• 1805 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during ba
  • 1854 Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War
  • 1918 Margaret Owen sets the world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 minute. 
  • 1940 – The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
  • 1964 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)
Rotary Minute:

The bylaws of Rotary clearly outline the procedure for a prospective member to be proposed for Rotary club membership. The "proposer" is the key person in the growth and advancement of Rotary. Without a sponsor, an individual will never have the opportunity to become a Rotarian.
The task of the proposer should not end merely by submitting a name to the club secretary or membership committee. Rotary has not established formal responsibilities for proposers or sponsors, however, by custom and tradition these procedures are recommended in many clubs. The sponsor should:
1. Invite a prospective member to several meetings prior to proposing the individual for membership.
2. Accompany the prospective new member to one or more orientation/informational meetings.
3. Introduce the new member to other club members each week for the first month.
4. Invite the new member to accompany the sponsor to neighboring clubs for the first make-up meeting to learn the process and observe the spirit of fellowship.
5. Ask the new member and spouse to accompany the sponsor to the club's social activities, dinners or other special occasions.
6. Urge the new member and spouse to attend the district conference with the sponsor.
7. Serve as a special friend to assure that the new member becomes an active Rotarian.
When the proposer follows these guidelines, Rotary becomes stronger with each new member
This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Features. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture.
"This too shall pass," is an old Persian saying that may have originated with the poet Rumi. Abraham Lincoln, something of an aphorist himself, was a fan of this line because it is "true and appropriate in all times and situations," Lincoln said. "How much it expresses! How consoling in the depths of affliction!"
The impermanence and struggle were favorite themes of the Buddha's recorded sayings, including, "Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind."
That should give us hope, maybe even help us see "dawn comes after the darkness," as author Lisa Wingate put it.
That's the perspective articulated at the end of Robert Zemeckis' hope-fueled film "Cast Away." After four years stuck on an island and uncertain of what to do once he returns home, Tom Hanks' character, Chuck Noland, says, "I know what I have to do now, I've got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
And in the end, I'm going to give the last word to that singer-sage John Lennon. If you only remember one of these aphorisms, this is the one that most succinctly captures endurance, perspective and hope: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
Rotary 10/21/2020
18 in person Rotarians!!
Welcome to Cindy’s first time standing in front of us as president. 
Diane birthday on October 24th
Ed Dewes birthday around Halloween
Rotary Anniversary: Deb Cox 3 years!
Josh G: Disc golf tournament this weekend. Full tournament! Very exciting.  Many thanks to Josh T and Rob S for their work. 
Jatoba Duo is playing Sunday noon-2 on the stage. Come join!
Everyone eats: November volunteer calendar has been sent out. 
Overflow shelter: Unsure if there is a need this year. Will let us know. 
Green Street School is doing a clothes drop this week. Drop off at green street school, see Mona’s email for details. 
Don’t forget to serve the community! That is the mission of rotary. It’s tough in Covid times, but please do what you can as you feel comfortable. 
Did everyone eats yesterday. It’s a lot of fun, not a ton of work, sign up and do it!!
On a zoom meeting for project feed the thousands. No need for us to collect food this year. Not sure if stores will allow the bins to be in the stores. Will be moving to online donations. 
Jimmy V: congratulations to Cindy. Pulling this meeting together is hard and amazing! Great job. 
KJ: Diane and KJ are celebrating their 2-7 anniversary. 
Tristam: special brag for a very special woman. In Honduras convinces the Marines to use their pool and then a hotel to do the same. Wendy is being awarded teacher of the year tonight! 
Deb R: brag for garden fairies who planted 50 bulbs (Mona and Katja both) on Saturday and Sunday, Dan funded the bulbs and mulch. Way to go team! 
Jon: how lucky we are to live here. So many people are frantically trying to move here. 
Short discussion ensued regarding the impact on schools. 
Josh G: happy birthday to Josh’s wife Amy. 
Kevin: fine on everyone not wearing their pin. Over the weekend Kevin’s daughter was married up in Charlotte VT. It was beautiful. Photos came out really well. Kudos to the Old Lantern Inn.  They did a Zoom from the wedding with the videographer following people around. It was a rhyming wedding. Eric (from California) joined via Zoom. 
Lisa F: for Kevin, keeping  his brag under 15 minutes! 
For Cindy, for keeping it all together and doing the work. 
For herself, transitioning in to retirement (god help me now)
KJ: for Lisa F being in the paper today!
Nick: piggyback on what Jon and Jim M said, VT was one of two states who had declining Covid cases. Good friend who recently traveled across the country; when he went in to places with his mask he was looked at like he had three heads. 
Turner: Kay and Turner celebrated 1-55. $56 brag (he prepaid for next year)! 
Grandson is living with them for the semester. Very meaningful to be here in person. 
Kevin: going to be grandparents for the second time. Eric and his wife are pregnant with their second baby. 
Will: student Rotarian who was related to a couple of rotarians, who looked at all of his options during Covid times and decided to move to Hawai’i and take CCV classes online. (He’s talking about Josh, Diane and KJ’s son) 
Katja: Cindy, having us all here today. Justin for a great breakfast! Josh T for kicking our butts to keep going on our 750 mile challenge. Has a German language group in the area, have had 3 in person meetings outside. Been keeping tabs on Covid in Germany and Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland is first EU country in second lockdown. 
Dan: Rotary spirit! So many people have been volunteering! It is heartwarming. 
Justin - putting together breakfast and generosity.
Club - for volunteering and getting together and supporting her. 
New car- Mini Cooper, against Dan’s advice she bought the money pit mini-cooper. She is really loving it!
Son Joseph - born 4 minutes before Cindy’s birthday. Found the old family boat. It was donated to Make-a-wish. Joseph saw it at the back of a salvage yard and is buying it. 
Toni - buy gift certificates to restaurants doing take away. 
Needs some help putting together the online raffle platform - Jimmy V will do this. 
Cindy: lighted holiday car for the holidays. Recruit non-rotarians for it. Get together a group to drive through neighborhoods to bring cheer to the families. 
Next in person meeting will be the third Wednesday of November.