NEXT MEETING: June 26, 2015
Horace Stonework Demotion
This is the day of President Stoney’s last official duty for this Rotary year and for him to ring the final bell of his term.
We will not reveal to you all that’s in store, but with the assistance of President Demotion Pros, expect a possible reconstruction of his past with some revelations, a possible sweet and sour exposé, maybe even some honey tunes but all in sweet, tangy, spicy excellent gourmet taste that fits Stoney’s amazing BBQ sauce. You might even win a couple of sauce bottles. Who knows? Come and find out. Definitely an event not to miss.
MEETING OF June 19, 2015
Stoney presided over the meeting. He shared his thoughts about the shooting in Charleston. “I can’t help thinking about that young man and how he could do such a thing. This is a person, if he had been in interact or Rotaract might have had a whole different life, and we [Rotary] have to work harder to make sure kids have those opportunities so we know that we have done all we can do”.
Mark Howe led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Grier Graff and Pamela Doolan from Berkeley Rotary, Paul Allen, Bill McLaughlin and Clavel Fender wife of Charlie Fender.
Happy and Sad Dollars
Richmond Rotarians at Work – in Las Varas, Nayarit, Mexico
The speakers for today were Shana Bagley, Josh Genser, Norm Lundberg and Jim and Linda Young who spoke about their incredible trip to Mexico. The Berkeley Rotary sponsored a multiyear grant project to rebuild a school in Mexico. A wonderful slide show was put together and each Rotarian and Linda shared their thoughts on the trip. Shana Bagley said that this trip changed her life and is the big reason why she joined Rotary. Grier Graff , from Berkeley Rotary, was the manager of the project and steered it to completion. The 4 weeks of work was the culmination of many years of preparation and a 3 year multiyear grant from Rotary International. The work day was from 8:30am – 1:00pm which left just enough time for socializing and enjoying the food and drink of Mexico. Congratulations to all who completed this project and especially the group from Richmond Rotary who made us all look good.
Henry Moe, Rotating Editor