Thursday May 26
Attendance: 13 Members; 1 Visitor – Trips Dawson
● Walt just returned from an Arizona trip to attend a nephew’s high school graduation
● The Everson’s are back from a long road trip that included two Rotary meetings: one at their old Asbury Park, NJ club and a breakfast stop in Cranberry, PA
Harvey’s Useless Word of the Day: Conterminous – sharing a common boundary
Speaker: Roy Morrow (Maggie’s Hubby)
Program: Astronomy & Astrophotography
Roy is an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer and shared his passion with our club. He constructed his own observatory at his T.V. home – “Noquisi Uwatsi Observatory” (Cherokee for star watch) with an 11” scope and also has one at an Arizona home.
For those with further interest, he suggested orioninc.org as a resource, including hosting local star parties twice per month. An introductory astronomy class is also offered in Tellico Village over the summer. In addition, mark your calendars for a very rare total solar eclipse in East TN on Aug 21, 2017.
Tour de Tellico Reminder
Just a reminder that all members have two important tasks to complete over the next few weeks:
1) Sponsorship solicitations – both renewals and some new ones
2) Article write-ups for the “Activity Guide” as assigned – both new articles and a review of last year’s copy
RI 2016 Annual Convention
Korea played host to Rotary’s largest event of the year, its annual convention. More than 43,000 Rotary members from 160 countries came together May 28 to June 1 to celebrate service, exchange ideas, and relax among friends at unforgettable concerts and social events. Attendees heard from renowned experts in areas of peace, global health, and human rights.
RI 2017 Annual Convention – Register Now
The RI Annual Convention is for everyone in the Rotary family! Join in to learn, share, be inspired, and have fun. Next year’s convention is in our own backyard in Atlanta, June 10-14.
Now is the time to take advantage of a limited special pre-convention rate. Pay just $265 when you register and pay by June 6!
On June 7, rates jump to $340 through December 15, then $415 through March 31 and then the full rate of $490 after that date. www.riconvention.org/en/atlanta/register