NEXT MEETING: December 18, 2015

Where do your Rotary dues go?


Waterwell project in Okigwe, Nigeria

Have you ever wondered where your money goes when you make a donation to the Rotary Foundation? How much money does our club give to the Foundation each year? How do we compare with other clubs in the District? Those questions and more will be answered by Berkeley Rotarian Larry Goldenberg, District Foundation Fundraising Chair.

Larry joined Berkeley Rotary 30 years ago and was Club President in 2003-2004. He served as an Assistant District Governor, was responsible for coordinating the development of the District Directory under DG, Brian Thiessen and currently is the District Fund Raising Chair.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member and a major donor.

MEETING OF December 11, 2015


Richmond Rotary Club President Alan Blavins quietly presided over the Club’s Holiday Party at the Richmond Art Center from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Attendance was high, libations were flowing, the appetizers were delicious, and a good time was had by all.


  • Lots of toys were brought to the Holiday Party and donated to the Richmond Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive. Thanks to all!
  • Jon Lawlis took lots of photos at the Holiday Party and posted them on the Richmond Rotary Facebook page. If you’re not already in the Richmond Rotary Facebook group, send an email to Jon so he can add you to the group.
  • The next Richmond Rotary Club meeting will take place at the Richmond Country Club on Friday, December 18.


Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense


How can you describe a great Holiday party? Guess you had to be there. Though there was no snow outside, it was pleasingly chilly. And though there were no chestnuts roasting on an open fire, there were tasty hors d’oeuvres and a nice range of beverages. The feeling was definitely one of camaraderie and good cheer! Here are some photos, thanks to Jon Lawlis.

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- Tom Waller, Rotating Scribe