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December 6, 2017

John Leading the Sing!  
Don George the invocation and pledge..
Dec 13, 2017
India Trip
Dec 20, 2017
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Meeting Responsibilities
December 13th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Gosselin OFMF, Father Larry
January 3rd
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Hardy, Timothy
January 10th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Holehouse, John
January 17th
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Jacobs, Thomas

Rotary newsletter for 12/6/2017

NOTE:  We will be having our Rotary Lunch and Meeting on December 13th.

Reporter: Don George
Pledge and invocation: Don George

Song Leader: John Engstrom Song: God Bless America

Rotary Guests: Matt Huff, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Guest of Tim Bigelow Heather Porter, spouse Guest of Jordan Porter

Announcements: reminder our Holiday Party is at Opal’s Restaurant on 12/20. President Ken will be calling to confirm your presence.

Mark Jan.3rd down for the District Governor’s visit.
Joe Lanza donated $600 from his companies profit sharing plan.

Donations: Megabucks

Terry Straehley. Puerto Vallarta helping students. 2 MB

Tom Jacobs. Son’s girlfriend’s family evacuated due to fire. 1MB

Prez Ken’s provided space at his home for friends
who evacuated their home due to the fire. 1MB.

John Chere is a retired Foreign Service Institute employee

Program was introduced by Joe Dobson.

John Chere is a retired Foreign Service Institute employee. He has a BA in Political Science from Yale University. Served in the U.S.Army during the Korean conflict as an artillery 2nd Lieutenant. He was commissioned as a Foreign Service officer and his first foreign assignment was to Saigon in 1957-59 where he reported on political and economic developments. Subsequent assignments took him to Tehran (1963-68), Ankara (1970-73) Tehran again (1973-76) and Rabat (1976-78).He then served on lateral assignment to the International Trade Administration (1978-82) and the Foreign Service Institute in D.C prior to his retirement in 1984. Some highlights of his talk included these this current administration there has been a 31% cut in programs and we have lost 60% of our career ambassadors. There are usually 300 Career applications per year approved for training ,next year the number is 100. John used the quote “soft power vs military power” to highlight the potential problem with this approach.

He made sure we understood this was his observations from outside of the government based on his long career. A good amount of questions ensued. Thanks for the program Joe.

Raffle fruit basket won by Steve Young. 

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