10 October 2018
Seeme Asad
President Sundra called the meeting to order
Members present:  Sundra, Matts, Seeme, Bina, Mahbub, Jeffrey, Ali , Harry, George, Phillipe, Peggy, Barbara, Frank, Harvey,  Loren
Meeting Highlights:
Sundra opened the Meeting. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Philippe, Members recited the 4-way test and sang the club song.
Happy Bucks: Happy bucks collected $16
Library for Liberia Concert:  Bina will bake cakes and brownies.  Mahbub will bring cases of water bottles, Sundra will bring soda and chips, Alix will bring plates, forks and napkins.  Sundra and Peggy will sell the items.
Pajama Program: This year Club will participate in the Pajama Program with the Yonkers Chamber.  Members are requested to bring in new pajamas.  all collected items will be handed over to the Chamber Collection in the first week of November. Date to be confirmed.
Dream Court: Barbara said Yonkers PAL and YMCA are partners to help Basketball Court and the Anti bullying program which will have 30 to 40 kids of 5th , 6th and 7th grades. She asked for donation of snacks for the kids.  Sundra asked George if he could help.
Youth Exchange Scholarship Program:  Ali visited the Guidance Counselor at the Roosevelt School but could not meet due to school closure.  He will try again and let the Club know.
Club Speaker: Our Club Speaker today was PDG Matts Ingemanson.  Matts spoke about Paul Harris and brought up relatively unknown facts about Rotary history. He shared how his interest grew in Paul Harris. The Yonkers Rotarians enjoyed hearing about the exciting youth of Paul Harris, including his 5 restless years after law school when he traveled to different places in America and Europe and worked as a newspaper reporter, manual laborer, teacher at the L.A. Business College, actor in Denver, traveling marble salesman, cowboy, cattleman and sub-foreman of a gang of cattlemen.  Matts explained how Paul Harris inspired the creation and growth of Rotary to become the most prominent service organization in the world today. It showed Paul Harris as a youthful person that is more likely to inspire young people to join Rotary. It may surprise you that Paul Harris was only 37 years old when Rotary was founded in 1905 and only 42 years old when he became President of the National Association of Rotary Clubs, which later was re-named Rotary International. 
Sundra adjourned meeting.
Barbara won $14
The winning card is the Queen of Hearts.
There was no Queens Dowry winner
Happy Bucks collected - $16
Bina deposited to the Bank
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Holiday Raffle
Oct 08, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Fundraiser for "Library in Liberia"
Will Library Auditorium
Oct 20, 2018
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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