September 1, 2015 Meeting Recap

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President Larry read the Paul Harris quote of the week. Tom reintroduced former member Chris Bijev who had to leave the club due to work travel. Sandy said work is being done on getting Chris back.

Larry said the upcoming weekend is full of big nights: Sept. 3 is Jackie’s Art Hop at Sorensen’s Studio; Sept 4 is adult opening of Storyland; and Sept 5 is the public grand reopening of Storyland

PROGRAM

Sally introduced Guy Adams, founder of Heart of the Horse, and Jack Hannah, who told the inspirational story of getting connected with the program which uses horses for therapy with children and adults with disabilities and special needs, and sang for us (see the videos). Guy referred to Jack as his singing sidekick and shared the background of the program. He showed video and slideshows of how being with the horses changes lives, and how the program teaches awareness and consideration for everyone. He noted they are working with veterans as well, often giving them a new lease on life. He said that working around horses brings back a sense of the joy of life and sense of purpose in working with the kids.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Robert announced the first upcoming Keyboard Concert at Fresno State

Sue is seeking chaperones for the Biola youth to attend the Keyboard Concert

BRAG BOARD

Larry to thank our program guests

Jackie 2 for our guests and her upcoming Art Hop

Sue for hiking at Florence Lake and Kaiser Pass

Laurel 2 for Interact kids everywhere and to honor and thank club members for supporting the Alzheimer’s Walk

Sally C for our speaker and Jack’s great songs

Robert 2 for Jack Hannah and closing escrow on his new house

Terri for guests and Jack Hannah

Terrance for the WOW Library Outreach and 100 new library cards issued out in the field

Larry reminded us the 5th Tuesday Sept 29 is dark and that evening is our event at Lomac Winery. A special notice will be sent

It’s such a pleasure to serve with everyone in the ONLY Cultural Arts Rotary Club in the World

Jacqueline L. Ryle
Cultural Arts Rotary of Fresno