All About our Foundation
Continuing our experiment to "Rotate" the meeting leader, Club President Father Bill Rontani was our leader, bringing his own set of bells - very pretty sounding! His thought for the day reflected on the meaning of the pledge of allegiance and our national anthem.  Jenny volunteered to lead our next meeting.  What an opportunity to practice Rotary leadership!
It was reported that our Blood Drive last week was very successful, with over 50 potential donors giving 40 pints of whole blood, with 3 donations of Platelets. Great job by Dan Johnson and his support team.  The next Platelet drive is October 7th, followed by a full Blood Drive on December 2nd.
Father Bill reported that there will be a September 29th 5th Thursday Lunch meeting on September 29th as a Club Assembly to discuss operation of the club for the remainder of the Rotary year.  Put this on your calendars to attend if you can.  
It was decided to not have a Sunset meeting on October 6th.  Instead, we are encouraging our members to sign up and attend the Axiom "Elegant Evening for a Worthy Cause" being held at Beermann's that night - 6pm.  Art has purchase a table of eight with Jenny and Father Bill already requesting seats.  Others are encouraged to do the same - contact Art or purchase your own table. This is an opportunity to wear you formal wear, have a great meal at Beermann's and support The Axiom youth center.  You can buy tickets at
Our presenter was Art Deardorff.  He provided the background and operation of our Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation, allowing us to operate under the requirements of IRS 501(c)(3) as a tax exempt organization for donations, fund raising and giving.   He will repeat this at the Lunch meeting next week. 
Following the meeting, we gathered up the left over pizza, chips and chicken wings to take to The Axiom on Friday.  Another way we can help serve the youth of Lincoln.