Clubs Coyote Cubs support birthday book project
The Coyote Cubs 4-H club met on Aug. 17 at the 4-H Center. The roll call topic was "A Good Movie You Have Seen." The flag pledges were led by Tony Hubert. There was no secretary report. Andrea Lias gave the treasurer's report. Amanda Aga, community service coordinator, suggested that each club member bring a children's book to be donated to the Welcome Table to support their birthday book project. The club members should bring these books to the September meeting. There were no club demonstrations. The next meeting will be on Sept. 21 at the 4-H Center.
Rotary governor guest of local club
The Vermillion Rotary Club with Dan Van Peursen presiding met for our weekly lunch at the Silver Dollar. Our guest today was Gustavo Barboza, a new professor at the USD Business School. Dan annnounced that Ruth Scott and Damian Donahoe have gone through all the steps of becoming new members of our Rotary chapter here in Vermillion.
Our program today was brought to us by the new District 5610 Governor Barbara Forinash. Her base is in Sioux Falls, but she has done much traveling to the many small and large Rotary clubs in our district which includes South Dakota as well as parts of Iowa and Minnesota and even that small slice of Nebraska across the river from Sioux City.
Barbara reminded us of the annual district meeting coming up Oct. 12-14 in Pierre. Keeping track of Rotary International's far flung activities has become much easier by using the Web. Our district now has a Web site www.rotary5610.rg and from there you can start clicking your way around to many other associated sites.
The current President of Rotary International is Jonathan Majiyagbe, whose home country is Nigeria. The theme/slogan for Rotary's activities this year is "Lend a Hand." Really lending a hand will take more than a few computer clicks, but finding out some of what is going on under Rotary auspices (and thinking about extending this work) could lead you beyond the mere slogan. There is much to be done.
Senior Citizens welcomes players
Tuesday, Aug. 12, six domino players came to the Senior Citizens Center. Dick Munkvold was the winner with 278 and Marlene Amundsen had 67. Even if you've never tried nor played Mexican train dominoes, they will help you
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 14 pitch, four pinochle and 16 bridge players were at the Senior Center. Bridge prizes went to Marlys Miller, first; Barb Kronaizl, second; Max Christol, third; Adeline Isaacson, blind bogey; and Shirley Riehle, low. Leola Christensen and Luceal Liffengren served.