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Barry Rassin
R.I. President
Our President
John 'Copy Cat' Milich
Mar 14, 2019
Chaplain Resources to First Responders -Police & Fire
Mar 21, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Hear from students who participate in the Club's Career Shadow Day
Apr 04, 2019
Rise Against Hunger
Apr 17, 2019
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Apr 18, 2019
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Schedule of Greeters
March 7
Welm, Hermann
March 14
Wilcox, Steve
March 21
Anand, Gobind
March 28
Bierman, Don
April 4
Bronzini, Marco
April 11
Carrillo, Otto"Edgardo"
April 18
Degnan, Carolyn
April 25
Dominguez, Ana
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.
We all think we choose what path we take in life, who we socialize and mix with, what views we hold. But those decisions are actually shaped by networks of people - David Brooks. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST: The Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. Rotarians have the opportunity to create relationships with many business, professional, and community leaders.
SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. Being a Rotarian authenticates the person and their business or profession.
THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. Rotarians nurture this personal characteristic; the cornerstone of building and sustaining relationships.
FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Rotarians become better world citizens and often build lasting international relationships.
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Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Dr.
Danville, CA  94526
United States of America
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Meeting Notes for March 7, 2019
CROW’S CALL – March 7, 2019
By: Dr. Bill
We were honored when Kathy Gailey (“African Queen”) took time off safari to serve as our president in the absence of Militch Man.  Our Greeter, Hermann Welm, shared an inspirational Thought and led the Salute.  A Patriotic Song followed.  We were joined by Melanie, the membership director at Crow Canyon Country Club.  Hermann shared that since San Ramon Regional Medical was no longer doing neurosurgery, he was switching over to orthopedics for his volunteer specialty.  The squirrels are breathing a sigh of relief.
Gary Sloan, filling in for Dennis Harvey, introduced our newest member, Julie  McKinney .  She and her family have lived in the Valley for many years.  Her main claim to fame is that she is eight days older than Chris Gallagher, who is her sponsor.  She has to deal with two teenagers….three if you count Chris.  The members welcomed her.
The San Ramon Chamber is holding a Business Expo on March 21, from 5 – 7 p.m., preceded by a Networking Session at 4:00.  Dennis Harvey can use a few more volunteers for the event at Bridges.
We heard a short report from Jessica Wong who won a scholarship from Rotary last year and now attends University of Pennsylvania.  She is doing well and is very active in clubs.
Guy Greco urged those interested to sign up for bocce ball on May 11 in Martinez in order to uphold the honor of San Ramon Rotary.  Guy will personally drill finger holes in your balls for the big event.
Julie Disch is in hospice and a prayer vigil was held for her at St. Joan of Arc Church on Friday.  All our thoughts go out to the Disch family.
Julie Fielder is being treated for cancer of the eye.
Karen McNamara presented the program on the work of Amigos de Zacualpa, a program sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Cloverdale and Groveland, designed to help students in the Guatemalan city of Zacualpa.  Karen volunteered to go down last year with a small group.  They worked repairing roofs on the school and equipping a computer lab.  They distributed dictionaries to third graders, brought medical supplies and worked with scholarship winners and their families.  Karen tutored English with selected students before and after school.
Zacualpa is about 50 miles from Guatemala City, the capital.  It is at about 5,000 feet elevation, so the climate is mild.  The people, mainly descendants of Mayan Indians, are short and friendly.  They wear colorful costumes which identify which village they are from.  They live simple lives in homes often without electricity or sewers. Karen was called “the tallest blonde Amazon,” towering above them.  Market days were held twice a week when residents can buy produce and animals from villagers.  The people and livestock ride to and from the town in decorated buses and wear their colorful outfits.
The computers the group installed in the schools ran programs from Khan Academy and Wikipedia. They open up links to the outside world for Zacualpa kids.  The average family makes about $600 – 700 a year, but the school fees range from $400 for middle school to $800 for high school.  Amigos de Zacualpa sponsors scholarships for students and held a lunch for them and their families.  Karen sponsored a 14 year-old boy named Genson Tino Toj on behalf of our club.  He sent a thank-you letter to us, which Edgardo Carillo translated in which he thanked us, said he was going to make his family proud of him with good grades and told us that God would bless us for our generosity.  That brightened our day!
Karen’s wonderful slide show revealed many personal touches, like the kids next to her hotel who played drums made of plastic cans and a woman who wove a special wrap for her.  The most fun was watching the ever-conscientious former city employee wrestle with numerous code violations she encountered.  What a great program!
The raffle was won by John Tatum, who tried to get his $20 shifted to next year’s taxes, and Don Bierman, who drew blue and complained that he had only made $8 on the deal.
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