Posted by Terry Everett on Dec 05, 2018
    It is an honor to report that Santa came a little early this year.  Rotary District 5810 Past District Governor Rick Amsberry (2008-09) and District Governor Nominee John Moser (2020-21) came bearing gifts.
    PDG Amsberry presented Grayson Rotary Club Immediate Past President Jim Walker with a well deserved Presidential Citation.  Of the 65 clubs in District 5810, Grayson Rotary was one of the seventeen clubs to earn this award.  Grayson Rotary has qualified every year for the Presidential Citation.  
    Here's the icing on the cake.  Grayson Rotary was one of only two clubs in the District to receive awards for every club member contributing at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation AND giving to PolioPlus!  This is something everyone can be very proud of accomplishing.  The best part though, we did all of this  because it is something we wanted to do.  Nobody was aware of the PolioPlus giving award.  That's what makes it even more special.  Grayson Rotary is a special club and duly recognized as such by the District and Rotary International.  Grayson Rotary wouldn't be so special if it weren't for the amazing members that make up our Rotary family.  
    Cindy Craig asked everyone to continue selling nuts and candy.  She provided candy and nut samples for everyone to taste along with order forms.  Order forms are due December 14th.  The candy will be available by December 19th.  She also added that we will continue selling candy and nuts after the first of the year.  
    Edwin Clark reported that the Grayson Rotary Scholarship Committee has decided to change our scholarship format.  First, the remaining six scholarships were paid to the schools.  This left approximately $13,000 to be given to the Grayson College Foundation into an endowed fund where we would set the criteria for disbursement.  Once we reach the $25,000 level we would then begin a scholarship endowment at Austin College.  
    After some discussion it was decided to request names of kids or grandkids of Grayson Rotarians that will be graduating high school in he next two years.  A decision will then be rendered.  
    Club President Stacy Braddock asked for suggestions of organizations that would be worthy recipients of a grant from Grayson Rotary to be awarded at or Awards Banquet next February.  In addition to scholarships, we also give money to other needy organizations in our community from the funds we raise during the year from Flag Leases and Nut Sales.