President John Hertle
called the meeting to order at 12:10, not sure he
new it, but that was right on time. Don Ahrens
led us in one of our best opening songs ever !!!!
The fact that the opening cast of “Raisin in the
Sun’, (all seven of them) were in the room and sang
along with us, just might have helped !!
Jeremiah was called to lead the prayer, but he
wisely then called upon one the cast members,
Sherill to give the prayer, which see did very
With that, the meeting got off to a good start.
asked for committee reports, and Craig jumped
to his feet (well, he stood up anyway) and said that
the Crab Feed is still on. The Crab Feed will be
March 16, at the Vet Center, corner of
Coffee Rd. and Sylvan Due to the size of the room,
there will only be 300/350 (He’s still measuring)
tickets printed, so if you’ve promised some
customers tickets. You better get hold off Pres.
John as he has them. This has always been one
of the clubs best events, so selling this number of
tickets should be no problem.
with the help of Carole Thoming, is handling
the raffle and drawing items. If you have access to
any prizes, contact one of them…..This is also a
major part of the fund raising that night.
We were surprised with the attendance today of
Past President Jerry Short. I say Past
President, but I’m not sure just how many terms of
President he served, but several……………Welcome back,
Jerry….hope to see you with us again…..
We also had past member Perry Bosshart as a
guest today. Good to see some of the ‘old timers’
sneaking back in once in a while. Hope to see you
and others like you in the future….
It was good to see a room full of members today, I
think all who there really enjoyed the meeting, and
then topped it off with a really good program.
Those members who have been lacking in their
attendance should make a better effort to show up.
You’ll not only enjoy yourselves, you’ll make the
meeting even better for all of us……………
was our ‘secret greeter’ today….even Margaret
Trammell (who was sitting right next to her, had
to pay a fine for failing to shake her hand………..
who has for years worked with the Key Clubs,
announced that there will be a Charter Night on Feb
25th in Oakdale, at the Community Center
for another new Key Club.. This is a really big
deal, and we should make an effort to attend with as
many of our members as possible. It starts about
5:30 and is a lot of fun. Just being around these
young Key Clubbers gets you excited and proud of our
future community leaders. You’ll also get a chance
to meet the new Key Club Lt. Gov. Thank you Jan
for all of your efforts.
paid a few ‘happy bucks’ for his recent
travels….seems he was in Puerto Rico, Lake Tahoe,
Cancun and several other places ( not in that
particular order), the man just likes to travel.
Speaking of travel…………………Terry McGrath and Pat
Glattke just returned from two weeks in New
Zealand. Terry’s grand daughter had her wedding
there, so off we went………I never had thoughts of
going to New Zealand, but when duty calls, off we
went. We traveled all over the north island (which
is bigger than California) and it was gorgeous.
Kind of reminded me of Hawaii before it got
commercialized and crowded. We had great weather,
saw ‘hot sand beaches, where you could dig your own
hot tub in five minutes and it fills with really
warm water (just feet from the ocean). Other
places had hot mineral springs throwing geysers 50
ft. into the air….. If you really want to get bored,
just ask Pat or I to show you our hundreds of
pictures. We did bring back a couple of T-shirts,
which Craig bought and then donated to the
next fund raiser.)
Pres. John Hertle
even kicked (gently) in two bucks for his now having
two good knees……….
Today's program was the cast of “Raisin In The Sun”,
which will be playing at the Gallo Center Feb 15, 16
& 17th. If the show is anything like the
performance they gave us today, get your tickets
early. They really put on a great production for us
Next weeks program will be Wendy Bird, talking about
Black History Month.
See you next week.