Joe McHugh (trombone) invited us to marvel at the talents of the Minnesota Valley Community Band, on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3:00 PM in the Chanhassen High School auditorium.

Sheryl Hough whetted our appetites for the annual Holiday Auction hoopla on December 18, when our meeting starts at 7:00 AM. We each should bring a wrapped gift/prize/object and attach a note that prompts desire and competitive bidding. Our fund-raising goal is to exceed last year’s mark of $4,000. Raffle tickets will also be sold to guarantee that someone will go home happy. We are encouraged to bring a guest to this happy event, so they are able to see what a great group we are!

Tom Croft has scheduled an evening joint service club meeting in lieu of our morning program on January 15. We will join with our Chaska Lions and Kiwanis neighbors.

Char Weber shared her enthusiasm once again for our annual GALA to be held on March 14 at Hazeltine.

Ken Hiller is working on an international Friendship Exchange to Argentina in 2015 (fall) or 2016 (spring). More information will be shared as the project is finalized.

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION. Following opening remarks by Dan Keyport, Rick Ness lovingly introduced his wife Caroline as our newest member.