Clubs Sons of Norway
The meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. July 18 at Riverside Park. A pot luck dinner was enjoyed by all. Thirty-eight members attended. Don List was a guest.
Anyone wishing to attend the lutefisk-meatball supper in October must contact John and Alvina Grinvold at 402-254-6316.
A float will be entered in the Riverboat Days parade Aug. 19.
A membership supper will be held at the Quarry Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The next executive board meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Yankton Library.
The next Sons of Norway meeting will be Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Ardith Jones won the door prize at the July meeting. The gift was given to June Munkvold.
Senior Citizens Center
On Wednesday, July 26 under clear skies with no rain in sight at the Senior Citizens card party, 16 played pitch, four played pinochle and 15 played bridge.
Bridge prizes went to Monica Ballard, high; Ernie Miller, second; Barb Ernst, third; and Adeline Isaacson, low.
Ernie Miller furnished banana splits for the coffee break to everyone's delight.
Vermillion Rotary Club
Strong membership in Rotary Clubs throughout South Dakota will be key for the organization to carry out its domestic and international missions.
That's according to Ed Zylstra, Rotary International district governor from Wagner, who addressed the Vermillion Rotary Club Tuesday.
The theme of Rotary this year, he noted, is "Create Awareness, Take Action."
"We need to have a strong membership to do projects that are already in the works, and projects that are planned for the future," Zylstra said.
Projects such as Polio Plus, aimed at eradicating the disease around the globe, aren't possible without that strong membership. One of the latest efforts to be undertaken by district Rotary clubs, he added, is the distribution of solar-powered ovens in countries that have been deforested. In some areas of those countries, such as in Haiti, Zylstra said, people must scrounge for seven to eight hours a day just to find enough wood to burn to cook one meal.
"This project is something that is needed and benefits everyone," Zylstra said.
He encouraged Vermillion Rotarians to take part in the organization's district convention, which will be held next June in Wagner, and to also consider Rotary's international convention, to be held in San Antonio, TX.
Zylstra encouraged each member of the Vermillion Rotary Club to recruit one new member each year. He added that it is also important that those members stay active and involved.
"We are pushing retention in the district," he said. "It's seven times easier to retain a Rotarian than to go out and find a new one."