Bulletin for April 8, 2008



Sam Bernabe, general manager of the Iowa Cubs was our speaker.  Sam is a WDM native, and graduate of Valley High School .  (Editor's Note - Somehow, Dr. Tom Narak and Norm Pogemiller avoided heavy fines from the Sgt. even though Sam's heritage was duly noted).


Sam talked about the bright prospects for the I Cubs this season, and provided general comments about baseball, and the business operations of AAA baseball in Des Moines (the smallest AAA city in the US .)


We are all looking forward to the season, if it would just stop snowing!






The Rotary Youth Leadership Activity (RYLA) is scheduled for April 15h at Camp Dodge .  Watch for details and signups for specific volunteer opportunities.  Lunch will be at 11:30 AM that day at Camp Dodge .  Please note the change in time and location.

Again - the meeting on 4/15/08 will be held at Camp Dodge at 11:30 AM.


District Conference


The District Conference is coming, the District Conference is coming.  Our club has been challenged by some other area clubs to an attendance race for the luncheon on Friday April 25th.  Our club will NOT be holding a regular meeting that week, so please make every effort to attend the conference.  There are activities of interest throughout the conference.  Check the district website for details.


Fun(d) Raising


Pancake breakfast on 5/3.  Tickets were handed out.  Sell the tickets! Come and flip the cakes!  Have fun, raise money!  Two shifts, no waiting.


Roadside pickup


Todd Sanftner got the call from the DOT.  Roadside pickup is ALSO scheduled for 5/3.  So here's the deal.  Go help Todd and the road crew from 8 to 9, then over to Valley Southwoods for the second shift of pancakes.  You can do it!




Monthly Social Event :


4/3 after work at Rick's Place (The Sheraton at 50th and University)


Bunns Welcome New Addition


Jamie Bunn and his wife Karaan have participated in missionary type trips to Africa .  During one such trip they decided to adopt a young boy.  The adoption is complete and "Moses" is at home in the US with Jamie, Karann, and brother Hans.  Congratulations!


Golf Anyone!


The District is scheduling a 4 person scramble at TCI as part of the District Conference.  You can still sign up through the District website.


Also, its not too early to begin planning for the Bunny Harper, the District 6000 annual golf tourney.  The event this year is at Lake Panorama National, hosted by the Jefferson Club, on June 9, 2008 .  Two formats available, a shambles (all players hit from the tee, select the best tee shot and each finishes the hole from there) and traditional medal play.  Our club is two time defending champions.  If questions, contact Greg Kenyon. To sign up, call or send an email to Greg Kenyon.  515-246-5829 or Kenyon.gregory@bradshawlaw.com.