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May 24, 2012

Scott MacDonald greeted us as we gathered at the Owego Treadway. There were 14 members present.

After enjoying lunch President Scott MacDonald rang the bell and called us to order for the official meeting. Scott led us in the Pledge and Lew offered the Blessing.

Since there were no Key Clubbers or guests we moved directly to the 50/50 drawing. Steve Solomon and Jim McFadden had the winning tickets but were unable to find the ace. Steve toured the room collecting fines.

Dan Sloat added a happy dollar for Katy Standinger being in the paper for the Pippin play at Ti-Ahwaga Players. Lew & Amy were happy that Philip Phillips won American Idol. Bill Motsko is excited for a long weekend with clams and beer. Scott was happy for the members who helped with the highway cleanup.

Our speaker was Joan Davis who spoke to us about the Family Reading Partnership. They are a volunteer organization who will accept and appreciate any donations. Their goal is to help one child at a time and one book at a time.

They have partnered with WIC handing out books to low income families. The red crates are in various doctors office’s, dmv, & Cornell cooperative extension for families to get books. They handed out 9,851 books in 2011 and to date this year they have handed out 5,938 books to children.

Announcements: Strawberry Festival – June 15th & 16th - There is a sign up sheet to help with each day. We will be in front of Tom Clark’s from 5-8:30 Friday night and 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday. Dan is looking for donations from club members for cases of water and 10 bags of ice. We are also in need for a large ice chest to borrow if anyone has one. Pre-sale tickets will be available next week. We will be raffling off a gift certificate to Price Chopper. Bill Motsko is hosting a program committee meeting on Thursday May 31st at 11:30 at the Treadway. Come join us for lunch at Noon on Thursdays at the Owego Treadway and invite a current member (or a prospective member) to come along too!

Amy Hoke