December 4, 2019
Meeting Notes
President-Elect Amy Hanus called the meeting to order. Rotarian of the Day Ed Strate led members in the Invocation, the Pledge and the Four-Way Test.
Tyler Young had a happy dollar for his new job at the University of Oklahoma.  Tyler’s last meeting is in two weeks. Jim Marshall’s and wife Beth’s friend Donna Rule has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in barrel racing. Ken Bohannon reminder members of Goddard Center programs coming up this month.  The Festival of Trees will be this Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 pm. Lisa Layne will perform Patsy Cline songs on December 7th at 7:00 pm. The Texas Boys Choir will perform on December 13th at 7:30 pm.  Steve Wells had a happy dollar for OU’s victory over OSU in the bedlam game.  Emmett Hudgins made an appeal for additional volunteers to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart on Friday, December 13th.   The sign-up sheet was circulated among members.
There will be no regular noon meeting on December 11th.  The Rotary Christmas Party will be at 6:00 pm that evening at the Goddard Center.
Rotarian of the Day, Ed Strate, introduced our speaker for the day.  Josh Gaskamp is the Technical Consultation Manager and Wildlife and Ranger Consultant for The Noble Foundation.  Josh has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from the Texas A&M University.  He serves in the producer relations program.  He joined the Noble Research Institute in 2007 after working as a hunting guide and gun-dog trainer on the King Ranch.  He has focused his efforts recently on the management of the feral hog population.  Josh spoke about various methods of reducing their population to prevent the devastating effects that the hogs have on farm and rangeland and on the native wildlife.  His research on drop-nets as a potential tool for feral hog control led him to develop the BoarBusterTM suspended corral trap.  This technology earned him an “Oklahoma Innovator of the Year” award in 2015.
34 members and 2 guests were present for a total of 36.
Jared Wise, guest of Tyler Young, prospective member.
Josh Gaskamp, guest of Ed Strate, speaker.