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Meeting Minutes

Friday, August 6, 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, Tom Gee, Doug Dobson, Laniece Jones from Peralta College Foundation (visitor) and Brandy Saldana  (guest from Oakland Uptown Rotary Club)


TOPIC: Call to Order and Welcome

Discussion: Lenora Williams-Omenka opened meeting at 12:17 pm

Action/Outcomes: Called the meeting to order and welcomed Zoom Piedmont-Montclair members and guest Brandy Saldana (guest from Oakland Uptown Rotary Club)

TOPIC: Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion: Pledge of Allegiance at 12:23

Action/Outcomes: Pledge led by Michael Jackson


TOPIC: Word of Inspiration or uplift to begin our meeting

Action/Outcomes: Saralinda Jackson 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: Saralinda Jackson and Michael Jackson 

Action/Outcomes: Saralinda Jackson and Michael Jackson shared an awesome presentation of their trip to several states from a historical perspective with of landmarks and family. Here is a link to their awesome presentation

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: Welcome to a visitor

Discussion: Laniece Jones from Peralta College Foundation

Action/Outcomes: A guest of Dr. Bill Riley. Who announced a golf tournament and tribute to Dr Riley that will be held at our meeting site, Sequoia Golf Course in October.  Our club members introduced themselves and gave a warm welcome to Ms. Jones.

Link for the Zoom Meeting:

TOPIC: Upcoming updates

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

  • August 13, 2021 items to be discussed:

    • September 2021 - June 2022 - Upcoming  Rotarian of the Month Monthly Guest Speaker List (see attachment to be discussed)

    • 2021-2022 Piedmont-Montclair Club Rotary Roles 2020-2021 (see attachment to be discussed)

  • 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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