A meeting about the Fruit Sale and lots of other business! 

First the upcoming events:

The famous Rotary Fruit Sale, 2018 version, will commence on Saturday, December 8th, starting at 6:00 AM.  Be there to offload fruit, meet the community and have an all-around good time with fellow Rotarians.  Coffee and donuts will be there in the morning.

Allen’s done his absolute best to transition us to a new vendor and an online system, all in the same year.  We seem to have done fairly well, but the final tally will be done later.

The area Christmas party will be at the Doubletree on Tuesday, December 11th, starting at 5:30 PM.  Entertainment by the Reading High School Vocal Ensemble should be a holiday treat.   Contact Terri Pfennig if you haven’t made arrangements to attend.  Our thanks go to her for coordinating this for our club.

We will be ringing the Salvation Army Bell at Sam’s Club on Saturday, December 15th.  If you haven’t done so, contact Tim who’s done the coordination of this effort.  We can always rely on Tim to get things done.

Now the news of the day:

Garland Bear has been in and out of the hospital over the last couple of months, most of his problems resulting from a spill he took going out to the Crossroads to eat.  Talking to his son Brad, he is in good spirits and expects to be home soon.  Therapy seems to be a big part of his immediate future, though.  We don’t know his current contact information, but try to call or write to encourage our senior Rotarian.  By the way, Garland reached the wonderful milestone of his 90th Birthday on 11/29.  We’ll have to sing a belated “Happy Birthday” when he returns to our fold.

Our own area 3 Assistant District Governor, Bob Hobaugh, has been chosen to be District 7430 Governor for 2021-2022.  Our sincerest congratulations go out to one of Rotary’s finest members.  Bob’s always been there for us.

We also have a new Area 3 Asst. District Governor in Amy Sheller, the current President of the Kutztown Rotary.  Amy has a tough act to follow in Bob, but I feel she is more than up to it.  She’ll be bringing a young, fresh outlook to our clubs, and has always been helpful.  Congratulate her when you see her.

Last but not least, as is our habit, we presented a Christmastime gift to our usual server, Fallon Anewalt.  We had to do this early in December because we won’t be back at Blind Hartman’s until January 8th.