August is Membership Month
August 8, 2011
Today – A big Danville WELCOME to Beri Kasper who will talk to us about Camp Venture. Also in attendance are our Camp Royal Students who will tell us about their experience in June. Today’s Greeter is Pete Kaldveer.
Last Week –District Governor Dave (Dave the Rave) Dacus met with the Board before the club meeting and then visited with us at our regular meeting. DG Dave’s spouse Tara gave a short presentation on her project, Shaken Baby Syndrome and encouraged the club to put at least one training doll into an appropriate health agency. DG Dave encourages all members to increase foundation giving by looking outside of Rotary for support from friends and neighbors in the community.
More Paul Harris Fellows – Long time Danville Rotarian and current Honorary Member George Filice came in to pick up PHFs for his son Robert and daughter Dr Peggy. Past Pres Bob Chace picked up his 2nd PHF which is awarded to his spouse Debbie. Dr Don Schmitt picked up his first PHF. Thanks to all for your support of the Rotary Foundation!
And now a few words about the Foundation – This week’s Foundation Thought is about … Our mission. ―Doing Good in the World is more than a motto. It is our goal, our mission, and our reminder. It expresses in the clearest terms why we have a Foundation, and it challenges us to reach as far as we can to do the most good possible with everything we have. Our Foundation exists to support the good that we can do through Rotary. It expands our reach, increases our strength, and makes our service more powerful and more effective. Because of our Foundation we can, very simply, do more of our Rotary work.‖ — 2004-05 RI President Glenn E. Estess Sr.
Long time Danville Rotarian and current Honorary Member Bob Brown also made an appearance last week. It’s always great to see our Honorary Members when they can drop in.
Pres Bob confessed to cutting the backpack project to purchase a new car. Notwithstanding a logical thesis as to why the cut was inadvertant, Recognition Czar Jim Cambier dinged the Pres’s wallet.
As Recognition Czar, Jim Cambier offered the room a one time shot at a recognition free year for a modest $100, said offer snapped up by only two or three astute Rotarians in the room, all others forgetting the axiom – Caveat Non-emptor (Non-buyer beware). The saga has begun!
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.
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.
Another Backpack Project –Between meetings, the Board took an email vote to give $100 to Packs With Love, a student project to build backpacks, brought to the Board by Kevin Kevorkian.
Leadership San Ramon Valley – The club’s two participants this year are Tita Escalada and David Roby.
Next Monday August 15 – Speaker: Kellie Hayes, Development Director, Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Greeter: David Roby
RIS: Don Schmitt
Board meetings are third Thursdays this year. Next meeting August 18.
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.
But there IS a free lunch. Greeter’s gift picked up by Mike Burton.
Beginning today, raffle tickets may be purchased from the greeter for $1 each. Meal tickets continue to include one free ticket.
Gold Nugget – David Roby comes up empty handed. Today the pot is $150.
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.