Where to begin since last week?
  Birthday Books were distributed last Thursday. Members attending were Jim & Kathy Rusk, Rachel Malcolm, Tom Cooke and yours truly. A good time was had by all and Rachel even took a little homework with her. As I was in charge, I told everyone to just leave and forgot to check them out at the front desk but it all worked out.
  Board of Directors' Meeting was well attended. Ed Farver gets $100 for his Paul Harris as our lucky winner for April. The Board approved Mie Duiven as a regular member matriculating from Sojourner status. Mike is sponsored by Terry Sutherland.  Approved moving forward with an aid contribution for the Nepal in the form of a shelter box contribution. The VVRC Foundation has $1,000 on the table and the Club is asking for individual contributions to add to this amount. Bring your checks and credit cards tomorrow.  I also wrote a separate story on this action with a lot of additional information. Sojouners you might want to pass this idea onto your permanent clubs. The Board also confirmed a number of resignations so that our club membership is up to date when the RI and District 5500 bills come due in a few weeks.
 
MARY FISHER CONGRATULATIONS! Mary finished second in her age class in her first triathlon. Way to go Mary.  I won't ask what age group you were in because it doesn't matter.
 
Don't forget Thirsty Thursday next week at Quail Creek at 4:30. Returned Rotarian Ron Darrah said all the drinks are on Mr. Robson--not! Also the Board of Directors retreat is coming up on May 23rd at Quail Creek. Maybe Mr. Robson should spring for a round of well drinks.