Thursday, July 13 at noon in Haleyville
I’ve never traveled to Haleyville, Al before – so this is a new experience for me. I traveled to Moulton, then on to the corner of Bankhead Forest, then I took several county roads to Haleyville. This rotary club meets at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville
I learned that Haleyville was the location of the first 911 call ever. The 50th anniversary of 911 is next year. They have the Red Phone that was used to answer the call and this Red Phone will go to the Smithsonian museium next year in celebration of the 50th anniversary,
This is a small club with 18 members, with nine members attending this meeting. After my 5-minute talk, we began our conversation. They have had several fund raising projects in previous years and are trying to identify a new opportunity at the present time. They discussed the electrical system that they are trying to sell. This system supports the needed electricity for cook-offs that have been held in the area in the past. I’m not too mechanical, so have not described this properly, but if you are interested, contact Todd Barton, the current president of the Haleyville Rotary Club. Their new fund raising project is conducting a beauty pageant whos winner will go to the Miss Alabama pageant.
Service projects include collecting food during holidays and collecting Toys for Children to give to children during Christmas. They are also collaborating with other civic clubs in the area to make a difference in their community by discussing project partnerships.
This club was in the process of applying for a $4,000 district grant and was experiencing trouble submitting the grant application in dacdb with the required two signatures. While I was there, they were able to log into dacdb and submit the grant application sucessfully. Great work, Rotarians!
I truly enjoyed meeting with these Rotarians and look foward to working with them this year. Thank you for a great meeting. Your club has lots of heart and spirit and I’m sure that you will have great successs this year with your new projects.