El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for January 30, 2020

El Cerrito Rotary

The Wheel

February 27, 2020

Editor:  Gary Buffon


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

Guests & Visiting Rotarians:    

Visitors today:  Tom Turman who has been accepted for membersip in El Cerrito Rotary. Mark Figone had a friend, George Glazer.  Pate Thompson and John Fergerson from Berkeley Rotary.  Rafael’s brother and Sonya’s guest David Taylor were also on hand.


  • TGIFF is tomorrow at Lara’s in Richmond.  from 5:30 to 7:30.  Be there if you possibly can.  We are the host so let’s look good in being host.  Wear you El Cerrito Rotary shirt.
  • June 6th will be President Marty’s demotion dinner at Lara’s (the old Salute’s).
  • March 21th and 22nd is the tree planting project-  Marty held back a couple of tickets if you have your heart set on going.  Check with Marty.
  • Jane will be ordering new club shirts so if you wish to get one she will be taking orders at our next meeting.   Be sure and see Jane to get your shirt ordered.

Sgt at Arms:   Not on  duty today..

Happy Dollars: Jane had $5 for getting her new driver’s license.  Jack has $5 for taking his tow grand children to the DMV.  Andy is happy about his trip to Morgan Hill to see his niece get her person of the year from the Morgan Hill Rotary Club.  Terry is happy for joining the Albany Chamber and being involved in this new organization.  John Fergerson is happy to tell us about his son belonging to a 500 member Rotary club in the East.  Mark Figone is happy about his oldest getting accepted to a great college.  Mark also told us about helping his kids get their driver’s licenses.  Rafael is happy to have his brother here today.

Todays Program:   

President Marty introduced Mark Figone to tell the lastest in trash and recycling requirements current and future.  Mark gave us a great summary of where things stand in the recycle and trash business.  He summarized of the key legislation that has been put on the books and will bring more challenges to his company and rate payers.  Some of the things that will have to be changed are barrels in which we deposit things so the colors are uniform with the new standards.  Mark pointed out that his computer system will have to be upgraded so his company can track the numerous things that are monitored.  Lots of challenges and a number of industrial factors will also be changed. There will be a number of things happening in the Refuse Industry and you can be alert for the things as they occur.  Always Mark provide us an excellent presentation.  I just hope you were on hand to hear what he had to tell us.  As always, our Rotarians bring us the best of our presentations.

Todays Raffle:  Mark Figone had his ticket pulled for the bottle of wine.  Michael Change had his ticket drawn for the pot and selected a catsye marble. Next week the pot will be $60.

Genie Stone Winner: Michael had his ticket pulled for the Genie Stone.

Thought for the Day:   With all the trauma with virus concerns and numerous other things it is very difficult to keep focused on our goals.  Be sure you take the time and make sure your high priority goals are the things you focus on!