December 10, 2012 Rotogram: 23

Oktibbeha County Sheriff

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney will discuss the major tasks and current status of his department.

Next Week: Rotary Youth Exchange

Giulia Martinoli, our fifteenth RYE student since the mid-90s, will tell of her home in Milan, Italy, and of her international experience.

Holiday Schedule

We will not meet on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Meeting Notes

  • President Debra reminded members to volunteer for Salvation Army bell ringing at WalMart from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14.
  • She also reminded the board of tomorrow’s meeting at Harvey’s Boardroom at 11:45 a.m.
  • Marshall Molen was welcomed back after recuperating from injuries in a fall through his ceiling.

 Officer Nominees, 2013-2014

Today, we elect Club leaders for the programming year beginning in July of 2013. The nominating committee composed of past presidents Martha Wells, Tommy Tomlinson and Eddie Keith recommends:

  • Vice president/President-elect – Michelle Amos
  • Assistant secretary – Jeff Donald
  • Board (two year terms)
  • University less than 5 years – John Forde
  • University more than 5 years – Richard Blackbourn
  • Town less than 5 years – Nancy Walsh
  • Town more than 5 years – Bobby Crosland

Between the LionsReading Schedule

Our pre-school literacy project provides readers to two classes at the Emerson Family Resource Center at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and at Brickfire and First Presbyterian at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

This week’s readers are:

  • 12/11············Carrie-Beth Randall and Nancy Walsh
  • 12/13············Sarah Fratesi and Linda Karen Smith

Next week’s readers are:

  • 12/18··········· Jeff Donald and Eddie Keith
  • 12/20····································· Bart Harris

We need a reader for December 20. Let Hal Rowland know if you can help. Substitutes also are needed on call.

For the Record—December 3

Invocation and Pledge:        Bill Parrish

Attendance:                                   56.78%

Present — 100 (33 exempt)

Absent — 73 (12 exempt, 10 honorary)

Guests: Guests of members were Jamie Mitchell of Stan Miller, Lauren Crosby of Russell Dodds, Ruth Remy of Keith Remy and Steve Taylor of John Forde. Guests of the Club were Kathy Wallace, Giulia Martinoli, Rotary Youth Exchange student, and Kasper Eriksen, former RYE student.

SHS football champs

Champs’ Trophy Returns to Town

Starkville High School Athletic Director Stan Miller and Head Football Coach Jamie Mitchell show off the Yellow Jackets’ state 5A championship trophy as President Debra looks on.

Mitchell explained the team was spurred on by a new trophy pedestal made by the vocational department when the season hit a rough spot. The Jackets’ victory over Pascagoula on Dec. 1 filled the pedestal to match four others marking state championships. The last championship season was in 2001.

A comeback team, the Jackets climbed out of a 1-3 season start and never lost another game. The tragic loss of a team member on Jan. 1, early season injuries and the mid-season death of the coach’s mother brought significant challenges.



   Home School Cooperative Choirs

The Starkville Homeschool Cooperative Choirs returned for a mini-concert.

Of the 500 homeschoolers in the area, about 100 students are enrolled in the music programs.

Angie Riffell, SHMC coordinator, said, “We’re about creating a healthy community through the arts.”

In addition to the choirs, the organization sponsors advanced and beginning bands under the direction of Cliff Taylor, associate director of Mississippi State bands.

In the recent Starkville Christmas Parade, the cooperative won the award for Best Use of Lights.

Homeschool elementary choir

The Elementary Choir, directed by Jaquie Myers performed Wet Day Blues and Oh Happy Day.

Homeschool senior choir

The Concert Choir is directed by Katie Wallace and accompanied by Trent Smith, a junior MSU music major. The ensemble performed Choo Choo Chi Boogie, Let My People Go and The Star Spangled Banner.

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