Posted by Dana Drysdale
Introduction:  PP Richard Lowenthal kicked off the meeting with a premier intro!
 
President's Club: Kiran Varshney joined PC with a dedication to parents - those with us and those who have departed.  They are all a part of us, and we owe them so much!
 
SERVICE REPORT AND INSPIRATION
Dana Stern summarized the re-imagined Crab Feed featuring over 180+ meals served and countless great get-togethers. 
Seema Lindskog explored the life of Sylvia Earle, the women's recordholder for deepest solo dive and shared Sylvia's philosophy:  "Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of, and then take the initiative...Everyone has power, if you use it! 
PE Steve Onishi summarized the District AOS conference with 240 Rotarians in attendance.
Lloyd Holmes shared the Jasper Ridge corral project.  Home Depot donated half the materials for Jasper Ridge and Burt the Horse appreciates everyone!!
 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES - COMING ATTRACTIONS
Jean Gasperini described the Paint a VTA Bench Project, scheduled for the weekend. 
Alysa Sakkas described the Breathing for Life oxygen plant project in  Ethiopia and Uganda, and has a pass the hat for it for small gifts to people met on the project use Venmo @Alysa-Sakkas.  
 

AFFINITY GROUP ACTIVITIES
Book Club: PP Judy Wilson announced the next Book Club selection - Astoria, by Peter Stark, a tale of John Jacob Astor's and Thomas Jefferson's attempt to establish a colony on the west coast.  Contact Judy for more information.  The meeting will be by Zoom on October 25.   

MY ROTARY MOMENT 
Leslie Hay described PP Darryl Stow's incredible Rotary career and Bev Lenihan supplied the answer!  Here are the clues:  In successive years, this Rotarian served as Editor, Service Director, Treasurer, Secretary, PE, President, PP and is from the town of Fresno.
 
 

PERSONAL TALK: MATT MONTELONGO, COMMUNITY DIRECTOR OF NW YMCA  
Matt is with the Y for 10 years, and Jim Walker is his Rotary mentor.  Julie Griswold has mentored him throughout his career.  He is a San Jose native who served as a baseball coach at his high school - Pioneer, and met his wife in high school, with whom he has two sons.  Family time is his focus, but, Matt is also a sports fan.  Matt is excited to be part of Rotary!  Click here to see Matt's Personal Talk!