NEXT MEETING: March 4, 2016
Lost Art Discovered
In October 2015, the Richmond Museum of History took possession of a mural of Richmond painted in 1941 by famed muralist Victor Arnautoff. Richmond: An Industrial City was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and installed in the Post Office on Nevin Avenue until 1976, when the building was renovated. The mural was carefully removed from the wall only to be crated and lost track of, eventually being declared lost by the Endangered Mural Registry of Temple University. Richmond Museum of History Executive Director Melinda McCrary will present the exciting story of how the mural was found, the trials of taking possession of it, and how the community can help see it displayed to the public once again
- Mark Howe mentioned that today, the Rigger’s Loft Wine Company grand opening is from 3:00-5:00. Check it outt.
- Your Scribette informed us that the Richmond RotaCare open house is now Thursday, March 31, from 5:00-7:30 at its new location (256 24th Street, Richmond). Learn more about it.
- Director Joe Bagley announced that February 15 was Mark Howe’s 14 year as a Rotarian.
MEETING OF March 4, 2016
President Alan Blavins called the meeting to order, asked Oh! Henry Moe to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and asked for a silent prayer for peace. Sergeant-at-Arms Sid Chauvin offered the quote of the day: “You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.” (-Roger Maris)
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Swampy Joe Bagley introduced his business partner, boss, and wife, Rita Bagley.
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
- Sid Chauvin had happy dollars to celebrate his granddaughter’s first birthday and his grandsons’ third birthday.
- Shana Bagley Howe was happy to have returned from Chacala/Las Varas for the La Prepa (high school) dedication ceremony. Last spring, over 90 rotarians built teacher housing and culinary, science, and computer labs.
- Alan Blavins was happy that Alan Baer presided over last week’s meeting because he was watching his daughter make a presentation on behalf of special needs children at Oakland City Hall (she later spoke in Sacramento as well).
- Jim Findley had happy dollars because he felt blessed to attend the meeting today.
What's All The Buzz About Behavioral Finance?
Program Chair Extraordinaire Stacey Street introduced Rick Lehman of the UC Berkeley Extension. Rick spoke about micro versus macro, key concepts, and behavioral issues in the field of behavioral finance. We learned about animal spirits, lizard brains, black swans, heuristics, loss aversion, reverse halos, money buckets, and hot hands syndrome. Simply put, we are all gambling fools!
Rick has written three books, highlighted on this Amazon page.
He teaches at UC Berkeley Extension. You can see his online courses here.
Rick is an investment advisor with RHL Capital.
- Shana Bagley Howe, your rotating Scribette, reminds you that "Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington