June 5, 2003
Rotary Club Gearing Up For Busy Summer
Summer is just around the corner and the Scotland County Rotary Club can already smell the Bar-B-Que Chicken in the air.
The Rotary Club this summer will be cooking for six different events. That is one of the busiest schedules in recent memories.
The first event was last Sunday for the Bank of Kirksville's Employee Picnic. The next cook will be on June 14 for Peanut Days. Rotary will be selling half-chicken dinners along with beans and potato salad for $7 a plate.
Rotary will also be cooking at the Relay for Life on June 20, at Macon on July 12, the Turkey Federation Cook on August 1, the Antique Fair on August 23, and the Telephone Cook on September 13.
"It's kind of like being in the Kahoka Lions Club," quipped one Rotarian, referring to famous volunteer ice cream operation that goes every weekend in the summer.
Rotary cooks raise money for, among other things, the annual Rotary scholarships presented to graduating seniors at Scotland County High School.
This year, the Rotary Club is giving six $500 scholarships. Winners Amy Morgan, Jonathon Holton, Michael Lodewegen, Brandi Orton, Amy Blomme, and Katie Kittle will be the guests of honor at the Annual Rotary Banquet, to be held at 7 p.m., on June 24, at the Memphis United Methodist Church.
Betty Lodewegen begins her term as S.C. Rotary President at the banquet. She succeeds Karl DeMarce.
One of the highlights of the year is the visit by Rotary District Governor Jerry Wilford. He will attend the July 8 meeting at Keith's Cafe.
S.C. Rotary welcomed Bill Kiddoo as new member. Bill and his wife Kathy live in Memphis where he runs Waste Corporation. He brings the total number of members to 29.
The Scotland County Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Noon at Keith's Cafe.