• August 15, 2018 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

         The 3rd weekly meeting of the 8th month of year 2018 found 15 Huntsville Rotarians and 4 Guests enjoying the noon meal at Don’s Family Style Restaurant in Huntsville.   President Jerry rang the bell at 12:35 pm to begin the meeting and asked Chaplain Darrel to offer our thanks to our Lord in Prayer, followed by our reciting our Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States.  Guests introduced were:  Charlie Serio’s Rotary-Ann, Belva, and grandson, Kelton.  Also present were Moberly Rotarians, Bob & Bobby Riley.

         Our Leader then asked for reports from the Secretary-for-Life, Richard, who stated that the weekly minutes are now sent to our members via email, as a constructive suggestion from Dan, as well as being posted on the Club’s website…..  (  huntsvillemorotary.org  ).   S4L also mentioned that a District leadership training will occur this coming Saturday, sponsored by DG Julie McCoy.  Treasurer-for-Life Mark was in absentia today.  Weather reporter Dan concluded that the opportunity for additional moisture is greater now that recent moisture has been showered upon the area.  Our prognosticator suggests we may be in for warmer weather this coming week, with some possibilities of precipitation occurring sporadically.   Rain in August is most welcome for field crops and pastures, but, may delay the annual mowing of sunflowers which might impact the dove attendance September 1.  Of course, the annual dove hunt and Club Foundation Fundraiser is sold out!  Sponsor Dan reminds participants to arrive at his headquarters at Shepherd Farms no later than 2:30  pm on opening day.  This allows time for signing waivers of liability and receive instructions paramount to a safe hunt.  Hunters will draw for blind positions.  There will be a carry in meal after the hunt, starting at approximately 6:30 pm.  The main entrée will be BBQ ribs.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.  Attendees should bring a covered dish.  Anticipation of over 60 hungry persons to be fed after the cleaning of the birds.  

          Program Chair today,  Kelly,  was unable to attend this meeting  due to his new position at St. Pius school, so, in lieu of an outstanding program, our members tendered various topics of thought.  Merl noted that completion of the new Westran Fire District Headquarters was at hand, as well as the satellite fire houses, with just minor adjustments before occupancy.  Richard shared various thoughts on Moberly Rotarian Sam Richardson, who had passed away earlier today.  The Moberly Rotary email and FaceBook  postings alerted the public of Sam’s passing.   Richard noted that Sam was a staunch supporter of Extension, and Club Members also noted he was a major contributor to furthering the Youth EXCEL program in the County.  Sam was noted for his political involvements, not just locally, but on a Federal scale.

         President Jerry next called upon Clay for our Last Word.  Clay deferred the closing thoughts to Ken who stated that ” the Golden Years have come to him, but, there was no Gold”!  Next week will have Dan at the podium.  Richard will be out of town next week, but is on the calendar for the last meeting in August.  His program will have an emissary from the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation.  Then our Leader adjourned the meeting.


    Members present today:  Phil Brown, John Cochran, Jerry Crutchfield, Chris Dady, Darrel Hansen, Clay Joiner, Gerald Link, Roy Morales-Kuhn, Mark Nichols, Ken Rathmann, Merl Riley, Tim Seidel, Charlie Serio, Dan Shepherd, & Richard Tregnago.



  • Dan Shepherd - Our Own Rotary Champion!

  • Dove Hunt - 2016

    Huntsville Rotary Foundation dove hunt shotgun winner was Bob Stone from the Parkville Rotary club. Jerry Crutchfield presented the gun to Bob. It was a wonderful day for the fund raiser with mild weather and plenty of dove to harvest. 41 hunters harvested over 500 doves and raised over $6,000 for the foundation. The meal afterwards was one of the best with some great food brought in by our club members. We even had guests all the way from Australia to witness the hunt. Thank you to all that helped make this year’s hunt another success.
    Next hunt September 1, 2017

    Welcome dove hunters and want-to-be dove hunters. Reservations will open in early summer of 2017. And when they do we will not reserve your spot until we receive your $125.00 fee.  Positions are limited and are sold first come-first served. Reserve early as we know every spot will be filled.

    Send checks made payable to the Huntsville Rotary Foundation to:

    Jan Shepherd
    1580 CR 2010
    Clifton hill MO. 65244

    See ya September 1
    Dan the dove man

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    Club meetings are held every Wednesday at noon. We meet at Don's Family Restaurant at 315 Highway JJ in Huntsville, MO.