NEXT MEETING: June 5, 2020
The Family Justice Center
The Family Justice Center is a warm and welcoming Center that assists families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, and elder abuse. At our next meeting, the director of the Center’s Richmond office, Oravanh Thammasen, will talk about its approach, which brings over 50 agencies together under one roof to help families.
This week Rotary International issued a powerful statement that affirms our commitment to promoting respect and working for peace and justice.
A Letter from our President and President-Elect
Dear Richmond Rotarian,
Our Club’s greatest assets are the relationships that we build with one another and our community partners. For 100 years, Richmond Rotary has been dedicated to serving and supporting youth through educational and community programs. The WCCUSD has been a longtime community partner. Superintendent Duffy will be our program speaker on Friday, June 12. This is an opportunity to consider ways to fill the immediate need identified by the Superintendent, and to look inward.
With gratitude for your membership in Rotary
Jan Brown and Stacey Street
President and President Elect
Statement from WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy
In our own community, Superintendent Duffy, has affirmed the District’s commitment to our students. Below is an excerpt, but please read the complete statement here.
Our Club’s Covid-19 Response
With the first wave of Hygiene Bags delivered, Hygiene Bags 2.0 for the Homeless is nearing purchase completion. To make a contribution to the project, please visit the Amazon page to choose what you wish to donate.
- Your annual Rotary dues are now due. Please use the PayPal button on the right to make your payment of $200. A donation to the Rotary Foundation of $100 is encouraged but optional.
- Please wear your Rotary or End-Polio-Now tee shirt at Friday’s online meeting.
Meeting of May 29, 2020
Happy and Sad Dollars
David Brown had sad dollars because Ric overlooked his and his wife’s fortieth anniversary. “I can’t imagine anyone else I’d rather be quarantined with.”
Nick was happy that Supervisor John Gioia is working to balance responses to the pandemic with the climate emergency, an underlying condition driving the pandemic, wildfires, rising tides, and catastrophic weather conditions.
Melinda was happy to have conducted the first online tour for the Richmond Museum of history. We’ll stay tuned.
If we missed your Happy or Sad Dollar contribution, please accept our apology. Writing as fast as we can.
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM
Collaborative Communication: Skills for Every Day
Lisa Montana lead a conversation that focused on tools that people can use to speak to one another in ways that are both honest and respectful.