NEXT MEETING: September 9, 2016
College Readiness in Richmond
College is Real (CIR) plays a critical role in helping students at Richmond High School (RHS) develop a passion for attending college. Starting with 16 students in its first year there are now 165 students in the program. In recent years all seniors have been accepted into college with most attending four-year schools. This is a remarkable achievement occurring as it does in an economically challenged city where less than 30% of the adult population ever graduated high school and where college attendance is not even a consideration for most families.
- October 29, 2016 – Danielle Franklin, a friend of Rotarian Oscar Garcia, announced the Harmony Walk to raise money for GRIP. Go to www.gripcommunity.org for information or to register.
- The one and only Sid Chauvin announced that the group of Rotarians who meet after the meeting can no longer meet in the back bar area since they are not members of the Country Club.
- David Brown announced that there are only 28 classrooms at Peres School this year so he has cut the checks and President Josh Surowitz will personally deliver them to the school.
MEETING OF September 2, 2016
Pres Josh headed up the meeting. Don Jenkins, Visiting Rotarian and part of the speaking team, led the pledge. Mark Howe led the invocation and Sid’s thought for the day was Many Marriages would be better off if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Visiting Rotarians Don Jenkins and Jane Louie are speaking today about what they do for the 5160 District Foundation.
The Guest for this meeting is Danielle Franklin who is a contractor for fundraising events for non-profits.
Alan Baer was presented with his Paul Harris plus 8 by Don Jenkins Congrats and thanks for all he does for Rotary
Recognitions and Happy and Sad Dollars
Erle and Phyllis Brown celebrated 57 years of marriage. Erle is lucky to have Phyllis but not sure we can say the same for Phyllis.
Josh Genser had happy dollars that Stanford football is starting
Norm Lundberg had a happy $20 because he is going on a trip to Africa for a month
Tom Butt had happy dollars because the city council is on break and that allowed him to take several vacations to a few rivers which is described in great detail.
Bill Koziol had happy dollars that he is back and his overly busy life seems to be coming back to some manageable level.
Alan Baer had happy dollars for the Rotary Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain and hopes that more people will go next year.
The Rotary Foundation
Jane Louie and Don Jenkins discussed where the dollars go that Rotarians donate the Foundation. Over 92% of the money given goes to a humanitarian cause, like the Wheel Chair Program in Mexico that several Richmond Rotarians participated in. The speakers presented charts that illustrated in great detail how money goes to the Foundation and comes back to clubs and districts to help with projects, both worldwide and in local communities.
Henry Moe, Rotating Editor