Meeting of April 12, 2017

Mary Tambornino arranged our speaker Deb Mallin of Literacy Matters

Alexa, started the meeting at 7:32

The Reverend Mac Hardin provided us with a short sermon for the invocation that left us with thoughts based upon the word …. Encourage. --> Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak. A generous man will prosper; [and likewise] he who refreshes others [with encouragement] will himself be refreshed ….. and in summary …. Encouraging one another is a win-win! Because the other person feels better and we feel better for doing it. …. [Amen]

Announcements:
June 24th Minnetonka Summerfest club fund raiser, 4-10:30 most of the club members will be needed as volunteers.
Adopt a Highway 4/29
Foundation meeting 4/19
Community Service Helping Paws 5/20
Area 5 meeting, Doubletree Hotel 4/20
Paul Harris Dinner 4/27
District Conference 4/28

Raffle: no winner, still hope

Happy Bucks, too many to mention except for the most notable, Devon and Karen are cousins and descendants of Lawrence Welk.

Speaker Deb Mailin of the Literacy Foundation,
--> working to close the reading gap in K-3rd grade.
--> Premise- Nonprofit working with schools to help kids improve reading skills.
--> 60% of children in the Minneapolis school district do not read at their grade level.
--> They offer an electronic device used to assist children in reading better, identifying reading problems, and devising a plan to overcome reading obstacles.
--> Their product will be in a few schools the Fall of 2017 with an average cost of $350.00 per student. -----> This amount compared to the cost of a one to one individual tutor can be $12.000.00 or more yearly.
--> The goal of the device is to change the way schools train kids to read.

Submitted by Mark Marlin