NEXT MEETING: October 23, 2016
Memoir of a Social Activist
Mother, author, and winner of Jefferson Award, Dorothy Crews Herzberg will share stories from a lifetime of social activism. Dorothy’s first book, Me, Madam, illuminates the energy of Nigeria immediately after independence. The letters she wrote to her parents from 1961-1963 describe her experiences living among people struggling to create a new democracy. In 2010 Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner named Dorothy “El Cerrito Woman of the Year” by Assembly Resolution.
Dorothy’s message is that volunteering is caring and generous, and for these reasons, renews our values. She encourages everyone to share their own volunteer experience.
MEETING OF October 21, 2016
On another beautiful day in Richmond, Prez Josh Surowitz welcomed all to the friendly Richmond Rotary Club. Tom Butt led the Pledge and Herb Cole offered a moment for Peace, Justice and Freedom.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Jon Lawlis had as his guest Barry Tyler and Felix Hunziker has as his guest wife Audrey Dela Cruz.
President Josh asked Wally Arakozie, and his sponsor Alan Baer, to come up to the podium for Wally’s official induction into the Rotary.
Welcome to the club, Wally!
Happy and Sad Dollars
Manage Your Time Or It Will Manage You
Stacey Street introduced our speaker Julie Mathern of Focal Point Coaching Excellence. Her presentation “Time Management-Managing Your Time or It Will Manage You” offered us an opportunity to understand how we use our time and how we could do that more effectively. We need to understand how to set priorities. What’s important and urgent versus urgent but not important. How difficult it is to multi-task. Also the ABCDE Method of organizing your work: must, A-must, B-should, C-nice, D-delegate and E-eliminate. She encouraged us to plan each day by making a list of what needs to be done and then prioritizing that list.
- The Menehune, Rotating Editor