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MEETING DATE: March 3, 2022

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Katie McPike and Fire Chief Todd Tuggle
Bull-A-Ton Co-Editor:  James announced that the club needs a new Bull-A-Ton co-editor to do the Bull-A-Ton on alternating weeks with Randy Wise. Contact James or Randy if you want more information.
Shoes For Students Poker Tournament Fundraiser: Saturday March 12, 2022 / 1:00 PM. $50 Tickets can be purchased from Kate Ferguson or Terri Stricklin.
Rotary Barn Party: Saturday May 14th. The event will be focused on a maximum of 300 attendees. Each member will be responsible for four tickets at $100 each. Every member will also get two tickets (no charge) for themselves and one guest. Wine auction donations are being collected by Berto at each Rotary meeting. Mark Jackson will be assembling his decorating committee in the very near future. If you would like to volunteer, please contact him directly.
Berto has e-mailed out several items to all members. Sponsorship Request Letter, Acquisition Form, 2019 Barn Party Catalog and a few other items.
Dan Blough: Shannon reminded everyone about the Celebration of Life for Dan Blough next Thursday, March 10th, at 11:30 AM at the Country Club. Wear your Rotary Jackets.
Dan Blough Scholarship Fund: With the unfortunate passing of one of our most treasured members, discussion began about creating a Rotary memorial scholarship fund in his name. Pat McDermott presented assorted ideas to create and sustain the necessary funding. A committee recently met to iron out the details. Final decisions will be announced soon.
8th Grade Community Interviews: After an absence due to Covid, the interviews will return May 16 - 19 at Orcutt and Lakeview Jr. High Schools. Adult interviewers are needed. Contact Holly Edds or Laurie Tamura for scheduling details.
AHC: Final Fore. Contact Kevin Walthers.
Katie McPike: Welcome to our newest member Katie McPike. Mark Jackson did an outstanding job with the ceremony.
Holly Edds: Holly bragged on a surprise visit to Boston to see her 19 year old daughter. $50
Berto Rodriguez: Berto bragged "remotely" on the successful "Back a Youth" night. $30
Laurie Tamura: Laurie bragged on being a looser at the VTC Mardis Gras Reverse Drawing but she didn't go away empty handed. $50
Shannon Seifert: Shannon bragged on her (and Tim's) daughter who is now officially a Doctor. $50
Mike Moats: Mike bragged on supporting Live Theatre and offered 2 tickets to a Saturday evening performance by Ava. $30
Craig Bernard: Craig bragged on a good friend, Greg Sydell who recently died on the golf course. $100
Kate Ferguson: Bragged on her grandkids and their swimming achievements. $50
Mike Gibson: Mike was fined for criticizing our President. $30
Jason Stillwell: Jason was fined for the way he introduced Fire Chief Todd Tuggle. (Or something like that) $30
Mike Cardona & Jim Peterson: Both were fined for not bragging on their wedding anniversaries. $30 each
Police Chief Marc Schneider
Fire Chief Todd Tuggle
Marc and Todd treated us to the usual banter and a review on the 2022 strategic planning.
Marc mentioned that there are currently 20 open "sworn" positions.
Todd mentioned that a new "Engine" costs $900,000.
Todd also mentioned that 60% of their calls are for medical reasons.
Several women appeared in court, each accusing the others of causing the trouble they were having in the apartment building where they lived.
The women were arguing noisily, even in the court.
The Judge, banging his gavel to quiet them said, "We are going to do this in an orderly manner. I can't listen to all of you at once. I'll hear the oldest one first."
The case was dismissed for lack of testimony.

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