Left to Right: Judge Erika Sanders, Member Liz Nohren
The Shelbyville Rotary Club heard some great news at their weekly meeting. Treasurer Jim Bolinger announced that they have enough donations for members to contribute to the Rotary International Polio Plus which allows the Club to select a member for the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Member Ted Bogart challenged club members to come up with another community service project that the Shelbyville Rotary Club could provide. Liz Nohren reminded the Club of the upcoming Rotary Scholarship Award in which one graduating high school student is awarded a $500.
Nohren was the program chairman for the meeting and her keynote speaker was Judge Erika Sanders. Judge Sanders provided the club with information about the Problems Court which deals with mental illness and addiction and how the court provides programs and resources to help keep offenders out of jail and allow them to be rehabilitated to be useful members of society. She described how the high cost of incarcerating offenders could be offset by giving these individuals an opportunity to be treated for their drug addictions and given motivation to follow medical treatment for their mental illness.
Kevin Ray is the program chairman for the next meeting.