Presiding: Caitlin White
Professor’s Quote: Joe Steiner
 
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan and Ron Van Ekeren
 
Introduction of Guests: Steve Morgan
 
Guests:  Ray McElwee introduced Rob Garland, who introduced Steven Jimenez; Anita McLaughlin introduced Jericca Becken; John Bard introduced Aiden Belardo.
 
Junior Rotarians: Kit Ng and Aiden Bilardo
 
Humor: Terry Roark
 
Foundation Drawing: John Bard won $10 with $865.50 in the jackpot and 30 cards in the deck.
 
O’Dwyers Drawing: Sara Davis won a $20 gift card from O’Dwyer’s.
 
Announcements:
  • Tim Eisenhauer announced that there will soon be sign-up opportunities for Salvation Army bell ringing
  • Jan Lawrence announced that she still needs 10 members to set up Dine and Discover on October 4th at 4:30 at the High School.
  • Rob Garland announced a panel discussion on the Matthew Shepard murder with Steven Jimenez on October 9th
  • President Caitlin shared a very thoughtful thank you letter from a Young RYLA student
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Special Presentations: President Caitlin presented John Evans with is Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin.
 
Rotarians of the Week:  Jan Lawrence nominated John Evans for being a four-time Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Songs – Jan Lawrence
 
Upcoming Programs/Events:
TBA
 
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?
Rotary’s Avenues of Service
•              Community Service
•              Club Service
•              Vocational Service
•              International Service
•              New Generations
 
Program: Cathedral Home for Children’s Extended Families Program with Brooke Benson, Misty Langwell, and Ryan Lorimer
 
Introduction of Program:  Nicole Hauser
 
Cathedral Home for Children (CHC) has been serving youth and their families since 1910. they were established under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of Wyoming, beginning as an orphanage, a refuge for homeless and dependent children. In the 1970s they expanded to include a residential treatment center and in the 80’s a youth crisis center and now they operate a youth crisis center in Carbon County. 
 
CHC offers a spectrum of services including the residential program, prevention, intervention and the subject of the talk: Extended Families.  The extended families program helps youth transition from the residential program to independent living by teaching skills such as finding work and managing finances.  Extended Families also include “Wraparound programs” where they work with families of children with behavioral or emotional challenges.  The help clients identify their own needs and figure out ways to troubleshoot issues on their own. Again, the goal is independence. 
 
CHC’s Philosophy:
  • Every client has strengths and assets which need to be supported and encouraged.
  • Clients know themselves better than we ever will.
  • Successful partnerships develop when we listen to what you tell us about your family.
  • It is difficult to raise your children today and sometimes you need a little help.
  • Every family has times which are difficult. These challenges are a normal part of raising children.
 
More information: http://www.cathedralhome.org/
 
Responding for the Club: Ray McElwee and Kerry Greaser
 
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!
 
Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program: Do you know a student who might enjoy spending a year abroad in one of over 80 countries?  The application process should be initiated 9 to 12 months before departure.  Southern hemisphere exchanges typically begin in spring, northern hemisphere in fall.  Rotary offers one of the best and safest programs on the planet.  Go to www.Rotary.org or talk to a club officer for more information!
 
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