NEXT MEETING: June 20, 2014
This is the quarterly Club Assembly, an all-members, open-forum opportunity to review Club priorities and projects, to discuss the merits of new initiatives, and to generally opine on topics that contribute to a strong, healthy, and enjoyable Club environment. Y’all come!
- Alan Blavins was officially pinned with the service star for his planning and executing of the Fishing Derby. Alan thanked Ethan Heinrich and Bill Koziol for working with the youngest children for the entire two hours.
- The month of July is Richmond Rotary/ Salesian Interact month to provide food for the Rotocare Volunteers. The Interact Club will provide the food but we need drivers to drop the food off every Tuesday by 5:30pm. Email Henry Moe for details if interested in driving.
- June 20 is the behind the scene tour at the zoo.
- July 11 is the STEM Tour
- Tom Waller spoke of the need for more scribes to reduce the number of times each current scribe volunteers.
- June 20 2014 Richmond Rotarians will assemble to plan for the 2014-2015 year. It is very important that everyone attend and help in the process for Horace “Stoney” Stonework’s Presidency.
Liliane presided over the meeting. Tyler Hester led the pledge and Tom Butt offered a thought-for-the-day.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Jeff Mulvihill from Redding Rotary. (Still a visitor?)
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
- Ralph Hill is back. He celebrated his 91st birthday in May and will send a check to David Brown
- Heather and Barry Kulp celebrated their 6th Anniversary.
- Richard Alexander had sad $’s for his wife breaking her leg on vacation
- Hank Covell had sad’s that he had to come home and happy dollars for their family vacation to Ireland and England.
- Heather Kulp had happy $’s for the first Annual Richmond Riveters 5k, 10k and half marathon. 500 people have signed up and our Heather is one of the 500
- Herb had happy $’s for Richard Alexander’s son starting his job and living up to the offer to buy everyone a round. He also had happy $’s for Liliane’s speech at SIRS
- A sympathy card will be available at the June 20th meeting for everyone to sign and present to Norm Foley’s family.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Our speaker today is Jordan Simmons, Artistic Directors at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Richmond Rotary raised $50,000, between our fundraising and a Rotary International Match, for the Tales of the Lost Secrets Play last year. Jordan stated that several of the actors/actresses from the play received scholarships to the Young Artist Diploma Program for 2014-2015. The Center just completed its 45th year and continues to work with children in the Richmond Area, and especially with Title One schools in the area.
For more information check out the center at www.eastbaycenter.org.
Henry Moe, Rotating Scribe