We officially welcomed 2 new members into our club at last week's meeting.  Cindy & Steve Doerr are first-time Rotarians who are excited to be joining Rotary and getting involved in our community service efforts.  Welcome Cindy & Steve!  We are excited to have them in Rotary and honored they wanted our club to be their Rotary home!
Our guest speaker was Jake Eisenberg, play-by-play radio broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals.
Jake began his broadcasting career while attending the University of Maryland, where he called a variety of events for the University.  Since graduating in 2017, Jake has done play-by-play across quite a few networks and many different sports, including baseball, field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and more!  Prior to joining the Kansas City Royals broadcast booth, Jake was a play-by-play broadcaster for the Royals' Triple-A affiliate – the Omaha Storm Chasers.  Jake has also done some fill-in broadcasting for the New York Mets, which included pre- and post-game player interviews!
Jake shared that he loves the challenge of being a radio broadcaster because he knows listeners can't see what's happening, so it's up to him to call the game so listeners can visualize the game in their mind.  He started his presentation with having members close their eyes while he described a sunny Summer afternoon at the ballpark, complete with the smells of popcorn and the sounds of the game.  It demonstrated how a well-told story can help a listener feel they are part of the action!  Next Summer, if you can't make it to the game, turn on the radio and let Jake take you there through his broadcast!