We held our meeting via Zoom due to the dangerous driving conditions on January 31. We held our annual election and Scott Rigsby spoke about gardening and landscaping in this area.
Congratulations to our president elect for the 2024-25 Rotary year, Lisa Lemon, and to our new Board member Glade Smith.
Here's the slate that was elected:
President (elected last year)        Don Ellis
    President Elect for 2024-25        Lisa Lemon
    Treasurer                        Laura Terhune
    Secretary                        Tony Watson
    Immediate Past Pres             Cammy Jackson    (automatic position)
    Director at Large                Glade Smith
    Director at Large                Kim Garey        (flag chair, assistant secretary)
    Rotary Foundation Chair            John Piper
    Scholarship Chair                David Spaulding
    RYLA Chair                    Ken Pritchett
Scotty Rigsby, landscape specialist and Ellis County Master Gardener, gave a talk about plans and landscaping as we head through winter and into spring.  He spoke about the value of landscaping, the need for both soil and mulch with the kind of alkaline hard soil we have here, appropriate plants, and several other topics. He had a slide show to illustrate his talk and show examples. At the conclusion of his program, we had a couple of members who admitted to being happy customers of his, so a small amount of testimony.
Watch the meeting using this link: