Recap for Wednesday October 16, 2019
Happy Friday!
We had a great meeting this week.  Here’s a quick recap:
Rita Varner Otness stressed the need for a 2 more host family homes for Vanya, our inbound student from Indonesia.  Please consider hosting Vanya. Our club has a long, rich tradition of being a great host club for inbound international students.  You can also assist by thinking of a neighbor, friend, co-worker that might be a good host family for Vanya. Rita will do the contacting and cover all the details.  
Doug encouraged Rotarians to bring a guest to Rotary.  Put your potential guest’s name on the membership chart and record the date they will be attending.  
Jean Carlson was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award for her leadership in the Rotary Toys for Tots program.  Jean talked about the upcoming year and passed around a sign up sheet. She is looking for volunteers to drop off and pick up boxes, sort toys, help with distribution and pack up the excess toys afterward.
Toys for Tots kicks off around November 1 and the toy distribution will be on December 14.  Distribution will be at St. Francis Xavier again this year.
Buffalo Rotary is forming a new committee to administer the Adopt-a-Family program.  Rotarians can help by joining the committee, help with sorting and organizing the donations, helping with administrative tasks, adopting a family and distribution day.  Letters will go out to families to adopt on November 1 and assignments made by Thanksgiving. Drop off day is December 8 and distribution day will be December 14.
Last year 187 families received a Christmas through the program and 437 kids received gifts.  The program provides necessities for children such as socks, underwear, pajamas, boots, shoes and clothes.  Families needs such as laundry soap and toilet paper are frequently requested. 
Our annual fundraising auction for Toys for Tots and Adopt-A-Family will be held December 4 at our Rotary meeting.  Start thinking now about an item for the auction!
See you next week at Rotary!
Have an awesome week and Go ‘Connect the World’!
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