NEXT MEETING: May 24, 2019
Girls Inc. is an organization that inspires girls ages 5-18 to be Strong, Smart and Bold. It provides school and community based programming that serves the unique needs of girls, living in West Contra Costa County. Through community partnerships, it helps girls achieve their full potential, brightening their futures along the way. It is dedicated to the advocacy of gender equity for all girls in all areas of their lives. Tiffany Harris, Executive Director, will share about our girls and programs and how the Rotary can be of help.
There were no announcements today.
MEETING OF May 17, 2019
On a sunny day in Richmond, Prez Jerry called the meeting to order. Oscar Garcia led the Pledge and Herb Cole asked for a moment of silence for peace, freedom and justice. Sid Chauvin offered: “Don’t take life too seriously: non one gets out alive!”
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Josh Genser had as his guest for the last time Mike Caldwell and Prez Jerry had as his guest son Brad Feagley
Alan Baer did the honors in inducting our 2 new Rotarians: Nakele Rechenauer (sponsored by Tamara Shiloh) and Mike Caldwell (sponsored by Josh Genser). They were greeted with a standing ovation.
Pierre Thompson gave a brief “Who Am I”: Pierre was born in Richmond and went to college in Washington D.C. In high school, he was a member of an Interact Club and also participate in a Rotary essay contest. Pierre works for Healthy Richmond.
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
Ric Ambrose did the honors:
- Alan Blavins was celebrating a Rotary Anniversary
- David Brown was celebrating a 39th Wedding Anniversary and his eruption as well as Mt. St. Helens’.
- Stacey Street was celebrating her 5th Rotary Anniversary.
- Oscar Garcia was celebrating his Rotary Anniversary
- Josh Genser was happy to be traveling to Washington DC and visiting with former Rotarian Heather Kulp and family.
- Your Scribe was happy to report that Dan Tanita is on the mend and hopefully joining us at Rotary soon and thanks to Darlene Quenville and other Rotarians who distributed gift bags to teen mothers at Richmond High School.
- Tamara Shiloh was happy we were inducting 2 new Rotarians
- Prez Jerry was happy to be off to his grandson’s wedding in Fresno.
During a discussion at the May 10 Rotary meeting, members appreciated that writing a summary of the previous week’s program was a very time-consuming task, and one of the chief reasons that most scribes find writing Flywheel notes burdensome.
The members developed the idea to share the task of recording notes at the meeting among all present at the meeting, with the scribe for that meeting chosen by a random draw. With that idea came a proviso that the Flywheel would no longer include a summary of the preceding meeting. Consequently, from now on the Flywheel will no longer include that section.
The Menehune, Rotating Scribe