Sheryl Woodham addresses the Carmi Rotary at Thursday’s meeting. Photo Credit: Kenneth Dwain Harrelson
At Thursday’s Rotary meeting, Sheryl Woodham of the Guardian Center was the guest speaker. She told the Rotarians that the organization serves children in Edwards, Crawford, Gallatin, Lawrence, Richland, Saline, Wabash and White counties. They have satellite offices in Harrisburg, Robinson and Mt. Carmel. Their main office is located at 1124 Oak Street in Carmi. She told the Rotarians that there will be a fundraiser at the Floral Hall in Carmi on April 1, 2016. It will begin at 5:30. The guest speaker will be C. David Moody. Mr. Moody noted that “Men don’t talk about sexual abuse.” He definitely didn’t. He’s an All-American fifty something guy. He played football at Morehouse College. He’s a prominent Atlanta contractor. He’s married with two kids. And he had a secret. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of 8 guests.
In club business, Abby Roberts of the Buffalo Trace Council came to the meeting to collect donations that the Rotarians have gotten for the Scouting Organization. Also, the spring Trivia contest will be held Saturday, March 19th at 6PM at the American Legion. Teams are encouraged to come participate and win prize money. A 4 person team is a $40 donation. Food sign up sheets were passed around to get ready for this event. Money made in this endeavor goes toward local charities. In the 50/50 drawing, Sherri Logan was the lucky person to get to draw the correct ball but did not select the pink ball. The large pot rolls over to next week. Andy Williams named Kent Armstrong the phantom. Todd Drone was a guest of Don Drone. Andy Williams and Little Giant prepared a delicious meal for the Rotarians Pictures are provided by Kenny Harrelson. The club meets at noon on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Anyone wishing to get involved is encouraged to come help Rotary with the many local projects and charities that are supported.