NEXT MEETING: April 24, 2020
State of the City
Mayor Tom Butt will share with us his annual State of the City report at this meeting. Should be interesting. It is obvious that the challenges we face at this time are unlike anything we’ve encountered in the past.
Or maybe not. Please see the Announcements, below.
Using Amazon’s wedding registry, we have set up a Richmond Rotary Community Project to purchase hygiene gift bags for homeless people in the Richmond area. Visit the registry here, to choose the items you want to donate, or just go to Amazon and search for “wedding registry”, then in the next search field, “Richmond Rotary.”
You’ll see at the bottom of the box in which each item appears, an indication of how many units of that item are still needed. (Hand sanitizers were sold out when we checked. No surprise.)
Just before completing the check out stage, you’ll be asked to select a shipping address. At the bottom of that page, you’ll see a section to add a new address. In that area, please enter: Armor Locksmith Service 2801 Pinole Valley Road, Suite B, Pinole, CA 94564.
- Do you know of an event you want your Richmond neighbors to know about? We will post it on our community calendar. During this “shelter in place” time maybe you know of some great online events you’d like to share with the general public—lectures, online meet-ups, or volunteer opportunities. You can submit your events quickly with this online form. Iris will post them quickly for you!
Ignoring the orders of the health department, bar owners in Richmond refused to shut down during the pandemic. So the local public health authority had police officers visit and close down every single bar in the city.
If you had not hear that news, you can be excused. It did happen here, but the year was 1918. Read about this and more events from our city’s archives in the Richmond Museum of History blog, written by its director, and Rotarian, Melinda McCrary.
Even if history doesn’t exactly repeat itself, we can definitely hear some strong echoes.
RECOGNITIONS AND HAPPY/SAD DOLLARS
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM
Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness
Takashi Tanemori, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, recounted his story of recovery through forgiveness.