Posted on Apr 23, 2019
Our last meeting on April 23rd was a special highlight gathering. Titled “Rush Week”, it was a gathering of the club with a number of local people who could join the club. We all were on our best behavior (although the lunch went a bit overtime), and some of our members spoke about our club and what it does and what it means to us. Tim kicked-off the program and Greeter and Opening Marshal.  After the Pledge and 4 Way Test the Rush Week Guests were asked to introduce themselves and Tim described the day’s program.  Several members were asked to speak with President Nick describing how Rotary works, Tad Shaw gave a short history of the club, Michelle Seets described our Annual Golf Classic and Fundraiser, Dick Glover spoke on STRIVE, Don Draayer described this year’s Grant Program on Reach Out and Read and the raising of $40,000, and our newest member Mike Dinndorf spoke about how and why he joined Rotary.  Nick talked our guests through a pictoral collection of Excelsior Rotarians favorite programs and activities.  Molly Swenson ended the program by collecting
Happy Bucks and explained how those dollars helped with youth scholarships and Rotary educational programs of all types.                                                                   
It was a very successful event and we hope to gain 5 new members in the next Rotary Year.
Highway Clean-up was held on Tuesday, April 30th with Excelsior Rotarians manning six cleaning areas on Highway 7 from Christmas Lake Road to Vine Hill Road on both sides of the freeway.  The group met at 8:00AM at McDonalds shared coffee and took a group photo and then headed off to their areas.  Volunteers included Dick Glover, Lou Graber, Karen and Steve Frazier, Michelle Seets, Nick Wegleitner, John Ferm, Greg Hayek, Mike Dinndorf, Molly Swenson, Marianne Laurent, Jim Hillis and Gary Thompson.  Karen Frazier would like to thank all of the volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedules for our May service Project.