October 27, 2022
Meeting Summary
Presiding: Jamie Terry
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan & Ron Van Ekeren
Professor’s Quote:
Foundation Flash:
Introduction of Guests: Amanda Paul
Guests: Shawney Hansen, Holly Dryer, Sommer Stevens
Exchange Students: Amanda Nilsson
Visiting Rotarians:
Junior Rotarians/RYLA/Young RYLA:
Rotaract/Interact Students:
Humor: Jamie Terry
Foundation Drawing: Tom Mangan won $10 with $62 and change in the jackpot & just under 50 remaining cards
O’Dwyers Drawing: Tim Eisenhauer
  • Committee emails are circulating, and committees have begun meeting and making progress – look for your emails and thank you for participating
Rotarian of the Week: Jamie Terry nominated Dave Hansen & his family for hosting our exchange student – Amanda.
Program: Old Member Re-Orientation
Introduction: Pam Dunnuck introduced Todd Pearson
Objectives of Orientation
  • Appreciation & understanding
  • Responsibilities
  • Final decision
Rotary History
  • Paul Harris founded the first club in February 1905 in Chicago so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, serve the community, and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
  • The Spoke or Rotary Wheel, symbolizes “Civilization movement and service work in action”. 
  • Today there are 46,000+ clubs worldwide with 1.4 million members.
  • The term “Rotary” represented the members rotating meetings from one location to another
Laramie Club History
  • Chartered April 1, 1920
  • Currently 82 members
  • Ralph McWhinnie
Laramie Rotary Foundation
  • Established July 1, 1985 with $1,000+
  • Ralph McWhinnie Fellowship
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Life event contributions:  birthdays, birth of a child/grandchild, etc.
Guiding Principles
  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  • High ethical standards: worthiness and dignifying of all occupations
  • Application of the ideal of service to personal, business, and community life
  • Advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a united fellowship
Five Avenues of Service
  • Club Service
  • Vocational Service
  • New Generations
  • Community Service
  • International Service
Rotary Areas of Focus
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
The Four Way Test - Of the things we think, say, or do …
  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Current Laramie Club Leadership
  • Jamie Terry - President
  • Steve Morgan - Past President
  • PE: Randi Downham
  • PEN: Kelly Neville
  • Directors – Dave Hansen, Murray Schroeder
  • Amanda Paul - Treasurer
  • Hanna Eslinger – Secretary
District Leadership
  • DG: Lee Varra-Nelson
  • DGE: Steve Sehnert
  • DGN: Julie Johnson Haffner
Rotary Events
  • District 5440 Conference
  • District Assembly
  • International Assembly
Rotary Protocol
  • Addressing the Club
  • Thanking Guest Speakers
  • Introducing Guests
  • Introducing Visiting Rotarians
  • Leaving the meeting early
Rotary Communication
  • Club Bulletin – “Spoke”
  • District Newsletter
  • The Rotarian Magazine
  • Websites
  • Emails
Response: Christina Kuzmych
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!
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Spoke Editor: Caitlin White, 307-630-1965, cwhite@acplwy.org