Posted by David King
May 25, 2023
We met today for this Memorial Day “Celebration of Life” Service in the Gallery meeting room.  Felt good to be in there for a change – old home space.  Pres. Eric Bubb called the gathering to order at 12:15, and we began with an a Capela version of “God Bless America”, with maestro Charlie Huffman singing the first verse followed by all joining for the chorus.  After we did the Pledge of Allegiance, Pat Bolin took the podium to do an invocation.  He then welcomed our guests, especially the family members of the Rotarians being celebrated today, and explained how the program would proceed, a little differently from our usual Memorial Day services at the Camp for Kids.  Today four Rotarians would take turns speaking about each of the celebrants, including describing their personal experiences.
At this point, I will list the 4 Rotarians and the men each one described. 
Karl Roscoe by David McCaughey
Denny Bolte by Jim Porter
Bill Gray by Linn Mills
Carl DiCapo by Kelly Collins
I will not attempt to summarize their words because I probably would leave out points that some folks think should have been included.  Leave it sufficient to say that each of the four men, Karl Roscoe, Denny Bolte, Bill Gray, and Carl DiCapo, devoted many years to the leadership of the Rotary club, and their contributions, physical, social, and financial, far exceeded that of most Rotarians.  Each one in his own way was a most remarkable man.
Kelly Collins provided a thoughtful benediction. Pres. Bubb  noted a thought from Hellen Keller:  “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
A group recitation of the Four Way Test ended this, a most well-done service.