Posted by Ron Peavy on Sep 26, 2019
President Quinton Page
 
Thursday, September 26:  Noon Meeting (DARK for the last meeting of the month).  See you Thursday, October 3!
 
Evening Meeting 6:30 p.m. @ the Lodge of Big Bear Lake
  *6:35 p.m. Meeting called to order by President Page
  *Mr Prez led in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary 4-Way Test (plus 1????)
  *Songmeister Miguel led us in God Bless America and R-O-T-A-R-Y!
Guests 
  *Dennis Spurgin (Guest Speaker), Ahmicqui (Page), Tanya and Jim Laberteu, Diane Havey, Patrick (Walsh), Sandi (Dietz)
Announcements
  *Signups for SepOctNovFest, aka, Oktoberfest was distributed
  *H. Walsh is seeking sponsorships for our Sweetheart Ball (February)-our fundraiser for Veterans' Affairs
  *Prez Page shared that we are still working on the July 4 Fireworks MOU
Paul Harris Awards
  *Garry Dokter, International Services Director, presented Paul Harris Awards:
 
 
Recipients: Easterby, Baker, Page, Shaw (Bequest Society) and Dokter
 
 
 
Congratulations to all our generous donors!!
 
Program
Dennis Spurgin, a 30-year Rotarian and current member of Sunup Rotary, was our program.  Dennis' passion is the Peanut Butter Project.  He first became interested in Rotary in 1965 when he was in a leadership role in high school.  Doctors without Borders was his first introduction to international service.  The PB Project intrigues him most because of its sustainability. He shared a video of the program as it exists in Sierra Leone.  Because of this project thousands of children in the Sierra Leone area have been saved from malnutrition.  The program creates a positive economical cycle as it save lives, employees numerous people who in turn help the economy and continue the cycle. Dennis has supported 5 Global Grants for this project.  He is currently supporting Grant 1988000 for $175,000 for expansion of this project.  The audience asked some excellent questions and Dennis was able to provide excellent responses.
 
Andy Brakebill, Youth Services Director, presents Dennis a $500 check for the PB Project from our Interact Club
 
Don't forget to sign up for SepOctNovFEST:
 <Rotary at its BEST (or not)!                                             Grandpa and GREAT Grandpa @ Oktoberfest>                                                                       
 
See you @ Rotary!!!