This week's guest speaker was Adam Rouhana,  co-founder and CEO of the Diyalo Foundation.
Opening Ceremonies: President Tracy Shaffer called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Gracie Robinson and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Jodie Cushing
Sargent at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard
Visiting Rotarians: Jane Newcom and Ferolyn Curtis from the Rockland Club
Guests: Laurie Johnson
Birthdays: Ken Hurrit March 26
Club Anniversaries: Larry Johnston April 1
Door Prizes: Winners were Laurie Johnson, Alicia Johnson, Fred Beyer, March Rich, Adam Rouhana and Carolyn Stwertka.
50/50: $15.00 to Debbie Ehrlenbach
Happy Dollars Highlights: All happy dollars this quarter will go towards the Surry School Backpack Program. Debbie Ehrlenbach, Charlene Churchill, Laurie Fogelman, Carl Lusby, Jack Frost, Allegra Pellerano, Gene Pellerano, Larry Johnston, Laura Pellerano, Fred Beyer, Allison Herrit, Grace Robinson, Alicia Johnson, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Rod Fox, Marc Rich, Laurie Johnson and Tracy Shaffer all gave happy dollars this week.  
Rotary Business:  
  • Fred Beyer reminded us of the Honors Banquet on April 9th.  There are 3 students who need sponsors.
  • Clyde Cushing updated on Everybody Eats
  • Clyde Cushing also announced another way for Rotarians to get involved in meetings:  Rotary Well-Wisher.  The Well-Wisher will be stationed at the exit after meetings to collect badges, hand out information, and thank people for coming out.
  • Gene Pellerano circulated a sign-up sheet for Literacy Reading for the month of April.
  • Lincoln Ehrlenbach reminded that the International Committee is collecting items and money to buy soccer balls, etc. for the upcoming Wheelchair Project to the Dominican Republic
  • Carl Lusby reported the Paul Harris Committee met this week. Paul Harris Night is June 11th at China Hill.
  • Rotary Auction Update: Jo Cooper passed around the latest Auction List. This has been emailed to club members.
  • Tracy Shaffer shared with club members the proposed Bylaw revisions. The club will vote on April 16th.
  • Laurie Johnson from Hospice shared about signing up for the Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Training. She passed around information on how to do so and what supports groups are provided for the community.
Program/Speaker: This week’s guest speaker was Adam Rouhana. Adam is the co-founder and CEO of the Diyalo Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting sustainable development in Nepal through education, energy, and agriculture. Diyalo's mission is to transform education in Nepal.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson