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Jan 19, 2017
Cal High School with the Interact Club
Jan 26, 2017
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Last Week's Greeter:
Steve Wilcox
Partner, Financial
As one of the founding partners of Summit Financial Group, Steve has spent over 20 years helping clients make their financial lives better. As a comprehensive planner, he gets to know the entirety of a client situation before making recommendations to align their resources with their goals.
Steve is a born educator and enjoys the opportunity to teach financial concepts. He speaks throughout the community on a wide variety of financial topics, helping educate the public about better stewardship of their financial resources. Steve is always available to speak to groups, no matter the size, and is passionate about providing common sense solutions to some of life’s more complex financial issues.
Steve makes community service a professional and personal priority. He was instrumental in forming the Summit Charity Golf Tournament which raises money for a different local charity each year. He also serves locally in the Rotary Club of San Ramon, is on the Board of Directors for Leadership San Ramon Valley, and was named San Ramon’s Business Person of the year in 2011.
Through serving the community, and helping people prepare their financial lives, Steve is able to do what he loves best; help people secure their financial futures while improving the community around us.
On weekends and during his free time, Steve can often be found on a golf course trying to improve his game, or a local park where he and his wife are either cheering or coaching their kids in sports. Steve loves to travel, visit new destinations all over the world, and proudly return to the best country on Earth! Steve, his wife Sharon, sons Christopher and Colton, and his daughter Shelby are proud to call Danville home.
Steve holds CA Insurance Lic. #0B31456 and Series 7 and 63 securities registrations. He has also acquired his ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) and CFS (Certified Fund Specialist) designations, Steve is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.  TR#1234441 DOFU 06/2015.
Bio for Dr. Glen Weber for Rotary Greeter Profile
Born 1944 in Central Indiana and raised on the family farm
Attended Purdue University and active in Purdue Bands and Kappa Psi Honorary Music Fraternity. Selected to perform ten weeks, four shows daily at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
Member Alpha Gamma Rho Social and Professional Fraternity Graduated with Doctor of Veterinary Science and Medicine Degree 1968 Licensed to Practice in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and California
Practiced in North Shore Chicago suburb of Highland Park prior to entry into active military duty Served as Captain, USAF Veterinary Corps during Viet Nam War, assigned stateside
Moved to California and entered small animal practice 1971
Pioneered as small animal emergency hospital clinician in second known emergency pet service located in Concord, Ca
Owned and developed San Ramon Veterinary Hospital over a thirty two year period and successfully sold practice nearly five years ago in 2012
Performed along with my wife, partner and Office Manager, Ginny along with our son’s Yellow Labrador Retriever, Shelby Lou, an interactive Animal Bite Prevention Program in our local schools over a period of several years which included assemblies from 5 to 300 elementary school students  per program.
San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 2006
Continue to be an active veterinary clinician and surgeon as well as a veterinary consultant do other veterinary practices in my semi-retirement
President Rotary Club of San Ramon 1987-88
District Governors Special Representative for the development of the Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary Club 1988-89
Multiple contributions to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and its Endowment Fund with emphasis on polio Eradication
Rotarian of the Year 1994-95
Married to Ginny for 42 years with one son, Tim, one daughter Rachel and one five year old grand daughter Haley.
Happy to be here.  Proud to be a Rotarian.  Life is good.  Plan on being here a lot longer
Schedule of Greeters
January 26
Brodie, Bill
February 2
Bronzini, Marco
February 9
Carrillo, Otto"Edgardo"
February 16
Conklin, Mike
February 23
Crawford, Horace
January 12, 2017
The Rotary Foundation is big business.  We’ve seen that the organization spends a quarter of a billion dollars on projects every year, and it manages over a billion dollars in assets in twenty-eight official currencies.  While volunteers play an important part in the work of the Foundation, it is intuitive that professional management and administration is necessary to run a business of this size.  Salaries, offices, consultants, fundraising, Paul Harris Fellow pins—these all cost money. 
How much money?  About $25 million per year.  So here is a question you should ask about any charity to which you contribute:  How much of my annual contribution to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund–SHARE goes to pay these administrative expenses?
The answer is—a lot less than you think.  And I’ll tell you what and why in next week’s Rotary Foundation Minute.
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.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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 January 12, 2017
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, Steve Wilcox, led us in the Salute to the Flag and gave us a short summary of what he does as a Financial Advisor at Summit Financial Group.  To paraphrase Steve’s Thought for the Day: as we transition from one President to a new administration, whether we are happy or unhappy with the change, let us be thankful that we live in a country where such a change is handled peacefully. 
PP Don Jones then led the group in the singing a Patriotic Song, a rousing rendition of “God Bless America!”
Visiting Rotarians:  None.  However, our own Jay Tontz was warmly welcomed back after his recent illness.  (When is he going to present this year‘s Economic Forecast?)
Other Visitors:  Heidi Kenniston-Lee, of the Cal High PTSA; Joyce Castro, of the San Ramon Valley Fire protection District and an Honorary Rotarian, and McKenna Lay, member of the famous Colette and Brad Lay Family.
Grant Presentation:  PP Gary Sloan introduced our latest Grant Recipient, Heidi Kenniston-Lee.   She serves on the Special Needs Committee for Cal High’s PTSA and their group held a “Winter Wonderland” dance for about 250 special needs students from Cal High and neighboring high schools.  She stated that it took a lot of planning to tailor the event to these young people since the music, dances and many other activities needed to be significantly different than for the typical high school dance.  About 125 adults, Cal High Leadership students and the Dance Club assisted with the event.  Ms. Kenniston-Lee was happy to receive our San Ramon Rotary Foundation check to help defray some of the expenses they incurred.
All were reminded by President Kathy that next week’s meeting will be held at Cal High Library, with the Interact Club.
There were bags of goodies from the Run for Education waiting for us at the door; each attendee got a long sleeved tee-shirt with the Rotary emblem emblazoned on the back.
PE Lucky Sandhu reminded us that the District Conference will be held in Berkeley this year, on March 24 thru 26.
PP Dr. Bill routed thank you letters from Twin Creeks School fourth graders for the dictionaries we presented them with.
Edgardo Carrillo is seeking skiers to join a “San Ramon Rotary Ski Team” to compete against other clubs in South Lake Tahoe in April.  Contact him if you are interested.
This Scribe announced a VERY important upcoming day!   Saturday, January 21st, will be National Squirrel Appreciation Day!   Those in the room went wild with excitement and promised to feed their furry friends raw (unsalted) nuts that day, keep their cats and dogs in the house to prevent injuries (or worse) and to drive particularly carefully down our tree-lined streets!
Blue Badge Presentation:  Mike Thelen struggled a bit with the wording of the Four-Way Test  --  as many before him have  --  but got the essence of it right so he was awarded his Blue Badge.
Good News/Fine Free:  Joyce Castro announced that her daughter is having her first baby; due April 27.  She has other grandchildren as well.  Chris Gayler’s wife, Natalie, had a birthday this past Tuesday; the party included Bingo.  A further celebration will take place in Las Vegas (?).
Recognitions:  None
Program:   Colette and McKenna Lay teamed up to present a status report on the club’s Youth Services.  The most significant involvement with youth revolves around the Cal High Interact Club.  It has about 120 member of whom about 50 to 60 are really active.    They have their own Board of Directors which meets every Wednesday for lunch during the school year.  They try to schedule one fundraising and one community service event per month and one International undertaking for which they fundraise every year.  This year they are focused on Polio-Plus and have joined other clubs within District 5160 in this effort.  Colette would like to see some additional members get involved so that the Interactors get more than one person’s guidance.  She summed up the need for “Interact Advisors” by saying, “Be the mentor you wish you had!”
Other Youth Services activities for this club are:
Dictionary Distribution to all fourth graders in the San Ramon schools; headed up by Dr. Bill Harlan.
Job Shadow Day for members of Cal High’s Life Skills Class; this program is in need of new leadership.
Student of the Month for Cal High; this has a new leader in Mike Thelen.
Scholarship Program including two $10,000 grants (four years at $2,500 per year) and several other grants, totaling $22,000 this year.  Involved in this are Patti Hennigan, Chris Gayler, Don Jones and Mike Thelen.
Grads to Patriots Program which recognizes graduating Cal High students who have chosen to join the Armed Forces.  Mike Conklin started this program but is unable to continue due to time constraints.  Dr. Bill Harlan has agreed to take this on!
Summer Camps including Camp Royal (leadership-oriented) and Camp Venture (with a business focus).  We send two students to each of these camps and ask them to report back to us on their experiences.  This program is in need of new leadership.
Colette went on to remind all who want to get involved with youth activities, either in a leadership role or as a helper, that they must get vetted by both Rotary International and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  See Patti Hennigan if you have any questions.
Raffle:   The Greeter’s Gift  --  a bottle of wine, it seemed  --  was won by PP Dennis Harvey.  The Lucky Marble Draw was won by PE Lucky Sandhu, however he failed to pull the winning marble out of the bag!
Next Week:  The next meeting will be held at Cal High with the Interact Club.
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