Tellico Lake Rotary News – 5-22-2016
Our Next Meeting – Thursday May 26 – Rarity Bay Country Club at Noon
Speaker: Roy Morrow (Maggie’s Hubby)
Program: Astronomy & Astrophotography
When we look at the skies from our yards, the starlight we see has been traveling for thousands of years to reach our eyes. Light from the closest star requires 4 years to reach us, but light from the closest galaxy requires 2.5 million years to get here. The Milky Way is our galaxy and is amazing to observe with our eyes, binoculars and telescopes.
Roy will discuss how he became an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer and provide some insight on star and planet formation. Pictures of Noquisi Uwatsi Observatory (his observatory in Tellico Village) and astrophotos will be presented.
Last Meeting – Thursday May 19
Attendance: 10 Members; 1 Visitor – Alan Wright – Bearden Rotary Club
● Harv entertained us with his T-BART rescue story of a Chilhowie Dam canoeist – 100 yards from a boat launch!
● Art just returned from a grand-kids visit in Birmingham.
● Maggie had a Mother’s Day “bucket list” trip to NYC – a gift from her son.
● Jim W. reported his mom had a stroke, but is doing OK with some minor physical impairment to be treated with PT.
● The Sharpe family will be converging on Dave’s mountain house this weekend for a noisy family reunion.
● Jim D. is off today to Ft. Payne, AL for his grand-daughter’s graduation.
Program: Club Assembly
This week’s club assembly focused on Activity Guide writing updates, sponsorship assignments and other TdT business.
Every member please plan on contacting at least three new potential sponsors.
District 6780 Golf Tournament
We raised $10,000 for Polio Plus!
Tellico Lake’s Team for Eradicating Polio – l to r: Beth Stubbs, District Govenor, Jim Weise, Dave Sharpe, Harvey Phillips, Scott Shannon
Canada Contributes $40MM to Ending Polio
The government of Canada is providing C$40 million over three years in support of Pakistan’s polio eradication program. The funds will help the World Health Organization and UNICEF interrupt transmission of the wild poliovirus in Pakistan. Canada is the fifth-highest per capita donor to polio eradication, with over C$500 million committed to date. It coordinates its efforts closely with Rotary, matching Rotarians’ contributions during fundraising campaigns.
2017 RI Convention
From DG Beth Stubbs’ May Message:
Next year the Rotary International Convention will take place in Atlanta. Thousands of Rotarians from all over the world will travel to attend the convention. Seldom do we get an opportunity to attend this exciting event right in our own backyard, and I strongly encourage everyone in our district to try to attend. To make it even easier to attend we are planning to charter buses to Atlanta for the convention. Registration will open on May 28. If you register between May 28 and June 7, 2016, you can attend the entire convention for just $265. You will be able to register through the DACdb Calender.
Check Out The District Awards We Received This Year
“Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss…you’ll land among the stars.” –Les Brown