The October meeting of the Hastings Melon Roasters was held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday – Oct. 1st, with 15 members attending.
The main event of the night was voting in officers for the 2020 – 2022 term. Jack Newlun will automatically become President of the Club, with Mike Lamoree becoming Chairman of the Board. Our new Vice President is Dale Streufert. Our new Secretary/Treasurer is Joe Streufert, and our new News Editor is Patty Newlun.  Positions take place Jan. 1st, 2012.  Perfect choices and we know they will do a great job!
A discussion was held about changing our website domain to a local service. Mike Lamoree and Joe Billesbach are researching options, and pricing, and will report at the next meeting.
The profits from the car show have been calculated. A discussion was held on the distribution of those funds. So far, it was voted that we will again give the GoodFellows of Hastings $200 for their annual holiday campaign. We will also be giving $600 to the First United Methodist Church, which they will use for their United Harvest Program. This program distributes food once a month to those in need in our community. We have also been talking to the Hastings Parks Department on funding the addition of lighting to the Brickyard Park Pavilion. We are waiting for estimates. We will have more information at the next meeting.
We will send out an email if it looks like the weather is going to cooperate for an October Cruise Night at Sonic. (Oct. 18) Keep your fingers crossed for one more stretch of warm weather!

– Mike