NEXT MEETING: February 21, 2014

Tom's Excellent Adventure: Cuba

Club Member Tom Butt, recent recipient of the Governor’s Energizer Award, just came back from a trip to Cuba.  He will share with us visual highlights from his trip.

MEETING OF February 14, 2014

Welcome

President Liliane Koziol called the meeting to order at the Richmond Country Club. Herb Cole led the pledge of allegiance and Stoney Stonework asked for a moment of silence for freedom, peace, and justice on earth.

Sid Chauvin offered this thought for the day: “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

Jeff Mulvihill visited us again as a Rotarian from the Redding Rotary Club.

Announcements

  • George Egan announced that it would be nice to call Lesa McIntosh, who is recovering from a hip replacement.
  • Henry Moe was delighted to announce the Crab Feed was a total success! Amongst the many key participants, Don Lau did a great job running the bar, as did Joe Bagley with the Kitchen.
  • Prez Liliane reminded everyone that the Rotary dollar day at the track volunteer opportunity would be on March 30th. More details to come…

Recognitions

Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense

Yogi Berra Quotes
-“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.”
-“When you come to a fork in the road, take it”
-“Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.”

PROGRAM

Richmond Summer Youth Employment Program

We were fortunate to be joined by Jay Leonhardy, who coordinates the program through the YouthWORKS Division of the City of Richmond in collaboration with several community partners. The summer of 2014 marks the tenth year of the Richmond Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides youth, ages 15-21, the opportunity to work in a variety of local jobs to gain vital work experience and earn money.

This valuable program focuses on providing services for the most educationally and economically disadvantaged youth, working with families with no more than 70% of the federal poverty guidelines income. As Jay had said, “Nothing in the world stops a bullet as fast as a job”. Through this important program, since 2005, over 200 youth have been provided with meaningful career path work experience.


- Josh Surowitz, Rotating Editor