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- Hello folks. Just a recap of some things going on in our Rotary world.
- First - our speaker last night, Todd Lowell, was very informative about the the upcoming project in Loomis called The Village at Loomis.
- If you are interested in hearing more about the project - there is an open forum at the Memorial Hall this coming Monday, August 15th from 5-8 pm.
- This project has been in the works since the early 1990's. It is a 66 acre project that stems from Highway 80, down Horseshoe Bar, one block in from Taylor and then to King Road. The project will have single family homes, an apartment complex (something Loomis does not currently have), shopping areas (think boutiques), new roads, and an open area with walking trails. The site work will begin in 2017.
- We are going shopping for our Sierra College dorm room girls on Sunday, August 14th at 2 pm at the Walmart on Pleasant Grove (by Sam's Club). Then on Monday, August 15th - we will meet at Sierra College at 2:30 pm to decorate. You can park in the faculty parking lot by the museum of national history. The dorms are very close to that parking lot.
- Some of you are not aware of a new meeting style the board had discussed. Once a quarter, we want to do a family meeting. This is not a social, but it is kind of. We would meet in a family friendly location. We would conduct meeting business - like announcements, the pledge, the four-way test, happy/sad and split the pot. How fun would it be for our kids to go around the room and put a dollar in the bucket and say what they are happy about! After the business details get out of the way - then we could bring the meeting around to something a little more social. We can play games or talk a little bit more about what it means to be a Rotarian.
- Why this type of a meeting? Well, first, we introduce the next generation into Rotary. They see how a meeting is conducted and what goes on during a meeting. Secondly, several members have to stay home because of child care concerns - well, this would let all members have the chance to come to a meeting where they don't have to worry about not having someone to watch them. We have all ages and this is a way to bring our big family of Rotary even closer.
- We need ideas from our members - especially those with minor children - to help us formulate this new kind of meeting.
- I am busy getting speakers on our calendar. I put the speakers on Club Runner. I send out weekly meeting notices through email, Facebook, Club Runner, and text. So if you don't know where we are meeting or who our speaker is - check one of those places. Or you can always call or text me.
- Bringing speakers to meetings is a big job and it isn't always easy to get speakers or to get really great speakers - but I try. But it would be great for you to also bring speakers to me. I know most of you bring people to me and I really appreciate it - so keep them coming.
- We are having the Flying Samaritans come to our club on September 20th. We would like to have some donations ready for them. So if you have any of this stuff lying around or can hop on over to the dollar store - here is a list of their needs: travel size (soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotion), pens, tablets, crayons, small toys, combs, hair brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, band aids, Neosporin packets, and sunglasses (gently used or new). So bring those with you on or before September 20th. I'll keep everything that comes in prior to the 20th.
- A great way to provide a service that doesn't take much time and gives so much - is giving blood! The blood drive is on again for Rotary. Give them the name of our Rotary Club when donating. Check out bloodsource.org or call 866-822-5663. Donate Today!
- Do you have any old instruments lying around? Well, Rotary is partnering with a local school to give those musical pieces a new chance to sing. If you have any, contact Jim Buntin at 916-765-6205.
- Rotary is also have a fun photo contest. Think our Christmas pictures with our props! Pictures have to be taken between July 1, 2016 and April 15, 2017. Let's think of some really crazy pics to take at our next service project and, definitely, at the Christmas party.
- Have you ever wanted to go on a Safari? Well, here is your chance. A rotary club in Africa is setting up two - one in May and one in August. If you are interested, contact Charles Hardy at email@example.com.
- To get more detailed information on some of these items and more - check out the District Newletter.
Every year the outgoing president recognizes a Rotarian who exemplifies "Service Above Self." This year our President, Dan Palmer, recognized a member of our club who has shown what it is to be a true Rotarian. As our Sergeant of Arms, Joe, sets up our meetings - making sure all our supplies are readily available, signs are hung on the walls, and we are prepared. He also leads us each and every week in the Pledge of Allegiance and makes sure we participate in Split the Pot and our Happy/Sad bucks. There have been very few meetings that Joe has missed for his occasional family commitment or his occasional vacation - either one, he always comes back with great stories.
Congratulations Joe! Well deserved!
The attached is a video Bob Deering put together to celebrate the woman of Rotary. Carrie P., Anna L. and Kim S. are featured in this video. Good job to all our Rotarian Women.
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Congratulations to our Assistant District Governor - Mike Reinero, who correctly recited our 4-way test. Our own Cristie Akers aced it for a gold coin too!