PRESIDENT JAN asked us to keep the following in our thoughts and prayers: BOB BROCK; GENE COURTANEY, and BETTY DOVERSBERGER. It was great to see JACK KELLEY, AL CHISCON and JIM SMITH at lunch today!
GORDEN KINGMA introduced Jim Shook, grandson of the founder of The Shook Agency, who gave us the history of and a progress report on The Lafayette Union Railway Company. Organized in 1890 to build seven miles of standard gauge railroad from what is now The Other Pub north to Widewater (near Oscar Winski). It is a not for profit organization to promote jobs and economic development. After 116 years, four miles of track still exist - from Alcoa to Tate & Lyle North. Over the years land has been sold and new sites purchased to have shovel ready locations ready for industrial uses. Rotarians DANA SMITH and BOB GRIFFITHS serve on the current board of directors. It is felt that our community is ready to grow for another century with a good mix of manufacturing.
MAUREEN GRABOWSKI, Ft. Meyers, FL; ED ELLIOTT, Naples, FL
Nate Barrett, guest of DON (GUS) GUSTAFSON; Mary Hanna, wife of BOB
HANNA; Becky Robledo, guest of BARB HANSEN; Al Rebar, guest of BILL
BAUNGARDT; Lens Hernandez, wife of ANGEL HERNANDEZ; Madison
Koehler, daughter of JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER; Kara Jensen, Rotaract, and
guest of BETTY SUDDARTH; Charlie Shook, son of WES SHOOK; Greg Loyd,
guest of WES SHOOK; Esther Carpenter, wife of JOHN CARPENTER.
THANKS TO THOSE WHO HELP WITH
Money Collectors: JOE BOORMAN and JIM CARNEY; Greeter: BARB DOSTER; Invocation: KEN EWING; Dinner Music: HARLEY FREY; Singing: HARLEY FREY and JOHN BARRETT; JO WADE for taking attendance for help at the back table; and BILL FULLER for help with RIPPLES.