We were happy to have Dave Borowski and Karen Strader with us this morning from Thrivent , a “not-for-profit” financial organization oriented toward community service. From a Christian foundation, Thrivent has Credit Union, financial planning, money management, and community action team services and support. They can provide up to $250/year to each of their members as “seed money” for starting a community service or fund-raising project, are very involved in various Habitat for Humanity constructions, and encourage giving and service. (Their T-shirts have a “Live Generously” message printed prominently on the front, for visibility in their Convoy of Hope participation, for instance.) President Phil Holmblade is a Thrivent member and demonstrates their philosophy in his life.

President Phil rang the meeting to order this morning with a “stolen” gavel and was uncomfortable with this notion, even after a brief (incomplete?) explanation of its acquisition, complicated by John “J-Lo” Losinski’s proposal of a fine for receiving stolen property. Bill Hentgen led in the Pledge of Allegiance and Ken Cullen said grace before the announcements. Jack Medemar reported on last week’s Special Olympics event, Mic Goulet reminded all of the 9/14/19 Walt Widder Golf Classic and the need for $100 hole sponsorship, and the change of day for the next Board Meeting (MONDAY, 6/10/19) was announced before fines flew. Speaker Chair Bill Reaves got hit by one for failing to arrive before his guest speaker; “King” Jeff Dennings was fined (“to be paid for by the Southerly table”) because he did not introduce his guest, Mark Schild of Freedom Home Inspection; Art Ridley paid for “ignoring the meeting” and paid another for “wearing a hat in the meeting” (Thanks, Ron Ballard!); Steve Schlott paid one “for killing the meeting”; Bill Reaves paid for “eating before the King”; Bill Hentgen assessed one against the whole Club for not fining him, and “J-Lo” quickly responded with a fine against him just to demonstrate that the lapse did not come from incapacity; and Crys Reed paid a “Joe Farah” fine for his dramatic late arrival. Carol Dennings led in the recitation of the Creed to close, and

until next time, “Promise Yourself…”