Happy August, Fellow Rotarians! It is still watermelon season, but the former academic in me can’t help but think in terms of Fall when a new semester begins. Here are some things our club has to look forward to before the frost is on the pumpkin: 1) Our role as the lead club on a District 5610 Global Grant proposal will begin in earnest now that the associated website is live at www.rotary5610endht.org. Soon, I will send a letter to the other District Club Presidents asking them to join us in supporting this initiative, and I will ask a few of you to serve on a local club subcommittee. If you are interested, please let me know. (Thank you, too, to Ginger Thompson for designing the website.) 2) Registration for the District 5610 Conference is now open at https://www.rotary5610.org/. Some of the breakout sessions and speakers will be on human trafficking. As the lead club on the global grant proposal, Brookings should try to be well-represented at the conference. Please register soon and plan to attend, October 14-16 in Deadwood.  Registration Link
Speaking of grants! Locally, the Harmony Park project at Larson Park will be installed soon, and the Brookings Public Library is putting together a series of career development speakers for Teens as part of the District Grant our Club received to help establish a “Career Corner” at the library. Also, Kay Norton is developing a proposal that she will submit on our behalf by mid August. Be proud of the ways we are taking action to better our community. Enjoy the month, Fellow Rotarians, and plan now for a rewarding Fall! I’ll see you Tuesdays at Noon.
President Darla
(editor’s note: Darla or a designated Rotarian can be heard just after 9:30 AM Tuesdays on KBRK)