Our guest today was Dr. Jenny Yi-chun Kuo.   Jenny was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 1998 and is now at the University of Minnesota as a Fulbright Scholar.  We hope to arrange for Jenny to speak to our club sometime soon.
District 42 Senator Jason Isaacson was scheduled to be our presenter today but a sick child prevented him from joining us today.  Nyle Zikmund gave an impromptu presentation about the John C. Campbell Folk School.  Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.  Nyle and Terry just got back from another week at the Folk School.  Nyle took another class in woodturning and Terry learned about small scale tapestry weaving.  Nyle’s small class was led by master turner John Keeton.  Nyle walked us through the process of designing, turning and finishing a wooden cremation urn.  The degree of complexity and precision required for this level of wood turning is astounding and Nyle was clearly in awe of Keeton’s craftsmanship and teaching ability.  Here are some examples of John Keeton wood turnings.
For more information about the Folk School, click John C. Campbell Folk School
We’ve all received an email from District 5960 regarding this year’s Strike Out Polio campaign.  I’m including the matching recognition points section of that email as a reminder and encouragement to contribute to the Strike Out Polio campaign this fall.  Details are below:
RECOGNITION: We will reward and recognize people who give at two levels:
SPARE!: Give at least $100 to PolioPlus before November 20th and the donation will be matched 1:1 with Recognition Points.
STRIKE!!: Give at least $365 (equivalent of $1/day) to PolioPlus during this campaign and we will utilize Recognition Points to award a Paul Harris Fellowship!
Thanks for being champions of this effort.  We look forward to working with you to promote our STRIKE OUT POLIO Challenge as we encourage all members to give to PolioPlus.
Please feel free to call or email Joe Stahlmann if you have any questions about the campaign at (210) 867-2569 or jts@mocasystems.com.