January 19th - 
 
The Rotary Club of Brandon had a very special guest speaker this past week as District Governor Elect Joyce Gunter came to talk about the District Administrative and Club Data Base (DACDB). It was a great presentation with lots of information on how our club can use this wonderful tool for Rotary contact info, calendars, reports, bulletins and other features that enhance the Rotary experience for members. We now need everyone to get their information updated so we can make sure we are current for communication. Thanks, Joyce, for walking us through DACDB!
 
This past week's meeting had another fantastic joke by our Sergeant At Arms, Fred Schwabe. That makes two weeks in a row where he has nailed the joke, so an official streak has begun! Special guest, Dan Coyle, enjoyed his last meeting as a special guest and will be inducted as a new member this week. The club is expecting big things out of Dan, and we know he will make a lasting contribution to the club as the years go by. The Fearnow boys, Brian and Robbie, joined us for lunch and were extremely impressed by the energy of our club. 
 
David Sigler got a great Happy Birthday song delivered thanks to Justin Northcutt leading us in Jeff Reynolds' absence. Happy Birthday, David, and nice job Brandon Rotary!
 
Leading the announcements was Troy Dimsdale who updated us on the golf tournament. Troy needed handicaps from our golfers, more sponsors and more volunteers. Maria Lewis will be coordinating volunteers for the event, and we should be close to having 30 teams! Our Wild Game Event still needs to have ticket sales and sponsors. We have a long ways to go, but we know we can do it. Keep selling folks, our goal is to make this the biggest and best one ever!
 
 
The lucky winner of the day was Maria Lewis whose number was drawn. However, she drew the two of spades on the 50/50 and walked away with another chance to win next week. Close but no cigar.
 
This week will be an update on the golf tournament and our monthly club assembly along with inducting Daniel Coyle as a new member. So, we have a lot on the agenda. 
 
Rotary Celebrations
Birthdays - John Gardner (Jan 22nd) and Derrell Curry (Jan 25th)
 
Key Dates:
January
19th - Club Assembly/Golf Tournament Update
21st - Brandon Rotary Golf Tournament (Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club)
26th - No Meeting!
28th - Monthly Social - Stein & Vine
 
February
2nd - Mike Mazen Guest Speaker
6th - Rotary Service Project (TBD)
9th - Guest Speaker TBD
15th - Rotary BOD Meeting
16th - Guest Speaker TBD
23rd - Club Assembly
25th - Monthly Social - World of Beer