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Kathy Gailey
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February 16, 2017
Today we step back to see where we stand with our 2016-2017 Rotary Foundation Annual Giving Campaign and our club’s 2016-2017 Matching Points Program.
Current Status of 2016-2017 Foundation Giving
As of February 16, 2017:
  • Twenty-five members have funded their 2016-2017 Rotary Foundation contributions for a total of $14,047.  These members will be awarded 9,257 matching points from our club’s 2016-2017 matching program.
  • Eighteen members have made pledges totaling $8,100 to be funded between now ant the end of the 2016-2017 Rotary year.  Upon receipt of funds, these members will be awarded 5,600 matching points. 
  • Seventeen members have not yet made a pledge for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. Members who wish to participate in the current matching program must forward their pledge (or fund a contribution) by April 1.
Application of Matching Points
Members who have not yet achieved Paul Harris Fellow status will have their matching points applied to their initial Paul Harris Fellow.  Current Paul Harris Fellows have the option of applying their matching points to their next PHF level or applying the points to a recipient their choice.  Members who want to apply the points to another person (or who are not sure) should contact me to discuss the matter.  If I do not hear from you to the contrary by April 1, your matching points will be applied to your next PHF level.
How to Make Your Contribution
You can:
  • Hand me (or Jeff Disch) a check, payable to “The Rotary Foundation”
  • Ask Jeff Disch to charge it to your member account
  • Contribute online, with your annual, quarterly or monthly payment charged to your credit card
If you have questions about paying online or on any other aspect of your Rotary Foundation account, please call (925-355-1110) or email ( me.
Mar 02, 2017
Mind with Heart
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Central Contra Costa County Sanitary Sewer District
Mar 30, 2017
Hands On Only CPR . San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
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Schedule of Greeters
March 2
Dominguez, Ana
March 9
Galbo, Marie
March 16
Duarte, Ed
March 23
Fiedler, Julie
Horace Crawford – Rotary Bio 2017
I joined the San Ramon Rotary Club in 1986.  The year I joined Rotary, some 30 years ago, Rotary International initiated the Polio Plus campaign to eliminate polio worldwide. (What a great project this has been for Rotary and for humanity.) Two years after joining, I become a Paul Harris Fellow, and was elected Sargent at Arms in 1988. I received the Hammer Award in 1988-89. I served as Sargent at Arms during the presidencies of Ron Romero, Jim Bryson, and Jim Smith.  I was honored as Rotarian of the Year in 1990-91.  I served as Director of Vocational Service and then as Club President in year 1997-1998.
During my year as President, I made infamous the “Cactus o’ Shame” award, which was presented to fellow Rotarians who just didn’t quite get something right.  The “Cactus o’ Shame” continues to survive in our home.  Some day we may water it again…  During my presidency we were selected as the District 5160 Best Club.
I served as the District 5160 Directory editor for five District Governors including Governors Al Frumkin, Lou Girard, Susan Waite, Bill Spalding.and Mark vonH.
I was born in my grandparents’ farmhouse in Central Texas in 1937.  My parents and grandparents were cotton farmer sharecroppers. Later, my parents moved to the beautiful Davis Mountains of West Texas.  My parents operated a dairy when I was young, We lived for 4 years at McDonald Observatory. My dad later owned and operated a Chevron Station. There were only 13 students in my graduating class at Ft. Davis High School in 1956.  (In 1952, our little town was devastated by five cases of polio all occurring within the period of three months.)  If anyone is interested in getting a sense of my small town during the 1950’s watch “The Last Picture Show” or “Dancer, Texas.”
My wife Peggy and I were married in June 1962. I served three years in the U.S. Army, including a year in Korea.  We came to the Bay Area in 1967, and soon we were blessed with the birth of two daughters. In 1981, while living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the great tragedy of our life occurred when we lost daughter Susan to an inoperable brain tumor at age 14. Our other daughter Amy lives in Fairfax, CA with her husband, and our two wonderful grandchildren. I often say that Peggy is the “best thing” that has ever happened to me. We have been happily married now for 54 years.
I am a proud native Texan, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, with  BS and MS degrees in Architectural Engineering.  While there, Peggy and I witnessed the UT Tower Shooting – the first mass shooting in the US.  The last ten years of my career, I mostly managed the design and construction of public school projects with ATI.. Peggy and I both retired in 2005.
In 1989, we purchased 63 acres along a beautiful trout stream in Northern California, near Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park.  We call our place Quail Run Ranch.
 We are active in our Methodist church and with Trinity Center, a homeless day respite center in the area which our club generously supports in many ways. This Rotary Club has been an extremely important part of my life for the past 30 years. My Rotary journey has blessed me with great friends, fun activities, many service opportunities in the community and beyond, and pride in being part of an amazing organization.
Ana Dominguez Bio:
I live in San Ramon and work at Gates +Associates, an architectural landscape firm. I have two children, both married, Rob age 37, and Cristie, age 30. I enjoy bicycling, skiing, spending my weekends in Glen Ellen and general partying! My Professional bio:
Ana Dominguez is an illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist. A graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco , her breadth of experience includes architectural drafting and illustration, environmental graphic design, and visual communications for landscape architecture and urban design.  Ana’s artistic gifts combined with this range of expertise provide her with the exceptional versatility to envision a project’s particular design potential, while also understanding and anticipating technical constraints.
Ana specializes in project theming, storytelling and the celebration of site history through a variety of design elements, including logo design, signage and wayfinding programs, sculpture and mural. Her artistic contributions bring life to retail and mixed-use properties, master planned communities, corporate campuses and upscale hospitality projects throughout the continental United States , as well as Hawaii , China and Dubai (U.A.E.).
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 February 23, 2017
Kathy Gailey, AKA African Queen, called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm and announced that it was Rotary International’s 112th birthday today.  Rotary was founded on February 23, 1905. (Remember this for trivia questions.)  Dispensing with a birthday song, Horace Crawford was introduced who led us in the pledge of allegiance..Herman Welm was selected to lead the group in a patriotic song.  The prodigal son, Bill Clarkson, returned to his club roots and was introduced as the founder of the Dougherty Valley Club, former President of our Rotary Club and the Mayor of the city of San Ramon.  One of our older members remembered that Bill had previously been recognized as “Bargain Bill” but it was all lost on current members.
Horace also presented reflections for the day.  He recounted that in 1952 four young persons were struck down by polio, one of whom was his best friend.  In 1985, the year that Horace joined this Rotary Club, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Over 30 years have passed and with its World Health partners and the Bill Gates Foundation have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 37 cases in 2016, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated. Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to help protect more than 2 billion children worldwide.
The second thought for the day was to recall that in 1989 the Rotary Council on Legislation voted to admit women into Rotary Clubs, a watershed moment in the history of Rotary. The response to the decision was overwhelming in support. By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000. By 2010, the number of women was approaching 200,000 worldwide.  Worldwide 21% of members are women. Currently in the US there are 95,000 women members representing over 29% of our members.  Horace and joined by all the men members of the club in expressing our appreciation for the women that have joined our club and contributed so much.
Rotary Foundation Moment
The venerable Ray Giles shared that status of our club’s annual giving.  27 of 61 members have already contributed $15,547.  16 members have pledged to the annual giving fund by year’s end.  18 people are still considering their commitment.  Ray shared that a statement is being sent to all members with the status of their contribution.  The club matches up to 500 Paul Harris points which can be applied to a 3rd party or applied to the next Paul Harris recognition level.  If a member has not designated an individual to apply the points, on April 1st it will be automatically applied to advancing the member to the next level.  Please make checks payable to the Rotary Foundation or go on line and pay be credit card or Geoff Disch can bill you if you so choose.  In parting, Ray emphasized that members should be proactive in their efforts to support the Foundation.
Kathy shared the following announcements:
  • Happy Hour would commence at the Fire House on May 2.
  • Beginning March 1 the club meeting would be from 12 noon to 1:15p to allow fifteen minutes for fellowship after the meeting. 
  • April 22nd will be our annual Smoke Detector Project
  • April 6th will be our annual Trinity Center Lunch (an offsite meeting)
  • March 4th is the Danville Crab Feed.  See Kathy if you want to attend with a group.
Anniversaries abound with Mr. Harvey and Duarte as well as Ms. Litteral getting recognized for $40 except that Mr. Sramek got hit for $50.  Go figure.  Mr. Gallagher suggested our fine master, Chris Gayler fine President Kathy $50 for not paying attention to Ray’s presentation and asking a question that Ray had already covered.  In the meantime, your scribe was recognized for his wife’s birthday and Chris Gayler was tagged for his wife’s birthday for $40.  There was a reminder that Patti is celebrating a “big birthday” ending in zero this month but was out of town having too much fun.
Karen announced that she assigns Greeters and publishes it on the website. Ana will be next week’s greeter.
Program:  San Ramon History
Bill Clarkson shared that the city would be celebrating 150 years of existence which began with the Spanish explorers in 1772 who entered the Valley and traveled along the San Ramon Creek which was a deep ravine that could not be easily crossed on horse.  The Spanish sought to build a mission in the area but opted to build in San Jose and near San Francisco.  A shepherd from Mission San Jose grazed his sheep in this Valley.  His name was Ramon and the Valley became known as San Ramon. 
Two land grants were given at the time 1) Amador Valley (south) and 2) San Ramon/Pacheco (north).  U.S. settlers settle by the creeks while the Spanish tended to settle by the springs.  In 1846 Fremont armed men stole local horses without payment.  When the Spaniard whose horses were stolen asked for gold in compensation, Fremont responded that he would only pay in lead (bullets).  Only 8,000 Spanish inhabited California which is part of the reason that Fremont was able to defeat the Spanish forces with only 200 men.
In 1848 gold was discovered and a flood of gold miners entered the Valley.  Amador was a main stop for gold diggers to obtain supplies. 
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