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October 25, 2022
 
Lunch Meeting
at Piatti's
Week #16 - President Robert Olmstead III
(Good Sports)
President Robert Olmstead III and asked Patrick O”Neil to lead the pledge and Bruce Stimson, was asked to do the invocation.  Al Cady added “God bless Notre Dame football”… I guess they need the extra help.
Secret Word
There was no secret word as the scribe is off celebrating his wife’s birthday.  She is actually allowing him to celebrate it with her.
Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Visiting Rotarian, Joe Scheimer, with the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks, classification Retired Fighter Pilot.  Joe is the District’s Foundation Chair.
 
Guests  - None
Announcements and Other Fun Stuff
Napa Valley Wine Tour
They had a great trip last week to Brasswood Winery.  The Prez thanked everyone that went.  It was a great event and a lot of fun.  He is going to attempt to have that type of event every quarter.
Effie Yeaw Tortoise Enclosure
The Prez thanked Greg Cotta for the progress made on the enclosure. We are over halfway done.  It is a little bigger project than originally anticipated.  We will have another volunteer day in the next week or two to help finalize the project. 
 
Holiday Party
Our Holiday Party is Friday, December 9th on the Delta King in Old Sacramento.  Mark your calendars now so you do not double book the date.  You will not want to miss this event as it coincides with the Christmas light boat parade.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around in November to firm up the numbers for the event.
New Club Member?
Todd Eichmann has submitted an application to join our club.  The Board approved his application and, barring any concerns from the club today, he will be inducted into the club at the next meeting.  Al Cady reminded the Prez that he needs Todd’s information in order to prepare the induction materials.   
Coats For Kids
It is that time of year again.  It is starting to get cold and kids need coats.  Thankfully we have Carroll Cook with our club, helping round up coats for the kids at Dyer Kelly, K-5 Elementary School.  Macy’s had a good sale on coats and Carroll purchased 20 to get the drive started. We will be passing the hat next week to help with this annual blessing for the students.  The secret word is “Coats.”
Polio Plus
Joe Scheimer explained the reason for wearing a purple and green wig was that he challenged the East Sacramento Rotary Club to raise $7,500 for Polio Plus and they exceeded that mount.  Because they exceeded the amount Joe has to wear the wig for a week.  They tried to get him to dye his hair but settled on the wig.  It is World Polio Day and there are 29 cases in the world right now.  The majority of the cases is in Pakistan, in the area hard hit by flooding.  The good news is that there are only two cases of polio in Afghanistan.  There are cases in Mozambique. We need to redouble our efforts to eradicate polio.  There was a reported case in New York and it was not because he was a traveler, it was from live component of the vaccine found in the waste water from fecal contaminants.  This usually occurs in third-world countries. We need contributions to Polio Plus to help stem the spread of the disease.   There are seven to eight thousand bicyclists heading to Tucson, AZ to ride 100 miles or 50 miles to raise funds to fight polio.  A contingent of about 100 Rotarians are going from our area. 
Bell Ringers
 
and
 
Happy Bucks
Bell Ringers
Patrick O’Neil rang the bell in honor of time spent with a very good friend from the Navy.
Les Gudger reintroduced himself to the club, just in case anyone had forgotten him during the time he was away. He reported that he got married ten days ago.  The Club erupted in applause.  They had a great event, all the grandkids got along.  The wife was happy so all is well.    
Al Cady was a double bell ringer.  First, for learning that his son’s new house and fence in Tampa was not damaged in the wind storm that happened there.  Second, he was also happy to have recently purchased Carol Nicholas’s 2004 Town Car.  Carol passed away five years ago and Al offered to buy it from Stan when Stan decided to part with it.  It has been in the garage for the past five years. 
Happy Bucks
Happy Bucks – None- Everyone got their happiness quota filled last week.
Announcements and Other Fun Stuff, Again
Laurel Ruff Christmas Party is Back
Matt Ross announced that we will be meeting at the Laurel Ruff Special Needs School on December 13th to served the Holiday meal to the students.  Patt McCormick had always skillfully managed the event in the past.  Matt could use some help with the event this year.  Les Gudger has graciously agreed to help but we could use additional help.  Let Matt know if you would like to lend a hand.  We will be cooking burgers and helping Santa with the event. 
  
Golf Tournament News
Christine Jensen reported that her prediction that this year’s golf tournament would come in better than last year’s was correct!  We netted $26,500.  Granite Bay increased their participation for 15% last year to 29% this year.  We had fewer sponsors but raised more money due to increasing the price for sponsorships.  It looks like Granite Bay will continue to partner with us in this event. 
Encina High Cross Country Championship
Bill Hambrick announced that Encina High won the cross-country championship.  He sent a picture of the winning team but try as he may, the scribe could not get the picture to laod to the newsletter.... Sorry Bill.
Guest Speaker, Mark Shetler
Capital Community Athletics
Mark Shetler was a guest speaker a cuple of years ago and the club was so impressed with his Capital Community Athletics organization that it awarded him one of the club's grants.  Unfortunately, the recording of the presentation was not available for transcription and as the editor was not present the details of the presentation are not provided in this newsletter.  However, you can visit this link to find out all about the good work they do:
https://www.capitalcommunityathletics.com/
Opportunity Drawing
The pot is now $590 and there are only 27 cards left in the deck.
There may or may not have been an Opportunity Drawing.  There may or may not have been an Opportunity Drawing Winner.  You will just have to come to the next meeting to findout or wait to read all about it in the next newsletter.
I am not certain but odds are that President Robert Olmstead III rang the club bell closing the meeting at sometime near 1:00 pm.
 
Respectfully (more or less) submitted by,
 
Mike Grace
 
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