BEER, BEER, BEER. What a great setting!! What a great turnout!! What a great party!! Many thanks go out to Xanthi, the Pint Fest committee, and all the great volunteers that helped make the Second Annual Penitentiary Pint Fest a great event. The weather was great, the band was rocking and the beer was flowing. A fantastic crowd made for a great event. What better way to cap off a fantastic year. I am so proud to help lead this group and give back to the community in the manner that we do.

The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma does a great job providing some fun and exciting events for this community that help to give back like we did at Carver Elementary and at OC Johnson this year. We provided more than 30 kids with back to school clothing, we helped many kids with special living circumstances at Christmas with a shopping event. Fort Yuma sent 11 kids to RYLA to help them learn leadership skills. Our scholarship committee is hard at work sifting through the many applications, and we hope to award about $8,000 in scholarship money. We have supported many other non-profits already and plan to give out more of the money we worked so hard at raising to help the community where we live.

We only have a few things left before the 2014-2015 Rotary year comes to an end. On April 30th we will be having a social at the Elks Lodge at 5:30pm. We will be dark on that day as it is the 5th Thursday of the month, but please join us for a a drink or two and some appetizers that evening. Then the only thing other than the weekly meetings left is THE TRIP TO NOWHERE. Our annual awards and installation dinner is like no other. We will all meet at Lutes Casino on June 12th at 5:30pm and then go somewhere, but who knows where.

Our club is a great combination of people that really know how to make things happen. Whether it is fund-raising, service projects, social activities or just a regular meeting we continue to support the idea that we ARE the FUN club. Thanks to everyone for making it a great year.