Nyle Zikmund introduced his friend and fellow racquetball and pickleball player, Rex Greenwald.  Rex is the President of TEREX Roofing & Sheet Metal and, despite a very busy schedule, found himself compelled to write a book that is mostly true and loosely based on his experience of trying to “follow the guiding principle of love that God shows us”.  The story is about not judging anyone or anything by outward appearances, but rather finding the inner character of a person or thing.  The story revolves around Coy, a 12 year old boy trying to make sense of the world around him.  Later in the book, a 22 year old Coy reflects back on the impact of his early experiences.  Each of the 44 short chapters is easy to read and each delivers a message.  Rex said that the book expands on his favorite Bible verse, 1st Samuel 16:7.  “But the Lord said to Samuel, look not on his countenance, or the height of his stature; because I have refused him:  for the Lord sees not as the man seeth; for the man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”  You can find Rex’s book here.   
Nils Friberg was honored to present the second Paul Harris Fellowship in as many weeks.  Today’s recipient was Geoff Hollimon, receiving his PHF+8, signifying over $9,000 in contributions to the Foundation.
Last week, the “two stone” PHF pin presented to Cindy Carlson was, in fact a two ruby pin rather than a two sapphire pin which makes the award a PHF+7, signifying contributions of over $8,000 to the Foundation.
You may recall Elk River Rotarian Casey Mahon speaking to our club a couple of months ago about the Magnus Veterans Foundation and their desire to have a 6 passenger golf cart to transport Veterans around the campus.  Our club donated an all-weather fabric shell for the cart for cold weather use.  The cart was officially presented to the Magnus Foundation last Wednesday and Dave Hoel, Geoff Hollimon, Jeff Benson and Nancy Benson were in attendance.  The all-weather shell was not ready yet, but we were able to see the cart and view the amazing facility that is providing care for Veterans at no charge.