Posted by David Grant
Co-Presidents Barb and Patti led today’s meeting.
  • Rich  read a thank you note the Club received from Operation Warm.  He also unveiled a banner commemorating 5 million coats distributed.
  • Heidi reminded us that Kids Against Hunger is on Saturday, 2/25 in Matz Hall at the WCH. She thanked her committee members for the great job organizing this year.  There will be a total of 256 volunteers working shifts that Saturday:  1st shift starts at 8:30 am (only 34 spots open still); 2nd shift 11:00am (15 spots); third shift at 2:00pm (34 spots).
  • Peter spoke with Jean Wright in Florida who recently celebrated her 97th birthday. 
Happy Bucks:
  • Heidi donated for the milestone of working 40 years with James Martin landscaping.
  • Robert's  cataract surgery is a success!
  • Barb is grateful for the full attendance at Martin Luther King Day, and appreciates the hosting of the WCH.
Dig N Grin:   David Birkenstein offered a quote from H.L. Mencken, who was an American literary critic, satarist, intellectual, and essayist from the 1920’s to 1950's.
Speaker:  Lynn Sanders, Founder/President of Difference Makers Media, has a mission to inspire people through the power of bringing positive stories to life.
As an example, Lynn told the story of  her children’s book, “Dancing With Tex:  The Remarkable Friendship To Save The Whooping Cranes,” which is based on the true friendship story between a world-famous ornithologist, George Archibald and a rare Whooping Crane, who believed she belonged with people. 
Lynn also is a ‘Blue Ribbon Ambassador.’  She awarded Barb and Patti with Blue Ribbons to acknowledge their public service.  In turn all the Rotarians at the meeting paired off and honored each other with Blue Ribbons proclaiming that we all make a difference in the community.