Dantarian Dec 5 ’11

December is Family Month

December 5, 2011

Today December 5 – Speaker: Tim O’Keefe, Executive Director, Shelter Inc.
Greeter: Myron Bernstein
RIS: Joyce Chiu

Thursday December 8 – 57th Anniversary Party Thursday – See you there!

20111126JohnBernardinLast Week – John Bernadin, Rotary Literacy Project – just $80 per student per year for this on-line tutorial can boost english language literacy very quickly.
20111126ChaceDaveMahlerUSATogetherDave Mahler from USA Together was on hand to pick up a $500 check for Vets needing assistance.

Rotary Minute – Wheelchairs – Bob Beaton reviewed the club’s history working with the Wheelchair Foundation. Our primary destination has been Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Typically we visit there every other year. This suggests there may be a 2012 opportunity for a close to home international visit.

Next week December 12MEETING AT BRASS DOOR for Peter Villa Awards. Get there early, parking is limited.

Bring old Rotary Magazines for a PR project. Add sticky labels with contact us information for distribution to public waiting rooms where old magazines are the norm.

Reno Train Feb 21-23 – Registration cutoff is December 12. See Pres Bob for details.

Crab Feed Feb 5 – Now accepting table reservations. See the Sparkle Sisters or Vic G to sign up.

New member Steve Simpkins – Steve lives in Clayton with his spouse Kristen and their four children in the age range 10 to 3. His classification is law enforcement. If you have not already done so, please introduce yourself.

New Member Eric Ritigstein who lives and works in Danville. Spouse Andrea and son Jonas. Classification Attorney – Civil Litigation. Please introduce yourself to Eric if you have not already done so.

20111126JustinClarkSocialNetworksDictionary Delivery – Justin Clark is coordinating the effort now that Tiffany is gone. See Justin to participate at one or more of the schools.

Social Media – Justin has also offered to drag the club kicking and screaming into the realm of SOCIAL MEDIA – Facebook, Twitter, and more. Stay tuned!

One Warm Coat – Dec 5 is the last opportunity for drop off at the meeting. Bob Gibbs will make sure they gets to the right place. San Ramon Valley Rotary’s 16th annual coat, sweater, and blanket collection ends December 14, so you can take donations to a drop box after 12/5.

Greeter Gifts – It’s great that Greeters are remembering to bring a greeter’s gift. Feel free to get creative (it’s your nickel)

Gold Nugget – No winner last week.  This week the pot is $50.