This was another very busy meeting with announcements about no meetings on May 28th nor July 2nd, birthday recognition led by Meredith and Rick Endres (showing Meredith’s help over many years from the time she had to stand on a chair behind the podium to reach the mike), update info on our Flags for Heroes and Peace Building efforts at Bishop Ireton HS, and a presentation on the Paul Harris Society that culminated with Mike Wicks and Jack Fannon becoming members of this society. We then had an excellent presentation by the Netherlands Ambassador to the US, Hendrik Jan Jurriaan Schuwer. The Ambassador reminded us of the many ties between the NL and US going back centuries to when Henry Hudson (on an exploration funded by the NL) established New Amsterdam where NYC eventually was located (NL swapped it with England for Surinam), and that Thomas Jefferson was our first ambassador to the NL. His well reasoned and informative presentation on the US role in Europe (Pax Americana) has been so important and needs to be kept strong. This was a very interesting and well presented speech by an important friend and ally of the US.