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

Welcome

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.

Announcements

  • The Bocce Ball Tournament was held On Saturday June 20th and the Richmond Radicals were a few balls away from a championship. 2nd place is not to shabby
  • July 11th BBQ at Mark Howe and Shana Bagley’s House 1321 Sandering Island, Richmond sponsored by Stoney’s BBQ Sauce along with a group of Rotarians. This was one of the Christmas Auction events but people can add to the list and make their donation to Richmond Rotary
  • Connie reminded everyone that $300 is due. That breaks down to $200 Annual Dues and $100 for EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) and Erle Brown reminded everyone that if you can’t afford $100 you don’t belong in Rotary.
  • Remember: No Rotary meeting on July 3rd.

Recognitions

Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense

PROGRAM

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