Phil Holmblade, our illustrious leader, prompted Ron Ballard to lead the Pledge and Jack Proffitt to say grace before ringing the meeting to order without a specific guest speaker. The Club received a letter of thanks from the Food Bank for our donation of $1160 to the Backpack Program, King Jeff Dennings announced the Santa Run and fined anyone who did not work the event (see attached photo to understand why!), John Losinski was fined for seeking out the Club as a target for sharing his sore throat and chest cold, Crys Reed and Joe Farah paid fines for late arrival, and Kevin Wainwright paid a fine for being a “slow learner” after his story about his finger splint.

Other announcements: Volunteers are welcome for the Backpack Program work at Swartz Creek Virtual Learning Center at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11; Forms are available to prepare for work at area schools by submitting clearance for possible Criminal Background Check; Joe Bushey will help out but cannot chair this year’s Essay and Oratorical Contests, and Phil Holmblade once more won the “50/50” drawing. Michael Hilliker and Emily Reed were welcome guests at today’s meeting.

Until next time, “Promise Yourself…”