ROTARY CLUB OF LOYALTON met on a wet and soggy night March 21st. Members were excited over the recent St. Patrick’s day dinner held at Golden West with a $900 profit to help fund high school scholarships.
Treasurer Lee “Jaws” Walker discussed finances and the payment of $568 to the Boy Scouts, which has an increase in members.
Foreign Exchange Student Vicki “Malibu” reported on her birthday trip to Monterey and Carmel where it was raining and she swam in the ocean, which she described as “cold.” She discussed college plans and would like to attend in the U.S. which she admitted was “so expensive.” She told of an interest in fashion and had visited the Art Institute in Sacramento. Her parents are coming from Slovakia on April 18th and she talked of travel they hope to take.
Vicki is on the Loyalton Track Team at Loyalton High and she is throwing discus, running the mile, 100-meter and the long jump.
President Steamer read a letter from Outgoing Exchange Student Grace Meschery who is now fluent in French.
Scholarship applicants, 8 out of a class of 21, have been interviewed for the Wilbanks Scholarship, the Dick “Twiggy” Wiggin Scholarship and at least one Rotary scholarship for academics and hope for a second.
The Foundation for Sustaining Members was discussed with a goal of $1,000. The Rotary District has a matching grant so that $1,000 comes back to the local club. Donations may be made to the Rotary Foundation and contributions need to be made before June.
The softball scoreboard project was well discussed with Little League President Louie Siqueido who installed the last scoreboard and expects this project to be somewhat less complicated. The scoreboard will arrive in 2-3 weeks and Louie asked for “a few extra hands” to help. The Little League Opener is April 28th. He talked of other improvements on the Little League fields, including painting and repair and on the pitching mounds.
The scoreboard will be installed on April 21st at 9 am. as a Rotarians at Work Day. Come out and support your Rotary Club and the Little League. Many thanks for all the donations in this important community project!!
- Leadership Assembly Sat. April 7.
- Pinewood Derby Test Runs April 7 at Club Leadership Assembly.
- District Conference May 18-20. Atlantis Hotel Reno. www.rotarydistrict5190.org
- Next meeting April 4.