NEXT MEETING: August 21, 2020
KIDPOWER SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SAFETY SKILLS DURING COVID-19
Kidpower California Senior Program Director, Erika Leonard.
Given the social disruption of COVID-19 as well as the general unrest of these times, Kidpower skills have become more relevant than ever, and sharing information about Kidpower furthers our mission of helping all people be safe from bullying, abuse, and other harm because Rotary club members are so often trusted sources within their own communities.
Erika will introduce Kidpower’s social, emotional, and physical safety information for all ages and abilities – proven resources reflecting our 31 years of experience as global nonprofit leaders in social safety education – so folks can share/access Kidpower as they see fit in their own circles and community, to support social safety during the pandemic and beyond.
- Kickoff meeting for the International Committee scheduled for Wednesday at 3:30pm. Send an email to Norm Lundberg for an invitation
- Pam Jones announced that the East County has already reached $10K in donations and noted Foundation donations come right back to our club as funding for our service projects; Erle Brown reminded everyone that our club will match an individual’s Paul Harris donation of $500 or more. A few members have already reached this designation, notification is pending.
- Richmond Rotary’s Community Services Team is partnering with YMCA of the East Bay and Vitalant to sponsor a Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Richmond Parkway YMCA (formerly known as the Hilltop YMCA), 4300 Lakeside Drive, Richmond CA 94806. We will need volunteers to help. Please contact Don Lau at 510-813-5170 if you would like to volunteer.
- Helpers are needed for our GRIP service project, reach out to Jan Brown for more information
- Our Club group portrait was postponed, stay tuned for when our glamour shot is rescheduled.
- If you haven’t paid your Rotary dues yet, please do so now! Visit our website and use the PayPal button in the lower right hand column. Thanks!
RECOGNITIONS AND HAPPY/SAD DOLLARS
Stacey Street donated happy dollars to say thank you to Jan for hosting the last club meeting and thankful that the emergency that prevented her from attending was resolved.
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM
August 14th Program – Alan Test, shared information on Rotary’s best kept non-secret, Fellowships. During his journey as a Rotarian, Alan found out about Rotary Fellowships when he moved from North Carolina to California. He encountered multiple types of Fellowships providing outdoor activities to diverse and different segments of the community. Alan encouraged our members to check the Fellowships link on the Rotary.org website to find an activity to support.
Putting on a Rotary shirt and being seen performing Fellowship activities is a powerful recruiting tool. Successful themes used in the past include displaying large signs that read “Learn to Surf” and “Trash and Trees”. The objective is to create opportunities for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are passionate about service to find out about Rotary and join our club or a Roteract club. After the presentation, Club members participated in a Q&A session about local Fellowship opportunities and the history:
- Month of September California Coast cleanup
- Cycling Fellowship / Menlo Park Rotary Club
- Martinez Yacht Club / Sailing
- Richmond Yacht Club / Sailing ($300/participant cost)
- Golfing / (consider asking for green fees as a non-profit donation)
- Richmond Aquatic Center / Swimming lessons
- Young Eagles / Flying lessons
- Roteract at Contra Costa College / Community Based Rotaract club
Club President Stacey Street reviewed the output of the DTA (Designed Team Alliance) analysis of our club’s way of working together, allowing everyone to thrive, and resolving conflicts with healthy, difficult conversations.
She displayed the three major components: Atmosphere, Thrive, and Conflict Resolution and reviewed the themes previously selected within each component. The club participated in a Poll and agreed on the themes, adding Sense of Humor to the Atmosphere list. Stacey advised that future meetings will include more Polls and break out rooms to give everyone a voice.