Agnes Reading

New Members Welcomed – Nov 3, 2020

Weary election watchers were happy to change the subject on Wednesday and the chatter was spirited. Before the bell Lori Walters praised our Zoom etiquette during last week’s Jennifer Jones presentation and vowed not to present the etiquette lesson again if we continued to be well behaved. President Joanne rang the bell at 12:25 and […]

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Cameo by Francesca, October 15, 2020

After companionable chatter and Lori Walters’ Zoom etiquette reminders, Tom Strode started the meeting with The Star Spangled Banner. Dave Keosaian read the hymn inspired by James Russell Lowell’s 1845 poem, Once to Every Man and Nation. The poem reflected the national debate over slavery and the impending war with Mexico after the annexation of […]

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Myth versus Reality – What is Rotary?

Myth: Rotary is a secret private luncheon club for old white men Reality (word by word): Secret – Rotary is a service organization of 1.2 million persons in 35,000 clubs around the world. It is not clandestine but Rotarians are generally humble in going about the good work they perform in their community and internationally. […]

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Meeting Notes, July 29, 2020

The meeting bell rang promptly for the July 29, 2020 Zoom meeting. Tom Strode immediately took it away with America the Beautiful. Bob Buchannan’s Inspiration continued the theme, sharing beautiful pictures of Lake Michigan at all times of day, musing on how its beauty and timelessness inspires him. Don Duquette’s video of a Hamilton parody […]

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Goodbye and Thanks to Rosemarie, June 24, 2020

There was much banter and some fresh faces in the June 24 meeting. We were happy to welcome back Doug Freeth from sweltering Arizona. John Ackenhusen joined us from Washington State.  Yolanda Whiten joined in the gaiety, remarking that Doug looks just the same was when she first met and worked with him. Joe Fitzsimmons […]

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