NEXT MEETING: April 25, 2014
An update on the California State Water Project
Back by popular demand, Tim Stroshane, senior research associate for the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), will provide a follow-up presentation based on Governor Brown’s recent decision to go ahead with the Twin Tunnel project because of current drought conditions. A Bay Area urban planner since 1988, Tim took up freelancing on California water issues in 1998 before launching his newsletter, SPILLWAY, in 2000, which addresses California water and development topics. Through SPILLWAY, he associated with members of C-WIN to cover water issues, CalFED and Delta water politics, court decisions on water, and water markets. He brings to C-WIN his extensive knowledge of California water history, law and politics, and his organizational skills to help build the Network at a critical time.
MEETING OF April 18, 2014
President elect Stoney Stonework filled in for absent Prez Liliane Koziol, and he called the meeting to order at the Richmond Country Club. Nick Despota led the pledge of allegiance and Stoney asked for a moment of silence for freedom, peace, and justice on earth. Sid Chauvin offered this ponderous thought for the day: “Take the time to be quiet.”
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Jon Lawlis was accompanied by his clearly superior half, Darlene.
Happy and Sad Dollars
Jesus was walking through the streets, and he noticed a group throwing stones at an adulteress. He stopped and said to the crowd, “Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone.”
All of a sudden, a big stone came out of the crowd and hit the woman right on the head. Jesus stopped, taken aback, then looked up and said, “Mom…?!!”
An immigration memoir: New White Sandals
Toula Siakotos, author of New White Sandals, A Memoir, spoke about her recently published book. The memoir recounts her experiences in the 1940′s & 1950′s in a small village in Greece, during Germany’s occupation of Greece and the bloody civil war that followed. As a result of dramatic traumatic events in her family, Toula left her home and the only life she knew and crossed the Atlantic, alone, at the tender age of eleven in search for a brighter tomorrow in a distant land.
- Josh Surowitz, Rotating Editor