District Assembly—One of the most IMPORTANT district meetings of the year is coming up on Saturday, April 21st. Our annual District Assembly will be held at Westerville High School on the 21st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is a great meeting for new Rotarians and for officers and directors for the coming year to attend. We will be taking several cars, so check with Jodie or Chuck if you are interested in going.
Fellowship—Gordon Amsbary handled the club fellowship time recognizing a birthday for Kevin Dennis! For a small contribution the entire club sang Happy Birthday to Dennis. Lee Saltzgaber offered a buck for a missing pin and Jodie McCalla and Kevin Dennis offered up late arrival fines. Amsbary continued to amaze members with a few little known facts about toilet paper and hot dogs. Gordo pulled out an old Rotary card he has kept for many years which was given to him by Rotarian Lou Ford in 1971. Some words of wisdom concluded our fellowship time.
Split-The-Pot—Jim Morrison ran our STP for the meeting and asked past-past-President Debbie Rhodes to draw our lucky winner today for the $7.00 small pot. Our lucky winner today was none other than Nayyer Hassain. Nayyer delicately drew for the large pot of $65.00 missing the big one with the Ten of Diamonds. So close! Our Foundation Fine was assessed by Nayyer for anyone who was NOT wearing blue today.
Program—Some of our best programs often come from our own members and today was one of them! Rotarian Kurt Dailey presented, “You Want To Do What?” in a stimulating talk about his career in HR. Kurt clearly described the ways in which to create a great work environment. He emphasized the use of the Rotary 4-Way Test, and how these four simple questions play a key role in decision making in business. Kurt stressed the importance of first providing clear expectations to all employees. Second, emphasize the behaviors that support company goals. Third, establish and evenly enforce discipline when necessary. And always remember, ‘fear the HR Weenies!’ Rotarians enjoyed a lively Q&A time. Thanks, Kurt, for a great program today!