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Meetings Notes -- April 6, 2021
Meeting Notes
April 6, 2021
 
President Paul welcomed everyone to today’s Mountain View Rotary Meeting.  The Rotary International theme for this year is “Rotary Opens Opportunities.”  Our Club theme is “We Open Opportunities For Everyone in the Community.” 
 
The Club welcomed Ann Raphael to the meeting as a guest.
 
Mandy is our Rotary Foundation Chair and the goal for the Club is to have 100% participation in this year’s contributions to the Foundation.  Mandy reported that we have received donations from about 70% (24) of our members so far for a total of $8,600.  You can send your donation for The Rotary Foundation to Mandy Andrei at 2934 Vivian Lane, San Jose, CA 95124.  If you prefer, you can also make your donation to The Rotary Foundation on line at https://my.rotary.org/en/donate.   If you make an on line donation, please send a message to Mandy to let her know.  Feel free to give Mandy a call if you have any questions at 650-281-4356 or email her at mandyandrai@gmail.com.
 
For anyone who would like to join the President’s Club, please make your checks out for $150 to the Mountain View Rotary Club and send them to Mountain View Rotary President’s Club, PO Box 390280, Mountain View, California 94041.
 
From Heather:  We are still in need of speakers for our meetings in May and June.  If you have speaker ideas, please sign up for a week(s) or month via this spreadsheet or contact me by email (hsten@me.com) or phone:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yWN7DTtzVo5i8Zk8lAeZFM8f6fZ0D5-b/view?usp=sharing.
 
Heather shared an upcoming exciting opportunity.  We will be having a joint meeting via Zoom with the Rotary Club of Munich on April 20th, starting at 10:30 am (it will be evening in Germany).  This is Thomas Dittler’s home club.  Heather asked us to let her know if we have any stories we would like to share during the meeting.
 
Heather informed us of the upcoming District Training event which will be offered virtually starting on Saturday, April 24th.  All club members are welcome to attend.  Feel free to contact Heather for further information.
 
Heather also told us that she had contact with our local Interactors who thanked us for the opportunity to present at our last meeting and reported that they were on target to write 100 letters to Seniors in the area.
 
Anita announced that the Club has received grant applications from three organizations and is expecting one additional application.  This year’s theme is Education and Literacy and we have approximately $14,000 for the grants.  Anita expects to have recommendations for the awards by next week.
 
Ernie has moved to a new Senior Living Facility in Gilroy, but will continue to be as active as he can once he gets settled.
 
Hal shared an awesome photo of him holding his new Granddaughter.
 
Nellie told us that Mountain View High School is expected to offer in person learning starting on April 19th.  So far, about 50% of the students are planning to return to the campus and 50% will continue with distance learning.  The District will also offer increased summer sessions to help students that have fallen behind.
 
Sanjay shared that the winner of our Club’s Speech Contest is now advancing to the Area Speech Contest which is being held this evening starting at 6:30 pm.
 
If anyone knows of any of our members in distress or that need anything, please let President Paul or one of the Board Members know.  We want to make sure everyone knows that we are here to take care of each other.
 
Program
 
Heather introduced today’s speaker, Nancy Minicucci, on the topic of Safe Cosmetics and Fight On Capitol Hill.
 
The purpose of Nancy’s talk was to help us be able to choose safe personal care products.  The FDA is not authorized to regulate personal care products.  The last regulations enacted by the federal government for cosmetics was in 1938.  There are only 30 ingredients that are banned in the United States versus 600 ingredients banned in Europe.
 
Nancy is associated with Beauty Counter with a mission to get safer [beauty and personal care] products into the hands of everyone.  The three pillars of the organization are:
            Formulate
            Educate
            Advocate
 
The organizations offers a “Never List” which notes banned chemicals that are in personal care products.  If fragrance is listed in the contents of a product, it is a concern, as companies are not required to disclose the chemicals used to make up the scent.
 
Beauty Counter advocates at all levels of the government for safe products.  This has included 135,000 emails, 10,000 phone calls, and 1,250 meetings.  California is now starting to enact regulations on personal care products.
 
What do we need to do?
            Know what is in the products
            Compare ingredients with the “Never List.”
Check out the website www.EWG.org to see if products are safe (this can be used for food products as well)
Avoid anything that has “fragrance” in it
Swap out products with safer options
 
Nancy’s contact information is:
            Email:  nenzimini@yahoo.com
            Cell:  408-206-3573
            Website:  www.beautycounter.com/nancyminicucci
 
Next Meeting
 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, via Zoom.  This is our joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Munich, Germany so it will start at 10:30 am.  This is an exciting opportunity and we hope everyone will be able to attend.  And don’t forget to let Heather know if you have any stories you would like to share.