Posted by Dick Dannells on Oct 26, 2017
PROGRAM: PDG of District 5330 Joe Ramos -“2018 ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT”
Pres. Jeff King opened the meeting at 12:39 PM by asking all members during lunch to discuss what charities we would like to support in our annual Charitable Giving Campaign. He also had Shelby Mclean come forward to turn her red badge for a permanent blue badge, which in a short time she earned by accomplishing 5 tasks.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Paul Holden announced that today October 27 is National Polio Day and if you purchase 1 or 3 bottles of Pinot for Polio you will be fine-free for a month or the rest of year, respectively. Our PDG Brenda Cressey is celebrating this Polio Day at Bill Gates’ home. Remember that the November 14th meeting will be dark because Brenda will be the featured speaker on this topic during Monday evening, November 13 at the St. Barnabas Church Hall. Eight other clubs in our area have been invited and we expect many will come. John Traversaro has organized this and is asking for volunteers to help put on this Dinner Meeting, which will include a spaghetti dinner.  Linda Osty passed out blank cards to be filled in and sent to victims of the Santa Rosa fires. The SLO Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo is having their 3rd Annual "Rent-a-Rotaractor Fundraiser" on Saturday November 12 @ 1:30 PM at the San Luis Yacht Club (443 Front St, Avila Beach). All you need do is have surrogate at the meeting to make your bid.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Pres. Jeff reported that during our meeting on November 7th we will vote on the nominations for Pres. Elect for 2019-2020.  Steve Curry reported that Valence Lutaisire will lead our meeting on Tuesday, October 31. Pres. Jeff stated that guests are encouraged to come to this meeting and any table without a guest will be fined. Steve also gave a reminder that this Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM is the Trunk and Treat event sponsored by the Grover Beach Rotary Club.
FINES:
The following members having Club anniversaries were Ashlea Boyer (14 years) and Joel Conn (9 years) and were asked to spin-the-wheel resulting in $28 and $25 fines respectively. Pres. Jeff was asked to spin-the-wheel because of his 50-50 pot wedding resulting in a $50 fine
PROGRAM: PDG of District 5330 Joe Ramos -“2018 ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT”
Michael Boyer introduced Joe, who is currently the chairman of the Rotary Rose Bold Parade Float Committee. Joe began by stating that last year's Rotary float for the Rose Bowl Parade won the Princess Trophy for the most beautiful float less than 35 feet. The Tournament of Roses announced their 2018 Rose Parade theme is “Making a Difference,” which coincidentally is substantially the same as Rotary’s theme for 2017-2018 of “Rotary – Making a Difference.” So the committee had to change from that theme to "Planning the Scenes of Service." They are asking each of the 112 million members across the world to plant one tree by Earth Day 2018. This year’s float is a rabbit with his head on his front paws looking up a 22 foot plum tree. The operator and driver of the float, hidden away in his driver’s seat, has to use a series of levers to raise and lower the tree to meet the maximum height restrictions of 16 feet, 6 inches to be able to go through underpasses. The float contains saplings from the surviving tree of the Hiroshima bombing. He described all of the steps in making the float up to the October 14, 2017 rollout ceremony where they tried to get as many people as possible to be aware of Rotary. Volunteers to participate in the actual parade consist of walkers who have donated at least $6500 and a very a select group of riders. There are numerous ways to donate to the 2018 Rotary Rose Parade Float to pay for the $150,000 cost build this year’s Rotary float that last year drew the attention of over 73 million viewers worldwide.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY BY SHARON BOWDEY:
“A positive attitude might not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worthwhile.”
PROGRAM: PDG of District 5330 Joe Ramos -“2018 ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT”
Pres. Jeff King opened the meeting at 12:39 PM by asking all members during lunch to discuss what charities we would like to support in our annual Charitable Giving Campaign. He also had Shelby Mclean come forward to turn her red badge for a permanent blue badge, which in a short time she earned by accomplishing 5 tasks.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Paul Holden announced that today October 27 is National Polio Day and if you purchase 1 or 3 bottles of Pinot for Polio you will be fine-free for a month or the rest of year, respectively. Our PDG Brenda Cressey is celebrating this Polio Day at Bill Gates’ home. Remember that the November 14th meeting will be dark because Brenda will be the featured speaker on this topic during Monday evening, November 13 at the St. Barnabas Church Hall. Eight other clubs in our area have been invited and we expect many will come. John Traversaro has organized this and is asking for volunteers to help put on this Dinner Meeting, which will include a spaghetti dinner.  Linda Osty passed out blank cards to be filled in and sent to victims of the Santa Rosa fires. The SLO Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo is having their 3rd Annual "Rent-a-Rotaractor Fundraiser" on Saturday November 12 @ 1:30 PM at the San Luis Yacht Club (443 Front St, Avila Beach). All you need do is have surrogate at the meeting to make your bid.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Pres. Jeff reported that during our meeting on November 7th we will vote on the nominations for Pres. Elect for 2019-2020.  Steve Curry reported that Valence Lutaisire will lead our meeting on Tuesday, October 31. Pres. Jeff stated that guests are encouraged to come to this meeting and any table without a guest will be fined. Steve also gave a reminder that this Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM is the Trunk and Treat event sponsored by the Grover Beach Rotary Club.
FINES:
The following members having Club anniversaries were Ashlea Boyer (14 years) and Joel Conn (9 years) and were asked to spin-the-wheel resulting in $28 and $25 fines respectively. Pres. Jeff was asked to spin-the-wheel because of his 50-50 pot wedding resulting in a $50 fine
PROGRAM: PDG of District 5330 Joe Ramos -“2018 ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT”
Michael Boyer introduced Joe, who is currently the chairman of the Rotary Rose Bold Parade Float Committee. Joe began by stating that last year's Rotary float for the Rose Bowl Parade won the Princess Trophy for the most beautiful float less than 35 feet. The Tournament of Roses announced their 2018 Rose Parade theme is “Making a Difference,” which coincidentally is substantially the same as Rotary’s theme for 2017-2018 of “Rotary – Making a Difference.” So the committee had to change from that theme to "Planning the Scenes of Service." They are asking each of the 112 million members across the world to plant one tree by Earth Day 2018. This year’s float is a rabbit with his head on his front paws looking up a 22 foot plum tree. The operator and driver of the float, hidden away in his driver’s seat, has to use a series of levers to raise and lower the tree to meet the maximum height restrictions of 16 feet, 6 inches to be able to go through underpasses. The float contains saplings from the surviving tree of the Hiroshima bombing. He described all of the steps in making the float up to the October 14, 2017 rollout ceremony where they tried to get as many people as possible to be aware of Rotary. Volunteers to participate in the actual parade consist of walkers who have donated at least $6500 and a very a select group of riders. There are numerous ways to donate to the 2018 Rotary Rose Parade Float to pay for the $150,000 cost build this year’s Rotary float that last year drew the attention of over 73 million viewers worldwide.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY BY SHARON BOWDEY:
“A positive attitude might not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worthwhile.”