Posted by Todd Clancy
President Clent Walker presided, Art Harrington guided us in prayer, Dennis Light led us with the pledge to our flag, Richard with the Four Way Test, and Jane Anne with singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Thanks to John Stewart for registration and Donna and Ray for set-up and take down. Congratulations to Roy for taking the pot.
Amy Robl provided us with The Thought of the Day: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
Bud Ackerman introduced his guest and prospective new member Douglas Ficke.
Clent thanked all those for joining the All Vets Memorial clean-up on Saturday. All three Prescott clubs participated as well as our District Gov. Elizabeth Mahoney. Special thanks to Bruce Moeller for playing The National Anthem and Taps on his bugle at the memorial. John Stewart announced that although honorary member Tony Shaw was not able to attend the meeting due to medical precautions, he is doing well at home and is able to receive visits or phone calls. Tony is in all our thoughts and prayers.
Clent welcomed Par Wood back to our meetings and reminded us that next Wednesday will be our ‘Halloween meeting’ and encouraged members to ‘costume up’ for the occasion.
Jane Anne stepped in for the missing Sergeant at Arms and asked a representative for each table to spin the wheel and all people who sat at their table paid whatever number came up. That was a windfall for the spittoon. For happy bucks, Jane Anne paid for spending the weekend in Sedona with her two daughters, several members were happy to see visiting relatives, Art paid to recognize the success of our club’s All Vets Memorial clean-up project and Bruce’s bugle skills, Jerry H. was thankful for his tech support team, and there were lots and lots of happy bucks to celebrate Par’s return.
Dennis Light introduced our guest speaker Matt Reese, fire engineer, paramedic and Threat Liaison Officer with the Prescott Fire Dept. Matt provided a presentation called “Stop the Bleed,” which for our club was a 30 min. crash course on how to stop/control traumatic bleeding.
The Stop the Bleed program was created by medical professionals and govt. officials after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 as a way to increase survival rates in mass casualty events, as well as all levels of trauma, through providing bleeding control training to everyday citizens.