Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for March 14, 2019

President Terry greeted everyone and Sil led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  

We had no visiting Rotarians but we did have a lot of guests.  Jane’s husband Alan was here as well as Sue, Barbara, Pam and Rafael’s son Richard.

Announcements:

  • Nancy did her Genie stone announcement about Mechanics Bank’s line of credit
  • Marty gave us some info about his recent PETS conference
  • The next slogan for Rotary is “Rotary connects the world”

Happy Dollars:  

We had a lot of happy dollar people today:  Andy, Tracy, Michael, Jack, Jan, Marty and Rafael

Sgt at Arms:  Did an excellent presentation on St Patrick’s  and the way this day was name after him.   At the end of his presentation Sal collected a $ from everyone for the Rotary box.

Todays Program: 

Jan introduced our speaker today Carol Sievers who came to tell us about her current teaching engagement in Aniak Alaska.  It is a fourth grade cless in which the students are mostly native Alaskens.  Carol shared the story of her returning to teaching after retiring in MN and the wonderful adventure it has become for her.  Living in Aniak, a small community in Alaska and all the interesting things this has provided for her.  Things such as the challenges of rural Alaska, native families as well as livinc conditions.  The living standards and other things have created a whole relm of factors fo rher.  Carol sshowed us pictures of the area, of her school and of course, of her students,.  We also saw pictures of huge salmon, wild blue berries and prepation of moose meat in the school.  I especially liked the picture of the school kids in the boat on their way to pick berries.  Carol related how the environment meant a lot of challenges for her and how much of those things had taught her.  One of the most interesting picture was of the school kids preparing parts of a Moose to have for lunch at the school.  This was an excellent presentation and showed the passion that Carol has in being teacher.  Thanks to Jan for inviting Carol to speak to us.  This was a fascinating presentation.

Raffle Winners.  The bottle of wine was won by Marty.  The marble drawing ticket was pulled Michael and he selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $125..   

Thought for the Week:

This year we are celebrating the 70th year of our Rotary Club and Sonya and others are getting us set up to make sure we get our club the recognition it deserves for its long term commitment to community service.  Be sure you play your part in this anniversary.

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel for March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

Editor:  Gary Buffon (www.rotary5160.org

President Terry greeted everyone and Nancy led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  

Guests today were Victoria and Brenda.

Announcements:

  • There will be a club board meeting next Tuesday Mar 13th.
  • Marty will be attending PETS next weekend
  • Sonya passed around the 70th anniversary marketing materials she created to give us an idea of the plan she is working on.

Happy Dollars:  

Jack shared the experience of getting tagged on his property and he shared how he got past the experience.  Rafael provided info on how reliable and reassuring it is being a Mechanics Bank customer.  There was a lot of people in the room who agreed.

Sgt at Arms:  Sal was not on today.

Todays Program: 

Tracy introduced Scott Harris who spoke to us today about “Client Clicks”, his internat marketing business. He gave us a summary of the services he offers his clients in the internet marketing areana.  He provided us a great summary of how he helps his clients.  Scott gave us insights into how websites are ranked and how Google uses search engine technology to provide advantages to companies.  In addition Scott shared how the use of inbound and outbound marketing seach processes market is used along with other techniques for setting up ways your website can be made more desireable to seach engines.  In addition, we learned about how one can achieve a top seach ranking.  The process that Scott a lot of info but itfappears it would be valuable to get professional leadership to take advantage of these techniques.. Short answer, call Scott and learn how to do it.  If you are going to invest money in these methods and tools be sure you understand how things work and Scott is the guy to lead you through their use and application.  In the final analysis you want to pay for getting help with what works and that means using Google, Yelp and Facebook in the best ways possible and you will need help to get that right.  Check with Scott to see how he can help you and how much you may have to invest.Raffle Winners.  The bottle of wine was won by Sonya.  The marble drawing ticket was pulled for Brenda and she selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $120..   

Thought for the Week: Remember the words of wisdom:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!!

Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for February 28

 El Cerrito Rotary The Wheel

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

Past President Lee greeted everyone and Andy led the pledge.  Lee provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:  None today.

Announcements:

  • Tracy reminded us of next weeks presentation and encouraged us to attend.
  • Lee gave us the update on the signage for the El Cerrito Trails.  The signs have been created and what remains is for the city to create the frames for the signs and install them.  Lee will let us know when things are moving along

Happy Dollars:  Jack is happy about taking food to RotoCare and learning more about the things that the workers there are doing things in the health care field.  Deseree is happy about the idea of “happy dollars”.  Marty is happy about his upcoming trip to Italy.  Tracy is happy about daughter Sarah wanting to get a “pug” and then finding out the apartment wouldn’t allow it.  Rafael is happy for Valentine’s day celebration in El Salvador.  Lee is happy his daughter if moving into her new home and getting her stuff out of Dad’s house.

Sgt at Arms:  Sal was not on today.

Todays Program: 

Lee introduced Deseree Heveroh of the Richmond Visitors Center and convention bureau.  Deseree began by providing and overview of the dity and some of the things that are part of Richmond’s history and culture.  Deseree gave us a bit of history about Richmond’s growth during WWII and some of the key people who lead the way for Richmond to become what is today.  Along the way we learned how opportunities provided people of all walks of life with Richmond’s growth.  Everything from Victory Gardens to Kaiser Hospitals to the now thriving business base that includes so many opportunities for visitors to experience the richness of the area.  The Victory Ship Red Oak is now a part of this as it is a floading museum that offers monthly breakfasts, tours and a greater understanding of how this great provided more than just jobs and essential service but now provides a history lesson and entertainment to the Richmond area.  Then we learned about some of the true gems such as the East Bother Light House which now provides B&B services as well as overnight accomodation to visitors to our area.

Deseree provided us with information about transportation via ferry and other public transportation opportunities.  This was an excellent presentation and if nothing else we were able to get a better idea and understanding of the multiplicity of things to do here in our home area. 

Raffle Winners.  The bottle of wine and was won by Frank “Irag.”.   The marble drawing ticket was pulled for Andy and he selected a catseye marble.  Next week the pot will be $115.   The Genie Stone was won by Nancy.

Thought for the Week: Who was it that suggested, the lull before the storm is never a good place to take a break? 

Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for January 24, 2019

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

President Terry:  greeted everyone and Larry led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   District Governor Jon Dwyer and his wife Bonnie were our special guests.  Asst DG Govenor  Mac was also in attendance today.  Tracy had guest Scott who is checking out our Rotary club.  Contra Costa Civic Theater had four of their board (five county Marty) in attendance:  Kathleen Perka, Andrew, and Brit were in attendance today.

Announcements:

  • Tracy announced the Rotary Warriors game special is going well.  Over 30 tickets have been sold.   Tracy indicated that seating location is good and there are still a few tickets available.
  • TGIFF is tomorrow and is being held in Berkeley.
  • Tracy announced she sold over 30 tickets to the Warriors game.
  • The annual Sip and Savor will be on Sunday Oct 13.  This will be our tenth Sip and Savor and it is expected it will be our best ever.

Happy Dollars:  

Nancy is happy her cooking of a Julia Childs receipt was successful.  Tracy is happy Andy and his son were able to spend a weekend at Tahoe with her and Brodie.  Jack had $10 for a great article in the Rotarian magazine.  Kathy, Andrew and Marta are happy for the relationship with CCCT and the theater.  Sonya is happy about getting a new car.  Joe is happy about learning new things about football.  Nobuko is happy for the Polio involvement and the positive outcome.  Mark Scott is happy about his daughter’s music lessons.  Rafael is happy about the money he was given to take gifts to El Salvador.  Jim is happy Sil is well and was able to collect his get well card at the meeting today. Marty is happy for working with CCCT on Sip and Savor and looking forward to next year.

Sgt at Arms:  Not on duty today.

Today’s Program:   

Terry introduced our District Governor Jon Dwyer and his Wife Bonnie.  Jon was on hand today to deliver his annual speech to our club and bring us up to speed on the status of things.  Our club’s board had a chance to spend an hour before our meeting today so we could hear what is new and exciting.  Jon spent most of his time sharing things with us that occurred as a result of the Carr Fire in Paradise.  He had some complelling stories of things that happened with the outpouring of help from California citizens and organzations.   Jon was involved in facilitating responsing to the needs created by the devastating CAMP Fire.  The DG had many interesting stories about the circumstances which demonstrated the generousity of people and the great help that was applied.  There were contributions from all over the state and as far away and the Air Force Academy where the cadets took part in the inovative and excellent outreach.  Our DC made it a point to share how important Rotary was to helping the the situation cope with this crisis.

Jon then switched gears and told us about the District Conference for the year that will be held in Reno at the Peppermill resort on May 17-19.  This event will be a conference for four Districts:  5130, 5150, 5160 and 5190.  Looks like it will be a great venue for information, entertainment and fellowship.  There will be more information about the event.  Be sure and seriously consider attending!!

DG Dwyer gave an award to Nobuko for the thousand of dollars she has contributed to the Rotary Foundation for Polio Eradication.

Nobuko being presented a foundation pin by Dist Governor Jon Dwyer for her many nonetary contributions to the Rotary Foundation supporting for Polio eradication project.

President Terry presented the Contra Costa Civic Theater team with a $12000 check for their efforts and participation in Sip and Savor fund raiser in October 2018

Raffle Winners.  The bottle of wine and was won by Michael.  The marble drawing was won by Mark who drew a cats eye marble.  Next week the pot will be $95.

Thought for the Week: 

DG Jon Dwyer in his presentation to our Rotary club suggested that many Rotarian take for granted the scope of what we accomplish.  Our club is small (some 30 members) yet we conduct fund raisers that net $30,000.  In addition there are numerous other things that net a great deal of benefit to our community.    

Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for Jan 17, 2019

Bulletin Editor: Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

President Terry:  greeted everyone and Larry led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   Jack’s wife Carole was our guest today.  Loren Gray a guest of Jim Spain was also present today.

Announcements:

  • Next Thursday we are hosting the District Governor for his official visit to our club. Be sure and attend so you know what is happening and get to meet the District Governor.
  • Tracy announced the Rotary Warriors game special is going well.  Over 30 tickets have been sold.   Tracy indicated that seating location is good and there are still a few tickets available.
  • The Pinole club is having a crab feed on Feb 16th.  If you need more info Pres Terry has it.
  • Gary announced the two Camp Royal participants have been selected:  Michael Fox and Ian Ruth will be attending this year.  Both of these young men are excited and things are being done to make sure that happens.  Their tuition has been paid and Gary will report back and things progress
  • Mark Scott told us Sil has been ill and requested people call him or send a card wishing him well.
  • President Terry reminded us of the DG visit next week and ask everyone to be present next week.  Board members are requested to be on hand at 11a.  It is going to be a busy day. 

Happy Dollars:  

Jack is happy for having Hans to speak to us today and the great work as a contractor he did at their home. Terry is happy his mom is recovering from the aneurism she suffered shortly after Christmas. Tracy is happy her father raised pigeons.

Sgt at Arms:  Not on duty today.

Today’s Program:   

Jack introduced Hans Froell who is a contractor with a great hobby, he races pigeons.  He lifes in Concord and has been raising and racing pigeons for several decades.  He has his pigeons participate in races from 170 to 500 miles and shared with us a lot of the things he does to accomplish what he has done in this great hobby.  He showed us pictures of the loft houses he has build on his property.  This is where he raises the birds and does all the things necessary to get them race ready so they can compete.  Imagine setting up a situation where your prized birds fly several hundred miles (from Salt Lake City to the bay area and everything is electonically timed from release until they cross the finish line at their coup. 

This was a fascinating presentation and we had the honor of seeing some of his prized birds and how they do all the interesting things necessary.  The pigeon race that goes from Salt Lake City to the bay area involves 5500 birds.  The long race from Salt Lake is done on the longest day of the year because the birds do not fly at night.   Hans answered a lot of really interesting questions.  If you missed this program you missed one of the top programs in the past five years.  Thanks to Jack for inviting Hans to speak to us.  t

Raffle Winners.  The bottle of wine and coffee cup were won by Steve. Mark Scott won the quilt.  The marble drawing was won by Gary who drew a cats eye marble.  Next week the pot will be $90.

Thought for the Week: 

I can’t imagine how many interesting speakers we have had at Rotary and this was one of the best.

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for January 10, 2019

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

President Terry:  greeted everyone and Michael led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   Norma Trillia (George’s wife) and Shaun Gobent, the new BCC club manager were guests.

Announcements:

  • Terry announced that Marty Kaliski agreed to become our Rotary President for 2018-19
  • An update on Polio Eradication:  twenty nine cases worldwide with Pakistan and Afghanistan being the only two countries with new cases
  • Sabina Pan had to resign for business reasons
  • Nancy agreed to bring the food for the Rotocare Clinic on Tue March 12
  • Tracy announced the Warriors game and it being a Rotary International affair

Happy Dollars:  

Michael is $5 sad for his football team losing the bowl game.  Jack is happy that Shuane Gobent the new manager of BCC was his guest today.  Gary is happy for two Interact members going to Camp Royal this year.  Lee is happy for his son and daughter both doing well professionally and Lee also got to do the introduction class for some new potters at his pottery school.  Jane was happy that Marty has agreed to become our President for the next Rotary Year

Sgt at Arms:  Not on duty today.

Today’s Program:   

Rotarian Andy Brown was our speaker today and gave us a comprehensive run down on his experience as a Rotary Exchange student to Chicala Mexico when he was 18 years old. We got to hear a lot of interesting things about his stay with a Rotarian Family.  Andy did an excellent job of summarizing his experience and shared pictures of a recent trip he made to Chicala in December of last year.  We got to hear him share a lot of things about the geography and cultural things of the area.  Since it has been 39 years since his was an exchange student we were treated to the numerous changes the have occurred in the area.  It was wonderful to hear about where he stayed then and how the differences now in the living situations, the religious and cultural experiences have changed.  We were also given a geography lesson about the area and the other differences that Andy noted.  We saw the beauty of the hills, jungle area and wildlife.  He also shared the experienced the living environments of wealthy and poor and how the food had changed in certain ways.  We learned about how the Catholic church has been positioned in such a way that the traditional culturals can work within that structure.  This as a great presentation and it was obvious that Andy had done a lot of work to make this a very comprehensive snap shots of his experiences in Chicala and the surrounding area.  Andy, thank you for doing this great presentation.

Raffle Winners.  The bottle of wine was won by Mark.  Lee won the $50 gift card from Hotel Mac.  The marble drawing was won by Gary who drew a black marble costing him $5.  Next week the pot will be $85

Thought for the Week:  It has often been said that some of the best presentation we get at our Rotary Club are from our members –Would you agree?

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Weekly El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for December 20, 2018

El  Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

December 20, 2018Editor:

 Gary Buffon (www.rotary5160.org)

President Terry: greeted everyone and Jack led the pledge of allegiance .  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   Charlie Oewel from the Tiberon Rotary club was our guest.

Announcements:

>Dec 27 and Jan 3rd there will not be a Rotary meeting

>January 24th will be the official visit of our District Governor Jon Dwyer

>Lee reminded everyone who has not done so to pay for their Christmas Party dinner

>Marty announced today was the last day of our Rotary Foundation drive

>Nobuko visited Berkeley Rotary and was given a handout about the clothing donation program they have teamed up with to support the victims of the fires.

Happy Dollars:      Terry is happy that while at a dental appointment for his daughter, he found a picture of Nobuko in an advertisement while there.  Marty is closing his business tomorrow.  Lee had $30  for his visit to see his Mom for her 80thbirthday where her entire family surprised her. Sal had $2 because he had extra dollars. Jack is happy for KCBS radio do an announcement for Rotary regarding the need for stuff for people in the Paradise area. Michael is happy about the Rose Bowl this year.  Rafael is happy for his business success, an upcoming trip to Hawaii and a Christmas program he is doing for El Salvadore.  Jan is happy for the program her son attended where she cooked waffles for the young people.  Mark is happy that Sil gave him the name of a maintenance man he could use to get things maintained around his home.  Sonya had a great story about getting the end tables she wanted.  Rafael is happy about the referral he got from Jan.

Sgt at Arms:  Sal was on duty but did not recognize anyone.  Instead he did the trivia game which included where Santa was born along with other interesting items.

Other Interesting item today:  Rotarian Charlie Oewel of the Tiberon Rotary club gave us an update on real estate development programs he is doing in El Cerrito. There are two projects in particular that he spoke about.  Both of these projects when completed willadd to the housing available in El Cerrito. President Terry invited Charlie to get a date to make a presentation toour Rotary Club and I know he will do so.

Today’sProgram:   Terry introduced Russel Doi to present his program on reverse mortgages.  This was very informative and gave everyone a chance to see just how what a great program this is and how it has changed since its inception.  This program is highly recommended for anyone who matches the profile to take advantage of this program.   Russell is a good person tocontact if you have a notion that this program might suit you. R

Raffle Winners.  The wine was won by Sal.  The marble drawing was son by Markwho drew a catseye.  Next week the pot will be $80

Genie Stone:  Gary won the magic stone for January

Thought for the Week: 

Remember, it not the situation that is important, it is what your response  to the situation thats critical.

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for Dec 6, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary – The Wheel

December 6, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

President Terry: greeted everyone and Jane led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   None today

Announcements:

  • Our Rotary meeting will be at Los Moles on Dec 13th.  See everyone there.
  • There will be a Rotary Club board meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 12:30p at the BCC club.
  • Marty reminded us that this month is our Foundation drive.  Bring your check for $100 and give it to Marty.
  • There will be a memorial service on December 15th for Don Farquharson at the Richmond Yacht club on Dec 15 from 2-4p all are invited. 
  • On Dec 15th the Sundar Shadi display will be lit and Mike Gonzales will be remembered.  Need to get the time so we can go and celebrate Mike’s life.
  • President Terry reminded us of the new speaker assignment responsibilities.  The month’s captain will assign each responsible Rotarian a week in the month and they will be on the hook to get a speaker or do the presentation themselves.
  • Jan 24th will be the District Governor’s visit.   Board members will be responsible for getting to the club early (10a) and we will get everything completed we need to so we can have Rotary on time.
  • Our holiday party is this Sunday the 9th at Trader Vics.  Start time is 5p with beverages.  Dinner at 6p and 7p fun and festivities.  Bring a gift for the exchange.  A couple can bring one gift if they wish.  $20 gift plus a new toy for the fire fighters toy drive.

Happy Dollars:  

   Sonya is happy that the annual trip to Alabama football was successful in Nov.  Just like last year the team was able to pull out a victory.  Michael is happy that his son and daughter have both graduated from college in Washington state.  Sal is happy for his recent trip from Milpitas to Hayward being successful even though it took a long time on the road.  Sil is happy for the return of Steph Curry returning to Warriors after being injured.  Jack is happy for his daughter’s new job and that she is enjoying the work.  Lee is happy his daughter is now married and shared with us highlights of all the festivities. 

Sgt at Arms: 

Sal was on today and took advantage of celestial things as well as geographical things.  I don’t think anyone figured it out but we did bump up the total cash flow into the club kitty.

Today’s Program:   

No program today due to our location. 

Raffle Winners.  The raffles were not held today.   Next week the pot will be $75.

Thought for the Week: 

This season is to be enjoyed and be thankful that we are alive to enjoy our blessings.

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for November 29,2018

El Cerrito Rotary- The Wheel

November 29, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and John led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

 

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   Mark Scott’s wife Cindi joined us today.

 

Announcements:

  • Terry gave us the info on our next two meetings, Dec 6 and Dec 13 will be at Los Moles. See you there
  • TGIFF is tomorrow and will be at the Tap Room Bar and Grill in Albany. Join the fun.  It starts at 5:30p
  • Lee gave us an update on the holiday party. We will not be joining the Richmond Club.  Instead we will be going to Trader Vics on Sun Dec 9th starting at 5pm.  Be sure and bring a $20 gift as well as a toy for the toy drive.
  • Marty reminded us that this month is our Foundation drive. Bring you check for $100 and give it to Marty.
  • Jack announced there will be a celebration of life for Don Farquharson on Dec Sat Dec 15th from 2p to 4p at the Richmond Yacht club.  We will have a bit more information next meeting.

   

Happy Dollars:  

   Terry is happy for his “Buckkeye” Football teams winning the game.  Lee had $20 for his Mom coming to town for his daughter’s wedding.  Geore is happy that Mark was with us today.  Michael is happy for a great Thanksgiving.  Mark had $20 for his last visit from the Nurse and giving him a clear bill of health.  Jack was happy for the collections that was taken for the Rotarians who had recently passed.  A bit over $1200 was collected from Rotarians.

 

Sgt at Arms: 

Not on duty today

 

  Today’s Program:   

Susan Dunn introduced her husband Jeff and the team of players from Stagebridge Players Boardcasting System who joined us today to provide a great program of radio from our past.  This team consisted of Pamela Ball, Terry Englehart, Karen Lawrence, Carole Padio, Ginny Preston and Shoya Warrington.  These folks are from Stagebridge Players Broadcasting System in Oakland.  This is a school for middle age folks to learn how to do voice performance. Today they treated us to an Alice in Wonderland story which was done with the aforementioned people reading the key information for us to hear the story and it was GREAT. This radio performance was originally done on Oct 24, 1947.  I think it safe to say, everyone at today’s meeting was thoroughly entertained.  It was great having these folks as our guests.

Raffle Winners.  Nancy had her ticket pulled for the bottle of wine.  The marble game ticket pulled belonged to Nancy who drew a catseye marble    Next week the pot will be $75.

Genie Stone:  The magic stone was won by Mark.Scotl

 

 Thought for the Week: 

As we pass through this life it is better to enjoy everything you can because we all only get one trip!

 

El Cerrito Rotary Bulletin for November 7, 2018

El Cerrito Rotary -The Wheel

November 8, 2018

Editor:  Gary Buffon

(www.rotary5160.org)

www.elcerritorotary.org

 

President Terry:  greeted everyone and Jane led the pledge.  Terry provided a thought for today.

Guests and visiting Rotarians:   Rotarian Peter Campbell from Berkeley was our guest.  Other guests included Principal Patty Crespo and Asst Principal ,Eric Mapes from El Cerrito High school.  It was great having them with us today. 

Announcements:

  • The monthly Rotary Club board meeting is next Tuesday the 13th.
  • December is Rotary Club Foundation month for our club.
  • Lee announced our December 8th Christmas party with Richmond Rotary and it will be held at the Richmond Art Center. We will do gift exchange (bring a $20 gift for the exchange.  There will be more information on how to sign up for the event next week.

   

Happy Dollars:  Jack is happy that Mark Scott was here today.  Kanti was happy for the Hindu New year.  Mark Figone was happy that Jack came into his office to encourage Mark to attend Rotary today.  Jane is happy about her two new “stints.”  Nobuko is happy to be home from Japan and also happy that John had a minor stroke that was addressed by the medical professionals.  Terry is happy he survived Halloween. 

 

Interesting video today about the Five Myths of being a Rotarian.  

 

Sgt at Arms:  Sal was on hand for his recognitions.  The trivia game by table challenged us with which aircraft companies jointly ran the supersonic airline passenger service. 

Then we learned how the Pacific Ocean got its name.    

Today’s Program:  Terry introduced Jennifer Martin who is an estate attourney to speak to us about estate planning and the importance of having an estate plan.  This was a valuable presentation for everyone because it identified the importance things about having an estate plan and pointed out the challenges of not having one.  Jennifer gave us examples of famous people who did and did not have estate plans and addressed the challenges we all face, especially if we leave this earth without the proper plan in place.  As we have learned in the past, a revocable trust is one of the best ways to address this eventuarlity.  Jennifer gave us examples of famous people who did not have the appropriate documents and how the outcome were not as effective as those that did have the documents.  Jennifer gave use examples of what happens when there us examples of what happnes when we do not have the documentation required.  Also remember that having a revocable trust will wllow you to avoid Probate.

 

Jennifer Martin – Estate Attorney

 

 

This was an excellent presentation the made it easy to understand how we can benefit from setting up a plan for the next step in our journey in this life.

 

 

Raffle Winners.The marble game ticket pulled belonged to Mark Figone who drew a catseye marble  Mark also won the bottle of wine.  Next week the pot will be $65. Michael had his ticket drawn for the wine.   

 

 

Thought for the Week: 

If you have thought about your family and what you need to do to make sure you do everything necessary when you pass on.  Take action on those items that seem incomplete.