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Moraga Rotary Newsletter -- Aug 7 2012 - For Merge

Moraga Rotary Newsletter -- Aug 7 2012 - For Merge

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Published by Frank May
This is the newsletter for the Rotary Club of Moraga, CA for the week of August 7, 2012. We had two speakers - Chris Avant and Bill Durkin from Canyon Construction discussing the 100th anniversary of the Moraga Barn. Our second speaker was Janet Young, the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Juvenile Hall Auxiliary. Our greeeter and invocator was Gary Irwin.
This is the newsletter for the Rotary Club of Moraga, CA for the week of August 7, 2012. We had two speakers - Chris Avant and Bill Durkin from Canyon Construction discussing the 100th anniversary of the Moraga Barn. Our second speaker was Janet Young, the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Juvenile Hall Auxiliary. Our greeeter and invocator was Gary Irwin.

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AUGUST 7, 2012
Next Meeting: Aug. 14, 2012
(Evening Meeting at 6:00)
Program: Lauren Mitchell and Jasmine Meyer
“Exchange Students from Moraga and Switzerland ShareViews on their Experiences in Each Other’s Culture.”
 (Invite your spouse and other guests)Invocation & Greeter: Mary Elena Dochterman
 
 
~~
COMING UP
~
*Aug. 21
 –
Laura Day & Sheila Hurst
“Kenya Smiles –
ADental
 
Preventative Care Project for Rotary
 
 Aug. 21
 –
Board of Directors meeting, Trinity Hall, 5:00 pm
Aug. 26
 –
LMYA Soccer Sign-ups
 –
 
Fundraiser for our Club
 *Aug. 28
 –
Chief Randy Bradley, Moraga Orinda Fire District*Regular weekly luncheon in Soda Center**Monthly evening meeting at Soda Center
GUESTS
Janet Young
 –
 
Speaker from Juvenile Hall Auxiliary
Riley Hopkins
 –
 
St. Mary’s College Senior 
 
Linda Campbell
 –
 
Honorary Member 
Chris Avant & Bill Durkin
 –
Canyon Construction Company
THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM
S
Fortunately, two programs showed up for our Clubmeeting:
Program One
: We were pleased to have
Chris Avant
 and
Bill Durkin
from Canyon Construction Company totalk about the 100
th
Anniversary of the Moraga Barn,which was built in 1912. Extensive research was donebefore the remodeling was started on the old building,which had been used as a hotel, a grocery and tavern.
In restoring the building many “green” fe
atures wereused to make the project ecologically useful. A major community celebration is being planned for Saturday,September 15 to celebrate the 100
th
Anniversary. Thecommunity is invited to attend the Living History project!
Program Two:
Today we heard about many of thespecial programs of the Contra Costa County JuvenileHall Auxiliary presented by Executive Director,
JanetYoung.
The presentation was particularly significant toMoraga Rotary since we have conducted the ChristmasStocking project for more than 10 years in conjunctionwith the Auxiliary. The primary purpose of the Auxiliaryis to give support to the Department of Probation byoffering a variety of services which the Juvenile Hall isunable to provide, such as birthday gifts, Christmasactivities, games and other forms of special attention.The speaker described a variety of programs, includingmentoring, internships and scholarships for youngpeople which give educational and employmentencouragement. She introduced
Riley Hopkins,
a
current senior at St. Mary’s College who is a scholar 
-ship student. Riley expressed his great appreciation for the opportunities which the Auxiliary has given to him.Upon graduation he hopes to attend law school.
Ms. Young also told about the “Hall Closet”
whichcollects and sells usable household and personal itemsto support financially the work of the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary. If you have items which are in good conditionand could be donated to the Hall Closet, call LindaCampbell, a member of the Auxiliary.The excellent program was closed with a very fittingpoem written by a youngster in the Juvenile Hall who is
hoping a “new” dream will give him a new chance.
 
OTHER HAPPENINGS
The meeting was opened with some economicallyappropriate quotations by
Gary Irwin. President Frank
expressed appreciation to everyone who assisted at theOMPA swim meet this past weekend and
Nora Avelar,
who spearheaded the operation. Nora read a long list of all who helped make the fundraiser a success. A fine free hat was auctioned with spirited bidding.However,
Gary Irwin
was the $70 winner!
LouRoessler
was recognized for his birthday, which hespent last Friday making tri-tip sandwiches at OMPA.
Jim & Linda Campbell
were recognized for celebratingtheir 17
th
anniversary.
Nora Avelar
had 5 Happy Bucksfor the success of OMPA
 –
and that it is over!!
Debbie Roessler
had the red ticket, but alas settled for $10.
MORAGA ROTARIANS BREAKTHEIR BUNS AT ANNUAL OMPASWIM MEET
Virtually every member of Moraga Rotary showed uplast Friday, Saturday and Sunday to cater the food anddrink booths for the annual Orinda-Moraga Pool Assoc.swim meet at Campolindo Pool. Hundreds of hot dogs,slices of pizza, crisp Caesar Salads, Cups of Noodles,Hot Chocolate and Coffee, donuts, cookies, cold drinks,Tri-tip sandwiches, and bags of popcorn were sold tothe several thousand swimmers and family membersmilling through the crowd. Special appreciation shouldbe given to all the spouses and family members whogave wonderful volunteer service throughout the week-end. The OMPA Swim meet is our second largest Clubfundraiser and provides thousands of dollars for our Club service projects. So, THANKS to all who made
this year’s event another great success!
 

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