Thank you to Mona for Greeting!  Thank you to Cindy for Scribing!  Nick scribes on 4/3 and Jeff Dunklee on 4/10
Quote of the Day “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” Dr. Seuss
Today in History:
1905 – Fingerprint evidence is used to solve a British murder case.  The neighbors of Thomas and Ann Farrow, Shopkeepers in South London discover their badly bludgeoned bodies in their home.  The brutal crime was solved using the newly developed fingerprinting technique.  Only three years earlier, the first English court had admitted fingerprint evidence in a petty theft case.  The Farrow case was the first time that the cutting-edge technology was used n a high-profile murder case, ultimately leading to the conviction of Alfred and Albert Stratton for the crime.
1939 – The University of Oregon defeats The Ohio State University 46-33 on this day to win the first ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  “March Madness” as the tournament became known, has grown exponentially in size and popularity since 1939.  For the first 12 years of the men’s tournament only eight teams were invited to participate.  That number grew steadily until a 65-team tournament format was unveiled in 2001.  In 2011 the field expanded even further allowing 68 teams to qualify.
On this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Academy Award for Best Actor for his career reviving performance in The Godfather.  The Native American Actress Sacheen Littlefeather attended the ceremony in Brando’s place stating that the actor very regretfully could not accept the award as he was protesting Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.  After Brando’s name was announced as Best Actor, the presenter Roger Moore attempted to hand the Oscar to Littlefeather, but she brushed it aside saying that Brando could not accept the award.  Littlefeather read a portion of a lengthy statement Brando had written, the entirety of which was later published in the press.  The motion picture community has been as responsible as any Brando wrote for “degrading the Indian and making a mockery of his character, describing his as savage, hostile and evil”.
Honorary Rotarian Presentation - Justin – Board has the authority to offer honorary membership to club affiliates.  Justin serves us breakfast and takes very good care of us all the time.  Voted to offer honorary membership into our club. One of the better attendances because if he is not here, we don’t eat.  Rotary discounts around the world. Ha ha.  Free use of the disc golf course!! 
Guest introductions – Valerie introduces her husband John Mabie – member of the afternoon club.
ToniStudent Rotarians – Danny & Maggie from Hinsdale – please sign their sheets if you have not already.
Birthdays – Mark Ethier on 3/30 – Beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday!  Diane does guest appearance.
Anniversary – Bob Fagelson– 17 years on 4/2
Damon – Liked Dr. Seuss quote – Damon no longer a Hockey coach – has done is for 14 years for youth hockey.  Emotional day for both Damon and Torin.  He is a full-time runner now.  Here’s to many miles of hockey.  Aiden is 18 today.  Club has watched him grow up.  Three adults in the house now!
Ali – Encouraging brags today – be inspired. Big brag – KJ makes the greatest breakfast – Bethany and Allie enjoyed breakfast while Diane was out of town.  We will leave that it at that.   So much fun – great friend breakfast.  
Toni – Mini milestone – mailed last package to Kuwait as daughter come homes in May.  She has been in Kuwait since July.  Toni very excited to have her home.
Debbie Cox– Will be gone for the month of April – Trip to San Mateo and NC – will miss everyone while travelling.
Nick – for everyone who bowled last Saturday and was patient for his daughter that picked out her Minnie Mouse ball and purple roller.  Very special moment watching her have fun.
Marcy – IOU brag – end of swim team.  Rowen had a good event, but Marcy is happy not to have to transport to swim team.
Josh - Brag for daughter – got up at 5am this morning for rotary – was not feeling well so could not make it.  Great ski season.  Fast and learning fast.  She is figuring out on her own. 
Mark – announcement – sponsor little league in town. April 20th opening day Tech Rick throwing out first pitch.
Diane – Took granddaughter to dance competition.  Wonderful to see her dance.
Erin – Brag for Museum of African American culture in DC great experience enjoyed it as she has been on the road a lot teaching. Museum is very moving and important
Josh – Josh Davis – Story Tellers on a Mission at the Latchis – NPR story tellers. Fundraiser to Groundworks.  This Saturday at 7:30
Kevin – Fine everyone for pins.  Extra fine for not wearing U Houston Pin.  Go Coos??  Brag for Jeff Dunklee show how slick a dresser he is every week.  Special cowboy boots – setting the bar high. Way to go Jeff
Jon – Brag for Josh Unruh for Pints for Polio – Great Fundraiser – lots of fun – raised some money.  All Josh and the Whetstone.  Rotary Polio Beer is listed on the Whetstone board. 
Announcement -
Sadie – Thank you for last overflow dinner.  Pasta needed.  Need two people to make – please contact Sadie for help.  Main dish of Pasta.  Ali offered to make Pasta. 
Scholarship committee starting up very soon. Contact Sadie if you are interested in reading scholarships.  Community Service sheet is going around - please sign up. 
Mona – Reminder – if someone wants to host a student next year.  Need host families if we can do so.  Looking to talk to noon club to see if they can participate as well.  2- 4 families would be ideal.  Only 2 months each.  The more host families the best.  Better for the student experience.  If you are interested this is the time to reach out to Mona.  We might want to go to BUHS to see if they would accept students from families who live in NH. 
Debra – Bowling event last Saturday – Big Brother Big Sister 126.00 raised. 
Ali – April 1st Turner party – Wicked good time – Don’t feel bad if you can’t make it but we really would love it if you could – 5:30 cocktails 6:30 dinner $10 per person.  Student Rotarians are more than welcome to come. Monday night – not going to be too late.
Kevin – 11 people are doing a little tournament – he sent the email via link.  Still some time to join. Sandy Shriver believes he is already the winner but unfortunately, he is currently last.  Josh and Kevin have a debate on the relevance of this announcement. 
Kevin – In 2 weeks we will have a club wide vote on revised bylaws.  5-6 weeks worked on by committee.   Sandy thinks we can consider them brand new rather than amend them all.  Committee took template from Rotary International.  Significant changes.  Board has provided feedback. Will be sent out via email. Please review so that we can vote in two weeks.  Once they are reviewed, they will be put on website, so any new members can look.   Huge thank you to the committee!  This should be good for many years. 
Toni– old bylaws should be on the website for reference to compare. 
KJ – confirmed old bylaws in club runner
Jim V – Tom and Ali – Saturday to Hanover for training Treasurer and Secretary.
Student Rotarians Maggie – Town meeting – very busy – class ran concessions.  NHS – babysitting calendar fundraiser ends this Thursday.  Track just started.
Danny – Town meeting was first he sat in.  Hinsdale gets heated.  NHS babysitting as well.  Yankee Candle fundraiser 1500.  Five scholarships due in April.
Cards – Will won 9 of spades!!  50 something dollars
Kevin coffee is still available to be sold – supports scholarship.  12.00 per bag.  mostly ground left 4 bags left.  3 on 3 t shirts still available.  Give to sponsors
Invitation Pine Heights 4/23 1pm.  Volunteer appreciation lunch
Ali began conversation on Club Assembly and opened the opportunity for the rest of the meeting to go into groups.
In meeting service project – coming up in a couple of weeks.  Everyone in the club should be on at least one committee. 
Minor interruption with the chafing dishes burning.   Meeting close at 8:18
Respectfully submitted by Cindy Delgatto – please excuse any errors or omissions.