Last evening we had a club assembly, conducting some business to set our club up for the coming year.  We held a short meeting of the Rotary Club of Muhlenberg Charitable Foundation, electing the President (Lin Seyler) Treasurer (Steve Adams) and Secretary (Terri Pfennig) for the upcoming year.  Often we have little business to conduct for the foundation, but on occasion we’ve had to take action on our free standing clock on Kutztown Road.  Always best to be prepared. 

We received a n email from District advising us not to participate in the Philadelphia Phillies Strike Out for Hunger due to unresolved accounting concerns.  This is troubling.

We also received a very nice card from our Reading-Muhlenberg Vo-Tech scholarship recipient, Stephanie Hemmings.  Always gratifying to hear back from those we try to help.

We had our first EREY Piggleman drawing of the year, won by John Alshefski.  I checked and John was our first winner last year as well.  I guess we’ll have to call him Mr. Lucky from now on.

We celebrated Tim Bitting’s anniversary of joining Rotary on June 30th.  Also, it will be Tom Kisling’s birthday on July 27th.  I heard him say something about providing an ice cream cake for dessert at the July 31st meeting.

Speaking of upcoming meetings, we will not be at Blind Hartman’s next week.  Instead we will gather on the 28th for 6:00 breakfast at Crossroads Restaurant followed by highway cleanup at 7:00.  As this is an outdoor event, watch your email if there is any chance of bad weather.  The following Tuesday, July 31st we’ll have the preparatory meeting for Wine and Dine, with details finished off by Sean Fitzgerald, Tim Bitting and Mike Lepera.  All hands will be needed for our effort scheduled for August 11th at Jim Deitrich Park.