Upcoming Events
Meeting @TBH, Program: New Library Construction
Nov 13, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Meeting @TBH: Allison Baird on Miss America system
Nov 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gatsby Solheim
November 12
Jack Thompson
November 27
Spouse Birthdays
Deborah Snyder
November 5
Jack Garrison
November 16
Mary Garrison
November 16
Judy Harms
Phil Harms
November 26
Craig Snyder
Deborah Snyder
November 29
Join Date
Thomas Sorensen
November 1, 1988
31 years
Jim Fahrnbruch
November 3, 1971
48 years
Ron Benson
November 8, 2016
3 years
Russell Hampton
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Community programs with Rotary
Last week's meeting included a program by Crete Police officers and Fraternal Order of Police members, Dawn Jonas and Ron Koch, who along with other local law enforcement and first responders, collect toys and donations for Crete' toys for tots giveaway and additional Christmas giving opportunities. 
Shay Smith shared a little about Crete's toy giveaway history, which started with several Crete residents fixing toys and dolls and regifting them to children at Christmas time. Crete Sertoma Club got involved, growing the program from about 50 kids. Crete officers and the local agencies joined the program several years ago, and now give multiple toys each to over 400 kids from about 150 local families. FOP members, firefighters, and Saline County deputies now collect toys and donations outside Walmart on Thanksgiving weekend. Families are identified through Crete schools and are invited to the UCC Church on a day in early December to 'shop' from among the donated toys, games, and books.
Crete's program has spread throughout Saline County and helped start an additional program in Beatrice. Through generous donations, volunteers have been able to purchase more bikes, clothing, and tablets, which help fill the need for older teens in the program each year.

Tomorrow's Wednesday meeting will be a presentation from Crete Public Library Director Joy Stevenson on the new library construction process. The Nov. 19 meeting will host speaker Allison Baird, Doane University senior and Miss Kool-Aid Days, who will talk about her social impact initiative and the Miss America system.
 A reminder that dues are payable to Jim Johnson: $65 for the half year.