Tellico Lake Rotary News – 6-12-2016
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
Thursday June 9
Attendance: 12 Members; 1 Visitor – Francesca Barbaro
Member Tidbits: ● Maggie’s son designed a new roller coaster that just opened in Sea World Orlando
● Jim W’s son-in-law just graduated from War College and his mom has been released from rehab to return to the Neighborhood
● Dom returned from Italy after attending the wedding of Francesca’s youngest brother
● Welcome back Joan – she reports that Jim will have his new prosthesis shortly
Harvey’s Useless Word of the Day: Fusty – moldy/saturated with dust & foul odors
Speakers: Shauna Oden and Pastor Charlie Barnard
Program: Habitat for Humanity of Loudon County started construction in 1993 and has since built over 100 homes. Shuana updated the club on their operations.
Charlie will be riding on a 3-week, 6,500 mile motorcycle trip to Nova Scotia to raise $30K for a Habitat home sponsored by First Baptist Church.
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.
Rotary Founder Makes Surprise Appearance at Korea Convention
Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, May 29.
An animated hologram of Rotary’s founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary’s growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.
“Rotary has been a gift to the world,” said Harris. “This Rotary program of friendship and service certainly has succeeded way beyond the dreams of us back in Chicago.”
Harris also noted that the basis of Rotary and the convention remains as it was in his day: a marriage of friendship, values, and service.
Rotary’s first convention, in 1910, drew 60 attendees in Chicago. This year, more than 40,000 have come to Seoul.
Ravindran quoted Harris as saying, “Rotary is the door to friendship, and let us throw it open.”
“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can
prevent the government from wasting the labors of the
people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
– Thomas Jefferson