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      I heard the comments as the hour approached.  In Ed Shannon’s direction, “She always starts on time…” In John Warner’s direction, “It’s 12:29, any time now.”
At 12:30, the bell was struck and another Rotary meeting began.  Right on time.
     Today is International Women’s Day and, according to Newsweek, here is a very brief educational update:
March is Women's History Month, but March 8 is specifically designated as International Women's Day—a day devoted to celebrating women.
"The day is not country, group or organization specific, and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere," according to the International Women's Day website.
    The bell rang. The crowd of Rotarians stood and the meeting began.  Mick Johnson delivered the Thought for the Day and reminded us that being different is a blessing to all of us. Andrew Kruse led us in the flag salute. Making the meeting Set Up happen were: Duncan Cook, Ward Fletcher, Bob Hammar, Rob Erb, Troy Wilcox and Terry Roarke.  At the Paul Harris Table were Christine Vu and Steve Enquist. Drawing Ticket Sales and Sergeant at Arms was Mark Edgecomb. Yours truly was writing the Bulletin, and Walt Richardson was the photogenic Bulletin photographer. 
      Have you ever noticed how our esteemed editor, Eric Quinn, aka Quinn the Younger, comes up with witty headlines to make you think, erroneously as it turns out, that the bulletin is indeed witty? "Ides of February"; "Kerouac's Mountain"; "Gayle Force Winds", etc. It does seem that not all editors are as all-seeing and all-knowing as our own Eric. This bulletin right here is going to quote some actual headlines from actual newspapers, which will undoubtedly serve to improve your already lofty opinion of this particular communication tool, aka The Lakewood Key, aka the Rotary Bulletin. For instance: "Homicide Victims Rarely Talk to Police", and "Miracle Cure Kills Fifth Patient". How about "Marijuana Issue Sent to Joint Committee."
 

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