Reading for May 4: April Rotarian, ?????; May Rotarian, "President's Message."
- May 2, Scholarship Golf Outing at Wildfire; call Larry Miller for more information. More teams welcome.
- May 8, chicken BBQ.
The ACS was founded in 1946. Since that date, ACS has raised over $14 billion to support research for better treatments and for a cancer cure. ACS has provided funds supporting 44 different Nobel Prize winners.
Currently, the Guernsey County ACS is preparing for its annual Relay for Life which will be held at Meadowbrook on June 18-19. The Relay began in 1981 when Gordy Clapp decided to spend 24 hours walking or running as a way of illustrating that cancer never sleeps.
Since the first Guernsey County Relay thirteen years ago, local volunteers have raised about $700,000 for cancer research and for the support of services offered to local cancer patients. In the last two years, volunteers have raised over $100,000 a year. In 2009, the Guernsey Relay was given special recognition as a “Club Relay.” This award recognizes the top 50 Relays in the state of Ohio. One of the Guernsey County teams--Detroit Diesel--was recognized as on of the top 50 teams in the state.
In other business, The club members voted to donate money to send the Rolling Hills 5th graders to the John and Annie Glen Museum.
Carl Keefer, a Byesville Rotarian and veteran, asked the club to consider supporting Joe Smith’s Veterans Memorial Highway project.
The club will hold its first chicken BBQ of 2010 on May 8. Volunteesr to work are needed. The BBQ will be held at the rotary Gazebo in Byesville at the corner of Main and 2ed. Chickens will be ready for sale about 11:00am. Sales will continue until the BBQ’ed chickens are gone.
Applications for the club’s scholarships have been received. The scholarship committee is in the process of reading the applications. The committee will meet after the May 4th meeting to select the students who will be interviewed for the scholarships.
The club’s next meeting will be 7:30 am, May 4, at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Anyone interested in learning more about the Byesville Rotary can call Membership Chairs Marty Patchen, 740-685-3828, or Larry Miller, 740-439-2767. More information about the Byesville Rotary can be found at: www.Byesvillerotary.blogspot.com