Bulletin 8/25/15

Posted By Jake Fowler


September 2nd Program features Windsor Rotarian Superheroes Unmasked!

YOU won’t want to miss it because you are part of the show!

Windsor Rotary Meeting – August 25, 2015

Meeting began with the Flag Salute led by Anna Smith.

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Bill Conklin provided the inspiration for the day. Using the theme of aviation, Bill provided a number of short quotes ending with “You don’t want to tie the record of flying too low.”

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Warin Parker led us in the song: “If You Want to Show Your Love” (to the turn of “If You”re Happy and You Know It”)

Visiting Rotarians…

Rene Hyde introduced Leigh Mateas visiting from the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Douglas.

Leigh, a former member of the Healdsburg Rotary has just recently moved back to Windsor and is a frequent visitor to our Club.

Joy Weims, a Rotarian from the United Kingdom, introduced herself as she now sports a Windsor Rotary Blue Badge as a frequent visitor as well.

There were no guests of Rotarians at the meeting

Our Exchange Student, Vincent Larcin. was busy with school activities and unable to join us.

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President Marc searched the room to recognize Tom Hassur as the Rotarian of the Month for August. Failing to find him, Marc called Tom’s cell and everyone enjoyed a laugh listening-in to all the personal things Tom was busy doing that morning (the call was played through the sound system). A word to the wise — you never know when Marc will call looking for you if you’re not at a meeting.


Lobster Feed keeps on giving…

Art Diaz highlighted the Lobster Feed Silent Auction package of Kayaking on the Russian River he put together. Art shared photos of the lucky recipients enjoying themselves on the river along with how good it felt to give.

Club Member shared fun experiences and special events in their lives that they are thankful with Give-Back-Bucks — where they make a donation to the Club, District or International programs.

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Ed Turner proudly announced that he and Louise will be grandparents in February. His daughter Leslie and son-in -law Drew are expecting — this will be the Turner’s first. Way to go Turner Clan.

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Tom Boylan congratulated Bill Arnone for the Lobster Feed Live Auction Bocce Ball and Dinner provided for a party of 8 at the Arnone’s residence this past weekend. A great time was had by all… but, what happens at the Arnone’s stays at the Arnone’s!

Donations were made to the Foundation by both Ed and Tom.

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Rotary Bar at the Town Green Summer Concert Series —

Jack Hyde reported that the Rotary Bar made $1100 at the recent concert.

Revenue from the Rotary Bar funds International projects for the Club. Jack also announced that this Thursday will be the last night of the summer concerts featuring music of the Beatles. The Lobster Feed Live Auction item of Dinner on the Green with the Beatles will be hosted by Maureen Merrill. Additional Rotarians are needed to serve the dinner.

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The slingshot game connected to the weekly raffle sounds easy — lucky Superheroes with the lucky ticket get two-shots to try and knock down the cups that spell CANCER — but has proved to be more challenging than it appears as the pot was at $684 .

Marc offered a new twist this week by selecting three tickets and three contestants. The lucky tickets belonged to Sue Nelson, Ken Moulton, and Bev Graham. All three “superheros” had an opportunity to play but their combined skills resulted in the same outcome. None knocked “cancer” off the table.


 Message from R.I. President — K.R. Ravindran “Ravi”

“As Rotary celebrates Membership Month, I want to ask what Rotary means to you. I invite you to share your story not only with Rotary but with your personal and professional networks — not only why you joined, but why you are still a member of Rotary today. Sharing your Rotary story could help inspire someone to join.”

Rotary’s New Message —

Rotary is a leadership organization. We are made up of local business persons,

professionals and civilian leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we’re able to get things done in this community.


President Marc walked the Club through the countdown details to the September 8th Evening Meeting and highlighted the experiment experience the event will provide the Club:

 Evening Meeting Format

 Appetizers (not full dinner)

 Membership Event

 Intro “F.O.R. WINDSOR!”

 Community outreach/awareness

 Tech communication (Facebook Event)

 Reactivate/Refine Database

 Intro potential series:

“Community Conversations”

County Supervisor James Gore will be our first featured speaker. Club members were asked

to complete a question to be asked Supervisor Gore as the presentation is designed to be


September 8th is a regular Club Meeting — no additional cost beyond what you

would pay for a meal at a regular Club meeting.

Spouse/partner cost would be the cost of a meal at a regular Club meeting.

Potential Member Guests are considered free meal — just like when potential members

normally visit.

August 25th Presentation is a top-ranked TED Talk by Club Members Simon Sinek who explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. A trained ethnographer and renowned expert on the subject of leadership (adjunct of the RAND Corporation), Simon Sinek writes and comments regularly for major publications and teaches graduate-level strategic communications at Columbia University.

Simon Sinek talked about how effective leaders inspire and empower followers. Most leaders deal with the “what” and “how’ but few deal with the “why”. Sinek says that all inspirational leaders think, act and talk in a similar manner. The inspirations comes from the message and the manner it is communicated. Effective leaders motivate by addressing the “why”! In addressing the why, the intuitive and “decision-making” part of the brain often takes charge. He cited Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech” as a classic example of a charismatic leader appealing to the why of “civil rights”.

Two essential elements of the talk were:

  • “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”
  • “If you talk about what you believe, you will attract those who believe what you believe.”

Following the video presentation, table discussions were held related to the topic of leadership and how leaders can inspire with their story. What’s your story that inspires your business? What’s inspires you about the Rotary story?

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Closing Thought for the meeting was provided by Phil Trowbridge

”On the stock market, the usual advice is to stand up and do something.   Today, don’t stand up and do anything…relax and watch!”


August 25th Meeting Assignments

Greeters………………………… Bev Graham & Michael Juric

Raffle Tickets………………… Dick Bishop & Joan Mora

Inspiration……………………. Bill Conklin

Song…………………………….. Bill Arnone

Closing Thought……………. Phil Trowbridge

Scribe……………………………. Ken Moulton

Set-Up…………………………… Kurt Mitchler

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