Tuesday 11/25 - Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a plethora of holiday desserts adorned The Loft this past week as Brandon Rotarians came together to celebrate Thanksgiving, friends, family and all the blessings the year as brought. It was a packed house where Sergeant at Arms Fred Schwabe does his best work. Many Rotarians gave Happy Dollars for positive things happening in their lives, and the Club celebrated our Wild Game Dinner hunters. Stories of "the Great Hunt" abounded with John Sellers telling of the doe that cost him a buck and Joe Campoamor's wingman antics for Roger Rivard. Ron Marshall was the most excited as the third trip was the charm for him to finally nab that elusive deer. Congrats to all that went! A big thanks to both Pat Skidmore and Joe Campoamor for securing the Wild Game meat from the trip as well. Appreciate you both giving up a part of your weekend for the club!
The club got an opportunity to sing a Happy Birthday to Chris McGuire who got to celebrate Thanksgiving and his birthday on the same day this year! It was definitely a top 10 hit with many wives in attendance to offset our usually forgettable singing. Fred nailed his joke about softball in Heaven, and the crowd was happy. Everyone was reminded to let Kimberly Rivard know if you are attending the December 19th Holiday Party at the Rivard's. This week Derrell Curry will be giving some history and perspective on Rotary's Camp Florida with his presentation. The Brandon High School choral group visits the Rotary Club of Brandon on the 8th of December, and on the 15th, the club has its Annual Meeting where the slate of officers for next year will be presented for approval.
This past week we also had our monthly social. A small but boisterous group headed to World of Beer and had a blast! There were too many jokes to count, and the laughter never stopped. Thanks to Wayne Strohaker and John Dwyer for providing all the follies and also to Maria Lewis who held her own the entire evening! Thanks also to Rudy Liddell, Chris Papp, Craig Oldham for contributing to the fun. This month's social is at Top Golf on the 17th. Put it on the calendar, bring a guest and get ready for fun!
This week we say a Happy Birthday to Chris Papp (Dec 5th) and Fred Schwabe (Dec 6th)
Happy Anniversary to Debbie & Mike Meegan (Dec 2nd) - 26 years!
Happy Club Anniversary to Dick Eatman (Nov 28th) - 34 years a Rotarian! Also, a BIG Happy Rotary Anniversary to George Annello (Dec 1st) 28 years and John Gardner (Dec 1st) 20 years!
Key Dates in December
1st - Derrell Curry (guest speaker) - Rotary's Camp Florida
8th - Brandon High Choral Group (guest speaker)
14th - Board of Director's Meeting (Bank of Tampa)
15th - Rotary Club of Brandon's Annual Meeting
17th - Monthly Social - Top Golf
19th - Holiday Party @ Roger & Kimberly Rivard's
​22nd - No Meeting! Happy Holidays!
29th - No Meeting! Happy New Year!