President Rachel introduced "guerrilla warfare" where she hands the microphone to someone to tell the club about their business. Julie Johnson was first because she made eye contact. Julie has been handling commercial insurance with Strachota since 1988. Daren Walsh is an architect and does interior design with Silver Sage, who does commercial work, remodels, planning and custom homes.
Karen Schneider has organized our annual trip to the Del Mar races on August 3rd, if you are signed up please pay Susie for your tickets because we can't bill for them.
Barbara Rubin asked that if you have an announcement please give her the details in person or by email so she can get it into the meeting notes.
Mike Noon wants everyone to know he's the new club secretary and the guy to go to if you have questions.
Kim Kelliher will be bringing our former Brazilian exchange student Mateus to the club meeting on July 25th.
Bernie Bramante paid the $10 fee to promote Oak Grove's fundraiser on July 20th featuring the Brewer Boys at Wiens Winery, it's intended to be a family event.
Birthdays - Todd Montgomery, John Dubots and Gary Thornhill's wife
Debbie Herrera who brought a signed flag from RI president Tanaka after visiting RI headquarters.
Club Anniversary - John Panique
Terry Whitington confessed to having taken a motorcycle trip to Colorado and presented past president Debbie with shot glasses. Barbara Rubin brought president Rachel some Caribbean rum from her scuba diving trip to Honduras. Bob Brown bragged about his granddaughter Carly graduating from USC after only 3 years and is now working in London for the Olympics. He is also proud of his daughter Stephanie being hired as a special Ed teacher in Arcadia and granddaughter Caitlin who is in a dance competition in NYC.
Alyson Drago confessed on behalf of Tammy Wilson that Oak Grove is preparing to build a second location in Perris. Len Francis bragged about being on time to the meeting and Julie Ngo just returned from a two week vacation to NYC and Bermuda. Gifts of rum and shot glasses were presented to both past president Debbie and president Rachel. John Panique volunteered that Dave Thompson celebrated the birth of his 6th grandchild. David Lerma is proud of his son who just graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with two degrees.
Past president Debbie presented awards to those who were not able to attend the demotion party. President Rachel passed out the Rotary kool-aid and asked several members to share when they first drank it. This year Rachel would like to collect and share photos and stories about what we do as Rotarians in our community.
Jana Swenson had the winning ticket, but the pot remained safe, she didn't draw the winning card.