NEXT MEETING: January 13, 2017
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
For nearly 50 years, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts has been committed to rigorous artistic training for children and youth in Richmond and surrounding neighborhoods in its DEEP ROOTS WIDE WORLD curriculum, integrating artistic mastery and cross-disciplinary training in global performing art traditions through a youth development lens. More than 50,000 young artists have attended classes, and 98% of the Center’s high school seniors graduate and are accepted into colleges.
East Bay Center believes that art and culture can be useful as a fulcrum of broad resident-driven neighborhood and community change. The Center functions both as a direct service organization and as a deeply trusted partner with advocacy efforts and systems-change initiatives, including coalition and resident-driven partnerships that improve civic outcomes for youth and families in and around Richmond.
In partnership with WCCUSD, East Bay Center brings its curriculum into schools to restore access to the arts for over 5,000 Richmond and San Pablo students each year. Its community performances and civic events draw over 22,000 annually.
- January 28th 2017 Rotary Crab Feed will be held at Salesian College Preparatory. Buy tickets through our website or bring your credit card to a meeting and David Brown can run it. Tickets are $50 a piece This a great way to raise money and build friendship for our club.
- March 24th – 26th District Conference in Berkeley CA. We hope for a great turn out from the BARSHEEP since it is in our area
- President Josh Surowitz gave a special recognition to Norm Lunberg for donating money to the group that Jan Brown had mentioned did not have gifts to give out to the children in Parchester Village.
MEETING OF January 6, 2017
President Surowitz led the meeting and our speaker John Crandley led the pledge. Alan Blavins led us in a moment of silence for peace, justice and freedom.
Sid’s Thought for the day
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Visiting Rotarians and Guest.
Oscar Garcia brought Jordan Staebler as his guest. Our speakers were George Sakaldasis and John Crandley
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
- Alan Baer celebrated his birthday on December 25th
- Jerry Feagley celebrated his birthday on December 12
- Pam Jones celebrated her birthday on January 1st
- Hank Covell celebrated his wedding anniversary to the lovely Doreen
- David Brown had Happy $’s for his parents 70th wedding Anniversary
- Herb Cole had Happy $’s because got his degree at USC and was elated at the comeback in the Rose Bowl
The Contribution of the B-52 to National Security
John Crandley and George Sakaldasis were a great tag team for the B-52 Bomber. John spoke about the history of the plane from the late 50’s to today. The bomber went through minor changes over the years but the general design and usefulness has not. The newest type bomber in use is the B-2 bomber and a new design is in production now but the B-52 will be around for years to come.
George Sakaldasis spoke of the time in 1973 when the Russians were threatening to invade Egypt and Israel and as a pilot George was called in to duty. The US upgrade the emergency to High Alert and Air bases around the US prepared for a possible conflict. The Russian spies and satellites picked up all this movement and decided to back down for the invasion. George believes that the act of preparing for the conflict may have prevented World War 3 from starting.
Henry Moe, “Rotating Editor”, and Rotary Crab Feed Manager