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Lots Happening at President Eric's Last Meeting
A farewell from the President, a sure thing on the 50/50, lots of blood donors, goodbye to Danilo, great news from the Good News Rescue Mission, a Camp Royal report and a STOLEN BELL!  It was a big day RER!  Special thank you to our guests from the SMART Business Resource Center, first time blood donor Christie Brewster (in the red shirt) and Lori Nipar (in the black dress) and to our guest speaker, Jonathan Anderson from the Good News Rescue Mission.
 
Guest Christie Brewster giving blood for the FIRST time!
 

Lots Happening at President Eric's Last Meeting 2016-06-24 00:00:00Z
June 15th Meeting Photos
New member Ken White gave his Craft Talk and the speaker for the day was Peter Bonkrude from the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District.
 

 
June 15th Meeting Photos 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z
DON'T MESS WITH THE INCOMING PREZ!
A note (warning) from our future president...
 
Dear Rotarian
 
I wanted to send a quick note to everyone to let you know that Nancy and I are having a great time in Seoul at the Rotary International Convention. Thanks to all of you Redding East Rotarian. We can't thank you enough for the great experience we've had in Seoul meeting Rotarians from all over the world.
 
We had sessions with over 20,000 Rotarians in attendance when the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon of South Korea and the Prime Minister of South Korea, Hwang Kyo Ahn spoke and welcomed us to Seoul, and thanked us all for what we've done around the world and in South Korea.
 
The unofficial count of the # of Rotarians here is over 47,000.  That's a lot of Rotarians in one place and for 4 days. We've been hearing about what Rotary has been doing around the world.
 
I look forward to sharing with all of you about the convention at next weeks RER program.  Don't miss it!!
 
Or Else:
 
DON'T MESS WITH THE INCOMING PREZ! 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z
JEFFERSON PIPE BAND
The Jefferson Pipe Band will be the presenters at this Wednesday's meeting!  You don't want to miss this!
 
The band at the Sundial

 
JEFFERSON PIPE BAND 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z
Staying Health Presentation by Wellgate
RER members learned tips on health and fitness at the May 4, 2016 meeting.
 

 
Staying Health Presentation by Wellgate 2016-05-06 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - October 15, 2014
The meeting was hosted by Jennifer Haynes team – Jens and Gents
 
Announcements:
  • Jerry – Friday the 17th Dinner for Special Olympics, 6pm Anderson Community Center.  Sign ups on the table
  • Thursday Oct 16th -- Third Thursday Social 4pm-6pm @ View 202
  • Larry Thompson- Park clean up last Saturday was a great success, cleaned and maintained four parks
  • District Conference 10/31-11/2
Fines:
  • Charlie Menoher - Traveled to Asia, New LA Dodger Tattoo
  • John – Traveled Eastern Europe- brought Dave back a hat
  • Patrick Walner – Earned a seat on the National Assoc of Contractors Board
  • Amy Morin- Finally got her Big Girls Badge J
  • Joey Cullis – Presented his craft talk
Tom Price won the 50/50 pool on the FIRST shot
 
Presentation by Jennifer Haynes on Chocolate, passed out samples from Chocolate De Nanette and Julie’s Pantry
MEETING NOTES - October 15, 2014 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES -- July 23, 2014
Today’s meeting was hosted by Team 3, Triple Play!
 
BLOOD DRIVE next week.  Contact Frank Lehman.
 
DUCKY DERBY tickets have been given to Team Captains.  Get yours now and start selling early.  Each Rotarian is expected to sell at least 20 tickets.
 
If you missed the Third Thursday Social at Shameless last week, you missed out!  About 50 people attended, including some from Redding West Rotary.  The next social will be Mosley.  Watch the web for details.
 
Marge Beck is back from France where she attended the three day wedding of our exchange student Mady.  Fun times!  Today was Marge’s birthday so a rousing happy birthday song was needed.
 
Jim Cloney was pictured digging a ditch at Pioneer High School, a part of the Shasta Builders Exchange Volunteer Landscape project at the school.  He paid $25 for his efforts.
 
Frank Lehmann commented that his daughter was the one who designed that landscape project, winning an $800 scholarship from Nichols, Melburg and Rossetto Architects.  Frank was $50 proud.
 
Enterprise High students Shalyn Fuller and Sophia Nilges (yes her dad is in our club) told us all about their Camp Royal experience.  As to be expected, they loved it! As their camp project, the kids from Redding will be producing school “Kits for Kids” with school supplies for needy children in the Redding area.  If you can help with donations or money, contact Sophia at spophiarose13@hotmail.com or Shalyn at fullert719@aol.com.
 
Our newest member, Mark Storrey, was inducted by Bev Stupek.  Welcome to RER Mark!
 
The 50/50 chance was won by Deb DeCoito, who gave the basketball a shot, or three, but didn’t make it!  The pot increases!
 
Today’s program was about the Shasta County Sheriff’s K-9 Rescue group.  Wonderful group of volunteers and what incredible dogs!
 
The Door Prize of $25 to View 202 was won by Chad Thompson.
 
Next week’s program is about Turtle Bay.

 
MEETING NOTES -- July 23, 2014 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES -- July 16, 2014
 
Today’s meeting was brought to you by Team 2, lead by Amy Morin and with 100% of its members in attendance.  I think that is a first in a long, long time!!
 
BLOOD DRIVE in two weeks – July 30th.  Please e-mail Frank Lehmann with your preferred donation time slot:  lehmannconsulting@sbcglobal.net
 
Les Melburg asked that we all give poor President Ercolano a break, that it was a set-up joke when he got the hook last week. 
 
Gordon Flinn “advertised” the upcoming Business Leadership Luncheon in August and the Simpson University 25 year celebration of being in Redding.  He paid the customary $25 advertising fine!  The Business Leadership Luncheon is Tuesday, August 12 at Simpson beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker is Dr. Tim Elmore a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders.  The 25 Year Celebration is October 3-4, 2014.
 
Ducky Derby tickets are available for you to sell.  Your Team Captains will have your tickets or you can contact Barb Barnes.  Please turn in your tickets and money to Bill Evanhoe directly this year.
 
A group of RER members attended the District 5160 Annual Awards Banquet last weekend and the club won several.  Top Fundraiser for the District (Ducky Derby), Presidential Citation for Actively Promoting Rotary and the Rotary Club Central award.
 
Speaking of hooks, President Ercolano was presented with a hook since his Board Meeting went over the hour he promised.  Now he has a hook to have better control over all his meetings.
 
President Ercolano presented his board members with pins!
 
Cathy Grindstaff reminded the club that we will have an inbound exchange student from Mexico this year.  No date on her arrival yet.
 
RECOGNITION:  Ed Harrison just got back from France and attendance at our former exchange student Mady’s wedding.  He paid $100 for representing the club.  Surely the other Rotarians in attendance at that event will also be fined in the future.  He also visited former exchange students Paulina and Sophie!
 
In honor of President Ercolano’s Hawaiian theme, he asked all club members who had ever visited Hawaii or planned to visit Hawaii to stand!  No fine, just fun.
 
Tom Price won the chance to try the 50/50 basketball game and he made the basket!  He won the pot.
 
Today’s presentation was by Emily Westphal and was about One Safe Place (formerly the Women’s Refuge).  She covered the new “No More” campaign and the capital campaign in place to raise money for a new women’s shelter.
 
The door prize of $20 to San Francisco Deli was won by Carla Barrett.
 
Next week’s presentation is a SURPRISE!
 
 
MEETING NOTES -- July 16, 2014 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z
JULY 9 2014 -- MEETING NOTES
CENTERFIELD…
 
Put Me In Coach (Basketball) - Put me in coach! Perfect for any basketball players who love to play!
 
After a grand entrance in full suit and tie and followed by “CIA” agents, our newly anointed President Dave Ercolano kick of what seems to be a sports oriented Rotary year.  His theme song is “Centerfield” or “Put Me in Coach” to many people, which he hopes will encourage us all to “Step up and play Rotary.”
                     
Today’s meeting was brought to us by Team 1, lead by Bev Stupek, who isn’t the Team Captain or Co-Captain but managed to get the mic!
 
President Dave and his CIA Team continued the meeting with a live version of the National Anthem and a visit from International Correspondent Ed Harrison, live from France.  Seems that two of our Rotarian are visiting France for the wedding of our past exchange student, Mady Beduneau.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS: President Dave thanked Bill Wright, who won the pot of money at the last President Carter meeting and donated it back to the Scholarship Committee.
 
COLT 45s GAME:  The club raised $900 from the Colt 45s event.
 
DUES/PLEDGE FORMS:  Please remember to send in your dues and your pledge sheets.
 
Congratulations to Joe Chimenti who is the new Community Relations Director at the Shasta Builders Exchange.
 
The Craft Talk by Leslie Layton Melburg was rudely interrupted by our new president and should be continued at the next meeting.  We do know from the short presentation that Les was a dapper dresser even at a tender age!
 
Happy Birthday, wedding anniversary and club anniversary to the following Rotarians:
 
 
ROTARIANS BIRTHDAYS
Vieira, Jeff                                         July 1         
DePrada, Julie                                   July 6
Barrett, Carla                                    July 8         
Brown, Bill                                         July 13       
Nickel, Kelly                                      July 15
Bogener, Collin                                 July 17       
Beck, Marge                                      July 23       
Gibson, Brian                                    July 27       
Ercolano, Dave                                 July 28
 
 
SPOUSES BIRTHDAYS
Terri Hosler  (Steve Hosler)                                 July 2
Gerry Barnes (Barb Barnes)                                 July 6
Ken Gordon (Cyndy Gordon)                               July 14
Lowell Martinson (Jennifer Haynes)                   July 15
Audy Largent (Ron Largent)                                 July 21
                                                                                 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Bev & Sonny Stupek                                              July 1 – 36 years
Kelli & Dave Ercolano                                            July 6 – 29 years
George & Bev Sisterhenm                                    July 16 – 48 years
Bill & Karen Hazeleur                                            July 18 – 50 years
Frank Lehmann & Melody Brown                       July 25 – 33 years
Brian & Katie Nilges                                               July 30 – 1 year
Chris & Laura Carter                                              July 31 – 20 years
 
RER ANNIVERSARIES
James Fieder                         15 years
Andy Main                             17 years
Bob Meissner                       30 years
Frank Strazzarino                 18 years
Carla Barrett                         3 years
Cheryl Olson                         3 years
Brian Nilges                           2 years
Laura Redwine                     4 years  
 
50/50:  The 50/50 this year should be fun and challenging.  A “life sized” replica of our president with a basketball hoop will be seen at each meeting and the lucky ticket winner will have a little gambling to do and have to prove their basketball skills to win.  John Oakes was the first winner and tried his hand a few shots but didn’t win!  From the looks of the hoop size, President Dave may have been a carnie in his past life!
 
This year’s theme for Rotary International is “Light Up Rotary” and President Dave gave each of us a lighted pen to remind us throughout the year.
 
BLOOD DRIVE:  The next BLOOD DRIVE is July 23rd.  Sign up with Frank Lehman now!
 
CLUB PROJECT:  Our club project his year will be with the City of Redding to clean and refurbish several local parks.  RER will provide the leadership and supplies.
 
President Dave went over the who’s who of RER, announcing the board and committee chairs and those responsible for such things as this website.  Look for the list on this website soon!
 
THIRD THURSDAY SOCIALS:  The third Thursday of each month will feature a Club Social hosted by each team. Team 1 will host on July 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Shameless O’Leerys.  Cheap burger night!
 
GIFT: This week’s gift of $25 to Coldstone was won by John Birmingham.

 
JULY 9 2014 -- MEETING NOTES 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - Feb 26 & March 5, 2014
ANNOUNCEMENTS:   We still NEED SPONSORS for Ducky Derby.  Send the pledge form and letter to all your contacts.  Special thank you t:  Coastal Business Systems ($500), Sheryl Baumbauer ($1,000) and Blue Shield (drum roll please ----- $5,000).  Our new goal is to keep getting these wonderful partners and then give 125% back to the kids.
 
The Poker Tournament and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner will be held on March 8th.  It’s going to be a full day of Rotary!  Sign up for Poker with Chris Haedrich and Guess Who’s with Marge Remedios.
 
Debbie DeCoito reminded everyone about our new fundraiser, the Dam Bridge Ride (visit: http://thedambridgeride.com/ng/index.cfm/b021b0c/regPages/pages/?p=124256).  We will need all the volunteers we can get that day!  Mark May 3rd on your calendar now.
 
RER is working with former RER member Terry Hanson on the Henderson Open Space project and will be working to help raise $70,000.  Look for more details on this community project in the future.
 
Who Am I?  President Carter needs more photos (preferably when you were a baby to age 18) and three facts about you no one would know!  These are really fun presentations at our meetings, so send in your info and photos.
 
Special Olympic Basketball is coming and Jerry Peters is looking for sandwich makers and servers.  This is a really fun and rewarding community service event that takes very little of your time.  If you can make sandwiches on March 29 or serve lunch to the athletes on March 30, please give Jerry a call.
 
NOTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 26TH MEETING:
 
RECOGNITION: Kelly Nickel, International Educator, took a selfie during his training in Temple City, CA.  So far he has reached 80,000 kids!  He paid $100 and he got his BIG BOY BADGE!
 
Carla Barrett was honing her decoration skills at Meeks, where she made a bird feeder, and paid $50 for that project.
 
Tom Smith, who last week admitted to stealing the sign in pen, admitted this week to forgetting his driver’s license at the pool hall after his team social.  He paid $25 for that goof and $25 for the pen.
 
Evan Delgado was in a photo at Club Cougar, dressed quite sharply by the way, and he paid $100.
 
Bev Stupek has met her commitment, so she just got to brag about her first grandchild, Claire.
 
Patric Lassiter gave his Craft Talk.  He is the owner of Solar Universe in Redding.  He is a Redding native and went to Shasta High, Shasta College and Chico State.  He went into environmental work in the Bay Area, then to Eureka, where he joined Rotary in 1995.  He said he joined thinking it was to build business, but he got excited about Rotary and what it all stands for and has been in it for all the right reasons.  H e left Eureka to go to Nevada to go back into Geology, his major in college, and got into mining.  He left mining in 2007 to go into consulting and was out of the country more than home, so he left that and bought the Solar Universe franchise for the Redding area and is home.
 
FIVE NEW MEMBERS WERE INDUCTED TODAY!  Yeah!  Please welcome Amy Morin, Angela Jones, Collin Bogener, Jennifer Haynes and Kelly Ankeny.
 
Last week we had a great presentation from the Shasta Dam Little League Challenger Division.  This is a division for kids with special needs and is just awesome.  This year RER has sponsored the group and they have invited us all out to their Jamboree on May 18th in the City of Shasta Lake.  There is also a big game at Big League Dreams on May 3rd.    Check with President Carter for details.
 
Mr. Rotary, Jim Salini, gave an outstanding presentation on the history of Rotary and what our club is really all about.  Great information for new and old members!  Did you know that Rotary has grown from four members to 1.2 million members in 109 years?  We are members of a great organization.
 
The 50/50 top was won by Keith Ritter and the gift by Tom Price.
 
NOTES FROM MARCH 5TH:
 
Today’s meeting was sort of brought to us by Team 6, but their leader was missing and they sort of faked their way through it!  They even got razzed by a visiting Redding Rotary member.
 
RECOGNITIONSteve Hosler gave confession of going to Hawaii and paid $100.
 
Tom Price has been fishing and paid $100 for that.  Watch out if you don’t do much, you pay for it!
 
Bev Stupek gave us a rundown on the Turtle Bay Hotel situation and then was humiliated with a distorted photo of her in her cheerleading uniform.  Now, we all know that if Bev could still fit in her uniform from high school, she was not as big as the photo depicted!  She fined President Carter $100 for distorting her photo.  Apparently Julie Kaplan, Frank Strazzarino and Ed Harrison were involved in this photo horror.  Frank was fined $7.49 by Bev, but not sure about the others.
 
The 50/50 was again tried by Keith Ritter and he won another top.
 
HUGE applause was given to Steve Williams for his donation of the Giant Giant’s Fan package for Ducky Derby.
 
REMINDER:  If you haven’t paid your dues, etc.  Pay Up!
 
Today’s speaker was Chris Dell from North State STEM, a program to encourage local kids to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

 
 
MEETING NOTES - Feb 26 & March 5, 2014 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - February 20, 2014
It was M&M day at Rotary.  Mr. M&M (Keith Ritter) and the M&Ms were the team of the week. 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Chad Thompson announced the first meeting of the Demotion Committee will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Dave Ercolano’s office.  Be there!
 
Chad also read a letter of resignation from Michelle Nystrom who is leaving our club due to work conflicts.
 
We NEED SPONSORS for Ducky Derby.  Send the pledge form and letter to all your contacts. 
 
The Poker Tournament and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner are both on March 8th.  It’s going to be a full day of Rotary!  Sign up for Poker with Chris Haedrich and Guess Who’s with Marge Remedios.
 
Les Melburg is looking for hosts for the I-House Students.  See Les for details.
 
RECOGNITIONShanna Cannon was recognized for her efforts with the 20 Under 40 program.  This is the 4th class of these outstanding young individuals and we even have one in our club for this year.  Laura Redwine.  She just got a thank you for that, but paid $100 for celebrating her twins 4th birthdays and taking Aiden and Lane to Disneyland.
 
Cyndy Gordon was recognized for her part in Shasta Regional Medical Center’s recent heart luncheon and Go Red activities.  She also has been playing a lot of golf and paid $100 for all those honors!
 
Tom Smith confessed that he stole a pen last week and paid $25.   
 
Les Melburg also confessed that his wife Gretchen was recently honored by her employer, Mercy Medical Center for an employee value award.  He paid $50.
 
OTHERJulie Kaplan got her Big Girl Badge.
 
Jim Murphy passed around his son’s first published children’s book, “A Duck Named Goose” and paid $50 for the promotional effort.
 
The Student of the Month from Enterprise High was Shayln Fullerton, a Girl Scout, athlete, music student and member of five EHS clubs.  She is most proud of her 12 years in Girl Scouts and her work toward the Gold Award.  She is working on a program that supplies food for kids on the weekends when they are away from school and won’t have food.
 
The Student of the Month for Liberty Christian was Steele Roberts, a sophomore athlete who plays basketball and golf and is the son of the “other” Steve Roberts.  His teacher said that he rises above every challenge and is a shining start.
 
Cyndy Gordon gave her Craft Talk.  She was born in Kansas and moved to California at age 5.  Her life motto is (forgive me if I didn’t get this just right) “Make a meaningful difference in the people and places I meet.”  She learned from her Grandfather, who despite not having much himself, he brought home needy people every Sunday for dinner.  Growing up she loved horses and just riding away for the day. She was in 4H, a cheerleader and a cross country skier.  She graduated from Anderson High School.  She went on to Shasta College to become a nurse and got her bachelors and masters degrees and is now the CEO of Shasta Regional Medical Center. She has been married for 37 years and has two kids and a grandchild.
 
Today’s program was presented by Bill Gaines from Transfer Flow, Inc. talking about local manufacturing and a group out of Chico working to have local manufacturers buy local!
 
50/50:  Theresa Muth WON the $350.  Oh and a cool top!
 
Lisa Geraci won the door prize.
 

 
MEETING NOTES - February 20, 2014 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - February 5, 2014
Today’s meeting was brought to us by Team 2 “Indiana Yergie and the Temple of Two”. 
 
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER:  March 8th.   Signup sheets will be at meetings or you can contact Marge Remedios for details.  Have dinner with three or four other Rotarians and guests at a “Mystery Rotarians” home.  You don’t want to miss this fun event.
 
POKER:  Okay, it’s time to win this thing.  The annual Poker Tournament with Redding West Rotary is also March 8th, but it starts at 9 a.m. at the Casino Club.  All proceeds go back to the club.  There will be special training for the women of the club, and any men who need help! Contact Randall Hempling or Chris Haedrich for details.
 
CRAB FEED:  Thanks to all those who volunteered to serve drinks at the annual One Safe Place Crab Feed and a special thanks to Julie DePrada who apparently ran around in a crab suit at the event!  We can always count on Julie to do whatever is needed to promote a cause!
 
THE DAM BRIDGE RIDE:  RER is taking on a new fundraiser for the Scholarship program and will sponsor the Dam Bridge Ride on May 3rd.  Watch for details at future meetings, plan on volunteering that day and before, or enter and ride!  Visit the website for details:
 
 
RECOGNITION:  Gordon Flinn’s daughter Megan was recognized as one of the 20 under 40 award recipients and she is expecting the Flinn’s first grandchild on August 6th.  He was $100 proud.
 
Todd Endres was recognized for some not too recent Facebook posts and paid $50.
 
Marge Beck made one of her or three or four trips to Hawaii for the year to attend a wedding.  There was a Facebook photo of her at the Turtle Bay Resort Pool Bar.
 
If you haven’t figured this out yet, Facebook is a great way for Chris to find out what you have been up to!  So, post pictures of your RER friends there too or RAT THEM OUT!
 
CLUB OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR:  Congratulations to the following RER members who will be taking or continuing with their office duties for the 2014/2015 year.  The vote is in and they all won!
 
PROPOSED SLATE OF OFFICERS – Chad Thompson presented the following proposed slate of officers for 2014-2015:
 
President
Dave Ercolano
President Elect
Eric Woodstrom
Secretary
Julie DePrada
Treasurer
Laura Redwine
Foundation Director
Brian Crume
Community Services Director
Jim Westerberg
Youth Services Director
Andy Main
Membership Director
Lisa Geraci
Public Relations Director
Ron Largent
Immediate Past President
Chris Carter
 
50/50:  The total is up to $300 of which Randall Hempling didn’t win.  He too won a really cool top, and a free lunch though.
 
PRESENTATION:  Reagan Locker, Northern Division CHP gave a great presentation on the Commercial Division of the CHP and his work as the Commercial Division Education Program officer.  There is much more the CHP than giving tickets!  If you get a chance, you should visit the Cottonwood Scales and check out what happens there besides weighing the trucks!
 
GIFT:  A Starbucks card was won by a guest!

 
MEETING NOTES - February 5, 2014 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - January 29, 2014
Today’s meeting was brought to us by Queen Annie and the Pub Crawl Kings, aka Ed Harrison’s team!
 
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER:  March 8th.   Signup sheets will be at meetings or you can contact Marge Remedios for details.  Have dinner with three or four other Rotarians and guests at a “Mystery Rotarians” home.  You don’t want to miss this fun event.
 
POKER:  Okay, it’s time to win this thing.  The annual Poker Tournament with Redding West Rotary is also March 8th, but it starts at 9 a.m. at the Casino Club.  All proceeds go back to the club.  There will be special training for the women of the club. Contact Randall Hempling for details.
 
CRAB FEED:  Thanks to all those who volunteered to serve drinks at the annual One Safe Place Crab Feed.
 
RECOGNITION:  Ed Harrison, world traveler, was off again on a vacation adventure.  This time it was a cruise on the Jewel of the Seas to the Southern Caribbean with a stop in Key West, Fl.  He paid $100 for the pleasure of travelling.
 
Theresa Muth went to Hawaii and paid $50 for taking along her 82 year old mom and 21 year old niece!  Her hotel room overlooked the 18th hole of the PGA Tour!
 
Full time motor home mechanic Mike Wells was honored for the recent merger of his North Valley Bank with Tri Counties Bank.  He paid $100.
 
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH:  Deontrey Fuller and Luke Page were honored as the Students of the Month from Liberty Christian.  Luke was unable to attend the meeting, but Deontrey is a 4.0 GPA scholar athlete who plays basketball and baseball and wants to attend Corbin University in a year and half to major in pre-med.  His goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon.
 
50/50:  The total is up to $298 of which Noel VanSlyke didn’t win.  He won a really cool top, handcrafted by our President Chris Carter and a free lunch though.
 
PRESENTATION:  Cecil “Pancho” Padilla was the guest speaker and was introduced by past District Director Laura Day (Yeah, hugs all around!) Pancho has been a Rotarian for 42 years and talked to the club about being a Rotarian versus being in Rotary.  His message is to give back and serve others.  He has been to 73 countries and on many service trips for Rotary.
 
GIFT:  Won by a guest!

 
MEETING NOTES - January 29, 2014 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - January 22, 2014
CRAB FEED – The Annual One Safe Place (Shasta County Women’s Refuge) Crab Feed is on February 1st.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Charlie Menoher
 
PROPOSED SLATE OF OFFICERS – Chad Thompson presented the following proposed slate of officers for 2014-2015:
 
President
Dave Ercolano
President Elect
Eric Woodstrom
Secretary
Julie DePrada
Treasurer
Laura Redwine/Michelle Nystrom
Foundation Director
Brian Crume
Community Services Director
Jim Westerberg
Youth Services Director
Andy Main
Membership Director
Lisa Geraci
Public Relations Director
Ron Largent
Immediate Past President
Chris Carter
 
RECOGNITIONLisa Geraci paid $50 for her participation in Leadership Redding.  Brian Crume paid $100 for a vacation.
 
 
WHO AM I?  -- Dave Ercolano was this week’s “Who Am I?” Rotarian.  Dave has jumped out of a plane, ran a 26 mile marathon in three hours and 25 minutes throught the Avenue of the Giants in the Redwoods and have never been to Italy but has relatives there!
 
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH:  Bradley Wright and Andrew Miller from Enterprise High School.
 
EXCHANGE STUDENT:  Huge thank you to Parrish Malson and his family for hosting a student from France in their home.  If you are planning a family outing and can include Lucas, give Parrish a call.  
 
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER:  Save the date of March 8, 2014.  Sign ups coming soon.
 
Debbie DeCoito gave her craft talk.
 
50/50:  Bill Evanhoe won a top!
 
PROGRAM:  Today’s program featured the Shasta Regional Community Foundation with guests speakers Kerry Caranci, Amanda Hutchings and our very own Jenn Powell.
 
GIFT:  The gift was a bottle of wine from Parrish Malson.
 
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Everything happens for a reason and usually for the best, we just aren’t always able to see it at the time.”
 
NEXT WEEK’S MEETING:  Team 1, lead by Ed Harrison will present “Why I joined the Arch Klump Society” with guest speakder Cecil “Pancho” Padilla.
 

 
MEETING NOTES - January 22, 2014 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - December 11, 2013
Team 5 was the team of the day and it was Warren Lane’s 75th birthday!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
 
BASKETS:  Kurt Mitchell still needs help with all aspects of the Christmas Basket project.  If you can sponsor a basket for $40, help assemble or deliver or call the recipients prior to the event, PLEASE call Kurt as soon as possible.
 
ANGEL TREES:  We still have a few Angel Tree kids left. If you can help, contact Deb Engs.
 
SANTA CLAUS VISIT:  Bring your kids and grandkids and your kids of all ages to visit with Santa next week at our regular meeting.
 
BLOOD DRIVE:  The next Blood Drive is January 8th.  Sign up with Frank Lehmann for your favorite time slot.  Remember to take your iron and hydrate!
 
50/50:  Today’s top was won by a mystery person!   I must have missed it.
 
RECOGNITION:  Jim Cloney’s superstar basketball player son Brett cost Jim $50 for his recent recognition in the Record Searchlight for being the MVP at the Harlan Carter tournament.
 
Randall Hempling retired and then went to France.  He is also three years CANCER FREE!  This all cost him $100.
 
Andy Main had a bumper crop of oranges at his house and made the mistake of letting a photo be posted on Facebook.  He also has a daughter getting married and moving to El Paso, so he paid money for that!
 
Laura Redwine also made the mistake of posting on Facebook and she had just renewed her page!  An adorable photo of her two children Ashton and Catherine (hope I spelled that right) cost her $50.
 
It was a banner fine day!  Parrish Malson also got hit for $50 for his son’s upcoming wedding and Evan Delgado paid $100 just to sit down!  Lisa Geraci the volunteered $100 for her daughter’s 16th birthday and passing the driver’s test!
 
PRESENTATION:  Today’s presentation was by our very own Ducky Princess Marge Remedios.  The history, the Foundation and the future of the race were all discussed.  The Duck Derby has raised $3,515,000 and if you put all those ducks end to end they would go on for $37.45 miles.  That tidbit was courtesy of Bill Evanhoe!
 
DOOR PRIZE:  Tom Price won the door prize.

MEETING NOTES - December 11, 2013 2013-12-13 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - October 9, 2013
Team 5 – The High Fives
Team Leader – Jeff Vieira
 
The Enterprise High School Students of the Month were introduced.
Ryan Doebler is a senior with a 4.22 GPA, ranked 8th out of 314 students.  He is an AP student involved in just about everything at school.  He is in the music program and Enterprise Starship, is president of the Science Club and a whole lot more that your editor missed!  He hopes to attend a private university such as Brown or USC and major in anthropology and art.
Anthony Gallino is a junior with a 4.17 GPA and is ranked 10th out of 321 students.  His teachers say that Tony “Never settles for mediocrity.”  He coordinates the blood drives at school, is a member of the E-Crew (mentoring younger students), plays football, snowboards and runs track and in his spare time volunteers with his church and kayaking at Whiskeytown.  He said since he’s a junior he hasn’t made any plans yet but wants to attend college near the beach, like Hawaii or Santa Barbara and major in business.
 
BOARD STUFF: 
  • Donated $500 to Hooves for Harmony
  • $1,000 to Family Literacy
  • $200 to District 5160’s Interact program
  • Helped Shasta College Roteract raise $712 at Meeks
  • Received a thank you card from Taylor Angley Holman for his scholarship
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Ron Largent attended a meeting of the Mt. Shasta Rotary Club and met a member who attributes his desire to join Rotary to our President Chris Carter’s dad, Clair Carter.  This gentleman met Clair 30 years ago and has wanted to join Rotary since then.
 
The Christmas Party is scheduled for December 13th at the Gaia Hotel.  Watch for more information and mark your calendar now!
 
Jerry Peters thanks all 22 people who helped at the Special Olympics dinner.
 
The Blood Drive was going on and Frank Lehman thanked everyone who had donated or was going to donate.
 
RECOGNITION:  Chris Haedrich does some serious dress up!  There were several photos of Chris, from a young age, dressed as a super hero, rock star and more.  He paid $100 to get the photos off the screen.
 
Les Melburg went to Italy, Germany and France and paid $100 to his Paul Harris and $100 to the club for the honor!  He spent a few weeks in Germany, where he grew up, then went to Florence, his favorite city in the world and then spent one week in Paris.  We are all jealous.
 
Glenn Rank went on vacation to Ireland with his family and stayed in a castle!  He also drove safely on the wrong side of the road!  He paid $100 for all that fun!
 
Bill Wright went to visit his granddaughter and paid $75 for the joy of spending time with her.
 
50/50 – Andy Main won a top and lunch.
 
PRESENTATION:  The speaker was our very own Jeff Vieira talking about his adventure in South Korea, where his son Tyson teaches English.  Tyson went over after graduation from college to “teach for six weeks.”  Met a very beautiful girl and is now living there teaching at three schools.
 
GIFT – Won by Lisa Geraci!
 
Quote of the week – “Happiness is just a choice”
 

MEETING NOTES - October 9, 2013 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - September 25, 2013
Don’t forget the Blood Drive on October 9th.  Sign up with Frank Lehmann – 241-2596
Special thanks to Tony with Red Bluff Rotary who sold $1,100 in ducks!
 
Bev Stupek thanked all those who attended the membership training in Anderson.  Chris Carter, Dave Ercolano, Ron Largent, Denise Yergenson, Bev Stupek and Bill Haedrich.
 
Ed Harrison fined President Chris $105 for his missing bell.  The past presidents were trying for $5 a week for every week it is missing and Howard Taylor said $100 a week would be better.
 
There were some accusations made by President Chris that Bev Stupek and Jim Westerberg might have been involved in the bell heist.  They were caught on camera at the meeting where the bell went missing by video surveillance at the club.
 
Annie Purcell was fined for photos of her super heroes (her two boys) on Facebook.  She paid $100 to her Paul Harris.
 
Denise Yergenson attended her class reunion (35 years) and was caught doing the Cupid Shuffle with her husband.  She also had photos of her children and herself at a very beautiful winery in Healdsburg and a 20 year old photo of her at a church ceremony for her brother in law.  The powers of Facebook!  Chris Carter got $50 out her.
 
Brian Crume had photos of Nitro, his new dog, on Facebook and he bragged about visiting wineries in Oregon.  He also paid the price of posting on Facebook.
 
President Chris thanked back table gurus Bill Hazeleur and Ron Largent for all their dedication to the club each week.
 
The 50/ 50 chance was won by Lisa Geraci, who then won a top and free lunch.
 
The mystery Rotarian of the week was Eric Woodstrom.  Eric is in commercial banking, is married and has four kids.  The one thing we all didn’t know is that Eric loves umpiring baseball games!
 
The presentation was by Ken White, the development director at One Safe Place, formerly the Women’s Refuge.
 
The gift was won by Theresa Muth.
 

MEETING NOTES - September 25, 2013 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z
SHASTA COLLEGE ROTARACT CLUB IN ACTION
 
The Shasta College Rotaract Club worked last Saturday at Meek's Lumber and Hardware doing pre-inventory preparation by counting store merchandise.  This was fundraiser for the Roteract Club!
 

 
 
SHASTA COLLEGE ROTARACT CLUB IN ACTION 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
Redding East Rotary will go DARK on September 18, 2013 and instead head out for some "Friday Night Lights" at Enterprise High School on September 20, 2013.  Team 2 (Indiana Yergie and the Temple of Two" will be hosting an INDUSTRIAL TOUR at Enterprise High School beginning at 6 p.m. with a short meeting and tour of all the great things our Rotary club has done for EHS.  Then, dinner in the stand with your RER gang and cheering the EHS Football Team on to victory.  
 
Cost is $15 per person (families welcome) and includes a Booster's Club Dinner and admission to the game.
 
Sign up sheets will be on the tables at regular meetings, or you may contact Denise Yergenson at 209-4419 or denise_yergenson@dot.ca.gov to register.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - August 14, 2013
Today's meeting brought to you by Team 6, lead by Brian Nilges.
 
Theresa Muth gave her Craft Talk....Theresa is originally from Baltimore and in the middle of eight children!  She moved to Vallejo and graduated from Vallejo High School and then went to college, twice!  She has bachelor's degree in recreation and her master's in physical education. She has worked in recreation, the Easter Seals and Turtle Bay and is currently in what she hopes is the final job of her career, the manager of Big League Dreams.  She truly believes in the park's motto "Your Community Park" and hopes to host all types of community events there.  If your team needs an industrial tour, she's there for you.  Welcome to RER Theresa!
MEETING NOTES - August 14, 2013 2013-08-16 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES: July 17, 2013
Today's meeting was hosted by Team 2, "Indiana Yergie and the Temple of Two" lead by Denise Yergenson.  Team members include Jim Cloney, Cathy Grindstaff, Jenn Powell, Cheryl Olsson, Todd Endres, Kelly Nickel, Randall Hempling and Bill Hazeleur.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
The RUM TASTING EVENT will be held at the Gaia Hotel on Friday, July 19th.  Event proceeds will benefit the scholarship program.  For more information, contact Parrish Malson.
 
BACKGROUND CHECKS:  The background checks are an effort to ensure that the youth affiliated with our club or present at a club event are safe.  They are not meant to invade your privacy or check on your credit!  Rotary International has tightened up the rules and the Executive Board of Redding East Rotary is erring on the side of caution.  Please participate.  If you have questions, please call Michelle Nystrom.  If you don’t want to participate in the background check, you don’t have to; just let Michelle know you are opting out.
 
The annual PETERS/MURPHY FAMILY PICNIC will be held on August 4, 2013 at the home of Jerry Peters. 4870 Saratoga Drive in Redding. This is always a great family event! Swimming, games, food and surprises.  Sign up at the weekly meetings or call Jerry Peters.
 
Chris presented awards received at the District Conference to Chad Thompson, Bev Stupek, Marge Beck and Jerry Peters.
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: 
MIKE YOUNG remodeled his office and cut down some trees!  Nothing fun, but he paid $50 anyway.
HOWARD TAYLOR was accused of attempting to abduct the Rotary bell from Chris Carter at the Demotion. Howard adamantly denied any participation in the distraction of Chris and let Pres Chris know he didn’t try to take that “Damn Bell”.  Howard paid anyway.
 
OTHER:
Lisa Geraci  won a chance at the 50/50 and did take home a handmade top!  No money.  Charlie Clinkenbeard won the door prize of an all sport/all school pass to local high school sporting events next school year.

 

MEETING NOTES: July 17, 2013 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z
Great Speakers and Programs at RER in April 2013
We had a great line up of speakers and special programs in April. Thanks to all that made these great meetings go so well.
Great Speakers and Programs at RER in April 2013 Ronald Largent 2013-04-28 22:59:12Z
Shasta Literacy Project by Michelle Nystrom--April 17th is the Date

 

I'm going to be representing the Shasta early literacy project and talking about the impact of  literacy on our economy, crime and health and welfare systems. A number of our citizens and our children are not fully literate. Shasta early literacy project isworking to reverse this trend to ensure that only greater academic success for our students but also the development of a more skilled workforce for a local and regional businesses
Shasta Literacy Project by Michelle Nystrom--April 17th is the Date Michelle Nystrom 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z
Staci and Julie

Here is some info about our meeting on May 22nd:

 

Staci Bertagna is a Clinical Social Worker who serves as a therapist at the Psychiatric Care Center and Northern California TMS. Staci has over a decade of experience in working with family systems, chemical dependency, mediation, sexual abuse, domestic violence, women’s issues, youth empowerment, program administration and rehabilitation. Staci is dedicated to collaborative service and has a long history of serving on multiple community boards and advisory committees, engaging in partnerships that help promote the overall health and well-being of others.

 

Northern California TMS

 

Northern California TMS is now providing NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy under the direction of Dr. Thomas J. Andrews. TMS Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced depression treatments available and has been used across the country to treat a wide range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, addictions, dementia, and PTSD. TMS Therapy is FDA cleared and has helped thousands of depression patients who have not received adequate results from antidepressants.

 

TMS therapy is a non-systemic and non-invasive form of neuromodulation, which stimulates nerve cells in an area of the brain that is linked to depression. TMS delivers highly focused MRI-strength magnetic pulses during a 40 minute session. The typical treatment course consists of at least 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period. The Dr. Oz show recently showcased the benefits of Neurostar TMS Therapy and we are now fortunate to have TMS Therapy offered in our community.

 

Northern California TMS therapy is under the direct supervision of Dr. Thomas J. Andrews, who has practiced psychiatry in Redding for over 18 years. The multidisciplinary team consists of MD’s, a registered nurse, and TMS technicians. Dr. Andrew’s clinic specializes in therapeutic intervention that focuses on total body health. 

  
 
 
Staci and Julie Julie DePrada 2013-04-14 17:18:20Z
Annie's Awesome Angels with Bev Stupek

I’m filling in for Annie on 4/24 when Team 7 – Annie’s Awesome Angels – hosts the meeting.  :)    How about the Program title of “Redding’s Hidden Gems”?   Given RER’s partnership with City parks in the past – and now a new one (Gazebo project?)  – seemed a good time to share that with the club and look at many such local jewels we’ve either forgotten about or never knew of!   

  
Annie's Awesome Angels with Bev Stupek Bev Stupek 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z
Randall Hempling on Antartica
What a great meeting and presentation with the International Students at the meeting also...way to go, all..
Randall Hempling on Antartica Ronald Largent 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z
Dick Yoder to speak on Hurricane Sandy

Dick Yoder has agreed to be our speaker for next week. He will do a presentation on his recent trip to New York where he helped the Red Cross with disaster relief following Hurricane Sandy.

Dick Yoder to speak on Hurricane Sandy Carla Barrett 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z
Randall Hampling on Antartica
This is the week to hear our own Randall..... Randall Hempling will present a program on his latest adventure to Antartica!

 

This will be a program that you do not want to miss....presented by Jason Blake's Team..... 

Randall Hampling on Antartica Ronald Largent 2013-03-26 23:13:52Z
Students Honored at RER on Wednesday
Wednesday we honored the student of the month at both Enterprise and Liberty High Schools....a great time for students. parents, and administrators....and we had a great presentation by the Youth Violence Prevention Council...and thanks to Charlie for arranging this. A very good day at RER.
Students Honored at RER on Wednesday Ronald Largent 2013-03-07 00:41:08Z
March 6th Program..Jennifer Richards
Our program for March 6 comes from the Youth Violence Prevention Council.  They will update us on their programs…Shasta County Youth Peer Court, PlusOne Mentors, their community engagement project and more.  Jennifer Richards and a youth peer court youth volunteer will be the presenters.
March 6th Program..Jennifer Richards Ronald Largent 2013-03-05 00:26:33Z
March 6th Program
Our program for March 6 comes from the Youth Violence Prevention Council.  They will update us on their programs…Shasta County Youth Peer Court, PlusOne Mentors, their community engagement project and more.  Jennifer Richards and a youth peer court youth volunteer will be the presenters.
March 6th Program Ronald Largent 2013-03-05 00:24:44Z
March 6th Meeting
Our program for March 6 comes from the Youth Violence Prevention Council.  They will update us on their programs…Shasta County Youth Peer Court, PlusOne Mentors, their community engagement project and more.  Jennifer Richards and a youth peer court youth volunteer will be the presenters. 
March 6th Meeting Ronald Largent 2013-02-25 13:58:42Z
Committee Day at RER This Wednesday
In keeping with our "creative" President Chad...this week is going to be another "special event"...if you will. We can call if "Committee Day"...but each Committee within the RER Club will be on Display...

The purpose, according to Chad...

( 1) Educate our members on what each of our committees are doing; (2) to get our members signed up and involved; and (3) to have FUN doing it.

So, please put this on your schedule, and see you Wednesday for this special day...

Committee Day at RER This Wednesday Chad Thompson 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z
RER is DARK on February 20th....No Meeting.

Just a reminder .... RER is "dark" this week....No meeting on February 20th. As you may have heard, Ken Gifford, a Rotarian in the Redding Thursday club, died last week after a long battle with cancer. The reception following the memorial service will be at the Riverview Country Club on the 20th at noon...and the decision was made, in that many of our members will be at the service....that we would not have our meeting this week.

So, this Saturday we have the work day at the Good News Rescue Mission....then back on schedule next week.

RER is DARK on February 20th....No Meeting. Chad Thompson 2013-02-19 23:53:32Z
Demotion Planning Meeting Feb 18th
Monday 2-18-13 at 5:30 at Shameless O’Leery’s on California Street just south of Placer Street next to Spoon Me...at Placer and California Streets.
Demotion Planning Meeting Feb 18th Allyn Clark 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z
This week at "The Grape Escape" at 5:30 PM

This week the Club meeting will be at "The Grape Escape", located at 1418 Yuba Street in downtown Redding. The fun with wine and chocolate starts at 5:30 PM and the cost is $15/person.

Should be a fun time for all...

This week at "The Grape Escape" at 5:30 PM Ron Largent 2013-02-11 23:46:23Z
March 13th Program...FYI...Upcoming

Our program speaker for March 13th will be Heather Parker and Alexandra Carter from Hooves for Harmony.  

 

Hooves for Harmony is a non-profit program that allows disabled children to ride horses and experience the outdoors. Children with any disability, whether physical, emotional, or developmental, can benefit from interacting with, and riding our equine friends. The gentle movement of the horse, and the warmth of their body increases blood flow, muscle control, and balance.  Riding a horse is an enjoyable and stimulating way for a child to exercise. It also allows children, otherwise restricted to indoor activities, to go for a “hike” or to play soccer, from a horse’s back. Therapeutic riding is recognized by the American Physical Therapists Association and the American Occupational Therapists Association.

March 13th Program...FYI...Upcoming Robert (Chris) Carter 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z
RER Evening Meeting...Not at Noon...Feb 13th

Feb 13th, we will not have our normal noon day meeting…instead, the meeting will be held at The Grape Escape at 5:30 pm for Wine and Chocolate tasting/pairing.

 

RER Evening Meeting...Not at Noon...Feb 13th Ron Largent 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z
This Week at RER...a Very Special Program on Kenya Water

 This week Chris Gaido will be our Guest Speaker and he is speaking on Kenya and Water and Africa. Chris is an expert on the subject; lives here in Redding; and is well known and thought of as one of the most knowledgeable professionals in our community when it comes to International Community Development. 

We have his bio and the Team's bio (the group that he travels with)...and they will be posted either in the e-mail you receive or on the site...but if you do not get them, e-mail me at   ronlargent@shasta.com   and I will get them to you. 

 

This Week at RER...a Very Special Program on Kenya Water Ron Largent 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z
Project Taken...An Excellent Report
 This past week we had a great presentation on Project Taken....the world wide problem with Human Trafficking. Thanks to all for making this program happen....and especially to our speaker Cameron Gamble...shown in the photo with Chad, Chris, and Julie. .
Project Taken...An Excellent Report Ron Largent 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z
Water in the World....

Chris Gaido is the speaker. He currently works for the Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Program. He and the other guys on the bio page have been to Kenya a number of times working on various projects. This year they helped install solar panels and built a playground. One of their biggest focuses has been clean drinking water.

Water in the World.... Carla Barrett 2013-01-23 01:07:53Z
Project Taken..This week at RER

 

 

Project Taken:  This week’s program is being presented by Cameron Gamble, a veteran of the US Air Force with extensive training and experience in captivity survival and avoidance.  He will share startling facts, details and safety threats that exist in our day-to-day activities…and most importantly, provide us with the education and know-how to “staying safe”.  It’s a different world out there today, so don’t miss this meeting…your life and safety could depend upon it!

Project Taken..This week at RER Ron Largent 2013-01-22 11:20:39Z
Gotta love RER!

During the busiest week of the year for Redding East Rotary, the club took the time to call - and quasi-sing to - member Bev Stupek, who's been sidelined at home with a health issue.  RER is the BEST -- and Go Ducky Derby, says down-but-not-out Stupek.  THANKS everyone!!!!   :)

Gotta love RER! Bev Stupek 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z
Demotion "fever" building...

 

 

The "secret" is out.... DEMOTION FEVER IS SPREADING!  Ticket sales are picking up dramatically...but the big word is today....THE THEME OF THE EVENT....."LET'S GO FISHING".....

 

So, wear something "fishing"; bring something "fishing"; look like something "fishing".....and make a reservation now and then pay at the door. Could not be easier....from paying at the door or wearing something that is comfortable for "fishing:.  No suits, no ties, no slacks, no dresses (ladies)...just "fishing" hats, shirts, caps....etc...and bring along your "fishing" pole...as we will be right on the River at the Elks Club.

 

Don't miss this great event...June 23rd...fun starts at 6...dinner at 7...$20....such a deal! 

Demotion "fever" building... Ronald Largent 2012-06-14 00:31:24Z
Blood Drive Today at the Club
Don't forget.....blood drive at the Club today at 11 AM....
Blood Drive Today at the Club Ronald Largent 2012-06-13 10:25:44Z
Demotion Event....A Great Event for All!

Hear ye...hear ye!

A big, big event is coming up...and coming up soon...and we need all members of Redding East Rotary to

 

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW....DON'T MISS THIS EVENT.

Each year, one of our "traditions" at our Club is "Demotion Day". This is a very special time in that we show our appreciation to our outgoing President for the many, many hours that she has spent on behalf of all of us and the Club...and we have a lot of fun doing it.

This year, that special date is

 

June 23rd in the evening at the Elks Club in Redding...and now is the time to get your tickets.

And, this Special Date is going to feature a very, very special "skit" put on by our own "Redding East Rotary Players"...a newly formed group that is destined for Broadway with their "acting" ability.  And, this is not just a normal "dress as you are" affair. Dress for the evening is going to be "anything _________" (stay tuned for this, and best guess wins a "brownie button"). Decorations and all of the "trimmings" will be around this theme...so each of us can be part of it.

The dinner will be by one of the most famous and outstanding "chef's" in our area...and one of our own...so we all know it will be GREAT!....and the DESSERT will establish new standards for "the best in the west", or should it be "east". In addition to all of the "goodies", we will have some "Memory Moments" for Allyn to take with her...then we will also "RECOGNIZE"  our Rotarian of the Year. This is going to be a wonderful tribute evening, as well as a fun, fun night....that no one in Redding East Rotary will want to miss. A very special event for all.

So, NOW IS THE TIME to sign up...you can do it at the meeting on Wednesday....as we will have a place at the back table for you to "sign up".

Demotion Event....A Great Event for All! Ronald Largent 2012-06-11 00:00:00Z
DEMOTION....ALLYN CLARK
JUNE 27TH...KEEP THE DATE OPEN...MORE TO COME...SPECIAL EVENT....
DEMOTION....ALLYN CLARK Ronald Largent 2012-06-04 10:17:45Z
Welcome Newest Member
We want to welcome our newest member, Julie Kaplan. She will be at the check in desk so be sure and sign her roster and give her the welcome dollar. Welcome Julie.
Welcome Newest Member Ronald Largent 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z
Program This Week...."All About Recycling"
 April 11th...our program will feature the subject "recycling", introduced by Tom Smith. This should be a most interesting program following this past weeks informative program on the Kids Kingdom Fantasy Fountain.  We look forward to seeing you all at the weekly meeting....invite guests to join us for fun, fellowship, and great food.
Program This Week...."All About Recycling" Ronald Largent 2012-04-08 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES - May 18, 2011

Team 6 was the lead under the direction of Curtis Newcomb

President Menoher inquired as to Curtis’ recent trip to Spain and his need to e-mail his friends for money.  Seems Curtis’ e-mail account was hacked and he’s never been to Spain.

GOLF TOURNAMENT:  June 11th at Palo Cedro Golf Course.  Tom Price still needs golfers, but if you don’t golf, you can still show up for lunch and a putting contest.

DEMOTION:  Grand plans are in the works for the demotion and roast of President Charles.  Date is June 29th, location is a mystery and so is the cost, but Queen Bev promises a good time and a cheap date.  For more information or to help with the plans, contact the Queen.

MEETING NOTES - May 18, 2011 Denise Yergenson 2011-05-18 00:00:00Z
Scholarships

REDDING EAST ROTARY PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scholarship committee, current members are Bill Haedrich, Chairman; Mary Burger, Dave Ercolano and Eric Smith, have reviewed applications for 40 yrs now for Enterprise High School and for the past three years for Liberty Christian High School.

Our committee is somewhat different from most other Rotary committees in that this committee is not newly formed each Rotary Year.  Past knowledge of how the committee functions, navigating the difficult selection process and working with the schools in a CONSISTANT manner are keys to the success of this process. 

Past Chairman’s include WARREN LANE followed by ROGER WHITTAKER and most recently BILL WRIGHT.  On behalf of the current committee, thank you to these previous chairman for a job well done and for passing on this program in good standing to new generations of committee members.

The committee of four may seem small in number but this ensures consistency in the review and selection process and serves as to not CONFUSE the students during their interview.

Scholarships Eric Smith 2011-05-18 00:00:00Z
RER WEBPAGE HAS A NEW LOOK!

A NEW LOOK FOR THE WEBPAGE & NEWSLETTER

The Redding East Rotary webpage and newsletter have a new look.  Clubrunner, our webpage program, has update the way the webpage is updated and I hope you will find it much easier to read and find the information that is important to you!  If you have questions, please send me an e-mail.

Your Editor...Denise 

RER WEBPAGE HAS A NEW LOOK! Denise Yergenson 2011-05-17 00:00:00Z
MEETING NOTES -- May 11, 2011

PLAYGROUND PROJECT:  Workers are needed on May 21st.  Please call Jerry Peters for more information

GOLF TOURNAMENT:  June 11th at the Palo Cedro Golf Course.  Contact Tom Price for details.

SOBER GRAD:  June 3rd – Still need 10-15 volunteers per shift. 

INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT:  We are hosting a boy from France this next year and he is arriving in August.  NO HOST PARENTS have volunteered to date.  Please contact Cathy Grindstaff for details.

DEMOTION:  The demotion is planned for June 29th in the evening.  WE WILL BE DARK THAT DAY AT LUNCH.  Location and costs to be announced.  It’s all a big secret!

 

MEETING NOTES -- May 11, 2011 Denise Yergenson 2011-05-11 00:00:00Z
Beck's receive e-mail from former I-House guest
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Marge and Steve Beck recently received an e-mail from former I-House student Niklas.  He was their I-House student 10 years ago and came back to visit them this summer.  He marveled at the bridge and so many new things in Redding.

From Marge..."We really like him a lot.  You can even mention that we did not have to ply him with alcohol like Parrish to get him to like us (tee hee).  I love the last comment in his email since he and I had talked a lot about his feelings about becoming a dad."

Beck's receive e-mail from former I-House guest 2011-04-29 18:16:54Z
MEETING NOTES - April 6, 2011

Team 10 was the leader for the week. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  April birthdays were celebrated by Jenn Powell, Russ Duclos, Gordon Flinn, Kurt Mitchell, Jim Cloney, Curtis Newcomb, Debbie Roche and Eric Woodstrum.

 

Bev Stupek asked for volunteers for the Demotion of Prince Charles.  The Demotion is June 29th.  You won't want to miss it.

MEETING NOTES - April 6, 2011 Denise Yergenson 2011-04-29 18:16:35Z
MEETING NOTES - April 20, 2011

Meeting Called to Order by President-Elect Allyn Clark

 

Team #2: Top Rank (Glenn Rank)

-          Person responsible wasn't present with the drawing prize so Glenn donated $20 out of his own pocket.  Ouch!

-          "Honorary Team Member" Sue Metcalfe who unselfishly volunteered to help with the 50/50 raffle

MEETING NOTES - April 20, 2011 Jennifer Powell 2011-04-29 18:16:11Z
March Madness Results

Good Morning Redding East Rotary!

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament March Madness Brackets were a success and we have a club winner!  If you didn't see the games this year, they were very entertaining with several key upsets.  It was fun to watch theses talented young college athletes play with such heart!

Believe it or not the final tournament standings are below.  By some lucky fluke of nature, Gordon Flinn was able to win by picking University of Connecticut to go all the way.  Gordon has won 50% of the pot for his team investment which is an addition of $55.00.

Thanks for participating and have a great weekend!

 

March Madness Results Chris Haedrich 2011-04-29 18:15:48Z
MEETING NOTES - April 27, 2011

Today’s meeting was hosted by Team 3.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Anna Bengtson is moving to Oregon and Chris Haedrich has agreed to take over the position of secretary.

 

Jim Murphy talked about the Reading Rotarians program and the desire to start the program in the Enterprise area.  Redding Rotary sponsors the program in several Redding School District schools with help from a few of our club members.  Interested?  Give Jim a call.

 

Last chance to sign up for Seis de Mayo.  You don’t want to miss this great party.  See Sue Metcalfe or Dave Ercolano.

 

The Golf Tournament will be held on June 11, 2011 at the Palo Cedro Golf Course.  Talk to Tom Price for sign ups and details.  $25 per player.

 

The District 5160 Assembly will be held at Shasta College on May 14th.  See President Menoher for details.

 

This week’s Community Builder is Maurice Johannessen, who is a past member of Redding East Rotary and currently with the other club!  Maurice has served our community as a City Council member and member of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.  He is a retired Senator, which office he held from 1993 to 2002 and is the catalyst behind the Veterans Cemetery.  Congratulations to Maurice for this week’s award and to his wife, who he credited with much of his success.

 

President Menoher also introduced Don Free, a “retired” RER member and WWII fighter pilot.

The “Blue Badgers” were subjected to the Rotary Minute and failed!  Of course, anyone in the room who was asked the name of the Rotary International secretary in 1910 would have failed.  They each had to pay $10.

 

RECOGNITION:  Charlie tried to recognize Denise Yergenson for her son’s mountain biking success, but she put off the fine until the end of May when Dane is finished with the High School Mountain Bike races.  He placed 4th at the last race, has a race this weekend and the State Finals on May 13th.  He’s currently in 7th place for the Nor Cal League.

 

Martha McCoy won’t fess up to any weekend travels, so she also deferred her fine for her youngest son’s new job to June when her oldest son enters the Navy.

 

Cathy Grindstaff brought be best guest ever to Rotary today, her granddaughter Mia.  She paid $50 from her first paycheck and then reminded us all that Hannah is only here for about a month and half, so if you have not been able to spend time with her, you should.  Also…we have a boy from France coming this summer and we need host families and a MALE counselor.

 

Tom Smith was invited to be the guest speaker on KCNR radio because he and his law partner purchased a dinner from Carl Bott, the owner of the radio station.  He will be talking about his firm and promises to mention RER.  He was fined $25 with an additional $25 to come if he fails to mention the club.  He paid the $50 now, just in case.

 

The 50/50 try was won by Tom Bryant, who picked the wrong marble.

 

New members Jim Westerberg and Jenn Powell each paid $25 because after they got their new badges, the left their old ones on the table.  Jim tried to get out of it by saying that it was Allyn Clarks fault, but it didn’t work.

 

The gift of a Starbucks gift certificate was won by Dick Yoder.

MEETING NOTES - April 27, 2011 Denise Yergenson 2011-04-29 00:00:00Z
Donate Blood...Save Lives

BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

Hydrate, eat before you donate and get ready to give the gift of life.  The RER BLOOD DRIVE is tomorrow, August 14, 2013 beginning at 11:15 a.m.  If you want to reserves a time slot, please contact Frank Lehmann at 241-2596 or by e-mail at lehmannconsulting@sbcglobal.net.

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Donate Blood...Save Lives Denise Yergenson
Rod Dinger and the Redding Air Bank
Today we are going to hear "the latest"....on the Travel Air Bank. This is a first for Redding and Rod Dinger, the Redding Airport Director, will give us an update presentation that will address all of the issues and answer all of the questions about the efforts to bring additional air service to the Redding area. The "bank" is a combined City, Business Community, and Citizen effort, and if you ever fly out of Sacramento, San Francisco, or Los Angeles,...this program will be of great interest. See you there.
Rod Dinger and the Redding Air Bank Ronald Largent
Next week's meeting...

Staci Bertagna -- Northern California Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Northern California TMS is now providing NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy under the direction of Dr. Thomas J. Andrews. TMS Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced depression treatments available and has been used across the country to treat a wide range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, addictions, dementia, and PTSD. TMS Therapy is FDA cleared and has helped thousands of depression patients who have not received adequate results from antidepressants.

TMS therapy is a non-systemic and non-invasive form of neuromodulation, which stimulates nerve cells in an area of the brain that is linked to depression. TMS delivers highly focused MRI-strength magnetic pulses during a 40 minute session. The typical treatment course consists of at least 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period. The Dr. Oz show recently showcased the benefits of Neurostar TMS Therapy and we are now fortunate to have TMS Therapy offered in our community.

Northern California TMS therapy is under the direct supervision of Dr. Thomas J. Andrews, who has practiced psychiatry in Redding for over 18 years. The multidisciplinary team consists of MD’s, a registered nurse, and TMS technicians. Dr. Andrew’s clinic specializes in therapeutic intervention that focuses on total body health.  

Next week's meeting... Lisa Geraci
JUNE 12, 2013 – ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you…to the Sober Grad help, those who worked at the Shasta Family Justice Center clean-up and who donated blood at last week’s Blood Drive.  A special thanks to Jim Westeberg for donating blood even though he has a huge fear of needles.

Incoming “Promoted” President Chris Carter reminded everyone to send in their member surveys and contribution forms.  Get those back to Chris, ASAP.

Julie Deprada encourage everyone again to fill out the contribution sheets so she can get the right information to Rotary International and she also reminded the new members who still have “Little People Badges” to finish their requirements!

DEMOTION – This Saturday at Turtle Bay.  Call Allyn Clark for last minute tickets.

GUESS THE ROTARIAN – Favorite food is a really decadent version of Eggs Benedict at Moonstone, wants to go to Tahiti, loves mojitos, in another life would be a fashion/shoe designer and if won $1 million would take the whole family to Bora Bora.  Goal in life was to give back to people, travel the world and meet fabulous people.  Have you guessed yet?  Loves using a laser on people and injecting them!  It’s our wonderful and fun Julie Kaplan.

PRESENTATION – Charlie Clinkenbeard, who practiced veterinarian medicine for 60 years, brought Bob Ware form UC Davis to talk about the school yesterday and today.  Charlie was in the third graduating class and his first patient, a cat, died when he took one look at it. Charlie is saving his great stories for another talk.  Bob enlightened the group on current vet medicine and how it is not all about animals, but the mission is to enhance the health of animals, people and the environment.   Great presentation!

50/50 & Gift – Allyn Clark won an undisclosed amount in the 50/50 and Dick Yoder won the $25 door prize.

JUNE 12, 2013 – ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vet Services at UC Davis
We will discuss the comparison of education and the facilities in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 60 years ago when Charlie graduated from the school, as compared to the education and facilities today.  The speakers will be our own Charlie and Bob Ware, Director of Development at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis
Vet Services at UC Davis Charles (Charlie) Clinkenbeard
June 5th Meeting...Very Interesting
Leah Goold-Haws is the Founder/Creative Director for LGH Marketing/Strategy – Her focus is to assist clients in understanding the need for an overarching strategy, then developing and implementing creative solutions to achieve their goals. She also consults with entrepreneurs & start-ups through the Small Business Development Center including workshops on how to successfully market a business. She teaches entrepreneurship through her other business venture, Mindevices, via her program Know Opportunity where she is currently moving into the product launch phase and expanding into the global marketplace
June 5th Meeting...Very Interesting Carla Barrett
TIDBITS YOU SHOULD KNOW....

TIDBITS –

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS -- RER Board of Directors meeting are the 3rd Tuesday of every month at IHOP on Hilltop Drive at 7am. Next Meeting is Tuesday, May 21st.

MAKEUP MEETINGS -- Rotary International bylaws state that a member can make up for a missed meeting within 2 weeks before or after the meeting. If you anticipate missing a meeting, you can make up for it up to 2 weeks before that date. If you miss a meeting, you have up to 2 weeks after the missed meeting to make up. Members do not have to make up for times when the club does not meet. If a member attempts to make up at another club and that club either did not meet that week, or changed venues, the club member can let their club’s secretary know the date and time of the attempted make-up and it will count as a makeup towards a missed meeting.

You do not "bank" makeup meetings so you only need to write down on the makeup log sheet if you anticipate missing a meeting within 2 weeks or have missed a meeting with 2 weeks. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY --- We have had to move the community service day for the Shasta Family Justice Center due to some scheduling conflicts. Please save the following date for a day of painting and sprucing up this wonderful resource for our community:

Saturday, 6/8/13

More details will follow as we get closer to the event. We hope you are able to join us!

TIDBITS YOU SHOULD KNOW.... Denise Yergenson
Students Honored at RER on Wednesday
ImageImageImageImageImageImageWednesday we honored the student of the month at both Enterprise and Liberty High Schools....a great time for students. parents, and administrators....and we had a great presentation by the Youth Violence Prevention Council...and thanks to Charlie for arranging this. A very good day at RER.
Students Honored at RER on Wednesday Ronald Largent
A Fun Christmas Party for RER
Dick Yoder got these photos...looks like a great party for all....ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
A Fun Christmas Party for RER Ronald Largent
Randell Hempling on Antarctica and our International Students
ImageImageImageImageImageWe had a great meeting with the 35 International Students and then Randall presenting on his recent trip. A wonderful program for all....and thanks to Mike Wells and his team for the student project...and to Randall for his great presentation.
Randell Hempling on Antarctica and our International Students Ronald Largent
MEETING NOTES - May 15, 2013

DUCKY DERBY -- Carla Barrett has agreed to take on the Public Relations job for Ducky Derby.  Thank you Carla.  Tickets will be available after new teams have been chosen.  If you want tickets now, contact Marge.  We are still in need of more than $10,000 to run the race.  Look through your contacts and talk to your friends, business contacts and anyone you think will even make a small donation to the race.  Remember, the more money we raise for the administration costs, the more money we can give back to the kids.  Take a look at the updated website:  www.reddingduckyderby.com

FAMILY BIKE RIDE -- May 23 is the Family Bike Ride, beginning at 6 p.m. on the north side of the Sundial Bridge.  A post ride celebration will be held at Market Street Pizza.

EHS SOBER GRAD -- In keeping with our tradition, we will provide the staff and table games necessary to pull off a miniature casino night for the graduating class' amusement.  Crucial to our success is the help of 15 or so Rotarians, spouses /S.O.'s and friends. So far, we’ve signed up just 3 Redding East Rotarians to work this event. The event is held inside the Enterprise High School Gym from 10 p.m. June 7th to 3:00 a.m. June 8th. You are advised to take in some "shut-eye" prior to arriving.  Typical attire as dealers, white shirt or blouse and black trousers/skirt. Sign up sheets will be available each Wednesday during our lunch meeting.  Let's take one sleepless night to set an example that truly has saved lives. -- Parrish Malson, Chair of the Sober Grad Committee

DEMOTION -- All we can tell you at this point is it's going to be a great time and you should mark your calendar for June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Turtle Bay.  Costs are still being figured out.

BLOOD DRIVE -- The next BLOOD DRIVE is June 5.  Sign up with Frank Lehmann as soon as possible.

PRESIDENT ELECT'S SURVEYS -- Fill out your survey and return it to Chris Carter!

RECOGNITION -- Denise Yergenson finally made a meeting and was promptly fined $50 for her daughter's accomplishments.  Kaitlyn Yergenson a recent college graduate was named the Outstanding Business Marketing Student at California State University Sacramento for the 2012-2013 year.  She is starting a new job with the American Heart Association in Santa Rosa as the Associate Director for the Heart Walk.

Marge Beck was certified by the National Association of Health Underwriters and is now an expert on Obama Care!  Marge paid $50 for the honor.

DRAWINGS -- Allyn Clark won the 50/50 of $84 and Brian Crume is going to Jamba Juice.

PRESENTATION -- Today's speaker was RJ Bottaro, a fish biologist and crew leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

MEETING NOTES - May 15, 2013 Denise Yergenson
Great Meeting...all about Morocco...from a Naval Officer's View

ImageImageImageImageTom Smith's sister presented a wonderful program on her stay in Morocco as a member of the Naval Reserve. Thanks, Tom, for making this meeting happen.


Great Meeting...all about Morocco...from a Naval Officer's View K. Thomas Smith
Great Meeting with Laura Last Week...Ducky Derby This Week....Busy Time for RER

Last week we had such a great meeting with Laura and Pancho and Bob from Red Bluff....pictures say it all...and this week is the Annual Ducky Derby Awards luncheon...$10 for lunch and a great time...Wednesday at noon at EHS. And, thanks to Bill and Jerry for the Angel Tree.....such a giving group....just wonderful. See you Wednesday at EHS.

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Great Meeting with Laura Last Week...Ducky Derby This Week....Busy Time for RER Chad Thompson
RER Dark on February 20th

Just a reminder .... RER is "dark" this week....No meeting on February 20th. As you may have heard, Ken Gifford, a Rotarian in the Redding Thursday club, died last week after a long battle with cancer. The reception following the memorial service will be at the Riverview Country Club on the 20th at noon...and the decision was made, in that many of our members will be at the service....that we would not have our meeting this week.

So, this Saturday we have the work day at the Good News Rescue Mission....then back on schedule next week.



RER Dark on February 20th Chad Thompson
Fish and Wildlife Presentation
The program for that meeting will be RJ Bottaro.  He is a fish biologist and crew leader for the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  He will be talking about fish populations, where they are at, why, and how they are monitored.  Should be interesting.   
 
Fish and Wildlife Presentation K. Thomas Smith
May 8th Meeting...a Musical Presentation

The program will be brought to us by The Carrrrilons, a musical bell performance group. They will not only entertain us with their beautiful music, but they will talk about where they came from, where they are, and where they are going.

May 8th Meeting...a Musical Presentation Tammy Miller
March 13th Program....Upcoming and very good...
Our program speaker for March 13th will be Heather Parker and Alexandra Carter from Hooves for Harmony.  

Hooves for Harmony is a non-profit program that allows disabled children to ride horses and experience the outdoors. Children with any disability, whether physical, emotional, or developmental, can benefit from interacting with, and riding our equine friends. The gentle movement of the horse, and the warmth of their body increases blood flow, muscle control, and balance.  Riding a horse is an enjoyable and stimulating way for a child to exercise. It also allows children, otherwise restricted to indoor activities, to go for a “hike” or to play soccer, from a horse’s back. Therapeutic riding is recognized by the American Physical Therapists Association and the American Occupational Therapists Association.

March 13th Program....Upcoming and very good... Robert (Chris) Carter
Shasta Literacy Project

 

I'm going to be representing the Shasta early literacy project and talking about the impact of  literacy on our economy, crime and health and welfare systems. A number of our citizens and our children are not fully literate. Shasta early literacy project is working to reverse this trend to ensure that only greater academic success for our students but also the development of a more skilled workforce for a local and regional businesses
Shasta Literacy Project Ronald Largent
May 8th Program...a Special Program of Music

I wanted to let you know about the program that Team #9 has planned for our May 8th program. The program will be brought to us by The Carrrrilons, a musical bell performance group. They will not only entertain us with their beautiful music, but they will talk about where they came from, where they are, and where they are going. 

This is an outstanding group, and presentation...so please put this on your calender, as you will not want to miss this meeting on May 8th...plenty of advanced notice.

May 8th Program...a Special Program of Music Tammy Miller
March 6th Meeting at RER

Our program for March 6 comes from the Youth Violence Prevention Council.  They will update us on their programs…Shasta County Youth Peer Court, PlusOne Mentors, their community engagement project and more.  Jennifer Richards and a youth peer court youth volunteer will be the presenters.

Should be a very informativie program...

March 6th Meeting at RER Ronald Largent
Committee Day at RER This Week...
In keeping with our "creative" President Chad...this week is going to be another "special event"...if you will. We can call if "Committee Day"...but each Committee within the RER Club will be on Display...

The purpose, according to Chad...

( 1) Educate our members on what each of our committees are doing; (2) to get our members signed up and involved; and (3) to have FUN doing it.

So, please put this on your schedule, and see you Wednesday for this special day...

Committee Day at RER This Week... Chad Thompson
Water in the World..Jan 30th RER Meeting

 

Chris Gaido is the speaker. He currently works for the Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Program. He and the other guys on the bio page have been to Kenya a number of times working on various projects. This year they helped install solar panels and built a playground. One of their biggest focuses has been clean drinking water.

Water in the World..Jan 30th RER Meeting Carla Barrett
Ducky Derby Recipients

What a great time we had last week with the recipients of the Ducky Derby Awards....Marge and team did a wonderful job of putting all together...and here are the recipients....

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Ducky Derby Recipients Margaret (Marge) Beck
Project Taken...This Week at RER

 

Project Taken:  This week’s program is being presented by Cameron Gamble, a veteran of the US Air Force with extensive training and experience in captivity survival and avoidance.  He will share startling facts, details and safety threats that exist in our day-to-day activities…and most importantly, provide us with the education and know-how to “staying safe”.  It’s a different world out there today, so don’t miss this meeting…your life and safety could depend upon it!

Project Taken...This Week at RER Ron Largent
2012 Annual Christmas Party

Now is the time to mark your calendars and start the planning...the Annual RER Christmas Party. As last year, this will be a great event...lots of fun and laughs, and celebration. More details to come...but here is the date, time, and location.

 Friday December 14th, 6:00 pm at Tierra Oaks.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS BIG EVENT !



2012 Annual Christmas Party Chad Thompson
Chad's "Riddle of the Week"

Here it is for this week....go for it and the answer at the Wednesday meeting....

 

A caped crusader against him fights.

His eye wide open in tavern lights.

Some would say he's just a lie.

While others sell, he will buy.

Chad's "Riddle of the Week" Chad Thompson
Rotary Foundation and Last Week's Meeting and Presentation

Last Wednesday we had a most inspiring meeting to hear about the Rotary Foundation...and to recognize our own Marge Remedios and Ed Harrison for their most wonderful and impressive support of the Foundation over the years. Jim Salini did an outstanding job of explaining the history of the Foundation and what great things have been accomplished as a result of Foundation giving and reaching out to the World.

Here are photos from last week....and if you haven't...please pass on your appreciation to Marge and Ed....and to Jim and Brian Crume for their work with the local Foundation effort. This is a great work.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Rotary Foundation and Last Week's Meeting and Presentation Ronald Largent
Halloween at the RER Weekly Meeting...
Here are the winners of our costume contest...guess who they are?ImageImageImageImageImage
Halloween at the RER Weekly Meeting... Ronald Largent
Enterprise Student of the Month at the Meeting
We were able to meet the Enterprise High School Student of the Month and her mother at the meeting on Wednesday. Also, Eric Peterson, the EHS Principal, is always a welcome guest.ImageImage
Enterprise Student of the Month at the Meeting Ronald Largent
Rotary is for all...including our own "girls"

 

This "group" was having a good time...and we could not pass up this photo....Image

Rotary is for all...including our own "girls" Ronald Largent
Chad and the Chief

We really had a good meeting with the Redding Police Chief, Chief Bob Paoletti...he did a great job of presenting the issues and the challenges of the RPD. We are very fortunate to have such a capable leader in our Police Department...and the Chief is always welcome to come and give the RER a briefing and update. Great job.

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Chad and the Chief Chad Thompson
Redding East Rotary Honors Foundation Donors
Marge Remedios, Ed Harrision, and Chad Thompson at our Annual Foundation Recognition Luncheon...last week. (Not good focus...but you see the folks)....Image
Redding East Rotary Honors Foundation Donors Ronald Largent
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Here it is....

A tragedy of love.

Peals forth a note so true.

A matter of degrees.

Four sides cut in two.

 

Answer at the meeting.....


 

Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Special Meeting with District Governor this week at RER
...and it was a great meeting with Laura Day....thanks for the presentation on Kenya...very impressive, and meaningful for all.
thanks for being part of our Club on this special day.

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Special Meeting with District Governor this week at RER Ronald Largent
Chad's Riddle of the Week

What is this?....

Sometimes it's just not working,

Sometimes it makes a flame.

Sometimes it really is a hit.

Sometimes it’s a rich claim.

Answer at the RER Club meeting on Wednesday....

 

Chad's Riddle of the Week Ronald Largent
Special Meeting with District Governor this week at RER
OK folks...if you have not seen Laura Day, our District Governor, in action...here is your chance. She is a dynamic speaker...as well as an "entertainer"...and she has a great message this week. You do not want to miss Laura on Wednesday...

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Special Meeting with District Governor this week at RER Ronald Largent
Melody Christianson and Think Pink
Melody did a super job of explaining the beginning of Think Pink...and how it has grown to a nationwide effort. Great job by Melody...and thanks for your hard work. and the work of all the volunteers.

We also had Students of the Week from both Enterprise and Liberty High Schools. Congratulations to these outstanding students. ImageImageImage
Melody Christianson and Think Pink Ronald Largent
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

 

Here it is for this week.....


You throw away the outside and cook the inside.

Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.

What did you eat?

 

Answer at the RER meeting this week.




Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
A message from Chad

ImageA message from our President.......

Fantasy Fountain is almost finished and down to one of the last components, which is the creation of the children's art mural on the water spray park's surface. Jerry Peters and Pat Wallner have both invest a lot of their time and resources on the project (thank you Jerry and Pat) and it is now time for us as a club to provide our help.

First, they need us to volunteer for 4-hour shifts during the community painting days, which are scheduled from Friday, Oct 19 through Saturday Nov 3rd. They specifically need our help on 10/23, 10/24, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1 and 11/2. During these 4-hour shifts, we’ll be helping families get their paints and paintbrushes, show them their lily pad or koi they’ll be painting and help paint waves and other art elements. To register to volunteer, please go to www.redding.com/fantasyfountain/form.

Second, there are 450 art elements still available for families to paint and write their children's/grandchildren’s name on it. This is a great family project and a fun way to put your families “stamp” on the new Fantasy Fountain. For more information, visit: www.redding.com/fantasyfountain.

Thank you,

Chad Thompson

A message from Chad Chad Thompson
Enterprise Students at the Meeting
We had a very interesting and well done program presented by the Enterprise High School students....on safety, correct actions to be safe, etc....
Thanks, Cathy, for arranging this for us...

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Enterprise Students at the Meeting Cathy Grindstaff
Great Meeting this Week at RER

 

We have planned a fantastic meeting for Rotary this Wednesday, one that no one will want to miss, especially the newer members.  We have some very special guests, some first time recognitions, tons of great information and because it is Halloween some TRICKS and some treats.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume if you feel comfortable doing so and be ready for a great time.

 

Great Meeting this Week at RER Margaret Remedios
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Good things come to those who wait,

At least those who wait well.

And to know just how they rate,

The ratio will tell.



Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Laura Day Program on Kenya

We had an outstanding program presented by Laura Day, our District Governor. The following links will take you to the videos that she presented. These kind of tell it all.

Mukuru: http://youtu.be/rHwWKiVaWNo

Backpack: http://youtu.be/vvtVTxgJgjU





Laura Day Program on Kenya Ronald Largent
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

 

What has a head,

A tail, is brown,

and has no legs?


This is a good one for all....answer on Wednesday...

Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Here it is folks...enjoy...and answer at the meeting Wednesday...

A scale that doesn’t show
your weight,

It’s a guide that often lies,

Takes three and turns them
into two,

And helps travelers be wise.




Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Special Olympics Report
 Friday night, October 5th...our Redding East Rotarians served another delicious lasagna dinner to approximately 170 Special Olympians. This is an annual dinner/dance to kick off a two day bowling tournament. The RER group included Brian Crume, Keith Ritter, Marge Remedios, Jim Murphy, Charlie and Judy Menoher, Todd Endres, Marge Beck and Jerry and Sally Peters. In addition, Marge Beck brought a special friend, Mady Beduneare (2004 Rotary French Exchange student) and her friend, Charles. The Rotarians fed them quickly to allow them to get on the floor when the music started....and it was a good time for all. Total cost for the event was $408....or $2.40/person...a good deal for all. Thanks to all for participating, and a special thanks to Jerry for his leadership. Another great event to benefit the youth of our area.
Special Olympics Report Gerald (Jerry) Peters
Wednesday Meeting Program


Cathy Grindstaff......has arranged for 2 Enterprise High students to speak about their recent trip to a Leadership conference in Disneyland.  They will be speaking about some of the things they have learned and what they can use this knowledge for.  These students belong to a group called “Friday Night Live.”  They will also speak about this organization and what they are doing in our community.

Should be a very interesting and informative program...see you then...


Wednesday Meeting Program Cathy Grindstaff
Wednesday Meeting Program

Thanks to Deb and her team for arranging the Wednesday program...presented by Adam Hilman from the Shasta County Schools office. Adam gave us a very good update on the status of County schools, and how they compare both in the state and nationally...and then went on to talk about the effect both pro and con of Proposition 30. Prop 30 will be on the November ballot...and will have a dramatic affect on our schools...and all are encouraged to study the issue and vote accordingly.

A great presentation, and feel free to call Adam at the County Schools office should you have any questions. And, also thanks to Cheryl Olson for the good introduction...and for the work you do as an administrator at the Enterprise Elementary School District.

Wednesday Meeting Program Deborah Engs
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Here it is for this week...this is a good one...be the lucky winner this Wednesday..

What goes in dry,

Comes out wet,

And leaves a warm satisfaction? 





Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Ducky Derby Time...is Upon Us...this Sunday
We had a great meeting and presentation by Tom Armelino....and then we talked about the Ducky Derby this Sunday. This is going to be a fun-filled day...and all are invited to be part of this fun day....

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Ducky Derby Time...is Upon Us...this Sunday Ronald Largent
Chad's "Riddle of the Week"

  • Though it’s not an ox, it has horns,
  • Though it’s not an ass, it has a pack-saddle,
  • And, wherever it goes it leaves silver behind.
  • What is it?

Be at the RER Meeting on Wednesday.....and give Chad the answer.

wh-4p-ol
Chad's "Riddle of the Week" Chad Thompson
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

This is a good one...answer at the meeting this Wednesday....

A householder

That gets laid.

Oft well endowed.

A face base made.





Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Program this Wednesday- Project Taken...

Jason and Team 3 will be bringing to us Mr. Cameron Gamble, speaking on the topic "Project Taken". Project Taken involves seminars to equip people with situational awareness...being aware of your surroundings and the dangers of violence and violent situations. As we all know...we live in a dangerous time, and we can each do something to better protect ourselves and our families and friends. Mr. Gamble will give us some good input on how  each one of us can be more aware of the situation we are in...and how we should act in that situation.

Should be a most interesting meeting....
Program this Wednesday- Project Taken... Jason Blake
Chad's "Riddle of the Week"

Mr. and Mrs. Lottakids have seven daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many children do Mr. and Mrs. Lottakids have?


wh-4pAnswer at the RER Club meeting on Wednesday.....

Chad's "Riddle of the Week" Chad Thompson
Strawberries..a great program!
Liz Ponce, one of the owners of Lassen Canyon Nursery here in Redding, gave an outstanding presentation on the strawberry "industry" here in the North State. Lassen Canyon Nursery is the largest grower of commercial strawberry plants in the world.  Each year Lassen produces just under 500 million strawberry plants for fruit growers and other nurseries located throughout the world.
Liz did an excellent job of presenting the company and what they do...and what an impact on the world...all based here in Redding. Thanks, Bill Wright, for arranging this program
Strawberries..a great program! Bill Wright
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

What…

always runs, but never walks,

often murmurs, but never talks,

has a bed, but never sleeps,

has a mouth, but never eats?






Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Here it is for this week at the RER meeting on Wednesday, September 19th...

What’s BLACK when you get it,

Red when you use it, and

White when you’re done with it?





Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Ronald Largent
Here's Chad...a Great First Meeting
The meeting was fun.....some great ideas...and some great leadership.....Chad is "off and running"...riddle and all.

This will be a very good year, as was last year, for the Redding East Rotary Club....and as Chad said..."WE are the Club".

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Here's Chad...a Great First Meeting Ronald Largent
Scotch for all...a real "hit" !!
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A very interesting program...with some "extra samples" to go along. Fun for all and thanks, Parrish, and Tom Smith...for making this happen
Scotch for all...a real "hit" !! Ronald Largent
Membership Meeting with Laura Day
ImageLaura Day visited our Club last week to talk about Membership and how her goal was to "grow the District". A well done meeting, and thanks to our RER Membership Committee for putting this together.
Membership Meeting with Laura Day Ronald Largent
Distracted Drivers Program Very Successful
ImageTwo weeks ago we had a very informative and valuable presentation on Distracted Drivers and Driving...presented by students that actually experienced "distracted driving". A well done program, and thanks to Cathy for putting this together.
Distracted Drivers Program Very Successful Cathy Grindstaff
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Here it is......

As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood, which was neither straight nor crooked.

What kind of wood was it?


Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

Here it is....

What is put on a table,

and cut, but never eaten?



Sounds easy....answer at the Meeting on Wednesday......

Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Chad Thompson
Chad Thompson Assumes Presidency of Redding East Rotary

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Chad Thompson Assumes Presidency of Redding East Rotary

Chad Thompson, owner of Redding Countertops, Inc, has just taken over as the 2012-2013 Redding East Rotary Club. Redding East Rotary is one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the North State, with over 90 members and meets weekly at the Riverview Country Club. The main community event for the Club, is the annual Ducky Derby, and last year the Redding East Rotary Club raised over $150,000 through the event that went directly back into our local schools and youth programs.

Chad was raised in the Redding area and graduated from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo. He then spent 16 years working in management with UPS, eventually working in Chicago, IL. He moved back to his hometown of Redding in 2006 and became part of the family business, Redding Countertops, Inc., and joined Redding East Rotary Club shortly after his return to Redding. Chad, and his wife, Catherine, a teacher at Grant School in Redding, have two daughters.

Chad has been very active in Rotary activities and is supported by an active Board of Directors, with Chris Carter being his key assistant as President Elect of the Club for the 2013-2014 year.

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Chad Thompson Assumes Presidency of Redding East Rotary Ronald Largent
Dave Ercolano Honored as Rotarian of the Year for RER



Dave Ercolano Selected Redding East Rotary “Rotarian of the Year”.

Dave Ercolano, a principle owner and manager of Coastal Business Systems in Redding, was recently honored at the Annual Presidents Banquet (aka: Demotion Dinner and Party) as the Rotarian of the Year by the Redding East Rotary Club.

Dave was raised in Rochester, New York and graduated in 1978 from the College of Environmental Science & Forestry with a Bachelor of Science degree in Resources Management. After Forest Service work in Colorado, Dave moved to California and has spent the last 30 years with Coastal Business Systems in sales and management.

Dave was born in New York of Italian descent, with his grandparents emigrating to the United States from Italy. He attended Catholic schools through high school and then graduating from college in 1978, he was planning on a career in the Forest Service. After moving to Northern California from Colorado, his plans changed and he started Coastal Business Systems in 1981 and the partnership is still growing, with stores in Redding and Chico. Dave moved from Chico to Redding in 1995 to run the Redding store, and joined Redding East Rotary that same year. Dave has been married to Kelli for 26 years and they have two boys.

In addition to Dave's active involvement with the Redding East Rotary, including a member of the Club Board of Directors, he is also on the Board of Regents for Turtle Bay Exploration Park and a member of the Northern Business Associates.

Dave's involvement with Redding East Rotary has been widespread and varied, from his assisting with the Annual Ducky Derby to being deeply involved in the membership drive for both his Club and for the 8 Clubs in the North State. He has been a tireless “behind the scenes” worker on the many projects that Rotary sponsors, and has been a regular “host family” for the International Exchange program here in Redding.

Dave Ercolano is the latest in a long list of Rotarian’s of the Year, including Marge Remedios, Chris Carter, Tom Price, Milt Schultz, Steve Pitman, and Marge Beck. The Club is honored to name Dave as the Rotarian of the Year for 2011.Image

Dave Ercolano Honored as Rotarian of the Year for RER Ronald Largent
Fred and the Riverview Country Club...Our Place
Each week we are very fortunate to have great service and a great environment and setting at our weekly meetings. Fred, our host, and his capable staff...are there to please. Almost every week, Fred mentions to me how courteous, friendly, and appreciative our Club is....and he serves a lot of folks each week. Please take a moment at one of the meetings and tell Fred how much you appreciate him and his staff. They are so pleasant even as they clear the tables, and it is easy to just say "Thanks, Fred....you are appreciated". Just some thoughts !! 
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Fred and the Riverview Country Club...Our Place Ronald Largent
Riddle of the Week from Chad
Here it is...and good luck. Chad will ask for the answer at the Club Meeting this Wednesday...

           oLr

           eltelteltelteltelteltelt

           eltelteltelteltelteltelt

           eltelteltelteltelteltelt

           Who am I?




Riddle of the Week from Chad Ronald Largent
Peter's Party....the RER Summer Social Event

Don't Forget...this Sunday, August 5th....

The Annual Redding East Rotary Peters BBQ and Party

as Jerry Peters says.....

"we have a great time at this party- something for everyone- MANY games, awards, swimming, hot tub, food, and surprises"

It is this Sunday, 8-5-12, and it all starts at 1:00 pm, at Jerry's lovely home and "party grounds", aka: "the back yard and pool area", and it is located  at 4870 Saratoga Drive.

A great time is in store for all...

Peter's Party....the RER Summer Social Event Gerald (Jerry) Peters
Program this Wednesday- Distracted Driving

DISTRACTED DRIVING
Teen drivers account for 12.6% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes.  The fatal crash rate among 16-19 year olds is four times that of older drivers.  Risk is the highest at age 16, when the fatal crash rate is 40% higher than for 18 year olds and 30% higher for 19 year olds.  Cell phones, speeding, and distractions from passengers are the leading contributors to vehicle crashes among teens.  When asked about the driving habits of Mom and Dad, 48% of teens witnessed their parents talking on a handheld phone in the previous 30 days and 15% saw them texting.  Whether you are a parent, friend, or sibling, set a good example.  Young people are watching.

Should be a great program...most interesting....and applicable these days.
 

Program this Wednesday- Distracted Driving Ronald Largent
Program this Wednesday- Dana Anderson
 This week we are privileged to have Dana Anderson, and the program was arranged by Carla Barrett.

Dana Anderson is president of VOICES. She began VOICES last year to develop an outreach of local survivors to speak out on behalf of family violence. VOICES is a national committee sponsored by the Verizon Foundation. The Shasta County VOICES committee is a group of local survivors that seek to educate the public about the effects of family violence, including elder abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Voices seeks to empower women and help them find their voice.

This should be a very interesting program.....
Program this Wednesday- Dana Anderson Ronald Largent
A Message from Our President on "Beer"

Greetings RER Members....and others...

You have now been presented with five Beers of the Week through our pre-meeting slideshows .  So now is the time to see if you can identify one of these beers during our first monthly blind beer tasting. 

The beer tasting is open to the FIRST 18 RER's that respond to the email and will be conducted at the beginning of this weeks meeting (8/15/12).  Don't worry, if you don't make it this go around, we'll be doing this again in September (and every month thereafter till June 2013)

What's in it for you:

You get to tasted (small taste) some darn good beer

Guess the right beer and your name will be entered into a quarterly drawing.

1st Prize:  $100 contribution towards your Paul Harris

2nd Prize:  A "very" special book written by one of your fellow RER friends

Hope everyone had a great weekend and remember, the first 18 people to respond get to participate in this weeks beer tasting so respond quickly!

Regards

Chad Thompson

 

A Message from Our President on "Beer" Chad Thompson
Riddle of the Week from Chad

Here it is...Chad will ask for the answer on Wednesday.....

It is greater than GOD,

It is more evil than the DEVIL,

The rich need it,

The poor have it,

If you eat it, you will die.

What is it?

 
This is a "tricky" one...so be prepared.....Answer at the Meeting.....

Riddle of the Week from Chad Ronald Largent
Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting

The person who makes it, doesn’t use it.

The person who uses it,
can’t see it or feel it

What is IT?


Answer at the Club Meeting this Wednesday....see you then!

Chad's Riddle of the Week...Answer at the Meeting Ronald Largent
Chad's "Riddle of the Week"
Each week, we will add a "riddle". This is Chad's thing...so ask him why....here is the riddle for this week:

If IT’s taken from a mine,

shut up in a wooden case,

and never released,

but used everyday…

…what is IT?


Now.....for those of you that ARE NOT into riddles....I will e-mail the answer, since this is the first week. But from here on....Chad will bring this up each week...so "be on your toes, etc"wh-4p
Chad's "Riddle of the Week" Ronald Largent
Dean Germano Speaks at Club Meeting
We had an excellent presentation from Dean Germano from Shasta County Health, and he gave an outstanding presentation on the new Health Reform plan. Lots of good questions and comments...and then good time around the table after the meeting. Thanks to Mike Young for arranging this program...it was a good one.
Dean Germano Speaks at Club Meeting Ronald Largent
Ducky Derby Time...

Greetings all...now that our two great events, the Demotion Dinner and the Flash Mob Dance on the Sundial Bridge by Allyn earlier today...are both history...we can turn our attention to our next "Big Event"...the Ducky Derby.

This Saturday, June 30th... at 9 AM on KRCR Radio, AM 1460, in Redding...Marge Beck will be my guest to talk about Ducky Derby. As part of the RER Public Relations program...this will be kind of a "kickoff" for the summer derby ticket sales.

So, listen in to Marge....and tell your friends....for this year could be the biggest Derby yet.

Thanks to all for the great participation at both the Demotion Dinner and the Turtle Bay luncheon and "show" today...and thanks to Bev for arranging this gorgeous setting on a gorgeous day.

Ron Largent

Ducky Derby Time... Ronald Largent
Demotion Fever....Spreading...Get It!

The "secret" is out.... DEMOTION FEVER IS SPREADING!  Ticket sales are picking up dramatically...but the big word is today....THE THEME OF THE EVENT....."LET'S GO FISHING".....



So, wear something "fishing"; bring something "fishing"; look like something "fishing".....and make a reservation now and then pay at the door. Could not be easier....from paying at the door or wearing something that is comfortable for "fishing:.  No suits, no ties, no slacks, no dresses (ladies)...just "fishing" hats, shirts, caps....etc...and bring along your "fishing" pole...as we will be right on the River at the Elks Club.



Don't miss this great event...June 23rd...fun starts at 6...dinner at 7...$20....such a deal!

Demotion Fever....Spreading...Get It! Ronald Largent
Blood Drive Today
Please do not forget if you are signed up for the Blood Drive at the Club today....starts at 11 AM....
Blood Drive Today Ronald Largent
Demotion Event...One That Will Be GREAT!

Hear ye...hear ye!

A big, big event is coming up...and coming up soon...and we need all members of Redding East Rotary to
 MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW....DON'T MISS THIS EVENT.

Each year, one of our "traditions" at our Club is "Demotion Day". This is a very special time in that we show our appreciation to our outgoing President for the many, many hours that she has spent on behalf of all of us and the Club...and we have a lot of fun doing it.

This year, that special date is

 June 23rd in the evening at the Elks Club in Redding...and now is the time to get your tickets.

And, this Special Date is going to feature a very, very special "skit" put on by our own "Redding East Rotary Players"...a newly formed group that is destined for Broadway with their "acting" ability.  And, this is not just a normal "dress as you are" affair. Dress for the evening is going to be "anything _________" (stay tuned for this, and best guess wins a "brownie button"). Decorations and all of the "trimmings" will be around this theme...so each of us can be part of it.

The dinner will be by one of the most famous and outstanding "chef's" in our area...and one of our own...so we all know it will be GREAT!....and the DESSERT will establish new standards for "the best in the west", or should it be "east". In addition to all of the "goodies", we will have some "Memory Moments" for Allyn to take with her...then we will also "RECOGNIZE"  our Rotarian of the Year. This is going to be a wonderful tribute evening, as well as a fun, fun night....that no one in Redding East Rotary will want to miss. A very special event for all.

So, NOW IS THE TIME to sign up...you can do it at the meeting on Wednesday....as we will have a place at the back table for you to "sign up".

Demotion Event...One That Will Be GREAT! Ronald Largent
Wednesday Meeting Program
We had an excellent presentation on AB 109, the State issue involving the release of prisoners back into the communities throughout California. Thanks to Vicki Abney and  Jennifer Cross, who can be reached at 530-225-2020 (should you have questions) for a clear and concise presentation....and thanks to Cathy for arranging the program. A lot of excellent information on the impact of this Bill on our area, on our jails, on our parole and probation system, and on our safety in general. Well done, folks.
Wednesday Meeting Program Ronald Largent
April 25th Program....Very Timely
This week we will hear about AB109 which is the prison realignment bill....and the implications for Shasta County. This is a very interesting, and to a degree controversial, bill... and our program will allow for comments and questions...and there will probably be plenty of both. As stated on the Governor's webpage...."AB 109 makes fundamental changes to California’s correctional system to stop the costly, ineffective and unsafe "revolving door" of lower-level offenders and parole violators through our state prisons". Should be interesting for all.  
April 25th Program....Very Timely Ronald Largent
Wednesday, April 18th Meeting
Our weekly meeting program this week was presented by Tom Smith, father of our own Tom Smith, on the subject of recycling, and Big Foot Recycling in particular. Tom is one of the owners of this family run business, and he did a great job of explaining the recycling process in the North State. With 21 sites in the area, and employing 45 workers, they average about 40 customers a day at each site. The company theme of convenience, courtesy, and cleanliness is enforced at each site. Tom made the point of the value and benefits of a good recycling program and mentioned how they work in close cooperation with all government agencies in assist folks in the recycling efforts. Thanks, Tom, for a very interesting program.
Wednesday, April 18th Meeting Ronald Largent
April Student of the Month
This month, Maddison Carroll, a senior at Enterprise High School, was the honoree, and Maddison was joined at the meeting by her parents, Bill and Jacki Carroll, along with RER friend and Principal at EHS, Eric Peterson. Maddison is 4.27 grade point average student; a member of the Varsity Volleyball team; Student Body Vice President; and VP of the EHS Interact Club. She will be attending UCSB studying Psychology and will her roommate will be a friend that she met at Camp Royal. Congratulations to Maddison. She is a superstar. .
April Student of the Month Ronald Largent
Welcome New Members
We welcome to Redding East Rotary...

Lisa Geraci, Jason Blake, Julie DePrada, and Todd Endres....

When you see them on Wednesday, please make them feel welcome to our great Club.
Welcome New Members Ronald Largent
April 11th Program Report
At our April 11th weekly meeting we had James Rickert make a presentation on the Slow Food Movement. This is an international program to increase awareness of good eating, nutrition, and good health in general. James is part of the ownership of Prather Ranch which is headquartered in McDoel, CA...so James knows the subject of quality foods very well. The movement itself is growing as more and more people become aware of good eating and nutrition habits. It was a very informative meeting, and if you know James please tell him how much we appreciated the information.
April 11th Program Report Ronald Largent
April 18th...All About Recycling
On April 18th, the weekly Wednesday's meeting with feature the topic "All About Recycling" presented by Big Foot Recycling. This should be most interesting as we hear what the latest is on procedures, legal implications, and what the business is all about. Tom Smith is coordinating what should be a very good program. Last week, Fantasy Fountain at Kid's Kingdom was so well presented...and two weeks ago we had the excellent presentation of College Options...so we are "on a run" of good programs...and this week will be no different. Invite friends...they can be part of this fun, fellowship, and great food. See you Wednesday at noon. 
 
April 18th...All About Recycling Ronald Largent
Redding East Rotary Facebook page is alive and needs your input!
All members are urged to visit our Facebook page...and "Like" it.  Redding East Rotary is the address on Facebook.
Redding East Rotary Facebook page is alive and needs your input! Ronald Largent
April 11th...Slow Food Movement is the Program
This week will be hearing about the Slow Food Movement, which is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic organization that supports a biodiverse,  sustainable food supply, and rediscovery of the pleasures of the table.

Carlo Petrini founded Slow Food as a response to the opening of a McDonald's in Rome's historic Piazza di Spagna in 1986. Since then, Slow Food has grown into an international movement with more than 83,000 members in 100 countries worldwide International Slow Food Movement.

As Dick Yoder says...the program is about " better nutrition and healthy eating"

This should be a very interesting program...that I, for one, have never heard about...and we have a chapter here in Redding. See you at the meeting. 
April 11th...Slow Food Movement is the Program Ronald Largent
BLOOD DRIVE...THIS WEDNESDAY , April 11th...at the Club
Frank has continued to do a great job with our Club Blood Drive .... he makes it "so easy to give blood"....so sign up on-line, or call Frank...it starts at 11 AM before the Club meeting at noon. 
BLOOD DRIVE...THIS WEDNESDAY , April 11th...at the Club Ronald Largent
OUR FUTURE LEADER AT PETS!

 

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OUR FUTURE LEADER AT PETS!
Women Fund Forum -- REACH HIGHER SHASTA
On Monday, March 26, 2012 The Women’s Fund will host a Community Forum

"Raising the Bar for Our Children and Schools: Reach Higher Shasta".

The forum is about the Shasta County-wide initiative that strengthens the K-12 public school curriculum.   The groups is encouraging the business community to attend the forum to learn about this important local effort to ensure that our students are better prepared for post secondary options that include college or career training. RSVPs are due by March 23, 2012 by calling 244-1219 or emailing womensfund@shastarcf.org.
Women Fund Forum -- REACH HIGHER SHASTA
FEBRUARY 8, 2012 -- MEETING NOTES

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER – March 10, 2012
This has to be one of the best RER events.  Have dinner with three other couples, who you don’t know in advance are coming with a mystery host/hostess as well.  What a great way to get to know other Rotarians in a more intimate setting than a huge party.  Interested?  Call Marge Remedios to sign up!

CRAB FEED
Charlie Menoher thanked all those Rotarians who volunteered to help at the Shasta Women’s Refuge Crab Feed.

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 -- MEETING NOTES Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- January 4, 2012

Andy Main's team (don't know their name) hosted the meeting.

The birthday table was extremely full for January - Ed Harrison notably commented that he is "now eligible for MediCare."

Announcements: blood drive at next week's meeting, times still available.

Connect with Charlie M re: Shasta Women's Refuge Crab Feed first weekend in February

Vote: The "pending" slate of officers were unanimously approved.

Recognitions: Deb Engs for her SoCal visit to meet her future inlaws that culminated in her first-ever skydiving jump; Bev Stupek & Pat Wallner re: Redding visit by CA State Chamber of Commerce President; Carla Barrett re: recurring article (co-written by others) in the Record Searchlight; Rotary's North State 8 recognized in Enjoy Magazine

Dan Curry introduced student of the month from Liberty Christian: Courtney McFarley.

 50/50: still unclaimed and growing each week!

Program: Gatekeeper program/project for older adults, spearheaded by COMPASS.  You can support the program/project by patronizing Grace Place (tea shop & boutique located in old "Thompson House" at Pine and Butte).  The organization offers training for businesses to educate their employees on being Gatekeepers.

MEETING NOTES -- January 4, 2012 Jennifer Powell
ROTARY NOTES - November 16, 2011

CHRISTMAS PARTY – December 16th at Tierra Oaks Country Club.  Call Sue Metcalfe at 605-9757 for details.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS – Set up and delivery is December 21st.  Call Kurt Mitchell at 351-5575 for details.

ANGEL TREE tags will be available starting the last week of November.  Be sure and pick one up and help make the Christmas for some child.

READING ROTARIANS – Jim Murphy reported that the Reading Rotarians is going well, but the schools could always use additional help.  Contact Jim if you would like to volunteer to read to children in our area schools.

ROTARY NOTES - November 16, 2011 Denise Yergenson
CLIFF DOCHTERMAN VISIT

 The following notes were taken by RER member Ron Largent...

 The evening with Cliff Dochterman at the Cascade Theater was a "Night to Remember" for me...as a new Rotarian. I had heard that Cliff was a good speaker...but after hearing this 87 year old "wonderman", I consider him a GREAT speaker. His ability to keep the audience laughing at one joke after another, as part of his "warm-up", is just amazing. Many of us have heard jokes in various venues...some jokes funny and some not so funny...but with Cliff, every joke (or story) gets a laugh. The stories that he ties in with his jokes are so good...you almost think they are real stories...and some are, which makes it even better.

 

Well, the night started with each of the sponsoring eight Rotary Clubs playing a part in the pre-lude to Cliff, including a new member induction with Cliff as the induction officer. Pretty memorable for all of us, not just the new members. All of the Presidents did very well with their respective parts...and then District Governor Dave Dacus introduced Cliff. Cliff did not need an introduction to many, but for us that are new, to hear of his background from his beginnings in Delaware, Ohio to his Assistant to the President of the University of California position...then to hear of his accomplishments as the President of Rotary International...the man has a most distinguished career. Again, an amazing man.

 

As Cliff told of his travels in his international role; as he related visiting Rotary projects all over the world; and as he related his strong and forceful opinion that "real happines is helping others", I just thought how privileged and fortunate I was to be able to literally sit "at the feet" of this master. A wonderful experience for me, and I'm sure, for many others. One that I will not forget.

 Ron 

CLIFF DOCHTERMAN VISIT Ronald Largent
MEETING NOTES -- October 5, 2011

Team 5 (Marge Beck as leader) hosted and the Blood Drive was held.

 

ANNOUCEMENTS:   Jim Salini is an inpatient at Northern California Rehab Hospital after a fall through his metal shed.  Call for visitation availability.

 

Reminder about Oct 20th event at Cascade Theater, hosted by North State 8, Rotary.  International President Cliff Dochterman will speak.

 

Community Builder: Lynn Fritz, MA, LCSW – presented by Marge Beck

 

RECOGNITIONS:

·         Curtis Newcomb: Tinman Triathlon & 2 weeks with wife in Tuscany

·         Jim Westerburg: Jim cancelling Team 4 social at CR Gibbs, notifying everyone except our RER President, who was alone except for Stella (Artois, that is).  Allyn also shared her suspicions about Jim’s involvement with the bell’s disappearance.

·         On that note, Michelle Nystrom was recognized for O2 Staffing’s half-page article w/o RER being mentioned – and the fact that upon magnification by Allyn, O2 Staffing’s business logo could be seen in a photo of the bell posted on Facebook.

·         Pat Beasley: trip to British Columbia (although a large percentage of the trip’s duration was burning diesel to/fro)

·         Jim Murphy: 4 weeks in Montana

 

PROGRAM:  Robin Schrock, Trinity River Restoration Project

MEETING NOTES -- October 5, 2011 Jennifer Powell
DUCKY DERBY MAKES THE NEWS!

The following link will take you to a story about our very own Ducky Derby.  A special thanks to Tom Smith who is the brains behind the publicity!

 http://www.redding.com/news/2011/aug/31/its-time-for-ducky-derby-550/

 

 

DUCKY DERBY MAKES THE NEWS! K. Thomas Smith
MEETING NOTES - December 28, 2011
Today’s meeting was brought to us by Team 8 the Red Neck & Company. 

BLOOD DRIVE – January 11, 2012. Sign up now with Frank Lehmann.  Call 241-2596.

DUCKY DERBY AWARDS MEETING – January 25, 2012 at Enterprise High School.

MEETING NOTES - December 28, 2011 Denise Yergenson
DEMOTION PHOTOS
The Demotion photos are now on the website for your viewing pleasure.  Look to the upper right corner and click on "DEMOTION".
DEMOTION PHOTOS Denise Yergenson
THE BELL IS ON FACEBOOK

Visit the Redding East Rotary bell on Facebook.  Just search for "Rotary Bell" from you FB page!  The bell is in need of help getting out a dark garage!

 

Rotary Bell 

THE BELL IS ON FACEBOOK Denise Yergenson
THIS IS WHAT ROTARY IS ALL ABOUT!

Last week, Randall Yelverton, a Redding Rotarian and host parent to an exchange student from Columbia, took the three students from our area clubs on the road trip of all time.  This is what being a Rotarian is and should be all about.  He went out of his way to show these students a great time and help them explore the great Bay Area.  It takes Rotary members like Randall to make our clubs great!   We also need to thank Mary Burger for picking these kids up in Benecia on Monday and bringing them home.  Again, a great Rotarian.

Here's a copy of the e-mail Randall sent to all of us directly involved with the Exchange program. Photos are in the photo section!   I told him he needed to guide another tour for all the of us!

THIS IS WHAT ROTARY IS ALL ABOUT! Denise Yergenson
SPECIAL OLYMPICS REPORT

Friday night August 26, 2011, Redding East Rotarians served another delicious lasagna dinner to approximately 175 Special Olympians. This is their annual dinner/dance to kick off a two day bowling tournament. The RER crew included Tom Smith, Marge Remedios, Charlie Menoher, Martha McCoy, Bev and Sonny Stupek, Cheryl Olson and Jerry and Sally Peters. The athletes were seated at 6:00 and we fed them, cleaned up and were finished by 7:30. The dancing started and we skipped out. The cost for this event is $431.00 which amounts to $2.46 per dinner. Not bad. Thanks to all. It’s a great job and very much appreciated. This was Tom and Cheryl’s first Special Olympics dinner so now that they know what to do, we might put them in charge next year!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS REPORT Gerald (Jerry) Peters
On ODE to the bell!
Oh, Whoa is me...whoa is me,
I've lost the bell to one of thee,
It was a "He" said Lee.
He sauntered out, it perched on shoulder, with bended knee,
in a blue shirt, about forty, not too tall said she.
Must have happend when I had to take a P__.
She said his locks were brownish-ee.
Sounds like a super sluth job for the President to be.
With Love from me,
 
Allyn Clark
Rotary Club of Redding East
On ODE to the bell! Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- July 20, 2011

PETERS/MURPHY FAMILY PICNIC – August 7th at the home of Jerry Peters.  Family fun for all!  Please call Jerry Peters (222-0353) or Jim Murphy (547-4421) to let them know that you plan on attending. 

 

DUCKY DERBY:  WE STILL NEED SPONSORSHIPS.  Please review the list you were sent and give updates to Marge Beck.  Sell your Ducky Derby tickets!  If you don’t have them yet, check with your Team Leader.

 

DISTRICT AWARDS:  The Ducky Derby won “Best Fundraiser”, Charlie Mehoner won a “Presidential Citation” for many things and the club won the “Service Award” mainly for the smoke detector project.

 

Laura Redwine and Jenn Powell were presented with their “Big Girl Badges”.

MEETING NOTES -- July 20, 2011 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - July 13, 2011

Team 2 --

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE JULY BIRTHDAY FOLKS…Marge Beck, Bill Brown, Dave Ercolano, Brian Gibson, Steve Robertson and Jeff Vieira.

 

The Peters/Murphy Family Picnic is August 7th at the home of Jerry Peters.  Food, fun and family (Rotary Family too!).  Let Jerry Peters of Jim Murphy know if you plan on attending and how many in your party.

 

Craig Carrel needs about four people to help with back up for the back table.  PLEASE contact Craig if you are able to help.

 

IT’S ALMOST DUCKY DERBY TIME – Barb White will be giving each team leader tickets for all of us.  Turn in your money to your TEAM LEADER, not Barb, so they can keep track of sales.  The big day is SEPTEMBER 25TH.  Mark your calendars now.  It takes all of us to make this happen.

 

MEETING NOTES - July 13, 2011 Denise Yergenson
Party Lady is looking for decorations

To My fellow Redding East party going Rotarians:

I know we have a virtual treasure trove of RER decorations from events past which are collecting dust under beds, in attics, garages, etc.  So, if you have such items please let me know as I am going to inventory our party supplies and decorations and get them into a retrievable inventory. (that is why I have a barn....) Please do not include any old spiders or mice......

 Thank you for your help everyone to get this done by the first of August.

Sue Metcalfe 605-9757 phone or smetcalfe@peak.org

Party Lady is looking for decorations
Peters/Murphy FAMILY Picnic
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Join Jerry Peters and Jim Murphy for the...

3rd Annual

PETERS - MURPHY FAMILY PICNIC

Sunday, August 7, 2011 -- 1 p.m. to ???

SWIMMING, GAMES, AWARDS, FOOD, SURPRISES

More information and sign up sheets coming soon! 

 

Peters/Murphy FAMILY Picnic
MEETING NOTES – June 15, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Parrish Malson thanked all those who participated in Sober Grad at Enterprise High School.

 

According to Tom Price the golf tournament was a great success with 20 golfers.  There was a tie for 1st place.  Sorry, didn’t get all the names but I know that Jim Westerberg and Allyn Clark were on one team with two other players and Charlie Menoher, Jim Salini, Curtis Newcomb and Bill Brown might have been the other team.

 

Barb White has Ducky Derby tickets ready for you to sell.

MEETING NOTES – June 15, 2011 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - June 8, 2011

It was HANNAH’S DAY!  Hannah Weilguny, our foreign exchange student for this year is leaving us today and made her final presentation to RER. We will miss her.  Hannah has definitely been one of the best exchanges the club has experienced.  All the kids are great, Hanna was exceptional.  Her guests for the day included her best friend, her parents, her brother and his girlfriend, her little sister and a friend from home.  A special thanks to the three host families who helped make Hannah’s stay great and to all of you who found a way to include her in your life this past year.

 

We had visiting dignitaries today from the District 5160.  District Governor Nominee for 2012, Laura Day and Assistant District Governor, Sheila Hurst.

MEETING NOTES - June 8, 2011 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES

ALLYN'S FIRST MEETING -

President Allyn Clark conducted her first meeting with Team 1 in the lead.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  The Peters/Murphy Family Picnic is August 7th at the home of Jerry Peters.  Food, fun and family (Rotary Family too!).  Let Jerry Peters of Jim Murphy know if you plan on attending and how many in your party.

 

The District Awards banquet will be held in Corning on July 9th.

 

District Governor will visit on August 10th

 

RECOGNITION:  Apparently Milt Schultz attended a Northern Valley Catholic Social Services event and had his photo taken with another woman.  He claims Nancy know about it but paid $50 just the same.

MEETING NOTES Denise Yergenson
My (Spooky) Hawaiian Vacation or "No Mai Tais here!"

This is just too good to leave out of the bulletin.   This could only happen to Marilyn Wooley...

 

Dear Redding East Rotarians,

 

I'm sure you all think I'm lying around on the beach drinking Mai Tais whenever I visit Hawai'i, but au contraire mes amis Rotarian, this is more like it. My flight from Sacramento to Hawai'i on Thursday was uneventful, too uneventful in fact. I should have suspected the gods had more exciting plans for me.

 

Thursday evening is pleasant. My family and I eat at a local Chinese place and get home before a storm. I'm tired and head to bed early (California is three hours ahead of Hawaii). 3 AM: I'm practically blasted out of bed by a white-hot flare of lightening immediately followed by a heart-stopping thunderclap right over the house accompanied by the haunting strains of Petee the Peacock screaming, “H-e-e-e-e-e-l-l-l-l-l-p! H-e-e-e-e-l-l-l-l-l-p!” Okay, I’m half asleep, looking around like one does on the first night in a strange place, and wondering, “Where the hell am I? And why?” Boris Karloff was nowhere to be seen so I eventually figure out I'm reasonably safe. The lightning and thunder storm is epic.

 

My (Spooky) Hawaiian Vacation or "No Mai Tais here!"
A message from Marilyn Traugott
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Hello Everyone,

  

As I get ready this weekend for my departure Monday evening, I feel I’ve neglected you.  This has been my longest stay in South Africa (almost 4 months) and I’ve written less often than any other time.  I’ll spare you the same old excuse but apologize nevertheless.  It has been a different kind of experience this time in that I didn’t do quite so many task oriented things, but once that Arts for Health project ended – and that took a solid month and a half – most of my time was spent in the role of some combination of mentor/coach/counselor/advocate/mom/friend to a spectrum of people including our management team, staff, and kids in the neighborhood who attend our Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. 

  

Loveline Madumo, the opera singer I wrote about last time, was so touched by the OVC girls I brought to the fundraiser last month that she invited me to bring as many of the kids as I can to a full-scale performance of her group, Black Tie Ensemble (you can Google it) at the State Theatre in Pretoria tomorrow.  The car I drive can only fit four or five kids, so I went to the taxi rank last week and persuaded one of the drivers to pick us up at King’s Hope and take us.  That would now be me and sixteen kids between the ages of about 11 – 15.  I could have taken one less kid to make room for another adult to help herd them as needed, but I want to take as many kids as possible, so I persuaded the taxi driver to give us a reduced rate in exchange for a free ticket.  I didn’t mention the herding to him but the kids won’t know that.  Because Loveline does outreach to the underprivileged in the townships, Black Tie Ensemble will pay for the [minibus] taxi.  That was an unexpected bonus.

A message from Marilyn Traugott
RER in the News!
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Wow!  Put Tom Smith in charge of Public Relations and things happen.  Look at the great news coverage he got for Redding East Rotary.

http://www.redding.com/news/2011/may/24/redding-east-rotary-awards-more-than-14000-in-scho/ 

RER in the News!
MEETING NOTES -- June 1, 2011

ANNOUCEMENTS:  Lunch vouchers are available for potential new members.  See Dave Ercolano for details.

 

The Secret Location/Themed Demotion is planned for Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  Details to follow, you won’t want to miss this event.

 

The Business of the Year nominations are in, after mailing 600 letters.  Fifteen nominees will be selected from in the next few weeks.

 

Sign up for next week’s BLOOD DRIVE, June 8th.  See Frank Lehmann for details.

MEETING NOTES -- June 1, 2011
MEETING NOTES --

Today's meeting was brought to us by Team 9 and it was a FIFTH WEDNESDAY event.

 

President Menoher welcomed past and retired member Terry Rust, who was visiting from Tahoe.

 

Hannah will be attending a meeting on Saturday with the current exchange students in the District and with the outbound students for next year.  A crash course on what it's like to be an exchange student.

MEETING NOTES -- Denise Yergenson
A thank you from Bev Stupek

HUGE THANKS to all who participated in an especially successful Guess Who's Coming to Dinner this weekend!  We had an historic number of participants, made possible only by the extraordinary generosity of our RER hosts!  On behalf of the entire club, thanks to each and every one of you!!

In addition, I'd like to extend extreme gratitude to the fabulous committee that put the event together this year -- to Martha McCoy-Nagel and, especially, to Marge Remedios - who stepped up to take over last minute details when I was laid up longer than expected - and to our incomparable Committee Chair Charlie Clinkenbeard, the actual CREATOR of this special RER event!!!!!  As Martha put it, we three ladies were proud to serve as "Charlie's Angels" for the 2011 GWCTD!

Thanks again everyone,

Bev

Rotary Club of Redding East

A thank you from Bev Stupek
Quick Action Needed for Extraordinary Experience

MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.howardtours.net/new_page_3.htm

 

The purpose of this correspondence is to invite you to participate in an opportunity for an extraordinary Rotary experience.  This is a great opportunity to see a beautiful and diverse country while also having entry to the wonderful work being done by Rotarians far from your home. 

 

Quick Action Needed for Extraordinary Experience
District Govenor's Message

An update from District Govenor Karl Diekman...

Governor's African Adventure

Last chance to sign up for the Governor's African Adventure July 20 to August 2, 2011. Sign up by April 1, 2011 to help Governor Karl distribute 5,000 dictionaries to children in and around Livingston, Zambia. No trip to Africa would be complete without a trip down the Zambezi River or a safari drive in Chobe National Park. Complete the attached application and mail before April 1, 2011. For Information call Steve at Woodland Travel 530-662-5491.

District Govenor's Message
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
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A Big Thank You to all those who participated in the 2011 edition of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER last Saturday.

 

Special Thanks to the 6 Hosts for an outstanding job well done:

 

Marge & Steve Beck                      Charlie & Jean Clinkenbeard

Brian & Doreen Crume                    Russ & Ruth Duclos

George & Bev Sisterhenm               Marge Remedios & Bev Stupek

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Another successful feeding of 350 Special Olympic athletes was completed on Sunday, March 20th, at their basketball tournament at Enterprise High School.  Saturday morning the sandwiches were made by Marge Remedios,  Frank Strazzarino, Tyler Nichols, Chad Thompson, Jim Westerberg, Charlie Menoher, Denise Yergenson, Les Melberg, Thomas Smith, Carol Murphy, Jim Cloney, Marge Beck, Kurt Mitchell (briefly to help eat the pizza) and Jerry & Sally Peters.   Sandwiches were made in under an hour!  We then enjoyed pizza, beer and sodas.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
DUCKY DERBY SPONSOR FORMS
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The Ducky Derby 2011 Sponsors forms are in the download section of the webpage!  for more information contact Marge Beck.
DUCKY DERBY SPONSOR FORMS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It's been a while since I've had time to type up Meeting Notes, so this is an IMPORTANT INFORMATION article!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

BLOOD DRIVE:   March 23rd.  Contact Frank Lehmann to reserve your spot.

 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY:  You should have received via e-mail a note from me with the Membership Directory attached.  Please take a moment to look over your information and let me know if you have any updates.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - March 16, 2011

The Magnificent Seven brought the meeting to us this week.  That's my team so I thought it was an awesome meeting all around.  Oh...and team leader Mary Burger had perfect team attendance.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:  Threats work.  Since your editor threatened you with possible fines from the Prez, most of you came through.  There are just a few hold outs on updating their information.  Remember, you can send me changes, update the webpage yourself or call me and tell me there are not changes.  If we don't hear from you in two more weeks, Charlie will be fining.            

MEETING NOTES - March 16, 2011 Denise Yergenson
Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery

In response to the massive earthquake off of the coast of Japan and the resulting tsunami on 11 March 2011, the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) are temporarily accepting contributions to help fund Rotary projects for longer-term disaster recovery efforts in Japan and the Pacific island nations impacted by the earthquake and tsunami.  The Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery Fund opened on 11 March 2011 and contributions received will be available to match cash and DDF contributions during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Rotary years.

Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery
MEETING NOTES
MEETING NOTES Tammy Miller
WEBPAGE TUTORIAL

A PDF document that helps you navigate the main page of the RER website in in the downloads section.  Periodic tutorials will be given at the meetings withe PDF documents posted here for help later!

WEBPAGE TUTORIAL Denise Yergenson
I-House Visit to Redding in March

The 58th Berkeley International House Visit to Redding

March 19th to 24th, 2011

If you are interested in being a host please contact Les Melburg, Mike Wells or Martha McCoy-Nagel

I-House Visit to Redding in March Denise Yergenson
Thank you letters...Event Photos
Thank you letters from two of Redding East Rotary's scholarship recipients and photos from the December 22nd meeting and gift basket assembly/delivery are available in the download section at the bottom right of the main webpage.
Thank you letters...Event Photos Denise Yergenson
Global Grant Scholarship
Global Grant Scholarship Denise Yergenson
An update from Randall Hempling

Here's an update from an upbeat and positive Randall Hempling.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers are he finishes his treatment...

An update from Randall Hempling
Meeting Notes - December 22, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to us by Team 5 – The High Fives and high fives were had by all!  Good thing I practice those with the dog during football games!

 

Next week the club is DARK.  DON'T COME TO ROTARY!  

Meeting Notes - December 22, 2010 Denise Yergenson
BOULDER CREEK MOM'S SPEECH
Following is a copy of the speech given by Michelle Nystrom, a mom from Boulder Creek School, our number one duck selling school...
BOULDER CREEK MOM'S SPEECH
DUCKY DERBY AWARDS
DUCKY DERBY AWARDS Denise Yergenson
A note from Randall Hempling

Following is a note from Randall to Ed Harrison. He still has his great sense of humor!

 

Sitting here hairless, and not just on my head so much anymore as the rest is going.  Suffering edema from steroids and looking like a fat gay swim star because they make me eat all the time.  Aside from that doing just grand on this trip.  Tumor in neck indefinable and doc says we may stop at 4 treatments rather than 6 since we have this thing on the run.  Each treatment is more tiring but plan to be back at work by mid February.  Still in touch and managing contracts etc. at the hospital so not too bored.

 

We've bought Rosetta Stone which should get here this week so the next two months we will be learning Spanish (Latin American) so I can learn what the housekeepers are saying, but as soon as this is over I'm going to need four days of live poker to ease back into life.  

 

Really happy with all the genuine support from all of you and the great friends and team at the hospital, keeps me fired up.  Thanks

 

Love Ya....Randall

A note from Randall Hempling
MEETING NOTES – November 17, 2010

Bob Short of Golden, Colorado presented President Charlie Menoher with a banner from his club and our President gave him our RER banner to take back to Colorado.

 

Our newest member, Jenn Powell was the M&M pitcher of the day and she has quite an arm. Apparently training is going better!

 

MEETING NOTES – November 17, 2010 Denise Yergenson
The Queen Ducks Speech from the Ducky Derby Awards

The primary purpose of Rotary is SERVICE.  Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries.

The Queen Ducks Speech from the Ducky Derby Awards Margaret (Marge) Beck
RECENT PHOTOS
A PowerPoint presentation with recent meeting photos is available in the Download Section of the webpage.  Main Page at the bottom on the right.
RECENT PHOTOS Denise Yergenson
QUARTERLY REPORT FROM SPAIN!

News from our outbound exchange student, Emily!

Hello All!

As the time flies by, I realize that I have to write my quarterly report letter. First I would like to say thank you, again, SO MUCH. I don't think I could have asked for a better year in my life. This first month in Marbella, Spain has been a dream come true. The people, Rotary club, school, host family, and new friends have all been amazing.

QUARTERLY REPORT FROM SPAIN!
MEETING NOTES

Following are meeting notes from the December 1st and December 15th meetings!

December 1, 2010  

Today's meeting was brought to us by the Top Rank Rotarians and led by Glenn Rank.

 

Maggie John will be taking a leave of absence.

 

Randall Hempling's spirits are high as he completes his chemotherapy.  A fun note from Randall is available on the webpage.

MEETING NOTES Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - November 10, 2010

Team Nine East hosted our Veteran's Day meeting – led by captain Gordon Flinn.  Realtor and community volunteer extraordinaire Barbara Harrison was honored as this week's Community Builder. She's given decades of service to youth, most recently through her volunteer work with Kool April Nites,  Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Shasta County Women's Refuge and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

MEETING NOTES - November 10, 2010 Bev Stupek
Drug Drop Boxes get an editorial

The Record Searchlight did an editorial about the drop boxes today!

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/nov/29/drug-disposal-is-bright-idea-but-will-it-work/

Drug Drop Boxes get an editorial Denise Yergenson
DRUG BOXES MAKE THE NEWS...
Redding East Rotary's Drug Disposal Box project has made the news.  The program was featured in a Record Searchlight story last weekend and hopefully the City Council will approve the Redding Police Departments funding this week.  Read the full story at:  http://www.redding.com/news/2010/nov/13/redding-considers-keeping-permanent-lid-on-drugs/
DRUG BOXES MAKE THE NEWS...
NEW PHOTOS
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Check out the recent meeting photos in the PHOTO JOURNAL!
NEW PHOTOS
MEETING NOTES -- October 27, 2010

The MAGNIFICENT Seven lead the meeting today without their fearless leader, Maggie John, and with a lot of trading of job duties.

The M&M Team did much better today.  Must have practiced.

One more week until the District Conference, still time to sign up.

MEETING NOTES -- October 27, 2010 Denise Yergenson
$5 MINIMUM

Discussion was held at Tuesday's Board meeting about re-instating the $5 minimum charge at regular club meetings.  Beginning November 3, 2010, members will be required to pay $5 at the door.  If you choose to have cookies and coffee, the $5 will go to Riverview, if you don't have cookies and coffee the $5 goes to the club for operating expenses.

$5 MINIMUM
MEETING NOTES - October 13, 2010

Team 5 – The High Fives

Team Captain – Chad Thompson

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Allyn Clark reminded everyone about the upcoming District Conference in November.  Check the webpage for more details.

MEETING NOTES - October 13, 2010 Denise Yergenson
SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September Financial Statements are available for review in the "DOWNLOAD" section of the website.

SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Ducky Derby Photos in the Record Searchlight
Check out the "Scene" section of today's Record Searchlight.  Okay, they didn't get DADDU right or mention that Hannah is the exchange student, but hey the photos are there!
Ducky Derby Photos in the Record Searchlight Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - September 29, 2010

Don't forget the District Conference is November 4 – 6th in Sacramento.  For more details visit the District website or contact Allyn Clark.

 

Frank Lehmann thanked everyone for helping with the Duck Sticking.  It was not a record time, but went very well for sticking more than 42,000 duckies.

 

MEETING NOTES - September 29, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES – September 22, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to us by the Top Ranked Rotarians.

 

Announcements:  Services for Virgil Weld will be held on October 2, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at the Redding Elks Lodge. 

 

If you are interested in attending the District Conference in November, please visit the website for details or contact Allyn Clark.

 

MEETING NOTES – September 22, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - November 3, 2010

Today's meeting was hosted by Team 8, The Crazy Eights.

 

Past President Keith Ritter was back to M&M throwing honors.  Some Rotarians think he better go back into M&M spring training with his new recruits.

 

Four members are attending the District Conference this weekend.

MEETING NOTES - November 3, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - October 20, 2010

Today's meeting was hosted by Team 6 under the direction of Curtis Newcomb.

 

After introductions were made it was determined that the M&M Tossing Team is in need of some Fall Training.  Leader Keith Ritter was planning on a "pitching" clinic after the meeting.

 

Allyn Clark announced that she has 22 bottles of Rotarian donated wine to take to the District Conference.  Thank you all you contributed.

MEETING NOTES - October 20, 2010 Denise Yergenson
DOUBLE YOUR PAUL HARRIS POINTS
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In honor of World Polio Day on October 24, The Rotary Foundation is offering double Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Points under the following conditions:

For contributions made from October 18-24, 2010.

For online only contributions of US$100 or more f or the $200 Million Challenge to eradicate polio.

Online contributions can't be made on behalf of another individual, club, or district.

Promotional recognition points should appear within four to six weeks

The announcement is online at (click here)

DOUBLE YOUR PAUL HARRIS POINTS
News from Governor Diekman
Fellow Rotarians:

World Polio Day - Sunday October 24

Sunday, October 24 is World Polio Day. You can help celebrate by joining Rotarians from Northern California Districts and beyond for a day of fun in San Francisco. Led by Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith, we will parade from Pier 39 to the Ferry Terminal where in the early evening President Ray will light up the tower with the world famous "End Polio Now" logo. To find more information and to register please follow this link:

http://rotary5160.org/bugle/oct-24-golden-gate-bridge-walk/

News from Governor Diekman Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES – October 6, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to us by Team 4 and team captain Eric Smith.

President Menoher thanked Marge Beck for her fitting tribute to Virgil Weld at his recent memorial service.  In the true spirit of Virgil, his family presented each attendee with a cork screw/church key, which was a favorite item for Virg to collect.  He will be truly missed by Redding East Rotary and all those who know him.

MEETING NOTES – October 6, 2010 Denise Yergenson
21st Anniversary Ducky Derby a Success
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PHOTOS IN THE DOWNLOAD SECTION!

 

The Redding East Rotary Ducky Derby was a great success with 41,942 ducks dropped from the Diestlehorst Bridge making their way into the nets.  The duckies were out to help our local youth.  Substance Abuse Prevention and Youth development are the purpose for the funds raised by this event.  

21st Anniversary Ducky Derby a Success Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - August 18, 2010

Today's regular meeting was brought to us by Team 7, the MAGnificent Seven lead by none other than MAGgie John. The meeting was held at Caltrans, courtesy of team member Denise Yergenson with catering by Dill's Deli.  The program was presented by Skyway Products, a local manufacturing company which makes plastic wheels and exports all over the world.

 

MEETING NOTES - August 18, 2010 Denise Yergenson
DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Catch up with old friends and stay abreast of Rotary happenings.  Karl Diekman, 2010/11 District Governor, and his wife Hiromi invite you to register for the annual District Governor's conference in downtown Sacramento.

Visit the following links for information on the Golf Tournament and Conference Registration.

Register NOW

for 2010 District Conference - Sacramento - November 04, 2010 -- http://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/Main.cfm?FuseAction=Event&EventID=77136252&UserID=800073644

Register NOW

for Rancho Murieta Golf at District Conference November 4 - November 04, 2010 -- http://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/Main.cfm?FuseAction=Event&EventID=77143124&UserID=800073644
DISTRICT CONFERENCE Denise Yergenson
A Ducky Derby Princess has arrived!
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Ducky Queen Marge Beck was on hand to welcome and be part of the birth of her newest granddaughter, Piper Danielle Beck.  Piper was born on August 11th, weighing in at a whopping 7lbs 2ozs and 19" long.  Grandma arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday and Piper waited for her Tutu to arrive before she made her appearance.  Marge should be back to Rotary this week to brag!
A Ducky Derby Princess has arrived!
MEETING NOTES -- August 11, 2010

Karl Diekman, District Governor, is on a 'barnstorming" tour of his district, hoping to visit all 70 clubs to learn about each group's plans and goals.  It used to be that the District Governor would come and admonish the clubs for things they weren't doing or goals they weren't meeting, but that has changed.

 

While in Redding on Wednesday, he had a great visit with the club officers, then the board members and then the club.  Each member of the board had the opportunity to tell him what they are doing in the club and what their goals are for the year.  It was an eye opening experience for each of them.  It amazing the number of things our club does for the community, youth and our members.

MEETING NOTES -- August 11, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Club Dues, Income Taxes -- Heads Up

In the Download section is a recently revised Rotary International document entitled USA-Puerto Rico Rotary Clubs and the IRS. This document includes important information regarding non-deductibility of dues as a charitable contribution that RI has recently become aware of. Furthermore, this is particularly important for clubs with gross receipts of US$100,000 or more to include a statement on this on their dues statements to their members.

You will find the same information in the District Website in the tab Clubs and the IRS

Club Dues, Income Taxes -- Heads Up
MEETING NOTES - August 4, 2010

Today's meeting notes were provided by Cathy Grindstaff, who does a much better job than your editor! 

 

The meeting was brought to RER by Team 5, lead by Chad Thompson.  There were High Fives all around (clever way to name your team).  Team High Five was well represented by Chad, Marge Beck, Anna Bengtsson, Don Brooks, Craig Carrel, Brian Crume, John Johnson and Laura Redwine.  Jim Salini and Dick Yoder were absent.

 

MEETING NOTES - August 4, 2010
GOODBYE TO THE MIHALKAS

Redding East Rotary would like to thank and recognize Rotarian Dr. Dennis Mihalka and his wife Mary for their many years of service and contributions to our club and Rotary International.  As of September 1, 2010, the Mihalka's will move to Hawaii and start a new adventure.  Although we wish them well in their new home, RER and all the members will miss them dearly.

 

Not one to leave things unfinished, Dr. Mihalka sent this note to President Menoher last weekend:

GOODBYE TO THE MIHALKAS Denise Yergenson
Meeting Notes -- July 28, 2010
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Meeting Notes -- July 28, 2010 Denise Yergenson
The Teams have names!

In the grand tradition of Queen Bev, Redding East Rotary is carrying on with the naming of the teams and all have 10 are now proudly carrying a moniker.

TEAM

NAME

1

Moteley Crew

2

Top Rank Rotarians

3

Anglers 8 + 1

4

Fourplay

5

High Fives

6

Six Shooters

7

MAGnificent Seven

8

Crazy Eights

9

Nine East

10

River Runners

The Teams have names! Denise Yergenson
WELCOME HANNAH
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Please welcome our inbound exchange student for this year, Hannah Weilguny from Austria.  Hannah arrived at the Redding Airport last Thursday night and was welcomed by her host parents, Richard and Cheryl Wright and Rotarians Don Brooks, Chad Thompson and his family and Denise Yergenson and her son, Dane.
WELCOME HANNAH Denise Yergenson
Meeting Notes - July 14, 2010
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Meeting Notes - July 14, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Financial Statements and Minutes
The July 2010 Financial Statements and Board and Foundation minutes are both available on the webpage.  You can access the financials in the download section and the minutes by logging on and viewing "Club Documents".
Financial Statements and Minutes
INDUSTRIAL TOUR - AUGUST 18TH

August 18th the club will be at Skyway Products for an Industrial Tour courtesy of The MAGnificent 7, Team 7.  Lunch will be provided (for our usual $17) by Dill's Deli and will include barbecue tri-tip, chicken and all the fixins, including drinks.  Lunch and the meeting will be held at the Caltrans office at 4300 Caterpillar Drive and then we will walk across the street to Skyway for the tour. For those of you who don't know about Skyway, here's the scoop…

INDUSTRIAL TOUR - AUGUST 18TH Denise Yergenson
WEST AFRICA PROJECT FAIR**

** A flyer with information is attached in the download section.

 

Dear Club President:

 

Congratulations on the beginning of a new and hopefully successful year of Rotary Service as a Club President.  I sincerely hope it is a wonderfully productive and satisfying experience for you. 

 

Have you ever heard Rotarians speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise?  These trips have a profound effect upon the individual.  If you ever have a chance to go on one, you should; it will change you forever.  Can you imagine what the your club could do if you could get one or two people from your club to have such an experience?  It would have an extraordinary effect on the expression of Rotary in your club.

WEST AFRICA PROJECT FAIR** Denise Yergenson
Scholarship Thank You
Scholarship Thank You
MEETING NOTES - July 21, 2010
MEETING NOTES - July 21, 2010 Denise Yergenson
THE QUEEN'S LAST MEETING
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MORE PHOTOS TO THE RIGHT!

Her Majesty's last meeting!  Are we sad or elated?  Queen Bev did manage to lose her bell, the microphone, the wheel and her club binder with the agenda.  She did adlib well!  The bell was found, but Jim Cloney (who was supposed to guarding it) was fined $100 for his lack of observation and misdeed!

THE QUEEN'S LAST MEETING Denise Yergenson
DUCK DROP STILL ON!
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YES! The Drop will go on..

Athough the Turtle Bay Arts and Crafts Fair is cancelled, the Ducky Derby drop WILL proceed at 3:30 on Sunday Sept. 26th. Enjoy the drop and come on down to Caldwell Park for a Family Fun Day at the Aquatic Center! Details to follow. We still need sponsors so if you are interested or if you want to adopt a duck, contact Marge Beck at 225-8583 (

margebeck@msn.com ). Some students are already out selling too!

Remember these fund go to our local youth for substance abuse prevention and youth development. Our youth are our future!

DUCK DROP STILL ON! Margaret (Marge) Beck
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

I'm just certain you're all waiting by your computers, email up and running, anxiously awaiting the FINAL NUMBERS for our year-long Team Points Contest so I won't make you wait all the way until midnight. Rather, I'll send this at 11:57 pm.

Remember, my Loyal Legions, this is a GAME. This is only a GAME.  If it were real, you would have been instructed to take it more seriously…

Another crazy month capped off what I hope you will agree has been a year filled with exceptional fun, frolic and fellowship.  After all, that was the point of the whole darn thing!!!!  Every team except one changed places between May 22nd and June 18th!   And now....without further ado...ta dah .................

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS Denise Yergenson
A wonderful Ducky Derby story
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This is the greatest and most touching story about current Ducky Derby sales.  The following letter was sent to Charlie Menoher by Jeffrey Sharpe, whose daughter Violet is selling Ducky Derby tickets from her hospital room.  It is stories like these that make all the work on Ducky Derby so worthwhile.
A wonderful Ducky Derby story Denise Yergenson
Club Hospitality Night - November 5th
The North State Great Eight Rotary clubs will host a table at the kickoff event on November 5th for the District Conference.  This event will be held at the Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.  See flyer in the download section for more information.
Club Hospitality Night - November 5th Denise Yergenson
ROTARIANS OF THE YEAR
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ROTARIANS OF THE YEAR
Prince Charles First Meeting
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Team Number One, who has no name yet, started off the new Rotary year, led by team captain Jeff Vieira.  Prince Charles gave a rambling speech about the sanctity of the bell and how we should all worship it, but not steal it.  Well…guess what?  He has already lost the bell.  Somewhere before he stripped, more on that later, the bell was stolen.

Prince Charles First Meeting Denise Yergenson
DEMOTION PHOTOS ON THE WAY!
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For those of you waiting anxiously for photos of the awesome demotion party on Saturday, hang in there.  Your fearless editor is having a hard time downloading the PowerPoint slide shows.  Some glitch in the system!  For now I have posted just a few of the best shots in the photo journal section.  MORE TO COME!
DEMOTION PHOTOS ON THE WAY! Denise Yergenson
TEAM ROSTERS FOR 2010-2011

Team Rosters for next year are available on this web site in two locations.  In the download section and in the light blue box on the left under "site pages". Questions?  Call or e-mail me.

TEAM ROSTERS FOR 2010-2011 Denise Yergenson
Meeting Notes -- June 9, 2010

The Top Ducks led their last meeting.

 

Queen Bev brought an entourage of her boss, Maggie Redmon and her daughter, Lauren Stupek plus others.

 

The Queen paid $50 for her daughter's upcoming wedding. The fine was given by Howard Taylor.

 

Evan Delgado thanked all who volunteered for Sober Graduation:  Chris Haedrich, Charlie and Judy Menoher, John Birmingham, Evan Delgado, Marge Beck, Brian Crume, Tom Price, Andy Main, Brian Gibson, Jim McDilda, Bill Haedrich, Steve Hagenbaugh, Kurt Mitchell, Jim Murphy, Jeff Vieira, Bill Wright, Dick Yoder, Mary and Dennis Mihalka and Dave Ercolano.                     

 

Meeting Notes -- June 9, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Meet our newest RER honorary member!
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Please welcome Giovanni Don Purcell to the RER family.  Giovanni was born on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. to one of our clubs' newest members, Annie Purcell and her husband Joe.  Giovanni weighs 8 lbs 12 oz and is 20 inches long.  Congrats!
Meet our newest RER honorary member!
'Marge & the Bell' Live on YouTube!
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If you haven't seen "Marge Seeks the Rotary Bell" take a moment and watch: Marge Video - Click Here
'Marge & the Bell' Live on YouTube! Denise Yergenson
Board Meeting Notes from the Queen

In attendance- officers: President Bev Stupek; P.E. Charlie Menoher, Secretary Diane Guhy; Treasurer Steve Pitman; Denise Yergenson; Glenn Rank; Dave Ercolano; Chad Thompson

 

In attendance – others:  P.E.N. Allyn Clark;

Board Meeting Notes from the Queen
MEETING NOTES -- June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010

 

Today's meeting was brought to us by the Wheel Cogs in a very small and cozy room at Riverview.

 

Members of Redding West Rotary gave a pitch for the weekend's "Taste of Redding" event. 

 

The Blood Drive will be held next week. So far eight people have signed up.

MEETING NOTES -- June 2, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Anna's New Grandbaby
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Anna Bengtsson's granddaughter Addison Nicole Brassart was born Tuesday, June 8th in Roseburg, Oregon. She weighs 8 lbs, 13 oz. and is 19" long.

Anna's New Grandbaby
Visioning for RER
The Visioning Powerpoint, shown at last week's meeting, is now available in the download section!
Visioning for RER
Injured Marge Simpson Doll Visits RER
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Just back from a visit with Les Melburg and recovering from a few mishaps while there, the Marge Simpson doll made a personal visit to RER.  Two more photos in the Photo Journal section.
Injured Marge Simpson Doll Visits RER
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
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Redding East Rotary presented seven $1,700 scholarships to seniors at EnterpriseHigh School, totaling $11,900 in awards.  Since the Redding East Rotary scholarship program's inception, the club has awarded more than $150,000 to local high school students. 

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Denise Yergenson
RER Made the News!
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Not a beautiful reproduction here, but if you missed today's Record Searchlight "Scene" section, here's a copy of RER in the news!  I've also put a copy in the "Downloads" section so you can see it a bit bigger.
RER Made the News! Denise Yergenson
40th Anniversary Celebration
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A slide show of the outstanding party and auction is available in the download section of the website. Enjoy!
40th Anniversary Celebration
MEETING NOTES -- May 19, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to us by the PARTY TRAIN.

 

A letter from District Governor Elect Elect Laura Day and a thank from Phyllis Hutchinson for the outstanding party were read and the Queen acknowledged the great work of everyone, but mostly Steve Hagenbaugh and Charlie Menoher.  Many, many points will be forthcoming "like the wine that flowed that night".

MEETING NOTES -- May 19, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MAY BOARD MEETING NOTES

Following are notes from the May 2010 Board Meeting.

Secretary's report – 93 members currently with one more ready for induction (Jim Westerberg), another approved by the Board already (Laura Redwine) and two more being considered for Board approval today.

 

Treasurer's report – Steve Pitman could not attend. Bev presented Steve's financial report, including a brief synopsis of Club and Foundation status, financially.

MAY BOARD MEETING NOTES
The "Marge" Video live on You Tube!
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If you haven't seen "Marge" take a moment and watch: Marge Video - Click Here
The "Marge" Video live on You Tube! Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- May 26, 2010

Team Numero Uno was our host for the day.

 

The Team Points totals are on the webpage in the download section.  Amazing changes in standings!  No crying allowed said the Queen.

 

Les Melburg passed the Marge doll along, but not until a video was presented (reminiscent of Mr. Bill) of a day in the life of Les and Marge.  That poor Marge saw some difficult times with Mr. Melburg.  The damaged and injured Marge doll was passed to the Top Ducks and a new Marge doll was passed to the Wheel Cogs.  Let's hope things go better now.

MEETING NOTES -- May 26, 2010 Denise Yergenson
IT'S TIME TO DEMOTE!

The time is here,

Yes my fellow Rotarians the time has arrived to show our beloved Queen exactly what we think about her, please everyone mark your calendars for SATURDAY, yes not Wednesday the 30th but Saturday the 26th for a Roast that will not be forgotten, a demotion that will be different than the ones in the past, yes you heard me correctly, different then in the past, come and enjoy a sit down dinner served to us by the #7 & #8 team's with the lowest point totals and enjoy a HOSTED bar with the bartenders being the team with the LOWEST totals for the year. Come prepared to laugh your socks off and salute a Lady that has done a marvelous job in leading our club for the 2009-2010 Rotary year and by the way this message is not going to her so as time goes by and I share things, remember that it's just between us. I promise that the cost will be minimal and the fun is free. Please register via our club web site or email me and I will put you on the list at

shagenbaugh3928@charter.net and call me any time if you have any question.

See everyone on June 26th for a damn good time,

The Party Guy

IT'S TIME TO DEMOTE! Denise Yergenson
THREE NEW MEMBERS GIVE "Craft Talks"
As part of last week's meeting, three new members, Annie Davidson Purcell, Brian Crume and Debbie Roche gave their craft talks.  Here's a little background on our newest RER friends.  If you haven't had a chance, please welcome them to the club...
THREE NEW MEMBERS GIVE "Craft Talks" Denise Yergenson
PAUL HARRIS AWARDS

The following Paul Harris awards were presented at the last regular meeting.  Congratulations to all.

1st PHF:

Debra Hiebert (being accepted by Dell)

Diana Hagenbaugh

Jeremy Brown (being accepted by Bill Brown)

Chad Thompson

Judy Menoher

 

PHF +1:   

Charlie Menoher

Steve Hagenbaugh

 

PHF +2:

Bill Brown

Pat Wallner

 

PAUL HARRIS AWARDS Denise Yergenson
Incredible Party!

Can you BELIEVE what an INCREDIBLE party we had Saturday night!!!??!?!  :)   Between the super successful event and auction (and the money raised at various times throughout the year) our club can be PROUD to have raised more than $20,000 for our scholarship (endowment) fund this fiscal year!!!!!!

 

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!   :)

Incredible Party! Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- May 5, 2010

Team 7, the Super Seven Super Stars captained by Kurt Mitchell, hosted and decorated big time in honor of Cinco De Mayo. Queen B employed her best high school Spanish in honor of the day until Howard Taylor teased her into stopping.

 

Charlie Menoher reminder people to get their auction donation's to Chris Haedrich's office for the 40th Anniversary Party on May 15th. Prince Charles also thanked the 20 club members who volunteered to participate in last week's Visioning (long range planning) Session for RER. He also clarified some changes in upcoming (May) programs.  BE SURE AND CHECK THE SPEAKERS AND EVENTS ON THE WEBPAGE.

MEETING NOTES -- May 5, 2010 Denise Yergenson
PROGRESSIVE DINNER

A three team Progressive Dinner event was held last weekend, including Shannon Phillip's Team #1, Marge Remedios' Team #3 and The Pary Train and Steve Hagenbaugh's Team #9.  The teams met at three different homes. Jerry Peter's for Hour's de ovaries, Warren Lane'ss for the main course and lastly at Marge's for desert.

Check out the photos in the downloads.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER Steve Hagenbaugh
SMOKE ALARM DAY

Visit the download section to veiw a slide show of Smok Alarm Day photos from Steve Hagenbaugh and Bev Stupek.

SMOKE ALARM DAY Denise Yergenson
Curtis Newcomb in the Lemurian
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Our very own Curtis Newcomb entered the 26 mile mountain bike race, the Lemurian, last weekend at Whiskeytown and finished with a smile and no signs of exhaustion.  Great Job!
Curtis Newcomb in the Lemurian Denise Yergenson
Team Point Update

Dearest subjects of the RER Realm:

We are down to the FINAL 5 WEEKS of our Team Points Contest!  Remember The RI (Royal Intent) of this game:

1) To motivate maximum involvement in RER activities this year (as befits having your "Biggest Cheerleader" as your current sovereign);

2) To reward such involvement, in recognition for the effort it takes to make Rotary a priority in your already busy lives;

3) To allow us to more accurately reflect the tremendous amount of work and fellowship that happens in our club in a single year.

Team Point Update Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- April 28, 2010

Today's meeting was run by our future Prince Charles and Team 6, the Strategic Business Partners! 

 

Teams 1 had a social the other night and the Pub Crawl Kings keep crawling to the pubs and are on team social number 6!  Crazy.  They invited everyone to attend their event tonight at CR Gibbs where they will be giving lessons in FUN!

 

MEETING NOTES -- April 28, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- April 21, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to us by the Ten Amigos.

 

The Anniversary Party is SOLD OUT.  Great job to the Party Guy, who is pulling off the largest party RER has ever had.

 

Smoke Alarm Work Day is Saturday.  Still need a couple of team leaders.  If you can help, call Jerry Peters.  BIG thank you to Red Bluff Rotary who hand delivered 100 smoke alarms to today's meeting.

MEETING NOTES -- April 21, 2010 Denise Yergenson
The Queen Wins an Award!
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The Queen Bev and the staff of Turtle Bay Exploration Park won the "Non-Profit Best Company to Work For in Shasta County".  Congratulations!
The Queen Wins an Award! Denise Yergenson
POINTS TOTALS !!!!!!!!!

CHECK OUT THE DOWNLOAD SECTION FOR THE LATEST SPREAD SHEET...

The bottom line -- the Captain of the Party Train retained possession of the (coveted??! :) Marge Trophy for the time being, since Team #9 is still in first placeat the end of March! The Top Ducks are close behind in 2nd place, after having led the contest since we began last July! BUT Captain Party Guy chose to honor Captain Pole Dancer with possession of the Marge Trophy, in hopes of inspiring Team 4 to climb back out of the cellar (or up their pole) into safe territory once again! Captain Les did warn the club that it's possible the Marge Trophy may have a few teeth marks on it when he brings it back for our mid-month Points Review - courtesy of his "kids" Sophia, Bentley and Aston.

And of course, in this crazy contest it really doesn't even matter who's in the lead - we all just want to avoid the bottom three slots - 7th, 8th and 9th place - because they will be servants of the realm when Queen B is demoted on June 30th. It looks as if 9th place will "get" to handle the bar for the evening while the other 2 teams provide pot-luck side dishes and "other duties as assigned".

AT THIS POINT, with much movement every two weeks when the points are updated, The Ten Amigos (Team 5) , captained by Jim Feider, are in 7th place! The Super Seven Super Stars (Team 7), captained by Kurt Kitchell, are in 8th place. And The Pole Dancers (Team 4), captained by Les Melburg, have fallen into 9th place.

Less than 3 months to go.......................and counting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POINTS TOTALS !!!!!!!!!
News from Kari Nicolls

Kari Nicolls was our outbound exchange student to Germany in 2005/2006.  Here is a little background from Kari and what she is currently up to!  Check out the following websites for her photos and blog:

http://www.karmesan.blogspot.com/

http://picasaweb.google.com/karmesan

News from Kari Nicolls
MEETING NOTES -- March 31, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to us by the Wheel Cogs!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  April 24th is Rotary Work Day and RER will be installing smoke alarms and replacing batteries.  If you know of a source for free or discounted smoke alarms, give Steve Hagenbaugh a call.  If you can help on April 24th, please let Steve know that too.

MEETING NOTES -- March 31, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Rotaract Is Getting the Word Out
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Before anyone panics, the students got permission first!

The newly formed Rotaract Club at Shasta College knows how to do some self promotion.  This photo is also in the photo journals so you can see it bigger!

Rotaract Is Getting the Word Out
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Another successful feeding of 350 Special Olympic athletes was completed on Sunday, March 21st, at their basketball tournament at EnterpriseHigh School.  Saturday morning the sandwiches were made by Marge Remedios,  Frank Strazzarino, Tim & Judy Welch,  Steve Hagenbaugh, Cindy Ritter, Queen Bev, Pat & Karen Beasley, Martha McCoy-Nagel, Brian Crume (briefly for the muscle power) and Jerry & Sally Peters.   Sandwiches were made in under an hour!  We then enjoyed snacks and sodas.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Gerald (Jerry) Peters
PHOTOS IN THE DOWNLOADS!

PowerPoint presentations of the Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Special Olympic events are now in the Download Section.  Check it out!

PHOTOS IN THE DOWNLOADS! Denise Yergenson
VOTE FOR DUCKY DERBY!

Hi friends and family,

Our Rotary club has the chance to win a big grant from Raley's, with YOUR HELP. Please click on the link below (or copy/paste to your browser) to vote DAILY for our project. When Redding East Rotary generates enough funds to cover the costs of our annual Ducky Derby, we've been able to return 100% of the funds raised by local youth groups to their own organizations!!! An incomparable fundraiser in these days of dwindling dollars!

http://www.raleys.com/reach/1418814

Thanks!   Bev

VOTE FOR DUCKY DERBY! Denise Yergenson
Ducky Derby Sponsor Logo
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The Ducky Derby Sponsor Logo is now available in the download section.  If you are a sponsor, please use it on your correspondence.
Ducky Derby Sponsor Logo
MEETING NOTES -- April 14, 2010

Today's meeting was brought to RER by the Pole Dancers.

 

Queen Bev now asking club members to "Rat Each Other Out!"  Not sure that fits the four-way test, but oh well.  So if you know something "recognizable" tell the queen.

 

On that note, Myron ratted out Tom Price.  Apparently Tom has a new truck.

MEETING NOTES -- April 14, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - April 7, 2010
Don Selke "presided" over the bulk of the meeting, with various past presidents filling in the hosting duties. Steve Hagenbaugh and Jim Salini did a fabulous slide show (thanks to Chris Haedrich for producing).  They showed photos of each member who joined RER in the 2000s...and where people had no formal photo available our hosts took the liberty of substituting another "appropriate" photo. Randall Hempling as Rambo was certainly a highlight. If nothing else, the program should encourage ALL of those members to make sure RER has a real photo for our directory! 
MEETING NOTES - April 7, 2010
Meeting Notes -- St. Patrick's Day
Today's meeting was brought to us by the Party Train, under the direction of conductor Steve Hagenbaugh.  The conductor presented Queen Bev with an XL pair of green boxers in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  She was not too happy about the size, but an astute "potential member" sitting next to your web editor said "they must be children's size".  I think he deserves points before he even joins!
Meeting Notes -- St. Patrick's Day Denise Yergenson
Ducky Derby Playhouse
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Tristin, Alexis and Rachel Meredith, grandchildren of 2009 Grand Prize winners Dough and Peggy Laird are the primary residents of the playhouse and recently had a "housewarming".  Thank you again to Meeks for this wonderful donation to Ducky Derby.

Ducky Derby Playhouse Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - March 24, 2010
MEETING NOTES - March 24, 2010 Denise Yergenson
INSPIRING!

WOW - I just came from the multi-club meeting featuring Rick King, past Rotary International President.  I am absolutely (re)inspired to be a Rotarian and, especially, to serve hand-in-hand with each of you!!  

INSPIRING! Bev Stupek
NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL
NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL
Redding East Rotary 40 Year Anniversary

PowerPoint presentations from the three Redding East Rotary 40th Anniversary meetings have been added to the download section of this webpage.  Look at the bottom on the right.  They are large, so take a little bit to load.  I'm also going to add photos of the Special Olympics and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the download section.  It is a much better way to view the photos than the photo journals!

QUESTIONS?  Call me at 225-3260 or e-mail. -- Denise

Redding East Rotary 40 Year Anniversary Denise Yergenson
TEAM SOCIAL!
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The photos are a little fuzzy, but point worthy!  The Strategic Business Partners had a Team Social at Bleachers last week and even the Queens hubby, King Sonny, attended the event.  POINTS POINTS POINTS. 

TEAM SOCIAL! Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - March 3, 2010
MEETING NOTES - March 3, 2010 Denise Yergenson
TEAM POINT TOTAL UPDATE...

Check out the DOWNLOAD section at the bottom of the webpage for the new Points Contest totals. This takes us through 2/28/10 - and, like last month, there's plenty of movement among the places - especially the 3rd through 9th places. (And that continues into the March totals, even this early in the month!) Aaaahh, the anticipation mounts! :)

Who will be making the side dishes and desserts for our demotion party?!? Who will be setting up and tending bar??! Who will become the Servants of the Realm, if only for one night?!?? Only time will telll................................ :)

Remember - every new member sponsored into the club is a whopping 1,000 points. Every extra club activity you do is worth from 500 to 1500 points! For each Team Social you have, you get 1,000 points times the number of socials! Yes, that means this month's FOURTH social for the Pub Crawl Kings will net them 4,000 points!

The motto for our Celebrate Redding East Rotary year might as well be -- "The Team that Socializes Together Avoids Demotion Duty Together"

or, more simply put, "It Pays to Party!"

Your humble yet powerful servant leader!

TEAM POINT TOTAL UPDATE... Bev Stupek
Red Bluff Rotarian Honored
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Red Bluff Rotarian Honored Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - February 24th
MEETING NOTES - February 24th Denise Yergenson
Redding East Rotary makes the Record Searchlight!
Redding East Rotary makes the Record Searchlight! Denise Yergenson
RER Donates $5,500 to Youth Programs
RER Donates $5,500 to Youth Programs Denise Yergenson
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
It is time for Redding East Rotarians to sign-up for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner which is scheduled for Saturday, March 20. This enjoyable event is an excellent way take advantage of the fellowship opportunities in Rotary.
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - February 17, 2010
MEETING NOTES - February 17, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Check out your Team's Standings below!
The Queen says "It's ANYBODY'S Ballgame"!  Check out the following two stories for Team Standings from January 31st to February 8th.  Queen B is thinking about the last place team stocking the bar and serving and the second to last and third to last place teams providing food and serving dinner at the Demotion Party.  When you compare the team standings below, notice how the coveted, safe sixth place changed in less than two weeks.
Check out your Team's Standings below! Denise Yergenson
TEAM STANDINGS AS OF February 8th

Team Standings as of Feb. 8, 2010...

TEAM STANDINGS AS OF February 8th Denise Yergenson
BOARD AGENDA AND NOTES
BOARD AGENDA AND NOTES Bev Stupek
Get to know Anna Bengtsson
Get to know Anna Bengtsson Denise Yergenson
TEAM POINTS STANDINGS - January
TEAM POINTS STANDINGS - January Denise Yergenson
Services for Hutch today at 1 p.m.
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Services for Hutch today at 1 p.m.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - January 27, 2010
MEETING NOTES - January 27, 2010 Denise Yergenson
TEAM POINTS UPDATE
TEAM POINTS UPDATE Bev Stupek
RER in the 80's
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RER in the 80's Denise Yergenson
BOARD MEETING NOTES - 1/19/2010
BOARD MEETING NOTES - 1/19/2010 Bev Stupek
Meeting Notes - February 10, 2010
Meeting Notes - February 10, 2010 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - January 13, 2010
MEETING NOTES - January 13, 2010 Denise Yergenson
THE CANNON BOYS HAVE ARRIVED
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THE CANNON BOYS HAVE ARRIVED Bev Stupek
MEETING NOTES - December 23, 2009
The meeting was opened with the RER Cheer by Queen Bev, in uniform!  Announcements included reminders about the delivery of Christmas Baskets after the meeting, the Blood Drive on January 6th and more...
MEETING NOTES - December 23, 2009 Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - January 20, 2010
MEETING NOTES - January 20, 2010 Denise Yergenson
Marilyn Traugott's Presentation
Marilyn Traugott's Presentation Margaret (Marge) Beck
UPDATED TEAM POINTS
UPDATED TEAM POINTS
Celebrating 40 Years
Celebrating 40 Years
THE QUEEN'S CHEER
For those of you who missed the December 23rd meeting, you really missed it.  Queen Bev resurected the cheerleading uniform again, with leggings underneath this time, and did a personalized cheer for the club.  Practice the following, because all of us will probably be part of the RER Cheer Squad at the demotion in June!
THE QUEEN'S CHEER
NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL

Laura Redwine and Doug Tooley have been proposed for membership in Redding East Rotary Club.

If no written objectection to the proposal, stating reasons, is received by the board from any member of the club within seven (7) days of this notice, this person(s), upon payment of the admission fee as prescribed in the bylaws, shall be considered to be elected to membership.

NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL
THE BEST DUCKY DERBY SPEECH EVER!

Following is a copy of the speech given at the Ducky Derby Presentations by Jayden Casella, an 8 year old from Turtle Bay School.  He will be President some day!

THE BEST DUCKY DERBY SPEECH EVER! Denise Yergenson
Holiday Party Photos

Photos of the Holiday Party are on the web.  Look to the right in the Photo Journals!

Holiday Party Photos
DADDU and Jayden made the Record Searchlight
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Check out the download section for a very fuzy scanned copy!
DADDU and Jayden made the Record Searchlight
Meeting Notes -- December 16, 2009

Today's meeting is brought to you The Strategic Business Partners, Team #6, captained by Martha McCoy Nagel.

 

George Sisterhemn read a message from Howard Taylor – aiming for humor, patriotism or both. 

 

Glenn Rank reminded members to adopt an angel and get the gifts turned in soon. 

Meeting Notes -- December 16, 2009 Denise Yergenson
DUCKY DERBY AWARDS
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Yesterday at our regular meeting, the club distributed checks to Ducky Derby participants.  In total, $206,590 was raised and given back to our youth groups and Rotary Clubs who sold tickets.  WOW!   What an amazing effort by our club.  Check back soon for a photo of the kids in attendance at yesterday's meeting.  GREAT JOB!
DUCKY DERBY AWARDS Denise Yergenson
QUEEN BEV'S NOTES FROM THE BOARD MEETING

Redding East Rotary -- Board Meeting -- December 15, 2009

QUEEN BEV'S NOTES FROM THE BOARD MEETING Beverly (Bev) Stupek
RECENT MEETING NOTES
Meeting notes from the past two weeks....
RECENT MEETING NOTES
NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING
The agenda and notes from the November Board Meeting are available in the Download Section of the webpage.  Look down the page on the right!
NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING Denise Yergenson
TWO LEADERS NEEDED by order of the Queen
Hi all,

Our club is in need of two representatives to head up our involvement in upcoming Rotary activities. It need not be said that such leadership positions earn copious points from the Crown!

TWO LEADERS NEEDED by order of the Queen Beverly (Bev) Stupek
HOLIDAY PARTY NEWS

Just an FYI, last week I passed out the first sign-up sheet for this years HolidayParty which will be on Saturday December 5th at Howard Taylors gorgeous home.

HOLIDAY PARTY NEWS Steve Hagenbaugh
Legacy Gift to Rotary Foundation

Interested in making a Legacy Gift to The Rotary Foundation?

A gift to Rotary can reduce the taxes on your estate AND you get to direct how the funds can be spent! 

On November 19 and 20, Don Jenkins, the Permanent Fund Development Chair for District 5160, will be in Redding.  If you would like to learn more about Legacy Gifts while Don is in town, please contact me at 222-2442 or cthompson@reddingcountertops.com .

Legacy Gift to Rotary Foundation
Meeting Notes December 2, 2009
This week's meeting was brought to us by Team 4, the Pole Dancers. Mike Young gave the invocation and Curtis Newcomb led the pledge. Dennis Mihalka brought the gift, a universal gift certificate.
Meeting Notes December 2, 2009 Anna Bengtsson
NEW TEAM POINT TOTALS
Check the download section for a new Team Point Total spread sheet.  You don't want to be in the bottom three!
NEW TEAM POINT TOTALS
MEETING NOTES - October 28, 2009

PHOTOS IN THE DOWNLOAD SECTION...

 

Brought to you by the PARTY TRAIN team, another outstanding meeting!  This team has to be the most creative!  Check out their theme song in the Download Section!

MEETING NOTES - October 28, 2009 Denise Yergenson
Marilyn Wooley on ANOTHER river adventure!
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Here are scenes from two weeks ago (I'm in the little yellow kayak) on the wild Rogue River along with a photo of the incredible fall scenery. The rapids are Mule Creek Canyon--straight sides, extremely turbulent water, no way out but right down the river. (Scary. Paddle very fast. Don't fall out.) We also saw bald eagles soaring and feeding, lots of deer, and an otter wriggling around on the shore scratching his back.

Marilyn Wooley

MORE PHOTOS IN THE DOWNLOAD SECTION!

Marilyn Wooley on ANOTHER river adventure! Marilyn Wooley
HARRISON & OAKES DINNER CELEBRATION
Please take a few moments to view the PowerPoint presentation in the Downloads Section of the elegantly hosted and prepared dinner, sponsored by John Oakes and Ed Harrison.  Members of the Scholarship Investment Committee were the recipients of the dinner and a great time was had by all.
HARRISON & OAKES DINNER CELEBRATION
ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
If you were unable to attend our Rotary meeting on Wednesday, 11/4, I wanted to let you know of a few programs our club is doing this month in recognition of Rotary Foundation Month.
ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH Chad Thompson
Songs in Portuguese
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Here is a photo of Thales at a recent concert he attended with Martha McCoy Nagel and family last weekend to see Noel, Martha's co-worker, sing in Portuguese! 

"It was AWESOME! 

He understood ALL the songs," said Martha.

Songs in Portuguese Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - October 21, 2009

MEETING NOTES – October 21, 2009

 

Today's meeting was brought to us by the PUB CRAWL KINGS.  Keeping with the Pub Crawl tradition of having someone in a far off location participate via cell phone, Don Brooks led us in the pledge (after much technological challenge by Ed Harrison) from Hawaii.

MEETING NOTES - October 21, 2009 Denise Yergenson
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER PROGRAM
Please check in the Download Section of this webpage for information on the Shoulder to Shoulder program.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER PROGRAM Denise Yergenson
Thank You Notes in Download Section
Please take a look at the two thank you notes to the club.  They are scanned and in the Download Section of the webpage.
Thank You Notes in Download Section Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - October 14, 2009

Today's meeting was lead by our President Elect, none other than the famous Charlie Menoher.  Who by the way did an outstanding job in the absence of the Queen.

 

Announcements:  The Party Guy announced that there are only 70 sign-ups for the Museum of Historical Museum, but we are going ahead as planned.  There is still time to sign up!

MEETING NOTES - October 14, 2009 Denise Yergenson
THANK YOU NOTE

Check the "Download" section for a special thank you note from Special Oympics.

THANK YOU NOTE Denise Yergenson
NEW POINT TOTALS
Check the DOWNLOAD section at the bottom right for a new spread sheet with Team Point Totals.
NEW POINT TOTALS Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES -- October 7, 2009

This week's meeting was brought to us by the best team ever (yes I have editorial license), Team 6, the Strategic Business Partners, lead by Martha McCoy Nagel!  All the normal meeting stuff went on except, the Ten Amigos did not come through on the candy throwing for guests.  I'm thinking FINE!

MEETING NOTES -- October 7, 2009 Denise Yergenson
TEAM NUMERO UNO HAD A PARTY!
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Members of leader Shannon Phillips, Team Numero Uno, had their team social.  Looks like a good time had by all.
TEAM NUMERO UNO HAD A PARTY!
A NOTE ABOUT THE WEBSITE

Just because a story is no longer on the main page doesn't mean it is gone forever.  If you haven't visited in a while and may have missed some great news, check out the STORIES tab at the top in the yellow bar.  All the stories from this year are there!

A NOTE ABOUT THE WEBSITE Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES – September 30, 2009
Today's meeting is brought to us by team Ten Amigos, led by Jim Fieder.
MEETING NOTES – September 30, 2009 Denise Yergenson
A Loss for our RER Family

Please keep Bill Brown in your thoughts as his wife Donna passed away yesterday.  Join President Bev Stupek in sending our concern, sympathy and prayers to Bill and his family.  Memorial plans are pending.

A Loss for our RER Family
JB at the Ducky Derby
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What an awesome treat to see John Birmingham at the Ducky Derby on Sunday.  He looks great, sounds great and is doing great.  Check out the photo of him flexing his muscles while riding in Evan Delgado's boat!
JB at the Ducky Derby
MEETING NOTES – SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

The meeting was hosted by none other than HOWARD TAYLOR and brought to us by Team 4 and leader Les Melburg.  Queen Bev was anticipating absence due to jury duty. She did show up, but sat in the crowd and had our oldest living Past President preside over the meeting.

MEETING NOTES – SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 Denise Yergenson
NEW PHOTOS OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT

Check it out.  New photos available of the District Governor's Visit.

NEW PHOTOS OF THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT Denise Yergenson
The Ride of a Lifetime
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Talk about the Rotary way!  Les Melburg gave Denise Yergenson's son, Dane, the experience any 15 year old boy would love.  A ride in his new Aston Martin!  Les graciously offered to take Dane to school so Dane could show off for his friends.  Thank you to Dane's new "Uncle Les" (what Dane told all his friends). There was a little career talk during the ride as well, since Dane would like to open an architectural firm some day.

Side note:  Mom takes really bad photos!

The Ride of a Lifetime Denise Yergenson
Duck Sticking in Record Breaking Time
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50,000 little ducks will were "stuck" in 70 minutes by about 197 volunteers.  Quite impressive! They DROP into the Sacramento River from DiestlhorstBridge on Sunday 9/27 at 4 pm.  The 45th annual Turtle Bay Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in  Caldwell Park between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.  You can adopt your duck at the park.  Live entertainment on two stages and live animal shows make this a true family day.
Duck Sticking in Record Breaking Time Denise Yergenson
DUCKY DERBY PHOTOS
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The Ducky Derby was again a great success.  Besides the wonderful donation we make to our kids, it seems that everyone involved has a great time. Check out the Powerpoint Presentations in the "DOWNLOADS" section of the webpage. Note that there are more than one.  They are large files and had to be split.  LOTS of great photos.
DUCKY DERBY PHOTOS Denise Yergenson
Duck Sticking Photos
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Your web princess has found a new way to insert photos, which is much easier for the princess.  Please go the bottom right corner of the webpage, look in the "Downloads" box and click on DUCK STICKING 2009.  A PowerPoint presentation!  Not as difficult to do as downloading each photo to the photo box!  Hope you all like it!
Duck Sticking Photos Denise Yergenson
SANCTIONS AGAINST THE QUEEN
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Check out the Download (bottom right) "Sanctions Against the Queen".  Queen Bev was ordered by a local judge to come forth with some money!

SANCTIONS AGAINST THE QUEEN Denise Yergenson
A Message from our Queen
Just in case you don't read your e-mail, but you check the website!
A Message from our Queen Beverly (Bev) Stupek
IMPORTANT UPDATE

PLEASE READ...Important updates to the meeting notes and crucial information for RER Members!

IMPORTANT UPDATE Denise Yergenson
A way to help...
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Everyone has been asking what they can do to help John and Robin Birmingham and their family in the wake of John's accident. We now have a wonderful opportunity!  Robin is letting us all benefit from her expertise as a professional photographer in what she's calling her "Rampage Crusade in honor of John!"

 

A way to help... Beverly (Bev) Stupek
Milt Schultz' Grandson and President Obama!

Just in case you missed it, Milt and Nancy Schultz have good reason to be extra proud grandparents.  During President Obama's speech to school children on Tuesday, he raised Milt and Nancy's grandson up as a great example to school kids across the entire nation!  Google search the name Andoni Schultz for the full story.  Prepare to be inspired!!!

 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9xpFAa-qbM28GGcBJ2tt3txK4VQD9AJBH281

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Schultz family!!!

Milt Schultz' Grandson and President Obama!
LOTS OF MEETING NOTES!

MEETING NOTES – August 26 – September 16, 2009

 

Due to the fact that your webpage editor has dropped the ball, the notes for the past few weeks are going to be combined. We kind of talk about the same stuff from week to week, so I think this works!

 

LOTS OF MEETING NOTES! Denise Yergenson
Special Olympics
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Friday night, September 11, 2009, Redding East Rotarians served another delicious lasagna dinner to approximately 150 Special Olympians. This is their annual dinner/dance to kick off and two day bowling tournament. The RER crew included Pat & Karen Beasley, Steve Hagenbaugh, John Oakes, Marge Beck, Martha McCoy Nagel, Charlie & Jean Clinkenbeard, Parrish Malson, Marge Remedios, Bill Hazeleur, Bill & Kathleen Evanhoe, Keith & Cindy Ritter, Bill & Terri Wright, Bill Haedrich, Chris Haedrich and Jerry & Sally Peters. We started serving at 6:20 pm and were cleaned up and out of there by 7:16. If we get any faster we won't even have to show up! The dancing started and we all skipped out. The cost for this event was $372.05, which amounts to $2.48 per dinner. Not bad!  The Special Olympics organization is very appreciative of all we do and have done for them. They gave us a very heartfelt thanks & recognition.

Special Olympics Denise Yergenson
The Museum of Historical Rust

Yet another RER Awesome Event!  See the flyer in the Downloads section of the webpage for more information on the October 25th visit to the Museum of Historical Rust.

The Museum of Historical Rust Denise Yergenson
DUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER
Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 17th and your friends and neighbors! RER is having a fundraiser for Ducky Derby at Marie Callenders, Logans and Applebees.  Present the flyer for a 15% discount after 5 p.m.  
DUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER Denise Yergenson
JOHN BIRMINGHAM COMES HOME TODAY!

It looks like JB is on schedule to arrive home on TODAY.  

JOHN BIRMINGHAM COMES HOME TODAY! Margaret (Marge) Beck
DUCK UPDATE!

Great News!

 

We have a new $2000 sponsor: MetroPCS.  We are very excited about this new supporter of the Ducky Derby.  If you are feeling so inclined and want to send an email thanking them, the contact is Maria Noceti at mnoceti@metropcs.com .  It might be quite impressive if she had a bunch of thank you emails in her box. 

DUCK UPDATE! Margaret (Marge) Beck
POINTS POINTS POINTS
Tearm Point Totals have been UPDATED!  Check out the download area of the webpage for the current spread sheet. The competition is heating up!
POINTS POINTS POINTS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WHOOPS!

I GOT SURPRISED

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOWLING BANQUET

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009

6:00 AT ANDERSONCOMMUNITY CENTER

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Support Your Exchange Student
Check under the download section for Thales' soccer schedule.  Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 4 p.m. is the first home game!
Support Your Exchange Student Denise Yergenson
MEETING NOTES - August 19, 2009
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Today's meeting was lead by the PUB CRAWL KINGS.  In the absence of leader Ed Harrison, the Kings were lead by Don Brooks.  A special phone call from King Ed was made from Italy so that he could lead the club in the Pledge.  It was around 2 a.m. there.  What a guy!
MEETING NOTES - August 19, 2009 Denise Yergenson
THE PARTY TRAIN SOCIAL

Check out the newest photo journal (to your right).  The Party Train Team had a great time at the team social, hosted by the ever gracious Myron Tisdel!

THE PARTY TRAIN SOCIAL
JB, Chris and the Mystery Man
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John is continuing to progress with great strides. We were fortunate enough to encourage him through his therapy while we were there, and although he grimaced at some of the exercises, his determination definitely help him persevere. He has much more movement in all of his extremities. He can "walk" the parallel bars with assistance. Everything we take for granted he has to relearn, but he is doing well at it. He can transfer from his wheel chair to his bed unassisted and his neck brace is gone.

JB, Chris and the Mystery Man Bill Haedrich
MEETING NOTES - August 12, 2009
Today's meeting was lead by the Team 7 Superstars.

 

The following members and family were awarded as Paul Harris Fellows:  Barbara White; Ryan, Chris, Bill and Kim Haedrich and Jim McDilda.

MEETING NOTES - August 12, 2009 Denise Yergenson
More JB News!
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More JB News! Margaret (Marge) Beck
The Latest JB Photo Op
The Latest JB Photo Op
TEAM POINTS AT STAKE!

This week's meeting will be a special one, since the program will be presented by OUR OWN CHRIS HAEDRICH!  :) You'll learn all things great and new about membership in RER!

 

Queen Bev is arranging to have us sit with our Teams, as in our first meeting this year. Need I say that there will be COPIOUS opportunities for Points-a-Plenty!?!!!   The team(s) with the best attendance and best showing of Team spirit can expect to be AMPLY REWARDED!   :)

TEAM POINTS AT STAKE!
TEAM POINT TOTALS
Team Point Totals are in the "Download" section of this webpage.  Remember, arguing with royalty, aka Queen Bev, will get you point deductions!
TEAM POINT TOTALS
PETERS/MURPHY PICNIC WAS AWESOME

More info and photos to follow.  Below are the awards as Queen Bev recorded them. Feel free to add or edit to this listing as needed.  We were having some much fun we probably got something out of whack! 

PETERS/MURPHY PICNIC WAS AWESOME
MEETING NOTES -- August 5, 2009
Queen Bev Stupek started the day out by making her daughter (and guest) Lauren lead the Happy Birthday song for all August birthdays.  
MEETING NOTES -- August 5, 2009
PETERS/MURPHY FAMILY PICNIC

Rotarians Jerry Peters and Jim Murphy are hosting the PETERS/MURPHY FAMILY PICNIC for all RER members and their families.  Join our two gracious hosts THIS Saturday, August 8th beginning at 1 p.m. at Jerry's home, 4870 Saratoga Drive.  You only need to bring your own drinks.  There will be swimming, games, awards, food and surprises. 

PETERS/MURPHY FAMILY PICNIC
Team "POINTS" Competition
Check out the Power Point presentation on the "Team Points Competition", established by our Queen Bev.  You can access the presentation under "downloads" at the bottom right of the home page!
Team "POINTS" Competition
Condolences to the Bryant Family

Margaret Bryant phoned this morning to inform us that their youngest son Barry (46) died in an accident on Sunday. They were racing at the Bonneville Speedway. Tom is in route back to Redding. Margaret is grateful for the support of the family that is close by. Barry is survived by his wife, Loretta and two grown step-children.

 

No arrangements have been made for services as yet, but we will be notified when a decision is made. I know that our hearts go out to them.

 

Margaret (Marge) Beck

Rotary Club of Redding East

 

Condolences to the Bryant Family
JB Walks!
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John Birmingham is up and walking!
JB Walks! Denise Yergenson
Meeting Notes - July 29, 2009
Meeting Notes - July 29, 2009 Denise Yergenson
Our Exchange Student Arrives Soon!
Our Exchange Student Arrives Soon!
JB & the Gang!
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JB & the Gang!
The Real "Bev the Cheerleader"
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Bev Hudson Stupek, circa 1973!

The Real "Bev the Cheerleader" Denise Yergenson
Ducky Queen Competes in 1/2 Marathon

Marge Beck recently completed her second HALF MARATHON.  She was promoted from sweeper to pacer!  "It was a blast," said Marge.  Her daughter Carly is the National Director for Team Challenge for CCFA so Marge helped her out.  

Ducky Queen Competes in 1/2 Marathon
MAIN FAMILY VISITS D.C.
MAIN FAMILY VISITS D.C. Denise Yergenson
WOOLEY ON THE WATER!
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WOOLEY ON THE WATER! Denise Yergenson
Rotary Opportunity
We are currently seeking applications for a Group Study Exchange Team Leader   who will lead and represent District 5160 traveling to Monterrey, Mexico April 5,  to May 2, 2010.  A GSE Team from District 4130 in Monterrey, Mexico will be visiting our Rotary District September 20 to October 18, 2009.
Rotary Opportunity
METING NOTES: July 22, 2009
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President Bev was absent from the meeting due to her son's team making it to the next level of playoffs in Sacramento.

 

Meeting was called to order by Charlie Menoher at 12:15 PM.  Charlie went on to explain the absence of our President and introduce the "fill in" for the day would be Queen Marge Beck.

METING NOTES: July 22, 2009 Shanna Cannon
BASKET DELIVERED
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Our basket of goodies was delivered to John Birmingham this weekend by our Ducky Queen, Marge Beck.
BASKET DELIVERED
MEETING NOTES - July 15, 2009
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DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE PHOTO JOURNAL FROM TODAY'S MEETING.  LOOK TO THE RIGHT ON THE HOME PAGE!

 

This week's team was the TOP DUCKS lead by Marge Remedios.  A new feature presented by the Top Ducks was the Elevator Talk.  A 30-second about a member letting the club know something they might not otherwise be aware of.  This week's Elevator Talk was by Bill Haedrich who let us know he worked in Alaska during his college years.  Bill received a rubber ducky for his presentation.

MEETING NOTES - July 15, 2009 Denise Yergenson
Our Rotary Athlete
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John Oakes, our Rotary Athlete, is at it again.  This time free climbing Castle Craigs with his two grandsons, Ryan and David.  John is an amazing athlete.  We should have some photos of him on his bicycle as well!
Our Rotary Athlete Denise Yergenson
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS
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Paul Harris awards were presented to the following outstanding Rotarians:

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS
PRESIDENT STUPEK'S GOALS
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President Bev Stupek has set the following goals for the 2009-2010 Rotary year!
PRESIDENT STUPEK'S GOALS Denise Yergenson
Meeting Notes
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Notes from the first meeting of the new Rotary year!
Meeting Notes Denise Yergenson
DUCKY DERBY GRAND PRIZE
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Notes from the Ducky Derby Queen!
DUCKY DERBY GRAND PRIZE
Meeting Notes _ July 8, 2009
Meeting Notes _ July 8, 2009 Denise Yergenson
News on John Birmingham
News on John Birmingham
President Bev on the Move!
Stupeks in Edinburgh, Scotland
President Bev on the Move! Denise Yergenson
Winterfest Party
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The "Party Guy" (Steve Hagenbaugh), Theresa Schoeller (on right, our exchange student) and Theresa's new host sister at the Winterfest party on January 24th.                   

Winterfest Party
President Ritter Loses Moustache
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Our Esteemed Leader, President Keith Ritter, donated his moustache, one half at a time!  He raised $550 for our Scholarship Fund!  See the photo journal on the right for more photos ops!
President Ritter Loses Moustache
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 28, 2009...

Charlie Menoher announced that no more volunteers were needed for the Women's Refuge Crab Feed.  If those who volunteered want dinner tickets they need to let him know.

 

The club presented a check for $3,000 for DARE Camp and a check for $2,500 for PEER Court to Charlie Menoher.

 

The Special Olympic Basketball Tourney will be held on March 21 & 22 this year.  The club will again assemble sandwiches the evening of March 21st and serve them to players on March 22nd.  Jerry Peters will have more information in the coming months.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 28, 2009...
RECOGNITION
The following recognitions were made at the January 28, 2009 meeting.
RECOGNITION
FOUNDATION PRESENTS CHECK
Marge Remedios, President of the Rotary Clubs of Northern California Foundation Against Substance Abuse (Wow what a name!) presented the club with a check for $7,500 for Ducky Derby tickets sales.  She and President Ritter thanked everyone involved and announced the Ducky Derby date for next year -- September 27, 2009.
FOUNDATION PRESENTS CHECK
Questions about this Website
If you have any questions or comments about the Redding East Rotary website, email Diane Guhy, Club Secretary or Denise Yergenson, Bulletin Editor.
Questions about this Website