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					                                       CAPE GIRARDEAU WEST
                                     www.capewestrotary.org

                                      THE WHEEL AND SPOKES
                                        VOLUME 42 ISSUE 3
                                        September 6, 2007

                                    Club #2397 - Rotary District 6060
                                         Chartered July 25, 1966
                            Meetings at Noon Every Thursday- Elks Lodge #639
                                    Board meets 2nd Tuesday 4:00 pm,
                             At Connie Eichhorn's office at Drury Southwest
                                      Located at 101 S Farrar Drive.

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President’s Corner
President‟s Corner


  On Saturday, August 25th, the District 6060 Leadership Committee conducted one of three district-wide
assemblies and workshops on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Although
participation was light, attendance by members of Cape West was surpassed only by the contingent from the
Piedmont Club. The workshop was split into two areas of discussion: The Rotary Foundation and Rotary
membership. As you know, both of these topics are at the forefront of the District Governors agenda.

  In the Rotary Foundation workshops, Todd Lindley did an excellent job explaining the different educational
and humanitarian programs. Educational programs consist of several scholarship opportunities, and the
humanitarian programs consist of various types of grants available to clubs. Our attendance at this workshop
will enable our club to apply for a CAP grant through the district. There will be more about this possible grant
application at the club business meeting later this month.

   Another foundation topic was EREY: “Every Rotarian, Every Year”. This programstrives to have every
Rotarian be a „sustaining member‟, meaning each member gives at least $100 per year to the Rotary
Foundation. One way to become a sustaining member is to have $25 added to your quarterly bill. Did you know
there are only about 12 members of our club who are not sustaining members? Wouldn‟t it be terrific if Cape
West became the first club in our district to be a 100% sustaining member club? Think about it, for roughly 27
cents a day you can become a sustaining member. I challenge you to make this commitment to the Rotary
Foundation.

   The other topic of discussion at the workshops was membership. Did you know that, nationwide, membership
in all service clubs is declining? Every year, we commit ourselves to this organization to ensure that Rotary
continues to thrive and make a difference in our community. At the workshop, the question was asked, “Why
join Rotary over another service organization?” This is a very good question, and an important factor in our
ongoing efforts to recruit and retain members. How would you answer? Why did YOU become a Rotarian?
Why are you STILL a Rotarian? Sharing the answers to these questions may be the deciding factor for many
prospective members. What say you???

Finally, as many of you know, fellow Rotarian Jim Welk had open-heart surgery this past week. Please keep
Jim in your thoughts and prayers. We need to get him healthy and back to the 50/50 drawing to see if we can
figure out when the joker will finally be added to what‟s left of the deck.

And remember, “Rotary Shares”, So Share Rotary.

Rick Kennard
Cape West Rotary President
2007-2008

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Our current elected officers are:

Wilfred Wilkinson, Rotary International President Scott Harness, District Governor Rick Kennard, President
Tony Buerhle, President Elect Jill Glenzy, Secretary Linda Puchbauer, Treasurer Skip Smallwood, Past
President and Asst District Governor

Board: Chester Reed, Tim Arbeiter, Tim Bryant, Connie Eichhorn, Scott McClanahan, Derieck Hodges.

Divisions Chairs 2007-2008:

Division: International Service – Skip Wrape, Chair
         Group Study Exchange – Linda Puchbauer and Skip Wrape
         Polio Plus – Skip Wrape
         Ambassadorial Scholarship – Leon Book
         World Community Service –Skip Wrape and Eric Bohl
         International Youth Service – Patti Wicks
Division: Youth Outreach – Jennifer Bradshaw, Chair
         Student of the Month – Chester Reed
         SEMO Scholarship – John Koch
         Camp Enterprise – Ted Yates
Division: Public Relations – Shirlene Hecht, Chair
         News Releases – Shirlene Hecht
         Special Events/Announcements – Shirlene Hecht and Skip Wrape
         Historian – TBA
         Website - Shirlene Hecht, Joe Pujol, Connie Eichhorn, Sarah Holt, Becky Bomar, Linda Puchbauer
Division: Administration – Tim Bryant, Chair
         50/50 Drawing – Jim Welk
         Shark – Norman Glaus
         Meeting Room – Tim Bryant
Division: Foundation – Jerry McClanahan, Chair
         Sustaining Membership – Jerry McClanahan
         Paul Harris Fellows – Jerry McClanahan
Division: Fundraising – Scott McClanahan, Chair
         Rotary Auction – Ted Yates, Derieck Hodges, Chester Reed, Scott McClanahan,
                         Tedd Powers, Jeff Koch, Jamie Matchell and Mark Valliere
         Wine Tasting – Sarah Holt
         Golf Tournament – Norman Glaus, Steve Schneider, Rick Kennard, Tony Buehrle
                           Connie Eichhorn, Food; Jill Glenzy, Finance;
                           Michael Gardner, Hole Sponsors; Tedd Powers, Volunteers;
                           and Joe Pujols, Golf Teams.
Division: Membership – Linda Puchbauer, Chair
         Attendance – Ken Myles
         Club Bulletin via internet - Shirlene Hecht
         Fireside Chat – Jerry McClanahan
         Retention – Benjie Ferguson
         Classifications – Mark Valliere
         Attraction/Recruitment - Rick Ebaugh and Michael Gardner
         Directory/Roster – Becky Bomar
         Internet Contact - All Members
President Elect Duties – Tony Buehrle
         Club Weekly Programs – All Members
         Philanthropy – Rick Kennard, Tony Buehrle, and Ted Yates

If anyone would like to help with any committees contact the Chairpersons.

We are still looking for a Historian. The Historian would be in charge of taking pictures, collecting
information, newspaper clips, etc. Add them to the Rotary scrapbook.

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Membership

Who was it that brought you to your first Rotary Meeting? Why did you join? Most importantly, why do you
stay a Rotarian today? Find the answers to these questions within yourself and then ASK someone else to come
to a Rotary meeting with you today! - District Governor Scott Harness

Wear your rotary pin when you are out and see how many people stop to ask what that stands for.
Ask your best friend to visit Rotary, then you can eat together every Thursday. They will learn what
Rotary is all about and then want to join.

Contact our Membership Chair, Linda D. Puchbauer linda.puchbauer@charter.net cell 573-579-
9605 if you have any questions about inviting a guest to Cape West Rotary.

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Upcoming Programs

September 6 - Retta Cheatham Schild - GSE Team Member to India
September 13 - Betsy Rigdon - MHV Horseback Riding
September 20 - Fr Rahab - Haiti International Project
September 27 - Club Assembly - Officers, Directors, Foundation & Rotarary Presentation

October 4 - Barry Bernhardt - Golden Eagles Marching Band in Scotland
October 11 - Mayor Jay Knudtson - Cape Girardeau State of the City
October 18 - Debbie Atchison - March of Dimes of Southeast Missouri
October 25 - Scott Harness - District 6060 Governor
November 1- Tammy Robbins - Shriners Hospital for Children
November 8- Andy Meyer, P.E. - MODOT LaSalle-Main I-55 Intersection Update
November 15- Foundation - Rotary International Foundation
November 22- NO MEETING – THAKSGIVING
November 29- Linda Bass

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                                             September Featured Rotarian




                                     Ted Yates, Cape West Rotary Bio
                                           September 6, 2007

Jonah Ted Yates received his B.A. in 1973 from the University of Arkansas, and his juris doctorate in 1976
from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Ted is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts
in Missouri and Arkansas. He served as city attorney for the City of Ozark, Arkansas for eight years. He
has also served as a hospital administrator and has extensive experience in banking.

Ted’s practice focuses on estate planning, commercial and real estate litigation, probate matters, health
care law and general personal injury. In addition, Ted has significant experience in silicosis cases,
including litigation involving coal mine silicosis, commonly known as "black lung disease."

Ted practiced law in Arkansas for eleven years and worked in banking for four years prior to coming to
Missouri in 1992 and becoming a founding partner of Osburn, Hine, Kuntze, Yates & Murphy, L.L.C.

Ted is married to the former Margaret McGinty of Cape Girardeau, and they have three children, Pierce,
Meg & Adeline. Ted is active in various community involvment projects, including the Boys and Girls Club of
Cape Girardeau. He is also a member and past-president of the Cape West Rotary Club. Ted and his family
attend Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.
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Announcements:

If any member has a item to be included in the newsletter please contact Shirlene Hecht, shecht@kfv12.com or
573-335-1212 by the 26th of each month.

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Upcoming Greeter Schedule:

September 6    Scott McClanahan
September 13   Derieck Hodges
September 20   Leon Book
September 27   Patti Wicks
October 4      Tedd Powers
October 11     Connie Eichhorn


                                        FOUR WAY TEST

                                        Is it the TRUTH?

                                  Is it FAIR to all concerned?

        Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

                     Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
                                                 Shirlene Hecht, Editor

				
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