This weeks meeting of Rotary was opened by President Glen, who led us in the Pleadge
of Allegiance,Bob Cocksled us in 'God Bless America' and Reverend Darrell who
delivered the Invocation.

VISITORS: We welcomed the return of Chas Eberley, Marion Buyer (Chuck's sister),and
Francine Kollias, from the Social Security Administration. We then sand a round of
the welcome song!

HAPPY DOLLARS: Doug glad the Social Security Admin can still pay him; Ted Shaughnessy for
the successes with Gift of Life; A number of 'Happy to be here's';Scotti for great boating
weather; George for a successful repair of his wife's car; Rick Dave-$50 for a happy 49th
wedding anniversary!!! Ryan for a great vacation week at the Cape; Charels for a great
vacation week in Provincetown; Tom Savino looking for 2 weeks being 'off the grid' meaning out
of cell phone range for 2 weeks hiking vacation; Greg thanking everyone who helped with
the 4th of July Float!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Many thanks to our 4th of July Floaters:
Ken Davis, Dan Tibma, Rachel, Glen Davis, and Greg for masterminding it!
Needham Rotary won a trophy for the 'Theme' category. Congratulations!

50/50: Doug George had the correct number 303, but did not pull the winning card.
$404 in the pot!

Presidential Minute: Lois detailed John Quincy Adams, our 6th Prsident, and George was
the first and only one to figure it out!

HUMOR: Doug George presented the following list of 'Only in America'::
Only in drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
Only in banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
Only in America we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
Only in we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
Only in America they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make
the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

: Our guest speaker today was Francine Kollias from the Social Security
Administration. She presented a powerpoint slide show of the basics of Social Security,
and and Medicare and how to apply. In addition, she detailed the impact of waiting to collect,
and a  number of useful tips. The biggest one being is the SS wants everyone to use their
web portal,

The closest office is in Norwood, and they provide great service!