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John F. Germ
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The African Queen
Kathy Gailey
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May 04, 2017
Child Health Advocacy
May 11, 2017
May 18, 2017
May 25, 2017
Educational Opportunities for Disadvantaged People
Jun 01, 2017
Demotion Party for President Gailey in the p.m.
Jun 08, 2017
Topics of Interest and Questions with the Superintendent of San Ramon Valley schools
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Schedule of Greeters
May 4
Prilutsky, Michael
May 11
Gayler, Chris
May 18
Gayler, George
May 25
Greco, Guy
June 8
Gross, Paula
June 15
Gunning, Mike
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.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of San Ramon
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Dr.
Danville, CA  94526
United States
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Meeting Notes for April 27, 2017
By: Hermann Welm
President Kathy Gailey, “The African Queen,” called the meeting to order, reminding us that the R.I. President is John F. Germ and his theme for the year is “Rotary Serving Humanity.”
Our Greeter, Ray Giles, led us in the Salute to the Flag and gave us his Thought for the Day, “Teachers are like candles, burning bright to light the way for others.”
This Scribe then led the group in the singing a Patriotic Song, “God Bless America.”
Visiting Rotarians:  San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson, formerly of our club, and now with the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon club.
Other Visitors:   The San Ramon Police Department’s School Resource Officers, including Mark Gunning; two members of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s Board of Directors, Rachel Hurd and Mark Jewitt; Christene Burr, Executive Director of the Education Foundation, and lots of teachers and principals, who are named, below.
Program:  Chris Gayler hosted the “Educator of the Year” presentations and introduced the several “persenters” who would be handling the details.
First up, Mike Prilutsky, who introduced the first five nominees:
Bella Vista Elementary’s Principal, Barb Mallon, nominated Anelyse George, a 4th grade teacher and Lead Teacher, who develops creative, engaging lessons that meet her students positive energy is an inspiration to both her students and her peers. 
Bollinger Canyon Elementary’s Principal, Shawn Wells , nominated Nora Atkinson, a Special Day Grades 4/5 teacher, who, day in and day out, shows up with a smile and the positive energy it takes to support our most challenging and amazing children.
California High School’s Principal, Sarah Cranford, nominated Jessica Heagle, who teaches AP English, Spanish, and Careers in Teaching.  Jessie is a teacher who strives for excellence and believes in providing rigorous learning experiences for all students.  Her strengths and knowledge are a constant source of excitement for our students and inspiration for our staff. 
Country Club Elementary’s Principal, Christy Glaser, nominated Allison Jensen, a Kindergarten teacher, who does everything possible to create an environment of happy learners. She goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her students and builds collaborative relationships with families.
Coyote Creek Elementary’s Principal, Bill Alpert, nominated Colette Blessum, a Kindergarten teacher, who works tirelessly day in and day out to make sure she is meeting each student’s needs in her class. She is a most caring individual. 
Next up to present was Lucky Sandhu:
Gale Ranch Middle School’s Principal, Sue Goldman, nominated Andrea Calloway, a School Counselor.  Every year, during Words Matter Week, Andrea works directly with students to create amazing activities that embody our philosophy of inclusion and kindness.  This year, she has created a program called “Greet a Gryphon” in which students volunteer to greet brand new students, introduce them to friends and ensure they are not alone at lunch. 
Golden View Elementary’s Principal, Christine Huajardo, nominated Tiffany Burgermeister, a Teacher 1/2 Combo Class.  Tiffany is patient, kind and thoughtful with her work, and most of all, goes above and beyond to provide for children.  She has poured her heart and soul into her combination class and as a result 24 brilliant minds will be forever touched by her excellence.
Hidden Hills Elementary’s Principal, Melodie Huynh, nominated Rebecca Scherer, a Resource Teacher, always ready to help a student who may be struggling.  Rebecca’s love for our community and the students in her care is evident in her daily actions.
Iron Horse Middle School’s Principal, Joe Nguyen, nominated Pam Serzen-Dayton, a 7th Grade Science teacher, who has taught for 30 years in total, 20 of those years here at Iron Horse Middle School. In addition to teaching her Science classes, Pam has taken on multiple leadership roles at Iron Horse.
Next up as Presenter, John Millich:
Live Oak Elementary’s Principal, Nadine Rosenzweig, nominated Chi Shui, a Teacher on Special Assignment.  He is supporting 45 teachers with technology training and education.
Montevideo Elementary’s Principal, Tasha Snow, nominated Sarah Hypes, a Second Grade teacher, whose positive energy is an inspiration to both her students and her peers. 
Neil Armstrong Elementary’s Principal, Lorna Monteith, nominated Jessica Golden, her Library Media Coordinator.  The school’s library is a warm, welcoming and supportive place for both the staff and the students.
Pine Valley Middle School’s Principal, Jason Law, nominated Stephanie Huff, the School Psychologist, whose passion and dedication to all students and staff are immeasurable. Students feel comfortable to be vulnerable with her and know that she is their rock of support.
Our final Presenter was Paula Gross:
Quail Run Elementary’s Principal, Mimi Quan, nominated Eva Yee, a Science Specialist.  She has done an amazing job transitioning the school into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  She has worked with each grade level to help make this transition as smooth as possible
Twin Creeks Elementary’s Principal, Shelli Kravitz, nominated Allison Adams, a 2nd Grade teacher, who constantly looks for ways to improve herself as an educator.  She attends workshops so she can grow professionally and better serve not only her students, but all Twin Creeks students. 
Venture School’s Principal, Matt Chamberlain, nominated Melanie Harris.  From his observations and discussions, there is no one who more exemplifies “Service above Self” than Melanie.  She has solid relationships with her students, whereby she personlizes instruction and develops strong connections with her warm and caring rapport.
Walt Disney Elementary’s Principal, Curtis Haar, nominated Becky Rodriguez, a 5th Grade teacher, who has transitioned to teaching a new grade level this year after multiple years of volunteering to take on the challenge of teaching a combination class. This puts additional responsibility upon Becky and she has always handled it with grace.
Windemere Ranch Middle School’s Principal, Dave Bolin, nominated, Lee Heagle, a 7th Grade Core teacher.  Mr. Heagle is a veteran middle school core teacher who has been instrumental in our implementation of our Response to Intervention (RtI) program that provides academic support for all of our students. This year we implemented a schedule change that provides two “tutorial” periods each week for students to receive specific, targeted assistance.
Chris Gayler commented on the significant educational talent present in the room!
There followed an additional round of applause plus the mandatory Group Picture.
No Raffle this Week!
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