Change-Over!  

The first order of business was to acknowledge Terri Pfennig for a great year as President.  Terri has gone above and beyond to keep up with schedules, coordinate Area events and keep us on track in our Rotary efforts.  Throughout her year she could always be counted upon to coordinate our efforts as well as taking care of myriad administrative details.  Congratulations on a great year, Terri!

We followed up with several announcements, including the upcoming Muhlenberg Library-Schell’s golf event coming next Wednesday, July 11th.  We petitioned our own Garland Bear to be the distributer of the twenty tickets the club had purchased to support the event.  Being the salesman extraordinaire, Garland immediately proceeded to work the room to sell tickets to members.  At the end of several minutes all tickets were sold!  President Terri missed out on getting the five tickets that she wanted for her family.  I’m sure she can get more from the library.

Further action with Garland, the elder statesman of Muhlenberg Rotary, followed.  Garland has recently donated the Every Rotarian/Every Year donation to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.  As a current year donor, he was summoned to the lectern to receive his EREY DONOR wheel, complete with “17-18” insert segment.  I wonder who will be the first Rotarian to earn the ’18-19” segment?  In line with that, the EREY Piggleman was emptied and there was $60.00 therein.  Thus, at our next regular meeting on July 17th we will hold our first EREY $50 matching drawing.  Rotarians must be present to win!

Normally the highlight of a changeover night is the changeover itself.  Not so for this changeover.  We were privileged to have Joseph Moyer, a Four Way Test contestant from the Fleetwood Rotary as our guest Speaker.  To have a young person expound on the fear of public speaking in the context of our own Four Way Test should awaken all of us to the potential of our youth.  If Joseph is emblematic of what can be brought out in our young people, we must strive to be a part of that effort.

Last order of business was the installation of officers by Assistant District Governor Robert Hobaugh, Jr.  We followed with the presentation of the PAST President’s pin to Terri.

                  

Terri present the Muhlenberg President’s Medal, mounted in a glass case.  This was obtained by our own Fred Hatt at the Atlanta Rotary International Conference last year.  The always thoughtful Fred (have you ever received one of his postcards?) also presented a four way test commemorative coin to the new president.

Guests in attendance were Bob Hobaugh, Jr., Joseph Moyer and his mom, Jennifer, who became a Fleetwood Rotarian as a result of the Four Way test contest, Kristen York, Terri’s daughter (she is largely responsible for Terri joining our efforts), and Kathy Seyler. Rotarians in attendance were Steve, Garland, Tim, Sean, Fred, Jack, Tom, Allen, Terri and Lin.  John and Mike were on vacation.  Amy and Sam were unable to attend.

See everyone at Schell’s on Wednesday, July 11th (rain date is July 12th).