ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CLUB BUSINESS

 
1. There is a Golf Tournament meeting and a Board meeting - both after today's meeting.
2. President Matt passed around a bucket to receive money "Thank Yous" for Maria and the other resort staff who take care of us at Rotary meetings.
3. There are no meetings the next two weeks due to the holidays.
4. Harvey went over the January speaker schedule and encouraged members and winter visitors who plan to be present to register on sign-up sheets in the main dining room.  That includes any spouses or guests you plan to bring.
5. Visiting Rotarian Richard Dehlinger exchanged banners with President Matt.  Rich's club banner was from the Downtown Olangapo club in the Philippines.
6. President Matt announced that the district is looking for help with the Rotary Youth Exchange.  See him for more information.
7. Jay Jones spoke of a program to write Christmas cards and letters to service people. If you would like to help, contact Jay ASAP.
8. Matt presented resort manager Carlo with a $550 check from the club for the resort staff that assist Rotary meetings.
9. We desperately need prizes for the Golf Tournament.  There will only be two meetings before the tournament when we come back on January 6.  See if you can find prize donors or buy something yourself during the next two down weeks.  Len sent out forms to use by email to all club members.
10. Aaron McDermid raised lots of money "for the children".
11. Jay Jones won the drawing and $10 but he drew the 5 of spades.  We are down to 19 cards next week with the pot growing ever larger.