President Karen opened the meeting a few minutes late, but no one seemed to mind.

Joe gave an wonderful blessing, praying for our military, their families, and those who have died in service to our country.

The meeting was quiet, without a single fine.

George gave a brief report on his recent trip to the District Conference, sharing his observations, including meeting the GSE team from South Africa.

The South Africans are visiting our club this week and will be the program next Wednesday.  Hosts sharing their homes include George, Billy. and Jim Catone.

Please make an effort to attend the meeting on May 30th to learn about the message they bring of pride and love for their country.  Their story is dramatic, inspiring, and hopeful.   

Keep selling the Golf balls tickets.  Let's make this funrasier a rousing success.

Joe introduced Kim Woolaver, who wasn't there.  Learning of his error, he smoothly, (sort of) shifted his intro to Brooke Salls, a fill-in for Kim.  Kim couldn't make the meeting at the last minute.  Brooke is a volunteer coordinator at the Good Samaritan Haven.

There are 6 staff members who help , with the assistance of volunteers to offer shelter and sustenance for the homeless.  The Good Samaritan Haven averages 28 guests per night.  In a year's time, they have over 330 guests, and serve over 8600 dinners.  Volunteers give more than 4700 hours of service.  The need for shelter is higher than ever.

Brooke highlighted their Walk for Shelter fundraising campaign, scheduled for July 14.   Their goal is $10,000.  If you'd like to wlak, the entry fee is $15.00 and you can obtain pledges for your Walk.  The EWalk will be on the bike path from Barre Town scgool to Lower Graniteville and back, followed by a cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers.

Brooke pulled the winning raffle ticket and read Roy's number loud and clear.  He did not draw the white marble, but Claire did last week, winning $53.00 that she donated to the Helicopter and Golf Ball Drop.