|Club Notes - August 24, 2010|
|Saturday, 28 May 2011 02:18|
JACK DUREN RIDES FOR POLIO
Jack joined with the Greater Albany Rotary Polio Plus ride last Saturday. Jack submitted this report of the ride.
What a beautiful day for a bike ride. At ten in the morning it was probably only around seventy degrees. I checked in at the Linn County Fairgrounds and was told to go ahead and start. I did. The ride took me north of Knox Butte Road into the countryside. I was doing well until I began to notice Buzzards circling above me. I went out Clover Ridge Road to Kamph Road and then to (Can you believe this?) Lickskillet Rd., back to Knox Butte Road and then to the fairgrounds where I began. The ride was easy with no hills to speak of, obviously great weather and a beautiful countryside to look at. The only worries were those darn Buzzards still circling above me. When I got home they were circling the house so I’m not sure if they know something I don’t or what. At any rate, the Rotary Club of Philomath membership contributed a total of $442.00 towards Polio Plus for my ride and I was able to collect a grand total of $732.00 by twisting some none-Rotarian arms. They rotated OK after that. At any rate, I thoroughly enjoyed the event and will thank the club on Tuesday.
COUPLES IN ROTARY
I read in this month's Rotarian that the St. George club in Tasmania has nine couples among their 29 members. Our club has five couples.
Welcoming party Tuesday, Sept. 7th for our exchange student. Her name is Teresa Ducrey, she's 17, is from Switzerland, will be a junior and staying with Dave and Heidi Braly. More details next week.
ATLANTA to Host 2017 Rotary International Convention
Atlanta won the right to host the 2017 Rotary International convention. The convention June 10-14, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center will attract more than 30,000 Rotarians from around the world, and they will occupy an estimated 41,000 hotel rooms. Their average length of stay is estimated to be 10 days, which means a big economic jolt for the city's tourism and hospitality industry.