Article submitted by Ted Barber
Each year the Lake Butler Rotary Club enjoys a Valentine Luncheon with the Lake Butler Women’s Club. This year the event was held at the newly renovated Women’s Club. The meal was really terrific and the members of the Lake Butler Women’s Club should be very proud of their building not only with us Rotarians but to the many other people that had carry outs and that ate their lunches in the building. This year we had 12 Rotarians and 4 quests from our group that enjoyed the luncheon and fellowship.
Ann Hendricks, President of the Women’s Club, surprised Lila Barber with a bouquet of yellow roses that her husband Ted Barber had arranged to be presented. Ted earned a few “good husband” points from Lila for this surprise. Ted in turn presented Ann with a Lake Butler Rotary Club Banner in appreciation for the work the Women’s Club does to prepare for this annual event. Ms. Hendricks thanked the Lake Butler Rotary Club and told the crowd that she would have Monika Bayer put the Banner in a prominent place in their Clubhouse.
Our next luncheon meeting is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the First Christian Churches’ old Sanctuary. The luncheon meal begins at noon and Russ Miller, a Past Rotary District Governor, will present a program on The Rotary Foundation (TRF). His expertise is terrific and well worth our time from the estate planning perspective. At 1:00 PM we will have a short break for those who can’t remain for the conclusion of his training.
Donna Harris, our President Elect, informed me that our Clay Electric Grant for assisting the Farm Share Program in Union County was approved. A mobile hydraulic lift will be a major purchase to assist offloading the donated food. We’ll have a plaque designating the equipment as belonging to the Lake Butler Rotary Club and it will be maintained by the City for Farm Share Operations only.
Our International Project for a learning Center in Nicaragua is moving along fine for a Rotary Global Grant thanks to the work Joe Stephenson, Past LBRC President, is doing in Nicaragua.
Ted Barber, President LBRC