Announcements included Keith's reminder of the up-coming Country Western Dance and Raffle on Nov. 14th. Everyone needs to put this event on their calendars and start selling those tickets and collecting silent auction items. New member Tiffany Moore has already gotten donations from Panera's and Starbucks. Keith Peterson has become a sponsor and will give us more information about this option next week.

Dr. Sammy Tao passed around a sign-up sheet for the Business Expo on Sept. 3rd. If you'd like to sign up, you can do so online.

Tiffany Moore announced Astros Night and Polio Day. This is our opportunity to get together with Rotarians from around the district to see the last Astros game of the season on Sept. 27th. More about this will follow or you can check out astros.com/rotary.

Our speaker Marianne T. Marcus gave a terrific presentation about Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction. This therapy was developed by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979 and has been used successfully to reduce pain, to help manage addiction, and to help people live longer and happier lives. She developed a program for Cenikor that helps their clients "be in the moment," and deal with their issues more effectively.