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Some time during the Middle Ages, which as everyone knows was in the 5th to the 15th centuries, someone somewhere noted that Judas Iscariot was the 13th to arrive at dinner with Jesus on a Friday, and Friday the 13th became associated with bad luck, and some would say bad movies. On this Friday the 13th at Lakewood Rotary, President Potter reminded us all with his walk-up music, Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. Which includes the line “Everybody scream!”. But nobody did.
 
President Bill Potter always has some fun “walk on” music for us at the start of each Rotary meeting.  This time it was “Tequila”, but many other great potential song titles come to mind.  Why not: “Viva Las Vegas”, “New York, New York”, “Satisfaction”, or “Gimme Shelter”?  Or in Bill’s special case, how about “2001: A Space Odyssey”?
      On this significant day and meeting, President Bill Potter was a no show and Past President Mark Blanchard opened the meeting. Although you would be correct that we had no musical interlude to lull us away from our lunches and focus on Rotary business, we got something much better. Gotta keep reading to find out about it. Paula Olson gave a nice Invocation and Terry Roarke led us in the Pledge of Alliance.  Meeting set up was done by Ward Fletcher, Rob Hammar, Rob Erb, Troy Wilcox, Terry Roarke, Bob Cammarano and Lowell Johnson. Jim Weinand collected $635 at the Paul Harris table. Deidre Soileau was our greeter; Chuck Hellar sold raffle ticket sales and was Sergeant at Arms; Paula Olson was bulletin writer; and Phil Eng was the photographer.
 
     It is pretty easy to know when Lakewood Rotary meetings begin when President Bill pumps up his walk up music before he rings the bell. I have not decided if I’m humored or mystified by President Bill’s song choices. Gordy Quick shared the Invocation about appreciation for good parents of good kids. Gordy has done a lot in our community to invest in the lives of young people and we are so thankful for his example.
 

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