Rotary Bulletin for May 31, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

May 31, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon



President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked Lee to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  Sal had a guest named Destiny he met at McBears and he invited him to come visit us today.


  • No board meeting in June.
  • Thursday July 5th the club will not meet because of independence day
  • Terry announced that several jobs remain for the new Rotary year. If you want to be involved in any of these areas please speak to Terry.
  • Jane gave us the rundown on the Party on Saturday. A meeting was held after the meeting to tidy up loose ends
  • Tracy gave a report on the cleanup day on the 26th. There was a great turnout of people who picked up trash and about there was a good turnout.  Tracy thanked everyone who came.
  • Lee announced a cleanup project at CCCT theater parking lot in June
  • Gary announced our Interact club contributed $750 to the Wildlife Conversation Society District project.


Happy Dollars:  Mark Scott had happy dollars for his new grandson:  William Duncan Alexander Brown.  Sal had $5 and confessed he was not ready for Sgt at Arms today.  Jack had happy dollare for a Paul Harris award from a Freethy relative in Michigan who was given the award a generation ago.  Kanti is happy he attended the TGIFF event last Friday.  Tracy was happy for attending a Warrior celebration.  Jane is happy for an event her grandson participated in and also that she will be going on Vacation to Canada.  Marty is happy about a play he attended.  Michael is happy the Warriors advanced in the playoffs.

Sgt at Arms: Not on duty today


Today’s Program: 

Gary introduced our speaker today:  Chester Santos a nationally renown memory specialist.  After we viewed a list of his awards and accomplishments, he provided us a very interesting and engaging example of use of memory.   He went around the room and gave us each person’s name.  He gave us some insights on how our visual memory is a very powerful tool that we all fail to use effectively.   We were given example of how recounting visualization and help us remember things.  Then he gave us random word that he turned into a story.  Then he reviewed the story with the words and asked Tracy to go through the words and she got them all correct.  This was a great example putting what he was telling us into a practical example.  Chester ended his presentation by offering us a discounted training and a number of people signed up to take the training.  Chester’s presentation was excellent and well worth the investment to take the training.  Thanks to Jan for setting up Chester visiting us today.



 Chester Santos – The Memory Man


Raffle Winners:

Kanti had his ticket had her ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Marty had his ticket pulled for the marble game and pulled the winning marble winning the $150 Jackpot.  Next week the pot will be $50

Marty won the Genie Stone.

Thought for the week

Collaboration is an unnatural act performed by partially consenting adults seated around a table with the lights on.