March 1, 2018 – Judy Miller – Good Stuff Thrift Shop

Judy Miller is a Founder and co-manager of the ,Good Stuff Thrift Shop, one of El Cerrito’s hidden gems.

The shop has been in operation for 25 years, helping people with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential, so they can live their lives with less dependence upon public services.


Rotary Host – Sarah

March 8, 2018 – William “Wil” Giles – Photographer and Artist

We are looking forward to visit of Tracy’s Father in law “Will” on March 8 when we will get to enjoy him being our guest speaker.  Below is a summary of information that will give you something prepare for his visit.  Be sure and save the date.

The Life of William Giles would make a great movie. Born in Boston to a doctor and his concert pianist wife, Will moved to London then South Africa and Argentina where the family settled?until forced to flee the Peron dictatorship. He became involved with the Black Civil Rights Movement and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma. Will is also an active member of the Native American Church. Will studied and worked with many wonderful photographers including Minor White, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lang, Beaumont Newhall, Nathan Lyons, Hollis Todd, Ralph Hattersley, Paul Caponigro, Jerry Uelsmann. He has an MFA from the University of Rochester where later he was Chairman of the Department of Photography. He has taught and given workshops on both coasts. Will?s photographs document the Black Movement in America, capture the fury of the ocean at Point Lobos, the serenity of the Kiva, the transitions of life and death, the rhythms of a junkyard. His work has been published in numerous books and portfolios. It is found in museums from San Francisco to Paris.

March 15, 2018 – Lynn Tingle – Exec Dir of Milo Foundation

This will be a great opportunity for us to get to know more about the Milo Foundation and all the great work they do.  Tracy has arranged for Lynn to give us the overview.   Come and meet Lynn and learn about the Milo Foundation.

March 22, 2018 – Ksusha Lakanova – Friend of El Cerrito Rotary

Ksusha is a Rotary Youth Exchange student that stayed with Sheila & Sil Addiego and went to El Cerrito High School in 2008-2009. She is originally from Russia, and after the exchange year in California, went to an American University in Bulgaria, and then moved to the Bay Area with her whole family. She pursued a career in the tech industry as a marketer, and now runs her own marketing consultancy and a online education business from San Francisco. Ksusha will be presenting online marketing strategies using email and social media to promote your business or organization.

This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with Ksusha and to catch up on what she has been doing.  This is another “don’t miss” presentation.  Ksusaha was in the El Cerrito High Interact club and we had many opportunities to spend time with her.   Be sure and come welcome her to our club.

MARCH 23, 2018 – TGIFF Mixer 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Come Join us at the TGIFF mixer sponsored by the El Cerrito Rotary Club being held at the Berkeley City Club.  

March 29, 2018 – Patricia Barsotti –

Patti is a Kawanis International Trustee and would like to speak to us about Volunteerism.  She works at Mechanics Bank and Rotarian Nancy wanted to have her as our guest speaker on Mar 29th.  Looking forward to hear from Patti.