April 7, 2017 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

     There were 16 Huntsville Club members and 1 visiting Moberly Rotarian attending the first meeting of the 4th month at Don’s Family Style buffet in Huntsville.  President Tim rang the bell at 12:30 p.m. and asked Ken to return our Thanks to the Lord, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag.  Guests introduced were Bill Stuart of the Moberly Club, and, our Guest Speaker is the 2017 Miss Moberly, Samantha Gowin.

     No Old Business was brought forward and New Business was a note that District 6040 Assembly will be held in Chillicothe April 29th. Ken reported he had attended last week’s PETS and will share more with the Club soon.  He also asked us to be thinking of a Club Project.  Our Rotary Dive Team Member, aka Weatherman Dan, gave us a pleasant Spring forecast with chance of light precipitation early next week.  Dan recently swam in the waters off Little Cayman and enjoyed the Rotary Dive Team comradery. Dan has set the date for our Spring Fish Fry, May 16th, a Tuesday evening. This will be held in Shepherd’s Lodge and meal begins about 6:30 p.m.  A good time to invite prospective members.

     Prez Tim then asked program chair John Sommer to introduce his Guest Speaker.  John introduced the new Miss Moberly, Samantha Gowin, who was previously Junior Miss Moberly a few years ago.  Samantha discussed her platform, Embracing Challenges, and gave us a brief overview of Primrose Hill in Randolph County, a recovery home for women with children as a treatment center for those with drug addiction issues in their family.  Samantha is looking forward to her opportunity this summer representing our area at the Miss Missouri Pageant to be held in Mexico, MO.

     Tim also informed us that one of our previous members, Cole Merrill, has been diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 colon cancer.   Cole and his wife Natalie live in Cameron, MO.  Tim will bring a card next week for us to sign our best wishes to a former member.

     Tim asked Clay for the Last Word then adjourned the meeting.  Next week, Wayne Wilcox will trade with Richard for the program.

Members present today:  Phil Brown, Harry Hall, Dub Hayes, Russ John, Clay Joiner, Roy Morales, Mark Nichols, Ken Rathmann,  Merl Riley, Mark Samp, Tim Seidel, Kelly Shelby, Dan Shepherd, John Sommer, Richard Tregnago, & Wayne Wilcox.