Posted By Jake Fowler
April 19, 2016
Scribe: Ken Moulton
Flag Salute – President Marc Elin conducted the Flag Salute
Inspirational – Kurt Mitchler
Kurt recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia and visited some historic Civil War Sites. At Stones Creek battle site he discovered the following inscription.
“Your own proud lands heroic soil, must be your filter grave, she gave from war her richest spoil, the Ashes of the brave!”
Song: Bill Arnone
In the absence of songmeister Bill Arnone, Tom Boylan spontaneously led the Club in spirited rendition of “It’s A Grand Old Flag”.
Visiting Rotarians – None
Guests of Rotarians
Vincent Larcen, our current exchange student, was introduced by Bill Bolster.
Marc Elin introduced WHS teacher Stephanie Kibler and student Yanely Lopez Morfin who will be honored later in the program.
Ed Turner proudly introduced his daughter, Leslie Carlson and his new grand-daughter Ava Louise Carlson.
John Hackenburg was welcomed back from his recent motorhome trip to Arizona where he visited a “mothball aircraft fleet” and the beautiful red hills of Sedona. John presented President Marc with a Rotary flag from the Tucson Rotary Morning Club.
Ken Moulton was also acknowledged for his recent trip to San Miguel de Allende. Ken surprised Pam for her 65th birthday with a weeks trip to the historical town of San Miguel de Allende located in central Mexico. Great food, music, art and entertainment was had by all.
Student Recognition – Yanely Lopez Morfin
President Marc introduced Windsor High School teacher Stephanie Kibler who in turn introduced Student of the Month, Yanely Lopez Morfin from the Pre Med Core. Yanely discussed her work in the Pre Med Core and her activities in the community. She has been actively involved as a volunteer at Kaiser Hospital and recently attended Nurse Camp. Yanely also volunteers at Cali Calmecac and started an Academy to stop “bullying” in the schools. She will pursue her career at Sacramento State next year.
The Club was reminded that this years $13,000 in student scholarships will be distributed this Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at Windsor High school. A special thanks to the committee for their efforts in evaluating student applications and selecting students to be recognized.
April Rotarian of the Month – Leigh Mateas
President Marc selected Leigh Mateas for Rotarian of the Month for his work with the Interact Club at Windsor High School. A long time Rotarian in the Healdsburg noontime Club and South Lake Tahoe-Douglas, Leigh has jumped right in to assist at many levels since joining the Windsor Club. Congratulations and thank you Leigh for your efforts.
Monthly Socials Promote Fun and Fellowship
Club Social – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sandy Krutz announced that all in attendance last Sunday has a great time at the social hosted by Dominic Foppolis at the Christopher Creek Winery for tasting, fellowship and snacks. The weather was perfect and the wine and fellowship outstanding.
Gallery Photo Reception – Thursday, May 19 – Mader Gallery Healdsburg
Sue Nelson announced that a special photo exhibition on the Homeless will open in Healdsburg on May 14, 2016. The show will feature photos from Sue Nelson, Pam Moulton and Gail Ginder. This project is to raise awareness about homelessness as well as look for solutions. As Sue described, this project has had a major impact on all the participants. A joint reception of the Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale Rotary clubs is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm, All Rotarians and family members are invited,
Windsor Chile Cook-Off
Our own Steve Klick has entered the Windsor Chile Cook-off scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Join in the fun and remember to vote frequently for Steve’s Chile as the best of the day!
Monster Bike Event – Ukiah – May 22, 2016
The Rotary Club of Ukiah will be sponsoring a “monster bike event” on Sunday, May 22 that will include a ride and a big BBQ. If interested contact in participating: wwwMendocinoMonster.com
Rotary Hands On Project – Scholar Garden – Cali Calmecac
Sunday, April 24 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm there will be hands on project at the Scholar Garden at Cali Camecac. Volunteers are needed to put the final touches on this Club Project that will also be dedicated that day.
Lobster Feed Fundraiser – May 14, 2016
Fundraiser chair Tom Hassur updated the Club on the Lobster Feed Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016. He encouraged all members to reserve and pay for their tickets in order to determine what we have left to sell. See Bev Graham for seating assignments.
Ken Moulton discussed the need for volunteers and passed around a sign-up list for the Club. All members are expected to be present at 9:00 am on Saturday morning for the set up.
Jack Hyde asked that all Silent Auction items be delivered as soon as possible as we have only 24 in search of 125.
Bill Conklin, using a power point, reviewed all of the live auction items to be used at the fundraiser. There are still a couple more to be added to get to 20 items.
Pegi Ball reviewed the food options and encourage anyone who will not be eating fish, to contact her to order a special chicken dinner. Lombardi Catering will again be doing the Lobster.
Dennis Wilkenson appealed for a sponsor to come forward to sponsor a “Logo” glass for the event. The sponsorship would be about $1500 for the necessary glassware.
What’s In the POT…Ed?
Again, due to lack of time, on one was able to guess the number in John LeCave’s head this week. The money will roll over to next weeks pot.
Tom Boylan closed the meeting with an esoteric analogy about the San Francisco Warriors losing a player and the team coming together to face the challenge in the play- offs. The meaning may be that the Rotary Club of Windsor always comes together as we approach our big fundraiser of the year…or only Tom knows the real meaning.