North Baltimore Rotary Club met April 15th at the Iron Skillet.
Gary Davis from MESA (Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad) reported that they are working on a shipment to Guatemala which will include blankets and stuffed animals for children in the hospital as well as medical supplies. MESA partners with Rotary Clubs to meet humanitarian needs.
Marlene North reported that our Youth Exchange student attended the Rotary District Assembly at Oberlin College and will be attending another meeting at Defiance College next month.
It was also reported that there will be two musical performances during the Annual Pancake Dinner coming up on April 25th.
Our annual District Conference is being held May 16, 17, and 18. Scholarship applications have been received and the committee will review them with awards given out sometime in May. Jim Miller gave a report on the District Assembly that he attended.
John Kelley was in charge of the program that was given by Matt Davis, Manager of the Northwest Agricultural Research Station on Range Line Road in Custar, Ohio. The station has been there since 1952 and has over 53 projects planned for this year. They are researching drought tolerance in corn, purple wheat and cover crops such as rye cereal, oil seed radish, cow peas and safflower among other projects. It encompasses 247 acres in Wood County, in the “Great Black Swamp” region. Research focuses on optimizing production of corn, soybeans and wheat in poorly drained clay soils.