NEXT MEETING: November 8, 2013
RIchmond Police Activity League
Our presenter is Larry Lewis, the Executive Director of The Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), of the Police Activities League, the mission of which is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for recreational, educational, cultural and social programs while building positive community relations between police officers, youth and citizens. Its goals is to promote partnerships between youth (children 5 to 17 years of age ) and adult allies that support and empower the development of each mentee to further RPAL’s mission.
- President Lillian Koziol is wearing two hats today: Rotary President and Consul of Madagascar.
- You’ll soon be asked (that is, called by a phone call by a fellow Rotary member, probably around dinner time) to contribute to the Holiday Auction, to be held on December 6th. If you already know what you’ll be donating, please use the Holiday Auction contribution form to let us know. Do it today so our friendly (!) operators won’t be disturbing your dinner.
- Did you know that there are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide? Our talented Sergeant-at-arms, Sid, prepared a display of all of the flags representing Rotaries around the world. Thank you, Sid!
Our 7th Annual Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, February 8th. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7. Raffle following dinner. Tickets are $40/person. Please use button on right to purchase tickets online, or download flyer and use order form to pay by check.
For more information, contact Erle Brown at 510 223-6291, or Henry Moe at 234-4433, ex. 1104.
Each year about 1,000 kids sign up for the Richmond/El Cerrito Fire & Police Holiday Program to receive toys and food. They come to the E.M. Downer YMCA in Richmond, and receive numbered tickets for a chance to receive a bike. Some kids get bikes, some don’t.
By chipping in to Buy a Kid a Bike, fewer children will go away disappointed. One bike plus a helmet is only $47. Richmond Rotary will match the first $4,700 in funds raise.
Use the button on the right to make your donation. Or make checks payable to Richmond Rotary Club, and send to 3260 Blume Drive, Suite 410, Richmond, CA 94806. Download flyer.
MEETING OF November 1, 2013
President Lillian presided over the meeting and welcomed all members and visitors. Herb Cole offered a silent prayer for peace, freedom and justice on earth.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Our club was honored to have hosted a large number of visiting Rotarians and guests.
|Mac Robinson||San Pablo|
|District Governor Steve Lack||Pleasant Hill|
|Paul Soltow||San Pablo|
|Dennis Bulliis||San Pablo|
|Past District Governor Bruce Campbell||Sebastapol|
|Name of Guest||Member|
|Zelpha Chauvin||Sid Chauvin|
|Neville Guard||Pam Jones|
|Yasmin Kotval||Pam Jones|
|Cyrus Kotval||Pam Jones|
|Tina Koziol||Liliane Koziol|
|Ken Koziol||Liliane Koziol|
|Darlene Quenville||Lawlis Jon|
|Sara Sanders||Dan Sanders|
|Hovik Kokchian||Tanita Dan|
|Cindy Winter||Mike Winter|
|19 Consular Guests||Liliane Koziol|
Recognitions and Happy/Sad Dollars
• Mike Winters was honored with his 2-pin Paul Harris award.
• Alan Blavins was also honored, a 5-pin Paul Harris recipient.
• 60 lives have been affected by just these individuals
On night little Johnny finished his prayers with “God bless Grandma,” and the very next day his grandmother kicked the bucket. Johnny told his family about his prayer, but no one seemed to give it too much thought. A week later he ended his prayers with “God bless Grandpa,” and the next day his grandfather died. The family was running a little scared by now, and when Johnny finished his prayers one night with “God bless Daddy,” his mother thought maybe she better warn her husband about it.
All the night Johnny’s Dad couldn’t sleep for worrying, and the next day he came home from work early. “I had a terrible day worrying about all this,” he confided to his wife.
“You think you had a bad day,” she said. “The mailman came to the door and dropped dead.”
Rotary Peace Foundation Center
This was an extremely special meeting as under the leadership of our President, Lillian Koziol. We were honored with the attendance of our District Governor, Dr. Steve Lack, the current President of the United Nations Association; Rita Moran, the Vice President of Advocacy at the United Nations Association; as well as the San Francisco diplomatic Consular Corps. President Koziol introduced Professor Henry Epstein, International Studies at U.C. Berkeley and member of the Berkeley Rotary Club. Professor Epstein introduced today’s speaker, Bruce Campbell, Vice-Chair of the Rotary Foundation Peace Centers Committee.
Mr. Campbell described the Rotary Foundation Peace Center, whose mission is to amplify peace and education around the world. The vehicle for this mission is the ‘Rotary University of Peace’. Rotary Peace Centers have partnered with various universities since the 1990s. They began with 40 universities and now have relationships with over 400. A goal of the Rotary Peace Center Program is to pay for scholarships to the Rotary University of Peace. We can support the program by helping to identify quality candidates and talk up the program among fellow Rotarians.
Lesa McIntosh, rotating scribe