PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
MARCH 1, 2020
 
 
 
This month we welcome spring.  Seriously.  On March 19th.
 
Last month was busy.  We sponsored a table and attended the Voices for Children Children’s Champion Breakfast on February 7.  Six brave Quotarians braved the bluster and bad roads to join about 1,000 other folks for breakfast (I was disappointed with the food this year) and recognition of youths and adults in the community who are making a difference.  If we sponsor a table next year, which was recognized in the program and on the rolling video feed, we will need to have some sort of centerpiece with our name boldly displayed.  Just thinking ahead.  On February 25th a group of us attended the Beads in the Bayou fundraiser for Genesee County Youth Corporation.  Our Club sponsored a table for this event, as well, and got name recognition on signage, a rolling video feed, and a table name display.  Pam and Ed Nelson even ended up on the news.  (https://nbc25news.com/news/local/mardi-gras-party-raises-mioney-and-awareness-for-at-risk-youth)
We have March birthdays!  Cathy Moore celebrates on the 3rd, Pat Gruener and Patrice Stiehl on the 17th.  I don’t know how Cathy will celebrate but the 17th may involve wearing green and claiming or embracing Irish roots.
This month we have our Business Meeting on the 5th, the Food Bank on Saturday, March 14th from 9-noon, and Trivia Night on Saturday, March 28th at FIM.  We can decide on the 5th if we want to have a Program Meeting and, if so, where, since the Flint Golf Club does not usually serve in March and it has been VERY cold in our meeting room when we have met before their season opens.
As agreed, we will have our usual agenda for the first part of the Business Meeting.  That will mean updates on Trivia, the Tea, and final sign-up for the Food Bank.  We will dedicate the remainder of our time (probably 30-40 minutes) to discuss next steps in moving forward as a Club.  If you would like to be part of discussions at a regional level, there is a Region 4 meeting on Saturday, April 25th, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Kellogg Center in Lansing.  Carolyn Stubbs will be representing International and I will be representing our Club.  The cost is $30 and includes registration, lunch, and parking.  For those of you who have not experienced the connection with other clubs, it might help you decide about going it alone or with a larger network of clubs.  By the time of this meeting we will know whether or not the resolution to dissolve International passed.
Hope to see you on Thursday.
 
BARB