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Moraga Rotary Newsletter -- Aug 21 2012

Moraga Rotary Newsletter -- Aug 21 2012

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Published by Frank May
This is the newsletter for the Rotary Club of Moraga, CA for the week of Aug 21st, 2012. Our speakers were Disgtrict Governor, Laura Day and District International Projects Leader, Shiela Hurst presenting the "Kenya Smiles" International Service Project.
This is the newsletter for the Rotary Club of Moraga, CA for the week of Aug 21st, 2012. Our speakers were Disgtrict Governor, Laura Day and District International Projects Leader, Shiela Hurst presenting the "Kenya Smiles" International Service Project.

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AUGUST 21, 2012
Next Meeting: August 28Chief Randy Bradley, Moraga Orinda Fire District
 
Invocation & Greeter: Nora Avelar
 
 
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COMING UP
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Aug. 26
 –
LMYA Soccer Sign-ups
 –
 
Fundraiser for our Club
 *Sept. 4
 –
Candace Anderson
 –
Recently Elected CountySupervisor for our district.Sept. 8
 –
E-Waste Collection Day
 –
Moraga Center**Sept 11
 –
 
Dave Hatfield “Living Stone Foundation” A Pre
-School Project in Nakura, Kenya(6:00 pm Meeting)*Sept.18
 –
 
“The Moraga Road Initiative”
 Sept. 18
 –
Board of Directors Meeting at 5:00 Trinity Hall*Regular weekly luncheon in Soda Center**Monthly evening meeting at Soda Center
GUESTS
Dist. Governor Laura Day
 –
 
guest speaker; San RamonValley Rotary Club
Sheila Hurst
 –
 
guest speaker; Redding West Rotary Club
Carol Tomlinson
 –
 
Employee of the Month (McCaulous)
Carol Evans
 –
 
Co-Manager of McCaulous Store
Ron Light
 –
 
member of Concord Rotary
Marv Ellenberg
 –
 
Rotarian from East Oakland Club
Paul Olsen
 –
 
Rotarian from Seattle, University Dist.
THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM
S
Today we heard about a very worthy InternationalService project initiated within our District
 –
 
“KenyaSmiles,” a dental preventive care
and educationalprogram. Telling the story were
Sheila Hurst
of Redding, whose experiences in Kenya initiated theproject, and District Governor 
Laura Day
of SanRamon. The program, described with attractive andclear photographs, involves a comprehensive publichealth and dental care activity in the heart of Africa.One of the features of the program is sending backpacks to children in Kenya with dental products, suchas toothbrushes, toothpaste, informational literature ondental care, a portable cup, and items donated byseveral dental organizations. The colorful and usefulback packs cost $10 and each contribution will bematched by The Rotary Foundation for greater leverageand expansion.
The donor’s name is included in each
back-pack sent to Kenya.There will be a vocational team of Dentists coming fromKenya to our District and then an exchange team toKenya to promote training, awareness, dental care andpublic health information and outreach.
Several members of Moraga Rotary “purchased” over 
96 of the back packs with their generous contributionsto The Rotary Foundation for $960. It is good to seeour Club join in this very worthy International project.Other Club members may make contributions and givethem to treasurer,
Louise Schopke or PresidentFrank.
OTHER HAPPENINGS
The meeting was started with some special thoughts by
Marv Ellenberg,
guest of the Club.Several announcements were made:1.
Kevin Reneau
passed the sigh-up sheet for LMYASoccer food booth for Sunday, August 26th in MoragaCommons. 9:30 to 4:00 Sign-up, your help is needed.(Actual booth is open from 11:00 to 3:00).2.
Rich Render
reminded that:
 
E-Waste Collection isscheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8
th
at Moraga ShoppingCenter. Do-nuts as usual!! Help is needed for thisfundraiser.3. Chamber of Commerce Barbecue is open to all onTuesday, August 28
 
th
in Commons at 5:30.4. District Seminar on Membership & Foundation inVacaville from8:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, August 25
th
.
5. “Rotary Day” at Golden Gates Fields, Sat. Nov. 17
 
District Governor Laura Day
told about the great RotaryDistrict Conference coming on November 2-4 in Napa.One feature wil
l be a “toga party” to coincide with the
theme
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Conference! 
To demonstrate the ease in making your toga-ware, Laura proceeded to clad
President Frank
inthe latest toga style! (Purchased from Ross or Motel 6, Ibelieve.) Frank smiled modestly!
HAPPY BUCKS AND FUN STUFF
Their 51
st
Anniversary was celebrated by
Doug & AnnDamaschino
with a nice trip to Southern California!
Gary Irwin,
in absentia, came up with a very ‘high 5’ for 
the great job
Rob & Joan McSpadden
did in organizingthe Golf Tournament and Barbecue. An enjoyable vacation has been enjoyed by
Debbie &Lou Roessler
in Sandpoint, Idaho. A spin of the wheelnetted $10.
Al & Marilyn Simonsen
had an outing inBranson, Missouri and enjoyed all of the great shows! Itwas worth a spin for $10. However, Al recouped his finewhen he was the winner of the red ticket drawing andpulled out the white marble for $182. Atta way to go!
Nora Avelar
made a commitment for a month of yogaclasses. She had a happy buck for her first 6 days.Watch for later reports!
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SELECTED
Today Moraga Rotary recognized
Carol Thomlinson
as
the Moraga “Employee of the Month.” Carol has worked
for McCaulous Department store for over 9 years.
CarolEvans,
co-manager of McCaulous, commended CarolThomlinson for her friendly, outgoing and helpfulness to
McCaulous’ customers and
other services to the

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