We had a good meeting despite the downpour that possibly kept some members away. Announcements included D. Ray postponing the Membership meeting until one week from tomorrow.

Keith described our table decorations for the fundraiser which will be boots decorated to represent sponsoring businesses. He had two examples there, one was covered in play money and the other had dog biscuits glued to it. They are cute and fun. For only $50 you can sponsor a table and have a boot of your own.

There will be a fundraiser meeting tomorrow night at Keith's office at 5:30. Anyone can attend.

Tom reminded us that Texas Bowl has been a strong contributor to our auctions in the past. Our speaker today was from Texas Bowl and had brought a gift bag with him for our silent auction.

Glen reminded us of the upcoming Rotary Foundation Seminar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 7tn at the HCC Campus at 5601 W. Loop S. It starts at 8:30 and lasts until 1:30. Anyone can attend. There is a $10 registration fee which is waived for new Rotarians, spouses, and non-Rotarians.

Our speaker, Christopher Keeney told us the history of the development of the Texas Bowl which used to be the Houston Bowl. He also told us about the future of this dynamic organization which holds five other events throughout the year. Much of the proceeds from these events and the Bowl itself go to De Pelchin, a foster care and adoption agency. He shared the information that this year's game will be the Naval Academy vs. the 7th seed Big 12 team after BCS (Bowl Championship Series). Teams really like to play in this bowl because the organization treats them to so many other activities and events during Bowl Week. They participate in a bowling match, calf-roping, shopping sprees, and luncheons. Chris also told us about the opportunity to be a BowlBacker and guarantee seats at the game for your company employees or clients.