As always, we had several important announcements after President John Moorman called this meeting to order. First announcement was the need for volunteers who could deliver Meals on Wheels once weekly from Monday thru Friday on a recurring basic, then Martha Kelly Gordon encouraged us to donate an average of $100 annually to both the RI and our club Foundations, lastly John reminded us to donate to SCAN (building activity sets for children) and to continue to patronize our TFG restaurants. Our timely and interesting program was a speech by Michael Maibach about the origins and continuing contributions of the Electoral College to American democracy. His presentation told us that the Electoral College was the result of a compromise between the large and small new states at the Constitutional Convention that basically formed the US government and the facts that required this compromise still largely hold true to this day.