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Meeting Minutes

Friday, August 13, 2021, 12:15 – 1:30 PM  Sequoyah Country Club and ZOOM Link    
Present:  Lenora Williams-Omenka, Mark Delventhal, Bill Riley, Jeff Trowbridge, Pam Miller, Sid Miller, Saralinda Jackson, Michael Jackson, Joewoen Gregory, Joseph Camara Jr. and Doug Dobson


TOPIC: Call to Order and Welcome

Discussion: Lenora Williams-Omenka opened meeting at 12:21 pm

Action/Outcomes: Called the meeting to order and welcomed Zoom Piedmont-Montclair members

TOPIC: Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion: Pledge of Allegiance at 12:23

Action/Outcomes: Pledge led by Saralinda Jackson


TOPIC: Word of Inspiration or uplift to begin our meeting

Action/Outcomes: Lenora Williams-Omenka gave us words of wisdom 


TOPIC: Day in History

Discussion: Historical ‘Facts’ regarding this day in time

Action/Outcomes: Mark Delventhal

TOPIC: Rotary Fellowship

Discussion: Club Membership Updates 

Action/Outcomes: 2 Members will be out of town in the following months: Tom Gee will be in Hawaii for 2-3 months (starting mid-August) and Joseph Camara Jr will be out of town the month of September.  A special Get Well Soon to our member Herb Houston.

TOPIC: Rotary International Wheelchair Project 

Discussion: All member participation

Action/Outcomes: Spectacular show of gift giving and donations by our club members of 16 wheelchairs with matching funds totaling $1,200 (one thousand two hundred dollars) for individuals who have limited to no mobility without the gift of a wheelchair in the country of Mexico. More donations are still sought from our club members and friends. The mission of the Rotary International Foundation is to bring mobility, freedom, dignity and hope all over the world, one wheelchair at a time.

TOPIC: Volunteer Work with the Church - meals for the disadvantaged and working with our youth partners

Discussion: Jeff Trowbridge

Action/Outcomes: Last Friday member Jeff Trowbridge continued our ongoing volunteer work with College Avenue Presbytarian church’s meal program for the disadvantaged.

TOPIC: Rotary Fellowship

Discussion: Lenora Williams-Omenka

Action/Outcomes: Rotary Fellowship - Let’s play TRIVIA Games!



Please note that there had been an issue regarding the audio of our recording. We apologise for the inconvenience.

TOPIC: Rotarian of the Month 2021 Calendar

Action/Outcomes: Dr. Bill Riley is the September 2021 Rotarian of the month

TOPIC: Piedmont-Montclair Club Rotary 2021-22 Committee Chairs and Members

Action/Outcomes: 2021-22 Committee Chairs and Members were selected and confirmed.  The President agreed to contact each member to let them know their committee assignments, review their committee roles, and let them know their District contacts.

TOPIC: Community Projects

Action/Outcomes: Club basket stuffing party TBD = Bring all collected materials to our club meeting on August 27, 2021 or make arrangements to drop off items at one of our club member’s homes. Let us know if you need to make special arrangements call us at (510) 519-4698  leave a message we will get back to you or email us at


Upcoming volunteer project for Emancipated Youth
Baskets can be male or female-themed and contain some combination of:

  • Masks

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Clorox wipes

  • Bath towels

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Body wash

  • Razors

  • Shaving cream

  • Optional additions: socks, loofah, back-up phone battery or charger, something fun!

  • A plastic laundry basket is perfect to hold your gifts.

(Tips: If you don’t have these in your home. You can get them down in the dollar store!)

TOPIC: Upcoming updates

  • August 2021 - Saralinda Jackson - talked about our club’s upcoming volunteer project for Emancipated Youth - more to come

  • August 20, 2021 - Marilyn King - Olympian, new member of Rotary EClub of World Peace

  • August 28 – Jeff Trowbridge

    • Celebration of the Life of Linda Trowbridge

Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Guild Hall, Piedmont Community Church

400 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, CA  


TOPIC: Adjourn

Action/Outcomes: Meeting Closed at 1:30pm

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