The North Baltimore Rotary Club met June 3 at the Iron Skillet.
The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the blessing. Song Leader Dennis Miller led the group in singing “When the saints go marching in” with some special Rotary lyrics.
Jim Miller reported that he went to the airport to pick up Signpen’s mother and a friend who are here for a visit. They had a wonderful dinner in Bowling Green. Noak Doering was along to translate. It is a tradition in Thailand to bring gifts for people. Jim Miller received a silk shirt that was handmade and Anna Miller was given a necklace.
Bob miller reported that he has invested in a cigar shop called Third Street Cigar in Waterville, Ohio next to the Subway. He hopes to carry around 50 different types of cigars. There are plans to create a private lounge in the back of the building. They have a humidor made of Spanish cedar.
A survey of interest was sent to all Rotary members. Please have them to Kyle Clark by June 12th. It was reported that we have about 25 members in Rotary.
The program was given by Kelsey Bowling from Briar Hill Health Campus. She told us that many renovations have been completed. There is new furniture and carpet and other furnishings. Last Friday they had the first Concert on the Hill with the money raised going to the Ronald McDonald House. On June 26th there will be another concert with DJ Dale. It is to kick off their “Independence from Hunger” food drive. Please bring canned goods that will be donated to the North Baltimore Food Bank. On July 9th they are having a car wash and bake sale where they will also be collecting canned goods.
On June 24th the Rotary will be meeting at Hancock-Wood with salads being catered by McDonalds.
The meeting ended with the four way test that Rotarians ask themselves. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?