Good Morning to all!

Lori Clark with the Midwest Transplant Network (MWTN) brought some interesting and lifesaving information to the club last Friday. Rotary South’s interest in working with MWTN began with the late Tom Thomas, our club’s charter president and recipient of a donated heart at St. Luke’s. Tom was an MWTN Ambassador when he died, and Columbia Rotary South has carried the local education and awareness effort since his passing in 2016. There will be an Organ Donation sign up available during the 2019 Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3.  To learn more about this effort, or to sign up to donate go to www.missouriorgandonor.com

There are several opportunities to serve this week (and earn make-up points)

Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Shakespeare’s South we will be making signs to support those participating in Lizzy’s Walk of Faith (5K Walk/Run)

  • Friday evening, 9/13, you can join our club in participating in the Columbia Police Foundation’s 4th Annual Trivia Night.
  • Saturday morning, 9/14, Lizzy’s Walk of Faith at Twin Lakes.

Susan McKarns has sent emails with all the information on these activities, and you can read about them in our newsletter as well.

Thanks to all who participated in our Club Black and Gold day last week – it was a good-looking room!

We need one or two volunteers to work on the all City Rotary Club Thanksgiving luncheon committee. Let me know if you’re interested.

Other dates to remember:

Thursday September 19 –Third Thursday celebration at Murry’s

Saturday November 9 – District Fall Connection at the University of Central Missouri celebrating the Rotary Foundation, accomplishments of the past year and activities going on this year throughout the District. I will share more information as I receive it.

Please note:  if you have an announcement to make and know about it before Friday, please let me know. That way I’m able to make sure there is adequate time for all announcements as well as speakers.

This week in Rotary South –

MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk will be joining us

See you on Friday – Amy