Today's guest was Earle Jenkins, who shared his desk-building project for area youth..... 
In attendance: Steve, Lisa, Tony, Mike, Denise, Omer, Ken, Ben, Walter, More, Sara, Bill, Peggy, Alex, Sharon, Paul, Braden,
Guest Melanie Luce, Speaker Earle Jenkins
Ben opened the meeting with the pledge, prayer and a song.
Moe introduced Earle.
Earle and two friends (John McRae, Doug Whitley)  all with experience in community projects learned about a desk program for youth learning remotely due to COVID. They formed a work group, asked for a grant from Lowes and received $1,500 for materials. They fabricated a template and kit for two sizes of desk. They have set up a workshop and have had great success building them, but need help finding the students who need them. A discussion followed about how Rotary can help by contacting schools and the current woodshop teacher. 
Mike announced the RYLA conference for Juniors and Seniors to be held June 25-27th.
Walter shared a request from Angel about traffic control help with two upcoming outdoor drive by vaccine clinics. Wednesday the 27th from 9 to 1:30 in Plymouth- needs 3 people. Thursday the 28th from 8am - 5pm in Lincoln/ Woodstock- needs 10-12 people, their Rotary has been contacted as well. Volunteers at the clinics can receive their vaccination while there. There will be a Zoom Training Thursday if possible.
Denise reported that the membership committee met with the board on Friday and will begin research on a focus group to define membership and the general public's impression of Rotary. Ken and Denise will connect on the press release asking for participation in the focus group.
Paul reported on the speech contest. Lincoln/Woodstock and Plymouth will collaborate for the Club and Area prizes of $100.00 and $150.00 March 3rd and 17th.
Respectfully submitted,