• September 19, 2018 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

         There were 14 Huntsville Rotarians and 1 Guest present today as President Jerry rang the bell to open the 3rd meeting of the 9th month of the Huntsville Rotary Club at Don’s Family Style Restaurant.  Brother Ken was asked to return our Thanks in Prayer to our Lord, and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag.  Our Leader recognized Tim Seidel who informed us of the passing of Cole Merrill, former member and past President of our Club. Services to be held in Cameron, MO. this Friday, under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home.  

         President Jerry asked S4L Richard for any reports and the Secretary-for-Life stated he was also emailing the weekly reports to Club members.  T4L Mark indicated he had sent out by email the Club Invoices for the Pancake Breakfast Tickets.  The Breakfast went over smooth, with an increase of cash sales, and recognition of the Interact Club assisting with many phases of the Breakfast.  Weatherman Dan said Summer is almost gone, with a few more days of higher temps before dropping back to Fall -like temps next week.  Scattered pop-up showers likely, too.

        District Governor Julie McCoy will visit our Club on October 3rd.  The Huntsville City Park has yet to install the benches acquired with District Grant matching funds.  With encouragement, hopefully get those bolted in by the 3rd.   Chris Dady informed the Club today was his last meeting as he is moving to Sedalia, MO.  We wish him well.

         John Cochran introduced his program today, life long friend, Mark Hibbs, CPA.   After attending a recent IRS seminar, Mark discussed the upcoming changes in the tax laws.  His information noted the individual standard deduction was doubled, however, many other deductions were eliminated, or reduced.  Some Corporate tax rates have lowered, however, Mark encourages pre-planning with your accountant to minimize any unexpected tax consequences.  While the tax forms appear to have been reduced in format as the intention is to ” file on a postcard”,  much of the behind the scenes tax laws are still burdensome and a reduction in the income tax laws and procedures has not occurred.

         Next week is President Jerry’s turn at the podium.  Clay was asked for the Last Word, then we were adjourned.

    Members present today:  John Cochran, Jerry Crutchfield, Chris Dady, Clay Joiner, Gerald Link, Roy Morales-Kuhn, Mark Nichols, Ken Rathmann, Merl Riley, Mark Samp, 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.