Ann and Billy were invited by Jonah Spivak to give a presentation to the Rotary Club several weeks ago. (As it turned out Jonah was not able to attend due to immediate needs in the family in Arizona.)
(Rotary Club Website)
The meeting was held in the back of the Elks lodge in the white and lavender trimmed 'carriage' house. (PS This house was used for horses many years ago and was part of the large estate at that time.)
We were greeted by Marsh who helped us set up our computer and equipment on a table for the presentation. We also brought some of our GMC tools that we use to clean and clear trails. The big Katanaboy saw was impressive for those who had never seen a saw like this.
The club treated us to a sandwich that was prepared by a local shop, the club had a small business meeting along with a raffle or two for various things.
We were graciously introduced and proceeded with our Keynote presentation.
Ann presented the first part presenting an overview of GMC organization, our section's participation, showing picts of our activities and various events.
Billy presented the second part discussing our recent decision to outreach to other outdoor organizations, the necessity of creating an "outdoor calendar' for our community, the dilemma of our aging membership, and need for our club to provide more events for all ages and physical skills.
We provided a release form ahead of time for the presentation. Who knows what they will do with this?
The following was received in an email after the presentation and was graciously received by us
"Thanks for the wonderful program today at Rotary.
Colorful, full of fascinating information and vital steps to shape a strong future for GMC.
Thank you so much for offering great leadership and inviting people into our outdoors, and community, and responsible participation!"
Our outreach continues...