Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for September 3, 2020

 El Cerrito Rotary -The Wheel

September 3, 2020

Editor:  Gary Buffon


Acting President Gabe Quinto:  Opened the Zoom meeting by greeting us all and provided a thought for today.. 


Guests & Visiting Rotarians:  Our guest speaker today was Tessa Rudnick who is a candidate for El Cerrito City Council in our next election.    


  • We were a bit light on announcements.  President Andy is on a short vacation so we muddle through without him

Sgt at Arms:  Acknowledged Kanti for his Sept 4th birthday.

Happy Dollars:  Marty is happy his is going camping with his men’s group in the Sierras.  Gabe is happy there is a county meeting of city leaders tonight to discuss funding for various key services and the overall impact on these services on the financial well being of the various cities.  

Today’s Program:   

Gabe introduced Tessa Rudnick our speaker today.  Tessa is a Candidate for City Council.  She came to be known as a key person in El Cerrito based on her understanding of technology and it use in city governments.  Her Father was a video production guy in San Francisco city government and she grew up doing a lot of similar things in her own life.  She has a fascinating background the provides her a great insights in how techology can provide be a great asset to getting things done in city governments.  She is running for EC City Council because she wants to be part of the solution for the next ffew years to get our city government stablized and effective.  Her presentation was excellent and provided us with suggestion and ideas for El Cerrito’s future. 

Gabe being a sitting city councilman in EC gave us a sense of what he believes are El Cerrito’s future and said Tessa’s ability and experience can provide leadership for El Cerrito to get back on track with its priorities and goals.  This lead to a number of questions by the Rotarians.  This demonstrated why Gabe wanted to have Tessa join us today for our meeting. Tessa Has a website you can go to – check it out.  https://www.tessaforelcerrito.com/   You can sign up for her mailing list. 

Thought for the Day:  

In these crazy times of weird government regulations it is nice to hear from sane folks about important things such as how our city is running and what we need to do to keep things on track.  See everyone next week!!