Well, it was great to have our President set the tone as we swung into Spring!
Jo Holman provided a thoughtful Invocation, Marc the 4Way Test, and Dick Dickson led us in that all-time favorite “R-O-T-A-R-Y”.
We welcomed back candidates Paul Jensen, Gil Yurly, Andrew Balzert and Nancy Barocio, along with visiting Rotarian Ted Fuller from Tahoe. Corinne Rennie joined us for the second consecutive week ( great job with Speakers, Miyuki!) and Nanette and Marina McDonough stopped in after Track practice.
Speaking of the McDonoughs, Secretary Mike went out to set a new record for fines, and boy, did he ever!! Quite a few were in absentia, so we’ve gotta watch that mailbox, but Justin, Grace and Wajih said it’d be there. Rebecca sent an Aloha (Hello and Goodbye) from Maui, where it appears she has found the perfect setting for her mom and dad – Mahalo Rebecca for the extra contribution and Marc kicked in as did Andy, Steve, Roger, Ed, Gary Myers, and Ron Gill!
Many of the Happy Fines were in appreciation of the great time had by all who attended the David Sanborn Concert to End Polio on Sunday. We may not have had the most in attendance (but it was close) as were the seats, right in the front row-center☺ Thanks Marc and Andy!!
President-Elect Steve reminded us, that this Saturday, is the District Training Assembly at the Argyros Forum on the Chapman Campus in Orange. Coffee from 7am, Opening Program at 8am, sessions through noon don’t forget to print your Parking Permit and Campus Map from DaCdb. And don’t forget lunch at Gina’s for all of our participants.
REMEMBER-We will NOT meet at BCYC for the next two weeks! March 26 is the Los Angeles Harbor Tour, catching the bus at the OASIS lot at 1pm, and April 2 will be our trip to the CHOC Follies performance of CHOCAGO , featuring our own Wajih Malki, at the Moore Theatre on the OCC campus. That evening, we will meet for dinner at 6pm at Newport Rib Co. on Harbor Boulevard, and then proceed to the show.
Thanks to all for the success of the Spirit Run and Arbor Day , although there are a few remaining details on a presentation to the School Board.
District Conference will be on Catalina May 1-3 and room reservations at The Pavilion Lodge are almost sold out, so we need to sign up soon because we must have enough members to staff our booth on Hospitality Night.( Not to worry other hotels still have space)
The following Saturday, May 9, is our fundraiser, Taste of Japan, OC, and the Prez thanked Andy C. and Gary Myers for their generous support of that event. And that’s almost FIJI time, for our dedicated travelers, doing good across the globe.
The Prez has launched two more “happenings” for us, one called “ROADary” for all the car nuts among us, setting May 21 as the evening when we drive our favorite collectible to the Club Meeting and “POUNDation” a “ friendly weight-loss competition/fundraiser” among those interested, employing the expertise of candidate Gil who owns and operates Body Wise Fitness at 640 Terminal Way, Costa Mesa. That will run April 2 through June 18. Watch for more details!
Our Speaker, Kelly Keyes, Supervising Deputy Coroner for the Sheriff’s Department told us how her childhood interest in TV’s Quincy, Medical Examiner led her to witness her first autopsy at age 16, earn a degree in Biology at UCSD, and begin a career in that field.
The numbers were hard to consider. Over 19,000 deaths in a year (2013) in Orange County, of which a quarter required an investigation by the Coroner’s Office, which led to 1700 autopsies! Despite the statistics, Kelly’s casual style helped us to appreciate that a) “It just isn’t like what we see on TV” and b) although we live where we do, the need for the services of her department is a 24/7 situation.
Thank you Kelley for what you and your staff do, and for sharing it with us!