NEXT MEETING: March 29, 2019
County Supervisor John Gioia
Supervisor John Gioia is presently Chair of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. First elected in 1998, John has been overwhelmingly re-elected five times. He’ll provide updates on issues he’s working on, to include Air Monitoring AB615, children and youth policies, illegal dumping, North Richmond, Housing, Homeless Services, Health Services and more.
MEETING OF March 22, 2019
On a soggy Friday, Prez Jerry called the meeting to order with Norm Lundberg leading us in the Pledge, Herb Cole offered a moment for peace, freedom and justice. Sid Chauvin offered: “It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.”
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Prez Jerry’s guest was Frances Smith; visiting Rotarian Grier Graff has as his guest Mariana Day visiting from Mexico; Mac Lingo was visiting from Berkeley; and Cecilia Orozco brought her daughter Ruby.
Happy and Sad Dollars
The Data Behind the Climate Crisis
Mark Howe introduced out speaker Scientist Eric Arens, a member of Citizen’s Climate Lobby, who presented information regarding climate change that is happening right now and not sometime in the future. Eric presented a number of graphs and data indicating that there is spike in heat waves, number of extremely hot weather days, and that the Poles are heating up with tundra’s melting and producing more methane. This is all due to the abundance of CO2 in the atmosphere. If you would like to see Eric’s complete presentation. Click on the link below:
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