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Observer for November 5, 2019
AT THE GONG
day, courtesy of The Dalai Lama:
 
I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.
 
Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
President Rich rang a ship's bell in honor of DG Sue Rokaw’s nautical-theme for her year.
 
Visiting Rotarians Melissa Prandi and Barry of Mission San Rafael Rotary. 
 
Guests Dave and Diane Shadow from The Salvation Army were guests of Nathan Colbert.
 
WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE CLUB
President Rich commented that we missed last week's meeting because of the power outage and mentioned that on November 14th at 5:30 at Nathan Colbert's office there will be a board meeting. Board Members MUST attend since there has to be a quorum to take certain actions. President Rich thanked Greg Knell for completing the Marinscope submission for that printing.
 
Dick and John advised that they would be meeting to finalize the final draft of the newly proposed By-laws. Tom Martz spoke about Every Rotarian Every Year status.  Tom also advised that the RI Foundation event was on November 16th as was Rotary Day at The Races. The races cost $41 each and you need to speak with Tom regarding tickets.
 
Rich advised that the next meeting is November 19th and then we have the holiday dinner at Saylor’s on December 3. He also advised of the annual meeting on December 17th at Chalet Basque where all future meetings would be held until further notice and told us we would be dark on December 31. Rich passed on Wally Chipman's regrets for missing this meeting; he is still helping Sylvia recover from her fall. Dick raised the food bank collection issue. He is willing to accept checks today and at the next meeting only and suggests a $25 or $35 donation (you can pay him by check or Tammi by credit card).
 
Pres Rich noted that yours truly showed up on October 26 for the Rotary Team event where I helped install a screen door. No other TL Rotarians showed up! Brian McLaren talked about the last ExtraFood date being cancelled because of the power outage.  Rich also spoke about the troop packaging event and thanked Jean for her organization that event. He also thanked those who donated, shopped and packed. Jeanne and Melissa are working on our annual Holiday caroling. Melissa mentioned her Passport Party on November 23rd, which is the Mission San Rafael club's fundraiser with a bunch of bands and fun things to do. It will be at the Marin JCC on November 23rd at 5:30 p.m. ($100 per person).
 
Laurel Botsford mentioned her December 7th trafficking event at the SFO Airport Museum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Laurel has scheduled a number of really interesting speakers and the event is free. She welcomes everyone.
 
Sue then stood to recognize our own Jeanne as Rotarian of the Month. We expected that since Jeanne does so much for Rotary on both the club and district levels. Everyone naturally cheered.
 
MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS
No members admitted celebrating anything.
 
SPECIAL MOMENTS
No members admitted anything special.
 
RAFFLE/MARBLE
Raffle: The bottle of Mutt Lynch wine was won by Nathan Colbert.  Marty drew the green marble.
 
PROGRAM SUMMARY
 
Captain-President Rich donned his captain's hat, then introduced ADG Larry Harrison who in turn introduced Sue. He provided us with Sue’s substantial background with clubs in the district, RYLA and mentioned she is a Paul Harris Fellow, White Hat and Major Donor and Bequest Donor.
 
Sue spoke of her theme of “chart your course”, meaning knowing where your club is going. She stressed flexibility to adapt to change and mentioned the RI theme Connects the World and how Rotary makes those connections between local Rotarians and Rotarians throughout the world. She spoke about the RI branding “people of action” and RI stressing of flexibility in club operations. She asked why we joined Rotary: was it service then fellowship, or fellowship then service or something else and asked us what we tell people when they ask about Rotary. She asked if we tell them “what we do” or do we tell them, “this is how what we do makes us feel”?  She spoke of a community service project in South Carolina where 3rd graders went to a shoe store and were allowed to pick out the shoes they wanted. She was rewarded with smiles on the kids’ faces, feeling a sense of trust and appreciation from those kids. She said it was that feeling that keeps her in Rotary.
 
She spoke of a 2019-2020 District focus on community service and grants to clubs, clubs and membership, Interact and Rotary Youth Exchange. She also mentioned a focus on RI Foundation events and DDF grants, International service global grants, and the end polio campaign. She spoke of the learning and development opportunities that Rotary membership brings, pointing out programs in membership, public image, and the Rotary Foundation. She also promoted the Foundation event on November 16th and the District Conference Cruise May 5 to 9, 2020 (San Francisco to Vancouver).
 
Rich gave Sue a certificate indicating we donated to have 30 children vaccinated against polio, and then closed the meeting.
 
Written by Jeff Moss
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