Blood/Platelet Donations
Chamber of Commerce Update
The Lunch meeting was fun meeting today.  We were happy to have Father Bill back and 95% recovered from his illness.  Our food was provided by Mr. Pickles and was enjoyed by all.  
We had the pleasure of having two recent Scholarship awardees come to our meeting to thank us.  Lauren Edwards and Garrison MacQueen, awardees as Outstanding Senior Boy and Girl last year, expressed their appreciation and were accompanied by Garrison's father.  Lauren was home on break from Grinnell College in Iowa and Garrison from Chico.
Dan announced that our Platelet-only Blood Drive for Friday is going well. He introduced our speaker Vicki Wolfe who is a Communication Manager at Blood Source.  Vicki brought a very personal mark to her talk as she is an 18-year Survivor of Leukemia.   She described having hundreds of blood transfusions during her illness.  She provided insights on platelets, plasma and whole blood donations and applauded Lincoln Rotary for our longstanding dedication to the Lincoln Community Blood Drives.  By the way, we are one of the leading club relative to blood donations in Rotary District 5180.
At the Sunset meeting, we were pleased to have Tom Cosgrove, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, as our speaker. He updated us on the activities of the Chamber and commented that there are many new businesses locating in Lincoln.   Marc Prelo, a new member from the Lunch group came and checked us out.  Art brought a guest John Lees, a business consultant who had the opportunity to meet and talk with Tom.  Kris Wyatt gave us an update on Youth Services and McBean Park activities.  She also introduced us to Jonah Laing, our RYE student for next year who our club is sponsoring to France for a year. 
Remember. the Taste of Italy fundraiser is coming up March 10th and the Lincoln Wine Fest is April 29th.   Start spreading the word for both.  Harvey will be distributing tickets at the next meeting for TOI so start arranging your table(s). Expect and announcement from Claire soon on a TOI committee meeting for this event.