Welcomed by Dan Hoffmann at the entrance to the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club this scribe enjoy’s the fellowship of belonging to the “Greatest Rotary Club In All The World” .
AJ Thielen and JoAnne Holman greated members and guests at the front desk as PDG Roger McGonegal was preparing to get the meeting started as Pres. Lauren was away on business.
This scribe found a seat along with Richard Holmgren, Terry Rousselot, Linda Klevatt, Steve Williams, Bill Davies and Linda’s guest Denese Zink when Roger called the meeting to order and asked Steve Williams for an Invocation; followed by Richard Oberreiter the Plege of Allegiance; Justin Peister 4-way test andTerry Rousselot in singing “Take me out to the Ballgame”..Introduction of guests included Denese Zink, Nancy Kerr and Marlene Prentis.
We than enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner which included my favorite (Prime Rib, Creamed Spinich and Seared Ahi, Ice Cream and Cookies” along with background music provided by our Pianist Pat Reillly.
PDG Roger called up Marc Aarons for the outstanding Okazaki BBQ and Pumpkin carving event with over 120 in attendance. Marc then gave special thanks to: Dan Hoffmann, Gary Konecne, Matt Larson, Jerry Klemer, Mike McDonough, Steve Speer, Richard Oberreiter, Grace Austin, Linda Klevatt, JoAnne Holman, Rebecca Armato, Roger McGonegal, Dick Dickson and Bob Wood who participated in making the event so successful.
Roger asked Justin Peister to auction two tickets to this weekend’s play at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center with Steve Speer being the top bidder; upcoming announcments included Tuesday, October 14 a delegation from the city of Okazaki will be in town; Friday, October 17 Business Leadership Awards; Friday October 24 World Polio Day and Saturday Nov. 8 Foundation dinner.
Our Jokemaster for the evening was Steve Speer with some Baseball one liners for all the Sports fans in attendance; followed by our Finemaster Ed Rennie who was greeted with plenty of Boo’s before removing $$$ from John Kerr (Daughter Senior in College); Diane Daruty (Upcoming Frank Andersen Track Meet) and Gary Myers (Hopeful someday retirement with son’s taking over business). Happy Fines came from Roger McGonegal, Ed Rennie and Marc Aarons.
Hunter Cook introduced our speaker Dennis Miyati who presented a very personal and informative talk about a disease that can affect us all and our loved ones. The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is here to help with a 24/7 telephone support helpline 1 800 272-3900 or www.alz.org.
We are very very fortunate to enjoy Rotary with such a great group of friends, beautiful sunset and location!!
Your scribe for the evening, Dick Dickson