NEXT MEETING: March 30, 2018
Today's Youth Matter: Offering Students a Transformational Journey
Today’s Youth Matter (TYM) is a nonprofit that uplifts and engages vulnerable children in under-resourced communities in the Bay Area. These children have often experienced complex trauma, and a large majority are in the foster care system. TYM has served 10,000+ students across 25 years, and is now ready to launch year-round programming. TYM offers students a Transformational Journey experience – a learning pathway – that encompasses a reliable and unique blend of mentorship, life skills, and tools to help students build up resilience, character and leadership qualities. In camp and after-school settings, TYM mentors, counselors and tutors meet students right in the often-messy realities they face. Through guiding, teaching, leading and modeling actions, TYM takes every opportunity to encourage students to thrive, not just cope, and discover their true potential. Recently, TYM partnered with Richmond Police Activities League to create a vital youth development and academic enrichment program.
MEETING OF March 23, 2018
Connie Tritt gave her usual warm welcome
Sid Chauvin’s words of wisdom were as follows: Money is the root of all Wealth.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Pam Menzies and Gail Pannos –both with speaker Bob Kagan
Shirley Butt – Richmond’s First Lady
Happy and Sad Dollars
Latitude: Update on Laconia's Point Richmond Project
Speaker Bob Kagan updated the Latitude project, a 13-acre waterfront site with 1,200 feet of frontage along Point Richmond’s shoreline. Once complete, the Project will consist of 316 residential units with ample parking and retail space. Condominiums will be for sale between $5500,000 to $1.2 ad will feature “great-room” style living spaces and smart, functional floor plans. The single family homes will start at $1.8 million and as high as $2.2 million. Three quarters will start building in 2018 and the project should be completed in 2020. Project has taken four years to carry out. The timing is right with the housing shortage so it will impact the community positively. Latitude is the chosen name because Chinese investors like the name because it translates well into both English and Chinese.
Darlene Drapkin, “Rotating Editor”