Posted by Jim Garrett
Rather than the normal invocation, President Kim Moore began the meeting with a prayer pf thanksgiving for our beautiful weather, the myriad blessings of Pagosa, and the energy and effort of Rotarians to make ours a better world. 
John Duvall followed by leading a lusty rendition of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”
Turning to business, Kim reminded all of the Installation Dinner on June 28, at which president-in-waiting Shellie Peterson will ascend to the seat of power.  The dinner will be at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse.  Tickets are $25, and include drinks and dinner.
In addition, Kim announced there will be a celebration of the memory of the late Joe Donovan on Thursday June 14, 5:30 pm at Pagosa Brewing Co.
John Shepard then announced nominees for Grand Marshal of the Fourth of July Parade: Terri House, Jason Cox, Mark and Wanda Crane and Patty Tillerson.
Rotary scholarship winner Kyle Garcia then stepped forward to express thanks for the award.  Kyle, who had been unable to attend the prior meeting when other winners accepted their scholarships, said he would be attending the University of Utah, to study business management.
Rotary’s newest members, Georgette Baumgardner, Alan Roth, and Saundra Houston, were then welcomed into the fold by President Kim.
Following this announcement of our increasing numbers, Larry McClintock disclosed that Rotary will also be increasing dues to $60/quarter.  Better buy a new abacus Larry, to keep track of all the revenue.
Brazilian exchange student Laura Delgado then reported that the next day (June 1st) would be her last day of school at Pagosa Springs High School.  She added it seemed as if the first day was only yesterday, she had so much fun.  Laura said she will be in town for another month, and will be attending the Rotary Youth Leadership camp.
In the absence of Maestro Betty “Bubbles” Switzer, there was only a single Sunshine/Shower: the spontaneous lament of Nick Tallent of a new street light installed outside his home, showering him with light pollution.  “No stars,” exclaimed Nick.