NEXT MEETING: June 13, 2014
Lost Secrets One Year Later: An Historic Preservation Award and Lives Changed
The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (EBCPA) has been in Richmond since 1968. During those years, thousands of young artists have discovered how training in the arts illuminates their fullest capacity as human beings. They develop skills that enable them to think, lead, and contribute to the world around them and to the blossoming success of their own lives. Jordan Simmons, EBCPA Creative Director and prime mover, will provide an update on what’s going on at the Center. He will also share his thoughts on the outcomes of the Lost Secrets play in which Richmond Rotary was so deeply engaged as a partner. This includes the very positive impact the play had on the EBCPA as an institution and on the lives of the children and others who were involved.
- May 31st Fishing Derby Recap – Last weeks speaker, Mike Aldax of the Richmond Standard, wrote an extensive article about the Fishing derby and the title was “Local kids learn life skills through fishing at first ‘Cast and Catch”
- June 14 – Busy day for our club At 9:00am Mark Howe will lead the Rotarians at Work at our Annual Peace Garden Cleanup at 1st and Nevin. In the middle of the day the Annual Bocce Tournament will be held and Henry Moe is tasked to invite the Interact Parents to attend. Then the day is finished out with Stoney and Mark’s BBQ featuring Stoney’s World Renowned BBQ sauce.
- Rotocare is seeking our support for Next Year’s Rotary District Grant. During Stoney’s presidency, the grant will be for much needed medical equipment, such as an EKG machine, a urinalysis machine, and otoscope/ophthalmascope/ BP units.
- June 20 is our Club Assembly and President Liliane expressed the importance that all Richmond Rotarians on our hand to plan the next year.
Longtime Rotarian Norm Foley passed away on June 2nd, subsequent to his decision to discontinue treatment after 30 days in the hospital. Norm was remembered by Rotarians especially for his work in producing the Flywheel back when that meant putting ink to paper, stuffing that paper into envelopes, and mailing the pages out each week. Norm did that for over 20 years! Every week for the last 4 years, Norm entertained us with “Norm’s Nonsense”, jokes that enlivened this web page.
In addition to the commitment and reliability evidenced by that task alone, members recognized Norm’s integrity, humor, and generosity. We will dearly miss this stalwart of the Richmond Rotary community. His family asked that donations go to the organization, Loaves and Fishes, in his name.
MEETING OF June 6, 2014
President Liliane presided over the meeting and Sid gave the thought for the day.
We welcomed our perennial Visiting Rotarian but soon to be a visitor no more, Jeff Mulvihill from Redding. We also welcomed the guest of Josh Surowitz, Jason Mustard.
Stacey Street completed her Who am I. She was born and raised in Manhattan and attended the same school from 1 – 12 grade. She sang in a choir that traveled the world and still takes voice lessons today. She thought about being a lawyer but then thought better of it. She has worked in development and is currently the Chief Development Officer for the Richmond Community Foundation.
Recognitions and Happy/Sad Dollars
- President Liliane recognized Josh Genser, Erle Brown, Pam Jones, Sid Chauvin and Alan Blavins (not present) for their work at the fishing derby.
- President Liliane attended the thank you party at Brighter Beginnings/Rotocare Clinic and was reminded of the good works Richmond Rotary is doing
- President Liliane also recognized Don Lau, Nick Despota, Jim Young and most especially Jan Brown (not present) for their work with the Teen Mom project.
- Josh Genser had happy $’s for the fishing derby and sad $’s that he will not be at Rotary for the next month.
- Henry Moe had happy $’s for Salesian Class of 2014 all attending college next year and the girls softball team winning NCS.
- Herb Cole had happy $’s for celebrating his 50th Wedding Anniversary
- Nick had happy $’s for celebrating his wedding anniversary.
- David Brown had sad $’s for the passing of Norm Foley.
- Sid had sad $’s for all those great men who lost their lives 70 years ago on a beach in Normandy
Health in All Policies Strategies and Ordinance
The speakers for today are Shasa Curl and Gabiano Arredondo, with the City of Richmond. They manage a significant public policy initiative, called Health in All Policies Strategies and Ordinance (HIAP). Their main funding is from the California Endowment Fund, which targets the social determinants of health: the physical, environmental, economic, and other social causes of health inequities and poor health conditions.
The Health in All Policies framework focuses on neighborhood improvement strategies, data, information and tracking, community engagement, and health equity training. The City of Richmond is the first city in the nation to adopt a HIAP.
Henry Moe, “Rotating Editor”.