Tom McDermott opened the meeting with the pledge to the Flag and Doug Motz gave the invocation. We had a returning visitor from the Waikiki Rotary Club and a visitor from Washington State.

The microphone has returned to the meeting and worked well after a few adjustments. Things are coming together for President Dan.

Dan announced the October 12th Board Meeting will be held at Embassy Suites in Old Town La Quinta. The Board is hoping this will be our permanent home.

Doug Motz told the members present about the great time Rotary members had at Standards of Excellence. We were treated to a large assortment of h'orderves prepared in Standards of Excellences live kitchen, by Chef Jeff of Jordan's Creative Catering. Doug said November's social would be a Monday night football event.

Sam Payne said Interact had their 1st meeting and they have challenged our members to a sporting event later in the year. We will have to think long and hard about a game we can beat them at.

Lothar Vasholz reminded us the Veterans Expo will be October 30th and asked for volunteers to cook and serve hotdogs, a signup sheet is available if you wish to volunteer. They are expecting 500 people and all the politicians will also be at this one.

A reminder that November 12th is the District Governors visit and November 19th will be the Club Assembly.

Allan raised some money with Birthday fines, Dan's wife and Adrian's anniversary and Frank Blum appearing in a TV commercial. Nora threw in happy dollars for having fun in San Diego with our exchange student, Lisa. Allan would like a ruling regarding how long a member has to stay at a Rotary meeting to count as attending the meeting. It seems members are seen at the social hour and then go missing; maybe magic is at work as Halloween is almost here.

Our speaker was David Newell, who participated in a Rotary program Group Study Exchange. He was part of a group of working adults that went to Hungary for one month to interact with their counterparts. He works for the Palm Springs Planning Department and discovered Hungry really doesn't have a similar counterpart, so he met with a Mayor and City architects. The next group will be going to Turkey in May.

The meeting ended with us all reciting the 4way test.