February 6, 2003

S.C. Rotary Club To Host 1st Annual Trivia Tournament

By Jeff Behrens "Don't know much about history, Don't know much biology, Don't know much about Science book, Don't know much about the French I took."

Well if you know just a little bit about history, biology, science, French, or even popular culture (like who sang that song), then you need to enter the Scotland County Rotary Club's Trivia contest, to be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 8, at the Scotland County Fitness Center.

The entry fee is $10 per person per team. Teams can be up to eight contestants. Registration will take place before the event. Contact Rotarian Ellen Aylward, the Contest Coordinator, for more information.

The Trivia Contest was one of the many items discussed at the January 31, Scotland County Rotary Board Meeting. The Scotland County Fire Department is taking over the sponsorship of the Elementary School Basketball Tournament this year, but Rotary will continue to support the elementary basketball program by supplying shirts for the school's intramural program.

The board voted to donate $150 to the University Outreach and Extension's FarmCity Fest to cover the cost of the meal. Aylward also mentioned that Rotary would be serving dinner at Scotland County High School on March 5, for the District basketball tournament.

The board then voted unanimously to approve the membership request of Scott Westhoff. Scott is the co-operator of Rose Do-It-Best Hardware. He is the first new member of 2003.

Rotary Vice President Betty Lodewegen, who chaired the meeting, informed the board that the district is still seeking applicants for Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships. There are two scholarships available to undergraduate or graduate students, as well as professionals seeking vocational studies for study abroad. Rotary is also seeking host families for exchange students for next fall.

Information for the "Rotary Youth Leading America" camp to be held this summer on the campus of William Jewell College in Liberty, is available through Brent Bondurant at Scotland Co. R-1. The four-day camp is for incoming high school sophomores and teaches leadership skills, teamwork, and offers a variety of programs to create youth leaders. The Scotland County club pays the tuition for a local student seeking to attend.

Lodewegen also mentioned that Rotary International is asking for families to host exchange students as well as candidates for Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar-ships from this area. She added that Rotary is also looking for families who are interested in hosting foreign exchange students.

Aylward reported that two more deer were turned in as part of the Share the Harvest program. That brings the number of deer donated to the program to close to 50. Share the Harvest donates the meat to the Memphis Food Bank, which distributes it to area families. This program helps to give meat to over 125 local families.

The weekly Rotary meetings returned to Keith's Cafe Tuesday, after a month at the United Methodist Church. Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Keith's.

Note: Sam Cooke originally sang the song "Wonderful World."

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