Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Happy New Year to everyone.  It just seems like we celebrated this same event only months ago.  Time does fly by and as we enter this New Year, we all need to be mindful of our Auction Fund Raiser that is planned to be on February 9th.  Our meeting this coming Wednesday will be dedicated to the final planning and commitments from everyone to make this event a success.  Remember, the money we raise will be incorporated into our 2018/2019 budget that gives us the ability to support projects and activities that you, our membership, want to do in the upcoming year.  My expectation is a full house this Wednesday at our meeting and your willingness and support of this activity.  Get those sponsors, table reservations, lottery tickets and donation items.  We need auction items and attendees.
January 9th we have our monthly Board Meeting at Lakewood Public Library from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Anyone can attend, you don’t need to be a Board Member.  Remember, our job is really to do the will of the Club within the structure of our Club Bylaws and Rotary International.  Your input is always welcome. As you go about your daily routine,  please think about what we can do to make our Club even better at “Making A Difference”.  Remember, too, that we need to recruit others to make this journey we know as being a Rotarian.  Invite someone you know to one of our meetings and see if we are a good fit for their desire to give back.  January 16th, Tuesday evening from 6:30 to maybe 8:00, we will be assisting the Rocky River Assistance Program with the breakdown of the food items for distribution.  We did this last year and our process usually includes some Club social time afterward.  We will convene after our work is completed at Herbs Tavern in Rocky River.                 .       
All the best to everyone and Happy New Year 2018!!