Nov 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Today's meeting will be held at Venue 3130, located at 3130 W. Central
Our first annual soup luncheon was held on April 25, 2000 to raise funds and awareness for Hunger Plus, Inc, a not-for-profit relief agency that provided food and related supplies for emergency use and for longer term projects to improve food security. The money saved by not eating at RHCC on that day was sent to sponsor shipments of dehydrated soup from the Breedlove Dehydrated Foods facility in Lubbock, Texas, which was a Rotary supported project. We purchased bags of the dehydrated soup to make for our luncheon. The soup provided nourishment but was pretty bland. So, the next year, John Mosley had the idea of making it a Soup Contest having members sign up to bring an enhanced soup of their choice using the dehydrated mix. In 2006, it was decided to stop using the mix as a base for the soups. Over the years this project has grown from just a soup cookoff to a soup, chili, and dessert cookoff with members casting $1 votes for each of their favorites. In 2017, we stopped sending support to HungerPlus, Inc. and opted to donate the funds raised that year to a local organization, The Lord’s Diner. In 2018 & 2019 donations were sent to ShelterBox, a Rotary Project Partner for disaster relief, and last year to Paxton’s Blessing Box. This year proceeds will once again go to ShelterBox due to our club’s close connection to the project. Our International Service Committee has taken it on as one of their projects and Ed Frey is our Rotary District Coordinator for ShelterBox.  
Plan to join us at Venue 3130, 3130 W. Central (don't go to RHCC!) Bring one dollar bills to cast your votes for your favorites.
If you signed up to bring a food item, please arrive early so we can get it all arranged to start the buffet line at noon. Don’t forget to bring a serving utensil.