JULY 1 Club Assembly - Committees
JULY 8 Bobby Simpson from Salem, MO presented a program on his background and current status in the 143rd District.
JULY 15 Courtney Furgerson, Community Manager from American Cancer Society, presented a program on the American Cancer Society Festival that will be held in Oregon County on August 27.
JULY 22 Madison Vanginhovin, an FBLA member at Mammoth Spring High School, presented a program on the National FBLA Convention that she attended in Atlanta in June. She was a voting delegate and competed in Accounting I competition.
JULY 29 Member Doyle Fink gave an informative program on Home Safety.
AUGUST 5 Billie Webber, Thayer High School Head Football Coach, presented a program outlining the 2016 schedule and team roster.
AUGUST 12 Gary Stolba, Owner of Legit Speedway, discussed his background in racing and shared information about the racetrack.
AUGUST 19 Jessica Moran from Southern Missouri Community Health Center discussed the medical services provided at the Center.
AUGUST 26 Chris Popp, MSU-WP Basketball Coach, presented a program on the 2016-2017 team roster, type of offense, and defense style.
SEPTEMBER 2 Member Scott Ream presented a program on his recent VOSH trip to Nepal.
SEPTEMBER 9 Dr. Drew Bennett, Chancellor of SMSU-WP presented an update on the West Plains campus and plans to renovate the Post Office Building.
SEPTEMBER 16 District Governon David Bixler presented a program on Polio Plus and the Foundation.
SEPTEMBER 23 Rebecca Eckman, Kim Harralston, and Konnie Haney presented a program on the upcoming Fall Festival in Thayer on October 8.
SEPTEMBER 30 Thayer Mayor Kenny Cotham presented a program on projects going on in Thayer.
OCTOBER 7 Jordan Gower discussed his participation in Boys State this year. Doyle Fink reviewed changes in Thayer businesses since the 1950s.
OCTOBER 14 Matthew Price, grandson of PDG Joe Beltz, presented a program on his participation in RYLA.
OCTOBER 21 Doyle Fink discussed the latest statistics on the eradication of polio. Mike Harber discussed having dreams and medical procedures used on his broken leg.
OCTOBER 28 Mark Risner presented a program on his outdoor photography and wildlife conservation.
NOVEMBER 2 Ruth Stevens presented a program on the Rotary Foundation which is 100 years old this year.
NOVEMBER 9 Brent Campbell and Derek Houston from the South Central Drug Task Force presented a program on drug use and trends in their jurisdiction.
NOVEMBER 16 Matt Pitts, Boys Head Basketball Coach at Thayer High School, presented a program about the 2016-17 season including the roster and schedule.
NOVEMBER 30 Dr. Dennis Lancaster, Cathy Boys, and Sheila Barton from Missouri State University in West Plains presented a program on the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology that will be opening on the W. P. Campus.
DECEMBER 7 Couch High School Show Choir under the direction of Kristin Parker presented a Christmas musical program.
DECEMBER 14 Thayer High School Choir under the direction of Cathy Deckard presented a Christmas musical program.
JANUARY 4 Nikki Cunningham, FBLA sponsor at Thayer High School, and two of her students, Grace Cochran and Charles West, presented a program on the "New Shoes November" project.
JANUARY 11 Heidi Robertson from the Lions Club presented a program on the organization and its service projects.
JANUARY 18 Mike Crase from KKountry 95 presented a program on St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the upcoming Radiothon.
JANUARY 25 Evaline Harper, a student at Couch High School, presented a musical bagpipe program.
FEBRUARY 1 Heather Fisher, Executive Director of Ozarks Small Business Incubator, presented a program on how to support rural economic development by investing in small businesses.
FEBRUARY 8 Jacob Simers and Alexa Ramsey, EAST Lab students at Mammoth Spring High School, presented a program on their "Bear Necessities Clothing Closet" service project. The facility is open Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-5:30 for familiies to get clothing, household items, etc.
FEBRUARY 15 Roy Crouch, Employment & Education Specialist from Missouri State University - West Plains, presented an update on the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology Project.
FEBRUARY 22 Amanda Hall, FNBC Passport Club Director, presented a program on the travel opportunities and other programs available with the Passport Club membership.
MARCH 1 Doyle Fink presented a program on Safety including safety in the home as well as driving safety.
MARCH 8 Mayor of Thayer, Ken Cotham, presented an update of current projects in the City of Thayer.
MARCH 15 Kathy Mann, Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Howell, Oregon, Carter, and Shannon Counties, presented a program on how CASA works.
MARCH 22 Jason Greer presented a program on the new Hunter Education Program curriculum and training.
JULY 10 Whitney Burrell, Community Manager for Relay for Life, presented a program reviewing the history of Relay for Life and the services offered by the American Cancer Society.
JULY 17 Ayden Henry and Braydon Pender presented an interesting program on their experiences at Boys State.
JULY 24 President Steve Russell presented a program about the 2015-2016 Rotary year and reviewed the club's budget and planned activities.
JULY 31 District Governor Steve Dulle discussed Rotary Goals and service to our community and the world.
AUGUST 7 Jimmie Edwards, Director of Marketing at the Ozark Folk Center in Mt. View, AR, presented an overview of what is happening at the Folk Center as well as the Special Events that are planned for this season.
AUGUST 14 Melissa Morgan and Robert Baugh presented a program on services offered by Ozark Family Resource Agency.
AUGUST 21 Larry Forschler and Cody Dalton from SCOCOG (South Central Ozark Council of Governments) discussed a proposed walking trail plan below Highway 63 near the current Warmfork Park and possible grants that are available through SCOCOG.
AUGUST 28 Abel Perez reported on the Back to School Fair that was held on August 5. There were 250 students who participated.
SEPTEMBER 4 Joseph Trantham, District Construction Engineer & Safety Officer for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, discussed the Highway 63 Project at Mammoth Spring.
SEPTEMBER 11 Member Kim Greer presented a program on "Happiness." She gave several strategies that we can use to improve our happiness.
SEPTEMBER 18 Member Kim Greer demonstrated some different exercises to help relieve stress.
SEPTEMBER 25 Starr Kohler, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Missouri Office on Aging, presented a program on the services offered by her agency.
OCTOBER 2 Rotarian Bob Cicigoi presented a program about the difficulties experienced by Italian immigrants and some of their outstanding achievements.
OCTOBER 9 Jamie Gundel, University of Missouri Extension Agronomist, presented a program on the services provided by his office.
OCTOBER 16 Ben Sims, author of the novel, The Third Anomaly, presented a program on his background and how he came to write a book. He also discussed the process of getting published.
OCTOBER 23 Yancy Walker, Head Basketball Coach at MSU-WP, presented a program on the 2015-16 Players and Schedule. He announced that January 9 would be "Thayer" night.
OCTOBER 30 Club Assembly-Committees Met
NOVEMBER 6 Member Allen Moss, Couch School Superindent, talked about the need for volunteers at Oregon County Recycling Center, the option to purchase about 2,500 acres known as Frederick Creek Ranch by Department of Natural Resources to make primitive camping sites, and the recent ADA approved playground at Couch School that was completed during the summer.
NOVEMBER 13 Sarah Seagraves, Biologist from the Federal Fish Hatchery, gave an update on the new facility and activities that are planned.
NOVEMBER 20 The Thayer High School Choir under the direction of Cathy Deckard presented a musical program.
DECEMBER 4 Dr. Josh Cotter, Assistant Director of the South Central Career Center, presented an interesting program about the courses and vocational certificates available at the Career Center.
DECEMBER 11 Couch Show Choir under the direction of Kristin Parker presented a Christmas musical program.
DECEMBER 18 Marcus Orf, Thayer High School Agri Teacher, presented a program on the improvements made to their Greenhouse using Rotary Simplified Grant Funds.
JANUARY 8 Josh Reeves, Director of OMC Facilities Planning and Development, reviewed plans for the new OMC Thayer-Mammoth Spring Clinic to be built at Hwy 63 and Old Hwy 63.
JANUARY 15 Terri Wrenfrow of the Oregon County Food Pantry presented a program on the number of families served, where food is purchased, the Senior Box program, and fundraising.
JANUARY 22 NO MEETING - BAD WEATHER
JANUARY 29 Mike Crase from KKountry 95 presented a program on the St. Jude's Radiothon that will be held on February 10.
FEBRUARY 5 Cynthia Haigler, Hospice Care Consultant from Hospice Compassus, presented a program outlining the services provided by hospice.
FEBRUARY 12 Committee meetings.
FEBRUARY 19 Nick Lenczycki, Director of Aviation at Ozarka College, presented a program on their Aviation Program.
FEBRUARY 26 Bob Cicigoi and Leslie Roberts presented a program on Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisals.
MARCH 4 Loanne Sauvageon, Rotary Exchange Student from France with the West Plains Noon Club, presented a program about her background and experiences in the US.
MARCH 11 Abel Perez and Terri Wrenfrow discussed the proposed Boys and Girls Club of Oregon County.
MARCH 18 Matt Simpson, Mammoth Spring High School Band Instructor, discussed the band program, Class 1A Competition, and need for new uniforms.
MARCH 25 Martin Winslow from Ozark Christian Academy in West Plains discussed Bethlehem Christian Academy in Zambia, Africa. Jack Bates and Josh Drummond of the West Plains Sunrise Club discussed the possibility of the two Rotary Clubs in West Plains, Mt. View, Willow Springs, and Thayer-Mammoth Spring joining together to apply for a grant from RI to provide clean water for the two locations of Bethlehem Christian Academy in Zambia.
APRIL 1 Jason Smith, Eighth District Congressman, presented a review on current legislation being considered in the Congress.
APRIL 8 Steve Biffle, School Resource Officer at Thayer School, updated members on how his program has evolved and the various roles that he fills at the school.
APRIL 15 Rachel Luster from the Oregon County Coop in Alton discussed the progress they have made and plans to build a building on the Square in Alton.
APRIL 22 Susan Frazier, Associate Director of Admissions at Southwest Baptist Univerity Cabool Campus, presented a program on the history and current status of the University.
APRIL 29 Logan Stone, Chairman of the North Central Arkansas Food Bank, presented the program.
MAY 6 Holly Johansen presented a program on Autism and her experiences as the parent of an autistic child.
MAY 13 Jason McNabb and Matt Simpson, music teachers at Mammoth Spring School, presented an enjoyable musical program.
MAY 20 Dewayne French presented a program about the Children's Home in Paragould.
MAY 27 Club Assembly - Committees met.
JUNE 3 Rachel McDonald, 4-H Oregon County Director, discussed the upcoming Oregon County Fair.
JUNE 10 Jason Jennings, Thayer Police Department, presented a program on "Scams That We Need to Avoid."
JUNE 17 Eric King, Chief Deputy of the Oregon County Sheriff's office, presented an overview of the Sheriff's Department for the past few years.
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