The Flywheel

Program for February 22nd

The Meltdown Continues

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Ryan Johanson, past Treasurer of Greater Bay Bancorp, returns to thed Rotary to provide commentary on the deflating credit markets.

MEETING OF February 15, 2008

Welcome, Invocation, Thought for the Day

Herb Cole ask for a moment of silence for peace and freedom in the world;  Red badger Jerry Feagley let us in the Pledge.

Rotarians with Guests

Rafael Madrigal brought Kevin Martin from the Richmond Police Officer’s Association.

Sunshine Report

Bill Koziol gave us an update on Elof Granberg who recently suffered a heart attack.


  • Liliane Koziol gave the club an update on the upcoming GSE Team from Madagascar and the ongoing International Matching Grant Application in Madagascar.
  • Mark Howe updated the club on the Centennial Project and the opportunity to work at the site next Saturday putting the soil in the raised planting beds.
  • Prez Pam, standing in for Glenn Daggs announced the “Read Across America” day at Peres School on Monday March 3 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  See Glenn next Friday to sign up.
  • Prez Pam, doing her best imitation of EJ Shalaby announced the next Hotel Mac social function for the club, which was a Beer Dinner on Tuesday February 19.

Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars

Members were recognized. And to be sure, people marked their happiness and sadness with dollars. But alas, these fleeting moments went unrecorded. "Out, out, brief candle!"

Raffle Results

Sid Chauvin stood to announce:  “There ain’t no stinkin balls”.  So the raffle results will not be known until next week.  Stay tuned.


Dr. Bogart

Explore the Undiscovered You

Jim Young was stuck in Stagecoach 101 so Host for a Day Tom Waller introduced today’s guest Dr. Vic Bogart fro the University of California.

Dr. Victor Bogart spoke to the club about his new book “Explore the Undiscovered You" and described the Odyssey System, which consists of three separate ways of working on self-discovery: 1) Assumptions Work, 2)Persona Work and 3)Journeying.

The core idea of hia book is that every person is made up of separate multiple personalities that are often hidden to the self. These hidden personalities underlay all human interaction. Dr. Bogart’s book is about how to expose these hidden personalities and assumptions in order to promote self understanding and awareness.

He discussed several specific case studies which illustrated each method of working and spent time with the club answering the questions of individual members. Dr. Bogart’s companion, who’s name we regrettably did not get, has used his methodologies of “work” and credited them with helping her overcome personal depression and interpersonal conflict.

Thank you Victor Bogart PhD for your insignts into self awareness and improvement.

- E Pluribus Unum (Out of many scribes this week, comes one Flywheel).