Rotary of the Future
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President Dan opened the meeting welcoming all guests and reporting that Joann and he had attended the District 5180 conference. Our club again won #1 for the large club Blood Drive award; Dan thanked Bill Cook, who was not there, and presented the award to Community service chair David Cesio.  We received a third place award for social media; Dan presented the award to Art Deardorff. 
We celebrated Cheryl's birthday and Susan's 32 years of wedded bliss.  Jerry Johnson thanked all for participation in the Tour de Lincoln event on May 12th, saying it was a huge success for the club, bringing in more than $30,000 including sponsorships and rider fees.  Dan thanked Jerry for his leadership in taking this event over and making it happen.
David Cesio reported that that Rotary donated $300 to the Lincoln Police Department for their Pink Patch Project.  (Click for facebook info.)
May is Rotary Youth Service month.  Kris is our speaker next week!  Alan read a poem about Youth Wervice Week and what we do to support the youth in our sommunity (Click for Poem).
Jennifer presented Paul Harris awards to three of our members:  Darrell Scott PH+8, Melanie Bergavin PH+3 and Dan Johnson PH+3.  The number indicated the thousands of $'s donated to the Rotary Foundation above the basic $1,000 above the basic Paul Harris award level.  Members are encourage to donate to the good work of Rotary through Rotary Direct or by becoming members of the Paul Harris Society. See link Donate to Rotary.  
President Dan was the speaker for the day.  He showed a video about Rotary of the Future featuring Jennifer Jones, a past Rotary International Director, that was from the 2017 International Conference.  Well worth the watch.  Click to watch.
Dan encouraged all to participate in the LNM Best of the Best voting for Lincoln to give our club a boost in the voting.  Don't let the trend of the past break, since we are clearly "Best of the Best" service clubs in our community. 
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