El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for July 26, 2018

 El Cerrito Rotary

The Wheel

July 26, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon




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

Guests and visiting Rotarians: 

Today our only guest was Jack’s wife Carol.


  • Marty will be the stand in President for next week’s meeting in Terry’s absence
  • The RotoCare Clinic food service is our responsibility on August 7 and August 21. Nancy offered to take the 7th date and Lee will do the 21st
  • Berkeley Rotary is holding a fund raiser parking cars at the annual Kite Fair. They are looking for volunteers to help them.
  • Friday the 27th is BARSHEEP TGIFF monthly celebration
  • Sonya gave us a Sip and Savor update concerning sponsorships and ticket availability. Everything is going along well.  It is important that we all keep the pressure on making sure we promote the event and secure as many sponsors as possible.  Remember if you have people you know that are potential attendees, the Bronze Sponsorship ($300) is a great deal because you get four tickets to the event as part of your reward package for buying the sponsorship.  This is a very good deal and easy to sell so go out and talk to people about this opportunity.



Happy Dollars:

Terry is happy he is going on vacation today and will be enjoying the time with his family.  Jack is happy about the new chef at the club and the great food he is preparing.  Nancy is happy to be able to share with us info about scan artists who are trying many different ways to steal our money.  Sal is happy to be 82 and donated $82 to the club.  Lee is happy to be recovering from appendectomy surgery and he is now going on a three week vacation.  Marty is happy that Carol Freethy is here today to speak to us along with Jack.


Sgt at Arms: Was on duty today and did table trivia.  Very interesting stuff about population of cities, the secret service and old time movie stars.


Today’s Program: 

Terry introduced our speakers for today, Jack and Carol Freethy to share the experiences they had at the Rotary Conference in Toronto Canada. 

Jack explained how he and Carol had attended the past fifteen or sixteen Rotary Conferences and how enjoyable they are.  The Toronto event was no exception and keeps the focus for all Rotarians on the importance of the difference Rotary makes in all of is great works.  This year was the 50th anniversary of Rotaract resulting in a lot of emphasis at the conference on that aspect of Rotary.  As is often the case, there are a lot of leaders from the host country that speak to the assembled Rotarians.  Jack shared a bit about the Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s presentation and then Carol wes given a chance to tell us about the presentation by former first lady Laura Bush and her thoughts on Rotarian and impact that our organization make throughout the world.

Jack and Carol Freethy – our speakers Today


Raffle Winners

Nancy had her ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Sal had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $85.


Thought for the week

Our safety, our liberty depends on preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers make it inviolate.  The people of the U,S. are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts.  Not to overthrow the Consitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.

–Abraham Lincoln