Posted by Mary Jones on Jan 10, 2018
Vicky Schroeder led the Club in a reflection and the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Vicky with President John Fuller
 
Sergeant-at-Arm Deb Wirtz announced that Monday was National Bubble Bath Day, Earth Rotation Day, National Clean Up Your Desk Day, English Toffee Day, and Winter Skin Relief Day. She then introduced the day's guests, which included: Bill Thimke and Bob Stauffer (Southwest Rotary).
 
Deb Wirtz
 
President John Fuller offered some quotes from Rotary Founder Paul Harris as a Rotary Minute:
 
"Man has affinity for his fellowman, regardless of race, creed, or politics, and the greater the variety, the more the zest. All friendliness needs is a sporting chance; it will take care of itself in any company."
 
"Friendship is a natural and willing servant.... There is no reason...why the great power of friendship should not be harnessed  to do its part in the world's work."
 
"The best antidote for international fear is international  understanding; the best to cultivate international understanding is through business and social intercourse."
 
"It is easier to interest men in war than in peace; it therefore requires more moral courage to talk peace than war."
 
"Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is the element which holds it together."
 
President John Fuller
 
Christy Marquardt reported that the raffle kitty stands at $50 already this month.
 
Bill Bracken shared thank you notes from three of the Fox Valley Technical College scholarship recipients.
 
Bill Bracken
 
RYE Student Michel shared the news that he moved in with his new awesome host family, the Jorgensens, over the weekend. 
 
RYE Student Michel with his new host dad.
 
President John reminded members that there will be a Board of Directors meeting next Tuesday morning, January 16, in the Lake Poygan Room of the Best Western.