Club Meeting Notes from Mar 24, 2015
Meeting began with prayer and singing.
Ted solicited brags (as though we needed encouragement...): J.B. Bragged on 65 years of wedded bliss. Ted bragged on 28 years of same. Lydia bragged on those who are taking books to the elementary schools for the "Stick Your Nose in a Good Book" program, especially Lon, Kenneth and Leslie. David K. bragged on Harry for some reason, I can't read my own handwriting, but it was impressive whatever it was. 
Ted announced invoices, and Buddy asked for Meals on Wheels volunteers. 
Ted introduced Club Assembly speaker, your humble newsletter editor, and he spoke about the work of the PR committee, thanking committee members for their work, especially Charles who takes so many great pictures, and Kim, who keeps the newspaper supplied with club notes. The speaker then informed the club about the many youth activities of the club, especially the Students of the Month (SOM) and the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA). Cynthia is the point person organizing this part of the program, and she introduced some of our recent SOM's: Tanner, Drew, Bianca, Laura Beth and Lauren (see full bio below). Cynthia encouraged members to submit names of those youth they knew would be good candidates for SOMs and Camp RYLA for next year. We also talked about Rotary Youth Exchange, and introduced our  inbound student Pierre, and our outgoing student for next year, Abbi, who will be going to Japan (see below).
Ted and Lydia followed up with some information about the Rotary Foundation and the Paul Harris Fellowship, especially the idea of members donating 'points' to other members in order to help them read their own Paul Harris donation levels.
Ted then encouraged the club to "Lighten up, Rotary!" and dismissed us with the reminder to put 'Service above Self." 
Lauren Aguirre, a Plainview High School senior, is the Plainview Rotary Club’s Student of the Month. She has been a student athletic trainer for four years, including two years for varsity football and one year for varsity girls basketball. She has been a member of HOSA for one year, Hale County Jr. Literacy Council for two years, serving as mass texter, National Technical Honor Society for one year, FCCLA for one year, and has received the Merit P Award for scholastic achievement three times. Aguirre is a THSCA Academic All-State Award Honorable Mention and is a concurrent student at Wayland, enrolled in English. She’s a member of College Heights Baptist and works as a carhop at the Downtown Sonic. Her hobbies include watching Harry Potter movies and listening to both county and pop music. Upon graduation, Aguirre plans to attend Wayland her first year before transferring to Texas Tech working toward a career in business.
Abbi Hanoch, talking about  going to Japan
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