We had a ‘normal’ business meeting with reminder about the upcoming Walk for Water that raises funds for the many worthwhile water related projects around the world, birthday recognition by Ray Petniunas for Gant Redmon, Donna Wilson recognizing the Rotarian of the Month (ROM) for September (Martha Kelley Gordon for foundation contribution information) and ROM for October (Rick Endres relating to Taste for Giving), Rick Bailer giving details about the Water Alliance we joined with 17 other Rotary Clubs to support water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, Christine Friedberg telling us about support for ALIVE! by support for 2 families in their transition program, Sharon Meisel reporting on the Travel Raffle at Taste for Giving (TFG), and Rick Endres providing specifics concerning the Fine Dining option of TFG. Our speaker was Melinda Wilcox form the Alexandria Symphony who told us about all the beneficial efforts of the Symphony supporting Alexandria.