President Duane Upton opened the meeting in our usual custom. We went on to several announcements and presentations. Past President Chip Lindloff received his Paul Harris Plus Four and a pin for bringing in two new members. Our next presentation was to Past President Jim Annis who received his Paul Harris Plus Eight.

Past President Rick Lierman reminded us March 11th is Rotary Ski Day, Past President Mark Schauss spoke about our March Shamrock Shindig auction items. Basket assembler Carol Hannigan needs items to have them prepared before she leaves on vacation the end of February.
Community Service Chair, Ralph Koss announced the last Saturday in April will be Work Day and is requesting suggestions for our project.  Yes, we did it again.  Our Club collected the most money for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing.
Chesa was proud to inform us our Club led the securing of the most host families for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. This is probably the most challenging task Chesa faces each year with RYE.
Foundation Treasurer, Larie Trippet gave a short report on our Foundation.
Melissa Lindell gave a sales pitch on finding a good home for this adorable German Shepherd puppy. If anyone is interested contact Melissa for the particulars.
Past President Joe Musser was the procational talk.  What and interesting life.  Now that Joe would like to semi-retire he is busier than ever.  I hope everyone lets Peggy know about our upcoming Don't Return It auction on January 26th. Be sure to invite your spouses and friends as this is always a fun evening made more fun by auctioneer Dennis McCormac. Remember the saying, "One Mans Junk is Another Mans Treasurer". Actually there never is junk just good deals.
O.K. who gets to draw the marble? It was moons ago the last time our President Duane Upton was able to try for the red.  Maybe next time???
There was a lot of good conversation during the meeting about our up coming six months.
See you all next Tuesday.