December 12, 2017

This Week's Meeting
Today, December 12th we will have the annual visit from our District Governor. 
District Governor Don Brewer will tell us his plans for the year and explain how we can help him achieve his goals.
Last Regular Meeting
Alli Mengarelli described how the Book Bin supports charitable programs like Operation Santa, Giving Tree, Bernie’s Book Bank and other organization that promote literacy.
Mark Your Calendar:
December 9th: Diamonds and Denim Wrap Up meeting.  Saturday, December 9th at 9:00 am at Max & Benny's.
December 15th: Operation Santa Claus distribution at Goethe School.  If you want to help with the distribution please contact Gary Moriello.
December 15th:  Annual Holiday Open House at the Karagianis home beginning at 6:00 pm.  Please RSVP to Jim Karagianis at
December 19th: Annual Holiday Lunch with a performance from the GBN Chorus.
December 20th: Operation Santa Claus distribution at Forrestal Elementary School.  If you want to help with the distribution contact Gary Moriello.
December 26th: NO MEETING
Cancer in Senegal (from the December Rotarian)
Rotarians and Peace Corps volunteers have a long history of working together on projects, and in 2014 the two organizations began a more formalized partnership. The cervical cancer screening project demonstrates how a grassroots effort can benefit from the combined strengths of the two organizations. “Rotarians do things right,” he says. “They work systematically and always engage local voices and perspectives, and that is what ultimately creates success. Rotary has worked a long time on polio and done an amazing job. And in my mind, access to primary care is the next polio.”
District Governor
The Rotary district governor performs a very significant function in the world of Rotary. He or she is the
single officer of Rotary International in the geographic area called a Rotary district, which usually includes in our District 72 Rotary clubs. The district governors, who have been extensively trained at the worldwide International Assembly, provide the "quality control" for the more than 29,000 Rotary clubs of the world. They are responsible for maintaining high performance within the clubs of their district.
The district governor, who must make an official visit to each club in the district, is never regarded as an
"inspector general" Rather, he or she visits as a helpful and friendly adviser to the club officers, as a useful counsellor to further the Object of Rotary among the clubs of the district, and as a catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary. The district governor is a very experienced Rotarian who generously devotes a year to the volunteer task of leadership. The governor has a wealth of knowledge about current Rotary programs, purposes, policies and goals, and is a person of recognized high standing in his or her profession, community and Rotary club. The governor must supervise the organization of new clubs and strengthen existing ones. He or she performs a host of specific duties to assure that the quality of Rotary does not falter in the district and is responsible to promote and implement all programs and activities of the Rotary International president and the RI Board of Directors. The governor plans and directs a district conference and other special events.
On the Lighter Side
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Rieger
January 13
Norm Levine
January 21
Carlos Früm
January 27
Nate Ruben
January 29
Courtney Olson
December 7
Donna Gulley
December 7
Marvin Feig
December 16
Jeff Tideman
December 29
Friedoon Hakimian
January 15
Ernst Janzen
January 24
Larry Kanar
December 4
Join Date
Ed Nadler
January 1, 1979
39 years
Molly Hamer
January 1, 2007
11 years
Patricia Scherer
January 1, 2003
15 years
Ronald Bernardi
January 1, 1967
51 years
Scott Rose
January 22, 2013
5 years
Steve Brownstone
January 24, 2017
1 year
Bill Byrne
January 25, 2000
18 years
Larry Kanar
January 28, 1986
32 years
Kathi Quinn
January 31, 2017
1 year
Ron Dahlquist
December 1, 1973
44 years
JP Deheeger
December 2, 2014
3 years
Ken Kurtz
December 7, 2010
7 years
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