Here is a summary of our lunch meeting on 4/1/21:
President Linda Oda called the meeting to order at 12:02 with the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, a song, the 4-Way Test, and a toast.
She then spoke about trying to get the club “back to normal”; we had our name badges available, we were signing in, we had a meal, and Mike Geygan printed up schedules for future meetings.
President Oda opened the floor to Happy Dollars, and we heard from Chris Johnson, Anne Krehbiel, Mike Carroll, and Matt Burns.
Dylan Posa said that there were still two spots available for the Pancake Day placemat ads.
Greg Davis circulated the sign-up sheet for Pancake Day.
Greg also called attention to a “save the date” for our Sleep In Heavenly Peace bed-build event on May 15th.
Mike Geygan said that he is expecting his second grandchild, and that is why he was not attending in-person.
Stephen Johns updated the club on Country Music Fest – there will be two days this year, June 11th and 12th. Friday the 11th will be from 6PM-11PM, and Saturday will be the traditional 11AM-11PM.
Randy Kronour stated that our Concert in the Park series will begin on June 17th, and he still needs some volunteers for emcees.
President Oda then introduced our speaker – Scott Brunka, City Manager.
Scott spoke about 511 N. Broadway, the bike trail extension, the new fire station, the N. Mechanic development, the new senior living community, road improvements, the Community Conversations program at the Y, the wellness initiative (Together We Thrive), and the new city portal (Envisionlebanon.com).
Q: Mike Carroll – asked about Rte. 63
A: 5-year plan calls for widening Rte. 63.
Q: Linda Oda – construction on Orchard & West
A: New home construction
Q: Dale Peach – old Kroger building
A: has been purchased, will be expecting a submitted working plan
Q: Jack Hedges – industrial park?
A: 3 businesses are expanding, but no new businesses
With the end of the Q&A section, President Oda ended the meeting at 1:06 with the Rotary motto.