NEXT MEETING: March 22, 2013
Fishing Surinam. Fishing London.
Alan Blavins will delight the club with pictures and highlights of his recent trip to Surinam, plus a “Fishing Lesson Near London”. Look out for the 8 pound piranha!
MEETING OF March 15, 2013
President Jim Young called our meeting to order on a nice day with many of us looking forward to the weeken. Red Badger Felix “Tree Man” Hunziker had the honor of leading us in the Pledge. Stoney asked all to have a silent prayer for peace, freedom and justice. Prez Jim offered a thought for health and wellness for all!
Julie Gee was visiting from the El Sobrante Club.
Rotarians with Guests
Prez Jim had as his guest wife/driver Linda and Joan Davis had as her guest Holly Henke, Director of Development for the Richmond Community Foundation (and a former Rotarian).
Herb Cole is still in Texas tending to mom. John Nicol has been released from the hospital and is at home. All are encouraged to visit. Stoney reported that Henry Kelman is in Kaiser in San Rafael, room 4018?, calls are welcomed.
There was a brief Club Assembly and discussion regarding potential Club projects that the Board is considering. They are as follows:
Please talk with fellow Rotarians about what you think would be good project(s) for the Club to take on.
Happy and Sad Dollars
To allow enough time for presentation of project proposal (see Special Events, above) we deferred our customary Happy and Sad Dollars.
Only talking animals are allowed in bars.
– A penguin waddles into a bar and asks the bartender: “Has my dad been in here today?”
-A dog walked into a bar and said to the bartender: “I’m a talking dog. Do you have a free drink for a talking dog?”
-A grasshopper hopped into a bar and the bartender said: “Say, we have a drink named after you.”
The California Symphony
Prez Jim introduced Betty and Tom Overhoff with the California Symphony in Walnut Creek, a regional symphony and possibly the “best kept secret” in the County. Betty is involved with sales for the Symphony and Tom is the president of the board.
Formed 26 years ago, the Symphony has an annual budget of $1.2 million. They recently hired a new 28 year old conductor Robert Trevino. Tom told us about a local school program called “Sound Minds” funded by the Richmond Community Foundation and offered to 1st grade students at E M Downer Elementary School. They are also part of Music in the Schools that was started in 1992 and has served 55,000 kids in 75 schools. We were all encouraged to go to the California Symphony and if you do Betty will probably be the one to greet you at the door.
The Menehune, Rotating Editor