President Mark Cole called on DG Debbie Esbenschde for the invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and God Bless America.
Visitors: District Governor Debbie Esbenschade and Asst. DG Mike Raulin
Song leader Mike Cafaro chose “Smile”, which he sings in his office.
Announcements NO MEETING NEXT MONDAY because of Memorial Day, remember there is a parade in Austintown with a program at Fitch, 11 a.m.
We will serve dinner at Rescue Mission on 5/26 if you can be there.
Bike Night on May 15 was a wash out, but next one is June 5.
Thunder over the Valley was a great success, Mark thanked Ron Carroll for pushing this opportunity and those who manned the table giving out Lit Kits.
May 31 is Cleanup Day at Rotary sign on Mahoning Ave.
June 13-14 is Relay for Life, where we will serve the Survivors Dinner and be part of the Relay at Aust. Park, 6 p.m. to 6 p.m..
Mark spoke about donating a stroller to an Aust Police family member expecting triplets, board will decide.
Debbie Esbenschade thanked the club for being involved in all her projects this year, with only 42 days left in her term. She mentioned the Dominica project, were 252 children and 97 adults were helped, and the school got a stove and refrigerator, helping provide the only meal most children get each day.
Pictures from District Conference are available at www.KatieKingsleyPhoto.Printroom.com if you want to see them, DG Debbie thanked all who came to conference.
Quote of day: Mark chose”Get out there and shlp somebody”, appropriate for us.
Rotary Minute: Chuck Baker spoke about water projects and hygiene in Ghana, see Rotary magazine for details.
Fellowship: Mitch Dalvin asked for Happy Bucks, gave one himself for having 3 graduations in 3 weeks, John Mashiska for a successful air show, Mike Cafaro for being able to be at meeting, Gary for surviving 2 DC trips in one week, with no students lost.
Raffle: Chuck Baker won whole $7, but ace of clubs was not the winner. Chuck mentioned Immaculate Heart church is raffling a car, tickets are $20
Program: Mark introduced Joe DiLoreta, principal of Jackson Milton Elementary School, with over 40 years in education, retiring this year. He mentioned some of the highlights of his career and those he worked with. Joe ended his talk by thanking our club for donating dictionaries to their school for the past 12 years.