Posted by Ken Moulton
Carrie Maudlin was our guest speaker discussing Innovative Building. Carrie is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2006. Her emphasis is in Construction Management and building design. She joined Blu Home Inc. in 2012 and has serves as its West Coast sales consultant since. In her spare time, Carrie also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.
PDG Michael Juric gave a brief Craft Talk about his personal and professional life. Michael grew up in Southern California but graduated from San Francisco State. He met his wife Alison and was married for 29 years before she recently passed away. He has four children and four grandchildren. Michael is a career educator and served as teacher, principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. While teaching part time at Sonoma State University, he is currently employed by CalSTRS, the California Teachers’ Retirement system, as a assistant director. He is currently commuting to Sacramento during the week.
President Glenda Sales turned the meeting over to Current Youth Exchange Student Kani Nieto who will be leaving for her home in Chile tomorrow. Kani used this time to thank the Rotary Club of Windsor and particularly her host parents Glenda and Sergio Sales (8 months) and Jack and Janet Hyde (4months). A special thank you went out to Pegi Ball for all of her guidance and assistance during the year. Kani spoke of coming to Windsor knowing very little English and having few fiends. Now, because of Youth Exchange and Rotary, she speaks fluent English while passionately acknowledging the Windsor Rotary Club for its generosity and kindness. In Kani’s words, “The hardest part of being a Youth Exchange Student is going home. I leave behind my heart and my new family...this experience has changed my life forever”.
Renee Hyde and Brian Ling introduced our speakers Keith Woods and Robin Bartholow from North Coast Builders Exchange to update the Club on the educational program “Choices” that has been implemented in the schools and supported by Windsor Rotary for the past five years.
Allie gave us a preview of her host family and the town of Bern Christoffel, Switzerland, which is apparently an outdoor paradise, which Allie will love.
She is excited about:
Volleyball (Allie has played for 6 years here)
German (Allie finds the German language beautiful)
Carnival – sort of like a medieval Mardi Gras