May 17, 2018

Minutes of the May 17, 2018 Meeting
The Rotary Club of Mobile
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by John Dukes at 12:15 PM. Todd Drummond offered the invocation. Larry Sindel led the club in song and the Pledge of Allegiance. Les Greer accompanied on the piano. Jeff Zoghby welcomed members’ guests and visiting Rotarians.
• John Dukes announced that the Board meeting is to be held today in the Ashland Suite
• John Dukes reminded us of the good turnout at the recent dine out at El Papi and noted that another dine out is being scheduled for June 19 at the Cheese Cottage. Details to follow.
• John Dukes reminded everyone of the District Conference June 7-10 at the Beau Rivage. The club will pay for a limited number of registrations.
Program: Dr. Mark Foley
Tom McGehee introduced the speaker.
Today is the club’s annual celebration of recent graduates of club members. Many members brought their respective sons, daughters, nieces and nephews to be congratulated, honored and celebrated.
Dr. Mark Foley is an active Christian speaker, teacher, and consultant in the arena of spiritual development. He is an organizational consultant with focus upon guiding organizations to effective purpose-driven presence in changing environments; incorporation of faith principles with strategy and operations; and establishing a culture of mission effectiveness in organizational systems.
Dr. Foley expressed his wishes for this graduate generation to be able to see what is around them, to seek the wherewithal to change the things they see and to embrace change…… release the death grip on the patterns they helped create. He encouraged the graduates to have responsibility to God, to demonstrate courage and wisdom, take responsibility for others, and to responsibly and voluntarily sacrifice for the greater good.
Dr. Foley’s remarks were well received.
John Dukes thanked Mark for his encouraging remarks to the graduates and noted that in his honor a donation has been made to the Rotary Children’s Foundation
The meeting adjourned at 12:55 PM.
Rob Diehl