Last Monday, the Shelbyville Rotary Club had the District Governor of Rotary 6490, Larry Pennie, His wife Arlene, and assistant Gov. Steve Bonnett, from Sullivan, making a visit with the Club. There was a good turnout from the membership for this important visit. There were so many people there, a member almost had to check the roster to see a few extras had snuck in for lunch.
Speaking of lunch, this was the last Rotary meeting to be held at the First United Methodist Church. Shelbyville Rotary has met at this location for nearly 60 years. Gifts of appreciation were sent to the piano player Anne Campbell and the chief cook, Sharon Barricklow. The club also sent flowers to Mrs. Campbell as well, in recognition, not only of her service, but also of her husband's service to the Rotary Club, Winston, the long-time Treasurer, is truly missed.
August 26 will be our first official meeting at the Shelby Memorial Hospital, I look forward to it.
District Governor-Larry Pennie, spoke about the work of Rotary international, PolioPlus, and new membership. The Club had the opportunity to talk about the Shelbyville Rotary club, its goals and how they are dealing with the challenges that all clubs face. He said "advance your actions, savor your successes, and relish your rewards." So they need more action so they can do all that savoring and relishing. Members enjoyed the time spent with Larry, his wife and Steve, and thank them for their time in coming to the club. New membership tip: just ask!
The Club would also like to thank Phil Miller for all the work he has done in making this move possible. "Phil, you've been Super!"
Also, Jim Bolinger has done a lot of hard work in gathering all of the Rotary material together for the big move. Thanks Jim! So the club had more items than what they thought they could pack into one meeting. On the horizon, the Halloween parade. They're going to do something new this year. The club also needs a houseboat and a Facebook page and are looking for volunteers.