District 5180 Governor
  and Club Awards
A full meeting Thursday. We were honored to host Rotary District 5180 Governor (DG) Sandi Sava at our meeting. During her term of office in which she visits all district clubs, she saved the best for last.   Thank you Sandi. 
Our club poet Alan led off the meeting with a poem about Rotary's role in Peace and Conflct Resolution. Click here for the Poem.
During this meeting, we inducted two new members to our club, shown below with Membership Chair Jeffrey McCoy and the new member sponsors: 
  • Transferring member Bill Laube who now lives in Sun City Lincoln Hills, coming from Roseville Rotary , having been a Rotarian in Melbourne FL and Pleasanton CA since 1985.  Welcome Bill.
  • Transferring member Kristine Mollenkopf.  Kristine just recently came to LIncoln accepting the position as City Attorney and is a 20-year Rotarian from Santa Maria CA having been president at Santa Maria Breakfast and Montecito Rotary clubs. Welcome Kristine.
While here, DG Sandi presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to Lincoln members Claire Luke (PH+3) and Pete Walker (PH+5).
She also presented a Major Donor award to our member and Sandi's District Webmaster Art Deardorff, shown with his wife Dianne and Foundation Chair Jennifer Willis. Our club is thankful to the donations made by all three members to support the activities of the Rotary Foundation. 
Our District Governor Sandi was also our speaker, quoting Paul Harris, Rotary's founder in 1905, "If Rotary is to realize it’s proper destiny, it must be evolutionary at all times, revolutionary on occasions.” The revolutions included "International Growth of Rotary' - after 30 years, "Women in Rotary" 30 years ago, and the latest revolution now "Membership fFexibility". In addition, Sandi presented some interesting history of our club:
  • Chartered in November 1925
  • First woman member LInda Stackpoole
  • First woman president Kris Wyatt in 1993
  • Our members joining long ago San Nader and Dick Fowler 1973
    • Dick noted that both his father and grandfather were Rotarians in Lincoln.
Harvey encouraged all to get tickets for Taste of Italy March 9th and to get involved in the fundraiser activities - attend the meeting Thursday evening 2/8 at Claire's home.
Dan encouraged all to sign up online www.Rotary5180.org for the District Assembly April 7th.  For new members working toward Blue badges, attendance can be considered the same as another club meeting. Great presentations on all aspects of what District 5180 clubs, including ours, do to support our goal of "Service Above Self." 
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