JULY 6 Committees met and made suggestions for the 2012-2013 Rotary Year
JULY 13 Doyle Fink presented a program about the history and activities of the American Legion.
JULY 20 Dennis Johnson, County Executive Director (Oregon, Howell, Shannon, Reynolds) Farm Service Agency, presented an informative program on the current drought conditions in Missouri and the services that are available under the current Farm Bill.
JULY 27 Dan Chappell presented a program on his sister, Kathy Chappell's, medical mission trips to Haiti. She is a nurse and goes to Haiti two or more times a year.
AUGUST 3 Wendell Ragsdale discussed the "Importance of Passing on Knowledge to Future Generations."
AUGUST 10 Bob Cicigoi presented a program on his hobby of raising Piedmontese cattle.
AUGUST 17 Melissa Welch, District Conservationist for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, gave an informative program on various programs available to farmers from this agency.
AUGUST 24 Jeffrey Pogue, candidate for Missouri House of Representatives 143rd District, presented information on his education and career background.
AUGUST 31 Jennifer Crowe presented an informative program on Money.
SEPTEMBER 7 Committees met.
SEPTEMBER 14 Logan Russell and Lindsey Ragsdale, students at Mammoth Spring High School, presented a program on their trip to Washington, D. C.
SEPTEMBER 21 Heather Fisher presented an informative program about the Ozark Small Business Incubator in West Plains. She discussed the services offered to existing businesses or for people wanting to start a business.
SEPTEMBER 28 District Governor Mark Pearce was the speaker.
OCTOBER 5 Thayer High School Football Coach, Billy Webber, updated the club on the new district alignment as well as new playoff rules. He also discussed the 2012 Schedule and Team.
OCTOBER 12 Jean Pace presented an interesting program on the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR.
OCTOBER 19 Gary Hirsch, owner of the All Things New Store in the Log Village, presented an interesting program about the different items that they sell.
OCTOBER 26 Committees met.
NOVEMBER 2 Josh McDaniel from the Thayer Police Department discussed the "Shop With a Cop" program which will be Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Thayer Wal Mart.
NOVEMBER 9 Kim Greer presented an overview of her Scentsy Business.
NOVEMBER 16 No Program
NOVEMBER 23 No Meeting
DECEMBER 7 FBLA from Thayer High School presented the program.
DECEMBER 14 Choir from Mammoth Spring High School presented a seasonal music program. They were directed by Mr. McNabb.
DECEMBER 21 Gaylon Justus presented the Christmas Story as recorded in Luke.
JANUARY 4 Harry Kelly presented a video on the lumber industry at the turn of the 20th century in Grandin, MO. For several years in the late 1800s and into 1900s it was the largest sawmill in the United States.
JANUARY 11 Beverly Rogers from Hand of Hope Kitchen in Thayer spoke about the mission of the Kitchen, needs of the Kitchen, and number of people served since it began.
JANUARY18 Scott Greer from the University of Missouri Extension Program discussed the 4-H Shooting Sports Program in Oregon County.
JANUARY 25 Lynn Hobbs and Mike Crase from KKountry 95 presented a program on the upcoming St. Jude's Radiothon on February 13.
FEBRUARY 1 Shane Cummings, Marketing Director from Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas, presented an informative program on the history and programs offered at the Theatre.
FEBRUARY 8 Chuck Satterfield, from Three Rivers Hospice, presented a program about hospice and the services offered.
FEBRUARY 15 Yancy Walker, Head Coach for MSU-WP Grizzlies, presented a program reviewing his background, current players, and the current season remaining.
FEBRUARY 22 Kenneth McKenzie, new member, gave a report about his background and current position as Executive Director of Oregon County Ambulance Service.
MARCH 1 Sarah Seagraves from the Federal Fish Hatchery gave an update on the new education center. They hope to open by Memorial Day.
MARCH 8 Scott Ream presented a program on new technology in eye care.
MARCH 15 Steve Russell presented a program on his family's adoption of a daughter, Carly, from China.
MARCH 22 Matt Pitts, Head Basketball and Baseball Coach from Thayer High School, discussed the basketball season and team members.
MARCH 29 Maryn White, granddaughter of Mary Lea Shehorn, presented a program on her experience with severe ulcerative colitis.
APRIL 5 Dan Chappell's son presented a program on his work as a Park Ranger in Alaska and Glacier National Park.
APRIL 12 Winston Tucker, owner of Fin to Fur, discussed the Red White Blue BBQ Event that he has organized for July 5-6.
APRIL 19 Dr. Ritter from Ozarka College discussed the nursing program that they plan to start in Mammoth Spring by January 2014.
APRIL 26 Samantha Huckabee discussed her Science Fair Project entitled, "The Effect of R-alpha Lipoic Acid on Edelfosine's Ability to Eradicate Saccharonyces Cerevisiae." She will be taking it to Arizona to compete in an international Science Fair.
MAY 3 Rachel Luster, discussed the Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op.
MAY 10 The Eleven Point Anglers presented information about their organization.
MAY 17 Jan Shields from Christos House Outreach Advocate for Carter, Oregon, and Shannon counties talked about the services available for abuse victims in these counties.
MAY 24 Loren Whetsell presented a program on Geo-caching.
MAY 31 Merle Williams presented a video program on his six day float trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
JULY 8 2011-2012 Committees met
JULY 15 Regina Caldwell from the Bank of Thayer presented a program on recent and future activities of the Thayer Community Betterment Association.
JULY 22 Past District Governor Joe Beltz and Larry Price from the Mountain View Club presented a program titled "Don't Meth With Us." This is a program designed for fifth grade students concerning making choices and the dangers of methamphetamine.
JULY 29 District Governor Rita Esterly presented the program outlining RI changes, District Goals, and ways that we can strengthen our local club.
AUGUST 5 Club Assembly
AUGUST 12 Doyle Fink presented two videos about the Rotary Foundation Peace Scholars Program.
AUGUST 19 153rd District Representative Steve Cookson presented a program on current issues in the Missouri House of Representatives.
AUGUST 26 Sarah Seagraves, Education and Outreach Biologist from the Federal Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring, presented an interesting program that was an overview of the new Aquatic Education Building that is under construction and main activities of the Hatchery.
SEPT 2 Club Assembly
SEPT 9 Loren Whetsell presented a program on Boy Scout Troup 102 in Alton. He discussed the leadership opportunities, character building activities, and camping.
SEPT 16 Ron Helm, Vice President of Student Services at Ozarka College presented a program about the current status of the college.
SEPT 23 Yancy Walker, MSU-WP Grizzlies Head Basketball Coach, presented the program and discussed the team members and this year's schedule.
SEPT 30 Scott Ream presented an interesting program on his Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity trip to Sri Lanka in July. His group worked with Rotary Clubs in that country to provide services to people who have no access to vision services otherwise.
OCT 7 Sarah Kenyon from the University of Missouri Extension Office in Alton, MO, presented a program on hunger and the Hungry Children of Oregon County Backpack Program.
OCT 14 Jerry Arnold, Spiritual Counselor at Three Rivers Hospice presented a program on the services provided by Three Rivers.
OCT 21 Catharine McPherson presented an overview of the "Don't Meth With Us" Program that will be presented to 5th grade students in area schools.
OCT 28 Cairn Vandenbosch from the Willow Springs Rotary Club presented a program about the Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure Literacy program that they do with 2nd grade students in Willow Springs.
NOV 4 Megan and Kelley Orr of Alton presented a program on their trip to Israel.
NOV 11 Jason Greer presented a program on the "National Archery in the Schools Program" that he helped get started in Thayer School (grades 4-12). Other area schools have adopted or are planning to adopt the program.
NOV 18 Jason Greer presented a program on the Rotary Foundation.
DEC 2 Mike Harber presented a program on his experiences in the music business. He plans to write a book.
DEC 9 Rotarian Loren Whetsell read the Cajun "Night Before Christmas" and Meghan Hedden presented a DVD of the Thayer High School Cheerleaders state competition where they received First Place in the 2A Large Division.
DEC 16 The Couch High School Choir performed Christmas music under the direction of Kristin Parker.
JAN 6 Committees met.
JAN 13 Greg Stephens, Field Representative for National Rifle Association for Arkansas, presented a program about the activities of the NRA.
JAN 20 Matthew Kantola from Grand Gulf State Park presented a program on recent activities at the park.
JAN 27 Bob Eckman, Lynn Hobbs, and Mike Crase presented a program about St. Jude's Hospital and the February 8 St. Jude's Radiothon.
FEB 3 Thayer High School FBLA members Courtney Horton, Nicole Lundry, and Laken Martin presented an outstanding program on "The Dangers of Driving and Texting." This is one of the presentations they will give at the District Competition on Friday, Feb. 17. Their sponsor is Nikki Cunningham.
FEB 10 Rotary Auction committees met.
FEB 17 Joe Garrison presented Rotary Auction information to members.
FEB 24 Father Mike Kyle from All Saints Episcopal Church in West Plains presented a program on "World Peace."
MAR 2 Member Linda Prebble presented an interesting program on Sioux Nation History and Culture. She previously worked for two different Indian Reservations.
MAR 9 Wendell Bailey from Willow Springs discussed the Multicommunity Advancement Plan that he is organizing to increase the income and educational levels in south central Missouri by a comprehensive strategic effort.
MAR 16 Catharine McPherson presented a humorous program on roping a deer to feed out.
MAR 23 Jenny Underwood presented a program on the upcoming "Go Green Festival" on April 21-22 and other "green" activities in this area.
MAR 30 Joe Garrison reviewed the plans and work schedule for the Rotary Auction.
APR 6 Kim Douglas of Thayer presented an interesting program on bees and beekeeping.
APR 13 Liz Williams, Thayer Elementary School art teacher, discussed the art program and shared samples of student work.
APR 20 Russ Gant presented a program on the West Plains Motor Speedway, its history, and economic impact on our area.
APR 27 Thayer High School science students, Lauren Hargus and Jamie Hedden each discussed their science fair project. Both projects are entered in the International Science Fair in Pittsburg.
MAY 4 Mark Vizza, 2012 graduate of Couch High School, presented an interesting program about autism.
MAY 11 Rotarian Merle Williams present a program on his educational background and his hobby of making jewelry using the "lost wax casting" method.
MAY 18 Larry Lindeman, Outdoor Skills Specialist for the MO Dept. of Conservation, gave an update on the Elk Restoration Project in Missouri. He also discussed the various projects with which he works.
MAY 25 Scott McWilliams, Private Land Services, MO Dept. of Conservation, presented a program on the Elk Program on Peck Ranch and the Black Bear Research Project.
JUNE 1 Charity Simer, Music Teacher from Thayer Elementary School, discussed a grant that she had applied for to involve the community in school activities. The elementary school will work with senior citizens from Fun and Friends Senior Center in the areas of science, music, and art.
JUNE 8 David Crews, Sarah Kenyon, and Willis Mushrush from the Oregon County Extension Service presented a program on the services offered by their agency.
JUNE 15 Tammy Hathcock presented a program about Drury University course and degree offerings in Thayer.
JUNE 22 George Underwood, Oregon County Sheriff, presented a program about his background and the responsibilities, personnel, organization, budget, and functions of the Sheriff's offfice.
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