No meeting this week ~ See you at the Fair
Quote of the Week
I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it.
We need one more person to help out with the Lunch shift Wed 8/7 at the Fair Booth 10 - 3pm
Contact BobBuhlis@NCRotary.org or call 273-0507
A good time was had by all at the Pre-Fair gathering at the fairgrounds last Thursday evening led by PE Robin Milam. About 40 Rotarians and their families attended this social kick off as we prepare for one of our biggest annual fund raisers.
Every year improvements are made to our Treat Street booth and this year was no exception. On the agenda for party goers was checking out the rearranged kitchen, new metal work tables, new doors for the service windows, clean up, painting, and new screens to name a few of the tasks completed by members and their spouses. What a great job!
The traditional table decorating was fun as usual. Although there was no clear winner, several tables were recognized with prizes of boxes of animal crackers and peanuts for their clever contributions to the fun of the evening. Getting the most attention was the center piece at the Barretta table: Ben and Gretchen's beautiful two month old granddaughter dressed in a pink tutu!
The evening ended with remarks such as, "See you at the Fair!" as everyone packed up and headed for their cars ready to return in a few days to have a good time serving pulled pork, meatball and veggie sandwiches to hungry fair goers.
Fair Booth Schedule
There are a few open shifts remaining for the fair. If you are willing to take on one more shift, you will help save the day (literally). Check the schedule on the website to see where help is needed and contact BobBuhlis@NCRotary.org or 273-0507 if you can take on a other shift. The schedule has nearly 100 shifts in order to make the booth work smoothly. Thanks to everyone, including members from Penn Valley and Grass Valley, for filling those shifts and making this year's fund raiser a success by volunteering your time and labor.
A smart phone or tablet that can be donated to the Club so Ellen can process credit cards. Must be wifi capable.
As for the digging … several of us were contemplating the drainage issue at the Booth and took note of how runoff over the years has created a buildup of dirt. Mike and Carolyn showed up with a flat shovel so Carolyn and Robin went to work and discovered the extent of the paving stones that have been buried over the years.
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients."
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.
Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story:
Bull shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.