• March 16, 2018 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

         There were 15 Huntsville Rotarians and 6 Guests today when President Ken rang the bell at 12:30 pm to begin the meeting held at Don’s Family Style Restaurant in Huntsville.   Our Leader asked Bishop Roy to offer thanks in prayer to our Lord for the meal and fellowship.  Four Westran students were in attendance and Superintendent Kelly had them introduce themselves with a short bio.  They were Alissa Downing, Amber Johnson, Braden Bain, and Zane Still.  Gerald introduced his granddaughter Anna Kate Link, and our Guest Speaker was Mike Nagel, incoming Westran Superintendent.

        No Old or New Business noted, and Secretary-for-Life ( S4L ) Richard passed around new program lists.  We will soon have a Facebook site, and, S4L to meet with Art Dept. about website updating access.   Weatherman Dan gave us a wet-dry-wet-dry forecast with a warming trend next week.  Also, a 50% Paul Harris membership is still available…see Dan for details.  Plans underway for a fish fry in May and the date TBD.

         President Ken then turned the podium over to Kelly for today’s program.  Kelly offered updates on the school Charter and Voucher legislation currently in the legislative hands.  Then shared the program with Mike Nagel.  Most public schools see a few issues with Chartering as now introduced.  As written, Charters created may have little public accountability.  There is not an elected board to affect how Charter schools are managed.  Another note could indicate financial waste in the form of new school buildings built for Charter, while existing public schools are underfunded.  A third reason most Charters are unsuccessful is that 60% loss of original enrollment at Kindergarten through high school graduation.  Charters differ from public schools in that they may set individual enrollment standards, attracting only the type of student they wish to target.    Apparently, rural Charters are a new form of diverting public funds to nonpublic entities.

         Next Friday is Shan Depherd’s turn at the podium.  Our Leader asked Clay for the Last Word and then we were adjourned.

    Members present today:  Phil Brown, Mike Cochran, Jerry Crutchfield, Chris Dady, Clay Joiner, Gerald Link, Roy Morales, Mark Nichols, Ken Rathmann, Merl Riley, Mark Samp, Kelly Shelby, Dan Shepherd, Richard Tregnago, and Wayne Wilcox.





  • 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 Friday at noon. We meet at Don's Family Restaurant at 315 Highway JJ in Huntsville, MO.


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