NEXT MEETING: July 28, 2017

Canine Guardians Dogs Provide Critical Assistance

Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs breeds, trains and places service dogs with wounded veterans with PTSD, diabetics and children with cancer. Our dogs are taught to turn on and off lights, pick up dropped items, open refrigerator door, grab a bottle of water and take it to their person and much more. Our dogs also provide emotional support to veterans with nightmares and children with cancer. Come learn more about this program and meet some of their dog trainees.

MEETING OF July 21, 2017

Welcome

The Incredible President Connie resided over the meeting and woke us all up with a stirring ringing of the bell. Mayor Tom Butt lead us in the pledge, Erle Brown asked for a moment of silence for peace, justice and freedom on Earth. Sid’s thought for the day: Globally, every second of everyday, 12.8 cans of spam are consumed.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

We welcomed two visiting Rotarians: Mack Robinson, Assistant Governor; and the wonderful Sonia Rivas from San Pablo Rotary

Announcements

On October 21st you can indulge yourself in the pleasures of wine and cigars with members of the San Ramon Rotary Club. The event is being held at the Blackhawk Country Club. Talk to Pam Jones if your our interested.

Recognitions

Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense

PROGRAM

Joe Aaron is an economic futurist. A futurist forecasts social trends, and an economic futurist attempts to anticipate the economic impact of those trends. Trends are characterized by exponential, not linear, growth. The most common example of exponential growth is Moore’s Law named after the co-founder of Intel Corporation.

The two trends that will impact our economy the most over the next 10 to 15 years are the electric vehicle (EV) and the Autonomous Vehicle (AV). Together they will add two trillion dollars to our GDP. They will drive the internal combustion engine into extinction and lead to a 20% retreat from the current peak demand of 100 million barrels a day before the end of the next decade.

Joe modestly claimed that “You can take me out of the south but you can’t take the south out of me, and I graduated from the 12th best college in Georgia.”

We learned that there are no “pie in the sky” predictions, only well thought out probabilities that conform to the laws of economics.

 


Henry Moe, Rotating Scribe