Nov. 10, 2016

Minutes of the November 10, 2016 Meeting
The Rotary Club of Mobile
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by club president Les Greet at 12:15 PM. Chip Hale offered the invocation and Tom Martenstein welcomed members’ guests and visiting Rotarians. Larry Sindel led the club in song and the Pledge.
Student Guest: Jordan Blackmon, a senior at Alma Bryant High School, was given the Youth Merit Award.
New Member:
• Bob Chappelle introduced Cathy Pope, President and CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Announcements: Les Greer made the following announcements:
• The board will meet today following the regular lunch meeting.
• Please remember to donate to the Rotary Foundation.
Program: Christ Barraza: Mobile United
Katherine Pitman, Executive Director of Mobile United, introduced her organization’s Director of Programs: Chris Barraza. who serves as Director of Programs.
Ms. Barazza presented a power point program reviewing the work of Mobile United and discussed its latest program: Connect Mobile. Connect Mobile is designed to cultivate young leaders in the 21-35 age group much as Leadership Mobile has done for older local professionals.
A wide array of programs created by this group has included an infant clothing drive for the Ronald McDonald House, establishing a library for inmates in Mobile Metro Jail and most recently the Paint the Town Blue Family Fun Day which seeks to increase the early detection of autism among minorities.
Les thanked Ms. Barraza for speaking to the club and presented her with a certificate noting that in her honor a donation has been made to the Rotary International Foundation.
The meeting adjourned at 12:55 PM.
Tom McGehee