El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for January 18, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

January 18, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon




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

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  

None today.


  • Our club will be responsible for bring food to the RotoCare clinic on two days in Feb.
  • Lee will be holding a meeting to discuss ideas on the local projects we want to generate interest in our Rotary club and to increase membership

 Happy Dollars:   Joe Y is happy he saw Mike Gonzalez and that he is doing so well.  Jack had $5 and information on the importance of not keeping old “tennis shoes” for a long time.  He did so and it resulted in him falling down and fracturing his wrist.  Kandi is happy that Al Caruso was with us today. Mark Scott is happy about his grandma’s saying about buying a good bed and good shoes.  Suggesting that if you don’t have your shoes on you will be in bed.  Sarah is happy for the workmen at the high school and all the help they provided to get things back into shape after some upgrades to the garden.  Jan is happy that it is football playoff time as she really enjoys the excitement of the games.  Gary is happy he found a new placed to go ground squirrel hunting in Oregon.  Susan (our guest) is happy to be here.  Tracy is happy but I did not get the specifics.  Nobuko is happy she leased a new care for Husband John and happy that she still have her own car.  Terry is happy that he survived the sleep overs for his daughters on the weekend.

Sgt at Arms Sal:   Not on duty today.

Today’s Program.   

Susan Riggle, Leandra Johnson and Kim Paige from the El Cerrito High Student Activity fund were on hand to speak today about what the SAF provides for the school.  Simply the fund is an umbrella organization that provides monetary support to individuals and groups at the school that would be outside of the scope for school funding.  The support provided include everything from group activities to graduation.  The SAF makes a difference in Academic, Social and club activities throughout the school.  The way it works is that applications for grants are accepted at specific time of the year and the SAF board acts on these requests.    

Susan Riggle, Kim Paige, Leandra Johnson


Rotarian Sal, Susan Riggle, Kim Paige, Leandra Johnson, President Terry

After the presentation of the SAF check, President Terry had us do a truth or dare activity.  Terry began, followed by Jack, Marty, Tracy, Lee and guest Kim.  It was a lot of fun and a great climate for this upbeat meeting.


Raffle Winners:

Mark Scott won the bottle of wine.  Jack 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 $60.


 Thought for the week:

If you don’t know where you are going, you might end up where you are headed.

Michal de Montagne