Tellico Lake Rotary News – November 17, 2016
Next Meeting – Thursday Dec 1, Noon
Special Meeting / Field Trip: Hiwassee College – Board Conference Room, use parking lot off Hiwassee College Boulevard.
Program: Field trip to Hiwassee College to see the Dental Hygiene Mobile Lab and the new Dental Hygiene Classrooms. We will have lunch in the Cafeteria – cost $5.50 pp.
We will also be inducting Simon Bradbury into the RCTL. His parents (both Rotarians) will be attending along with many visiting Rotarians from Pigeon Forge Rotary. [Note: The Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Dec 15.]
Our Last Meeting – Thursday Nov 10
Speaker: Jim Wiese – Program: Alpamayo Climb in Peru
Jim arrived fully outfitted for his last climb and shared his experiences of climbing and mountaineering that has now taken him to 4 continents. This summer, he spent a month trekking and climbing. Jim was in Peru with a team of 6 climbers attempting to summit Alpamayo, a steep, almost perfectly-formed pyramid of ice situated in the heart of Cordillera Blanca. At 19,500 feet, it’s impressive shape and spectacularly fluted face make it a coveted summit for climbers. Jim was fortunate to be one of 3 climbers on the team to successfully summit.
Attendance: 13 Members; 2 Visitors – Simon Bradbury, John Wynn
- Art went to his grandson’s 15th birthday party and got an
introduction to virtual reality via Google Cardboard.
- Jim W bought Linda a new hip for their 40th anniversary.
- Walt attended the Pitt-Clemson football game in SC and was
one of the few smiling faces leaving the stadium.
Harvey’s Useless Word of the Day: Esurient – to be hungry or greedy
Officer & Director Nominations for 2017-18
The Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of
nominees for 2017-18 officers/director:
President – Kathy Dickson
Vice President – Jim Decker
Secretary – Scott Shannon
Treasurer – Bob Milhiser
Director-at-Large – Dave Sharpe
The election of next year’s officers and director will take place
at the Annual Meeting of the Club during the regular meeting on Thursday, December 1.
PolioPlus During Foundation Month
The District Polio Eradicator award recognizes each club which has an average giving to PolioPlus of at least $40 per member. Our club has been recognized as an ERADICATOR CLUB every year since the club was chartered in 2005.
Thanks to many members who have already made their 2016-17 polio donation. If you’ve not done so, now is a good time to make your annual donation of at least $40. Make your check payable to “The Rotary Foundation”, notate it for “PolioPlus” and give it to Treasurer Bob Milhiser. You can also donate directly via credit card through the RI website “My Rotary.”
Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) selected The Rotary Foundation for its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation for 2016, a recognition that honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP’s annual conference in San Francisco.
“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” —Jay Leno