El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin November 1, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

November 1, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon




President Terry:  greeted everyone and Sil led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.


Guests and visiting Rotarians:   None today


  • Holiday party on Dec 8th at the Richmond Art Center. This will be a joint party with Richmond Rotary
  • Jack gave us a summary of the donations made to the El Cerrito Rotary Foundation and reminded everyone who wants to make a donation to the recent Rotarians we lost to do so. If you are contacted by any of the survivors of these Rotarians to keep steer the donations to our foundation.
  • Marty reminded us that this month is our club’s foundation month and it is time for us all to make a donation of $100 or more to our PHF contribution.


Happy Dollars:   Gary is happy that the Interact club did 39 hours working for Halloween carnival that the city held for the community. Jack is happy about the tributes that Willie McCovey is receiving for being a loved SF Giant baseball player.  Michael is happy for his great trip to Maui, Hawaii with his family.  President Terry is happy about the great time he had with his daughters including school activities and outings.   


Sgt at Arms:  Sal was not on today so be prepared for his return next week.



Today’s Program:

Since we did not have any speaker we had a group discussion of a number of things.. Jack started by sharing how much recognition he receives by simply wearing his Rotary pin.  Nancy told us the things that have happened in Cooperstown NY that stimulate conversations about Rotary.  There were a number of interesting stories about the old landmarks in the city and the situations that relate to these locations.  Many of the stories were about Rotary meeting and restaurantes and how things have changed in the past twenty to thirty years.  Terry adjourned the meeting and we held the drawings.


Raffle Winners.The marble game ticket pulled belonged to Sil who drew a catseye marble  Next week the pot will be $60. Michael had his ticket drawn for the wine.  Gary won a gift basket left over from Sip and Savor.  What a great prize.  Norma Buffon will be delighted with the olive oil and other goodies for cooking.



Thought for the Week: 

As this year draws to a close, what are the top five goals you are motivated to achieve?  Write these goals down and commit to the deadline of getting them completed.  Then you must allow someone else to keep you accountable otherwise you will less committed to completing these important goals.   The someone you choose to be your accountable person must be someone who respects you and you are not inclined to disappoint that individual.  –  Good work in setting this up!!