Present: President Dennis Wellborn, Lenita Pritchard, Billy Young, Peter Crispin, Margie Tafiti, Chris Bullinger, Hobbs Lowson, Joe Weilanman, Tom Drabble, Jim Bacon, Joe Davis Fleming,
Guest: Valerie Lowson
Thank you Peter for the DYK and Dennis for the joke!
Jim Bacon did a nice presentation on his trip as a Rotarian GSE to Australia in 2008 with his friend “YORO” the Yosemite Bear. Thank you Jim for that.
Dennis passed around a letter from Rotary to donate to Tasman fire in Australia as well as school fire in Rarotonga.
Bill Maxey advised that we have 5 large trees coming this year. # normally go to BOH, Moana-o-Sina and Airport. Need to advertise the other two. Rotary was faxed a invoice from Holiday Tree farm for internal freight for $1300. Dennis to approach treasurer to waive 5% duty. Suggested by members worth the try although he has put a stop to non profit organizations getting waivers. Motion put forth by Hobbs to raise the tree cost to $65.00 to cover these unforseen expenses. Seconded by Bill. Passed.
Tom Atkinsons last Rotary meeting. Tom, thank you for all you have done for Rotary. You joined us late and are leaving us early to join your family in Alaska but have left us with fond memories of your commitment and support for Rotary. Bon Voyage ma ia manuia lou malaga! Soifua
Meeting adjourned with no one winning the pot. One more chance at it guys before Jackie makes it back from Hawaii. Its now or never..!
P.S. Jim Mahoney, hope all is going well for you and your daughter. Keep us posted and know that we are thinking of you.