Sharron's Induction and Kimberly's Blue Badge

We had loads of guests in honor of our new membership activities, with most being here in honor of Sharron Snyder. Her sponsor Clark led her induction, accompanied by her husband Steve, a Rotary International Director, and long-time Rotarian.  Glenn Fong, District Governor Elect presented flowers on behalf of DG Fred Teichert.  Steve and Sharron live in Lincoln and run, along with their son and daughter, the Chevy/Subaru dealership in Auburn.  Welcome aboard Sharron.

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Kim was honored with her blue badge  She was accompanied by her husband Kevin. She also gave an excellent 3-minute introduction of her beginnings and what she has accomplished before her current commitments to the club. Thank your Kimberly for being the club Treasurer and for all you do for the club and the community.




Kathy Clemens, President-Elect of the Roseville Sunrise Club and a member of the District Foundation team, presented Paul Harris Society Certificates to six of our club members. 

Note that our speaker canceled.  Art substituted with a presentation based on one by Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald at Pres-Elect Training - "If I had a Water Buffalo" + some comments on Microfinance  and KIVA.


Click link for More Pictures   or   Meeting Slides  
or Water Buffalo and Microfinance

Detailed meeting notes follow:


The meeting was called to order by President Art Deardorff and we had a big crowd. 

Visitors included Kimberly’s husband, Kevin Fricke, twelve friends and family members of our newest member Sharron Snyder, Kathy Clemmons from the District Foundation Committee, Howard Staag, Randy Walker, and 8 Past District Governors.  Steve Snyder, member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International is the proud husband of our newest member.

Kris Wyatt announced that there will be a clean-up service project at Creekside Elementary on Monday, September 29th at 2:30PM.  We are cleaning out a garden area so bring garden tools.

Clark Osterhout led the Induction ceremony to make Sharron Snyder a member of Lincoln Rotary.  Her husband pinned her and she was greeted with a grand round of applause.

Kim Fricke gave her 3 minute presentation to the Club to finalize her Blue Badge requirements.  Her speech and photos described her work, family and volunteer life.  She has run Sober Grad night for many years.  She was acknowledged for jumping into Rotary and taking over the job as Treasurer in her first days as a member.  Her speech was warmly received.

Kathy Clemons gave tribute to our six members of the Paul Harris Society who are Rotary Charter members of PHS as they joined in the first year RI had this designation.  Lincoln is proud to have all six as members:  Art Deardorff, Jim Zentner, Ed Page, Elizabeth Jansen, Pete Walker and Clark Osterhout.  Congratulations to them.  Kathy can sign anyone up at any time, all it takes is a commitment to donate $1,000 to the RI Foundation each year. 

Art made a sad announcement that Wild Bill Cook, our Secretary for 8 years has requested a one year Leave of Absence.  We will miss Wild Bill and his hard work.

Clark Osterhout passed out a flyer, to the Save the Date:  November 8, 2014, "Nite at the Races"  horse racing for charity.  It will be held at the Orchard Creek Ballroom in Sun City, Lincoln.  5:30 cocktails, 6:30 dinner and 7:30 video races.  Tell all your friends and let them know to Save the Date.  Price is currently being negotiated.  This is fun evening !!

Claire noted the Chocolate Festival will be held over several days with lots of events starting with the Chocolate Ball, chocolate tasting and contest, pancake breakfast, etc.  Dates are October 10 to 12.

Dan Johnson has arranged for an evening Satellite meeting on October 14 at the Lincoln Archives Museum which includes a special Museum tour.  All are welcome to come.

DG Elect Glenn Fong encouraged members to attend the RI Convention in Sao Paolo, Brazil this June.  A 5180 group will be attending and also participating in a District wide project.

Book Buddies were scheduled at Creekside Elementary right after the meeting (see picture link). 

Paul Radcliffe won the raffle and the pot is now over $400 !!

The meeting was adjourned on a happy note.