Geoff Hollimon opened the meeting with the Pledge and an invocation.
President Dana reminded us that next week's speaker will be Linda LaFond's son Steve, who will talk to us about diabetes management.  Future programs are listed in the left hand column.
Our joint food drive and fundraiser with the T.C. North Chamber netted 1366 pounds of food and $1676 for the Ralph reeder Food Shelf.  Thanks go to all who helped or contributed.
Our P.R. Committee has published a Rotary Peace Scholarship article and is also preparing an article about our club for a paid ad which will appear in the Lillie News soon!
Don't forget about the District 5960 Leadership Academy, to be held at the Roseville Radisson on Friday, January 29, 5:30-10:00PM (dinner provided) and Saturday, January 30, 7:30-8:45AM (continental breakfast provided).  It's a great way to sharpen you leadership skills and meet Rotarians from other clubs.  The District Mid-Term meeting immediately follows the Leadership Academy, beginning at 9AM on Saturday and running until 2PM (lunch provided).  The Mid-Term meeting is an opportunity to meet other Rotarians and share ideas about all aspects of Rotary.  For more information, or to register, click here.
Nils Friberg had the honor of presenting pins to Glenna Dibrell for her Paul Harris Fellowship +2 and Geoff Hollimon for his Paul Harris Fellowship +3.  Our congratulations and thanks go to Glenna and Geoff.
Paul Fournier led a group discussion about what our club will look like in the future, including discussion about fundraising in general and the Gold Plate Dinner Fundraiser, specifically.  Paul outlined some of the issues he sees facing our club:
>How can we increase involvement of the community at large in our activities and fundraising?
>How do we increase the vitality of the club as its members age?
>How do we attract younger members?
The lively discussion brought forward many ideas that could help to make us a better club.  Good luck to Paul as he leads the Gold Plate Dinner planning and prepares for his year as club president.