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The Louisa Rotary Club met on Thursday, August 10th at the First Baptist Church like they do most every week. The meeting began with lunch, a prayer for our community, the Pledge of Allegiance and reciting the clubs Four Way Test.

President Chris Jobe made announcements for the week including:

*  Having had a board meeting the day before and some decisions to be considered by the club.

*  Jobe sent around a sign-up sheet for Septemberfest activities while explaining how well the auction had gone this year. He announced that they were still doing the number figuring, and that they would announce as soon as they had the total amount of money raised. They also announced that many of the items sold during the auction still needed to be picked up.

*  With a few more things being hashed out among the club, Jobe announced the speaker for the week, Cheryl Spriggs.

Louisa Rotary club members waving Hi to the community.Louisa Rotary club members waving Hi to the community.

Cheryl Spriggs, the District Governor took the podium and and began by speaking on how proud she was of the Louisa Rotary Club for all that they do for the community and how welcome she felt in Louisa.

Mrs. Briggs spoke on the strengths and joy of being a Rotarian. She went over some numbers with the club. “There are 534 districts in the world with 1600 members in our district alone. We are also celebrating 30 years of women in

Rotary and for the first time both district governors in Kentucky are women.”

Rotary 1 Rotary District Governor Cheryl Spriggs spoke to the Louisa Rotary at yesterday's meeting. Lazer photo Tane' MoselyRotary 1 Rotary District Governor Cheryl Spriggs spoke to the Louisa Rotary at yesterday's meeting. Lazer photo Tane' Mosely

She challenged the Louisa Rotary members to always strive for a better year than the year before. She challenge them all to bring in a new member to Rotary. She challenged them to look for people under the age of 40 to become a Rotarian.

Overall, it was an uplifting and empowering speech focused on how the Rotarians of the community are so important and how making a difference is a perfect theme for this year.

Mrs. Spriggs said she had visited 19 clubs in a very short period of time and how Louisa was always one of her favorites.

 Rotary President Chris Jobe presenting a check to the Rotary foundation for $2,500 Rotary President Chris Jobe presenting a check to the Rotary foundation for $2,500

After the uplifting speech, President Chris Jobe honored the visit of the district governor with a check for $2,500 to Ms. Spriggs for the Rotary Foundation.

He also awarded this year’s spirit stick to Rotary President/Elect, Steve Lycans. Jobe also presented $500 on behalf of the Rotary club to the fiscal court (Judge Executive John Osborne and Catrina Vargo, economic development coordinator) for equipment for the teleworks training hub, which will provide job training and jobs.

The training is scheduled to begin September 5th. If people are interested in signing up for the training or want more information about the new program they can call 606- 638-4949 or the judge executive the office 606-638-4101. After the eventful hour, the meeting was adjourned for the week.

Rotary President, Chris Job presenting a check to John Osborne, Judge Executive and Catrina Vargo, Economic Development Coordinator for $500 for equipment for the Teleworks HubRotary President, Chris Job presenting a check to John Osborne, Judge Executive and Catrina Vargo, Economic Development Coordinator for $500 for equipment for the Teleworks Hub Louisa Rotary President/Elect Steve Lycans receiving the Spirit stick for 2017Louisa Rotary President/Elect Steve Lycans receiving the Spirit stick for 2017

 

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