Spencer said that the Time of Meeting survey has 71% of members voicing an opinion. More on this at another time.
The Club Budget was sent out by E-mail. A second mailing will be done.
Amani, our Rotarian friend from the Congo, gave us a 5 minute up-date on the amazing projects his club and his District are doing. He gave strong praise to our club for being involved and helping to get things going. His club received a grant from Rotary International to put in place 27 pure water taps, but by economizing and carefully watching expenses they were able to put in 52 water taps and allow 81,000 people from 10 neighboring countries to have pure water. The District recognized this project as the “most successful” at their annual conference. He also mentioned the “Congo Peace School” and the purchase of 50 acres by Rotary friends to give a new homestead for the relocated pygmys.
Spencer Seitz said that this is why we work at the balloon and art festivals, etc. to make things like Amani's projects possible.
Chris Pelton told us the tragic news that one of the Rotary Exchange Students from Thailand drowned off Cape Hatteras, NC. He was not part of our District, but the sadness was felt by all.