Happy September -- fall is coming!

In August, we welcomed our new exchange student Maud Charlet from France and we heard from our 2011-2012 outbound student, Kathryn Grieg, who has returned from a year living in Oldenbourg Germany! 

We celebrated summer with our annual Sandbar Party, on a perfect Saturday in August and the highest sandbar I’ve ever seen! Thanks to Erik Olson for organizing the event, Shellie Hodges for getting food, Mike Tripka for bringing kegs of cold beer, Megan Mack for supplying the entertainment with paddleboards and MIchael Reeves for letting us use his dock for launching the party! And fun was had by all. We are now planning an Area 4 Rotary Club bowling event at Station 300…more details coming soon.

And coming up, we have our Future Vision Seminar in Sumter on September 13, where we will get new ideas and learn more about Membership, Foundation and the Future Vision of Rotary. 

Our District Governor Ed Duryea will visit our club on September 19 to share his vision with us. Hope to see everyone there! 

Last, but certainly not least, we have been having record attendance lately as the suspense builds for Bingo. Who will win the pot, now over $1500? There are not many cards left in the deck...who will draw the joker? Come on out and experience the excitement!

We are off to a good start for this Rotary year and look forward to a great year. Thanks for your support and keep the suggestions coming!

Peace Through Service,

President Dot