January 12, 2018 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

      The 2nd meeting of the Huntsville Rotary Club for the 1st month of 2018 found 14 Members and 3 Guests in attendance.   In absence of our President, President-Elect Jerry rang the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. and asked Bishop Roy to return our Thanks to our lord in Prayer, followed by our reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag.

     Guests introduced were Martha Link, spouse of Gerald’s, Troy Link, program for today and son of Gerald & Martha, and, Moberly Rotarian Bobby Riley.  Secretary Richard mentioned that we’ll need to come up with a President-Elect for the 2018-2019 year, also, drafted a letter to the Randolph County Commission relinquishing our Club’s rights for the Heli-Pad to Randolph County.  Treasurer Mark mentioned dues are now due.  Also noted that Harry was not felling too well today, and, please keep the family of Charles Fleming in our prayers.

     Dan the weather man gave us a chilly report with chances of snow possibly accumulating this weekend with a slight warming trend later next week.  Snow may stay south of us, but, it could produce a few inches if weather pattern shifts north.

   Gerald is our program chair today and he invited his son, Troy Link, Moberly Chief of Police to talk to us.  Troy informed us that for 10 weeks in 2016 ( April – June ) he attended the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico.  This is an exhaustive training for law enforcement for the 2 1/2 months.  Classes were in law enforcement training and included physical fitness exercises.  Chief Link mentioned he lost 20+ lbs. during the course.  Entries are limited to specific grades of officers across the U.S.A. and some other countries around the world.  Troy was in a class of 213.  Chief Link also informed the Club he has been in law enforcement for 26 years starting as patrolman before replacing Chief Tarr last year.

     Fill-in President thanked Chief Troy and presented him with the customary Huntsville Rotary Club Guest Speaker pen.  Scott is on the program list for next Friday, then we were adjourned.

Members present today:  Phil Brown, John Cochran, Mike Cochran, Jerry Crutchfield, Darrel Hansen, Gerald Link, Roy Morales, Mark Nichols, Merl Riley, Mark Samp, Tim Seidel, Dan Shepherd, Richard Tregnago, & Wayne Wilcox.