El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for Jan 11, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

January 11, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon




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


Guests and visiting Rotarians:  

Jack had a guest, Peter Doherty who was visiting us for the second time.  Peter is from Doherty Truck Rental in El Cerrito.



  • Terry told us the results of the collection for Rotary fund raiser for the North Bay fire victims is $770 and Nobuko donated a $1000. The El Cerrito Rotary Foundation donated $1000 so the total we gave was $2770
  • Terry encouraged the Feb speaker team to get their last two speakers for the month
  • We will need two volunteers to bring food to the RotoCare clinic in Feb. Stay tuned for the specifics and be ready to step up
  • The El Cerrito Chamber is meeting on Jan 16th and they have a guest speaker who is of great interest to us. Call the chamber or drop off a check for the meeting.  Seats are limited so register early.  $20 for lunch or $10 for the speaker.  Being held at El Cerrito Royal Senior Residence 3rd
  • The Richmond Chamber and Richmond Rotary are teaming up to do a joint mixer at the Richmond Country Club.

 Happy Dollars:   

Nancy is happy that she had a dream and Mark F gave her some advice on Zombies so she could cope with them. Tracy is happy about the Warriors game that had 30 guests from Rotary, etc for the event.  Gary is happy about the Interact Club having four attendees for the winter retreat in Forest Hill.  Jack is happy that he and his two friends attended the Warrior’s game as they had a great time.  Marty is happy about the result of the RI Foundation drive where the club had a majority of participation.  Marty thanked everyone for their participation.  Terry is happy he was able to take his oldest daughter to the Warriors game and she had a great time.


Sgt at Arms Sal:   Was on duty and recognized several people.  Kanti did not know who chose the Jan 1st as New Year’s day (it was Julius Cesar). Nobody was able to name the most eaten fruit in the world – answer Mango.


Today’s Program.   

Jack introduced our guest speaker Officer Sarah Perez who was accompanied by Corporal Donavon Broses.   They came today to speak to us about the Community Police Academy which is being held February 7 through March 14 on each Wednesday evening from 6p to 8:30p.  This is a seven week course that will be conducted for citizens who apply to the seven week course.  The course covers:  Police organizational structure; Laws of Arrest – Search and Seizure; Use of Force simulation; Vehicle Enforcement stops; Crime scene Processing; Volunteer unit; Specialized Units (SWAT, hostage negation, canine unit, motorcycle/traffic unit, Bicycle unit; and Ride along with an officer.  Officer Perez and Broses used a video presentation to highlight what the seven academy topics cover.  There were a lot of great questions and very strong interest in this participation.   I hope you were fortunate enough to be in attendance.  It was an excellent presentation.  Thanks to Jack for having Officer Perez present to our club.  All the Rotarians were happy we got to check out what is happening with the Community Police Academy!!


Officer Sarah Parez and Corporal Donovan Broses



Raffle Winners:

Marty won the bottle of wine.  Michael had his ticket pulled for the marble game and drew a catseye and got to choose something from the basket of fun.  Next week the jackpot is $55.


 Thought for the week: – An affirmation.

I use my strengths to achieve my goals, consistently and consciously with enthusiasm and excitement.