Dantarian Nov 21 ’11

November is Foundation  Month

November 21, 2011

Today Novermber 21 – A BIG Danville WELCOME to speaker Melanie Sadek from Valley Humane Society.

Greeter: Myron Bernstein  RIS – Mike Burton

Bring your old Rotary Magazines for a PR project. We will add a sticky label with contact us information and distribute to public waiting rooms where old magazines are the norm.

20111114ChaceKarenStepperBobNichols35keditLast Week – Contra Costa County Sheriff-Coroner David Livingston.
Danville Mayor Karen Stepper picked up Danville Rotary’s gift to the Veteran’s Hall project.

Red Badge for 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.

Prospective Member – Steve P Simpkins is Danville’s Police Chief. He lives in Concord and is a Paul Harris Fellowship recipient. Please introduce yourself to Steve if you have not already done so.

57th Anniversary Party Thursday December 8 – Vic G will be wandering around with a clipboard for the next few weeks. See him to register or change your reservation.

Double Foundation Points in November – The club is giving matching points for gifts to the Foundation, this month only, up to $200 per member. For you new Rotarians – a donation of $100 gets you $200 total credit, $200 gets you $400 total credit towards your first Paul Harris or towards another jewel on your PHF pin.

Board Meeting Actions – Walt Schafer, Chico, reported by email that the new Tanzania grant has RI approval. The club will send a check for $1,000 for our participation. The Board approved Justin Clark’s recommendation that the club fund USA Together $500 now for the holiday season, and then $250 per quarter thereafter ($1,000 a year). The Board approved $1,040 for 1/5 of three defibrillators for Golden View, Rancho Romero, and Vista Grande. The other club boards will be voting on their participation.

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

One Warm Coat – San Ramon Valley Rotary’s 16th annual coat, sweater, and blanket collection ends December 14. Bob Gibbs is handling collections for our club. He requests that you please go through your closets to see if you have any coats or clothing of any kind that is in good condition that you can donate. Feel free to bring it to the next meeting, or any meeting prior to December 5 and Bob will make sure it gets to the right place.

Rotacare Clinic – Edna reported that she and Tita went out with the food. The club is committed to three future trips.

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

Greeters Gift Winner – Pete Kaldveer wins a nice bottle of wine courtesy of Bob Beaton. HOLD THE PRESSES! Two tickets with the same number? Orin Pierce goes home with the wine. Good thing we are adding all these law enforcement types. Looks like we are going to need them.

Next Week – Speaker: John Bernadin, Rotary Literacy Project    Greeter – Chuck Bloch

Gold Nugget –   No breaks for Bob Beaton day. This week the pot is $125.

TWO nice Thank You Cards from Del Amigo (slammed together for display)