15 November 2018
This week, we celebrate Veteran’s Day as well as the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Let me lead this week’s message by thanking those of you in our club who have served our country.  To celebrate this week and o honor our veterans, I am recommending that you watch a TED talk titled “Why I choose a gun” by the Netherlands' chief of defense - Peter van Uhm.  This 17 minute video is an interesting view from a military commander on the use of guns as an instrument of peace.
For those of you with an adventurous spirit, the 10th of November was Rotary Day at the United Nations.  This 6 hour and 30 minute link is a recorded video of the live event held in Nairobi.  For full disclosure, I did not watch the entire event, so please let me know if you viewed some particularly memorable moments.  Note that RI President Barry Rassin gives a short talk at approximately the 31st minute.
Please invite a guest to our club’s meeting this week.  Remember, we have money set aside to cover the cost of your guests’ meals.