Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for January 30, 2020

El Cerrito Rotary

The Wheel

January 30, 2020

Editor:  Gary Buffon


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

Guests & Visiting Rotarians:    

Guests today included Al Miller, Tom Turman (who is applying for Rotary membership) and Norma Trillia (Rotarian George’s wife)


  • .TGIFF this month is at Hercules.  It is tomorrow.
  • Rotarian Paul Keith announced the annual PD crab feed on Feb 21st.  The Fund’s raised will be used to replace one of the Police dogs who is retiring.  Be sure and attend if you can.
  • Jack announced that Gabe Quinto has applied for membership in El Cerrito Rotary so be prepared for that eventuality. 
  • Next Thursday, Feb 6th is the date when our District Governor makes her official visit.   We will meet at the club at 10a and have a brief Rotary Board meeting prior to the regular meeting.   

Sgt at Arms:    Not on duty today.

Happy Dollars:  Andy is happy that Tom Turmanis seriously considering joining El Cerrito Rotary.  Mark had dollar and an apology for the meeting she missed.  Al Miller is happy for the support of the El Cerrito Rotary.  Gary is happy that Jessica Ong will be speaking to us on Feb 20.  Be sure and attend to hear speak about “Aspasia.”  Terry is happy to be an El Cerrito Rotarian!

Todays Program:   

 Manish Doshi was our guest speaker today and Andy conducted a speaker interview with Manish.  We learned that Manish came to the US at 7 years old and landed in NY wher he was escorted through the immigration procedure and live with his family.  Manish gave us a snap shot of his becoming a soccar coach which he continued to do for over twenty years.  Andy asked him to tell us how that progressed as the years went on.  Manish gave us an indepth perspective of his experience with field fees, use of fields and a number of other important area’s affecting youth sports.  Manish was part of the EC team that dealt with the fees, scheduling and field access while he was with the Park and Recreation Dept of EC.  He gave us a very infromative and passionate presentation which covered a lot of the workings of this key sporting function.  Manish throughout his presentation focused on the importance of youth sport and what it does for the health of the participants.   He is still coaching and is quite passionate his occupation and advocation.  This was a great presentation.  I apologize for not having a picture but I am still working the bugs out of my handheld and my computer.  I hope you were able to be in attendance today as it was a very quality presentation and President Elect Andy did a great job in the format that was used.

See everyone next Thursday for the District Governor’s visit.  Remember to be there at 10a!!

Todays Raffle:  Sil and Rafael both had a ticket drawn for a bottle of wine.  Rafael had his ticket drawn for the marble game and selected a blue marble winning $2.  Next week the pot will be $155.

Genie Stone:  won by Rafael for February..  

Thought for the Day:  We as Rotarians are very fortunate to have the foundation of Rotary and the 4-Way Test to guide us in our travels.