There was some confusion concerning today's meeting.  Water issues at the Holiday Inn and Bar Louie made it unclear if they could accomodate us.  Fortunately. their problems were resolved and we had our meeting as scheduled.  Unfortunately, we received this good news after we cancelled our speaker.  We were able to welcome Assistant District Governor Tamiye Meehan for lunch.  Her home club is in Wheeling, so she was able to react to our meeting changes. 
But while the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray, our indominatable president-elect Conrad May didn't let that happen.  He adapted by taking the opportunity to turn the meeting into a review of our finances and a discussion of potential community service projects.   One of the things this club might experiment with is moving away from the traditional weekly lunch meeting format and incorporate a monthly community service project instead of one weekly meeting.  Rotary reports that newer members join for the opportunity to do things that help their community.  So increasing the frequency and variety of our projects just might  yield a double bnefit - one to our community, and another as we recruit new members.