Volume 1 Issue 5 Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Dougherty Valley/San Ramon February 24, 2010
WELCOME to Issue 5 of the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Sunset Club Newsletter!
Written by Chandni Adiani, Newsletter Editor & Club Secretary
WEEKLY MEETING TIMES
Wednesdays from 5:40 pm (5:15 pm social) to 6:40pm in The Fountain Room at the San Ramon Community Center (bottom of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Blvd) ** IMPORTANT Location Change: The next meeting (March 3) will be held at Iron Horse Middle School in their Multipurpose Room (located off the main parking lot, between the gym and admin building).
THANK YOU Cathy Lee for being our greeter this week,
leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and giving an inspirational presentation on the Olympic Games, and how it promotes sportsmanship, unity, and peace among the five participating regions (represented by the five Olympic rings)!
Cathy Lee (left) Bill E Clarkson, Gayle Larson, Patty Hoyt (right)
…more Rotarians and visiting guests!
THANK YOU to our visiting guests and potential members for attending our meeting: Robert
Johnson, Ken Mintz, Karen Pinkerton, Robin Kelly, Carla Cantor, Terry Koehne, and Carol Rowley
Appointment of Sergeant-at-Arms Rotary Moment
Every week, a member will be given 2-3 minutes to brief us all on a part of Rotary International. As time progresses, we will become familiar with the organization of RI as a whole, and the opportunities that come along with being a Rotarian. Sign up sheet was passed around; please contact Will Doerlich if you are interested in presenting during an upcoming meeting. Thank you Gayle Larson for volunteering to take this position!
Deepa Willingham Event on March 24
To be held at the San Ramon Presbyterian Church. We are going to need 4-5 volunteers to help our with the event. Please email Peter Adiani or Bill Clarkson if you are interested! Still waiting for about 20 people to sign up for a date. You can choose from March 12, 13, 19, 20 (Fridays and Saturdays). We would like to finalize this by next meeting, so please email Kimberly Nicola regarding your preferred date!
Members Night Out
Membership, Chip Shabazian and Chris Phillips
Members are now able to input their information on the Rotary website! An automated email was sent to all members with instructions and information! Additionally, do invite any of your contacts who you think will be interested in Rotary!
Facebook Fanpage (and possible Blog?)
We now have 133 fans on Facebook! That is AWESOME! Our Fanpage is a great place to make comments, write notes, and post any upcoming events. Nicole Blazin is working on our website. She also pitched the idea of having a blog- send her your thoughts/feedback on if a blog is a good idea!
Food at Meetings
We are looking for new means to bring food and to spend no more than $5 per person (cost of room included). Thank you Mike Pettuerti for bringing food last week. Members, email him your ideas about food!
Kay Wang: Congratulations on a successful Chinese New Year Celebration! Five Rotarians showed Kay support at this event!
PROGRAM SPEAKER: R.I. District Governor Earl Kilmer
International, what the foundation can offer us, and what our goals should be as a new club! With 24 years in Rotary service, DG Earl Kilmer is dedicated to the true cause and origins of Rotary. He manages 70 clubs (3 of which are provisional) in District 5160, which runs from the Oregon border to Davis to Berkeley to San Ramon. There are 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide and 531 districts total. Mr. Kilmer reports directly to the International President 2009-2010, John Kenny of Scotland. As a new club, it is our job and our mission to delve into Rotary International in the next few months and figure out: “What is Rotary?” As a Rotarian, each of us now have responsibility towards our club, our community members, Rotary International, and to ourselves! Mr. Kilmer encourages us to individually identify something within Rotary that we are passionate about and to make the best out of it! Dougherty Valley Rotary would like to thank District 5160 Governor Earl Kilmer for giving an exciting speech on Rotary
DG Earl Kilmer presenting our club with the official Provisional Letter
He touched on some key resources, such as our president and district leaders. But the most important and valuable resource we could possibly have is www.Rotary.org and www.Rotary5160.org. Our district website is a great place to find out what is happening in the community, how you can give back, and not to mention, enjoy the fact that many R.I. leaders today have sprung from our very own District 5160! More on Rotary 1. ABC’s of Rotary: A: Activities- No activities=No progress B: Bodies C: Cash Without the ABC, a Rotary club will die. 2. Rotary provides us with funding to do our activities. Our financial commitments to Rotary are invested, with ending income used to pay for admin costs. At the end of 3 years of investments, half goes to world fund, and half comes back to our district to be used for local projects to improve our local community 3. P.A.I.N. – Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Nigeria are the countries left with a presence of polio. Rotary’s mission is to eradicate polio around the world. It is Rotary’s responsibility, as a non-political and non-religious organization. 4. GIVING to Rotary is a COMMITMENT, NOT A REQUIREMENT. 100% of our donations go towards charity Mr. Earl Kilmer ended with a powerful quote by John Kenny, International President 2009-2010 “Rotarians, the future of Rotary is in your hands!”
March 6th March 12th
Upcoming Event Announcements from Fellow DV/SR Rotarians:
March 13th March 24th March 31st March 31st May 13th
Parking Lot BBQ/Food Drive for Alameda County Food Bank Location: Parking lot of Prudential (Johnson Ct, Pleasanton) 11am‐2pm Contact Cindy Duffy‐ (925) 463‐6126 BBQ Lunch for high school students preparing to attend the conference (below) on March 13 (service opportunity for club members) Contact Scott Gerbert Youth Conference 8am‐10pm Rotary is providing dinner (service opportunity) Contact Scott Gerbert E.P.I.C. Healthy Choices (Empowering Parents and Involving Community) Family Dinner at Iron Horse Middle School Contact Robin Kelly San Ramon Community Fair for Youth and Families Location: Iron Horse Middle School Contact Scott Gerbert‐ (925) 552‐5030 Take a Moment at the Vine – An evening of wine tasting, raffle baskets, music, and hors d’oeuvre’s provided by Bridges Restaurant 6:00pm‐9:00pm – Tickets $30 per person (includes wine tasting and hors d’oeuvre’s) Contact Rich Mendoza for more information – (925) 803‐2465 20th Annual Food, Film, and Wine Festival – presented by Jim Walberg Location: Blackhawk Auto Museum
NEXT WEEK we will be welcoming San Ramon Fire Chief Richard Price DID YOU KNOW?
The concept of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) originated in 1959 in Queensland, Australia. After learning that Princess Alexandra, who was in her early 20s, would be attending the state's centennial celebration, local Rotarians planned activities specifically for the princess's age group. RYLA is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people (normally ages 14-30) that emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth. Find out more at http://www.rotary.org/EN/STUDENTSANDYOUTH/Pages/ridefault.aspx
The United States has more airports than any other nation (over 14,800)!
CLUB ASSEMBLY MEMORIES
BILL CLARKSON PRESIDENT firstname.lastname@example.org MICHAEL PETTERUTI VICE PRESIDENT email@example.com CHANDNI ADIANI SECRETARY firstname.lastname@example.org JANE LOUIE TREASURER email@example.com CHIP SHABAZIAN MEMBERSHIP firstname.lastname@example.org NICOLE BLAZIN PUBLIC RELATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA email@example.com KIMBERLY NICOLA CLUB ADMINISTRATION firstname.lastname@example.org ESTHER LUCAS COMMUNITY PROJECTS DIRECTOR email@example.com WILL DOERLISH R.I. FOUNDATION MOMENT firstname.lastname@example.org RICK BARROSO PROGRAM SPEAKER CHAIR email@example.com GAYLE LARSON SERGEANT-AT-ARMS firstname.lastname@example.org The Four-Way Test 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
March 3: San Ramon Valley Fire Chief, Richard Price Mar 10: Vince Golla, Group Study Exchange Mar 17: Steve Enoch, Superintendant of Schools, San Ramon Valley Unified
Feb 24: Lynnette Gerbert Mar 3: TBD Mar 10: TBD
When you are a greeter, you should remember to arrive promptly at 5:15 to greet everyone as they come to the meeting. You will be leading the flag salute, presenting an inspirational saying, and introducing visiting Rotarians.