On Wednesday June 16, 2010, new signage to honor the accomplishment of Kirksville's very own Ray Klinginsmith was unveiled at the noon Rotary meeting. Through the cooperation of Steve Barteau, Senior Trafﬁc Studies Specialist for MODOT (program sponsor), the City Council and the leadership and hard work of Matt Eichor and the Celebrate Ray Team (consisting of members of our club and the 1000 Hills Club), four accomplishment signs will be placed at the
entrances to the City. They will be attached to the Welcome To Kirksville and population signs. The accomplishment signs cost $3,700 and were paid for through contributions by both Kirksville Rotary
clubs and fund raising by the Celebrate Ray Team. The signs will remain in place for 10 years and be maintained as needed by MODOT. As Matt and Steve unveiled this tribute to our great International President Ray Klinginsmith 2010-11, Committee Chair Ron Gaber thanked Steve Barteau from MODOT, Matt Eichor and the Celebrate Ray Team for their diligent work to bring this project to reality! It is another example of where the partnership of our two clubs, the City and the State has brought great pride and recognition to all.