Posted by Patti Van Cleave
Newly-Elected President Bob Baker called the meeting to order at 12:21.
Fred shared a Thought of the Day.
Michael led us in the Pledge.
  • We welcomed our AG Sonja Martin. Sonja was the only visiting Rotarian.
  • Amy offered a PSA about using the Community House’s new directional microphones. It is important to speak directly into the mic in order for your voice to be strong and heard by all in the room.
  • Amy also reminded us about Firsty Thursday beginning at 5:00.
  • A reminder that our meeting on July 13 will be at RI in Evanston. RSVP in advance if you would like to purchase lunch, which will follow a presentation by our RI President. David B. reminded us that parking in Evanston can be challenging – allow plenty of time!
  • Our Board meeting will be moved from the 13th to the 20th at 11:00, in the Community House.
  • AG Sonja reported on the most recent District meeting, which focused on making year-end donations to The Rotary Foundation, and ongoing work on membership issues.
Happy Bucks:
  • Bob offered a buck because he is BACK from a trip to England and Scotland. He was sadly unable to verify the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, although he put forth considerable effort. The myth continues…
  • Robert offered $23 HBs for perfect attendance and reminded us of this year’s RI theme: Be Present, which was expounded on by Bob at our Installation Dinner.
DigNGrin: Sylwia told a series of one-liners.
Program: We watched a TED talk on artificial intelligence presented by a man who worked for Apple in the early days. It was fascinating.
Bob adjourned the meeting at 1:25 with the Four-Way test.