Summary of Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Breakfast Meeting – May 10, 2018
Prayer: Chris
This Day in History: 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train, and the West would surely lose some of its wild charm with the new connection to the civilized East.
Happy Dollars: Rob
  • Rob – Welcome guests – families of Carleton Clinch and Andy Topp, Doug Dittrick
  • Steve – memorial dollar for Carleton
  • Lisa – memorial dollar
  • John – Carleton’s family
  • Tammy – Carleton, good work of the membership committee
  • Betty – Carleton was a dignified gentleman
  • Dan, Mike, Bill, Glenn, Rob – memorial dollars for Carleton
  • Barbara – the club lost two spiritual leaders
  • Mary Ann – Carleton was an eloquent individual, shared story of brother who died piloting plane, husband having knee replacement surgery in the coming days
  • Ashok – Temple said prayer for Andy Topp’s family
  • Chris – shared story of first meeting Carleton in a courtroom and his integrity
Announcements – Tammy
  • May 17 – President’s Ball
  • May 19 – Habitat for Humanity
  • June 14 – New President’s dinner
Mike – Reflections on Carleton
  • Had unbelievable style that approached issues with an optimistic attitude
  • Wonderful ability to connect with people
Janel Clinch – Reflections
  • Married to Carleton for 43 years and always had her back
  • Member of Rotary for 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed experience. Shared story of Carleton looking for local Rotary club while vacationing in Bermuda.
50-50 Winner and 4-Way Leader – Betty