It was time to get back to BCYC, with a clear sky over the harbor, and Pat on the keyboard.
The Board Meeting finished on time, so there was no rush to get things going, and it turned out to be “just us”, no visitors.
Bob Kelly provided a very nice invocation, Bill Davies led The Pledge, Jerry the Four Way Test, and Steven Williams led us in “Take Me Out….”.
The Prez reported on the Board Meeting, with a focus on upcoming events, of which there are quite a few, for example:
Back Bay Cleanup-BBQ this Saturday morning (9/19)at Shellmaker Island, beginning at 10 am we’ll cook and serve burgers for 150+volunteers.
Annual Okazaki Exchange BBQ on Friday, October 2 at the Park on Private Road, with our Students, their Host Families, Sister City folks, and City Officials, with NBFD on the Grill.
DG Kevin’s Official Visit on Thursday, October 8, starting with the Board Meeting at 3:30pm, followed by a regular Club Meeting.
We have received a shipment of our new Club Exchange Banners, which received nice comments, so when you travel, be sure to bring some with you.
Many nice things were said about last week’s Family Picnic, be sure to mark your calendars for our Christmas Boat Parade Party on Thursday, December 17.
For all who have served our Club as President, our Annual Past Presidents’ Cruise will be finalized soon.
Mike Saidi and Bob Kelly have expressed interest in getting things rolling for our RYLA interviews. Isn’t it great for our new members to jump right into this program! Thanks fellas.
PP Lauren has developed a list of “Rotary Rudders” ( buddy/mentor pairing ) assignments that will be distributed shortly, so that we can be sure that we do not lose track.
Jerry K shared a joke and Mike McD got the fines rolling, having caught Ed Rennie and Gary Myers from the Poker Group, and Aj, Roger, Dick, Bob K., Marc, Ed and Hunter shared their reasons for being happy (some of which were related to College Football)
Mike McD introduced Jay Johnstone as our speaker, and he was perfect for the crowd, as he shared insider stories, from on the field and off, from his twenty years as a professional baseball player with a reputation for jokes and pranks. In addition he was a color commentator for the Yankees and the Phillies and also appeared in the ‘Naked Gun” movie series. There were names all over the place, Sinatra, DiMaggio, Mantle, Lasorda, Steinbrenner, too many to write down!!
We’ve seen Jay before, particularly since he’s a Rotarian (RC LaHabra) and a Paul Harris Fellow, and we hope to have him come back to share more of his stories.
See you next Thursday, if we don’t see you before then!