Dantarian August 22 ’11

2011 Theme – Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

August is Membership Month

August 22, 2011

Today August 22A big Danville WELCOME to Meg Styles, The Gretta Foundation

Tomorrow August 23 -Fun Group Meeting at Roby’s – Potluck. Only those who want to have fun are invited. 6:30 pm at the Roby’s

20110815KellieHayesLindseyWildlife400Last Week – Kellie Hayes, Development Director, Lindsay Wildlife Museum gave us an update on all the activities at the Museum. Yes, she travels with her own cat.

20110815TonyPodium300Where’s our Prez? And who was the old dude who ran the meeting? He looks strangely familiar.

Next Week August 29 – Speaker: San Ramon Valley Unified School Superintendent Steve Enoch. NO GREETER ASSIGNED.

Five Reasons to Support the Foundation – #4 –

Reducing child mortality
The Rotary clubs of Jaela-Kandana, Western Province, Sri Lanka, and Madras Northwest, Tamil Nadu, India, are helping to reduce child mortality by providing improved sanitation facilities for 15 families in a small community in Sri Lanka. With a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant , the clubs have built 14 toilets, helping to prevent diarrhea and other diseases related to poor sanitation.

According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 million children die of diarrhea every year, making it the second leading cause of death among children under five. Proper sanitation can reduce the rate of child mortality in many communities by up to a third. Water and sanitation is the third area of focus.

New Member – Joyce Chiu is a realtor who lives in San Ramon and works in Walnut Creek. Please introduce yourself to Joyce today and sign her member sheet.

Board Meeting – The club is currently committed to Rotary Year 2011 international participation in the following projects-
– With Danville Sycamore – Monterrey Mexico – Elder Care – $1k – pending
– With Chico – Tanzania – Water Projects in schools – $2k – pending
– With Danville Sycamore – Zambia – With ASANTI Africa – School Rehabilitation – $1k – funded
– As a  club – Pyali School in India – Tuition for five girls for one year – $1.5 k – pending

2011 Dues – Club dues this year are $225 plus the annual Foundation gift. Please see Treasurer Barb if you need a copy of your statement.

Board meetings are third Thursdays this year. Next meeting September 15.

Fun Group Meeting at Roby’s – Tuesday August 23 Potluck. Only those who want to have fun are invited. 6:30 pm at the Roby’s

District Conference is October 7 & 8 in Monterey.

Saturday September 10 – Alamo Rotary’s major fundraiser, the 29th Annual Alamo Music and Wine Festival. Noon to 11 p.m. Tickets $15 each. Flier Here

September 20, Tuesday – Food Bank Activity 6pm – 8pm

No bulletin next week or two – Bulletin editor vanished to parts unknown. See Pres Bob to steal the job away.

Gold Nugget – Fate was unkind to David Roby last week. Today the pot is $200 with THREE marbles. Raffle tickets may be purchased from the greeter for $1 each. Meal tickets continue to include one free ticket.

Rotary on your smart phone. Set up m.dacdb.com on your smart phone with ID and password, then bookmark it with an icon. Look up any Rotarian in the district.