December 30, 2016 Bulletin

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DIGITAL EDITION No. 156    December 30, 2015        EDITOR: Layne Bowen   PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson

Our Program for January 6th:

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE STARTS JANUARY 1ST

Steven Cueller, PhD

Steven Cueller, PhD will be our speaker

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Wednesday, January 13th: 2016 Election Preview
Wednesday, January 20th: PublIc Safety Awards
Wednesday, January 27th: Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

USEFUL LINKS

Visit our district at: http://www.rotary5130.org
Check out Rotary International at: http://www.rotary.org
Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

OPENING CEREMONIES

President Doug tried to remember how to run a Rotary meeting after a week off.  The pledge was led by someone shouting “face the flag!” from the mass of humanity that is our club. Brandon Ulrich then gave the invocation with some quotes by Mark Twain:

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Hey, it’s Trivia Day! Do you know Mark Twain’s real name?

VISITING ROTARIANS / GUESTS

Dan Erickson, a former member of our club and current member of Healdsburg Sunrise was our only visiting Rotarian today. Guests included: Kim Murphy’s beloved Dwayne, Bart Eddy‘s lovely wife (whose name I did not catch), and Joy Parker’s spouse, Bob.

SUNSHINE REPORT

Dan Shell and Jack Abercrombie are still on the mend. Jack will be back next week after a bout with pneumonia.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ted Wilmsen is still trying to fill a few spots for assistants to deliver dictionaries to 3rd graders.

Emcee Don McMillan

Emcee Don McMillan

PROGRAM

Don McMillan tried desperately in his maiden voyage running the Trivial Pursuit game. It was like watching him herd cats while trying to balance plates spinning on a stick while break dancing.  Table 7 was the eventual winner in what may have been the shortest Trivia game ever.

(And we thought our club was smart?) Table 3 came in a feeble second and teams at the rest of the tables were just pathetic. The Rowdy table had an especially disappointing performance.  The obvious goal for President Doug in 2016 should be to recruit smarter members…….

THE TABLES

Mystery Table 1

Mystery Table 2

Table 2

Table 3

Table 4

Table 6

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Gerry Humes promoting a Soroptimist Fund Raiser

Gerry Humes promoting a Soroptimist Fund Raiser

Steve Dunn and Sam McMillan

Steve Dunn with Sam McMillan who lost the raffle

OFFICERS

Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers

President:Doug Johnson, President Elect: Jose Guillen, President Elect Nominee: Julia Parranto, Past President: Mark Burchill, Secretary: Jack Abercrombie, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes, Sergeant at Arms: Jack Geary

President Rotary International

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Governor, District 5130

Erin Dunn, member of the Rotary Club of Fortuna Sunrise

Attendance Secretary

Jack Abercrombie P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 707-538-4770

Board of Directors

Jack Atkin, Karen Ball, Tim Delaney, Tim Fawcett, Gesine Franchetti, Bill Hatcher, Will Haymaker, Elizabeth Karbousky, Steve Olson

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