Rotary Club of Kirksville
13 JUNE 2019
Program: NEMO Fair;
Marilyn Blickhan
Marilyn works with Jim B. at NRMC and is also on the NEMO Fair board. She has been a part of the fair for 18 years and on the board for 13. She talked about the fair and the amount of people it brings to the community, and the economic boost we see from it each year. Marilyn said that about 14,000 people will come to the fair in total.  Many come from our local region but many also come for out of state and much further away in Missouri. Often times the entertainment draws people to the fair, but there are numerous other reasons to come. Some things that people may not be aware of that are happening are square dancing, horse shows, cowboy church, queen contest, and each year there is an  opening ceremony that is interesting to watch. Many events are free and open to the public. This year the fair is from 13-20 July. They are looking for volunteers to take tickets at the gates.  If anyone is interested let Jim B. know and he can get you in touch with Marilyn.
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Our club received thank you notes for our generous donations from Days for Girls and CVA.  We also received a thank you from Thomas Williams who was given one of our technical scholarships a few weeks ago.
There will be a sign up the next couple weeks to help with the pancake breakfast on July 06.  It is the joint service club breakfast and each club is to have 3 people per shift for the duration.
Blessing Bowl: Bob Hardwick - absent!  The blessing bowl is up to $50!  Make sure you are present next week so you don't miss your opportunity to win.
Marylin Blickhan
Upcoming Events:
June 15th:        Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast at the Square - 7:30-10:30AM.  On the square and if the
                           weather does not cooperate it will be moved to Picklers Famous.
June 20th:       Regular Club Meeting: Karla D. and Terri J. will be here greet us.
June 22nd:      Kirksville's Amazing Race - Downtown at 9AM. 
June 29th:       Habitat for Humanity .5K sloth walk.  See flyer above.
June 25th:       New Officer Installation at Rotary Park.  More details to come as the date gets closer.
July 4th:           Kirskville Red, White, and Blue Fesitval.
July 6th:          Pancake Breakfast.
August 10th:   Movie in the Park hosted by our club.  WonderPark is the movie.  More details will come
                           as the time gets closer to the event.
Christine S. said she had a great vacation last week. Pat K. put in for a great show at Maples Theater last night. Shirley B. put in for the program. Jim B. put in for the STL Blues and program. Terry C. put in for the Blues and for Larry and the ACAD recognition they recently received. Janet G. said she found the United Way agency presentations very interesting and that it is good to know what the agencies in the area are doing. Sandra W. said that Davis-Playle won the Free Enterprise Award at the noon club. Sue S. said that our club was one of the factors that helped the Schneiders make the decision to stay in Kirksville. Linette P. put in for a good day and good weather, and for our speaker. Marilyn R. said she had a tourist weekend in KC and went to the Arabia Steamboat and WW I Museum. Rick S. put in for the program. Elsie G. put in for Sue and Bob staying in town, for the Blues story, and for the program. Joe N. put in for the STL Blues. Jon P. said he had a good weekend of work and had a lot of fun at Honey Creek. Larry B. put in for missing a couple weeks and camping trips, and the US Open. Ernie L. put in a dollar for the picture on the Sloth Trot poster. Troy P put in for the Blues. Terri J. Put in for fun with her grand daughters, and said she got some hail damage. Chanda C. put in for LaPlata boys baseball taking 2nd in the state tournament, and for the farmers. Andrea  O. put in for a work picnic and the quilt festival in KC. Jaren H. put in for golfing yesterday. Zach S. said he got the crops in, that his sister was getting married, and he was happy for Larry and ACAD recognition and thankful for Jim B. coaching. Jeff A. got to share a jke with us long distance - thanks to Christine.
Mystery Week next week - Come and be surprised!
We are looking for ideas for programs.  If you have an idea contact Sandra W.
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