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Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Sep 20, 2016
Flag Salute & Invocation by Bill Gorman
Dannon related some club member annversaries, and then read some more from our club history from 1986-7.
Visiting Rotarians: Wendy Heister (Houston)
Guests: Sean Stimac (Exxel Pacific).
Tresha with a synopsis of last week’s board meeting.
Curtis update on Grape & Gourmet:
Sunday 11/6/2016 at Silver Reef Event Center
General admission tickets (6:30-8:30p) $90/each
VIP tickets (5pm-8:30) $115/each (early entry + extra discount in the wine store + exclusive raffle)
This is our club’s annual major fund raising event. Each member may use or gift or resell tickets. Each member is expected to purchase $360 (4 tickets) or more.
Aaron Lemperes: The Charitable Giving Committee seeking applicants for our funds (10 to 15 donations of $500 - $2,000 each). Please think of worthy organizations and refer them to Aaron or Brad Cornwell. The selection process will be January 2017.
First Thursday Rotary Happy Hour will be at Hotel Bellwether, Thursday October 6 at 4:30pm.
Business Bucket by Bill Geyer, about trip to see some football in Norman, OK.
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eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
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