Visiting Rotarians: Patty Rice -- past Asst. Distr. Gov. (Oxford Hills), Beth Abbott  (Oxford Hills -- Past. Pres.)

Guests: Matt Ruby -- speaker  (Hatch), Kevin Annis -- upperclass student of the month (Hart), Nancy Annis -- parent  (Hart)Jessica Kelly -- underclass student of the month  (Hart), Michael Kelly parent  (Hart),Teresa Kelly -- parent  (Hart)

Members We Missed: Blair, Cole, Crockett, Dennis, Mann, Murphy, Roma, Thrall, Wight

Matt Ruby described, in a most entertaining way, his background and activities leading up to his current position as Head of School at Gould Academy.  Matt was born in Boston, grew up in Montana, attended high school in Houston, and lived in Virginia and Pennsylvania prior to his next-previous position as Associate Head of School at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Minnesota.   He obtained a bachelor's degree frrom Carleton College in Minnesota, where he met his wife Kathy, and later obtained a master's degree from the University of Minnesota.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and in the private sector in the trucking business, prior to entering the education field which he came to realize was his path.  His long range goal at Gould is to make the school the most agile and creative school around, in deling with the changes that are happening in the field of education and in the world in general. 

~ Walter