Presiding: Tim Eisenhauer
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan, Ron Van Ekeren & Mark Mader
Inspiration: Anita McLaughlin
Professor’s Quote:
Guests: Larry Struempf introduced his boys Emmett & Ambrose; Amelia Kelso introduced Young RYLA student, Gavin Baker and his parents, Brian and Laura.
Exchange Students:
Visiting Rotarians: Phil Small & Clayton Sheryl
Junior Rotarians:
Rotaract Students:
Humor: Tim Snowbarger
Songs: Happy Birthday & I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
Foundation Drawing: Ken Patel won $10 with $$365.50 in the jackpot and 44 cards in the deck.
O’Dwyers Drawing: Phil Small won a $20 gift card from O’Dwyer’s.
  • Larry Struempf recognized Steve Morgan for his People of Action Citation.
  • Tim Eisenhauer passed around a flag from Barb Fukova’s club in the Czech Republic.
  • Tim Eisenhauer passed around thank you notes from Downtown Clinic, Project Graduation, Rotary Club of Cheyenne, Heifer International, and Relay for Life.
Rotarian of the Week: Caitlin White nominated the past year’s host families: the Bakers, the Hausers, and the Goetzs; Herb Manig nominated Amanda Givan for her work on the new display; Amelia Kelso nominated Tim Snowbarger, Anita McLaughlin, and John Bard for helping with her workshops.
Special Presentation: Tim Eisenhauer presented Amanda Givan & Rebecca Miller with blue badges. Tim Eisenhauer presented Ken Patel with his Paul Harris +2 pin. George Gill celebrated a birthday and the first birthday of two Wyoming Mountain dogs from one of his litters with a donation to the club foundation.
Introduction of Program: Tim Eisenhauer
Tim Eisenhauer gave a recap of the 2017-2018 year for the club. At the beginning of the year the club had 110 members. Drew Johnson set a goal to increase that to 120. During the year, the club did hit 119 members, but is now down to 112.
The club had 65+ members assist with service projects and 15 members were involved in leadership development.
The club goal was to have three Paul Harris Fellows this year. The club exceeded the goal with nine members signing up. Thanks to John & Joyce Vandel for matching points! The club also added three Paul Harris Society members.
The Foundation giving goal was $7,200. The club provided $8,027. In the upcoming year, a new rule to be able to apply for grants is to meet a certain threshold based on per capita giving. If the club continues to give at its current level, this new rule will be no problem.
Tim Eisenhauer thanked the club for the projects it accomplished and the club’s participation. He learned a lot during his year as president. Tim thanked the board members: Herb Manig, Caitlin White, Nicole Hauser, Jaime Stine, and Steve Morgan. He also especially thanked Nicole Nelson and Annette Mello for their great help and offering a big hand to him during the year. Tim provided all the board with cards. Tim noted how great the board is and what a great year we have coming up.
Tim Eisenhauer presented incoming president Caitlin White with a fun tray.
Caitlin White spoke about the upcoming year, summarizing her time in the club and hopes for the upcoming year.
The club recognized Tim Eisenhauer for his valuable and successful year as president, especially as he stepped in when Drew Johnson stepped down as president. Thanks Tim for all you do for the club and your diligence and hard work as president!
Response: The Rotary Club of Laramie will make a donation to the public library children’s book fund in the speaker’s name.
NOTE: We Do Not Donate a Book!
Message from Rotary International President Barry Rassin:
Our theme in this Rotary year is Be the Inspiration. I chose this theme because I have seen that what truly motivates Rotarians is their work. The Rotarians who have the biggest impact through their service aren’t always the women and men with the greatest resources, the most experience, or the largest networks. They’re the ones who are inspired. Whether it was something they did, something they saw, or someone they met, they’ve all had experiences that lit them on fire—and inspired them to serve.
This year, I ask each of you not only to seek that inspiration within yourselves, but to Be the Inspiration for others. Work to build clubs and districts with Rotarians who find meaning in their service, who know they are having an impact, and who are inspired to do even more. Lead with passion, lead by example—and lead Rotary to a future even stronger than its present.
Rotary 4-way Test:
Of the things we think, say, or do
  • Is it the Truth?
  • Is it Fair?
  • Will it build Good Will and Better Friendships?
  • Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
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