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Upcoming Rotary Events
The Rotary Block "M" Basketball Tournament is scheduled for December 19th - 21st at the Modoc High School Gymnasium. Rotarians Paul Bailey and Jim Irvin will put on an all-out barbeque on Friday from 4:30 - 7:30PM consisting of pulled pork, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. There will also be fun and exciting events during game intermissions such as: $5 half-court shots at a chance to win a nice cash prize, plus Rotarians will be launching souvenir T-shirts and mini basketballs into the grand stands.
Modoc Braves, Weed Cougars, Lakeview Honkers, Las Plumas Thunderbirds (Girls), Hosanna Christian Lions - Klamath Falls (Boys)
Thursday Meeting Highlights
The Rotary Club of Alturas Sunrise was proud to honor our December 2013 Modoc High School Student-of-the-Month Ben Jones at our December 5th Rotary meeting. Rotarian Bill Hall introduced Ben and presented him with a monitary gift, a bumper sticker and a certificate for his well-deserved accomplishment.
Ben is a Senior at Modoc High School and plans on attending college after graduation to major in the field of "Sports Medicine". He mentioned that he is also leaving the door open to possibly go to culinary school to become a certified "Chef" or perhaps take a professional course in welding. I'm sure Ben will become successful in any profession he chooses in life. His parents, Jay and Noelle Jones, were present to see their son accept the award. Congratulations Ben!!
Our guest speaker this morning (December 5th) was Modoc Medical Center Clinic Manager Don Brandon. Don talked to us about his involvement on helping to bring Modoc Medical Center into the future.
First of all, the community has been aware for several years that the current hospital structure does not pass earthquake standards, and within the next few years they are required by state law to either bring the current hospital up to seismic standards or face the closure of the facility.
The plan Don is working on is to get full funding through the U.S.D.A. and totally build a new 40,000 plus square foot Hospital with 10 beds and a fully functional Medical Clinic across from the old Forest Service Building on Highway 299 West of Alturas. The planning is in the early stages, but so far they're getting the "ball rolling" and hope to accomplish this project in the near future. Thanks Don for the informative talk this morning.
Happy to be a Rotarian
Rotarian Alan Hopkins - December 5th
Rotarian Dr. Tom Krauel - December 5th
Quote of the Week
"Trust you own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's"............Billy Wilder
Recently, the Rotary Club of Alturas Sunrise INTERACT Club held their annual election of Officers. Our INTERACT Club is growing with a total membership of eleven students with a half-a-dozen more interested in joining. Thanks to Rotarian Bill Hall and Modoc High School Advisor Tim MacDonnell, students are realizing how important INTERACT is to our community and how it builds leadership in our young adults. For more information click here.