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Minutes: The One with the Plan B (07/20/11)

July 25, 2011

Welcome by President Joe Weiland.

  • Invocation by David Vo
  • Flag salute by Tom Putnam
  • Raffle, two bottles of wine, by Bill Ringer 

Visiting Rotarians: Roselyn Ray of RC of Montecito; PDG 5340 Marge Cole; Marilyn Branch of RC Telluride, Co; Heiner Ackerman of RC of Switzerland; Gabriel formerly of the Rotaract Club of Whittier.

A new banner from St. Gallen

Club Announcements:

  • Andy said it’s time to start identifying sponsors, donations, ads and raffle items for October’s Fiddlers’ Festival.
  • Janet shared a Rotary moment. One of her classmates for Spanish language gave her an unsolicited $100 donation for the community wading pool, which the club sponsors. It was a good reminder that just sharing Rotary stories can sometimes make a difference.
  • Diana passed around a signup sheet for an information session about the mentor program for emancipated foster youth who are students at santa Barbara City College.
  • Liz invited members to continue commenting on The Blogle. Everyone who has commented so far was entered in a drawing for a bottle of Identity Crisis Syrah. Scott Burns won.
  • Gary convened the membership committee, which is everyone, and suggested that members think about vocations that would enrich our club and then identify people who will help fill those gaps.

President’s Announcements:

  • Darren Doi and Laura Benson reported back from their Rotary lunch. They shared travel stories — Laura of London and France and Darren of the Channel Islands. The next lunch pair will be Tom Putnam and Gary Jensen.
  • Jody won the raffle.
Program:
In the absence of the scheduled program, Susan Klein-Rothschild provided an impromptu report on public health. Below are some facts and tips.
  • Due to a resurgence in whooping cough, a new California law requires that every child between 7th and 12 grade needs to get a booster vaccine before returning to school.
  • Don’t forget to get a flu shot. The flu season starts in Asia, and scientists identify the strains to create the appropriate vaccine. The flu can be serious, so take care of yourself.
  • There will be a new health care program, like Medicaid, for low-income families.
  • Statistics on the leading causes of death before age 75 are primarily associated with things we can control: what we eat, what we drink and how we behave.
  • The same behaviors that are causing climate change can cause negative health consequences. And the climate changes are taking a toll of health. High temperatures can affect heart conditions, asthma and other problems.
  • Other areas of focus include animal control, programs for pregnant women, restaurant inspections and disaster preparedness.
Thank you, Susan!
The meeting was adjourned.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. William Abel permalink
    July 26, 2011 11:20 PM

    Good job Blogladites! Willy

  2. July 27, 2011 1:27 PM

    Liz. You’re doing a great job. There is a lot more information on the blog than I expected. Thank you.

  3. Dennis Johns permalink
    July 29, 2011 12:25 PM

    Love the Blogle, so easy to stay in touch with the club from a distance. Am so excited to see everyone this coming Weds!

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