Next week: Maggie Watson will talk to us about your family’s best friend, your fiduciary.
Prez John Cottle opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Thoughts for the Day:
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not using it in fruit salad.”
Joe Namath said, “Before the age of 13, I thought my name was Shut Up.”
Saturday John P will turn 84! Happy birthday John!!!
– John P. is happy to have made it to 84!! He put large contribution in the Happy Dollars pot to celebrate!
– Dean is happy he had a great dinner last night with a 1st cousin from San Diego whom he hadn’t seen for 30 years!
– Kathleen is happy for her daughter’s wedding two weeks ago!! It was a beautiful event…
– Lindsay is happy with her last trip to LA to fundraise for the Art Center (where they didn’t say “no”), and is happy for the Garden Tour coming up this weekend, and that the Leone McNeil Zimmer drawings are up for one week!
– John C. is happy that he got a phone call yesterday from Florida, from the Shelter Box
Program thanking us personally for our 13 Shelter Box donations ($13,000) for earthquake relief in Nepal! (Special thanks to Tom for spearheading this fundraising effort through Harvest Market!) And for the 1.5 Shelter Boxes we supported earlier this year for Vanuatu.
Dean announced that we are 2 weeks from our Debunking – please sign up if you haven’t already! It’s Friday, June 26, at St. Anthony’s Hall. It costs $40 if you pay now, or $45 at the door. Please RSVP to Dean if you haven’t signed up already.
The Rotary Foundation report and Membership Moment were presented together by Dean. He shared a nice Rotary International video – “Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, and Take Action.”
This Saturday, June 13, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. is the Art Competition opening at the Mendocino Community Center! Please plan to attend, and give your input on the park design ideas presented by our local artists and school children.
Roger reminded us about a request we’ve received from the Senior Center: if you can drive people to Ukiah or Santa Rosa for necessary medical procedures, please let the Senior Center know! This is genuine service to the community, and costs our club nothing. Let Roger know, and he can help you get signed up! Even a one-time drive would be of great help to somebody who needs it.
Jody sent around another Program Sheet list to take us into the next year…. please pick a date to bring a speaker, even if you don’t yet know who that might be.
John C. talked about the Board meeting that was held this past Monday. There is a proposal to raise lunch fees to $25/week, up from the current price of $20/week. We’ve charged $20 for the past 10 years, and food prices have gone up in that time. We will have a vote next week on this proposal. Harold
showed a spreadsheet of our club’s income and expenses, and fielded many questions from the membership. The financials will be emailed to all members, who can send thoughts/responses to John C. and Jody prior to final discussion and a vote next week. If you can come up with alternative ways to cover our administrative funding shortfall, please share your ideas!
Gary presented a modified version of a game of Jeopardy. Categories were sports, general, music, and mind games. Clues could be bought for a dollar, and a wrong answer cost $4, while a right answer cost your neighbors $2/each. I couldn’t keep up with the randomness and speed of the game, but trust me, it was fun and enjoyed by all with lots of laughs.
Today’s Raffle Winners: Kathleen and Ray. Congrats!
Remember to come to Second Saturday at the Mendocino Community Center!!!!