NEXT MEETING: November 13, 2015
Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District and You
Andrew Pierce, Community Affairs Representative with the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District, will be presenting valuable information regarding mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, rats and mice, skunks, ground-nesting yellowjackets, and ticks. Mr. Pierce will discuss the District’s free services that are available to all Contra Costa residents regarding these insects and animals, what the District does to protect public health, and what residents can do to protect themselves and their neighbors. Free literature and fun giveaways will also be made available.
- Charlie Wong as we know celebrated his 90th birthday a few weeks ago Bill Koziol talked about possibly taking another trip to see him at his house.
- Menbere reminded us about Saluté Restaurant’s Thanksgiving Dinner to feed over 1300 veterans and homeless on Thanksgiving Day. Donations of bags are still being accepted to make care packages for each of the visitors.
- December 4th 2015 – Don Lau emphasized the critical role of the Christmas Auction to fund our great work in the community. Please donate great items, especially dinners and multi person outings. We also need each person to bring someone to the auction who can bid on items.
- Josh Genser held his second Japanese Whiskey Tasting last Friday and talked up his next auction item, a Tasting of Montana Whiskeys.
- Connie Tritt has a list of everyone’s giving levels. She can tell you if you are close to your next Paul Harris. Get your donation in before December 31, 2015 for your taxes and earn your next Paul Harris.
MEETING OF November 6, 2015
President Alan Blavins presided over the meeting. John Wilson led us in the pledge and Sid’s thought for the day was: The problem with political jokes is sometimes they are elected.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Stacey Street guest was soon-to-be Rotarian David Cole
Jerry Feagley’s guest was Tino Silva.
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
- Don Lau celebrated a Beatles Song: Will you Still Love me When I’m 64. He gave $100 for his birthday and another $100 for Bikes to celebrate his father’s 99th birthday.
- Erle Brown celebrated 39 years in Richmond Rotary on November 5th
- Joe Bagley gave $5 to celebrate his Chili Cook-off win at the San Pablo Rotary. He entered the contest in the name of Richmond Rotary.
- Connie had Happy $’s that her Ducks are favored by 4 against Cal.
- Josh Genser had Happy $’s that Stanford won and he will be the new general council at Overra Construction
- Bill Koziol had Happy $’s that he is going to the Delta to spend time with his dad.
- Jim Young had Happy $’s and is proud that his Daughter in Law made a Video for National Geographic. He also had money for Christmas Bike Program.
- Mayor Tom Butt dropped $250 for Bikes the Christmas Bike Program, President Alan got into the act with $100 for bikes and then Menbere donated $300. The kids benefit with every dime we raise.
Pipeline Safety. And what is a fiduciary?
We hosted speakers for two programs today. Sarah Winter and Treva Reid from PG&E described the company’s Pipeline Safety Initiative. PG&E has the 811 program, in which company personnel come out and mark underground lines before you dig. They also locate possible issues with trees that would hamper efforts to get to problems lines in the event of a catastrophe. You can go to www.pge.com to find out more about PG&E’s Programs.
Franza Griffin is a lawyer of 30 years and a fiduciary. Franza described a range of situations in which the services of a fiduciary is necessary. She represents clients who are unable to manage their assets, or managing another person’s assets improperly, as in the case of elder abuse.
Henry Moe, “Rotating Editor”