NEXT MEETING: January 24, 2014

AnewAmerica Community Corporation

AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Corin Reade will talk about AnewAmerica Community Corporation, a micro-business incubator that helps low-moderate income individuals start their own businesses and build their assets for long-term economic stability. AnewAmerica is a nonprofit that serves communities throughout the Bay Area including Oakland, Richmond, Concord, and San Jose. That means you just might see the corporation’s assets at work in a city near you!

Visit the website of AnewAmerica Community Corporation to learn more.

MEETING OF January 17, 2014

Welcome

Meeting was called to order by Past Prez Alan Baer subbing for Prez Liliane. Felix Hunziker led the Pledge and Stoney offered a prayer for Peace, Freedom and Justice and a remembrance for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

Barbarary Beery, Director of Planned Giving for the Richmond Community Foundation, a member of Oakland Rotary; Doug Adcock joined us from Tahoe Incline Rotary; and Josh Genser had as his guest James Richardson.

Special Events

Treasurer Extraordinaire David Brown gave us a very detailed report on our finances which totaled approximately $84,000. Download a detailed report.

Announcements

  • crab-190The Rotary Crab Feed on February 8th at Salesian High School. Get you tickets from Erle Brown and your money ($40 per ticket) to David Brown. Live auction items welcome. Download flyer.
  • Want to be a mentor at Richmond PAL? Attend a meeting at RPAL on January 25th.
  • Glad to hear the Ralph Hill is doing well and back to driving.
  • Hank Covell reports that Dave Calfee is doing well and looking forward to some poker in the Hills

Recognitions

Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense

A wife wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her husband sitting on the bed crying. She asks, “What’s wrong?”
He says, “Remember when your daddy caught us in your room when you were sixteen and told me I’d have to marry you or he was gonna send me to jail for thirty years?”
She says, “Yeah, but why are you thinking about that?”
He says, “I’d be a free man today.”

PROGRAM

Marin Clean Energy

Our speaker Ben Choi, Account Manager for Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is a Richmond resident and Vice Chair of the Richmond Planning Commission. MCE, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a non-profit, launched as Richmond’s electric energy provider in July 2013. Approximately 85% of Richmond residents and businesses are enrolled with MCE. MCE views itself as both a partner and competitor with PG&E. MCE provides greener, renewable source of energy and provides light green 50% or 100% deep green renewable energy to consumers. Ben provided the Club with information on comparative costs of energy between MCE and PG&E and a breakdown on where our renewable energy comes from including wind, biofuel and other sources


- The Menehune “Rotating Editor”