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
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
Action/Outcomes: Meeting Closed at 1:30pm