El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for March 29, 2018

El Cerrito RotaryThe Wheel
March 29, 2018
Editor: Gary Buffon

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

Guests and visiting Rotarians:
Visiting Rotarians today included Neal Wells of Lafayette. Guests today included Karineh Samkian (Jan’s guest). Brandon.Cody (Rafael’s guest and powerwash service providor) and Rafael’s project manager Mario.

 If you want to see the speaker lineup for April visit our club’s website.
 May 12 is the RotoCare Bowl-a-Thon. Our team members need sponsorship so check with them to find out how you can help. We have four bowlers and each is looking to get sponsors.
 Rafael gave us an update on his Mother’s Day program at his store. He has been getting great cooperation for the April 13th project. If you want to help out see the info on the email sending the club bulletin
 Terry reminded us of the Library celebration on April 4th at 4p Go celebrate at the Library on that date and time.
 April 5th. President Elect Marla will be running the meeting as Terry will be in Hawaii.
 April 10th at 12:30a is our Club board meeting. Be sure and attend the meeting if you are a board member or if you want to find out what is going on with your club
 Jan’s guest announced the fund raiser at Madera School.
 Saturday March 26 is a community service project our club will be helping with. Let Terry know if you can participate.

Happy Dollars:
Don is happy about the TGIFF gathering as he got to so some catch up with Jane DelSimone. George is happy he will be accompanying wife Norma to the Inner Wheel conference. Nobuko is happy about husband Jon’s 65th birthday. Mark Scott gave us an update on the healing of his Achilles tendon with the treatment of stem cells. Rafael is happy about Mario’s help with the Mother’s day event at his carpet store. Rafael is also happy about his guest Branden. Sil is happy about Terry going to Hawaii and Marla filling in for him.

Sgt at Arms Sal: Not on duty today.

Other Interesting Things: Terry showed a video of a wheelchair repair facility in Mexico that has supported by the Rotary Foundation.

Today’s Program:
Nancy introduced Patti Barsotti, who works at Mechanics Bank and is a long time Kiwani members to speak to us about “how to keep our club strong. She did a great presentation about the various factors that are critical in keeping a volunteer organization strong. She took us through botht the tangible and intangible aspects of being a member of Rotary or Kiwanis. . Since these are two of the larger community service organization. Patti asked for us to provide feedback about whey we are so passionate about our volunteer activities and she documented these items. Then we got to share info about our own personal things that make being a community service person valuable. Pattie gave a recognition prize (a tangerize) for those who participated. This was and excellent presentation and I believe that everyone enjoyed because it touched us and spoke to our hearts as Rotarians. Thanks to Nancy for bringing Patti to speak to use.
Raffle Winners:
The Power Wash certificate was won by Nobuko. Jack won the bottle of wine. Nancy had her ticket pulled for the marble game and drew a cat’s eye. Next week the jackpot will be $110.

Genie Stone winner: Jack won the Magic Stone for April.

Thought for the week:
Motivation is not caused by spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.