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Moraga Rotary Newsletter_ Oct 30, 2012

Moraga Rotary Newsletter_ Oct 30, 2012

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OCTOBER 30, 2012
NEXT MEETING: November 6PROGRAM: Horace Crawford & Joanne Lagerstrom
Trinity Center 
 –
A Unique Respite Center for the Homelessand Working Poor in Central Contra Costa County.
 Invocation & Greeter: Tony Schoemehl
 
 
~~ COMING UP ~~Nov. 2-4
 –
District 5160 Conference in Napa** Nov. 13
 –
To Be Announced(Evening Meeting at 6:00)Nov. 17
 –
Salute to Rotary Day at Golden Gate Fields* Nov. 20
 –
To Be AnnouncedNov. 20 -- Board of Directors Meeting at 5:00 Trinity HallNov. 22
 –
 HAPPY THANKSGIVINGNov. 27
 –
Nite at Races Planning Committee 5:30 at Mays* Dec. 4
 –
Official Visit of District Governor Laura Day** Dec. 11
 –
 Moraga Rotary Christmas Party (6:00 pm) atMiramonte Gardens. *Regular weekly luncheon in Soda Center **Monthly evening meeting at Soda Center 
GUESTS
Todd Clark
 –
 
Guest of the Club; Moraga Financial Adviser
Grant Stubblefield
 –
 
Guest of Marv Ellenberg
Tim Farley
Guest of the Club; St. Marys Public Affairs
Adan Tjeda
 –
 
Guest of Gary Irwin;St. Marys Public Safety
Karen Sanders Noe
 –
 
Guest Speaker;Stop Hunger Now
Sean Rosas
 –
 
Guest Speaker; Stop Hunger Now
THIS WEEK
S PROGRAM
Our program for today was presented by
KarenSanders Noe
, who represented Stop Hunger Now aworldwide organization dedicated to feeding hungrypeople. The speaker presented many startling factsdescribing the critical nature of hunger in the world. It isestimated that over 925 million people do not haveenough to eat and 25,000 die from hunger each day. Inlight of this serious problem, Stop Hunger Now wasstarted in 1998. To date, over 76 million meals havebeen provided by 300,000 volunteer workers. At therecent St. Marys College Anniversary Day, thestudents packed 10,000 meals for delivery to povertyareas.With the help of
Sean Rosas
, the program manager ofStop Hunger Now,
Doug Damaschino
demonstratedhow a bag could be filled with soy products, rice, driedvegetables and vitamins which would provide 6 mealsfor the cost of about 25 cents.The speaker suggested various ways that Rotariansand Rotary Clubs can become involved in reducingworld hunger, and saving lives of those who have littlehope of an education or living productive lives. Weappreciated the interesting and well prepared program.
 OTHER HAPPENINGS
The meeting was opened by
Herb Wehmeyer 
with athoughtful thought for the day and a pledge. Severalannouncements followed:
Debbie Roessler 
reported on the Christmasstocking project and told of the 300 special bags oftoiletries which were secured by
Bill Phelps
. Inappreciation, Debbie gave Bill a special Service AboveSelf paperweight.
President Frank May
announced that he had thetickets for the Rotary Day at Golden Gate Field Racetrack. Pay your $35 per ticket to
Louise Schopke.
Other announcements referred to the planning forthe 11
th
Annual Nite at the Races Fundraiser, which willbe on March 16. So, mark your calendar and startthinking of what items you will secure for the silentauction and the guests you will bring to the event.
 
HAPPY BUCKS AND OTHER FUN STUFF
There was some wild bidding on the November
Fine-Free Hat! 
After the dust settled,
Tony Schoemehl
hadOut-bid everyone with a $71 whopper!
Kevin Reneau
had an unbelievable story of buyingsome used clothing shirt and slacksfor three bucks,so kicked in $2 happy bucks.
Angelo Costanza
was mighty pleased with the Giantswin of the World Series and a golf game with
GaryIrwin
 –
 
but it was only worth a happy buck.New Member,
Bill Phelps
didnt seem to rememberthat he had a birthday on October 8
th
, but learned thateveryone shares their happiness with a contribution tothe service fund on such occasions.
Herb Wehmeyer 
confessed to an 82
nd
birthday with atrip to Missouri for a square-dance festival and eventsat the Lake of the Ozarks. So, he again exceeded the$60 birthday limited contribution for a happy time!When the red ticket was drawn, it was held by
DougDamaschino,
who struggled to find the $133 whitemarble, but settled for $10 bucks!
REMINDER: SALUTE TO ROTARY DAY
We are looking forward to a pleasant time at the
Saluteto Rotary Day
at Golden Gate Fields horse racing trackin Albany on November 17
th
. The event in the Turf Clubbegins at 11:00 am with lunch and continues throughthe afternoon racing program. Over 25 Rotary Clubshave already signed up for the special event
 
the costfor the day is $35 per person, including parking, lunch,racing program, and reserved seating. This is a goodbargain and a lot of Rotary fellowship!Ten percent of the ticket costs will be donated to TheRotary Foundation. If you plan to join the group, please

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