Eileen passed around a sign-up sheet for the Christmas party, January 9 from 6 to 9, for everyone to pick their choice of dinner
Deb confirmed that George and Barbara Inscho will be in attendance next week for our meeting at Steele Mansion, as will Dave Enzerra, Treasurer of the Riverside Education Excellence Foundation. Rotary is making a donation of $600 to the George Inscho Scholarship.
Happy and Sad Bucks:
Larry gave a happy buck for making great progress in Physical Therapy
Maureen gave a happy buck for finding out that she will be running unopposed in 2016
David Malinowski gave a happy buck for winter break, and a sad buck for it being so warm on Christmas, and there being no snow
Bob Fratino gave a happy buck for he and his wife being able to distribute food to families in need in Willoughby Hills
Jerry Walker gave a happy buck in honor of Deb Remington because she handled their joint shift as bell ringers at Giant Eagle on her own, giving him the chance to go out of town for the weekend
Stu Lucker gave a happy buck in honor of his starting Chantix four days ago to quit smoking, and also gave one in honor of Deb Remington for getting the Rotary Dictionary Project in the Tribune
John gave a happy buck in honor of the Harvey choir singing for the group last week - he is taking them all pizza today in appreciation
Sue gave a happy buck in honor of the property managers at the YMCA for their great job decorating the building - it won them an award!
Deb gave another happy buck in honor of her daughter and son-in-law coming to town, and in honor of her son going back to school and getting on the Dean's List!
Ann gave a sad buck for learning that she will not be running unopposed in 2016
Dr. Lucker won the drawing of $35; the Queen lives, and is up to $623.
Anita Walter had a birthday last week. Happy Birthday, Anita!
This week's program was New Member speeches. We heard from three new members, and then gave them a chance to each pick a member and ask them to talk a little about themselves as well.
Bob Fratino (new member) is a lifelong Lake County resident, and an alum of Lake Catholic High School and Miami University, where he earned a business degree. He has worked at the Lake County Board of DD for the past 18 years. He and his wife Sue have been married for 11 years - and had their wedding on a cruise! They live in Concord with their two dogs, and Bob expressed that he feels honored to be part of this club.
David Malinowski (new member) is also a lifelong Lake County resident, and is the youngest of four boys. Having begun violin lessons at Fine Arts Association when he was four, he is also a lifelong musician and artist - he began acting and voice lessons at 13, and earned a degree in theater from Ashland University. He taught at Fine Arts for nine years before beginning his current role as Director of Performing Arts. He sings with the North Coast Mens' Chorus, and is exited to be in Rotary and looking forward to getting more involved.
Bob Ramie (new member) is actually a returning member, having been a member of Painesville Rotary for several years, several years ago. He is the General Sales Manager for Classic Ford in Madison, and has spent a considerable number of years working in the auto industry. He is also a lifelong Lake County resident, and is a Master Mason as well as a Blue Coat Member of the Sub-Zero Mission. He has been married for 29 years and has two adult children. His family lives by a creed to work to make the community a better place in everything they do, and he is very excited to be back in our club!
Sue Ellis (current member) was married to her husband Tom, a Painesville Rotarian, for 53 years, and joined Rotary after he passed away. She has three grown sons and grandchildren, and was an educator for 43 years. (Stu Lucker was one of her kindergarten students!)
Don Lucker (current member) grew up in Yonkers, graduated from Colgate University and Rochester University School of Medicine, and came to Cleveland for residency at Western Reserve. He spent two years as a pediatrician in the Air Corps. He has been practicing for more than 50 years, and has also been an active Rotarian for over 50 years. He has four sons.
Jerry Walker (current member) was raised in Pennsylvania, and attended Ohio Wesleyan University and then CWRU School of Law. He began his career as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Lake County, and then joined the practice of Redmond and Parks - he remains there today as the sole practitioner. He has two adult children, and he and his wife blended their family at a time when each of their two children were teenagers.