Posted by Carolyn Spencer
50/50 -  $50- 
Fun & Frolic - $71 
Guests - Inbound student Fritiof  - Leo from Dixon Rotary - Dr. Paul Steinke guest of Dana, Mike Smith, guest of Reed Hutchcraft
Student Guests - 
NHS - Shay Hafner & Megan Moore
SHS - Carter Kenney, Joshua B., Madison Anderson, Sierra Villareal
Fritiof shared with us his prior week activities, which included attending a CUB game and although they lost, he had a great time.   attended cheese days,  and spoke to the Kiwanis club in Sterling. 
Program - 
Ron Potthoff introduced Tekla Martin of the Sterling Police Dept. and comfort dog, Brinkley.   Tekla explained that when the K-9 dog retired, the dept. decided to replace him with Brinkley.   Brinkley attends community events, provides comfort to  youth and adults involved in traumatic events, and goes regularly to April House to support the children.   Brinkley came from a highly regarded trainer in Kalamazoo, MI.   After learning how Brinkley was to be utilized the trainer began  looking for pups with behavioural characteristics that would make a good comfort dog.  Brinkley was one of a litter of  10 pups and exhibited calm and comforting traits.   The trainer thought she would be perfect for her role with SPD and that has proven too be accurate. Everyone had an opportunity to pet Brinkley which she loved.   Thanks Tekla!
  • Paul Steinke has applied for club membership.
  • Sterling Noon Rotary donated over $1000 to Bob S. for the St. Jude Ride.  He collected over $5,000 and the 238 bikes involved collected $920,000.
  • Upcoming Rotary dates:
    • Oct. 13 - End Polio Walk (3miles) at centennial Park in RF - registration begins at 8am.  Contact Tim Schwingle if interested and/or you want to purchase a t-shirt for $20.
    • Oct. 13 - #1 of 3 grant trainings at CGH 9am - noon
    • Nov. 10 - Foundation Dinner at Brandywine 4 - 10pm
    • District Conference in Galena on May 17 & 18.
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