Greetings Rotarians,
I hope that you all are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Thank you again to all of you who attend our club assembly last Wednesday. It was great to see and hear all of the discussion that was taking place in the different committees. Committees is where the real work of Rotary gets started. Thank you committee heads for stepping up to the plate and making things happen in your committee meetings.
This week in Rotary we have a real treat for a speaker, Katie Spotz.  In 2012 she served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Social Entrepreneurship at the University of London. Before her year started as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Katie completed a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a new record as the youngest solo ocean rower.
Along the way she raised $150,000 for safe drinking water projects. She teamed up with Mark Bowles, an accomplished author and university professor, and they finished a book called "Just Keep Rowing: Lessons from the Atlantic by the Youngest Person to Ever Row across It Alone." It is a self-empowerment book as well as opportunity to raise awareness about the global water crisis. Both Katie and Mark will be joining us at our Rotary Meeting. Feel free to invite your family and friends to this meeting.
If you haven’t had an opportunity yet to register for the Rotary Summit, which is being held Saturday the 17th from 8:30 – 12:00 I invite you to do so. This is an event being put on by our District. Additional information along with a link will be included with this week’s bulletin. Hope to see all of you on Wednesday Morning at our meeting.
Dave Clements