December 17, 2015

Minutes of the December 17, 2015 Meeting
The Rotary Club of Mobile
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by club president, Robby McClure at 12:15 PM. Stephanie Alexander offered the invocation and then Gordon Korb led the group in song accompanied by Les Greer on the piano. Tom Martenstein welcomed club guests.
Youth Merit Award: John Dukes introduced Alexandria Eubanks of Leflore High School who spoke on service noting the strong influence in her life by her mother and grandmother who were in attendance. Miss Eubanks plans on attending UAB.
Announcements: Robby McClure said that club elections are scheduled for January 14, 2016.
Rotary Children’s Foundation Distribution: Bo Mattei presented a check to Terri Baldwin who represents GoodWill – Easter Seals. The money will be used for their Child Development Center as well as their Medical Assistance Program.
Program: Little Sisters of the Poor
Tommy Fulton introduced Sister Marie Cecilia who described her journey from the business world to this Catholic order charged with caring for the elderly poor. She said that she has found her life with the Little Sisters of the Poor to be very rewarding explaining that while she may not be able to make water into wine she can strive to turn sorrow into joy for those in her care.
Robby thanked her for speaking to the club and said that in her honor a donation has been made to the Providence Hospital Foundation. He then reminded club members that our next meeting will take place on January 7, 2016.
Tom McGehee