Mar. 22, 2018

Minutes of the Rotary Meeting
March 22, 2018
By Kathy Miller

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by John Dukes at 12:00 pm. Wayne Miller offered the invocation and Tommy Blankenship led the Club in song and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Guests: Jeff Zoghby introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.

Student Guest: Jeff Luther introduced Lakasha Robinson, the Junior and Senior Guidance Counselor at Vigor High School, who introduced Carrington Bush, a Senior at Vigor High School. Ms. Bush spoke to the Club about “service above self”.

Announcements: John Dukes introduced Jon Green and Crystal Sears of Mobile West who encouraged members to buy tickets to Mobile West Fundraiser on May 12 at the Inca Auditorium on Halls Mill Road. Mr. Dukes reminded members of the next Rotary Dine Around on April 17 at El Papi. He encouraged members to attend the district conference at the Beau Rivage on June 8, 9 and 10 and encouraged participation in the Rotary golf tournament scheduled on April 24. He also noted that there was a Board Meeting today.

Program: John introduced David Bagwell, a former President of our club, who spoke to the club about “The Story of Alabama Train Robber Rube Barrow”. David gave an entertaining talk about the life and exploits of Rube Barrow including the details of his Alabama connections and train robberies he and his gang accomplished, including his last solo robbery near Flomaton in September 1890. Mr. Dukes presented David with a certificate recognizing the Club’s appreciation for his speaking to us.

Adjournment: After announcing members’ birthdays and the program for next week, John adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.