Posted on Oct 30, 2020
  • One of the highlights of the meeting was inducting Andy Laub into Rotary, the newest of 1.2 million Rotarians throughout the world. Welcome, Andy! He will soon receive his welcome package & pin and will meet with Phil, his club mentor.
  • Susan will be ordering new club polo shirts.  Let her know if you need one - they are free for new members and $20+ for current members or family.
  • Malcolm continued his fun videos, the first for Beverly's Birthday on November 3. (Video links have been added to all past photos so you can click on them & laugh again)
  • We then saw two Halloween themed videos: the Addams Family staring Kevin, Lou, Charlotte, Jan, & Art
  • And Herb leading Vicky, Nasr, Bill, and Beverly in the Monster Mash:
  • Herb, Vicky, & Phil will meet at the Hilton on Friday, 11/6 at 11am to look at ways to hold in-person meetings. Everyone  is invited to join them.
  • November is Foundation Month and the Annual Foundation Seminar will be on zoom on Saturday, 11/7, 9-11am. Charlotte will be highlighting our Global Grant to El Salvadorian families. Everyone is encouraged to attend what is always a touching program
  • The BocceFest2020 Celebration of Giving Video is done & the link is here on our homepage, in the top right corner 
  • Bill wants visitors to our zoom meetings to know that we stand for the Pledge, so be sure to wear pants
Our speaker today was our very own DG, Steve Weitzen, doing an informal update - the man of many hats:
  • Steve joined Rotary & our club in 2006 and laid low for 7 years until 2013 when he became our President. He had so much fun being       President & doing his weekly recaps that he decided to get even more involved & became the Assistant Governor to 6 coastal clubs for 3 years. Next was Chief Assistant Governor of 16 clubs, and then on to becoming District Governor in his second try.
  • Polio will be the last major project taken on by RI. The future focus will be on the 7 areas of Service:
  1. Providing clean water/sanitation/hygiene 
  2. Supporting education
  3. Fighting disease
  4. Saving mothers and children
  5. Growing local economies
  6. Promoting peace
  7. Disaster response
  • The International Convention in Taipei will be virtual
  • The Rotary International Learning Center has extraordinary training and information available
  • Steve envisions socials with different clubs instead of the past District Council dinners
  • He is actively working with the DG of Baja, District 5100, and looks forward to doing projects together in Mexico
  • He is very happy with our club and the high zoom attendance. He wants other clubs to follow our lead and have one evening social meeting per month, and when we get back to meeting in person, continue with one zoom meeting per month. 

Malcolm had one more Halloween video ready to show but didn't because of the poor audio, featuring DJ Sarah, and rappers Nasr, Venky, Suchandra, and Charles: