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This week's speaker will be JT Koser who will be giving us a recap of this year's DUCK CHASE. JT will also lead a discussion with members about some new issues we need to deal with for next year's event.
If you want to lift yourself up,lift up someone else.-Booker T. Washington
This past Sunday, August 29, the Rice Lake Rotary Club held its 26th Annual Duck Chase!
Mother Nature cooperated with a beautiful sunny day and a mild breeze across the lake. At approximately 4pm the 5,000 ducks were released on Rice Lake. At that point one retriever dog (Bear) was released to retrieve a "single duck" out of the 5,000 in the water. That duck was matched to a "Duck Chase Ticket" and the ticket owner won the top cash prize of $10,000. Then 3 dogs were released in sequence to retrieve a "single duck at a time" for the 20 other prizes won by duck ticket owners. Congratulations to all DUCK's winners!! Below is a picture of "BEAR" retrieving the $10,000 winning DUCK!!
Posted by Don Clemens
On August 7 a group of Rotarians successfully transplanted some "Native Plants" in a new designated area outside the City Hall building. Don Clemens led the activity with help from Rob Buehler, Paul Chase, Candace Falk, Don and Pauli Storm and Joan Clemens.
The remainder of the "Native Plants" will be incorporated into the Narrows Park, Native Plant, Shoreline Restoration Project which is a work still in progress and expected to be completed before the end of August.
" Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead, anthropologist
" It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson