Posted on May 02, 2021
1st Club Assembly of the Year 
  • Jan gave the invocation below and ended with Be Love
  • We started with a  Small Acts of Kindness video about the NY Waldorf-Astoria Hotel & it's first manager George C. Boldt
Some member small acts included: Venky-feeding a parking meter that was expired; over 50-person half days at vaccine site as highlighted by Charles; Paul-Knights of Columbus cemetary clean-up; Bill acknowledging Alicia for books on eating healthy; Di-setting up free horseback riding lessons for Klohie (daughter of Lived Experiences founder Oscar Ortega)  
  • And we welcomed our newest member, Caterina Hunter born 4/1/21 to proud mom & Rotarian Radia & husband Sean
  • Malcolm shared fun videos for birthdays: Patricia's Friday 4/30, Kevin's 5/1, and Steve's 5/2:
  • Members want to continue zoom & hybrid meetings as they are efficient and easy to join, especially when away. Huge thanks to Sarah for all her work on setting up the hybrids, and Patricia for her continued zoom assistance
  • Patricia reminded us of Cinco de Mayo social on the Hilton patio on 5/5 from 5-7pm; May 10 visit to Cristo Rey HS at 11:00 with Andy & Di; June 5 hike with Trish, and June 26 demotion party at the Suttons - more info to come
  • Committee Reports highlighting accomplishments to date included:
  • Foundation: We are 5 members short of being 100% EREY (Every Rotarians Every Year) in donations to The Rotary Foundation. We are matching all members donations this year
  • Membership: We added four new members last week and gave out red badges at the meeting including to Andy, who will soon get his blue badge
  • International: - 70K Reverse Global Grant for Anti-Human Trafficking - Global Grant for training homeless women in Calcutta, India - Grant to The Well Path (to help women affected by trafficking) - Grants to El Salvador to help with hunger and education - continued suppport of Joshua Orphan Care School in Malawi, Africa. We are looking at doing a 35K Global Grant next year for an orphanage in Kenya with Praise Gate
  • Community Service: - BocceFest Celebration of Service - Two Blood Drives - Stand Down - CRC Holiday Baskets - Casa de Amistad school supplies - Rotarians at Work Day helping Lived Experiences - Covid vaccination site 
Andy reminded everyone to get ready & get on board for our fabulous First Baja LobsterFest on September 18