Ferry speaks on disc golf at RotaryShawn Ferry spoke on the possibility of a youth disc golf league at the Rotary meeting. This program would teach young students how to play the game. The primary goal is to work with middle school and grade school children starting as young as fifth grade through ninth grade and teach them how to play this unique game.
Shawn Ferry spoke on the possibility of a youth disc golf league at the Rotary meeting. This program would teach young students how to play the game. The primary goal is to work with middle school and grade school children starting as young as fifth grade through ninth grade and teach them how to play this unique game. This type of golf game is easy to learn, Ferry said. There are courses at Klaus Park and Jamestown Reservoir.
The program is designed to help with team building and to improve skills. Ferry said he is looking for volunteers in the community to help. The volunteers do not necessarily need to know how to play Frisbee golf or disc golf, but have a desire to learn. Parents are welcome as well.
One hundred percent of donations go directly to purchasing equipment for the students to use. If there is any extra money, it will be used to help pay for T-shirts, mini bags and other accessories. There is no charge to use the course, but players need to have their own equipment. The golf league is designed to be free to the youth and their parents or guardians. Each youth will be issued one disc at no cost. For more information, contact Ferry or Kelly Johnson, the store manager at Rock 30 Games.
The April 20 meeting was presided over by President Tom Boerger. Tom Eckstein gave the invocation. Harvey Huber and Bev Kennison led the music.
Boerger reminded members about the group study exchange in which a Japanese group is coming to Jamestown on May 2. There will be a dinner that evening at the National Buffalo Museum for members and their spouses. Boerger needs a headcount for adequate food preparation.
He also introduced new Rotary member Jason Bitz, who works in the insurance agency at Bank Forward, and Steven Fisher, Boy Scout executive for the Jamestown area.
Gail Martin and Don Redmann gave a brief update on the successful Sunday brunch. They are also looking for feedback and request members to e-mail Martin or Redmann with their thoughts on how Rotary can improve the brunch or if there is another fundraising project preference for the committee to consider for next year.
Thirteen businesses are participating in the job shadow program and 30 high school students interested in the job shadow program on May 11.
Lyman Keim is in charge of today’s program. The speaker will be Katie Morehouse, who will be portraying the life of Helena Wink, M.D., who was one of the first physicians in North Dakota. Doug Frohlich will give the invocation, Selmer Spitzer will lead the music, and Martin will be sergeant at arms.