Thursday, July 18, 2013

Notes from July 18

Good morning everyone,

A small group this morning but as always we had good times. Marv gave our invocation as Wally was unable to make it this morning.

Alan, Jack, Marv and Bob A. showed up last Saturday to chop wood. There are 3 cords. 1 cord is sold already per Bob A.

Jack brought in a presentation to deliver to Vern in the coming days, see attached photo. As you all know last night Vern and his late wife were honored at Shiffler Park. I sent out photos last night of the plaque on the rock in Shiffler Park in honor of Vern and his late wife Pat. Though he was overwhelmed you could see the happiness in his eyes.

The wood used on the frame was from a spruce tree that fell in Vern's yard a few years ago and Jack picked
up. It's a very nice tribute to Vern and Pat for all their work in the community all these years.

Kudos to Jack and all those involved in making this happen, it was a truly a wonderful moment last night! And Jack said that Vern had no idea until Doug Meneke called him up to the mic.

And lastly a thanks to the Hillsboro Club for coming to the ceremony last night.

Bob is going to the Hillsboro club next week.

Birthday's this week: Last Sunday the 14th was my birthday. Barry's birthday was on Monday and Tony Montez was on Tuesday. I opted to let everyone sing to me. And the restaurant brought me a pancake with a candle in the middle of it, photo attached.

Dick Schouten was with us this morning and gave an update on what his daughters have been up too. One is in Hartford, CT and works at Hartford General Hospital. The other has been working in Jakarta with the Armed German Government. She will be attending Columbia University this fall.

Eric O. was with us this morning and he said 3 weeks ago he was sick, last week he slept in and then he was on vacation. He's back this week and then heading out on a different vacation next week, so he will miss our morning meeting.

Eric also said some upcoming events in the city are:
* A car seat clinic @ Kuni Cadillac this weekend.
* Flicks by the Fountain starts up in August.
* Shred Event August 10th at Tectronics. Food donations are suggested.
* August 6th National Night Out.

Raffle winner last week was Steve this week was Jack.

Marv D. gave an update on the new police building. They will be staying at City Hall as all city offices will be moving to the Coldwell Banker Building at the Round. The hope is to expand out the current building and have parking underground. The building needs seismic updating. There will be a bond issue coming out in 2014.

Doug Hoy was with us again, he reminded us of Aloha Days that is coming up on August 16-17th. They are still looking for volunteers to help pack books, move them etc. If your interested please contact Doug at:

Our speaker today was Hannah who is Jack and Carol's granddaughter. She was a teacher in Taiwan. She has also been to Thailand. She said the kids are very disciplined there and everything is very structured. Everyday they would eat lunch at noon for 30 minutes and then that was followed up by a 30 minute nap. On the weekend activities were centered around the school such as track meets.

Hannah's big news was she is getting married in August. Congratulations!

Have a great rest of the week and we'll see you next week. Don't forget to check out our website:


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