Our Yard Sale on Saturday, October 10th, earned $2,500 for our Club.
Kramer Herzog...the bunny!
Barbara Weldon, having just finished loading the tables
Bev and John..taking a well earned break
Rose with Stacie in background
Equally importantly, we re-learned how much fun we have working together. On the Sunday before the event, Chair Carola Detrick started us off with Jim Carriere, Judi Cooper, Susan Lundy, President Elect Hugh Murphy, President Bev Shwert, Brigette Waterbury, Helen Abe, Chris Major, John Noerr and outside-of-Rotary friends showed up to help price, enjoy wine, and have fun. On the Friday afternoon before the sale, Judi, Bev, Susan, John, Helen, Hugh, Brigette, and Carola met again to arrange the items on tables, finish pricing, and make sure the morning would go smoothly.
The BIG DAY started at 6:30 am with much of the same crew mentioned above plus work and appearances by Carol Scott, Barbara Weldon, Carla Chapman (Susan's guest), Misha Murphy (Hugh's daughter), and Helen Abe's sister Rose and friend Darlene, who stayed ALL DAY and handled the cash register. (THANK YOU, HELEN, for having such a giving "service-above-self" sister and friend!). Also handling the register was Willa Speck and occasionally Susan, Judi, Carola, or other members. Our treasurer Cindy Stameroff along with Tom Sutton for IT worked several hours getting our account set up for Paypal Mastercard/Visa (Carola's great idea and research got this started) so we were ready, set, and able to handle payments.
In attending other Clubs, Judi Cooper got a wonderful set of furniture from...are you ready for this...a GUEST and prospective member of a fellow Rotary Club! We were blessed with donations above our wildest expectations.
At the end of the day, some of our remaining items are going to Gigi Noerr's family who lost their house in the Middletown fires; Brigette's and Kris Edward's trucks went to Goodwill, and a few designer items are saved for our Ebay Foundation listings. All in all, it was a lot of fun, and made us really proud to be a part of such an active, hard-working Club.
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Speaker Margaret Hallet, Marin Family Services Agency, October 20th, reminded us of the good we do each year for the clients during the Holidays and throughout.
Two days after the sale, District Governor Leah R. Lambrecht spoke movingly to our Tuesday morning Breakfast Club meeting.
Clothes and more Clothes!!!
Willa running credit cards, checking out, and in general making everyone feel welcomed and happy.
The 5th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) was held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR. One of the featured films was from our own S. Kramer Herzog. From their press release to the McMinnville paper:
“Eye of the Storm,” the 15-minute documentary, has reaped S.Kramer Herzog the CreaTV’s best producer award for 2012, the “Citizen Journalism” award for best short documentary at the Lighthouse International Film Fest, and was named by the Hometown Awards best independently produced documentary for community media programming in 2012. It also got him the best Documentary Short at the SENE,RI Film Festival in 2014. Kramer got his start in video production in 1978 when at age 35 he purchased his first black-and-white JVC video camera. Over the years, Kramer became certified on all the video equipment at Comcast. He was also a lead cameraman for many years for Comcast in San Rafael, CA
Born and raised in San Rafael, CA. Kramer is close to his community serving on many non profits Boards and is a long time Rotarian. (emphasis Susan's!)
He now operates his video production company, VideoZog, out of an office in San Rafael, strewn with memorabilia, trophies and family photos
Past District Governor and current Foundation Chair for District 5150, John Bottari, and his wife Elizabeth, became MAJOR DONORS, level TWO for the Rotary International Foundation. That means they have donated at least $25,000. They are also Bequest Society Members, which means they have left at least $10,000 through their wills (or trust). CONGRATULATIONS John and Elizabeth.
The Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor meets from 8 to 9 am, Tuesdays, at the Jackson Cafe of Whistlestop Wheels, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901. Free parking is available in the chain-link fenced lot across the street from the Cafe.