Posted by Jim Shaw on Aug 28, 2018


Quiet Meeting so Here's a Video.

History of Rotary Club International

Fourteen Lexington Rotarians gathered on a sunny and warm August afternoon to share a delicious lunch including BBQ brisket, chicken fingers, salad and a selection of cold cuts.  There were no guests or visiting Rotarians.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by PP Jim Shaw, one verse of America was led by PP Dan Olsen, and the invocation was said by PP Don Sherman.
Raffle gifts were supplied by Patriot Community Bank, Arlex Oil, Eagle Bank, PP Bill Cassell, and Busa Wine & Spirits.  The scribe failed to notice which Rotarians hauled in the loot.
Happy dollars were paid by PP Don Martini for his weekend trip to Washington, DC, PP Jim Shaw for a quiet and pleasant weekend (missing his wife who was in Maine). PP Jim Freehling for spectacular coverage by the Colonial Times about a Brookhaven resident who received the Peace Award, and $4 was paid by PP and treasurer Dan Busa for some story about a guy with a cane and something to do with rubber tips (you definitely had to be there). 
President Michelle Galbiati announced that she had received a thank you letter from the Douglas House for the club's recent donation.  She also reminded members that PP Frank Smith's BBQ will be held this Thursday, August 30th.  PP Frank announced the BBQ will now begin at 5:30 since it is now getting darker earlier.  It will go on until the last Rotarian drops, or the police break it up―whichever comes first.  President Michelle had mentioned that PP Jim Shaw had bumped into District Governor Bob Wood at a Chamber of Commerce event, and that DG Wood had praised our club's effort to support the Rotoplast mission in September. President Michelle announced that so far the club has raised $6,350 for the Rotoplast mission.
PP Jim Shaw announced that all is going well for the club's senior BBQ project in September.  He also announced that plans are moving forward for the Oktoberfest event taking place on October 13th.
Finally, president Michelle reminded members to continue their quest for interesting speakers, and members should forward their suggestion to Jim Tarpey.
The 50/50 raffle was won by PSA Charlie Vail.  He donated his $35 windfall to the Rotoplast effort.
Respectfully submitted,
PP Jim Shaw