• July 18, 2018 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

         There were 11 Huntsville Rotarians and 2 Guests today for the noon meeting at Don’s Family Style Restaurant in Huntsville.  Our New President was unavailable today, so, Secretary-for-Life Richard filled in.  Our Prayer was offered by Chaplain Darrel, and we  addressed the Flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.   Guests introduced were Jan Shepherd, and, Speaker Andrew Kerr.

         Clay was recognized and reported a District Grant for $1,000 has been submitted, awaiting approval from District 6040, to benefit improvements as needed at the Clifton Hill City Park.  Possibly 3 benches, a table, and a BBQ grill are to be affixed to new concrete pads.  Weatherman Dan cautioned this group that hot weather patterns were still prevalent.  Some well deserved rain amounts throughout the County were also appreciated.  Japanese Beetles were briefly cussed and discussed, with some sharing of knowledge between experienced members.  

         Merl yielded his program option to Dan today.  Dan introduced Guest Speaker Andrew Kerr, with Rotary International Foundation Committee.  Andrew gave us a brief synopsis of his relatively new membership as a Rotarian, and his rise to membership in the Foundation Committee.  Andrew shared with us that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation double matched RI’s Foundation contributions of $50 million Dollars to fight Polio worldwide, making the Gates contribution of $100 Million Dollars!  Still some cases of wild polio in the world as there are some tribal communities migration and other internal strife policies that hinder access to Polio prevention.  This may cause a dozen cases of known polio today, world wide, as opposed to over 300,000 cases annually approximately 30 years ago.

         Acting President-for-a-Day, S4L Richard asked Clay for the Last Word.  Mark Samp is on the calendar for next week’s program, then we were adjourned.

    Members present today:  Phil Brown, Chris Dady, Harry Hall, Darrel Hansen, Clay Joiner, Gerald Link, Roy Morales-Kuhn, Merl Riley, Charlie Serio, Dan Shepherd, and 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.