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Minutes: It’s time to be fun & fit (10/14/2015)

October 14, 2015

Past President David Velarde called the meeting to order.

    Visiting Rotarians:

Jerry L


Boris Alves


Chris Baxter invited members to a bowling social on a Friday or Saturday night. He took an informal poll to see whether members would prefer Friday or Saturday. Nov. 6 or Nov. 13 are likely dates. Watch for an email. Note: Zodos also has 43 beers on tap.
Community Service committee will meet Monday, October 19, at Lucille’s house.
If you have leftover children’s Halloween costumes, please contact Lucille Boss.
Joanne Orenstein asked which members are veterans. For Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, Joanne would like members to speak at a meeting.
District Foundation Seminars: There are 3 remaining options, and our club needs participants to qualify for district grants. On Oct. 24, you can attend at the Goleta Community Center at 9 AM until 1 PM. There is also one on Oct. 31 in San Luis Obispo.
Last weekend was the Rotary BBQ at Goleta Beach. It was fun! People arrived by car, bike, and boat. Thanks to Diana Washburn for organizing it, and thanks to all who volunteered and contributed.
The DIstrict Conference was the first weekend of October in Bakersfield. E. Russell Smith had a great time. Andy, our YSE student, had a great time, too.
Applications are due tomorrow for people interested in being the 2018-2019 district governor.
Susan Klein-Rothschild won the raffle.
Pay and Tell with Sgt at Arms Bill Boyd.


Joanne Schoenfeld-Orenstein introduced the speakers Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams for their program “Fun and Fit: Active Aging for Boom Chicka Boomers.”
Cardio activity is now the #1 best thing you can do for your brain.
When you exercise, you get a bigger hippocampus, stimulate the growth of new neurons, and cut your risk of dementia by 60 percent.
Even small changes rewire our brains for the better. For example, mix up your routine — like when you workout or how you drive to a regular destination.
She recommends 150 minutes per week (about 22 minutes per day) of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity.
#1: Try something new or novel.
#2: Follow directions or cues.
#3: Move to music or beats that offer polyrhythms.
#4: Try movement that has some aspect of complexity or choreography.
#5: Perform moves that cross the midline.
#6: Involve at least two senses, such as sight and sound or touch.
#7: Sleep deeply and sufficiently. 7-8 hours is ideal.

If you want to learn more from Kymberly, visit
In honor of our speakers, we will donate dictionaries to 15 third graders in Santa Barbara.

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