At Thursday’s meeting of the Carmi Rotary club , Rotarian Don Drone gave a brief account of his recent trip to Lake Tahoe, California. He and his family made the trip to attend a wedding on the shore of the beautiful lake. Don commented that the weather was gorgeous, except for the orange haze the first few days, that had been generated by fires in and around the mountains of California.
He told the club that Lake Tahoe has an elevation of around 6,000ft, and at times that elevation caused a little problem with breathing and getting around.
The Rotarians want to make sure everyone is ready for the upcoming Trivia Contest. This year’s fall event will be a little earlier than usual. In year’s past, the contests have always been linked to the time change dates. This year’s fall contest will be held on Saturday, October 22nd. The first question will be asked promptly at 6:00pm, and the night should wrap up around 8:00. The event will be held at the American Legion on Oak Street in Carmi.
As always, there will be four rounds of ten questions each. The questions will be pulled from subjects such as: history, pop culture, sports, the Bible, and many more. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams, and there will be plenty of food and drink on hand, provided by the Rotarians.
The cost for a four-person team is forty dollars and can be paid at the door.
The Rotarians also want folks to start planning for the first event after trivia, which will be a chili supper. This year the club will return to a sit-down meal, instead of the drive-up service that was forced by the Covid lockdown. The meal will happen on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at the Lion’s Den in downtown Carmi. More information will be coming soon on this event.
In club business, Randy Adams won the 50/50 drawing but did not capture the day’s cash prize. Don Drone was named as the day’s phantom.
The Carmi Rotary club meets every Thursday at noon at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Carmi. Anyone wishing to learn more about this civic organization is welcome to attend a meeting or speak with any Carmi Rotarian.