June 16, 2017 Huntsville Rotary Club Minutes

The 3rd Friday of the 6th month found 18 Huntsville Rotarians and 2 Guests, Tim Remole and Bill Stuart, enjoying the noon buffet at Don’s in Huntsville.  At 12:30 p.m. President-Elect Ken rang the bell to begin the meeting.  Bishop Roy lead us in Prayer, then we pledged our Allegiance to the Flag.

     Clay noted the District Grant application is still alive.  Roy reported a little snafu with our RYLA student, hopefully to be resolved soon and we will invite the student to one of our meetings after their experience in RYLA camp is fulfilled.  Dan gave us a stormy weekend report, but noted the sunflower crop is doing fine, so far.  He will be offering enrollment soon for the annual dove hunt opening day.  Due to various Rotary International conflicting views on guns, this year we probably won’t be offering a shotgun as a door prize September 1.  Our Foundation is the main recipient of the funds donated at the dove hunt.

     Today’s program was introduced by Darrel and was 6th District State Representative Tim Remole. Representative Remole discussed some successful legislation dealing with clean air and water regulations along with labor reforms.  A special session was called recently about the jobs in southeast Missouri, which may allow the electric company to offer new businesses a reduced rate in their power. However, the subsidized rate reduction will come with a higher electric bill for the rest of the State.  Estimates of higher annual rates were around $12 for typical home owners.

     Dub is on the schedule for next week’s program, our Last Word was offered, then we were adjourned.

Members in attendance today were:  Phil Brown, Mike Cochran, Charles Fleming, Harry Hall, Darrel Hansen, Dub Hayes, Russ John, Clay Joiner, Gerald Link, Roy Morales, Mark Nichols, Ken Rathmann, Merl Riley, Mark Samp, Dan Shepherd, John Sommer, Richard Tregnago, & Wayne Wilcox.0