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Minutes: The One with Sandra’s First Paul Harris Fellow (08/10/11)

August 10, 2011

Welcome by President Joe Weiland.

  • Invocation by Scott Johnson
  • Flag salute by Graham Guess
  • Raffle, an invisible fine wine, by Andy Doerr

President’s friendly reminder: Duties are listed in advance on The Blogle. Go to the Meetings link in the upper right of the page.

Guests: Sue (AKA Soup) Wilmer, Kristian Beadle, Gabriel Papa

Club Announcements:

  • Gary Jensen has Rotary pins available. Let’s make a deal.
  • David Velarde announced that this is the final week to sign up for a Rotary name badge for events other than club meeetings.
  • The Fiesta float was a fabulous success, and it won the Grand Marshall’s prize in the parade. Sandy Grasso-Boyd said the team can use even more helpers next year. Sandy, Gary, Bill Boyd, Bill and Sandy’s grandson, Bill Abel, Joe Weiland and a handful of other helpers were involved this year.
  • Andy Doerr announced that the Fiddlers’ Festival committee will meet at MTD next Thursday, August 18. Ask Andy for the meeting time.
  • Diana Cecala said the mentors completed their training. Once Santa Barbara City College clears the volunteers, they will be able to launch the program.

Congratulations, Sandra O'Meara, on your first Paul Harris FellowPresident’s Announcements:

  • The club wishes Betsy, Brooks, Scott and Joanne speedy recoveries.
  • Tuesday night rendezvous continues at Dargan’s weekly at 5:30 or 6ish PM.
  • Lily Carey received a Paul Harris Fellow +2. Congrats!
  • Sandra O’Meara received her first Paul Harris Fellow. Thanks for your selfishness selflessness!
  • Tim Marme and Bill Boyd reported on their Rotary Lunch Lottery lunch at Cafe Stella. They talked about tinkering, travel and such. The newest pair for the Rotary Lunch Lottery is Richard Redmond and Burt Chortkoff.

Program: Ambassadorial Scholar Kristian Beadle

Kristian Beadle travelled south along the west coast of Mexico to engage in a photojournalistic exploration of climate adaptation.

Kristian was a student at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School before embarking on his Ambassadorial Scholar adventure.

He shared stories about:

  • How pollution in Mexico affects U.S. water quality and health.
  • How a community was ravaged when a normally tranquil river swelled during three floods.
  • How protected natural areas are signs of hope.
  • How development in cities like Huatulco, strains water resources.
  • How ecotourism is on the rise and what it means to the environment.

He shared many of his stories in Miller-McCune magazine. Read Kristian’s articles online here.

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