Notes from September 12th Meeting

We had the pleasure of District Governor Jean Easum visiting our club and talking about the moment she knew she wanted to serve others. She told us a little about herself and some great stories about what Service Above Self means to her.

Dr. Jeff recited the 4 way test and Assistant Governor Don Lunday our invocation. New member Trees Baker led the Pledge.

Karie Reuther and Rusty Manning were selected to tell us about themselves: Karie works for Granite Construction and has focused her attention on the Liberty Quarry project. Rusty owns and operates A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure – a hot air balloon company.


A guest from the Lake Elsinore club announced they are holding an Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Storm Stadium on October 6 – 7th.

Gary Thornhill is asking everyone to consider helping out at the Marine’s Birthday Bash to do child care for a few hours.

District Conference is coming up October 26 – 28, we have a very exciting theme planned for our hospitality suite, please see Chad Harris if you can help; and please plan to attend.

Raj Narayanan is helping to coordinate sponsors for Taste of the World and suggested one of the best ways to get them involved would be to invite them to a club meeting.

Mary Winter volunteered to take the Polio Pig but Chuck Washington stole it from her – Chuck is taking it to City Hall this week.

Confessions and Recognitions

Sandy Villella and Bill LaForge celebrated birthdays, Derek Thomas has been in our club now for 3 years.  Jon Atwood celebrated his 34th wedding anniversary and David Neault just returned from an Alaskan cruise bringing a present for President Rachel from Vancouver. Allen Orr celebrated his birthday in Taos, NM. Donna Gandhi’s husband Raj’s daughter just got engaged and she had to brag about her son who is in his second year at USC working towards his PHD, he achieved a 4.0 GPA in his first year.

Barb Langdon has been invited to speak at the San Luis Obispo Rotary about our Oak Grove Interact. Jon Lieberg confessed that he has very high hopes for his favorite College Football team (I just can’t remember what team that is Jon) he will be attending several out of town games and he hopes to attend the National Championship game in January wearing his teams colors – so he made a nice pledge. Better take the money and run Rachel just in case his hopes don’t pan out. 

Thanks to Kim May for selling tickets, the drawing pot is $126, Walt Allen had the winning ticket, but not the winning card.

Next week’s program will be presented by the Inland Counties Legal Services, Consumer Assistance Project and will review the Affordable Care Act also known as Obama Care, and what it means for us. Special note - We will be meeting upstairs in the Garden Terrace room at Wilson Creek on September 19th.

Also please be thinking about who you might be able to nominate for our Vocational Service Awards.


Rotary Avenues of Service

Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self is channeled through five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of Rotary.

New Generations Service

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.

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