By Ted Barber
President Shane Collins opened the noon luncheon meeting following another excellent meal catered by Spires IGA Market. Nancy Griffis offered the blessing for the luncheon meal, Jody Read let the Pledge of Allegiance with Joe Stephenson leading the group in the singing of ‘Go Bless America’. Tyler Kelley asked this week’s “Did you Know?” question, “On this date which President was shot in an assassination attempt only two months into his first term, and name the would-be assassin, and the year?” The President was Ronald Reagan; the assassin was John Hinkley, Jr; and the year was 1981. Also, for our history buffs, on this date in 1867 America bought Alaska, and the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1870.
Tyler Kelley introduced Phillip Williams as his guest speaker for this week. Phillip talked about Nutrition Hideaway, located at 275 West Main Street (Unit B) in downtown Lake Butler. The owners are Ginger and JR Thompson and they provide healthy meal replacements in the form of teas and shakes. They also provide supplements that in Phillip’s case, along with the drinks, allowed him to lose 40 pounds in a very short period of time. Exercise and good eating habits are essential and the owners of Nutrition Hideaway are able to help with issues like PH Levels, proteins, electrolytes, probiotics, fiber and immunity products. Drinks like their teas with ginseng provide an extra boost of energy. Phillip explained how the healthy meal replacement drinks cost about the same as he would pay for a meal at a fast food restaurant. Stop in and check out Nutrition Hideaway in Lake Butler, and see their product offering. They are open Monday – Saturday from 6:00am – 6:00pm and on Sundays from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Next in our meeting, Acting Treasurer Brian Reagan passed out the Lake Butler Rotary Club bills that essentially provided club members with five months of no membership due charges because of the COVID pandemic. July and August of 2020 as well as February. March and April of 2021 were considered ‘no-charge’ months. If a Rotarian paid the $60.00 on those months that the club granted a no-charge, it should be carried forward as a credit. Please provide the Acting Club Treasurer with the check number and date if your statement does not show your payment posted.
Two upcoming local community events include the Union County Historical Society meeting, tonight at 6:00pm (Tuesday, March 30th) and the Lake Butler Spring Showdown Dragboat Race on Saturday, April 10, 2021!
Upcoming programs: April 6th – Brain Reagan; April 13th – Mike Ripplinger; April 20th – Jack Shenck; April 27th – Jennie Reed; May 4th – Kaleb archer; May 11th – Ted Barber; May 18th – David Beatty; May 25th – Carlton Faulk; June 1st – Nancy Griffis
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