Lighthouse Counseling &
    Family Resource Center
President Dan opened the meeting and introduced Alan Lowe to read a story about his personal experience reading to kids in a Book Buddies program long before he moved to Lincoln. He told about his experience with Olivia, his first Book Buddy. He wishes he could know the future of this young lady who was certainly destined for greatness.  Alan encouraged us to sign up for our Book Buddies Group.  
Kris provided details as shown in the flyer below. She also showed us a card from a grateful winner in our Bikes for Books program last year.
We were pleased that Larry and Nancy Whitaker were our guests. Larry was our President about 10 years ago, a year in which our club was awarded one of the "Best in the District" club awards.  Kris announced that she and her husband Larry had their 46th anniversary on 9/11.
Kris announced that the first Interact/Key Club meetings was held at LHS with well over 100 students in attendance.  For those of you that are unaware, Key/Interact is jointly sponsored by Kiwanis and Rotary with the aim of showing students the importance of service.  Click here for more on Interact.
Harvey encouraged all to start filling tables for Nite at the Races on October 10th.  He has tickets
David Cesio passed a sheet to sign up for the Creekside Cleanup Event on September 30th. 
Dan reported on the Board Meeting.  Key items was the approval of $1,000 to be sent to Rotary International Foundation.  In addition, several members have donated money to be included with our check to be sent soon. 
Jennifer announced that signups for the Foundation Dinner October 28th will start next week. The dinner is always a good reminder about what the Rotary Foundation does for the world. Bring your checkbook. 
Gary McDonald from the Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center was our speaker for the day. The Lighthouse was started as part of Western Placer Unified School District in 1996.  In 2005, it transitioned to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  In the last four years, it projects have grown from about $750,000 to $1.45million.  Gary said his personal statement of their mission is "We Help Heal Families."  They work with about 100 other non-profits in Placer county. See the link to pictures below for photos of Gary's slides that tell a lot more about what they do. Also Click Here for their website.