Rotarians Responsibility for Guest Speakers

Listed Below are the Rotarians responsible for booking our Guest Speaker for the weekly Rotary Meeting:

Each team is responsible for two months and the Team Captain will oversee the booking of the weekly speaker.  The Coordinator for the 2018-19 years speakers is Rotarian Nancy McCarthy and each team is to coordinate with Nancy to check for unfilled dates and report to her of any conflicts.

September 2018 & March 2019

Captain:  Jan Feagley

Team: Jim Spain, Frank Sirafi, Don Farquharson, Sabina Pan

 

October 2018 & April 2019

Team Captain: Lee Prutton

Team: Sil Addiego, John Hoagland, Paul Keith, Nancy McCarthy

 

November 2018  & May 2019

Team Captain: Jane Del Simone

Team: Gary Buffon, Terry Kotsatos, Nobuko Mukai Vicars, Mark Scott

 

December 2018 & June 2019

Captain: Marty Kaliski

Team: Sal Compagno, Sonja Givens-Thomas, Marla Stephenson, Joe Yang

 

August 2018 & February 2019

Captain: Kanti Patel

Team: Rafael Cartagena, Michael Chang, Mark Figone, Larry Sanchez

 

July 2018 & January 2019

Captain: Jack Freethy

Team: Andrew Brown, Jan Feagley, Steve Sadler, Ron Svien, George Trillia

 

Team Captain’ s  Responsibility

  • Team Members will set up speakers for the monthly assignment and confirm with Director of programs
  • Assign a Greeter for each meeting of designated month
  • Team arrives early to meet and set up the Guest Speaker

 

 

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for August 9, 2018

 El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

August 9, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked Jim to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  President Terry’s Mother Aphrodite and daughter Ava were his guests.  Visiting Rotarians Herb Cole and Earl Brown from Richmond were on hand today.

 

Announcements:

  • President Terry thanked Marty for running the meeting last week
  • Terry announced the Club board meeting will be next Tuesday at 12:30a
  • Terry told us about the schools in Richmond who are seeking volunteers to assist with their healthy lunch programs. If you are interested in helping please let President Terry know.
  • Sabina passed around a list on which you can put your donations for the raffle for Sip and Savor. She will be doing this every week until the event arrives.
  • Also if you want to assist with the raffle or any other of the activities at Sip and Savor, please tell President Terry
  • Nancy announced the arrival of the new Rotary Rosters for this year. Be sure and pick up a couple for your office and home

 

 Happy Dollars:

 Nancy is happy she had a visit from a sibling who has teenage daughters and Is glad they had a good time and that they are now departed.  Jack is happy about the guest Rotarians here today.  Mark is happy he participated in a 50 mile hike with his son and the Boy Scout troop he is in.  Rafael had $20 for being back after being away for 6 weeks working and making money. 

Sgt at Arms:  Was on the job today with table trivia.  He was able to get two out of three tables in the pay column today.

Today’s Program:

President Terry introduced fellow Rotarian Mark Figone to bring us up to date on the state of refuse collection and recycling in the State of California.  Mark began with the history of garbage collection in the Northern California area and how that transitioned us into ways things are being done today.  In the past 40 years there has been a great emphasis on reducing land fills and getting recyclable materials out of the wast stream.  The phrase that was used by Mark is conversion technologies which means using ways to reuse and redirect materials out of the waste stream.   Mark statement that “garbage is not sexy” which means the main reason it is important to manage it is for public safety.  In fact everything that is done is looked at from that standpoint.  In addition, the finding for garbage collection has this as the number one goal. 

I did not capture a lot of details from Mark’s presentation because he touched on so many key points.  All of his presentation was geared toward giving us an idea of the amount of emphasis that is going into the effort to collect and how much these action will increase costs of garbage collection.  This was and excellent presentation that truly says that management of garbage collection is much like “rocket science” given all the variable and unintended consequences that can result.  Thanks to Mark for shinning a light on a number of important things in one of the key activities in our society.  Garbage is not sexy but it is a critical part of what goes on in our society.

 

Mark Figone – Pres – East Sanitary Service

 

Raffle Winners

Sil had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Rafael had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $95.

 

 Thought for the week

 Definition of Customer:  The next person in the process you are working on. 

Definition of Quality:  Meeting the agreed upon requirements of the customer

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for August 2, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

August 2, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 Past President Marty:  greeted everyone and asked Steve to lead the pledge.  Marty provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  Neal Wells of the Lafayette club was our guest

Announcements:

  • Jack announced that Don and Mary Farquharson have moved into El Cerrito Royal. Since Don has the issue with his lungs, they have both move into assisted living.  Jack will find out when we will be able to visit them and let us know in a week or so
  • Sal reported he has found a chocolatier for our Sip and Savor event. He is also working on one of the best bakeries in the area to participate.
  • Jane gave us a “pep talk” about everyone doing their best to work on Sip and Savor as our club has fewer members and we are not as mighty as before. We will all have to pull together to make sure we pull together to get everything handled

Happy Dollars:

Michael is happy for his 38th anniversary.  Marty is happy for his shop being the busiest it has been for a long time.  He wondered how much has to do with him closing the shop at the end of the year.  Gary is happy for his successful hernia surgery on Monday.  George is happy for his 64th anniversary and 84th birthday.  Jane is happy for her vacation and meeting a Rotarian who was on his way to Toronto for the Rotary convention.  Jan is happy she went on a climb of Mt Tam even though it was challenging.  Nobuko is happy for an old house she and Jon purchased and remodeled after a lot of trials and tribulation with Berkeley bureaucracy.  Sil is happy for his 52nd anniversary.  Jack is happy the El Cerrito Rotary Foundation is doing well and will be able to make a donation to the fire victims in the district.

Sgt at Arms:  Not on duty today

 

Today’s Program: 

Because we had no guest speaker, Marty decided that he would give time for Rotarians to recount favorite trip they experienced.  He began by telling us about Anker Watt in Cambodia.  Gary told about his trip to Pierre, SD where he visited the local Rotary club.  Jack told about he and Carol going with Mark and Cindy Scott to Hot Air Balloon event in Alburqueque.  Sil told us about a location in Italy that was build 2500 years ago as well as a trip about Caprie.   Larry seconded the and shared his trip to Sarento.  Sal told us about spending time in Japan when he was in the army.  Marty closed by telling us about the wonders of Glacer National Park.  Great experiences shared by our fellow Rotarians.

 

Raffle Winners

Steve had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Steve also had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $90.

 

Thought for the week

 If we continue doing things the same as we always have, we will continue to get the same results.

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for July 26, 2018

 El Cerrito Rotary

The Wheel

July 26, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked John to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians: 

Today our only guest was Jack’s wife Carol.

Announcements:

  • Marty will be the stand in President for next week’s meeting in Terry’s absence
  • The RotoCare Clinic food service is our responsibility on August 7 and August 21. Nancy offered to take the 7th date and Lee will do the 21st
  • Berkeley Rotary is holding a fund raiser parking cars at the annual Kite Fair. They are looking for volunteers to help them.
  • Friday the 27th is BARSHEEP TGIFF monthly celebration
  • Sonya gave us a Sip and Savor update concerning sponsorships and ticket availability. Everything is going along well.  It is important that we all keep the pressure on making sure we promote the event and secure as many sponsors as possible.  Remember if you have people you know that are potential attendees, the Bronze Sponsorship ($300) is a great deal because you get four tickets to the event as part of your reward package for buying the sponsorship.  This is a very good deal and easy to sell so go out and talk to people about this opportunity.

 

 

Happy Dollars:

Terry is happy he is going on vacation today and will be enjoying the time with his family.  Jack is happy about the new chef at the club and the great food he is preparing.  Nancy is happy to be able to share with us info about scan artists who are trying many different ways to steal our money.  Sal is happy to be 82 and donated $82 to the club.  Lee is happy to be recovering from appendectomy surgery and he is now going on a three week vacation.  Marty is happy that Carol Freethy is here today to speak to us along with Jack.

 

Sgt at Arms: Was on duty today and did table trivia.  Very interesting stuff about population of cities, the secret service and old time movie stars.

 

Today’s Program: 

Terry introduced our speakers for today, Jack and Carol Freethy to share the experiences they had at the Rotary Conference in Toronto Canada. 

Jack explained how he and Carol had attended the past fifteen or sixteen Rotary Conferences and how enjoyable they are.  The Toronto event was no exception and keeps the focus for all Rotarians on the importance of the difference Rotary makes in all of is great works.  This year was the 50th anniversary of Rotaract resulting in a lot of emphasis at the conference on that aspect of Rotary.  As is often the case, there are a lot of leaders from the host country that speak to the assembled Rotarians.  Jack shared a bit about the Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s presentation and then Carol wes given a chance to tell us about the presentation by former first lady Laura Bush and her thoughts on Rotarian and impact that our organization make throughout the world.

Jack and Carol Freethy – our speakers Today

 

Raffle Winners

Nancy had her ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Sal had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $85.

  

Thought for the week

Our safety, our liberty depends on preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers make it inviolate.  The people of the U,S. are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts.  Not to overthrow the Consitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.

–Abraham Lincoln

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for July 18, 2018

  El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

July 19, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked John to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

 

Guests and visiting Rotarians: 

Norma Trillia was George’s guest and Neal Wells was visiting from Lafaette Rotary

 

Announcements:

  • Terry announced a Sip and Savor committee meeting will be held at the end of our meeting today
  • Berkeley Rotary is holding a fund raiser parking cars at the annual Kite Fair. They are looking for volunteers to help them.
  • Friday the 27th is BARSHEEP celebration.
  • Sal announced that the WWI memorial is hoalding and open house in SF. The site is directly next to the opera house.  He told us this is a great opportunity to enjoy the history of that pivotal time in our history
  • Nancy told us our club roster is at the printers and will be ready soon

 

Happy Dollars:

Frank Lee (our guest speaker today) had $10 for being with us today.  Jack is happy to be back from Toronto and is looking forward to his talk next week.  Marty is happy Frank is here.  George is happy his daughter moved to Oregon from Utah.  Terry is happy to be going camping at Big Sur next week.

 

 

Sgt at Arms: Not on Duty Today

Today’s Program: 

Frank Lee was introduced by Jack so he could bring us up to speed on the aspects of Medicare and how we can use it to get more for our health care dolloars, 

Frank asked that I put his contact information in the bulletin – here it is:

Frank Lee – Medicare Solutions.  If you have a question drop an email to Frank at the following address:  frankleeinsurance@gmail.com and ask your question.  Frank is very knowledgable in guiding people on their use of medicare.  He will get you and answer.   He handed out a comprehensive guide on Medicare and walked us through the info so we could better understand how it work.  This was a greatly informative presentation.  Frank said he wanted everyone to take advantage of having him as a resource for what he does for his clients.  Be sure and take advantage of his expertise for anything in this matter

Raffle Winners

Gary had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Gary also had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a blue marble and won $2.  Next week the pot will be $80.

 

Thought for the week

If you think things are expensive now, wait until the prices go to zero and there is nothing you can buy.  Communism does not work and neither does giving money to everyone.  I don’t care what Bernie Sanders says.

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin – July 12, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

July 12, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked Marty to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians: 

Gary Pokorny of Walnut Creek Rotary was our guest

Announcements:

  • Terry requested a short Board meeting after the club meeting today to approve the officers and board for 2018-19.
  • Terry reminded everyone of the August speaker requirements.
  • Terry thanked everyone who has stepped up to take responsibility for running the club this year. Go get em and have a great year!!
  • Nancy reminded us all about the club roster and put the book out so everyone could make any changes for the roster. It will be going to the printers next week
  • Sonya announced the official kickoff of sponsorships for Sip and Savor. All members are expected to buy a sponsorship.  Let get going so we can have a successful fund raiser.

Happy Dollars:

Marty is happy about his camping trip in the Sierra’s and is looking forward to another tip next week.  Michael’s wife is getting her broken thumb out of the cast next week and she is Michael are both happy.  Mark Scott is happy he took care of both the younger grandkids.   Sonya is happy that the chef’s have returned at her facility.  Gary P shared his happiness at the Library Foundation fundraiser where they are having people sponsor the chairs which need to be rehabilitate at the Library.  You can sponsor a chair, just check in at the library for details. 

Sgt at Arms:

Sal did a very entertaining table trivia where we learned about interesting things in Alaska and Idaho. 

Today’s Program: 

Marty introduced Alison Healy who was with us today to give us an update on the organization called Alliance for Smiles.  The is the upgraded RotoPlast work that Rotary did for so many years.  This effort is to address the correction of cleft palets in young children.  Alison is ED of this organization which was spun off from Rotary in 2004 and is building an international model of doing medicat missions internationally to combat this afflictation in yong children.  We learned about how Alliance for Smiles operates and they way they carry out their missions.  The organization does about ten mission per yearand are gearing up to expand their efforts to reach more people afflicted with cleft palets.   Alison showed us a video of a young man Bernie Villar who lives in Santiago Phillipines and has gone through the corrective surgeries.  Completing these surgeries can take as long a 18 years depending on how severe the cleft palets are.  Alison gave us an excellent presentation so we all gained a better understanding of what Alliance of Smiles does during their missions and how they use volunteers and professionals to get the work done and help individuals with this affliction become normal citizens.  Another great Rotary program, 

Raffle Winners:

Sil had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Sonya also had her ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a cat’s eye marble.  Next week the pot will be $75.

Thought for the week

I view mistakes as opportunities for growth!!

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for June 28, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary The Wheel

June 28, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked Michael to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians: 

None today

Announcements:

  • There will be no club meeting next Thursday July 5th
  • There will be a board meeting on July 10th at 12:30p at the club
  • August speaking team is headed up by Rafael. Remember to get your speaker and then tell Nancy the detail via email and also send this info to Gary to be put into the bulletin
  • TGIFF will be tomorrow and it is being held at Salute’s
  • Lee told us about our monthly service project which will be Saturday 9:30a to 11:30a at the CCCT facility in El Cerrito. If you can come and help do so.  There will be a number of Rotarians and some of the millennial group will be there.  We will be doing yard work so dress accordingly

 

 

Happy Dollars:

Mark Figone is happy he was hear today and also that he is going on a backpacking trip with his son.  Lee is happy for his trip to Lassen Co and climbing Mt Lassen.  He has a recommendation for a B&B in Chester is anyone want to know who they are.  Lee also swam in Lake Alamanor.  Marty is happy to be going camping.  Jan is happy she will play in a PAL golf tournament in Richmond.  Mark Scott is happy he remembered visiting Mt Lassen and saw a guy who climber the mountain three time the day he was there.  Marla is happy to be back from her medical challenges and is looking forward to getting her year and Pres Elect underway.

 

Sgt at Arms:

Not on duty today.  Pres Terry did step in and recognized Rotarians who did not have their pins on today. 

 

Today’s Program: 

Marty introduced our speaker today, Kim Baur who is a Certified Nutrition Health Coach.  Marty explained he has been working with Kim in a professional capacity and the results were such that he wanted to have Kim share with us what she does.  Kim’s presentation focused on the fact that we all want to become more healthy through through nutrition.  She referenced the work Dr. Dale Bredesen has done in developing his Protocol.  Kim is also a cooking instructor where she carries out that aspect of what she does.  The main focus of Kim’s endeavors focus on reducing cognigitive decline for us all.  Kim gave us a very comprehensive outline of her work and addressed the notion of Recoding the damage done by alzheimers to regain the loss experienced from the disease.  The most interesting part for me was the notion of using a Cognoscopy to gain and understanding of the loss an individual experiences.  Given the information from this analysis it is possible to reverse some of the things that the alsheimers causes to us.  The entire focus is on diet and lifestyle.  This was a great presentation.  If you are inerest in checking in with Kim to set up a consultation you can email her at Kim@steppingstone-wellness.com or call her at 510-409-5430.

Kim Baur – Certified Nutrition Health Coach

                              

Raffle Winners:

Nobuko had her ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Nobuko also had his ticket pulled for the marble game and selected a cat’s eye marble.  Next week the pot will be $70.

 Genie Stone winner for July:  Michael Chang

 Thought for the week

Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.

Daniel Webster

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin – June 14, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary -The Wheel

June 14, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked John to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.  Terry asked for a moment of silence for our loss of Joe Conwill and Mike Gonzalez passing away yesterday.  The loss of these two fellow Rotarians and Friends is rough.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  Sabina Pan was visiting today for the last time because she was inducted later in the program.

Announcements:

  • Pres Terry reported on the results of the Loving Day celebration.
  • Terry also reported that the two beneficiaries for Sip and Savor will be the CCCT and the Milo Foundation.
  • Terry acknowledged Joe and Don who did not get there award at the Celebration dinn
  • Lee reminded us of the community service project on July 30 where we will be cleaning up the CCCT theater parking lot and grounds. Lee reminded us that three groups, Rotary, Millennials and CCCT folks will be participating.  If you can participate set aside June 30 from 9:30a to 12 noon to help out.
  • Sonya announced and provided fliers for the Sip and Savor Sponsorship program. This program will be in full swing from now until early October to get the most funding we can for our annual fund raiser.

 

Happy Dollars:

Mark is happy about his new grandson even though he sleeps days and stays awake at night.  He is very young so he will get it figured out.  Michael is happy to have a new car.  Terry is also happy to have a new car and told the story of making sure his insurance coverage was upgraded to include windshield damage which he needed today.  Don is happy to be at Rotary.  Jack is happy Don is here today.

 

Sgt at Arms: Not on duty today

 

Induction of Sabina Pan into El Cerrito Rotary:

Jack was asked to come forward and do the induction of Sabina.  He explained the purpose of the ceremony and the pride with which we honor our new members.  Sabina was given her Rotary pin along with a certificate for her wall so everyone will see it.  Then Nancy pinned Sabina’s Rotary pin on her lapel and we all stood and welcomed her into our club.

 

Jack, Sabina and Nancy 

 

Today’s Program: 

Sonya introduced Crystal Merrill fo the WCCUSD real aloud program to tell us abou the probram and the impact and benefits that program provides for selected grammer schools.  Crystal gave us a review of what the program is and how it works.  She also explained how volunteers are used in the program to create an environnment in which grammer school children are encouraged to read by being read to by both the volunteers and their parents.  We learned about the program that provies books to the children and how they are encouraged to read and be read to so they can understand the joy and excitement of reading.  Crystal have been with the program for several years and explained the benefits and results that have been gained.  He also gave us info on how to check in to become an adult volunteer reader for the program.   This is  wonderful program and that has experienced growth year to year.  The evaluation of results of the program has revealed a significant improvement in the attitude and results of these children being involved in this program.  We were also told how we can donate $$ and books to the program.

Crystal Merrill – WCCUSD Read Aloud Director

 

Raffle Winners:

Jack had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Michael had his ticket pulled for the marble game and pulled a blue eye marble winning $2.  Next week the pot will be $60

 

 

Thought for the week

Almost half of all communication time is spent on listening

–Paul J..Meyer – Founder of Leadership Management Inc.

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for June 7, 2018

  El Cerrito Rotary -The Wheel

June 7, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 Editors Note:  We learned just before our weekly meeting that one of our all time great members, Joe Conwill had passed away this morning.  Some of you may not know Joe’s Father Fred Conwill was a founding member of El Cerrito Rotary in 1949.  The Conwill’s have been great supporter of El Cerrito Rotary and the events we have sponsored over the years.  We are all saddened for the loss of Joe.  May all his friends and family be assured Joe will not be forgotten.

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked Sal to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  Visitors today included Lisa McIntosh and Sabina Pan.  This is Sabina’s last meeting as a guest as she will be sworn in as a new member next week

Announcements:

  • Terry thank everyone for the Party we held for him last Saturday evening.
  • Terry told us that June 13th is a celebration of Loving Day and ask for help to staff the table we have for this event.
  • Berkeley Rotary has its annual fund raiser, the Kite Festival next Saturday.
  • Lee announced the next community service day for June 30th. There will be a millennial meeting at McBears on June 27th to set up the CCCT clean up on the 30th.

 

  Happy Dollars:    

Nancy is happy that she remembered the exercise from last week.  Paul is happy for his vacation that starts today after work.  Jack is happy for the experience he had with kid in Lafayette that dropped some trash in a parking lot.  Marty is happy about the enjoyment of Terry’s party on Saturday.  Terry is happy about the great dinner he was given by the club.at Salute’s.  Nobuko is happy about her 20th anniversary and she received a pair of cute kitten from Jon.  Sonya is hppy about hiring a new certified Activity Trainer at work.  Lee is happy for his daughter’s boy friends company being bought out and him receiving a great buy out package.

 

Sgt at Arms: On duty today.  Sal recognized birthdays and anniversarys.  He then did trivia for each table and some got tagged and some not.

Today’s Program: 

Gary introduced Dr. Jay Sordean to speak to us today about personality styles and how they impact us.   Took us through a Four Cards evaluation so we could see what we value and the ways we express our values through action.  There were four colors of cards in this evaluation and each of these cards had twelve things which expressed what we value most.  Each set of values had a color associated with the set of values.  We then chose that color that most suited our values.  And then arranged the others in order of importance below the top one.   Jay helped us understand how communicating to other in a way that supports their values can be most effective.  He concluded with examples of how our values are important and help us understand about how we assign importance to others.  

This was a very interesting demonstration of personal values and how e choose what’s important to us.  Thank you Sonya for having Jay visit us and share this valuable information with us.

Dr. Jay Sordean – speaking about personality style and dimensia

 

Raffle Winners:

Jack had his ticket had her ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Sonya had her ticket pulled for the marble game and pulled a cats eye marble.  Next week the pot will be $55

 

Thought for the week

Just when you think you have everything under control someone points out something that needs to be adjusted.

Rotary Bulletin for May 31, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

May 31, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and asked Lee to lead the pledge.  Terry provided the thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  Sal had a guest named Destiny he met at McBears and he invited him to come visit us today.

Announcements:

  • No board meeting in June.
  • Thursday July 5th the club will not meet because of independence day
  • Terry announced that several jobs remain for the new Rotary year. If you want to be involved in any of these areas please speak to Terry.
  • Jane gave us the rundown on the Party on Saturday. A meeting was held after the meeting to tidy up loose ends
  • Tracy gave a report on the cleanup day on the 26th. There was a great turnout of people who picked up trash and about there was a good turnout.  Tracy thanked everyone who came.
  • Lee announced a cleanup project at CCCT theater parking lot in June
  • Gary announced our Interact club contributed $750 to the Wildlife Conversation Society District project.

 

Happy Dollars:  Mark Scott had happy dollars for his new grandson:  William Duncan Alexander Brown.  Sal had $5 and confessed he was not ready for Sgt at Arms today.  Jack had happy dollare for a Paul Harris award from a Freethy relative in Michigan who was given the award a generation ago.  Kanti is happy he attended the TGIFF event last Friday.  Tracy was happy for attending a Warrior celebration.  Jane is happy for an event her grandson participated in and also that she will be going on Vacation to Canada.  Marty is happy about a play he attended.  Michael is happy the Warriors advanced in the playoffs.

Sgt at Arms: Not on duty today

 

Today’s Program: 

Gary introduced our speaker today:  Chester Santos a nationally renown memory specialist.  After we viewed a list of his awards and accomplishments, he provided us a very interesting and engaging example of use of memory.   He went around the room and gave us each person’s name.  He gave us some insights on how our visual memory is a very powerful tool that we all fail to use effectively.   We were given example of how recounting visualization and help us remember things.  Then he gave us random word that he turned into a story.  Then he reviewed the story with the words and asked Tracy to go through the words and she got them all correct.  This was a great example putting what he was telling us into a practical example.  Chester ended his presentation by offering us a discounted training and a number of people signed up to take the training.  Chester’s presentation was excellent and well worth the investment to take the training.  Thanks to Jan for setting up Chester visiting us today.

 

 

 Chester Santos – The Memory Man

 

Raffle Winners:

Kanti had his ticket had her ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine.  Marty had his ticket pulled for the marble game and pulled the winning marble winning the $150 Jackpot.  Next week the pot will be $50

Marty won the Genie Stone.

Thought for the week

Collaboration is an unnatural act performed by partially consenting adults seated around a table with the lights on.