Rotary Club of Kirksville - Thousand Hills
March 14, 2019
Program: E-911 Communications;
Don Crosby
Don Crosby talked to the club about an issue that voters will see on the ballot in April, concerning the approval of a $1.00 per month service charge on every device in Adair county that is capable of calling 911. All devices that are billed to an address in Adair county will receive the additional $1.00 charge for each device. Don said the cost of running the emergency dispatch center for Adair County has increased over $500,000 since 2001.  Most of those operating cost increases are due to technology.  The fact that so many people have cell phones now increases the number of phone calls the center gets for each emergency.  In 2007 the 911 dispatch center received 8,333 calls, and in 2018 they received 22,129 calls.Don stated that the last big accident we had on highway 63 resulted in 40-some calls coming in to 911 to report the incident.  Each of those calls has to be answered and dealt with by the dispatchers. Currently there is a charge added to landlines for the 911 service.  But since so many people now use cells phones only, and have actually gotten rid of landlines in their homes altogether, the revenue coming in for the service has decreased, while the costs of providing the service continues to increase. Election day is APRIL 02.  For more information on this proposal and the service the Adair County 911 Communications department provides go to



RYLA deadline for applications has been extended to MAR 22nd.  If you know a current FR or SOPH in high school that would benefit from attending a 3-4 day leadership conference this summer have them talk with their guidance counselor (or contact Steve Petersen) to obtain an application.
The Chamber, and many local businesses are sponsoring the April Showers give-aways again this year.  For detailed information see the flyer below. 
Take your red shirts in to the Stitching Post to get the Rotary logo embroidered on them. Cost is $5 and it takes about a week to get it done, so get them in soon if you want it done before the reverse raffle.
Blessing Bowl: Amy Eagan (Again!) - Absent
Our guests this week were Don Crosby, Chris Killday, John Cook, and Jaren Hafen.
Upcoming Events:
March 21st:      Regular Club Meeting. Terri J. and Zach S. will greet us and Marilyn R. will
                           lead us in prayer.
March 19th:    Scotland County Rotary Club's 40th Anniversary Celebration.  See flyer below.
March 30th:    Unionville Rotary Trivia Night.  See flyer below.
April 3rd:         Noon Club will draw the winner of the Freezer of Meat Raffle.  Contact a Noon Club
                           member if you want tickets.  $10 each for a chance to win a freezer filled with beef, pork,
                           and lamb.
April 5th:         CVA fundraiser at Catholic Newmann Center, starting at 5PM.  Tickets are $25 each. 
                           Point of contact is Rick S.
April 13th:       Reverse Raffle! 
April 18th:       Renaissance Breakfast at KHS.
May 4th:          Strategic planning meeting for the Club.  More information on time and place to follow as
                          the event gets closer.
May 11th:        YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Dueling Pianos event, at the Shrine Club. Corporate
                          Sponsorship is $1,500 and VIP Sponsorship is $1,000.  Sponsorship gets you 8 seats and
                          lots of extra perks at the event.  Contact Jim Bergman for details.
May 16th:        Business After Hours hosted by the Dukum and CVA at the Dukum Inn.  5-7PM, with a
                           brief program at 6PM.
Christine S. thanked the club for the card and said her surgery went well. Pat K. is happy for the warm temperatures. Shirley B. put in for the weather and program. Rick S. put in for the program and guests. Doug N. thanked the club for the card sit sent his wife. Wally T. was happy to have "suntan weather". Steve P. put in for a safe return of all the traveling college students this weekend. Chanda C. said that her son was elected the president of the LaPlata FFA Chapter! Zach S. put in for our guests and the kids wrestling club in town. Joe N. put in for the program. Sandra W. reminded us of all the great events going on in town. Terri J. said it was good to be back. Jim B. put in for his grandkids who provide him a tremendous amount of happiness. Ernie L. also put in for his grandkids. Terry C. showed off his new Rotary shirt, and put in a dollar for the program. Jeff A. provided the club with the definition of "avoidable" and wished everyone a happy pie die. Joe S. put in for the Cards and the program. Karla D. put in for the memory of her friend Jerry and his family. Marilyn R. said it was her little sister's birthday today - happy birthday! Wayne B. put in for the golf tournament this week. Larry B. put in for the cardinals and our guests. Troy said his kids were happy for the break in school this week. Sue S. said this Saturday is a Days for Girls activity day, so come join them at the county annex building from 9AM - 4PM.
MAR 28: 4 Way Speech Contest
APR 04:  Jill Stidham - New floral and
                  honey business
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