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Linconland Link dIVIsIon 10 — dennIs KoC h beardstown: Had a moving “Stand Up and Say the Pledge” event in the old Lincoln Courtroom on Febru-ary 11. The courtroom is the last currently active court-room in the country in which Lincoln practiced law. A history of Lincoln’s “Almanac Trial” in Beardstown was given, followed by an explanation of each part of the Pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance itself, led by 8th circuit judge Bob Hardwick. Quincy: Following a drop in membership in January, three new members were recently inducted and four more members have been approved for membership in April. February was a busy month for the club, with the Law Officer of the Year award being presented to Quincy Police Officer Tom Miller and Adams County Sheriff’s Investigator Joe Lohmeyer. The club also host-ed the mayor’s annual State of the City Address, which is televised on local cable TV, and had our annual visit from Baseball Hall of Fame writer (and Quincy native) Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. District Information | 5 Delegates to vote on amendment to District Bylaws at convention Delegates to the 86th District Convention in Springfield will vote on a proposed amendment to the Lincolnland District Bylaws. Currently, all members pay $16.00 per year to the Lincolnland District, how-ever the bylaws are silent as to what to charge Hon-orary members. A proposal to set the an-nual dues for Honorary Members at $8.00 per year was proposed to the Dis-trict’s Board of Directors at its November meeting in Bloomington. In addition, the Nation-al Exchange Club Board amended Article XI at its January meeting in Chan-dler Arizona, which re-quires Districts to set per capita dues for Collegiate and Excel club members. In order to encourage the development of Excel and Collegiate Clubs in the Lincolnland District, the Lincolnland Board of Di-rectors voted at its March teleconference to forego district dues from Excel and Collegiate members. The proposed bylaw (with changes in bold), as shown below, would become effective July 1, 2012. ARTICLE XI Revenue Section 1. Each club shall pay to the district per capita annual dues in the amount of $16.00, pay-able quarterly in advance per Active, Active Honor-ary, At-Large, Business and Life Membership of each club, and per capita annual dues in the amount of $8.00 , payable quarter-ly in advance per Honorary Member of each club as re-ported to The National Ex-change Club by the Club’s Secretary at June 30, Sep-tember 30, December 31 and March 31; however, Collegiate and excel Clubs shall pay to the district per capita annual dues in the amount of $0 , payable on October 1 and January 1 per member of each such club as reported to The National Exchange Club by the Club’s Secretary at September 30. dIVIsIon 11 — teResIA MUeLLeR Alton: The club continues to do well. belleville: Presented its Youth of the Year awards. The club will elect new officers during its next meeting. dIVIsIon 12 — Robette toLden-wILLIAMs north Chicago: Had its first Exchange Club informa-tion Session on Club Excellent. Region 3 Vice President Katie Smith provided a wealth of information and Dr. Michael Oster shared strong tips on prevention child abuse and building strong families. The club is working diligently on its Americanism Project to make it pos-sible for six veterans from the area to visit the National Capito from April 27-29. waukegan: Recently commenced its monthly (Dedi-cated to Community Service) newsletter The Waukegan Exchangite. The club annual Exchange Club Bowlathon Fundraiser was March 18. The club will host its Law and Fire Awards Luncheon on April 24. The club added a new member and honored several YOM. It will honor the ACE recipient May 8. GIVEAKIDAFLAGTOWAVE today!
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