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Several members of Moraga Rotary purchased over 96 of the back packs with their generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation for $960. It is good to see our Club join in this very worthy International project. Other Club members may make contributions and give them to treasurer, Louise Schopke or President Frank.


AUGUST 21, 2012

Next Meeting: August 28 Chief Randy Bradley, Moraga Orinda Fire District Invocation & Greeter: Nora Avelar
~~ COMING UP ~~ Aug. 26 LMYA Soccer Sign-ups Fundraiser for our Club *Sept. 4 Candace Anderson Recently Elected County Supervisor for our district. Sept. 8 E-Waste Collection Day Moraga Center **Sept 11 Dave Hatfield Living Stone Foundation A PreSchool 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

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 LMYA Soccer food booth for Sunday, August 26th in Moraga Commons. 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 is th scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Moraga Shopping Center. Do-nuts as usual!! Help is needed for this fundraiser. 3. Chamber of Commerce Barbecue is open to all on th Tuesday, August 28 in Commons at 5:30. 4. District Seminar on Membership & Foundation in th Vacaville from8:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, August 25 . 5. Rotary Day at Golden Gates Fields, Sat. Nov. 17 District Governor Laura Day told about the great Rotary District Conference coming on November 2-4 in Napa. One feature will 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 in the latest toga style! (Purchased from Ross or Motel 6, I believe.) Frank smiled modestly!

Dist. Governor Laura Day guest speaker; San Ramon Valley 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.


Their 51 Anniversary was celebrated by Doug & Ann Damaschino 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 organizing the Golf Tournament and Barbecue. An enjoyable vacation has been enjoyed by Debbie & Lou Roessler in Sandpoint, Idaho. A spin of the wheel netted $10. Al & Marilyn Simonsen had an outing in Branson, Missouri and enjoyed all of the great shows! It was worth a spin for $10. However, Al recouped his fine when he was the winner of the red ticket drawing and pulled out the white marble for $182. Atta way to go! Nora Avelar made a commitment for a month of yoga classes. She had a happy buck for her first 6 days. Watch for later reports!


Today we heard about a very worthy International Service project initiated within our District Kenya Smiles, a dental preventive care and educational program. Telling the story were Sheila Hurst of Redding, whose experiences in Kenya initiated the project, and District Governor Laura Day of San Ramon. The program, described with attractive and clear photographs, involves a comprehensive public health and dental care activity in the heart of Africa. One of the features of the program is sending back packs to children in Kenya with dental products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, informational literature on dental care, a portable cup, and items donated by several dental organizations. The colorful and useful back packs cost $10 and each contribution will be matched by The Rotary Foundation for greater leverage and expansion. The donors name is included in each back-pack sent to Kenya. There will be a vocational team of Dentists coming from Kenya to our District and then an exchange team to Kenya to promote training, awareness, dental care and


Today Moraga Rotary recognized Carol Thomlinson as the Moraga Employee of the Month. Carol has worked for McCaulous Department store for over 9 years. Carol Evans, co-manager of McCaulous, commended Carol Thomlinson for her friendly, outgoing and helpfulness to McCaulous customers and other services to the

community. The recipient of the award responded that she was pleased to be selected and how her father had a long history of Rotary service in Berkeley Rotary Club. Kevin Reneau and President Frank presented Carol Thomlinson with the award certificate and gift cards for local merchants. Congratulations to our August Employee of the Month!

CALENDAR OF FUTURE EVENTS Aug. 25 -- District 5160 Membership/ Foundation Seminar in Vacaville Aug. 26 LMYA Soccer Event Food Booth Moraga Commons 11:00 to 3:00 Sept. 8 E Waste Collection Day Sept. 23 September Patio Party at Sue McCaffreys Home - 557 Augusta Nov. 2-4 Rotary District 5160 Conference in Napa Nov. 17 Rotary Day at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 4 Official Visit of District Governor Laura Day Dec. 11 Moraga Rotary Christmas Party


This week our special words of appreciation must go to Rob & Joan McSpadden for hosting the annual Golf Tournament and Barbecue at their beautiful home in Diablo Country Club. There was fantastic golf just ask those who played! Lots of trophies! And the barbecue was outstanding! Added thanks go to Mary Sue & John Erickson for plates filled with spectacular appetizers and joining in the barbecuing. Over 20 members and spouses joined in the super Club social event!


This year the day is Sunday, September 23 for the Patio Party at Sue McCaffreys home. This enjoyable event, which used to be called our Progressive Dinner, has become the social event of the season for Moraga Rotarians. Be sure to sign-up. Cost of $10 per person to help cover expense of the food and drinks.

MORAGA ROTARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012-13 President....Frank May President-elect ..Nora Avelar Secretary.........Kevin Reneau Treasurer..Louise Schopke Community Service Chair.Barbara Bruner New Generations...Rich Render International Service ChairTony Schoemehl Rotary Foundation...... Lad Lynch Public Relations Gary Irwin Director at LargeDebbie Roessler Director at Large..Mary Elena Dochterman Director at Large...Cliff Dochterman President, Rotary InternationalSakuji Tanaka District Governor, 5160..Laura Day Assistant District Governor.Jose Avelar
Newsletter Editor for August Cliff Dochterman

Sometimes we are so busy counting all of our problems and troubles that we forget to count the many blessings we have in this great country and in Rotary. Never underestimate the power of a kind word, good deed or a random act of kindness to make those troubles fade in comparison in the big scope of things!

Rotary International Theme for 2012-13 PEACE THROUGH SERVICE

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