6:00pm CST.

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Introducing the Wilbur Smith Rotary Graduate Scholarship Terrica Kirk 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0 Graduate Scholarship,Rotary Club,Scholarship,Texarkana,Texas A&M University-Texarkana Scholarship,Wilbur Smith Rotary
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The Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club recently approved expanding scholarship allocations from the Rotary Flag Project and Wilbur Smith Rotary Club’s Community Foundation Grant. For more information, please email wsrotaryscholarships@gmail.com.
 
Institution AmountEligibilty 
Texarkana College$500.00Undergraduate ($250/semester)
University of Arkansas Texarkana$500.00Undergraduate ($250/semester)
Texas A&M University Texarkana $500.00Undergraduate ($250/semester)
Texas A&M University Texarkana$4,500.00(3) Graduate ($750/semester)
 
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Taylor Sexton, a senior at Arkansas High School, was the winner of the Wilbur Smith Rotary’s Four Way Test Speech Contest Thursday.

Sexton won a $100.

Sexton took the podium against two other contestants, Dante Coopwood from Liberty-Eylau and Robin Cooper from Texas High. Cooper won 2nd place for a $75 prize and Coopwood took third place for $50.

AHS Student wins Rotary Four Way Speech Contest 2017-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
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The ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view the member directory, contact other members and read the latest articles posted to our website right from your smartphone or tablet.
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. If you need help with your login contact Terrica Kirk @ tkirk@tamut.edu.
 
ClubRunner Mobile: Your Club on the Go Terrica Kirk 2017-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
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An upcoming celebration event will commemorate 100 years of service to the Texarkana community.

The Wilbur Smith Rotary Club is celebrating 100 years of service to the Texarkana community with a night of dinner and dancing. The event will be at the Four States Fairground on April 4th - beginning at 5pm. Dinner will be provided by Naamans BBQ and music by the Soultones. Dinner starts at 6pm, along with a short program, followed by music and festivities. Tickets are $25 each, with proceeds supporting the planting of 100 trees: fifty in Arkansas and fifty in Texas. Sponsorships are currently being offered at levels ranging from $100 -$2000.

The club is also asking for memorabilia, and pictures from past Rotarians, or their families, to be archived on a CD for guests. For more information or an opportunity to sponsor, contact Andi Darby at 903-244-4282.

Wilbur Smith Rotary's 100 Year Celebration Terrica Kirk 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club Stuffed Backpacks for Stuff the Bus Last Night
 
See Pics
 
Also, many of our Rotarians have given back in additional ways by volunteering for Stuff the Bus endeavors such as asking customers for donations over the past several weekends at various locations including WalMart and Sonic (IE pic of Terrica below). We are proud of the civic mindedness of our Rotarians - thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotarians Having Fun at Temple Rehab Drawdown:
 
(Additional Rotarians were present but not photographed, sorry)
 
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New President: Brian has gotten off to a great start this year as our club President - let's help support his efforts to keep our club thriving by each inviting at least one prospective new member to a meeting over the next couple of months!
 
Programs: Also, please try to brainstorm ideas for upcoming programs and get in touch with David B. with your ideas so that it isn't all on his plate to come up with the programs.  Even if any of you have special talents (that are appropriate) you could demonstrate your talents for an upcoming program (music, whatever it may be). You can blame that idea on me.
 
Thanks
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Today's Program: Paul Norton - TISD Superintendent 
 
(Pictured: Last night Paul and his daughter packed backpacks with our club)
 
 
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2016 Splash Down
 
Thursday June 23 6:00 Texarkana Country Club
 
Mexican food, margaritas, music
 
Silent auction, drawing for a chance to win $2500, Kathey and Andi have tickets
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In case you didn't view it in last week's newsletter….
 
Rotarian David Orr and His Wife Laura Recently Visited Cape Town, South Africa
 
David and Laura Orr recently visited Cape Town, South Africa where David served as a Rotary Abassadorial Scholar in 2013. During the trip, they visited the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club and their Rotarian host parents Gavin and Issy Staude. They also attended Rotary Race Night which is the club's main fundraiser for local non-profits and charities. In addition to Rotary events, David received his PhD in Higher Education Administration from Stellenbosch University based on a 3 year research study of the social and economic impacts of the university.
 
See pics below:
Host family, host family with Ellison, and members of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club
 
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Rotarian David Orr and His Wife Laura Recently Visited Cape Town, South Africa
David and Laura Orr recently visited Cape Town, South Africa where David served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2013. During the trip, they visited the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club and their Rotarian host parents Gavin and Issy Staude. They also attended Rotary Race Night which is the club's main fundraiser for local non-profits and charities. In addition to Rotary events, David received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Stellenbosch University based on a 3-year research study of the social and economic impacts of the university.
Rotarian Visits Abroad Jennifer Lacefield 2016-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
TAMU-T Drawdown Event:
 
Wilbur Smith Rotary Club members enjoyed attending and supporting the TAMU-T Drawdown in January that supported the athletics department by helping to provided scholarships to student athletes.  See pictures below.
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Last Meeting's Program:
 
Allan Brown, Chairman of the 3rd Annual Texarkana Live United Bowl Committee
 
 
The game is this coming Saturday (Dec. 5) at noon at Razorback Stadium.  Get your tickets at the UW office, Texarkana Chamber office, or at any Milway branch.  It's a NCAA Division II college football bowl game featuring an exciting rivalry between the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for students.  There will also be a Live United 5k Bowl Run at 8:00 a.m. that day.  For more information, visit www.texarkanabowl.com.
 
 
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LAST WEEK:
 
Rotary District 5830 Governor Tom DeWitt came from Tyler to share with us in our excitement regarding the recent growth and accomplishments of our club, to show his appreciation for Rotarians and remind us we stand for, and to inspire us to continue setting and reaching goals. He was very thoughtful and gifted us a beautiful "Be a Gift to the World" Rotary flag. He also assisted President David Mims in recognizing and awarding various Wilbur Smith Rotarians for reaching first level Paul Harris Fellow status as well as those who reached multiple level Paul Harris Fellow status. Rotarian Tom Sadowski was also very much appreciated for generously donating a considerable portion of his Paul Harris points to a Jennifer Lacefield, giving her an initial Paul Harris Fellow status, in an effort to show his appreciation of her service and contribution to our club.  Jennifer was very grateful to Tom.
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WORLD POLIO DAY 2015- Sat. Oct. 24
 
Make History Today
 
Join Rotary and UNICEF for a Livestream event at 6:30 EDT, 5:30 PM CDT October 23.
 
www.endpolio.org
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Rotary Celebration at Zapata's was a Blast!
 
Thank you to all who attended, to our club for increasing our membership during the course of our membership drive, to Roger Sheppard for providing magic for us at the Zapata's Rotary celebration, to the current and past district Rotary governors who visited, to Andi Darby for the royal crowns and ribbons, and to David Mims who is doing an excellent job in his role as our club President!
 
*I'm only posting 6 photos below because I doubt the clubrunner formatting can handle much more.  Will post more at a later date.
 
 
 
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ROTARY'S WHEEL EMBLEM

A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
 
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ZAPATA'S ROTARY SOCIAL TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M.
 
*This is our mtg. for this week.
*Arrive at 6:00 for open bar and visiting.
*Food served at 6:30
*Casual/comfortable dress
*Members eat free
*$18 for guests (will be put on dues)
*If you were on the winning team, your guest eats for free.
*Someone will be doing something entertaining.
 
 
 
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PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' BANQUET:
 
Tuesday, October 13, is the Public Safety Officers Banquet at First United Methodist at 6th and Laurel Streets.  That is our meeting for the week.
 
 
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Congratulations New Wilbur Smith Rotarians! 
 
(Photos and corresponding names below)
 
Gary L Stading, Director of School of Business at TAMUT, propsed by Jerry Sparks 
 
 
Caleb Pittman, with Remax Preferred, proposed by Jason Carter
 
 
Christy Burlson, Financial Representative with AIG, proposed by David Mims
 
 
Jeremy Dreeson, Financial Representative with AIG, proposed by David Mims
 
*Each individual above can officially be considered a new WS Rotarian upon introduction at the next meeting they attend.
 
 
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Club Member Achievements:
 
 
Club President David Mims received the Championship Award with Farmers Insurance.  It came with a trip to Calgary for a convention of those who also received the award as well as a watch.  Congratulations David!
 
Club Member Paul Norton, TISD Super., has made it to the round of 5 finalists in Texas for state superintendent of the year.  See http://1017hotfm.com/hot-news/154177  Congratulations Paul!
 
 
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UPCOMING DATES:
 
The evening of Thursday Sept. 10th at 6:00 p.m., we will all meet for fun and drinks at Zapata's to celebrate the club's collective efforts to increase membership and participation.  We will NOT meet for lunch that day.
 
 
Tuesday, October 13, is the Public Safety Officers Banquet at First United Methodist at 6th and Laurel Streets.  That is our meeting for the week. 
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Today's Program:
 
 
 
Dr. Donald Peterson, Stem Dean at TAMUT
 
Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., ...position of Dean of the College of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Dr. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Biomechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. In 1995 he earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering in 1999 from UCONN. -  Excerpt from Tamut website
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Proposed MembersMembers have 7 days to submit in writing to the board, along with reasons, any objections.  If approved, the proposed members can be announced as members at the next meeting they attend.
 
Gary L Stading, Director of School of Business at TAMUT, propsed by Jerry Sparks 
 
Caleb Pitman, with Remax Preferred, proposed by Jason Carter
 
Christy Burlson, Financial Representative with AIG, proposed by David Mims
 
Jeremy Dreeson, Financial Representative with AIG, proposed by David Mims
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LOOKING AHEAD:
There are three (3) RYLA camps this year!  Look for further details on your website.
 
The Four Way Test Speech and Video contest will be held on April 2, 2016, at Panola Junior College in Carthage with DGND Judy Guthrie as chair.  The topic:  The Four Way Test as it applies to Rotary giving and a gift to the world.
 
Don’t forget to check the District calendar on the website for upcoming events.  You can click on the event and get more information about it . . .
 
Keep those e-mails and news articles headed this way.  If they didn't make this bulletin, resend and remind . . .
 
 
Rotary Fran.
District Jennifer Lacefield 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Wilbur Smith Rotarians, Larry Oxford and Glen Wile, had a great time on the recent United Way trip to Peru.  See pics below.
 
 
David Mims recently came back from a trip to the Canadian Rockies!  See pics below.
 
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Ian H.S. Riseley of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2017 - 2018.  He will become the president-nominee on Oct. 1 if no other candidates challenge him.  He says that meaningful partnerships with corporations and other organizations are crucial to Rotary's future.  Ian is an accountant.
-rotary.org
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Message from Andi Darby:
 
Thursday, Sept. 10th, we will meet at Northridge Country Club.  Tuesday, October 13, is the Public Safety Officers Banquet at First United Methodist at 6th and Laurel Streets.  That is our meeting for the week.
 
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Today's Program:
 
Jeff Sandefur - Revitalization of Texarkana
 
 
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We had a great time stuffing backpacks Wednesday night at Texarkana Resources for the Disabled for United Way's Stuff the Bus Program!
 
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Message from Andi Darby:
 
THURSDAY, September 10th we will meet at Northridge Country Club because there is a golf tournament at TCC.
 
TUESDAY, October 13th is the Public Safety Officers Banquet at First United Methodist at 6th and Laurel Streets.  The banquet on the 13th is our meeting for that week; we will NOT meet Thursday of that week.
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TODAY'S SPEAKER:  Our Beautiful Rotarian, Camille Parker, with Harvest Texarkana Regional Foodbank.  
 
 
 
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Governor Spoke at Pennsylvania Rotary Club Meeting

Governor Tom Wolf invoked one of sports’ all-time greats in talking about his state budget proposal on Wednesday.  “We are at a fork in the road,” Wolf said of the 29-day budget stalemate between he and Pennsylvania Republicans, before continuing, “But not like the one that Yogi Berra was talking about, ‘When you’re at a fork in the road, take it.'”  Wolf’s reference to the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher gathered a roomful of laughs at the York Rotary Club luncheon where the Governor was a guest speaker. -Excerpts from Fox43.com

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As of this past Friday, July 24th, Nigeria is one year without a Polio case.  Great news.
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MESSAGE FROM WILLIAM MORRISS:
 
$2,425 is the current total donated to United Way's Stuff the Bus school supply drive.  Our club is stuffing backpacks at Texarkana Resources for the Disabled on August 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 which will be a great chance for fun and a make-up.
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STUFF THE BUS
 
Message William Morriss sent out a couple of weeks ago:
 
Dear Wilbur Smith Rotarians:Thanks to all of you who pledged or left a check on the table at the 7/9/15 meeting for Stuff-A-Bus.  So far we have pledged $1800 (this number has since increased). For those that haven't, there is still a chance to contribute/pledge/bill it to your statement.  Forms will be available at this Thursday's meeting. Or you can reply to me if you won't be there.
 
As many of you know, kids that start school without school supplies don't interact or learn at the same level.  They feel left out.  We can make a difference.  This program got supplies for 1390 students last year.  This year's goal is 1500.  There are 5000 requests.  It helps 10 area school districts and two additional non-profits that have children clients.  $20 takes care of a K-8 student ($35 for 9-12).
 
Mark you calendars and sign up to help stuff backpacks at Texarkana Resources for the Disabled on 8/12 from 5:30-6:30.  It's worth a make up and fun too!  Help make a difference in the lives of area youngsters.  Thanks for your consideration!
 
William Morriss
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A cherished Wilbur Smith Rotarian, Paul Hackleman, is moving to a new location to continue his passions.  He has served as Public Works Director of Texarkana, Arkansas.  His last day will be July 24th.  Paul has contributed considerably to the well-being of our community and has been a fun loving and generous Rotarian. 
 
Paul, we wish you success in your new endeavors, hope you will stay in touch with us, and get connected with a Rotary club in your new home! 
 
Please enjoy a myriad of pictures below that capture Paul and his precious family.  His wife is Michelle and his sons are Luke, Owen, and Cole.
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Harvest Texarkana Food Bank to Get a Freezer

 

Harvest Regional Food Bank is receiving a state- of-the-art commercial freezer space that will allow the food bank to provide more fresh and frozen foods to families in need.

Thanks to the generous support of the Horace C. Cabe Foundation, Walmart Foundation, the CHRISTUS Fund, Ledwell Machinery, and other generous donors, the new unit will double the size of the cooling space currently available and will increase capacity to receive and distribute frozen and perishable foods.

“Construction of a commercial freezer is much needed and will allow us to accept more, as well as larger, donations of fresh produce, meat and dairy products,” said Camille Wrinkle, Harvest Regional Food Bank Executive Director. “This additional space will create systematic change for the better and allow us to deliver nutritious food to even more people throughout southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas.”

According to a recent “Map the Meal Gap” study there are 60,000 individuals struggling with hunger in southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas. The new freezer space will allow the food bank to distribute more nutritious foods to those in need. 

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WHAT YOU MISSED LAST WEEK:
 
Last week, Dale Carnegie trainer, Scott Dutile, discussed the importance of keeping employees engaged and thriving on the job and what factors contribute to employee satisfaction. Scott is offering a free 75 minute Dale Carnegie course session at Texarkana College in the Patman room upstairs at the Truman Arnold Center July 30 from 12-1:15 in which he'll discuss the 5 drivers of success that help to remove inhibitions that limit potential, instill persuasive communication skills, influence, engage and lead others, and advance your skills to drive results, manage stress and live in the moment without worry. You can register athttp://midsouth.dalecarnegie.com/…/dale_carnegie_course_fr…/ and if needed can contact Scott at Scott.Dutile@dalecarnegie.com or 501-224-5000 ext. 115.
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Congratulations to the winning team of the membership drive contest, KING'S COURT!  
 
King's Court will soon be partying in a responsible manner at Zapata's.  To my knowledge, no date has been set yet.  King's Court was led by fearless leader, Ben King.
 
We want to ALSO thank ALL of the teams for your efforts in getting additional membership to our club!  While the contest was a fun motivation, the work of everyone on a CONTINUED basis is important for our club to continue to grow and thrive!  We look forward to all of our continued efforts!  Thanks for being a part of this great club.
 
 
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Congratulations New Members!
 
We welcome recent new members Eva Nadeau, Chanse McGuire, Jason Carter, David Vershaw, and Lacy McMillen!  We look forward to getting to know each of you better! 
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Congratulations New Member J.R. Arnold!  We look forward to your continued participation and we look forward to getting to know you better!
 
Administrator at Texarkana Arkansas School District (Principal at College Hill Middle School)
Sponsored by Robin Hickerson
 
 
 
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Membership Drive Totals for Feb. 5 - June 4
 
*If you have questions about these, ask Glen.
 
Points System:
1 existing member present: 1 point
1 guest present: 1 point
1 new member: 50 points (not proposed members, but official members)
 
*The ranking this week is:
1st - BB
2nd- KC
3rd - SS
4th - PA
5th - FF
 
Pistol Annies:
# of Existing Members Present:  114
# of New Guests:  11
# of New Members:  1
TOTAL POINTS:  175
 
King's Court:
# of Existing Members Present:  169
# of New Guests:  30
# of New Members:  3
TOTAL POINTS: 349
 
Sadowski's Slugs:
# of Existing Members Present:  169
# of New Guests:  15
# of New Members:  3
TOTAL POINTS: 334
 
Frank's Follies:
# of Existing Members Present:  109
# of New Guests:  2
# of New Members:  1
TOTAL POINTS: 161
 
Buddy's Buddies:
# of Existing Members Present:  154
# of New Guests: 9
# of New Members:  4
TOTAL POINTS: 363
 
 
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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY - Taking Donations of Dental Supplies for Needy Children in Guatemala to This Weekend's District Conference
 
Please bring any toothbrushes, dental floss, or toothpaste to our meeting TODAY so that David can bring the supplies to the district conference this weekend.  These dental items will go to children in Guatemala who may not have these items.  Thanks
 
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Please Share Splash Down Post With Your Facebook Contacts
 
A few weeks ago, Ben King shared the post about our teacher appreciation banquet, and when he did so, he took the number of views from in the teens to almost 400 views.  On average, we only have between 15 and 25 views per post, so the number of increased views was amazing.  So, please visit our Wilbur Smith Facebook and "share" (repost) the Splash Down post.
 
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Q&A Jennifer Lacefield 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Events Around The Country
 
 
Pacifica Rotary Club Sponsors 5K Walk/Run for Vets
 
-Memorial Day weekend Rotary Club of Pacifica's Walk/Run for Vets on Sunday, May 24 from 9 to 11:00 a.m.- Walkers, runners, families and friends are encouraged to come out to support our vets at this inaugural event.  Two-thirds of the proceeds will support Pathway House, a nonprofit organization providing residential treatment for Vets suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The remaining funds will support the Pacifica Rotary Endowment Fund for outreach programs in Pacifica and other parts of the world.
-Pacifica Tribune via mercurnews.com
 
North Hills Rotary Clubs' Golf Outing to Buy Wheelchair for Disabled Vet
 
The Shaler Area and Northern Allegheny Rotary Clubs' annual golf outing is raising money to purchase a tracked wheelchair to allow a disabled veteran greater mobility and independence.  The TracFab tracked wheelchair costs $15,000. With its tracked wheels, it can go on sand, through brush and turn on a dime, which allows its users greater mobility than a regular motorized wheelchair can offer.
-triblive.com
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Upcoming District Conference in Longview Memorial Day Weekend:
 
Fri. May 22nd evening through Sat. May 22nd evening
LeTourneau University - Longview
2100 South Mobberly Avenue
Longview, TX  75602

 
Register on the district 5830 website (link is in links section of newsletter) or let David Mims or William Morriss know.
 
Jennifer will put copies of more detailed tentative agendas on the tables at today's meeting for the conference if you want to review the agenda to see if you'd like to go.  You can check to see who else from our club is going to figure out carpooling if desired.
 
Friday evening, May 22: Dinner at the Summit Club
 
Saturday, May 23:  Breakfast honoring new members and their sponsors, wear your club t-shirt, parade of banners (bring your club banner), bring a table top display of your club project, bring your donated dental kit items, honor Rotarian(s) from your club (bring ad), bring 2 silent auction items to benefit your club, 1st annual RYLA and Interact reunion, there will be a message from 2 special individuals, conference will close Saturday with a crawfish and shrimp boil
 
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Taking Donations of Dental Supplies for Needy Children in Guatemala:
 
Please bring any toothbrushes, dental floss, and/or toothpaste to our meeting so that David (or designee) can bring the supplies to the district conference in May.  These dental items will go to children in Guatemala who may not have these items.  If you don't have any such items you can donate, a financial donation will suffice as well.  Thanks
 
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Last Week's Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet Photos
 
 
 
Banquet Jennifer Lacefield 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Back By Popular Demand!
 
Foundation Recognition Points Matching Gifts Campaign
 
Last year’s campaign was a BIG hit!  So we’ve brought it back again this year.  And this time the donor of the matching points is a District 5830 Rotarian!
 
The rules to qualify for the matching points are very simple and specific.  Please see the Matching Contribution Form and Rules.
 
The program runs from April 1 to May 15, 2015.  Only six weeks!  Don’t miss this opportunity to quickly become a Paul Harris Fellow, make someone else a Paul Harris Fellow, or become a new level Paul Harris Fellow.
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50024/#sthash.LOg6qAgZ.dpuf
 
Matching Gifts Campaign Jennifer Lacefield 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
Rotary Fact of the Week:
 
The chief operating officer of RI is the general secretary, who heads a staff of about 600 people working at the international headquarters in Evanston, Illinois and in seven international offices around the world.
 
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Upcoming District Conference
 
Friday evening, May 22nd Dinner at The Summit Club, “Celebrating a Lifetime of ServiceSaturday, May 23rd, at the Beautiful Allen Family Student Center, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX Friday evening will be a more formal dinner, honoring all long service Rotarians, supporters of the Rotary Foundation, Polio Plus, humanitarian service in Clubs and the District.  It will be at the beautiful, new Summit Club in North Longview. (GREAT Food!!!)
Saturday will be casual:
  • Come to a breakfast honoring New Members and their Sponsors!
  • Wear a Rotarian at Work or your club T-shirts:  We’ll be celebrating service across the District.
  • Come bringing a Club Banner for a Roll Call and Parade of banners from EVERY Club in the District
  • Bring a table-top Display of the work of your Club of which you are most proud—multiple club members from each club will present their display and circulate to see and talk about great ideas from others.  Every Club will be bringing a display!!!
  • Hands-On Service!  Be asking your local dentists now to donate their sample toothbrushes and toothpaste, and dental floss.  Bring those by the hundreds from each club.  We hope to assemble thousands of dental kits for Central American Children who have no dental hygiene supplies.
  • Be in contact immediately with the following:
    • Plans for at least one ad from each Club for the Conference Program, honoring Rotarian(s) from your club who exemplify service…can be a current officer or someone who has led your club in Service currently or in the past….let’s surprise  and honor them!  Info is needed now for what (PDG John Jetter and DG Carroll) and $$’s (PDG Shirley--Full page-$250, ½ page-$150, ¼ page-$75….larger $$ event sponsors will be recognized in a special, highlight page)
    • At least two silent auction items from each club to benefit Polio Plus:  Something representing your local area – Let PDG Shirley and PDG John Henson know now what you will be bringing
  • Concurrent with the Conference Proceedings, will be a 1st Annual RYLA and INTERACT Reunion with fun, social get-together, games, pizza, and assistance on the Hands-on Dental Kit project – Talk it up now with your RYLA and INTERACT sponsors…. hundreds of youth at the Solheim Recreation Center at LeTourneau University…adjacent to the Student Center
  • Hear stirring messages from our RI President’s Representative, Past Rotary Foundation Trustee, Steven R. Brown from California, and PDG Ed Hardesty from Tulsa, OK
  • Get Ready:  We’ll close the Conference Saturday with a casual and fun Shrimp and Crawfish Boil…come hungry…you won’t leave that way!!!
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50024/Stories/nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp-2015-rotary-district-5830-conference#sthash.aiRwbSae.dpuf
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Donation Request to Wilbur Smith Club Members:  
 
We very much need your help and participation to help provide dental kits to children in Guatemala.  This is a district-wide project and we'd like to provide a donation from our a club, a minimum of $200.  Your willingness to donate to this would be very much appreciated.  There is an existing unmet need for dental care to children in Guatemala. 
 
 
Thank you for your support with this project.  
Project Jennifer Lacefield 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
 
New Member Bio.'s
 
Teresa Smith
 
"I grew up in Wake Village, graduated Texas High and attended Texarkana College.  I have been married for 35 years to Mike Smith.  We have two children, both are married and live in Texarkana.  I have one wonderful and very handsome grandson; Charlie.  He just turned 8 months old.  I have worked in the insurance industry since 1982.  I have been with the Barry Insurance agency since 1987 and purchased the Agency in 2004.  I attend church at Wake Village First Baptist where I became a Christian, baptized, married, and dedicated both of my children to my Lord.  I love the outdoors!  Camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing and snow skiing.  I also love to read and spend as much time possible with my family.  I am currently on the EDC Committee at the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce." 
 

Greg Davis

He is a lifelong resident of Texarkana, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and is the SVP and Commercial Lender at Bancorpsouth. His wife's name is Lee, and his children are Sage, Drew, Zoe, and Danielle. Sage is in the U.S. Air Force, Drew is a freshman at the University of Arkansas, and Zoe and Danielle are sophomores at Pleasant Grove High School. He and his family are members at St. James Episcopal Church. He is an active volunteer at Randy Sam's Homeless Shelter, and his hobbies are fishing and hunting.

Mike Rogers

Will include his bio. in next week's newsletter due to time constraints yesterday in being able to get the bio. to me on short notice.

Bio.'s Jennifer Lacefield 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
FINAL REMINDER!
 
DO NOT LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY!
 
$30,000
 
Don’t leave the chance for a $30,000 scholarship sitting on the table.  Sponsor a Global Scholar from our District.
 
Thanks to District Governor Carroll, District 5830 is providing $15,000 toward a Global Scholarship.  With the matching grant from The Rotary Foundation, this totals $30,000:
·         The scholar must be sponsored by a club in District 5830
  • The scholar must be pursuing graduate studies at an institution outside of the USA
  • The scholar must be proficient in the language of that country
  • The scholar must already be accepted by the institution. (It is not necessary that the    scholar be enrolled at this time)   
  • The scholarship may not be used for studies which have already begun
  • The scholar must be a resident of District 5830
 
Please contact Anson Godfrey as soon as possible if you are considering sponsoring a District Global Scholar. 
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Recommended Reading From President William Morriss:
 
The Escape by David Baldacci
 

Synopsis (davidbaldacci.com):

It’s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it’s impossible . . . until now.

John Puller’s older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice.

But Puller quickly discovers that his brother is pursued by others who don’t want him to survive. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own.

They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but there are troubling details about his brother’s conviction . . . and someone out there doesn’t want the truth to ever come to light. As the nationwide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller’s masterful skills as an investigator and strengths as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother—or himself.

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Rotary Fact:
 
The Rotary 4 way test was developed by Rotarian and entrepreneur Herbert J. Taylor during the Great Depression as a set of guidelines for restoring faltering businesses and was adopted as the standard of ethics by Rotary in 1942.
 
-wikipedia
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Events In Rotary Clubs Around the Country:

Rotary Club to Visit 2nd Graders to Share Their Career and College Experiences & Read Book To Them

Members of the Kalamazoo Rotary Club will work to promote childhood literacy and challenge youngster to pursue higher education during their sixth annual Rotary Is For Reading campaign.  More than 60 members of the service club for business people will visit second-graders in the Kalamazoo Public Schools during the week of April 27 to May 1 to share their college and career experiences.  They will also read the book "I Know I Can" by Wendy W. Rouillard. In the book, young animal characters discuss their dreams of going to college. Each student is to receive a copy of the book.  Nearly 1,100 second-graders are expected to hear from Rotary members as they visit 58 classrooms in 17 elementary schools in the Kalamazoo Public School system.  -www.mlive.com

7 Rotary Clubs Rid Waterways & Shorelines of Garbage to Celebrate Earth Day

Onslow County’s seven rotary clubs are partnering with other environmentally conscious organizations in the area to rid waterways and shorelines of garbage as a way to celebrate Earth Day, which falls on Tuesday.  This is the first year all of the clubs have come together for a county wide event. -www.jdnews.com

Rotary Club Hosts Laser Tag Fundraiser

Thousands of folks flock to Pikeville Friday for rides, food, hillbillies and now laser tag.  The curtains are closed at Jenny Wiley Theater for the weekend, but the doors are still open as the Pikeville Rotary Club is hosting a fundraiser.  Darrell Maynard, President of the Rotary Club, says, "Laser tag just sort of came up and we decided to take it on. This is our first year of doing laser tag in Pikeville during Hillbilly Days."  Officials with the Rotary Club say they have had nearly 100 people come to the Clan Clash laser tag so far.  -www.wkyt.com

 

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NEXT Thursday instead of meeting at the Country Club:
 
Teacher Appreciation Banquet
 
Williams Memorial United Methodist 
 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. April 30, 2015
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Thursday, April 30th - Teacher Appreciation Banquet
 
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church 
 
12:00 - 1:00
 
 
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Rotary Events & Projects Around the Country!
 
 
Beer Tasting to Benefit Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club
 
The place to be on May 16 will be the Black Hog Brewery in Oxford.  This first beer tasting at the brewery includes the Caseus Cheese Truck. The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Seymour-Oxford.  Proceeds benefit rotary’s community scholarship fund and other local programs. The donation for unlimited beer tasting and selection from Caseus Cheese Truck is $40 per person.
 
-www.thevalleygazette.com

 

Mt. Pleasant Area Little League to receive Rotary Club grant

Improvements to the field and facilities of Willows Park, home of the Mt. Pleasant Area Little League, are under way due in part to a grant to be provided by the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant.  “Supporting our youth is supporting our future, and the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is happy that we are able to support the Mt. Pleasant Area Little League,” said George Wood, a Rotarian who facilitates the club's grant program.  For the official start of the league's 2015 season on April 25, the park's concession stand was renovated, and dirt and gravel have been added to the playing field to improve the grounds. “It's all about making the field better and safer for the kids,” said Brandon Caletri, the league's president.  The league also plans to use the grant money from the club to install dugouts on its T-ball field, Caletri added.
 
www.triblive.com
 
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Rotary Projects Around the Globe:
 
Rotary and Rotaract members team up to record and produce audio books for children with visual impairments in Sicily. Read about their project: http://ow.ly/LmhTV
Frequent Rotary Voices blogger Evan Burrell, explains why using‪#‎hashtags‬ in your social media posts can help spread awareness of Rotary and your work . Read his tips on using hashtags:http://ow.ly/LmgRG
Rotary members in Australia built a school in Nepal and fulfilled one Rotary member’s dream of creating education for orphans in the community. Read their story: http://ow.ly/LjbEl 
 
-Rotary International Facebook Page
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Wilbur Smith:
 
Wilbur Smith was a Mason in the Border City Lodge for 77 years, and had long-standing involvements with the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, which he served as president, then district governor, and had perfect attendance for more than 30 years. In 1997, the club changed its name to Wilbur Smith Texarkana Rotary Club in his honor.

Said (then-president) Jeff Prieskorn: "He was really the heart and soul of Rotary 
all those years. He was known throughout the world as an example for all 
Rotarians to follow."
 
Smith was known for his skills as both an orator and conversational charmer. Twice he had days set aside in his honor; he was a recipient of the C.E. Palmer Award, Texarkana's highest honor for civic achievement; and in the late 1980s had an annual community achievement award named in his honor. The Wilbur Award celebrated "the power of one" individual to effect positive change in our community.  
 
-Excerpts from 2001 article at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ARMILLER/2001-01/0980044036
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PROPOSED MEMBERS:
 
Club, please review the proposed members below.  If any objections exist, you have a 7 day period, beginning today, to provide reason in writing to the executive board.  If no objections take hold, the individuals below will officially become members the following Thursday.
 
Greg Davis, proposed by Richard Reynolds
 
Mike Rogers, proposed by David Mims
 
Teresa Smith, proposed by Cindy Marsh
 
 
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Rotary Fact About "RIBI":
 
During WW1, there was little contact between the international clubs, and the British association held the small number of Rotary clubs together in Great Britain, Ireland, and a few other European communities.  After WW1, a new Rotary International Constitution was adopted in 1922 that established the principle that whenever a country had 25 Rotary clubs it could become a "territorial unit" and thus have a representative on the RI Board and receive other specific powers.  The clubs in Great Britain and Ireland immediately petitioned for and received the status of a territorial unit.  No other group in the world made such a request or received that status.  In 1927, RI terminated the territorial unit concept and organized Rotary clubs by "areas" of the world.  However, all of the "rights, privileges, and powers of existing territorial units" were forever protected and perpetuated.  Thus, RIBI has continued to function as an independent unit of Rotary International, subject to certain approvals by the RI Constitution. 
 
-Info. from new member Rotary booklet
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FINANCIAL TRIVIA

 

  1. Which first lady was the first to appear on U.S. currency?
    Martha Washington appeared on a $1 silver certificate in 1886 and 1891, as well as on the back of the $1 silver certificate in 1896.

  2. There’s a $1 bill and a $2 bill. How about a $3 bill?
    There actually was a $3 bill in the early 1800's, but only a few were ever printed by banks.

  3. How often does the government make new money?
    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 37 million currency a day with a face value of $696 million.

  4. How did the word “buck” come to mean a dollar?
    Originally, a buck referred to a deerskin or buckskin, which was commonly used as money.

  5. Which two women have appeared on the U.S. $1 coin?
    Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea have appeared on the U.S. $1 coin.

  6. How did the word “bread” come to mean money?
    “Bread,” the slang word for money, comes from an old Cockney rhyme, “Give me your money. Give me your bread and honey.”

  7. Why did the U.S. government put grooves on coins?
    So that no one could shave the edges. People often did this when the dollar, half-dollar, quarter and 10-cent coins were made from silver and gold. Now the grooved edges can help visually impaired people tell the coins apart.

  8. If each currency note printed in the U.S. were laid end to end, approximately how many times would the line of bills stretch around the earth’s equator?
    24.

  9. Who was the first U.S. billionaire? Henry Ford

  10. In the financial world, what is a zombie?
    Zombies, also called living dead, are companies that continue to operate even though they’re bankrupt. 

     

    -www.edwardjones.com

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Suggested Sources for Economical & U.S./World Affairs Information:
 
The Economist - source of US & global news. They have free podcasts on iTunes that are conversational, and they also have a podcast that reads the entire "real" articles but you have to have a subscription.
 
Fareed Zakaria's "GPS: The Global Public Square" (free on podcasts or on CNN each Sunday morning)

For national security/defense, Tom Ricks, war correspondent, runs a free blog called "Best Defense".

NPR has free app with many stories available in audio format (the same news stories they play on the radio, except available "on demand" through the app").
 
For focus specifically on the US economy, the minutes of the Federal Reserve quarterly public meetings come out every three months and are a one-stop-shop for getting up to speed on the main factors driving (or not driving) our economy. (Are archived on the Fed's .gov website, but whenever new meeting notes come out, they are hyperlinked from news outlets.)

The BBC has free app that lets you listen to their World News broadcast for free 24/7.  (More robust than typically US news.)
 
NPR - TED Talks Podcast, Ted Radio Hour "Ted Talks" is also on YouTube
 
NPR podcast - "This American Life" and weekly news program called "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me"
 
 

 
 
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Rotary Events Around the Country!
 
Butts County’s first Little Free Library is open for business on the courthouse grounds.  Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club members took the wraps off the library, a place where community members can share books, on Tuesday in a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Tim Broyles, president of the club, said the libraries — small, roofed structures with doors built on posts that can contain 20 to 40 books — will be placed in areas of the community that are heavily trafficked on foot. The idea is to take a book you like and leave one you’d like to share.  “What we hope to do with those is strategically place them throughout the county so that we can have an opportunity for people to be able to come and get a book or two and leave a book or two when they’re done, primarily focusing on our children and helping them have opportunities to read,” Broyles said.  So far, six of the libraries have been completed.  Rotary members said additional Little Free Libraries will be installed at housing projects, in apartment communities, at recreation areas and in commercial centers.  Volunteers will make sure the libraries stay stocked with donated and purchased books. Library users can also share their own books in the libraries.
 
 

The Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club received a grant to support the homeless shelters in the community.  The club must match the grant, with the full funds going to the Winter Haven and the House of Hope homeless shelters.  The Sunrise Rotary Club hopes to raise the matching funds at its annual fundraiser, RotaryFest.

-www.chippewa.com

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Rotary International President Visiting Rotary Clubs Around the Globe

 

Rotary International’s president handles duties with zest as he champions family recruitment and criss-crosses the globe.

“To be a director and a president, you have to sleep on an airplane and adjust to jet lag,” said Gary C.K. Huang. “My wife tries to remind me that ‘You asked for it.’ ”

The businessman from Taiwan toured local club projects and spoke to Burlington Rotarians on Tuesday.

-The Burlington Post

 

On the first visit to Guelph by a Rotary International president, the current leader of the global service organization served homemade soup at Hospice Wellington

-The Guelph Mercury

 

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Monrovia Rotary Club Helps Fight Ebola
 
After months of crisis-level response, the Rotary club of Monrovia's fight against Ebola isn't finished. With the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long term, planning three projects that will have a sustained impact in the Ebola fight in their community.
 
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease.

Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March.

Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long term, planning three projects that will have a sustained impact in the Ebola fight in their community.

The Monrovia club quickly stepped up efforts to control the spread of the disease in the city. By October, members had donated 220 noncontact infrared thermometers, 10,000 examination gloves, 100 plastic buckets with spouts for handwashing, 120 pairs of rubber boots for health care workers, 80 mattresses, fuel coupons for Ebola response vehicles, and books for students who had to stay at home after the government ordered the closing of all its schools in June.

The 53-member club is also working directly with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to enhance local support for Ebola patients, health workers, and support staff.

"When this crisis hit, we weren't going to stand by and wait for help to arrive; we created our own emergency action plan," says Frankfort. "We felt a responsibility, as a Rotary club, to show our community that responding to disasters like this is what we are all about."

The Rotaract Club of Monrovia also pitched in, conducting a door-to-door outreach campaign aimed at raising awareness about Ebola prevention and home management. The effort was co-sponsored by the Liberian Nurses Association.

In addition, Frankfort says that dozens of clubs worldwide have assisted Rotary members in Monrovia, including the Rotary Club of Marlow, in Buckinghamshire, England, which raised more than $113,000 for the effort.

 

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Welcome New Members:  Ron Stovall & Ray Walsh!
 
(Ron proposed by Judge John Stroud, Ray proposed by Richard Reynolds)
 
*Ray's bio. & pic. will be included in next week's newsletter since I was not able to successfully acquire his contact information this week.
 
 
Sheriff Ron Stovall
​Ron Stovall's career in law enforcement spans over forty years. His service began in April 1971 as an officer with the Hope Police Department. In 1973, Ron began a career spanning 36 years with the Arkansas State Police, rising to the rank of Captain and serving as Commander of Troop G. Ron retired from the Arkansas State Police in 2008. He was elected Sheriff of Miller County Arkansas that same year, and began his service as Sheriff on January 1, 2009. Ron holds a degree in Criminal Justice, and is certified as a Senior Law Enforcement Officer in Arkansas. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the National Sheriff's Institute. Ron currently serves on the board of directors of the Arkansas Sheriff's Association, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, Arkansas. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and is active in the American Legion. Ron and his wife Veronica have two children, Shane Stovall and Shannon Stovall Bennett, and one grandson, Nicholas.
 
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ROTARY FACT OF THE WEEK
 
 
The first service project of the first Rotary club of Chicago was installation of public toilets in the city.
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Rotary Events Around the Country
 
 
The Coshocton Rotary Club has made a $1,000 donation to Mercy Air Inc. for an agricultural irrigation program in sub-Saharan Africa. Funding will support distribution of manually operated water pumps in remote villages in Mozambique to benefit local food cultivation. Mercy Air is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that uses aircraft to deliver items and perform various programs in southern Africa. Mercy Air is affiliated with Coshocton’s MMS Aviation, which does work on aircraft and trains mechanics for missionary work. 
 
 
High school seniors have just two months before graduation, and the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club is now offering its annual $27,000 in scholarships to help pay for college or vocational training. This year's allotment of money includes one new and challenging category: helping kids in FACE-IT, a residential treatment program for probationers at the Depke Juvenile Justice Complex in Vernon Hills.If Depke administrators and Rotary volunteers are successful in getting multiple kids to apply for the FACE-IT scholarship and follow through with an education, then those donors would gladly invest, Davis said. "The world is full of sympathetic people who understand that mistakes happen and second chances are valuable," he said. "More people than you'd think are interested in preventing crime, too."
 
 
The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns will hold its 8th annual Rubber Duck Derby on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m – 3 p.m. at Patriots Park in Tarrytown. This event is a collaboration with the Tarrytown YMCA Healthy Kids Day. The park is transformed into a festival of music, food, small carnival rides, demonstrations, crafts and vendors that can help you with your healthy living choices. The Andres Brook becomes the center of the event with seven rubber-duck races throughout the day. The rubber-ducks race in six heats with the help of Hope Hose Fire Dept.
 
 
In early February, Malibu Rotary Club President Margot Neal and 84 other Rotary Club members from chapters nationwide flew to Guatemala for a four-day humanitarian trip.work on the Joya Verde Sanitation project, which will deliver clean water to one of the poorest parts of Guatemala City.
 
 

If you've got a hankering for some flapjacks, the Ocean Springs Civic Center on Highway 90 is the place to be. The Ocean Springs Rotary Club's 47th annual pancake sale is happening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. this evening. Tickets are $5 and include pancakes, cheese grits, sausage and a drink. Children ages three and under eat free. Rotarian cooks and servers will have meals ready to dine in or take out. All the proceeds from the sale go for scholarships for students from St. Martin and Ocean Springs high schools. Earlier this year, the Rotary Club handed out more than $12,000 in grants to several students.

-www.wlox.com

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Presidential Trivia/Facts

 

Eight Presidents were born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. Adams, Jackson, and W. Harrison.

Nine Presidents never attended college: Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, Cleveland, and Truman. The college that has the most presidents as alumni (seven in total) is Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Kennedy, G. W. Bush (business school), and Barack Obama (law school). Yale is a close second, with five presidents as alumni: Taft, Ford (law school), G.H.W. Bush, Clinton (law school), and G. W. Bush.

Presidents who would be considered "Washington outsiders" (i.e., the 18 presidents who never served in Congress) are: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Taylor, Grant, Arthur, Cleveland, T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Coolidge, Hoover, F. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and G. W. Bush.

The most common religious affiliation among presidents has been Episcopalian, followed by Presbyterian.

The ancestry of 42 presidents is limited to the following seven heritages, or some combination thereof: Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, or German.

The oldest elected president was Reagan (age 69); the youngest was Kennedy (age 43). Theodore Roosevelt, however, was the youngest man to become president—he was 42 when he succeeded McKinley, who had been assassinated. THE OLDEST LIVING former president was Gerald Ford, who was born on July 14, 1913, and died on Dec.27, 2006, at age 93. The second oldest was Ronald Reagan, who also lived to be 93 years.

The tallest president was Lincoln at 6'4"; at 5'4", Madison was the shortest.

Eight left-handed presidents: James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Fourteen Presidents served as vice presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford, and George H.W. Bush.

Vice Presidents were originally the presidential candidates receiving the second-largest number of electoral votes. The Twelfth Amendment, passed in 1804, changed the system so that the electoral college voted separately for president and vice president. The presidential candidate, however, gradually gained power over the nominating convention to choose his own running mate.

For two years the nation was run by a president and a vice president who were not elected by the people. After Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned in 1973, President Nixon appointed Gerald Ford as vice president. Nixon resigned the following year, which left Ford as president, and Ford's appointed vice president, Nelson Rockefeller, as second in line.

Four candidates won the popular vote but lost the presidency: Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but lost the election to John Quincy Adams (1824); Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote but lost the election to Rutherford B. Hayes (1876); Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the election to Benjamin Harrison (1888); Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the election to George W. Bush (2000).

The term "First Lady" was first used in 1877 in reference to Lucy Ware Webb Hayes. Most First Ladies, including Jackie Kennedy, are said to have hated the label.

James Buchanan was the only president never to marry. Five presidents remarried after the death of their first wives—two of whom, Tyler and Wilson, remarried while in the White House. Reagan was the only divorced president. Six presidents had no children. Tyler—father of fifteen—had the most.

Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy were assassinated in office.

Assassination attempts were made on the lives of Jackson, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Ford, and Reagan.

Eight Presidents died in office: W. Harrison (after having served only one month), Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding, F. Roosevelt, and Kennedy.

Presidents Adams, Jefferson, and Monroe all died on the 4th of July; Coolidge was born on that day.

Kennedy and Taft are the only presidents buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Andi Darby
 
Pictured is Andi with her husband Bob, her sisters and her niece, and her family Christmas in 2014.
 
 
Tell us about your least memorable kiss. 
 
-In high school, I tooted when this guy leaned over to kiss me goodnight.
 
What’s your favorite sport or physical activity?
 
-Working in my yard.
 
What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had? 
 
-I looked like a cross between Bozo the Clown and a hooker.
 
What’s your morning ritual like?
 
-Get up at 5am, drinking coffee, playing a game up SkipBo and whoever loses has to get  the paper at 5:30…then be at work by 7.
 
Describe your own outlook on life in six words.
 
-Plan your work….work your plan.
 
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
 
-Paris
 
Favorite sport to watch?
 
-Football
 
What always makes you laugh?
 
-Good joke, tv comedy, or a good movie.
 
How do you describe what you do for a living to your friends?  To strangers at a party? To your family?
 
-I sell puffs of air….I sell pairs of ears who will make a purchase.
 
Favorite comic strip character?
 
-Charlie Brown
 
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William Morriss
 
Pictured is William on a Chamber of Commerce trip to Italy in 2013, William and his father (aged 88 in the pic) hunting on opening day of Duck Season in 2013, William in Rome, and the "Grassy" in the snow!
 
 
What is a pet peeve of yours? 
 
-People not holding a constant speed on the highway.
 
What foreign countries have you been to & which was your favorite? 
 
-I’ve been fortunate to travel to many over the years:  Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and China.  The memories are wonderful, all the various  people with me on the trips have made it even more enjoyable.  The food, the culture, and the sites have been mostly fantastic too. Having just had Art History in college before seeing Greece made that incredible.  But the most fun have been Austria, Italy, China, Spain, Switzerland, and Scandanavia (Boy Scout World Jamboree).  Wimbledon outside of London was pretty spectacular too!
 
Where does a really great afternoon/evening or day look like for you? 
 
-Heading up to Grassy Lake with either duck hunting or frog hunting on the horizon and enjoying nature with friends.
 
What does your morning ritual consist of?
 
-Usually, shower, breakfast, reading the paper, coffee, and driving to work.
 
If you had to pick a motto for your life what would it be?
 
- Never a dull moment!
 
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?
 
-Waking up at 4 am………..it’s annoying when it isn’t duck season!
 
Who is your favorite sports team?
 
-Professionally, the St. Louis Cardinals rock.  My grandfather would take my two brothers and me by train from here to see a couple of baseball games almost every summer growing up seeing the likes of Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Mike Shannon, and Roger Maris.  Listening to Jack Buck and Harry Carrey (before he went to the Cubs) on KMOX radio from St. Louis put me to sleep at two a.m. many a night when they were on the west coast.  How could you not be a Cards fan.  I’ve instilled this in my daughter too and rode many a train to St. Louis since too!   College would have to be the SMU Mustangs.  How ‘bout there basketball season this year?   
 
What book are you currently reading? 
 
-41 and anything Grisham or Baldacci
 
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were a kid?
 
-Professional tennis player; played on Texas High team for three years, was the only freshman that made the Tennis team was 2nd in the nation in 18 and under singles, so I knew that wasn’t going to happen (actually knew before that, but my Mom and I won a mixed doubles tournament at SMU freshman year, before I got more serious about golf!)
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Membership Contest Status From Feb. 5 - Feb. 12:
 
 
Pistol Annies: 
Total # of points from members attending:  40
Total # of points from guests attending:  2
Total # of points from new members:  0
 
King's Court:
Total # of points from members attending:  50
Total # of points from guests attending:  27
Total # of points from new members:  1
 
Sadowski's Slugs:
Total # of points from members attending:  53
Total # of points from guests attending:  5
Total # of points from new members:  0
 
Frank's Follies:
Total # of points from members attending:  33
Total # of points from guests attending:  0
Total # of points from new members:  0
 
Buddy's Buddies
Total # of points from members attending:  48
Total # of points from guests attending:  52
Total # of points from new members:  2
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Events Around the Country in Other Rotary Clubs!
 
The Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach’s Art and Ale will be held Saturday, May 16, in St. Petersberg at the Duncan McClellan Glass Studio.  Along with art donated by Creative Clay, Rotary’s Art and Ale fundraiser will feature, for sale, 150 small 5- by 7-inch works of painted art created by many professional and amateur artists.  Proceeds of the event will primarily support the John J. Todia III Scholarship for Art and Music, as well as the educational projects of Creative Clay and the Duncan McClellan Glass Studio.
 
-www.TBNWeekley.com
 

The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club plans to offer a Community Spaghetti Dinner next month.  The event, which will include a silent auction, is set for Saturday, April 18 at Coulee Dam Town Hall.  Funds raised will go toward club projects, including new area welcome signs, its scholarship fund and a project to build “little library boxes,” where individuals can freely trade books by leaving them in a neighborhood depository.

 

-www.grandcoulee.com

 

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach recognized the February Student of the Month at its meeting on March 17 at The Eagle’s Nest.  Los Alamitos High School student Emily Jackson was nominated by her ROP teacher, John Hansen.  Dr. Sherry Kropp, Superintendent of LAUSD and Rotary member, introduced Mr. Hansen who noted Emily’s leadership, hard work, and dedication in his sports medicine class.  Club President and Los Alamitos Police Chief Todd Mattern presented a certificate and check to Emily.

-www.oc-breeze.com

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Proposed Members:
 
Miller County Sheriff, Ron Stovall, proposed by Judge John
 
Ray Walsh, proposed by Richard Reynolds and Tom Sadowski
 
-Club, please review the proposed members above.  If any objections exist, there is a seven day window beginning today for you to submit a written objection including reasons to the executive board.
 
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Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club President, David Mims, pictured in the bottom photo with other newly elected United Way Board Members at Tuesday's United Way Recognition Breakfast.
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JOKE(S) OF THE WEEK!
 
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ROTARY FACT OF THE WEEK!
 
In 2014, polio survivor and Rotarian Ramesh Ferris met with the Dalai Lama to discuss the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The meeting went viral via a selfie taken by Ferris with the Dalai Lama.
 
 
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Events Around the Country in Rotary Clubs

The Canal Winchester-Groveport Area Rotary Club will present the Harlem Wizards basketball exhibition game March 25th at the high school.  Last year was their first year to hold the event and the Harlem Wizards played to a sold out crowd.  This year the Harlem Wizards will take on the Community Superstars Team consisting of school administrators and teachers.  The event is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club which helps to support local community initiatives such as providing dictionaries to area school children and scholarships for graduating seniors.
-Lancaster Eagle Gazette
 
Coon Rapids Rotary club presents Community Hero Award; A man received the Coon Rapids Rotary Club’s Community Hero Award March 2 for pulling a driver from a burning car in an incident Feb. 17.  Gene Goldschmidt, chief executive officer and business coach at Keller Williams Classic Realty, Coon Rapids, was presented with a plaque, glass desk ornament and $20 gift certificate by Rotary President Mel Baker for what Baker called Goldschmidt’s “decisive action, courage and selfnessness.”
-ABC Newspaper
 
Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club held a raffle last month in which a woman won $10,000.  More than $28,000 was raised in raffle ticket sales.  Net profits will fund local and international charities the club supports.
-"Colorodoan"
 
Springfield Rotary Club offers $10,000 in community grants to mark centennial.
-masslive.com
 
For the second year in a row, the West Lafayette Rotary Club made $250 grants available to teachers in the Ridgewood School District through a donation given to the school district.  The donation was funded by the Rotary Club and a Rotary District Club Grant.  Teachers submitted applications to the Rotary club and ten were selected to receive the grants.  Projects being funded this year range from purchasing supplemental materials to support testing procedures to materials for the speech and language pathologist.
-Coshocton Tribune
 
Rotary Club of Hudson 31st annual gala to take place which supports area organizations with an evening of fine dining, auctions, open bar, cash raffle; black tie event.
-Hudson Hub-Times
 
Newly formed North Oconee Rotary Club has pledged to purchase anti-litter signs and will participate in the Great American Clean-Up.
-The Oconee Enterprise
 
Linton Rotary Club hosting annual annual fish fry this Saturday.
-Greene County Daily World
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Jennifer Futrell
 
(Jennifer is pictured participating in a WorldWide PhotoWalk in Shreveport.)
 
-If you could wake up as your husband for a day, what would you do?
Get up, have my coffee and read the paper. Then, weather permitting, I would get on my Harley, my wife would get on her Honda, and we would take a relaxing, casual ride on the back roads. We would stop at a nice place for lunch and return safely home. I would choose to finish the night enjoying a great meal with friends at one of our favorite restaurants.
 
-What are a few of your favorite movies?
Almost any that involve Clint Eastwood (actor or director)
 
-What are your favorite places to visit?
Hot Springs, AR, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Snow Ski destinations, any Caribbean Island (with the exception of Martinique)
 
-What is one of your pet peeves?
Roadside litter
 
-What is something about you we may like to know that we don't already?
I have had a job, either part-time or full-time depending on school, every year since I was 17.
 
-As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Riding Instructor and Horse Trainer
 
-What would a perfect afternoon look like for you?
It would be 80F degrees (no humidity), partly cloudy with a slight breeze. The house would be cleaned, yard work finished, laundry done and my husband and I would be sitting on the patio watching a movie.
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Jennifer Strayhorn, Secretary
 
(Jennifer is pictured with her children Michael and Sarah.)
Name the foreign countries you’ve been to. 
-Does Tijuana, Mexico count?
 
What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had? 
-My first job at 17 was as a phlebotomist at a hospital.
 
What's your pet peeve? 
-People who run red lights while smoking and talking on their cell phone.
 
What CD is in your car? 
-Sixx: A.M. - Life is Beautiful

What is your favorite chip flavor?
-Salt and vinegar
 
Have you ever won a trophy? 
-Swimming, Tennis, Sophomore Athlete of the Year
 
Who would you call for bail money? 
-Tom Sadowski​
 
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Glen Wile, Executive Secretary
 
(Glen is pictured running a race! Running is his favorite hobby.)
 
What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana?  
-Big Jakes
 
If you were to turn into your wife for a day, what would you do?
-I hope that never happens; I would be lost.
 
What are a few of your favorite movies?
-I have no idea; I watch a lot of the old ones.
 
If you had to pick a motto for your life, what would it be?
-Keep on running!

How do you like to spend a rainy day?
-Work on the computer, read and watch TV.
 
What is your morning ritual like?
-If weather permitting, an early morning run of 5 miles or more.
 
What have been your favorite places to visit for vacation?
-Our favorite vacation is hard to answer,  we have visited all 50 states, 3 continents, and over 15 countries. So they are all great.
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GOLF LAWS

LAW 1 - No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come.
This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural
tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and,
eventually, a lifetime.
LAW 2 - Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by
your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the
number of people you tell about the former.
LAW 3 - Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be
proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf
ball, the greater its attraction to water.
LAW 4 - Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one
does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.
LAW 5 - No matter what causes a golfer to muff a shot, all his playing
partners must solemnly chant "You looked up," or invoke the wrath of the
universe.
LAW 6 - The higher a golfer's handicap, the more qualified he deems
himself as an instructor.
LAW 7 - Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to
humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater its desire.
LAW 8 - Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man.
LAW 9 - Palm trees eat golf balls.
LAW 10 - Sand is alive. If it isn't, how do you explain the way it works
against you?
LAW 11 - Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from
the clubhouse.
LAW 12 - A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than
anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will
consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted
murderer and an IRS agent -- or some similar combination.
LAW 13 - All 3-woods are demon-possessed.
LAW 14 - Golf balls from the same "sleeve" tend to follow one another,
particularly out of bounds or into the water (see Law three)
LAW 15 - A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty.
LAW 16 - "Nice lag" can usually be translated to "lousy putt."
Similarly, "tough break" can usually be translated "way to miss an easy
one, sucker."
LAW 17 - The person you would most hate to lose to will always be the
one who beats you.
LAW 18 - The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your
score to what it really should be.
LAW 19 - Golf should be given up at least twice per month.
LAW 20 - All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the
sunset of the same day
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JOKE OF THE WEEK!!
 
A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from
a heart attack!
"Help me dear," she groans to her husband.
The husband calls 911 on his cell phone, talks for a few minutes, picks
up his putter and
Lines up his putt. His wife raises her head off the green and stares at
him..

"I'm dying here and you're putting?" "Don't worry dear,"
Says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second
Hole and he's coming to help you.

"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly.
"No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to let
him play through."
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MORE TRIVIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS!
 
How long is a Martian year?
- The orbital period of Mars is 686.9726 days.
 
What nation produces two thirds of the world's vanilla?
- Madagascar.
 
What was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal?
- Shredded Wheat.
 
Where did the pineapple plant originate?
- In South America. It didn't reach Hawaii until the early nineteenth century.
 
What country saw the cultivation of the first potato, in 200 A.D.?
- South America. 
 
What measure of energy comes from the Latin word meaning "heat"?
-The calorie. 
 
What's removed from water in the process of desalination?
- Salt.
 
What physicist's last words were not understood because his nurse did not speak German?
- Albert Einstein's. 
 
What digit did Arab mathematician al-Khwarizmi give to the West around 800 B/B.?
- Zero. 
 
What is the first organisms to grow back after fire?
- Moss
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ROTARY FACT OF THE WEEK
 
The first female club president to be elected was Silvia Whitlock of the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, USA in 1987.  By 2007, there was a female trustee of Rotary's charitable wing The Rotary Foundation while female district governors and club presidents were common.
 
-Wikipedia
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The Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club recently presented $500 checks to 10 non-profit agencies in support of their missions.  The money was raised at the Club’s annual Drawdown Fundraiser.  The recipients were:  Front Row:  Emily Green, United Way of Texarkana; Stefanie Brazile, Hospice of Texarkana, Inc.; Kathey Graves, Hands On Texarkana; Chrissie McJunkins, Texarkana Animal League; Back Row:  Melanie Gloster, Opportunities Inc.; Robert Irwin, UW of Texarkana; Guy Wilemon, Boy Scouts of America; Pam Dennington, Domestic Violence Prevention; Leigh Harris, CASA of NE Texas; Jennifer Laurent, Randy Sams Shelter; and Mallory Grounds, Harvest Texarkana. 
 
-Information from Rotary District 5830 website
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The 513 arrests took place Monday as part of a government campaign to administer polio vaccines in parts of Pakistan's province.  Those arrested will be released on bail if they sign an affidavit stating they will let their children get vaccinated, according to the deputy commissioner.  This was described as a last ditch effort to clear Polio from "cluster zones" where large numbers of families where they have refused to let their children get vaccinated.  Pakistan's vaccination rate is inordinately low due to reasons including attacks on medical workers, displacement of people due to ongoing military operations and lack of trust by some families.  In 2014, Pakistan had 327 cases.  The next closest country was Nigeria with 36 cases.
 
-Source:  CNN Website
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Students from Ohio highschools participated in Batavia Rotary's Four Way Test Speech Contest.  The event took place this month at the Rotary's regular weekly meeting.  Students spent 3 weeks preparing for the contest which is designed to assist youth develop and hone public speaking skills while researching a subject that is of personal interest to them.
 
The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show is scheduled to take place; it is the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club’s largest annual fundraiser.  The event features 120 regional exhibitors showcasing a wide range of home improvement services, decor and furnishings, energy-saving products, outdoor living and landscaping, family recreation, and lifestyle products and services, as well as prizes.  In addition to exhibits, the show will feature special events and activities: Wine and craft beer tasting with Saratoga Winery, “Saratoga Concepts” art auction featuring 20 Saratoga-themed works from 14 area artists, with auctioneer Martin Seelye, and cooking demonstrations.
 
Annual Hunterdon Rotary Soup Cook-Off was held in their hometown on Feb. 23rd.
 
The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui is holding television and computer e-cycling event on Saturday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to noon.  The Rotary club will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a small donation, while giving Upcountry residents the opportunity to support the organization’s scholarships and leadership training for Maui students, and other community projects.
 
The Grants-Milan Rotary Club is seeking the public’s help to replenish funding for the Grants Community Pantry program that provides about 100 elementary school students with “backpack meals” on weekends.
 
The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse Theatre and raised money for music in the schools.  The show hit the right note with the public and sold out for the sixth year in a row.  It featured an eight-year-old guitarist, a 95-year-old harmonica player, a standup comic, the Carpinteria Middle School band, and many aspiring singers, songwriters and dancers.  The Rotary will use the proceeds to buy new instruments for local students.
 
(gathered from various news stories visible from google)
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New Member Kacie Kirkland
 
We welcome Kacie Kirland today as a new member of our Rotary club.  Welcome Kacie!
 
Kacie's biography below (information directly from Kacie)
 
Kacie is a resident of Atlanta, Texas where she was an honors graduate of Atlanta High School in 2001.  Upon graduation, she attended the University of Mississippi where she majored in Accounting.  She is a member of Heritage Baptist Church where she is involved with volunteering and small group classes.  Kacie managed her family businesses in Atlanta, Texas until 2013 where she ventured into the field of insurance.  She is proud to announce her agency is a Farmers Insurance agency and located on State Line Ave. in Texarkana, TX.
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"Tashtins Lookin For Trouble" (aka Miss P), a 15 inch Beagle, won the Best in Show Trophy at the 139th Westminster Dog Show on February 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The retired California judge who chose the dog ignored the crowd's favorite, "Swagger", an Old English Sheepdog.  Miss P is going to retire to motherhood.
 
 
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An international team of scientists are working on developing an artificial Polio vaccine, as was announced recently at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, California.  The last leg of the journey in eradication is lagging because the existing oral vaccine uses a weakened version of the virus as its stimulus to provoke a response and protection in the individual being treated.  The World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are providing a $674,000 grant to fund the scientists to engineer a particle for a replacement vaccine.  Professor Dave Stuart from Oxford University is a member of the team and reported that "The idea of the synthetic vaccine is that it contains no genome - it's virus free."  "So it's made, in a way, like a super-chemical, a complicated chemical, that assembles itself to look like the virus but has no way of ever replicating."  One of the obstacles for the team includes finding a way to maintain the shape of the particle when it has no genetic material inside.  The team stresses that a synthetic approach is merely part of the strategy and that vaccination would have to continue for a number of years beyond the last recorded case to ensure no chance of re-establishment.  "Our aspiration is eventually to get rid of the virus and consign it to a few vials in the freezers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Georgia, or wherever," said Professor Stuart.

 

Synthetic Vaccine in Development to Expedite the Eradication of Polio Jennifer Lacefield 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Our Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club was proudly represented by members Williams Morriss and Jennifer Lacefield at this year's Rotary International District 5830 2015 Foundation Dinner on February 7th which was hosted by the Rotary Club of Gilmer, Texas. Also present was Marion Houff from the Texarkana International Rotary Club. The event recognized Paul Harris Fellows, New Level Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Paul Harris Society Members, New Bequest Society Members, and New Major Donors for the 2014 calendar year. The program information provided at the dinner recognized the following members from our Wilbur Smith Club: James Carlow, William Morriss, Jeffrey Prieskorn, Tom Sadowski, and Laroy Thomas as 2014 New Level Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Tom Sadowski as 2014 Paul Harris Society Member, and John Stroud as 2014 Paul Harris Fellow. The guest speaker at the dinner was Carl Chinnery who is a Major Donor and Endowment Gifts Advisor and Arch Klumph Society Member. He relayed a powerful personal account of his family's struggles with Polio during his upbringing, highlighting the importance one of Rotary's most fundamental missions.
Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club Members Attend Annual District Rotary Club Dinner Jennifer Lacefield 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
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The Texarkana Rotary Clubs made their final payment on the $255,000 Rotary Splash Pad project opened at Spring Lake Park in 2012.  The four Rotary Clubs came together in 2012 and initiated the project, promising to pay the City of Texarkana, Texas back for costs related to the project. This January, the groups fulfilled that promise by returning the last installment of the full amount to the city.  Clubs involved in the Splash Pad project include Wilbur Smith, Sunrise, Oaklawn, and International. Corporate sponsors for the project include the Cabe Foundation, Capital One Bank, Fay J Companies, Lifenet, Texar Federal Credit Union, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, DPG Partners and Red River Credit Union.
Texarkana Rotary Clubs Make Final Payment on Rotary Splash Pad Project Jennifer Lacefield 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
I would like to express a big "thank you" to the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club for entrusting me with such a unique opportunity to generate your weekly newsletters.  You all have made me feel very welcome since I recently joined your club and I am excited to embrace this opportunity to serve you and work collaboratively with you on other current and future endeavors.  I ask for your patience in my first few attempts at newsletter compositions but I welcome your feedback and suggestions as I continue.  My goal is for them to be interesting and helpful to you and worth your while.  I look forward to continuing our Rotarian journey together in the coming months.
 
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