OTHER HAPPENINGS

Over 140 Rotarians from Orinda, Lafayette, Lamorinda Sunrise, Moraga and Rossmoor joined in the meeting in the Rossmoor Clubhouse. Moraga Rotarians were well represented by: President Frank May, Barbara Bruner, Angelo Costanza, Nora Avelar, Debbie Roessler, Mary Elena Dochterman, John Erickson, Louise Schopke, Al Sperske, Marv Ellenberg, and Cliff Dochterman. Art Roth, of the Orinda Club opened the meeting with a “thought for the day” related to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. District Governor Laura Day made an interesting report on the success of the Kenya Smiles Dental Project, which has now surpassed $46,000. She also noted that our District 5160 is leading all the Districts in Western USA in membership growth! This was followed by each of the 5 Club Presidents reporting on some of their fundraising and service events. As a group it was a pretty impressive list of “doing good things” in our joint communities.

FEBRUARY 6, 2013
NEXT MEETING: February 12, 2013 Monthly Evening Meeting a 6:00 pm PROGRAM: A Special Valentine Evening Invite your spouse or special guest! Greeter & Invocation – Debbie Roessler
~~ COMING UP ~~ *Feb. 19 – Chris Lardge “Tales of Lawrence of Arabia” Feb. 19 – Board Meeting at Trinity Hall at 5:00 pm. *Feb. 26 – Chris Paulson & Nancy Glasser “Rotacare – Serving The Community.” *Regular weekly luncheon in Soda Center **Monthly evening meeting at Soda Center

FUN AND OTHER STUFF
Then came an event called District Governor Laura and the 5 Jokers. Each Club had a jokester tell what they thought was a funny story. Moraga was represented by Marv Ellenberg. A prize was awarded to the funniest joke -- largely determined by a vote of how many of their club members were in attendance. Unfortunately, Marv did not win! Other luncheon entertainment included the “Devil Mountain Quartet” with some straw hat oldies.

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM
This was the week of the Annual 5 Interclub Meeting at Rossmoor. The program was presented by Michael Stehr, professional art historian and artist. The speaker made an interesting presentation on a “barnstorming” Tour of the Louvre Museum. Using a beautiful selection of photos, the speaker showed and described some of the greatest artwork of the most talented artists in history. Michael took the audience on a short tour travelling through each of the major galleries and discussing his favorite works displayed in the museum. Michael began by showing some statues by Da Vinci and, discussing the Mona Lisa. He featured several other artists including Corot, Caliari, Delacroix and Caravaggio. Michael did an excellent job describing each work and interpreting the messages or themes conveyed in the pieces. It was a fascinating program to hear the art scholar explain how the artists depicted historical events through the subtleties of their artistic styles. It was an interesting review of some of the great artists in history. Note: Barb Bruner asked Michael if he is presenting anywhere else in the near future. He will be at the Kensington Library 2/11, 3/11, 4/8 presenting a lecture series "Three Days in Rome" 2/11 Michelangelo 3/11 Caravaggio 4/8 architecture of Francesco Borromini (Hero of the Baroque

A STORY THEY COULD HAVE USED TODAY
A husband and wife were shopping in Wal-Mart. The guy picked up a case of Budweiser and put it in their cart. She said: “What do you think you are doing?” He replied, “They’re on sale, only $10 for 24 cans” “Put them back, we can’t afford ‘em.” They continued shopping. A few aisles further on, the wife picked up a $20 jar of face cream and put it in the basket. “What do you think you’re doing?” asked the husband. “It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,” she replied. The guy retorted, “So does 24 cans of Budweiser, and it’s half the price!” He should be out of intensive care in a week or so.

KUDOS OF THE WEEK
Interact Club President Emily Orwig reports that their project to sell Christmas “Luminaries” netted approximately $200, plus, they received an additional $300 in donations for their efforts. Thus, they secured nearly $500 for their Interact service fund! The Interact Club members also sold figurines, made by children in Zimbabwe, Africa as a service project. The Interact Club is raising funds for the The J.F. Kapnek Trust, a pediatric AIDS fund in Zimbabwe this year. That project netted about $200 additional dollars. So, congratulations to our Campo Interact Club for raising nearly $700 for service activities. The Interactors thank many Moraga Rotarians for their contributions and purchasing the Christmas luminaries.

EDITORIAL COMMENTS
Our Nite at the Races is just a bit more than a month away! So, now is the time to get into “high gear” and do your part in this important fund raising effort. What is expected? As the letter from John Erickson to all members indicated, it is important for each member to do their best to secure auction items or personal gifts worth about $200. Each member should make their personal reservation for the dinner and races event. Invite some friends to join in the fun of the evening. Perhaps line up a table of 8 or 10. Plan to help out during the Nite at the Races – setting up the event on Friday or Saturday; help at the bar; assist in the race events; volunteer to help clean-up; greet at the door; collect money – there are so many little jobs to be done. Ask President Frank if there is a job for you. ABOVE ALL – REMEMBER IT IS A FUND RAISER FOR OUR CLUB. THE PROCEEDS HELP MORAGA ROTARY SUPPORT A WIDE VARIETY OF SERVICE PROJECTS.

CALENDAR OF FUTURE EVENTS Feb. 12-14 – Reno Train Trip and Joint Meeting Feb. 12 – Valentine’s Day Dinner Mar. 16 – Nite At The Races – Fundraiser April 20 – E-Waste Collection Center April 27 – Rotary at Work Day May 4 – District Assembly – Solano College, Vallejo May ? – Moraga Schools Field Day June 8 – Bocce Ball Tournament (Martinez) June 25 – Demotion Dinner July 13 – District Awards Dinner – Woodland Community Center

Rotary International Theme for 2012-13 “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE”

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 Chair…………………Tony Schoemehl Rotary Foundation………………..…………….…... Lad Lynch Public Relations ……………………………… …… Gary Irwin Membership………………………………………….Nora Avelar Director at Large………………………………Debbie Roessler Director at Large……………………..Mary Elena Dochterman Director at Large……………………………...Cliff Dochterman President, Rotary International…Sakuji Tanaka District Governor, 5160………………..Laura Day Assistant District Governor………….Jose Avelar
Fill-in Editor for today – Cliff Dochterman & Frank May Newsletter Editor for February – Gary Irwin

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