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Welcome to the Heart of the Napa Valley!

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Native Sons' Hall
1313 Spring Street
St.Helena, CA  94574
United States
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REPORTED BY jON hOLLISTER
Speaker of the Day:  LESLIE STANTON, Librarian. The City of St. Helena has a long history of public support for library service. As early as 1875 there was movement underway to establish a library. The current building at 1492 Library Lane was constructed in 1979 and named for a much loved local physician, Dr. George Wood, who was also a major donor and long time supporter of the library.  The library currently houses some 96,000 books, videos, DVD’s, books on CD and tape, CDs, newspapers, magazines, microfilm and other media. Also part of the library collection is the Napa Valley Wine Library, consisting of some 3,500 titles and over 6,000 items. The world famous Silverado Museum is housed in a wing of the Library Building.
 
Thought of the Day:  It came from Bryan Remer.
 
Special Guests:  Gabby Gomez, current outbound exchange student; Anne Damoe, former inbound exchange student; Antonia Allegra, wife of Donn Black; Charles Bell, Sr. Active Member.
 
Anniversaries and BirthdaysKathleen Patterson celebrated her birthday.
 
Announcements:  
  • David Moreland announced that he has 20 cases of wine to sell at $12 per bottle, proceeds will go to the Rotary Foundation.  Contact him if you are interested. 
  • President Joice Beatty announced each member is required to bring two raffle prizes to the club valued at approximately 25 dollars each.  Deadline is September 31 to bring your prizes or be fined. 
  • Suzanne Rada announced she has fresh eggs for sale at $5 per dozen. 
FinemasterCindy Warren quizzed the club about baseball lingo.  Rob Andrade; Ben Hill; Natalie Klug; John Sales; Jim Smith; Richard Hyde; Bryan Remer; Orville Hammer; Tim Doran; Joice Beatty; and Dave Moreland all were put to the test and fined appropriately.
 

 
Reporter: Cindy Warren
 
Speaker: Yvonne Baginski, " Born to Age" A Directory for older adults.
 
How many of us have a plan for our senior years?  Who will oversee our health and welfare? . As our population ages, how will we transport seniors who can no longer drive? 

Yvonne has been involved with the well-being of seniors for a long time. Fifteen years ago she started the  magazine/ directory  " Born to Age" as a resource for older adults and their caregivers. Topics include: Estate planning; end-of-life issues; dementia; long-term care, hoarding, medical cannibis, etc. 
Yvonne developed a program in Napa County " Share the Care", funded by the Gasser Foundation.  Safety nets for seniors are easily broken and seniors need an informed voice when an emergency strikes. Through the use of volunteers, seniors are assessed, cared for and have an advocate. Currently, volunteers are needed in St. Helena. 
 
Yvonne started " My Front Porch" to recycle medical equipment ( hearing aids, walkers, canes, hospital beds, linens, etc) . Donations are dropped off at her house in Napa, where they are recycled and donated back to those in need. 
Medical equipment donations can be dropped off at : 3205 Montclair Ave, Napa  (across form Queen of the Valley hospital)
 
 
​Guests: Anne ( from Denmark), Ford Griswald, guests of Natalie Klug.  Katherine Gaffey, Gabby Gomez, David Jen- Youth Exchange students, guests of Andy Bartlett. David introduced his host family, Dawn and Mave. 
 
​Visiting Rotarians: None
 
Anniversary: Wendell Dinwiddie is celebrating his 50th Anniversary.
 
Joice introduced her Club Board for 2015/2016
 
Raffle Winners: Margo Kennedy, Mike Thomas, Ford Griswald, Charlotte Williamson, Jack Neal
 
No Finemaster today.
 
Bell ringers:
 
Natalie Klug got hacked and asked us not to open any documents from her. 
 
Cindy Warren donated to her Paul Harris in honor of Kate Steinle, who was murdered in SF at Pier 14. Kate was the godmother of Cindy's grandson. 
Please consider signing the Kate's Law petition, which will help keep deported felons off the streets. 
 

 
Meeting Report for July 7, 2015
Reported by Alan Galbraith
 
Speaker of the Day:
President Joice Beatty discussed Club happenings.   She foresaw four fundraisers this year: the Raffle, a golf tournament with the Hospital, an event in association with the sixtieth anniversary of Central Valley Builders Supply, and a Kentucky Derby Day event (ending with the Derby in real time at the Cameo Theater).  She advised that the District Assembly, a three-day affair, will be in Napa, and our Club will be providing assistance (not yet defined).  We will try to win a president’s and a governor’s award.  She reviewed the positions of new Board members: Mary Sikes (international), Jordan Bentley (secretary), Justin Meyer (specific Board duty not yet decided), Wendell Laidley (Foundation Chair), and Ben Hill (sergeant-at-arms).   She will recommend that the Club adopt St. Helena Preschool as its designated charity.  She advised that there will be a joint picnic with the Calistoga Club on October 25 at Rutherford Grove Winery.
 
President Beatty then showed two short films.   The first was “The Boys of 1905” starring the early founders of Rotary Club (in Chicago).  The Chicago Club would remain in its initial suite at The Sherman Hotel for 61 years.  It developed a round table tradition {“where everyone talks and non listens”).  There was charming footage of Jean Harris, a Scot, who married Paul after a whirlwind courtship.   The second film, narrated by Rotary International President Ravi Ravidran dwelled on Rotary’s objectives abroad.  He promoted his theme, “Be a gift to the world.”  He stressed that Rotary’s number one worldwide objective remained the eradication of polio.
             
Visiting Rotarians:
  • Tom Stumpert, Calistoga Club (and a past president)
  • Michelle Locsin, San Jose Club
Guests:
  • Tessi Hanson of Napa, guest of Michelle Locsin
  • Queen Ann Damoe of Denmark (past exchange student), guest of Natalie Klug   
Thought for the Day: Wendell Laidley: an anonymous saying: “ Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind.  Always.”
 
Birthdays: Donn Black, Alan Galbraith and Judd Howell
 
Wedding Anniversaries: Tim Doran and Cindy Warren
          
Club Anniversaries:
            David Brotemarkle (25 years)
            Kelly Crane (22 years – 10 with a prior Club)
            Cindy Warren (10 years)
 
Announcements:
  • President Joice Beatty advised that good tickets were for sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera on September 17, which is being promoted at least in part by Napa Rotary.  Contact Karen Hunt: huntkaren@gmail.com.
  • Wendell Laidley asked that members attend the Frog’s Leap Peach Festival on July 25, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the UpValley Family Centers – but only if they are mentioned when buying tickets.  Contact Wendell (968-9594) with any inquiries.
Bell Ringers:
  • Norm Mitroff in appreciation for member support during his presidency.
  • Mike Thomas in atonement for a hacked email (a plea for money to depart the Philippines)
Finemaster: Justin Meyer covered a wide expanse: which two presidents also signed the Declaration of Independence, the origin of “hotdog,” the date the 5oth star was added to the American flag.      
 

 
 

Welcome Joice Beatty!

St. Helena Rotary Club is very pleased to announce that our new President for FY 2015-2016 is Joice Beatty.
 
Joice is a long-time Rotarian and leader in our St. Helena Community, and we are excited to have her leading the Club.
 
Stay tuned for a fun and productive year!
 
Congratulations Joice!
 
 
 
 

Peach Festival at Frog's Leap

Fellow Rotarians,
 
On behalf of Christine Hayne in her Director's role with the UpValley Family Centers, please join us for the Frog's Leap Peach Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 25. 
 
It's a great summer family party and the peaches in the organic orchards will be juicy and ripe.  There will be loads of food, wine, music and games and plenty of places to just sit in the garden and relax. 100% of ticket sales from this event benefit the UpValley Family Centers - BUT - only if you mention UpValley Family Centers when buying tickets, either on-line or by phone. 

Info is attached – and kids go free.  Any questions call me (968-9594) or Norma Ferriz at the St. Helena Center at 963-1919.
Enjoy the Festival and thank you for your support.

Wendell Laidley for Christine Hayne 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
On behalf of Christine Hayne in her Director's role with the UpValley Family Centers, attached is a flyer on the Frog's Leap Peach Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 25.  It's a great summer family party and the peaches in the organic orchards will be juicy and ripe.  There will be loads of food, wine, music and games and plenty of places to just sit in the garden and relax.   100% of ticket sales from this event benefit the UpValley Family Centers - BUT - only if you mention UpValley Family Centers when buying tickets, either on-line or by phone.  
 
Info is attached – and kids go free.  Any questions call me (968-9594) or Norma Ferriz at the St. Helena Center at 963-1919.
 
Enjoy the Festival and thank you for your support.
 
Wendell L for Christine
The meeting will be at noon in the Fireside Room on the PUC campus in Angwin - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3789/Speakers#sthash.O1TrlYtf.dpuf
The meeting will be at noon in the Fireside Room on the PUC campus in Angwin - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3789/Speakers#sthash.O1TrlYtf.dpuf
Heather Knight, Ph.D., Pres, Pacific Union College Apr 21, 2015
The meeting will be at noon in the Fireside Room on the PUC campus in Angwin

Don't miss this!  Directions to the Fireside Room will be available at our 4/14 meeting and will be posted on the PUC Campus on 4/21.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3789/Speakers#sthash.O1TrlYtf.dpuf
Heather Knight, Ph.D., Pres, Pacific Union College Apr 21, 2015
The meeting will be at noon in the Fireside Room on the PUC campus in Angwin

Don't miss this!  Directions to the Fireside Room will be available at our 4/14 meeting and will be posted on the PUC Campus on 4/21.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3789/Speakers#sthash.O1TrlYtf.dpuf
Heather Knight, Ph.D., Pres, Pacific Union College Apr 21, 2015
The meeting will be at noon in the Fireside Room on the PUC campus in Angwin

Don't miss this!  Directions to the Fireside Room will be available at our 4/14 meeting and will be posted on the PUC Campus on 4/21.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3789/Speakers#sthash.5VY5z7QN.dpuf