Rotary Club of Kirksville
16 MAY 2019
Program: Adair Co. YMCA; Kristin Rouner
CEO and Executive Director of the Adair County YMCA spoke to our club today about programming, the recent Dueling Pianos fundraiser, and the Strong Kids Campaign. Kristin has been the CEO and Executive Director for three years and during this time she has been assessing the needs of the community, as well as the capabilities of the YMCA. She said the YMCA building was built 35 years ago and has seen little remodeling or significant renovation since. She is planning to revisit the strategic plan and hopes that in the future there will be the community desire and means to expand or make significant renovations, but for now she is focusing on areas where the YMCA can provide more services within their current footprint. One area she and her staff identified last year was ensuring that kids have enough food.  She said her staff noticed a kid last summer that had very little in his lunch box during lunch time, and this spurred them into action to create a program where the YMCA would offer two meals a day to anyone under 18 who showed up and said they were hungry. That program will start this summer and it comes at significant expense, but it is something that the staff at the YMCA are passionate about and something they have agreed is wroth taking on. Kristin also spoke about scholarship opportunities for kids and families that do not have the income to pay for a full YMCA membership.  Finally she said that the Strong Kids Campaign hopes to raise $38,500 this year to fund all the things the YMCA funds, including the additional amount it will cost with the new food program. Last week was the dueling pianos fundraiser, and she was hoping to raise awareness of the YMCA's needs and that everyone came out and had a good time.  Since it was the first one, she had no idea what to expect as far as goals for funds raised, but she was happy to report that the event raised over $8,000 toward their $38,500 annual goal.
Kirksville High School Graduation on May 19th.  Congratualtions Graduates!
Board Meeting next Tuesday at 7 AM, at Rosies.  All members are welcome to attend.
Today is Terry Combs' birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY!
Blessing Bowl: Marilyn Romine - absent!
Kristin Rouner
Upcoming Events:
May 23rd:        Regular Club Meeting:  Linette Page and Marilyn Romine will greet us.
May 30th:        Regular Club Meeting: Ed Ross and Amy Eagen will greet us and Jaren Hafen will lead us
                           in prayer.
June 6th:         Regular Club Meeting: Ed Ross and Amy Eagen will greet us and Steve Petersen will lead
                           us in prayer.
June 7th:          Kirksville Annual Art Walk.  4:30-7PM.
June 22nd:      Kirksville's Amazing Race - Downtown at 9AM. 
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.
Jon P. put in a dollar for golfing weather, and for Elsie inviting him to the Pat and Ted Jones Event last weekend. Shirley B. put in for sunshine.  Pat K. is happy her new quilting machine is coming this week. Wally T. is happy his grandkids are coming to visit. Linette P. put in for good weather and wished everyone a good day. Sandra W. put in for our guest. Steve P. put in for all the graduates this time of year. Joe S. put in for the Cardinals, and his Grandmother. Rick S. put in a dollar for the YMCA fundraiser and the Arts Center. Elsie G. put in for the YMCA and the good memories of Pat Jones. Terry C. put in for all the support of this community, for the YMCA, and for Joe S. Ed R. put in for the YMCA event, and for Walt Ryle. Larry B. said he was happy for all the joy grandkids bring. Chanda C. said her son and the LaPlata baseball team made it to the sectional round and plays on Monday. Zach S. Hopes everyone has a good day. Janet G. put in for the YMCA event. Jim B. put in for Kristin visiting us today. Jaren H. said that he golfed for the first time this week, and the weather was good. 
May 23rd:    Cory Landon - Summer Reading
                       Program at Adair Co Public Library
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