Rotary reviews, previews annual events

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By Peg Wunder

Mobridge Rotarians on Monday, Oct. 29, discussed the numerous events that have been held and those that will be held during the rest of the year.
Chairman Harley Overseth asked for a report from Mark Dady and Jan Sayler concerning the Halloween Dance held on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Freeman Davis Gym. Approximately 75 middle school students attended the dance with 20 dressed in costumes for judging. The students enjoyed two hours of dancing and enjoyed refreshments. They signed up for gift certificates given by Anderson’s, Pizza Ranch, Burger King, Gas ‘n Goodies, Dairy Queen, Wrangler swim passes, Mobridge Bucks, Scarecrow Hollow tickets provided the McClellan-Swason Dental Clinic and Mac Theatre movie passes. The DJ music was provided by Jesse Gunther.
Refreshments for both parties were provided by ALCO, Mac Theater, Merkels’ Foods , Paylessfoods and Dady Drug.
The event was manned by Rotarians and other expenses were split between Rotary, Moose Lodge, American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce.
Marc McClellan reported that the Halloween Party for K-5 will be held in the commons area at Mobridge Pollock High School on Wednesday Oct. 31. He said he will need Rotarians to assist in setup of games at 5 p.m. and those who will help with the games should be there at 6:15 p.m. John Badgley also requested assistance with serving refreshments. The party will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Roses for Rotary campaign was very successful this year. A check will be presented to the library in the amount of $3,860 to pay for tables, chairs, etc. for the new community room in the library. At this point no definite cost has been presented of the items that are needed. Overseth stated that he has visited with the staff at the library and items purchased will be of very good quality.
The Senior Angel Tree was discussed and a motion to do it again this year passed unanimously. Overseth asked Jan Sayler to contact Diane Hintz at the Golden Living Center. She will also contact the churches to see which ones want to participate again this year. Rotary guarantees that each resident of the Center will receive a gift. If their angel is not picked off a tree, Diane will purchase the item they desire and Rotary will reimburse her. Because of the generosity of the people of Mobridge, Rotary has never had to pay for any gifts. Dr. Leonard Linde and Bill Zacher, AKA Santas for the day, will pick up all the gifts that are left at the churches and will deliver to the Golden Living Center.
Joe Lenz has organized the Rotary Classic Basketball Tourney that is held over the Christmas holiday and this will be discussed further at the next business meeting.
Harley encouraged everyone to check out the district website: www.rotary5610.org. It is a good source to see what our district is doing. The district is also on Facebook.
It was announced that the Hospital Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at Scherr-Howe and the Six-Appeal Concert will be held Monday, Nov. 5 at Scherr-Howe.
This week’s Monday night football winner was Delphine Steuck and Linda Meyer was present to win the 50/50 pot.  The meeting on Nov. 5 will be the monthly business meeting with a short program by author Tom Roberts, who will present his books for sale to support the Children’s Home Society.

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