Dave Hoel thanked the Rotarians, spouses and family members who helped stuff prize slips and 400 pounds of jelly beans into 6,000 plastic eggs last Sunday.  The volunteers were very efficient this year, completing the task in about 2 hours. Thanks to Bev for providing the community room at Lakeside Homes, which makes the process so convenient.  Also a special thanks to Jim and Maureen O'Brien's three granddaughters, pictured below, who have been a regular part of the egg hunt crew for several years.  Rotarians are reminded to be at Driftwood park, on 5th St. NW, just West of Silver Lake Road, at 10AM on Saturday, April 5th to set up for the hunt.
NBMV Rotary is sponsoring 2 students to attend Camp RYLA again this year. RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  As the name implies, the 5 day camp helps high school students develop leadership and other skills through a variety of  physical, mental, emotional and intellectual challenges. We hope to have the students report to the club after the experience.
Paul Fournier will pass around the sign-up sheet again next Tuesday for the Jungle Theater`s "And The World Goes 'Round", an excellent musical revue. Mark your calendars now for either May 13th or 20th, and make sure to sign up next Tuesday or call Paul to reserve your seats.
Our guests today were Rotarians Marv Sorvala, and Mary Jo McGuire.
Sue Ager reminded us that the Eighth Annual Benedictine Gala will be held on Friday, May 1st, at St John The Baptist Catholic Church, 5:30PM.   Individual tickets are $60 and you need to reserve your spot by April 19th.  See Sue for more details.
The NYFS Leadership Luncheon will be held at the Midland Hills Country Club from 11:30AM to 1:00PM on Wednesday, May 6th.  Cindy Carlson and Bev Aplikowski are each hosting a table and they would love to have you join them.
Since today is the 5th Tuesday, a club assembly was held to review planning for the Gold Plate Dinner silent auction.  The silent auction is vital to the success of the fundraiser, so it's important that each club member contact businesses and friends to see if they might have something to donate.  We have only three weeks until the event so please make those contacts ASAP. We could also use some more volunteers to help with the silent auction, so contact Cindy Carlson or Mary Stuart if you can be of help.
We still have at least 30 tickets remaining to be sold for the dinner, so get out there and beat the bushes for friends and business associates that might enjoy this great event.  Please remember also to return your personal ticket reservation stub (with meal choices) to Bev by Tuesday, April 7th, so we can get an idea of where we stand on ticket sales.