Centennial Back-Flash #2-2
100% Attendance Comes At A Cost
Lansing Irvine was Chairman of the “Entertainment Committee” for charter president Ike Hockwald.  Since he was the very first chairman of this committee he had to come up with some novel thoughts on just what would entertain this bunch of middle-aged businessmen but had to look no farther than his mischievous childhood for inspiration.  He just treated them like children.
He was always looking for ways to improve the attendance even capitalizing on wagers to win the District “100%” attendance award.  His Entertainment Committee Chairman was “Andy” Anderson, an overgrown child himself, conceived a scheme/wager to have a 100% meeting August 11th, and a letter went out to that effect on the 10th. 
On the day of the meeting, it was learned that one of the members was sick in bed.  Andy promptly got permission from his physician to bring him to the meeting and hired a taxi and sent two Rotarians to his house to pick him up and bring him to the meeting room, among prolonged cheering.  The loser, Frank Davis happily paid the $50 to Andy, and everyone cheered Frank as well.
But that is not the “end of the story”.  You have to be at next week’s meeting to hear Jay Web reveal what was in the letter that made it so effective.
See you there!
 We encourage each of you to submit your own memorabilia, photos, anecdotes about these members and  projects to either the "Official" email of the Centennial Celebration committee, or leave a message on the dedicated phone number.
email:  ---  phone: (903) 471-8030 
Please contact your friends and family who have been a members of the Marshall Rotary Club and ask them to send us their email address, so that we can add them to this "Centennial Back-Flash" list, and share these stories with them as well
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.