El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for September 6, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

September 6, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon




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

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  None today


  • Terry is going to Ohio for his alma mater football game and will need someone to run the meeting on Sept 20th.  Jack volunteered
  • Terry reminded the October team to get the speaker team to get the bookings for the Thursdays.
  • Also we were reminded we need a speaker for Sept 27th
  • Sal reminded us that the Solano Stroll is this coming Sunday. This is the 4th largest street fair in the US.


Happy Dollars:  Jack is happy he did not have to do Jury Duty.  Gary is happy that the Interact club is back in operation.  John is happy to have his new driver’s license and shared the story of the DMV.  Sonya is happy for the wonderful memorial for Aretha Franklin. 

Sgt at Arms:  not on today

Today’s Program: 

We had a special program today put on by the Sip and Savor Committee. There was champagne served and we even got a chance to win a wine glass like those that will be given away at the event.  Sal, Sonya, Jane, Sabina, and a couple other folks provided information and status of the many things that are underway for the event.  We are only 31 days away from the event.  Sonya has overseen the $27800 worth of sponsorship’s thus far and we need a few more.  We have a lot of great venders who will be providing great “stuff” for our event.  There is a need to emphasize more people into the event.  We need more ticket sales and a reminder is that until the 20th tickets on-line are available 2 for $90. 

We talked a about using our volunteers effectively and making sure we cover all the key aspects of the work that must be done.  Gary will be contacting the Interact club leadership so we get assistance for a number of things where we need help.  d


Raffle Winners

Mark Scott had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Sal had his ticket pulled a black marble game and paid $5..  Next week the pot will be $115. Sil had his ticket pulled and won the Rotary Shirt.


Thought for the week

I give no mental recognition of the possibility of failure.