Posted by Sam Pittmon
Pledge of Allegiance:  Our speaker Tanya Hamilton

Invocation: Pat Love offered an inspirational quote by  a famous Persian poet Rumi: “The wound is where the light enters you”.

Song led by Betty Switzer: You are my sunshine

Visiting Rotarian: Ken Rogers of Pagosa  Mountain  Rotary. He announced that with the help of several of our Rotary members serving drinks at the county fair they sold 2100 drinks for a total of $8200.00.

 Guest of Rotarian: Roberta Tolan introduced her husband, David Karan of Pagosa Springs.

Betty Switzer: Colton Castro who is one of our 2018 Scholarship recipients. Colton presented to our club a thank you card and in it he wrote “I want to thank you all for choosing me to be a scholarship recipient and I ‘m excited to show all of you my college experience. It will be an honor to represent The Rotary at Colorado State. I will do my best to return home and attend a meeting so I can update all of you on how I am doing. Again, thank you for your time and kindness. GO RAMS!! Sincerely, Colton Castro

Announcements: President Shellie passed out three sign-up sheets for members to pick their preferred committee involvement.  She encouraged Rotary Members to attend Chamber After Hours event at Motel SoCo on August 22.

Joe Bridges announced the death of Tony’s Father . Tony is the owner of Pagosa Brewing that host our weekly meetings.

Kim Moore gave us an update on Bill Darling’s struggle with cancer. He apparently is in remission but his immune system is compromised so he is unable to be out in public for several months.  Kim also gave notice that Joe Donavan’s family sent a card of appreciation for the Rotary video that was sent after his passing.
Jeff Switzer request the need for additional help with meeting set/up.
Betty Switzer then celebrated August Birthdays of eight Rotarians including the four present: Greg Booher, Linda Verrips, Mike Vanover and last but not least herself with the “Happy Birthday” song. 

Betty then announced the Rotary Club of Pagosa membership Anniversaries of  Bill Darling and Dave Richardson at 13, Mike Beckel at 5 years, Neal Johnson at 2 year and Greg /Donna Wynn at 1 year. She then reminded us all of another infamous anniversary: The passing of Elvis Presley on August 16, 1977 and there was a collective moan or was it a groan.

Sunshine and Showers: Codie Wilson suggested that Todd Pitcher had recently undergone stem cell therapy instead of knee surgery. Sue Walan was happy to be back after being away for several months. Pat Love showered Betty and Jeff Switzer for participating in a couples question and answers study and invited other couples to participate in the study. Livia Lynch shared sunshine for a recent successful “farewell to college tuition” vacation to Italy and Greece with her two adult children.

President Shellie recognized our waiter Carlos for service well done.

Rotary Raffle ticket winner this week was Bob Eggleston who failed to pull the ace of spades.