Club Assembly
  RYE Student Announced
    Bikes for Books
The Flu-Bug is going around and President Father Bill could not be at the meeting. So Kimberly Fricke stepped up and did a great job keeping the meeting going at a lively clip. Thank you Kimberly.  At the start of the meeting, all members were given a part of a puzzle and asked to circulate to find the other Rotarian who had a matching (adjacent) puzzle part. (R U part of the puzzle?) What a great way to circulate and get to know you fellow members.  
We were pleased to have Ann Hively (Orangevale Rotary) and Karen Cendro (Laguna Sunrise Rotary) as District 5180 representatives for Rotary Youth Exchange at our meeting. They were here to announce that Lincoln High student Jonah Laing will be sponsored by our club to go to France as an RYE student for his upcoming senior high school year.   Just learning that this is where he will go, Jonah was very happy on learning that he was outbound for France as this was his first choice for his RYE experience.  His parents attended the meeting with him.  Congratulations Jonah; it will be a life-changing experience.
Additional guests were Tina Miller, a visiting Rotarian from Cedar Rapids IA attending her 2nd meeting, and Roger Ludwig, from Wells Fargo Advisors in Lincoln.  
The Club Assembly was orchestrated by Kris Wyatt, asking all attendees to submit ideas on how to better our club.  Great job Kris.  She will be compiling all input and providing our thoughts at a future meeting. 
On Friday, some members attended three Bikes for Books award assemblies at Creekside, 1st Street and Lincoln Crossing Elementary schools.  This program aims to encourage the younger students to learn to read, giving them a jump-start for their learning for the remainder of their lifes.  Thank you to all who supported Kris for the announcements.
Don't forget, we have two great meetings coming up for January 19th.   At the Lunch meeting, Vicki Wolfe from Blood Source will be telling her story about surviving cancer and the importance of platelet donations.   At the Sunset meeting, Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Cosgrove will update attendees on the current activities of the Chamber.   Both are excellent programs.  Members, bring a guest.  Non-members, just show up. See you there.