Thursday, August 2, 2018 7:00 am
We opened with the Bonhoeffer reading and Allan led us in a prayer.Members presentBert Ackermann xKit Barrett xLarry Beach xRoy Biberdorf xJim BrockJim CampbellJoe Cate xLarry Crowson xRick Deaderick xAllen Douglass xBill GravesLes Hargrove xGary HarperMonty Harris xJim Hodge xEmmitt Howard xJoe JohnstonTom Ladd xJud LaughterEd LesterDanny Maddox xMike MartinezDonald McGavin xAndrew Morehead xGreg O’Connor xHerky Payne xBill PerryJim PhillipsJohn RobertsonSam RotoloBob SowellJohn Threadgill xCurtis Tipton xDalton TownsendBob Wadley xRoyd Walker xBurke Wallace xRon WellsTerry Wertz xAllan Willoughby xBill Wood xANNOUNCEMENTS: FAMILY PROMISE – Set-Up is on August 19 at 3:00pm, Tear-Down is on August 26 at 7:00am. Please lend a hand – the more, there merrier!
FAMILY PROMISE PASTA COOK-OFF is on August 25.
TYSON HOUSE – Terry will get food at 4:00pm. Serve at 5:00pm.
“THINGS LEFT UNDONE” – Following Father Brett’s presentation, in which he made reference to “things left undone” and particularly pointed out his disappointment at not structuring the Other Brothers in a manner that more closely resembled the BSA. Community service, mentorship and transitional planning to address the closer interaction of the two groups with a view to more integration in the future. Bob Wadley and Royd Walker volunteered to meet with the OB to begin discussions. The Other Brothers will provide a member to do a bio presentation at our meetings on a monthly basis – Dustin Schrimpster will join us on September 6.
PROGRAMS PLANNING – We discussed the task of filling the void left as Les Hargrove retires from the position of Programs Director. We have called for 6-8 volunteers to take responsibility for the Programs collectively. Allan and Monty volunteered to take part in the process.
PROGRAM THIS WEEK – Janice Testerman, Young-Williams Animal Center. Janice gave a very comprehensive overview of the operations and services delivered by Young-Williams Animal Center. The facilities, which have over 60 employees and 600 volunteers, have developed an impressive record of care for Knoxville are pets. Last year, over 10,000 animals were taken in of which 90% had positive adoption and fostering placement. Their mantra of “will not euthanize for space” is supported by a full Adoption Team, Intake Team (reuniting strays with owners), Shelter Medical Team, Animal Care Team and Placement Team. The economic impact of the volunteer component was over $350,000 in 2017. What a great resource for our community!
PROGRAM NEXT WEEK – : Jen Russamanno ‘Two Chicks and a Farm’
BREAKFAST NEXT WEEK – Allen DouglassPRAYER REQUESTS: Sam Rotolo, Jim and Pam Brock, Paul and MaryLee Bergeron, Bob Barnes, Jim Bowers, Dana – Les’s Grand Daughter – just starting college, Macy, Royd’s daughter – senior at high school.We closed with the Prayer of St Andrews