El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for November 29,2018

El Cerrito Rotary- The Wheel

November 29, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon




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


Guests and visiting Rotarians:   Mark Scott’s wife Cindi joined us today.



  • Terry gave us the info on our next two meetings, Dec 6 and Dec 13 will be at Los Moles. See you there
  • TGIFF is tomorrow and will be at the Tap Room Bar and Grill in Albany. Join the fun.  It starts at 5:30p
  • Lee gave us an update on the holiday party. We will not be joining the Richmond Club.  Instead we will be going to Trader Vics on Sun Dec 9th starting at 5pm.  Be sure and bring a $20 gift as well as a toy for the toy drive.
  • Marty reminded us that this month is our Foundation drive. Bring you check for $100 and give it to Marty.
  • Jack announced there will be a celebration of life for Don Farquharson on Dec Sat Dec 15th from 2p to 4p at the Richmond Yacht club.  We will have a bit more information next meeting.


Happy Dollars:  

   Terry is happy for his “Buckkeye” Football teams winning the game.  Lee had $20 for his Mom coming to town for his daughter’s wedding.  Geore is happy that Mark was with us today.  Michael is happy for a great Thanksgiving.  Mark had $20 for his last visit from the Nurse and giving him a clear bill of health.  Jack was happy for the collections that was taken for the Rotarians who had recently passed.  A bit over $1200 was collected from Rotarians.


Sgt at Arms: 

Not on duty today


  Today’s Program:   

Susan Dunn introduced her husband Jeff and the team of players from Stagebridge Players Boardcasting System who joined us today to provide a great program of radio from our past.  This team consisted of Pamela Ball, Terry Englehart, Karen Lawrence, Carole Padio, Ginny Preston and Shoya Warrington.  These folks are from Stagebridge Players Broadcasting System in Oakland.  This is a school for middle age folks to learn how to do voice performance. Today they treated us to an Alice in Wonderland story which was done with the aforementioned people reading the key information for us to hear the story and it was GREAT. This radio performance was originally done on Oct 24, 1947.  I think it safe to say, everyone at today’s meeting was thoroughly entertained.  It was great having these folks as our guests.

Raffle Winners.  Nancy had her ticket pulled for the bottle of wine.  The marble game ticket pulled belonged to Nancy who drew a catseye marble    Next week the pot will be $75.

Genie Stone:  The magic stone was won by Mark.Scotl


 Thought for the Week: 

As we pass through this life it is better to enjoy everything you can because we all only get one trip!