The President rang the bell to open the meeting at 12:07.  The club members pledged the flag and sang the normal invocation.
 
There was discussion about this year's speaker for the Boy’s Luncheon, Martin Shepherd of EQT.  Everyone seemed to be pleased, and there were many other positive comments by members who had attended the luncheon.  Some potential improvements for next year include a paper program and providing Rotary Four-Way Test Coins to all of the students and teachers in attendance.  
 
It was announced that we have received several applications for this year’s scholarships.  Anyone interested in participating in the selection process was encouraged to view the applications in the Club's email account, MonongahelaRotary@Gmail.com.  
 
Debbie Mangino gave some thoughts about the upcoming Ducky Derby at the Aquatorium.  It will be at 1:00 pm on July 14th, as that is the second Sunday in July.  Most things about the event will not change from the way they were done last year, but we will add the name “Monongahela” to the T-shirts.  
 
We talked about the sponsors for the event this year.  The lead financial sponsors last year were Monongahela Valley Hospital and the Washington County Community Foundation.  The Observer-Reporter provided an in-kind sponsorship by providing an article and a front-page banner ad and will be approached again this year.  We have discussed having EQT as a sponsor this year in recognition of EQT's annual gift to our Club.  Debbie will check with Stephanie Paluda at EQT about this.
 
Betsie will be at the District Conference this weekend, and she will make a brief presentation, as has been requested, on our lock-down buckets project.  It was announced that Jamie Roberts has agreed to coordinate our road-side clean up activities.  More information to follow.
 
It was decided that President's Night will be held at the Back Porch.  Gabe Paulick will make the arrangements.
 
Next week, the program will be by the Monongahela 250th Committee of the Monongahela Area Historical Society.  They will come and give us an update on the event activities, and we will present them with the $1,000 check to provide comfort stations at the anniversary celebration.  May 16 will be a Club Assembly. 
 
Deb Mangino won the ticket but not the card.  At meeting's end the Club recited the Rotary Motto and the Four-Way Test.  The closing bell was rung at 1:08.
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