In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy, and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion.
There is a lot of talent in our community. Thursday was just one show of what the young people in our community are able to achieve. Jerry Vornholt and I hijacked Heath Allen's program to bring a teaser to the club. The Danville Community High School is presenting Dearly Departed. In this scene, Justin Stodghill, playing Junior, and Katherine Freed, playing Suzanne, are engaged in an argument as they are headed to Junior's fathers funeral. Take a look at what you missed. Tickets will be at the door: $8 adults and $5 students. This Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm.
President Rex presented the Rotary Sponsor Pin to Pat Cockrum for his service in sponsoring a new member.
We had our two favorite visiting Rotarians from Ohio, Judy & Kelso Wessel join us Thursday. Doug Catt brought the new State Farm Agent Mike Petrunich from Danville as his guest. Rex reminded us all of the Frank Sinatra night at Frank’s Place on Saturday night, donations will be going to our Rotary Foundation, he mentioned making reservations and that they were filling up quickly.
Rex asked the members if everyone had completed the questionnaire. He also announced that there would be a fund raising committee meeting Thursday, October 27 at his home 6:30 p.m. and anyone wanting to join to share ideas is welcome.
Bob Murer stated that he had given his 10 minutes of fame previously but recapped it quickly so he could introduce his program. He welcomed Mark Lawson, local lifelong resident and descendant from the McClarin Clan of Scotland. Mark continued to entertain and inform us of Scotland’s history and noted that because of his countrymen we had not only Scotch Whiskey, but the telephone, road, schools, telegraph and the TV, just to mention a few, as all were inventions of the Scott’s coming to the new land.
Ron Bockstahler discussed the Charity Basketball Show featuring the Harlem Ambassadors and the Hendricks County All Stars. The HC All Stars will be coached by our own Jon McDugle. This event is a joint venture with the Danville Parks Department.
The event will be held on Nov 11th at 7 pm at the Rec Center Gym. Flyers will be going out to the schools.
Ron needs volunteers for this event ( to take tickets, concession stand, etc). He mentioned getting with Denise to get some help from the high school.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at the Parks and Receration Dept.
Mark Morgan announced the Hendricks County Fairgrounds was holding the Haunted House and he had a few "Death Certificates"/tickets available. Profits from this event are going to Project Angel and Project Lifesaver.
Rex announced a membership meeting at his home on Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
Ron B. announced the "Frank Sinatra" family night at Franks Place on October 22nd 6:30 to 9:30 Make your reservation today!
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The program was Tracie Runge with the Indy Super Cure initiative. Tracie is the poster girl for the Super Cure which coincides with Indianapolis hosting the Super Bowl. Tracie is in St. Vincent hospital adds, as well as on billboards in Indianapolis.
The Super Cure initiative is to have as many women as possible donate healthy breast tissue between now and the Super Bowl. Indianapolis has the only healthy breast tissue bank in the world and samples and information are shared with researchers around the world.
Tracie’s story is unique in that she is the only women in the world to have donated healthy breast tissue and then two years later after being diagnosed with breast cancer, donated cancerous tissue. She has since beaten cancer and is now an inspiration to women fighting breast cancer and Dr.’s searching the cure.
Get it on the Calendar... Oct 22nd, the Russo family (Frank’s Place) will be hosting the greatest “Frank Sinatra” singer you will ever hear. The performance will go through dinner beginning at 6:30 thru 9:30. Patrons have to pay for their dinner, but all donations for the performance will go to our clubs foundation. This is a great opportunity for couples and friends to have a great dinner while enjoying a magnificent performance (just like Sinatra use to do at the Sands in Vegas many years ago). This guy truly is magnificent! Call today to make reservations at Frank's for the 22nd at 718-1146
Rotarians, guests and friends gathered at the Whicker household on Thursday to celebrate each others company and raise money for the Danville Rotary Clubs Scholarships. Jack Lawson was the celebrity Auctioneer and was hooping and hollering up a storm. Vanna White was Stephane Lemay Luken. She was doing her best to get everyone bidding on yummy goods that were hand made (or bought... not naming any names here...) by Rotarians. A cooler, out back, was filled with liquid courage and by the time the auction got going, everyone was ready to start bidding. Pies, cakes and cookies brought generious amounts for a good cause. We were also joined by about 15 Rotary Interactors. We were very happy that they joined us to see the hard work that is put into raising money for scholarships. Thank you everyone for a wonderful event.
If you were not able to attend Thursday, money can still be donated to scholarships. Just see Henry or Ron B. and they can give you all the details.
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