Weekly Rotary Bulletin for September 7, 2017



  El Cerrito Rotary The Wheel

September 7, 2017

Editor:  Gary Buffon




President Terry:  Opened today’s meeting by greeting everyone.  The flag salute was led by Nancy and Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:

 Sal had his friend Peter Ross a retired math professor.   We also had Georgina Edwards of the CCCT with us today and she told us about her plan to provide day care for some of her friends children so the parents can attend Sip and Savor.


  • Sip and Savor donations. Jan passed out sheets on which you can annotate the details of the donation.  Be sure and turn in the donations the Thursday before Oct 1st.
  • October 16th is when our District Governor Gary Vilhauer will visit the club. All board members are to be on site by 10:30a
  • Sept 16 is the EC Centennial celebration.
  • Oct 12 is the DG visit to our club
  • Sonya announced we are very close to our Sip and Savor sponsorship goal
  • Oct 10 is the Rotary Board meeting

Happy Dollars:    

Marty had $5 for his upcoming trip to the east coast.  Michael is happy to be going to Chicago.  Gary is happy for Norma having a visit from her sister from Kentucky.  Don is happy to be going on a vacation to Truckee.  Sarah is happy to be going to an Art Camp which she plans to enjoy greatly.  Terry is happy to going on a trip to see his Ohio State Buckeye football team compete.


Sgt at Arms Sal:  Not on duty today.


Today’s Program. 

Sarah introduced our speaker for today:  Chris Kubik from MCE clean energy producers.  Ms Kubik gave us the history of the company and how it grew up.  In 2001 electricity was deregulated in California.  In 2008 MCE was born to provide green electricity to local communities.  In 2014 the El Cerrito City Council agreed to add MCE as a electricity provider.  El Cerrito is now the second largest customer for this energy.  MCE serves Marin and Solano Co as well as Benicia and other Contra County cities.  Chris explained the reason why MCE was developed and how it has become a large scale solar energy provider.  MCE built large scale solar plants ion Richmond.  Chris answered many questions and helped us understand the relationship between PG&E and MCE in terms of how they provide the electricity resource.  This was a very informative presentation.  Thanks to Sarah for arranging for Chris to speak to us.

Chris Kubik from MCE


Raffle Winners:  Marty won the bottle of wine.  Michael had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a black marble costing him $5.  Next week the jackpot will be $125.

Sarah provided a bonus raffle prize of a jar of jelly and bouquet of flowers which Mark Scott was the lucky winner.  Thank you Sarah!!


Thought for the week:

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

– Benjamin Franklin