Glenna opened the meeting with the Pledge and the Invocation.
Our Guests today were Mary Jo McGuire and District Governor Marlene Gargulak.
DG Marlene took the podium to invite us all to the upcoming District Conference, held jointly with District 5950. Marlene was looking for ideas to promote a "Bridging" theme emphasize this joint effort with our sister district. If you have any ideas that would be helpful, please contact Marlene at (715)234-8314.
Next week's program will be Dr. Matt Hyre, professor at Northwestern University, speaking to us about biomedical research.
The Board will meet at 11AM on April 26th.
The District Conference is on May 12-13 at Mystic Lake Conference Center.  For more information click here.
Bev Aplikowski's 81st birthday was celebrated with a great hat and a pretty fair rendition of the "Birthday Song".  See photo above.
NBMV Rotary has sponsored a Bingo Tent at Stockyard Days for the past couple of years. The members present agreed that we should continue to sponsor and all members are encouraged to serve as callers or money takers this year.
A motion from the floor nominated Gerry Tietz and Beverly Aplikowski as Co-Presidents elect for 2017-18. The motion passed. Thank you Gerry and Beverly!
Happy fines were numerous today.  Here are the highlights:
  • Paul Fournier was happy for the success of the Gold Plate Dinner.
  • Jim O'Brien had a wonderful time sailing in the BVI with family.
  • Dave Hoel had the pin removed from his broken thumb.
MaryAnn graciously provided brownies and ice cream for dessert.  Thanks, MaryAnn.
Jeff Benson was honored to induct Garry Johnson into NBMV Rotary. Stay tuned for Garry's classification talk.  See photo above.
Paul Fournier took the podium to again thank all those who helped with the Gold Plate Dinner. Preliminary figures show income of about $17,500, very close to our previous best.
Paul challenged us to think of ways to create an additional sustainable income stream to help us fund the many causes we are asked to support.