Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for October 10, 2019

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

October 10, 2019

Editor:  Gary Buffon


President Marty opened the meeting by greeting everyone and Sonya led the flag salute and Marty offered the thought for today.

Guests & Visiting Rotarians:    Andy’s Dad Dwayne Brown was his guest today.  Capt Robert De La Campa of the El Cerrito PD was Paul’s guest.  Anna Cartagena Rafael’s wife and her friend Irene McGuire were visitors.  Our guest speaker Will Rogers had his wife Kate as a guest.


  • President Marty told everyone who is coming to sip and savor to Wear Rotary Gear!
  • Reminded us of the fund raising BBQ at Alan Baer’s home on Saturday. 
  • Hercules Rotary is having a Day at the races at GGF coming up
  • TGIFF this month is Halloween on the 25th.5:30-7:30pm.  Being held at El Cuscatlan Restaurant, 14350 Laurie Ln, Ste A.  Hosted by San Pablo Rotary
  • Sonya gave an update on Sip and Savor which is this Sunday.  Things are on track.  Rotarians are to be at the club at 1p to help in getting setup completed.  The official start of Sip and Savor is 2:30p but there is a lot to be done so show up at 1p and we will start work.  Everyone is being encouraged to wear Rotary clothing so people can see us

Sgt at Arms:

Recognized Rafael and Anna’s for their 29th anniversary.  Sonya was recognized for her recent birthday.

Happy Dollars:   Andy is happy to have his Dad visiting and for his helping Andy with his new bee hive.  Terry is happy about Sip and Savor and things getting sorted out for the event this Sunday.  Michael is $5 happy for being there when his son was sworn in as a new attorney in Washington state.

Today’s Program:  Marty introduced William Rogers of William Rogers and Son Honey.  Wo;; brought a portable hive to display for us to enjoy.  He then introduced the topic of bee keeping and summarized how he became involved in bee keeping.  Will read a comprehensive story about how he became involved in the interesting and exciting endeavor.  It was great how he told the story of his endeavor in bee keeping over the last 35 plus years and where he is today.  He lives in Kensington and has his hives located so he can provide the benefits of keeping bees and also sell honey.  He sells his product at the Kensington community events.  I think most of us did not have a clue about what was involved in participating in bee keeping and raising bees.  This was a great opportunity to gain a basic understanding of bee keeping and the important things it provides.   We learned the seasons of the bees and what goes on in each of these seasons.  I hope you were one of the lucky Rotarians who got to enjoy this presentation.  It was great!!

William Rogers with his portable bee hive.  – Great Presemtation today

Todays Raffle: Not done today:

Next week the pot will be $90.

Thought for the Day:   There is nothing more fascinating than nature and how it works!!