Guests:  (scholarship recipients) Jordan Kulig  (Finley) and Autum Morin  (Finley)

Members We Missed:  Blair, Cole, Dennis, Fraher, Kulik, Murphy, Smith, Steven

Christmas for Children donations are going well, it was reported, having reached $11,500 through Dec. 20. 

The Jan. 6 social, which will replace the morning meeting, will be at 6:00 at the Sudbury Inn's Bistro.

The two scholarship recipients gave a brief rundown of their educational plans and career aspirations.

Bob Laux's program presentation had the theme of building relationships in the community, and Rotary's part in this.  He noted that it is particularly difficult for people with disabilities to become connected and active in the community, and that this as an area for Rotarians to ask "How can I help?"  One of the best ways for a person to feel connected is work side-by-side with other community members on a project for community enhancement or for assisting those in need.  To the extent Rotary can facilitate such endeavors -- i.e., helping other people to help -- everybody benefits, including the Rotary club who has a good chance of attracting someone to join.  The Spirit of Rotary can be contagious.