NEXT MEETING: August 14, 2015
The FBI and Polygraph Examinations: Q&A with Ron Hilley
Ron Hilley, retired FBI Agent and Polygraph Examiner and Interviewer will describe his experience in both fields and will respond to your questions.
Ron has been a private polygraph consultant since 1996, and prior to that was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assigned to both criminal and foreign counterintelligence matters. He was selected by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to conduct polygraph examinations in sensitive intelligence matters and criminal investigations throughout the U.S. and overseas, and established private practice in 1996.
Ron studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, and earned his BA from U.C.L.A. in Slavic Languages. Ron was also a member of the US Navy from 1966-69.
- Pam Jones introduced Jennifer Granillo, Site Manager for RotoCare Clinic. Jennifer shared her story of how her life was saved by a stranger after she left El Salvador and was left in Mexico on her way to be reunited with her mother in the US. She decide to give back and quit her job and came to work with RotoCare Clinic. Jennifer informed us that the Clinic will be moving out of the space at Brighter Beginnings into its own space and will be open 2 days per week instead of only 1. More info to follow
- A brief Sunshine Report was give that Ralph Hill’s wife had suffered a stroke. (Note from Scribe: just called Ralph and he indicated that he was about to take a walk with a “pretty girl” and that his wife was not doing well)
MEETING OF August 7, 2015
On a bright sunny day, Prez Alan called the meeting to order. Your Scribe led the group in the Pledge and Prez Alan asked for a Silent Prayer for Peace on Earth. Sgt-at-Arms Sid Chauvin offered the following from General George S. Patton, “Always do more than is required of you.”
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Pam Jones introduced her guest Jennifer Granillo.
A report on the Holiday Auction Tour at KABC-TV
Holiday Auction bidders, Josh & Emily Surowitz, Linda & Jim Young and Zelpha & Sid Chauvin toured the KABC-7 News studios Friday in San Francisco, hosted by News Anchor Dan Ashley. The measured tempo of on-the-air news delivery belies the hectic behind-the-scenes activity of the operation’s staff of 50, who receive, edit and assemble electronic news from around the region and the world.
Great tour! If we are lucky, Stacey Street will talk the personable Mr. Ashley into offering the tour again. The news team pictured with Richmond Rotarians is Michael Finney, Dan Ashley and Cheryl Jennings.
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
- Henry Moe and wife Carolyn will be celebrating their 16th Anniversary with a romantic trip on the Napa Wine Train.
- Hank Covell, Class of ’53, was happy to get an invitation to his Richmond High School Class Reunion which reminded him of his youth and his days on the road with his 240Z.
- George Egan was disappointed that his Viking River Cruise was cancelled because of no water in river in Russia that they were going to cruise on. Going to PV instead.
- “Painless” Dan Tanita was excited about the new dental clinic to be opened at Coronado Elementary this fall. That will mean organizing 2 clinics including the one at Peres. Erle Brown was quick to offer his support for the new clinic and would like Dan to ask the Club for support in September. Dan also was happy that the 14th group of Russian dentist will be visiting us 9/20-25. Dan also wanted to thank the Club for the $500 he got for support for the Peres Dental Clinic.
- Sid Chauvin was happy to be reminded (thanks Henry) that 45 years ago on August 7 he had his last date with Zelpha…because once invited in…he never left.
- Erle Brown was happy that Phyllis had surgery and came out “smelling like a rose” and will be home soon.
Ombudsmen: Elder Advocates in Action
Our guest speaker was Nicole Howell, Executive Director of the Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa (OSCC), an advocacy agency for frail and vulnerable residents in long-term care facilities. OSCC is a non-profit organization that serves the 9,000 residents in CC County who are in the 460 skilled nursing care and residential care facilities across the county. Nicole and her team of 2 full-time and 2 part-time staff do “pop-ins” at the various facilities, investigate reports of abuse or neglect, and work with family members looking for possible placement of relatives. OSCC believe that there should be “freedom of choice” or personalized care give to people placed in care facilities. There is also a concerted effort to move away from medication as a means of “controlling” residents.
Nicole asked us to:
- Tell the community about OSCC;
- Help recruit volunteers to assist with the program;
- Give out information on Trainings. OSCC can be reached a www.ccombudsman.org or calling 925.685.2070.
The Menehune “Rotating Editor”