From the Desk of President Bernie



Congratulations to President-Elect/Membership Chair Don Keller for a putting together a highly successful new member orientation breakfast. In addition, to bringing our new members up to date, the event resulted in an application for membership by one of our non-Rotarian attendees. Thanks to all who participated and contributed to the discussions.
We are still seeking host family volunteers for our visiting Russian delegation in May. They will arrive in Homer on 17 May and depart for Anchorage the afternoon of 21 May. They are in Homer to learn about sustainable fisheries and tourism. Don’t be shy, be a Host
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Amendment to the By-Laws approved at meeting of March 14, 2019.
Add to Article 9 Committees:
  • The Finance Committee - This committee shall assist with the development,
implementation, monitoring and modification of the budget. The committee is authorized to make budget modifications up to 10%of the board approved committee budgets.  The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, Past President, President Elect and Treasurer.

More Announcements


Many thanks for everyone who has jumped in to get speakers for the rest of MARCH and a start on APRIL. 


Please sign up on the SPEAKER SIGNUP SHEET so that we will know who is scheduled to speak when, and what they will be talking about!! Please also make sure that the names are spelled correctly, so that their certificates are also spelled correctly!  If the Speaker intends to have more than one person speak, please get the additional name(s).


If you had difficulty signing in to the Speaker Signup sheet in the past, you should be able to do so now.  For some reason, Google apparently changed things, and Will was able to get things working again.


If you see " ??", that means some of the information that is needed is missing, or that someone is unsure of what is actually planned.  Please fill it in, or let me know.


There are almost NO Greeters or Invocators signed up for the rest of the year!


Being a greeter is a great way to learn names and have a chance to say hi to everyone who comes to a meeting!  And we all appreciate an interesting poem, saying, words to a song, etc. to inspire us for the day.


Thank you for helping us have a great meeting!


Please continue to bring toiletries to our Thursday meetings so we can package them up and give them to Haven House for distribution to residents.  These items that go into the welcome baskets they provide are so important as many may arrive with nothing.


Ask Claudia about what's on her Alaskan "bucket list" and see if you can help her check something off!  It is a lot of fun!!


Bulletin Information:
If you have anything to put in the Bulletin, please get it to me no later than Monday evening.  I am trying to have the Bulletin out Tuesday evening, when possible, as most of my Wednesdays are full, and I cannot work on it until late at night.  I am trying to have the Bulletin be more for Club members and friends of the Club, and the Web Page be more for the general public.