Posted by: Gene Anderson | January 12, 2016

January 8th Meeting

Garry called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation.  Guest Jackie Mente was welcomed.  Sergeants at Arms Jane and Tom collected the bucks-in-the-pot, and Pat’s lucky ticket was drawn for a $24 share.  Jane provided Star Wars trivia, complete with a waving light saber and visual aids!  In her capacity as Sergeant at Arms, Jane implemented a plan of aggressive fining.  Bruce, Tom, Kathy, Eldon, and Jane herself were among those punished today.

The club’s post-holiday dinner will be held on Thurs. 1/21 @ 5:30 @ Monte’s.  Members’ meals are paid for by the club, and members’ guests pay menu price.  Choices include steak, chicken piccata, or salmon.  Judy will bring a sign-up sheet to the meeting next Fri. 1/15THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON FRI. 1/22.

January students of the month will be recognized at next Friday’s meeting, 1/15.

Guest Jackie Mente spoke to the club about her family’s new restaurant venture in downtown Ottawa,A’Lure, slated to open the end of January @ 213-215 W. Madison St.  The restaurant features a 12 foot bar with an aquarium in it and a courtyard with seating and a Laurie Ragan mural.  The menu will feature fresh fish, steaks, pork, and kebabs along with menu items from Jackie’s other restaurant, MJ’s Pub & Grill in Oglesby.  Catering will be available.

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