We had good showing of Rotarians and guests from Washington, Canada, California, and La Quinta. It is always interesting to find out from visiting Rotarians how they raise money for their Clubs.

Lee Osborne led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Robert Wilkinson gave the invocation. President Dan thanked Dick Grund for hosting our club social at his house Thursday. A good time was had by all. Many thanks to Dick's wife Victoria for preparing the food and looking after the guests.

We have less than a week until our major fund raiser for the year, our golf tournament. All names need to be in now. If you do not have a foursome, we do a few single players. If you would like to come to the dinner, live auction and the awards ceremony, the cost is $28. I will need to know if you are coming as guarantees will be given for food and golf.

RYLA is coming up and our club is sending 8 students to participate. Rotarians At Work day is also coming up and the suggestion was made our Club could be involved with landscaping homes that need help. Walter Keating had the winning number with over $600 in the pot and two marbles in the bag. He was a $5 winner, next week someone will win the big prize.

Tom McDermott carried the basket for the Sergeant at Arms. Allan fined himself for being late; Bob Wright had a no make-up, along with Nick Kraushaar. Sandy Lauer had a few happy dollars for backing into a car and the owner said it was no big deal, Dan and his wife have new jobs, and Bill Cosgrove gave $20 just for the heck of it.

Our speaker was the Regional Director for the California Southland Chapter, Coachella Valley Alzheimer's Association, Stephen Harmon. His talk was both educational and enlightening. Over 4 million Americans have AD, 11,000 estimated in the Coachella Valley. 1 in 8 people have AD (65 & older) and 1 in 2 people (85 & older) have AD. Steve left us educational material worth reading about the 10 signs of Alzheimer's and how to keep your mind active.