NEXT MEETING: February 21, 2014
Tom's Excellent Adventure: Cuba
Club Member Tom Butt, recent recipient of the Governor’s Energizer Award, just came back from a trip to Cuba. He will share with us visual highlights from his trip.
- George Egan announced that it would be nice to call Lesa McIntosh, who is recovering from a hip replacement.
- Henry Moe was delighted to announce the Crab Feed was a total success! Amongst the many key participants, Don Lau did a great job running the bar, as did Joe Bagley with the Kitchen.
- Prez Liliane reminded everyone that the Rotary dollar day at the track volunteer opportunity would be on March 30th. More details to come…
MEETING OF February 14, 2014
President Liliane Koziol called the meeting to order at the Richmond Country Club. Herb Cole led the pledge of allegiance and Stoney Stonework asked for a moment of silence for freedom, peace, and justice on earth.
Sid Chauvin offered this thought for the day: “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Jeff Mulvihill visited us again as a Rotarian from the Redding Rotary Club.
Recognitions and Happy/Sad Dollars
- Don Lau and his wife celebrated 22 years married.
- On February 15th, 12 years ago, Jan Brown, Josh Genser, Joe Bagley and Mark Howe were all inducted into Rotary. Wow!
- Richard Alexander was very happy that his son had passed a Naval exam.
- Josh Genser was very happy to have been in Rotary for 12 years, but sad he had to share it with the likes of Mark Howe.
- Don Lau was happy that everyone did such a great job helping at the Crab Feed.
- Joe Bagley was happy to recount that some of our former Richmond Rotarians had been born on Valentine’s Day.
Yogi Berra Quotes
-“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.”
-“When you come to a fork in the road, take it”
-“Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.”
Richmond Summer Youth Employment Program
We were fortunate to be joined by Jay Leonhardy, who coordinates the program through the YouthWORKS Division of the City of Richmond in collaboration with several community partners. The summer of 2014 marks the tenth year of the Richmond Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides youth, ages 15-21, the opportunity to work in a variety of local jobs to gain vital work experience and earn money.
This valuable program focuses on providing services for the most educationally and economically disadvantaged youth, working with families with no more than 70% of the federal poverty guidelines income. As Jay had said, “Nothing in the world stops a bullet as fast as a job”. Through this important program, since 2005, over 200 youth have been provided with meaningful career path work experience.
- Josh Surowitz, Rotating Editor