Opening Ceremonies: President Carl Lusby called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Larry Barnes and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. The greeter was Jack Frost.
Make Ups: Members who helped at Loaves and Fishes.

Club Anniversaries: Scott Kimball – December 31, 2005.
Birthdays: Arlyn Whitelaw – December 23, Irv Hodgkin – December 24, Dave Wells – December 25, and Tracy Shaffer – January 1.
Wedding Anniversaries: Terri Stephens and Marshall Smith – December 27.
Guests:  Amy Wisehart, Allegra Pellerano, Anne Lusby, Jackie Clough, Peter Omlor, Sally McKinnon, Julie Bouchard, Bernadette Fischer, and Sharon Barnes.
Rotary Minute: President Carl spoke about the Rotary philosophy of welcoming people of all faiths and all political points of view.
Door Prizes: None this evening.

50/50: None this evening.  

Happy Dollars: All Happy Dollars are going to Project Hope this quarter. Carl Lusby and several others donated for the cause. Jackie Clough was grateful for the opportunity to help at Loaves and Fishes. Jane Langley was happy that Brian is headed home from Thailand. The Wells are happy that Gaylynn is home. Among the others who were happy are Rob Hemenway, Clyde and Pam Cushing, Jack Frost, Dom Efter, Peter Farragher, and Jo Cooper.
Rotary Business: Jack Frost thanked everyone for helping to make the Gifting Experience a success again this year.
Carl noted that when we put money in the blue cups for Polio Plus we are actually putting in $3 for every $1 since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matches each Rotary dollar with $2.
Carl presented Robin and Wayne Clark with our members’ holiday thank you and thanked them for sticking with the club through our two moves this year. He noted the challenge they have in planning for food service that has varied from 13 to 43 meals since last spring.
There will be no club meeting next week. On Tuesday, January 3 our speaker will be Rick Romero from OHI.
Program: Our annual Yankee Swap! This year Santa sent us elf Tinsel, who was assisted by Rotary Pal Ducky, since elf Ashley was very busy. Lots of laughter and some trading went on. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!
Respectfully submitted,
Charlene Churchill