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Meeting Minutes

Friday July 9, 2021, 12:15 – 1:30 PM  Sequoyah Country Club and ZOOM Link    
Present:  Lenora Williams-Omenka, Mark Delventhal, Bill Riley, Jeff Trowbridge, Pam Miller, Brandy Saldana from Uptown Oakland Rotary Club (Zoom Visitor), Regina Guillory, Joseph Camara Jr., Tom Gee, and Joseph Goralka (visiting district 5170 Assistant Governor)


TOPIC: Call to Order and Welcome

Discussion: Lenora Williams-Omenka opened the meeting at 12:18 pm

Action/Outcomes: Called the meeting to order and welcomed Zoom guests

TOPIC: Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion: Pledge of Allegiance at 12:23

Action/Outcomes: Pledge led by Jeff Trowbridge 


TOPIC: Word of Inspiration or uplift to begin our meeting

Discussion: Bill Riley and Lenora Williams provided a word of Inspiration 

Action/Outcomes: Provided Words of wisdom from the heart by Bill Riley and Lenora Williams-Omenka provided a quote “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you are positive, good things happen." —Deep Roy 


TOPIC: Speaker

Discussion: Nancy Ng’ang’a from Kenya Rotary Club Nyeri

Action/Outcomes: President-Elect Rotary Club of Nyeri of Kenya - The club will be presenting on empowering young girls to continue their education and by removing obstacles like providing them with sanitary napkins to lower dropout rates and youth pregnancies.


TOPIC: Updates and Fellowship

Discussion: Club Members updates

Action/Outcomes: The members welcomed Joe Camara back from his cross-country drive to visit family, his grandchildren. Joe shared some of his stories and promised to bring pictures to one of our meetings, Thanks Joe and welcome!
The members welcomed Tom Gee our honorary member back from his home in Hawaii. Tom shared his life in Hawaii during Covid. He also shared about his flight back to the Bay Area. Thanks Tom and welcome!
Joe Goralka, the 5170 Assistant District Governor expressed his feelings of welcome by our club and wished us an extremely exciting year to come. Thanks Joe, Welcome!
Welcome to our fellow Rotarian Zoom visitor Brandi Saldana from Uptown Oakland Rotary club


TOPIC: Upcoming updates

  • July 16 - President - Review club calendar, youth membership and provide social media updates

  • July 23 – Richard Flanders, District Governor will be a guest speaker

  • July 30 – TBD


TOPIC: Adjourn

Action/Outcomes: Meeting Closed at 1:30pm

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