Tuesday 11/10 - Over 80 Brandon Rotarians and their family and friends joined together on Tuesday, November 10th at Rotary's Camp Florida for the club's annual Seafood Fest & Fellowship event. The evening was filled with lots of stories, laughter and good eating. Live Maine lobsters were delivered earlier in the day, hundreds of shrimp and more crab legs than you could count. The team of John Dwyer, David Sigler and Cade Rivard did an awesome job of putting the event together for us all. Big thanks to all those that helped set up, serve and clean up - Derrell Curry, Pat Skidmore, Larry Fassett, Chris Papp, Debbie Meegan, Chris Larson, Wayne Strohaker and Maria Lewis! Great to see so many of our new members coming out as well. It is these types of events that keep our Rotary club strong and moving in a positive direction. Hope everyone had an awesome evening!
 
Next up is our monthly social at World of Beer starting at 6:00 on Thursday, November 19th and our Annual Holiday Party at the Rivard's on Saturday, December 19th. Troy Dimsdale has also sent word through the grapevine that we will be pushing for a successful golf tournament on Thursday, January 21st at Buckhorn Golf & Country Club. This will be our first big fundraiser for our charities, and we want to make this event as successful as we can with sponsors, foursomes and participants. Get with Troy if you intend to support this event in any way. He will also be looking for people to work the event with set up, registration, day of assignments and breakdown. 
 
Our weekly meeting will feature guest speaker Sally Ordway. Sally was the first female stock broker for Merrill Lynch in Memphis in the late 70's and was a senior VP and investment advisor with Barnett Investments. Her presentation should be a great one for us all! We will also be celebrating several birthdays this month:
 
Justin Northcutt - Nov 15th
Clyde Eisenberg - Nov 20th
Dick Eatman - Nov 22nd
 
Happy 26th Anniversary to Alan & Melanie Feldman - Nov 12th!
 
Big upcoming events for November/December:
  • 19th - Monthly Social - World of Beer
  • 24th - Thanksgiving Celebration
  • 1st - Weekly Meeting - Guest Speaker TBD
  • 8th - Weekly Meeting - Guest Speaker TBD
  • 14th - Rotary BOD Meeting
  • 15th - Annual Meeting (Last Meeting of 2015)
  • 17th - Monthly Social - Top Golf
  • 19th - Holiday Party @ The Rivard's