Posted by Rick Taylor on Mar 15, 2021
 
 
At our Zoom meeting on March 19, 2021, President Drew Pelger opened the meeting by welcoming a total of 24 Canton Rotarians (live at John's Bar and also via Zoom), as well as our guest speakers,  Canton McKinley High School Speech and Debate Director, Manuel Halkias and McKinley High School Four Way Test contestants, Anastasia Allison, Guenevere Berrie and Gracie Cribbs. 
 
Becky Clark presented the following:
 
Interesting historical facts for the day:
  • 1911 The first international Women’s Day was observed.
  • 1918 US Congress approved daylight savings time
  • 1931 Nevada state legislature votes to legalize gambling
  • 1953 The Academy Awards was televised for the first time with Bob Hope as the MC
  • 1994 The Worlds largest omelet was made in Yokohama, Japan, using 160,000 eggs
 
Rotary Fun Facts:
In 1922 a small Rotary flag was carried over the South Pole by Admiral Richard Byrd, a member of the Winchester, Virginia Rotary Club.  Four years later the Admiral carried a Rotary flag in his expedition to the North Pole.
 
Becky Clark also received "Happy Bucks" from President Drew Pelger.
 
President Drew announced that this year's golf outing is scheduled for June 18, 2021 at The Sanctuary Golf Club.