Our meeting for September 20, 2018 saw past two-time president Wendell Carey in attendance, finally off the road for a while. He did give the invocation, but paid the sergeant-at-arms Eric Tonk $2 for us to NOT sing Happy Birthday to him. Gene Ayers was fined for being late (imagine that). Happy Bucks were donated by George Rogge so he can reach the Paul Harris Fellow promised land and because a recent CT scan indicated NO cancer; Dick Hagelberg for an upcoming trip on the Doro River in Portugal; Rebecca Wyatt for trying hard to be happy with issues facing the Gary Common Council; Gene Ayers as a promotion for everyone to donate $5 at each meeting thereby reaching the goal of $100 for the Rotary Foundation per year; and Eric Tonk because he completed the 50 mile bike ride in preparation for the upcoming Apple Cider Century Ride.
Our speakers were Dan Foreman and Jim Wiseman from Reith Riley Construction Company who gave us details on road repairs in our area.
The $30 in the drawing went to Gene Ayers, and Rotary Tee Shirt mini prize went to George Rogge.