Tuesday, January 5th - The Rotary Club of Brandon finished off the 2015 calendar year by setting its leadership team for both the club and charity fund for the 2016-17 Rotary year. Per the club's bylaws a new slate of officers was presented to the club for approval for the upcoming Rotary year, and the club unanimously approved the board and charity fund board's recommendations. The following directors and officers for the club and charity fund will be serving in leadership roles next year. Thank each of you for your commitment to making the club, charity fund and our community better! Special thank you to Larry Fassett, Pat Skidmore and Lee Elam for their service the past two years on the club's board of directors and Sheila Donalson and Fred Schwabe for their service on the Brandon Rotary Club Charity Fund board. Your time, energy and efforts is very much appreciated!
 
2016-17 Club Officers and Directors                                            
President - Chuck Burgess                                                               
President Elect - Dave Brown                                                           
Past President - Craig Oldham                                                          
Secretary - Debbie Meegan                                                              
Treasurer - Justin Northcutt                                                             
Sergeant At Arms - Fred Schwabe                                                    
Director - Roger Rivard (Membership)                                               
Director - John Dwyer (Events)
Director - Scott Carter (Fundraising)
Director - John Gardner (Club Admin)
Director - Chris McGuire (Public Relations)
Director - Ryan Burley (Service Projects)
 
2016-17 Brandon Rotary Club Charity Fund Board
President - Derrell Curry
Vice President - John Sellers
Secretary - Dave Magann
Treasurer - Roger Rivard
Director - Jeff Reynolds
Director - Joe Campoamor
Director - Susan Thomason
 
The Rotary Club of Brandon kicks off its first meeting of 2016 with special guest speaker Lee Elam who will be speaking to the club about the Peace Corps. It will be a very busy first quarter for the Brandon Rotary Club with the Thursday, January 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Buckhorn Golf & Country Club as well as the Annual Wild Game Dinner on Friday, March 4th. Golf Chairman Troy Dimsdale still needs sponsorships, hole sponsorships, players and help with the event, so let's help in these areas so this event is a success!
 
Wild Game pre-sale tickets and sponsorship money is due Tuesday, January 5th. All discounts on general admission, VIP and sponsorships end on Tuesday, so get that money in to save. Regular priced sponsorships and tickets begin being sold on Wednesday, January 6th! Wild Game Dinner Chairman, Joe Campoamor, will be meeting with committees in the upcoming weeks.
 
Service Project Director, Pat Skidmore, is looking for some assistance from the club on a service project for our February 6th date. Any member who has a suggestion on a project that we could do, please get with Pat ASAP!
 
Upcoming menus for January meetings are below for everyone's convenience. Please make sure to invite a guest, bring a friend or colleague or get a fellow Rotarian from another club to join you for lunch. Our club is growing monthly, and it is THE Place to be for Rotary!
 
January 5th                                                                      
Baked Enchiladas                                                                         
Spanish Rice                                                                   
House Salad                                                             
Corn Bread                                                                               
Dessert                                                                                                 
Asst. Beverages                                                             
 
January 12th
Beef Burgundy
Egg Noodles
Broccoli Crunch Salad
Dinner Rolls
Dessert
Asst. Beverages
 
January 19th
Lasagna
Fresh Green Beans
Caesar Salad
Italian Bread
Dessert
Asst. Beverages
 
Janaury 26th
Kielbasa & Bratwurst
​Scalloped Potatoes
Creamy Cole Slaw
Potato Buns
Dessert
Asst. Beverages
 
Happy 32nd Anniversary to Lee and Pat Elam!
 
Upcoming Key Dates for January
 
5th - Guest Speaker - Lee Elam - Peace Corps (Money due for pre-sale Wild Game tickets)
11th - Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
12th - Guest Speaker - Assistant District Governor Joyce Gunter - DACDB
​19th - Guest Speaker - Mike Hagen - Advanced Screening, Background, DNA - Final Prep for Golf Tournament
21st - Rotary Annual Golf Tournament - Buckhorn Golf & Country Club
26th - Guest Speaker - TBD
28th - Monthly Rotary Social - Stein & Vine