Meeting Notes

Harpoon Notes for June 19, 2019

President Greg rang the Rotary bell following Tom Strode’s beautiful piano prelude. Inspiration: Aleia MacDonald gave a stirring Inspiration centered on the work of United Way, and what it means here and in the cosmos. Emphasizing the philosophic and ‘can do’ spirit shared by Rotary and United Way, Aleia wove the Four Way Test throughout: […]

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Meeting Notes for June 12, 2019:

With President Greg’s ringing of the Rotary bell, all stood to proclaim “God Bless America” to the accompaniment of Tom Strode’s and Deanna Relyea’s wonderful piano. Steve Pierce came to the podium to give a stirring Inspiration, complete with many quotes by leaders having to do with the environment, politics, and on developing (and maintaining) […]

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Harpoon Notes for June 5, 2019: Pushing Back Against Global Warming

After Tom Strode’s marvelous prelude and accompaniment to the national anthem, which everyone sang with that 1970s equivalent of enthusiastic approbation — gusto — Barbara Niess-May came forward to share the day’s inspiration. “I’ve been thinking lately of a vision of hope,” she began. “I’d like to read a poem by Anne Lamott; author of […]

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Memorial Day Meeting, May 29, 2019

Dues are Due!  PayPal has been compromised to don’t use the website to pay until further notice. Ryan Petersen opened our Memorial Day meeting with a moving tribute to the U.S Army Old Guard, which attends the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Slides showed these dedicated young men performing the Memorial […]

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Meeting Notes from May 22, 2019

Memorial Day was on Jim Irwin’s mind as he reminded us of the beautiful physical features of America and the service of our military personnel.  He and Tom Strode then led us in singing America the Beautiful and God Bless America.  Our Speaker’s topic was anticipated with an inspirational quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson about […]

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Meeting Notes for May 15, 2019: STRIVE!

Joan Knoertzer began the proceedings with a wonderful prelude. From her keyboard came beautiful renditions of “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” among others; all designed to extend a musical red carpet to our STRIVE students, their parents, and our speakers. Dave Keren, STRIVE Committee chair, gave […]

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Harpoon Notes for May 8, 2019: Apotheosis of Jazz

President Greg struck the Rotary bell, and everyone rose to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to Tom Strode’s delightful accompaniment. Along with the prelude, this would be just the opening salvo to a remarkable meeting filled with music. Inspiration: Jim Irwin, tanned, rested, but clearly still overheated by Florida’s sun, bounded to the podium. “Here are […]

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