Blake Inscore & Chris Howard will share the story of the establishment of the Crescent City, California - Rikuzentakata, Japan sister city relationship that started with an inspirational random act of kindness. 
President Stuart opened the meeting pointing out it is Youth Month and showed an Interact Video.
 
Our inspiration was from Terry Sturtevant, a great talk on paying it backward as well as forward and how it positively affected her life. Thanks Terry, you inspired all of us to examine doing more of this. Check it out for yourself here.
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Peter Halpin led a rousing round of Birthday singing, many commented that it was the best we have done together on zoom, must be spring in the air.
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Be sure and check out service and fellowship opportunities coming up:
More bags for WVCS, Koffee Klatch on May 24th, Book Club on May 24th and Blood Donation on June 6th.
A little fun as we all had a chance to share our favorite Diner, Drive-In and Dive. Here is a list of our favorites in the area. https://tinyurl.com/crDDDideas
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Louisa Roberts announced the formal handoff of Programs to Gary Latshaw and his co-chair Seema Lindskog, it’s been a great year and Gary/Seema are looking for members to pitch in to help identify speakers for Rod’s year. Drop them a note with ideas or to attend the first meeting.
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Dana Stern reminded everyone to pay their dues. This year it’s only $290, but PE Rod has asked everyone to add an extra $100 for charity to help kick off our efforts in climate change. Also, don’t forget you can make your TRF contribution when you pay your dues as well. The early bird helps us all, so do it now.
Roxana Baker is looking for more nominations for Vocational Service award. The deadline in May 21st, so send it candidates who have used their vocation for good in our community, it can be Rotarians or non-Rotarians. The form is on our website or contact Roxanna or Stuart to get one.
PE Rod Sinks gave us a great overview of the upcoming Virtual Rotary Convention, although not the same as live, lots to learn and mix virtually with other rotarians. Sign up at convention.rotary.org if interested. Check out his description here.
Stuart let everyone know that all the training from the district training assembly is up online, lots of good courses to review. Check them out at https://vimeo.com/showcase/8421515
We are continuing to work with our partner Pratham to provide COVID19 support to India, if you are interested in helping, here is the link to contribute (also on our home page) . tinyurl.com/crprathamo2
Gary Latshaw asked the members in attendance to take a short survey to help the Climate Action Committee begin to evaluate our Carbon Footprint so we can see how to improve it over time. Over 50 members at the meeting took the survey. Thank you.
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Youth Services had the Miller Middle School Leadership class present their Partner in Community Service project and winner. Alliance for Smiles. Everyone was impressed with the work the students did and their excellent choice for the grant. Check out their presentation here.

WEEKLY SPEAKER
 
DGN Savita introduced our speaker for this week, Marico Sayac, from CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth). Check out the full presentation here.   She provided us insight into how they work with students and schools, especially during the difficult COVID and how important these services are to help students. Mental health is a major issue for her students and she described the many ways CASSY intervenes to support them.  Thanks to Marico for the great information and answering all our questions. Hope to see you back soon.
 

 

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Weekly Program & Luncheon Speaker
Blake Inscore & Chris Howard
May 19, 2021
A Random Acts of Kindness story
General Paul M. Nakasone
May 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Director of NSA & US Cyber Command Commander
Pub Quiz
Jun 02, 2021 12:00 PM
British style trivia quiz
Student Poetry Contest
Jun 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Jeff Moe and Leslie Davis

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Enjoy this video celebrating 20 years of Rotary Women.

We have a great group in our club!

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This is NOT TRF- this is for the Permanent Fund (CREF)
 
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2021 Yr-to-date:     2

2020 Yr-to-date:   34
Full Yr 2020:     140
Full Yr 2019:     176


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After each board meeting we will post a link to the approved minutes of the previous board meeting. Click here to download the  board  meeting minutes from February 21, 2021