• October 3, 2018 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

         The following notes were submitted by Bishop Roy:

         The first meeting of the tenth month of the current year began with President Jerry ringing the brass bell and calling the meeting to order at about 12:31 p.m.  Bishop Roy returned thanks to our Lord, we pledged our allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and thus the meeting continued.

         President Jerry noted that we had no visitors, he asked various chairmen to report on their particular jurisdictions.  Brother Clay indicated that all was progressing with Huntsville Park Board on the placement of the donated benches.  Brother Merl Lee thanked all who came out to the Westran Fire District open house this past Saturday, over 200 people attended and toured the brand new main fire station located on the northwest side of Huntsville.  There will be other open house events at the satellite fire stations located in the district.  This includes Darksville, Clifton Hill, and Mount Airy, all three stations were part of the multi-million dollar bond project passed by the district voters several years ago.  The Huntsville Rotary Club has partnered with the district to place heliports at each one of these satellite locations.  Promises made, Promises kept.

         Brother Roy reported on the new enrollment schedule for our RYLA candidates for 2019.  Roy indicated that the new Interact officers and their sponsor, Ashley Roberts, will be making a report to our club in the near future. Current Interact membership is at 30.  Roy also mentioned the upcoming Rotary sponsored Government Day event, which will be this coming Wednesday, the 10th.  This year there will be over 100 students from the county schools, all converging on the Justice Center in Huntsville.  They will be touring the facilities, meeting their elected officials, attending a criminal court session, and inspecting a number of emergency service vehicles, including, if available, the air ambulance helicopter.  These vehicles will be located in the parking lot of the Justice Center.  After the main event, the students will be bused to MACC auditorium where they will be served lunch of pizza and soft drinks, courtesy of the Huntsville Rotary.  The annual event will culminate with a keynote speaker, Judge Hayes, who will speak on personal and civic responsibilities.

         Brother Dan the Weather Man gave us a somewhat soggy forecast for the coming week or so.  Much rain to come, especially this weekend, some possible localized flooding and somewhat moderating temperatures. 

         With all the new and old business ( Harry ) recognized, Pres. Jerry introduced our current District Governor, Julie McCoy. DG McCoy opened her program with the Rotary International theme this year ” Be the Inspiration “.  She had a video of Barry Rassin, the RI President for 2018-2019. He challenged Rotarians around the world to step up and ” be the inspiration “. Ms McCoy then outlined some of the projects and grants that would be forthcoming in the next year or so, especially pertaining to our District 6040.  She shared a couple of stories of her trip to Guatemala for the annual shoe distribution related to Shoes for Lost Souls.  A number of questions were asked about some of the new Rotary policies and a few other current news items.  Governor McCoy then met with the officers of the club after the regular meeting.  She detailed some future plans, ideas, and possible outreach programs.  She gave praise to the number and dollar amount of our scholarship program to Westran High School, she was pleased with the Interact program and the many projects they were involved with.  She thanked all for being in good standing financially, thanking T4L Mark Samp, S4L Richard Tregnago ( who was called away for family duties ) for faithful service.  She was impressed at the amount of money raised by the annual dove hunt held at Shepherd’s Pecan Valley Orchard Farms.  She thought that we might be the only U.S. club that holds a hunt for fundraising.  Brother Dan indicated he was fairly certain we were unique when it came to that type of fund-raiding activity.  

    The following Rotarians were in attendance today:  Phil Brown, Jerry Crutchfield, Harry Hall, Clay Joiner, Gerald Link, Roy Morales-Kuhn, Ken Rathmann, Merl Lee Riley, Mark Samp, and Dan Shepherd.














  • 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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