President Robert Wilkinson called the gathering of Rotarians and guests to order at 12:15. Greg Lane led us in the flag salute and Joe LaMantia gave us words of wisdom and strength, including a special prayer for those killed needlessly today in Connecticut.  Visitors included Rotarians from Washington, Alberta, Canada and Coachella. Also introduced were two members of the La Quinta High School Interact Club, Shane and Hanna who were pre-selling tickets for next week's (12/22) car wash.

Announcements included:

    The name of the Dog Show in March has been changed to " Strut Your Mutt". The previously name chosen was already in use.

    Tomorrow (Saturday Dec 15th) is/was the Parking Lot Sale at the parking lot in front of Lumpy's in La Quinta.

    Saturday, December 22nd is the aforementioned car wash from 8am to 1pm also by Lumpy's.

    The Flamingos (aka The Flock) have recently visited Lee Osborne's house. The next site is unknown so keep your eyes open.

    President Robert reminded the group to think of possible new members and to bring them to a Friday lunch.

    There will be no Bell Ringing on December 15th but there will be the Ding-a-Ringers the following Saturday, December 22nd at Trader               Joes.  Volunteers are still needed. If you have questions, call the chief Ding- Richard Jandt.

    The raffle was won by Adrian and, no, he didn't get $19- he got $5.

Recognitions were led by Bruce Cathcart who ably filled in for Allan Levin. Recognitions were paid by Greg Lane, Joe LaMantia, Cindy Hall, Wes Faris, Dave Turner, Bruce Underwood, Mervn Kolb, Sandy Moffitt, Adrian Gysi and maybe one or two others. This able reporter had his thought process interrupted by a pretty visitor from Seattle. Bruce opened up bidding for a train set donated by a friend of President Robert  - Jim Thompson. The highest bid was by Bruce.

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The speaker today was District Governor Jean Easum, who is a member of the Corona-Circle City Rotary Club. Jean spoke of the value of membership, Community Service events and the need to contribute to Rotary Foundation. The Governor complimented our Club on it's work with youth. She also mentioned that the District has 60 clubs with 2,200 Rotarians. A discussion was also had the benefits of giving.

The meeting ended with the recitation of the 4 way test.