Chief Ron Wright was our speaker today and updated us on ways to prevent crime and the goodness of living in South Daytona.
Happy Bucks: Christy’s brother & fiancé had a little boy. Pat Hukill’s son is back home from West Virginia University in Morgantown. Bill Zirkelbach’s daughter graduated from college and his son is home.  Jake thanked Reggie for keeping him out of jail Saturday night.  Dave Batten’s son shared his new song with dad before it was produced.  Shawn’s daughter was recognized as leader of the quarter for Hyatt Hotels. Tom Weber gave $20 happy bucks for his motorcycle ride to Fernandina, saw pirate parade, and going to Chicago for Christmas.  Hewitt Dupont is glad to have Bob visiting.  Tom Antalek reported on Saki – he was ranked #1 soccer player in North Carolina for the second year in a row and plays. Greg Johnson was happy for the Spruce Creek Hawks winning 12th consecutive soccer game and his son scored 2 goals. Bruce for the Jags – now they’ve won more games than the previous two years.  DS piggy-backed on Bruce – Jags are having a great year! Merry Christmas everyone. Port Orange South Daytona Rotary Club is #1 in major donors for our District – 13%; major donors – our club is #1! Also, his grandson was born last night - #3 for grandsons and he has 3 granddaughters. Congratulations!  Deb McCall thanked the carolers who came out and sang Saturday night. Nick’s daughter sang in the Christmas program and his son’s soccer team won Championship. Merry Christmas & wishes for a safe holiday
 
Announcements: Bill Thompson presented state of the officers for 2018/2019 year.  The Poinsetta Delivery – we will meet at Tom Antalek’s office at 8:30am – delivery at 9.  Robin Lasky – meeting on 01/02 will be offsite at Hope Place. She will send instructions on going online to make your Foundation contributions. 
 
Thought for the Day: Randy’s thought of the day:
 “Only 5 more shopping days till Christmas Eve! Guys, that means we don’t have to do a thing for 4 more days.
We hear a lot now about men and women being completely equal. Our ladies know that is not true because they’ve watched men try to wrap a Christmas package.
My good friend Bill Thompson sent me a very special Christmas greeting that I’d like to share with you today:
To My Friends on The Left
Please accept with no obligation, expressed, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.  I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor are we the only "America" in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.  
To My Friends on The Right:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
You can think about that today!”
 
Sergeant at Arms:
James was the chosen one with the following question:  Where was St. Nick born and what was his date of death?  His answer: Turkey – Died 12/06.  We all paid $2.
 
Today's Speaker was Ron Wright, Chief of Police for South Daytona. He informed us about some of the South Daytona police programs.
 
50-50 drawing: The lucky ticket holder was Hewitt Dupont who brought home $61!