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December 5, 2013 meeting info.
Carol Bremer provided the invocation.
The flag salute (absent the flag) was led by Don Eads.
Songs were led by Al Ferguson.
Skip Suhay was off on a MWD “junket” with Scott Heule so Jim Miller led the meeting. Jim welcomed our guests – Andrea, our exchange student who will be heading to South Korea next year, and Rob Werner (not sure we should consider Rob a “guest” any longer). Jim also wanted to recognize Richard Miller for his birthday, however, Richard pointed out that his birthday was back in September. We sang “Happy Birthday” to him anyway. Jim also wanted to thank everyone who signed up to help with the Santa Program. All the slots for the three days have been accounted for – Great job Rotarians!
John Stock stated that a check in excess of $2,100 will be sent to the Philippine Disaster Relief. Again, Great job Rotarians!
It was noted that the Senior Luncheon was once again a huge success with close to 400 meals served. We were disappointed when it was learned that the Hospital Senior Care group of 25 seniors was unable to attend due to it being too cold. Shirley Hartwick and Sheryl Nelson were acknowledged for their organizational efforts on this event. 29 Rotarians and spouses volunteered for this event including Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause (aka Jack and Denise Briner). In addition, 13 Interact students roamed the tables interacting with our senior guests and wishing them all a Merry Christmas. Sixteen North Shore Elementary students sang Christmas carols. Five members of the Youth Strings Orchestra played several holiday pieces. Four high school soloists, who will be singing at Carnegie Hall next year, performed several numbers for the guests. Rotarian provided 48 baskets and gifts for the Senior drawing – a special thank you goes out to Dave Stone for his generosity. Three members of the press were present and we are hopeful that a nice article will be forthcoming.
This week’s raffle winner was Cliff Fowler. Cliff pulled out a white marble and received $10. The odds of picking the elusive black marble continue to improve each week.
This week’s fine master was Fine Hair Guy Walt Con. Dave Stone and Garry Dokter were acknowledged for letting their hair grow for a good cause – “Locks for Love” - a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. John Stock and Al Ferguson were fined for acknowledging all of their blessings. Don Eads, John Callahan, Dave Johnson and Rob Werner were feeling unloved and therefore fined. Richard Miller was fined because he is going to a grandfather again. Congratulations Richard! Jim Miller was fined for not knowing when Richard Miller’s birthday was and for an article in the Grizzly and for his fast 40 minute Board of Directors meeting. Mike Curran was fined for having another birthday. Our guest Andrea was also fined for having a birthday (Michael Beveridge covered her fine). Tony Tamberchi was fined for volunteering his wife in his stead for the Senior Luncheon. Shed Conklin was fined for being asked, “May I get you another glass of wine?” Charlie Brewster was fined for taking credit for providing a car for the mayor and his family at the tree lighting ceremony (in reality Cliff Fowler provided the car). John King was fined for having the audacity of wearing a Mammoth jacket while sitting next to Dick Kun. Dick was fined for the upcoming snow and an article about his daughter in the Grizzly.
The evening’s speaker was Mike Kovak, who spoke about the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House. Since its opening in 1996, nearly 20,000 families have had the privilege of staying close to their children during medical treatments. Mike provided a video that illustrated how the existence of the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House provided great comfort and assistance to a family in their time of need. For more information please go to www.llrmh.com . The house is currently at 150% of occupancy. Discussions are underway to expand the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House. Initial estimates for the expansion are $7 million. For more information on the fundraising efforts please contact Mike Kovak at 909.558.8338 or email@example.com.