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Litteral, Stacy
August 24
Marrs, Jerry
August 31
Gunning, Mike
My name is Stacy Litteral and I am currently the Executive Director of Kids’ Country.  I was born and raised in the San Ramon Valley and have live here most of my life.  After graduating from California High School, I attended Saint Mary’s College in Moraga and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in economics in 2003.  I began my career working in the Human Resources department of an international transportation line in San Ramon.  I met my husband Shaun while playing on the company’s softball team.  In 2005 we were married and we bought our first house in Livermore, CA.  In 2006, my son Mason Robert Litteral was born.  I was a stay at home mom for 18 months during which time I started evening classes toward my MBA.   In 2008, I joined Kids’ Country as the Human Resources Director.  Later that year I completed my MBA program as well.  In 2011, my daughter Emma Kathryn Litteral was born.  She was born very prematurely and had a respiratory disease at birth that kept her in the hospital for a period of time.  Dealing with that time was definitely my biggest challenge.  However, she recovered beautifully and came home healthy.  In 2012, I was promoted to the Associate Executive Director positon and we began the succession planning process as our Executive Director was planning to retire within the next couple of years.  In 2013, I attended Stanford’s Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders.  It was a huge success for me and a life changing opportunity I learned so much from.  In June 2014, Chris Erbe, our Executive Director retired and the Board of Directors offered the position to me.  Besides having my children, this was definitely my greatest accomplishment.  I am very excited to be taking on the new challenge and leading such a wonderful non-profit organization that is based in my home community.
Kids’ Country is a 30-year old non-profit organization that was originally built by a group of parents who saw the need for on campus before and after school programs.  Over the last 30 years, Kids’ Country has grown into an organization with 13 sites across the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  We currently employ about 170 employees and serve over 1,700 children daily and about 500 children during the summer.  This fall, all of our 13 locations will have achieved national accreditation by the Council on Accreditation, making Kids’ Country the only fully accredited child care organization in the state of California.  We are currently working on a $8 million fundraising campaign to build the Kids’ Country Center for the Arts & Sciences in the heart of Danville.  The center will allow the community to have a 250 seat performing arts center as well as specialized instructional space for S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math), visual arts, culinary arts and performing arts.
In my free time, I enjoy reading non-fiction books by inspirational leaders, cooking, swimming and travelling with my husband and kids.  As a family, we are Disneyland season pass holders and try to escape there at least three times a year.  I am currently a board member of the Twin Creeks PTA and a member of San Ramon Rotary.
In the near future, I hope to successfully continue an appropriate work life balance and be the best mom and leader I can be.  I hope to successfully raise the funds to complete the Center for the Arts & Sciences.  My professional goal is to grow and expand Kids’ Country as much as possible programmatically and be recognized nationally as a premier after school program.  Eventually, I hope to be a leadership professor in a collegiate MBA program.
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Greeter Protocol
When you are assigned the duty of being our greeter, you should remember the following:

1. You should be at the meeting by 11:45 AM in order to greet everyone as they come to the meeting.

2. You should bring a "Greeter's Gift" for the raffle. The gift should be approximately $20.00 in value.

3. You will be leading the giving the inspiration of the day, leading the salute to the flag, and introducing the visiting Rotarians. It is a good idea to watch the visiting Rotarians sign in, so that you can ask them about any complicated names or classifications.

4. If you cannot attend, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.
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Meeting Notes for August 10, 2017
By: Hermann Welm
Lucky Sandhu, aka “Can Do Sandhu,” opened the meeting by reminding us that the R.I. President is Ian H.S. Riseley, of Victoria, Australia, and his theme for the year is “Rotary, Making a Difference.”
Our Greeter, Terry Koehne  --  yes, he is still in our Club!  --  , led us in the Salute to the Flag and gave us his Thought for the Day, by Dale Carnegie, “If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them.  If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you.  Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.”   Terry is the Public Affairs Director for the Contra Costa County Office of Education; he was formerly doing the same job for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, where he was on call to respond to press inquiries about every stubbed toe in over 30 schools!  It must be a relief to work the PR Game for an entity that nobody knows about!   (Well, the Teachers’ Unions know about it, but they NEVER cause any grief!).
Don Jones then led the group in the singing the Patriotic Song, “God Bless America!”
Visiting Rotarians:  None.
Other Visitors:   Will Harlan, son of Dr. Bill, who works for the State of Alaska, responsible for the “inspection of all things mechanical;”  Erin Greenawalt, Dr. Bill’s granddaughter, and author of her first Online Book; Cal High Interact’s 2017/18 Board of Directors: Jessica Yuan (President), Heidi Kwong (Co-Vice President), Swetha Sankar Co-Vice  President), Amanda Li (Projects), Jillian Weber (Fundraising), Liam Siu (Webmaster), Michaela Haynes (Membership), Nishitha Gouravelli (Fundraising), Conner Jow (Treasurer) and Justin Wong (Videographer) and Maulik Shyani.
Kathy reminded all that our Online Auction for Education is in need of more prizes; please get you items in as soon as possible!  The Auction is quite early this year  --  September 20 thru 29  --  so we need them soonest.  Several Rotarians have paired up to completely “cover” a shopping center and have found that they can get certificates from many retailers right on the spot.  More of these outings are encouraged as an easy, sociable way to add to the list of items for the Auction!
Good News/Fine Free:  None
Recognitions:   Terry and Christine Koehne for their 24th Anniversary on June 19th; Pat and Ann Paterson for their 61st Anniversary on June 21st; and Jay Tontz for his July 20th Birthday!
“Can Do” Sandhu gave a quick overview of this year’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta and noted that he was accompanied by his daughter, Chia, who celebrated her 13th Birthday at the meeting.  He then asked Ana Dominguez, Colette Lay and Kathy Gailey to come up and share some of their impressions with the members.
Ana attended because her father was a speaker at the convention.  He has been a Rotarian for 70 years, as had his father, Ana’s grandfather.  In 1948, while studying at the University of Illinois, he received the first Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. He had many great experiences and was invited to work at the United Nations. He spoke at the Conventional about how to keep Rotary Alumni involved in the organization.
Colette went because it was the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, which has donated $3.7 Billion to programs all over the world since its founding.  She was impressed by the thousands of Rotarians attending and the fabulous reception they got from the City of Atlanta.  Roughly 40,000 to 45,000 Rotarians and spouses attended!
Kathy was particularly impressed by the House of Friendship, a giant hall in which hundreds of booths are set up by various clubs from all over the world.   Many of them provide information about initiatives being worked on in their countries and offer other clubs an opportunity to participate in them.  One of Kathy’s highlights at the convention was that she got an opportunity to meet, face to face, her former host for a 4-week trip to Ethiopia.  While she had been staying in touch with Sammy over the Internet, this was their first meeting since that trip.
Lucky ended the program by commenting how this trip to Atlanta has really served to “engage” him in Rotary!  And, he mentioned that next year it will be held in Toronto, Canada, another easy and interesting destination for us Californians.
Raffle:   The Greeter’s Gift, a bottle of wine, was won by Don Jones, and the opportunity to draw that gold marble was won by Terry Koehne.  Needles to say, with the raffle starting all over again after Marco’s untimely drawing of the gold marble last week, Terry didn’t have a chance!  So he walked off with only $10.  The prize next week will be $60.00! 
Next Week’s Program:    Nancy Kreiser, Senior Branch Manager, will talk about the programs and services available at the Dougherty Station and San Ramon Libraries.  Our Greater will be Stacy Litteral.
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