Program for July 21, 2006
A Global Epidemic
Dr. Sundari Mase from UCSF & the Francis J. Curry National TB Center will discuss the current status of MDR-TB and the Puentes de Esperanza Project along the US Mexico Border.
Meeting of July 14, 2006
Still newly minted President George Egan opened the meeting asking Glenn Daggs to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. X-Prez Stoney Stonework lead the group in a moment of silence for freedom and peace in the world.
Our new Prez-In-Waiting Pam Jones thought for the day was attributed to Aristotle and Jim “The Bev” Beaver, “There are three kinds of people in the world. People that make things happen, people that watch things happen and people that are wondering what happened.”
There was another quote that could have been attributed to the Editor’s Mama, but was apparently inspired by the Beav at the Contractors Lunch, “Don’t ever look in a woman’s purse.”
Brian Thiessen, District Governor Just Retired, but we’ll get to him later. Nick Wells form El Cerrito thought he went unnoticed.
Newly minted club Secretary Jon Lawlis introduced X District Gov Brian T. who is also a Rotarian.
David K said the Norm Foley continues to improve, and just made a $200 contribution to the community fund. See David K. for the card circulating for Norm. Dave K. was also in communication with Dave Calfee who must be doing OK as he just made a $1,000 contribution to the club.
- Red badge Rookie Liliane Koziol became a full Blue Badge member of the Club as Prez George gave her new Blue badge and John Nicol encouraged them to stand closer to the mike.
- Bob Dabney introduced brand new Red Badge Rookie Tony Thurmond who lives in Richmond, raises his family, is a youth social worker in San Francisco, and oh yeah, is a Member of the Richmond City Council. Bob knows Tony will be OK because like other great members of the club he is a graduate of Temple University, and, he is a Philly guy. (What other great member?)
- X District Gov. Brian
T helped Foundation
Dude Erle Brown in
recognizing our new and continuing
Paul Harris Fellows. New
Paul Harris fellows were Glen
Daggs and Josh
Paul Harris Fellows, that is,
PH + one stone, signifying an
additional $1,000 contribution
to the Rotary Foundation, are Ren
Partridge and David
Brown, a PH + 2 Fellow. A
round of deserved applause was
given to these Rotarians
for their support of Rotary Foundation
and all the local and international
philanthropy it supports.
- PDG Thiessen then awarded the Club the Presidential Citation Award. This citation is giving to outstanding clubs around the world that have demonstrated outstanding dedication to all areas of the Rotary World. Past Pres Jon accepted the Award and told the members that it would be safely stored at his house.
- Pam Jones reminded everyone that there will be a poker night fund raiser at La Strada, August 5th, mark your calendars and sign up.
- Salvation Army Capt. Frank Desplancke also needs volunteers on August 5th but he needs them at 6”30 Am to chaperon the annual Mervyn’s Back-To-School shopping spree for needy students.
HAPPY & SAD DOLLARS
Jim “The Beav” Beaver took over the less organized portion of Recognitions at this point asking Judy Kafka if was true. Judy replied it was, she had another birthday and its portion of her $200 contribution to the Polio Plus campaign added up to $77.
The Beav then called on Monique le Conge and she admitted it was also true for her, another birthday, but it was a relaxing day with her family at the ball game. Too bad the A’s lost. Monique gave $100 to the club’s general fund.
The Beav then undertook the always risky, sometimes risqué task of asking Werner Schwarz if he could remember anything special happening recently in his life. Werner said, “No, you must mean my anniversary. I’ve been married so long I can’t remember freedom.” The Beav observed that Rotary records suggest it is his 54th anniversary and that, “…freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Werner contributed $100 to the Rotary Foundation.
Bob Dabney got lucky enough to have his ticket selected but not lucky enough to get anything more than a free lunch. So, there is $230 in the kitty to start the day at Friday’s Rotary.