Several events on Rotary calendar

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By Peg Wunder

Upcoming events were discussed when Rotary conducted its monthly business meeting on Monday, Oct. 1.
Halloween falls on Wednesday this year and there was discussion about holding the annual party sponsored by Rotary that evening as it is church night. The party will be from 5:30 p.m. until about 8 p.m. Several ministers were contacted and said that there would not be any big conflict.  Herb and Marc McClellan have the games stored at their places and always bring them in to the school and get them set up. The middle school dance was also discussed with the need to get a DJ, talk to the school about using Freeman Davis Gym, line up and pay a janitor, obtain at least three good prizes, and food. The dance will be held on the Friday before Halloween.  For the middle school dance, tickets to Scarecrow Hollow and Bonus Bucks have been used in the past as prizes. By a unanimous vote both events will again be sponsored by Rotary with all expenses shared by several other organizations. Rotarians will provide manpower to help with the games for the little kids party and to act as chaperons at the middle school dance. Mark Dady and Jan Sayler will co-chair the middle school dance. No one has volunteered to be chairman of the little kids party.
The Angel Tree project for the Golden Living Center was briefly described. Bill Zacher and Dr. Leonard Linde have, in the past, picked up the gifts from the churches and delivered them to the care center. There will be more discussion in the future about this project.
Peg Wunder reported on the Roses for Rotary project which is underway. At meeting time only 10 books had been turned in. Peg urged everyone to get their books and money in because Northside Flowers will need to know late Thursday how many dozen roses need to come into Mobridge on Oct. 16. Wunder emphasized that this is Rotary’s biggest fund raiser and this year the project is furnishings for the new community room in the new library addition. Other than the books that Rotarians have not turned in there still are tickets available at Dady Drug and Anderson’s.
The track meet was discussed and it was decided that a committee should meet with Joe Lenz from the school to iron out details about how the meet is organized. President Harley Overseth appointed Sharon Martin, Tom Collignon along with himself to meet with Lenz. Items to be discussed are cost of medals, should there be a gate and how revenue from the meet should be handled. There was a unanimous vote to pay the bill for the trophies for the 2013 track meet.
Dawn Konold announced that Pink Lady Day will be Oct. 15 and any one, male or female, caught not wearing something pink would be asked to pay a fine.  It is hoped the Pink Lady Day will be an annual event held in conjunction with the Pink Night  Mobridge-Pollock Girls Volleyball match. Michele Harrison, Chamber Executive, reported that there are large and extra large Tough Enough to Wear Pink T-shirts from the rodeo for sale at the Chamber if any of the Rotarians need to purchase a pink item to be worn that day.  All proceeds will go to the New Hope Foundation.
Chairman Overseth announced the Monday Night Football winners were Casey Perman for Sept. 17 and Delphine Steuck for Sept. 24.  Overseth announced that the Rotary District Governor will visit Mobridge on Oct. 22.  Overseth also recognized Anita Harrison as a guest.
Sharon Martin won the 50/50 pot. There will be no Rotary next Monday as it is Native American Day. When Rotary meets the next week, Oct. 15, Gary Steuck will have the program.

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