My mother passed away last Friday just a few weeks short of her 96th birthday.  Though she had been in declining health over the last few years and lived a long full life, it’s still a bit of a shock to realize that she won’t be there anymore.  She’s always been there and now she’s not.  The funeral is being held this Thursday morning, so I won’t be at Rotary this week.  In my absence, Vice President For Life Doug Merritt will be running the meeting.  Please laugh at his jokes.  Thanks to those of you who have reached out with condolences and prayers, I very much appreciate it.  I’ll see you all next week.