Recap for Wednesday, May 22nd
Thank you to all who attended Rotary today, we had a packed house!!!
Upcoming dates to remember:
BEER Thursday:  Thursday, May 30, Wild Marsh Patio 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 15, Buffalo Days Parade, Hand out Rotary Pinwheels
Wednesday, June 26, no Club meeting, New Member Orientation
Thursday, June 27, Buffalo Rotary Annual Year-End Family Picnic, Sturges Park
Congratulations to Mark Boyd and our Rotary Club for receiving a special award from District Governor Irene Kelly for his work on the library telescope project!  Thank you Mark for your leadership on this project!
Dirk Foster would like to thank all those who came to help keep Rotary’s roadside cleanup area looking great!  Thanks Dirk for leading the crew!!
The Rotary Board of Directors met this week and voted to donate $500 to TimberBay for camping and $1500 to Rotary International for Polio Plus.
If you would like to sign up to help pass out pinwheels at the Buffalo Parade, please see Laura Barta-Lindquist.  Volunteers are also sought to decorate the float.
Chris Husom invited Rotarians to volunteer to assist with the Fishing Klinic for Kids on Saturday, June 15.  Start time is at 8:30 am and but volunteers are welcome to come anytime in the morning.
Watch your email for an upcoming mailing with bylaw changes regarding our new and improved Corporate Membership category.  Also in that notice will be our new slate of officers (woop woop)!
Our program today was hosted by Rita Varner-Otness and featured some of our students from Rotary’s STRIVE program at the high school.
The STRIVE program helps senior students enhance their GPA, increase their attendance, improve their attitude, and find their strengths thru the Strength Finder program.  Students, matched with Rotarian mentors, meet monthly to work on these skills.  Next year the STRIVE program will be for Juniors so that students can stay with the program for two years.
Students were appreciative of the STRIVE program offering the following comments:
  • “STRIVE helped me get my GPA up to a level I never imagined!”
  • “STRIVE taught me skills to keep up with my school work!”
  • “My STRIVE mentor helped me find a career path!”
  • “STRIVE made me more focused on school and my grades!”
  • “The Strengths Finder validated my strengths and confirmed that I did have strengths!”
Rotarian Judge Halsey provides a program each year on How to Maximize Your Performance and responsibilities Now That You’re 18.  Counselors assist with skills such as Job Applications, Interview Skills, and Post Secondary / Career Opportunities. Our own Jason Nelson ends their year with a motivational session!
Thank you Rita for leading this program the past 6 years.  Thanks also to our mentors and presenters. Thank you Jackie Wurm for printing the special certificates presented to our students today.
Have a great week, BE THE INSPIRATION, and see you next week at Rotary!!
Kris Dirks
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