Posted by Barry Davis
Past President Tim Ridge began the meeting at 8:10. Kevin Courtney offered a blessing followed by the pledge of allegiance.
 
Sergeant-at-arms Chuck Wiseman introduced visiting Rotarians and guests and collected Happy Dollar$.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS:
Susan Thomas (Charlottesville, VA)
Richard Rorschach (Kilgore, TX)
 
GUEST:
Sunny Hunt (guest of John Carroll)
 
REPORTS:
 
Membership Chair John Carroll reported that we have one prospective member in the pipeline and another soon to be announced.
 
Youth & Education Chair Ivan Bennett (below) was represented by Lou Benfante who announced that our Rotary Reader program is about to kick off. Members are encouraged to become a reader: there is a growing list of students eager to learn .
Ivan exchanges club banners with the president of the Salida, CO Rotary Club.
Did you know that you can view photos of our members in VanLandingham Rotarians On the Move by visiting the Photo Journals link on our home page?
 
The Boys & Girls Club will host a Trick or Treat event at their club on October 21 from 4:00 til 5:30.
 
The social committee invites you to enjoy pizza and suds at Giuseppe's on October 19 from 5:30 til 7:30. Raffle prizes will be awarded at the event.
 
Member (and ADG) Nancy Riedel presented the district foundation award for outstanding giving to past president Tim Ridge who was filling in for Ben Shelton. VanLandingham Rotary was recognized for contributing over $200 per capita to the foundation.
 
Chuck Wiseman introduced today's speaker, Janice Gray, representing the Arts League of Hilton Head Island.
 
A graduate of Auburn University, Janice Gray moved to Hilton Head Island in 1980 to work for a local CPA firm. She was asked by her boss to assist him as treasurer at Evening of the Arts and has been active in the Art League ever since. She is currently the board chair. The Art League of Hilton Head Island promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enrichment of Hilton Head Island and its visitors.
 
The state-of-the-art Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina features monthly artist exhibitions and special events, and the league's Art Academy is the island's premier destination for art classes, workshops, lectures and more. You can learn more about the league, CLICK HERE.
 
Following the presentation Bingo was awarded and the meeting adjourned at 8:55.
 
Note: bulletin editor Nancy Riedel is busy with Rotary district business and will return to write next week's bulletin.
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