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July 2021 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

Discussion

Action/Outcomes

Call to Order and Welcome

Lenora Williams-Omenka opened meeting at 12:18

Called the meeting to order and welcomed Zoom guests

Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance at 12:23

Pledge led by Jeff Trowbridge 

Word of Inspiration

 

Bill Riley and Lenora Williams provided a word of Inspiration 

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

Rotary Club of Kenya – Club Nyeri

Nancy Ng’ang’a from Kenya Rotary Club Nyeri

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.

 

Updates and Fellowship

 

Club Members updates

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

 

Adjourn

 

Meeting Closed at 1:30

 

July 16

Lenora Williams

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

July 2021 meeting minutes

Friday July 16, 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, John Grinard from Newark Rotary Club (Visitor), Regina Guillory (Zoom),  Doug Dobson (Zoom) and Tom Gee, and Joseph Goralka (visiting district 5170 Assistant Governor)

 

TOPIC

Discussion

Action/Outcomes

Call to Order and Welcome

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

Called the meeting to order and welcomed Zoom guests

Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance at 12:23

Pledge led by Bill Riley 

Word of Inspiration or uplift to begin our meeting

 

Lenora Williams-Omenka provided a word of Inspiration 

Lenora Williams-Omenka provided words of wisdom from her heart. She reminded all of us to count our blessings and remember why we are in Rotary, which is to provide service to others and to give back where and when we can and that there is no guarantee for our longevity on this earth. She asked for a moment of silence for COVID victims and her daughter that was recently hospitalized with COVID. 

Speaker

Our current President, Lenora Williams-Omenka

She reviewed our July 2021 Calendar of Guest Speakers.

 

  • There was a PowerPoint presentation on Youth Membership and our updated Social Media presence 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hjc0zSXZIMol-e-F3YIP4m0KaaZDXiux/view?usp=sharing

 

  • She also discussed possible recruitment for ROTARACT members from age 18 - 40 who have requested membership to our club and the need for a possible revised membership plan to work with possible Rotaract members who possibly have money, time and young family commitments but who have shared community projects and global projects that they would like to work with our club on. There was a healthy discussion among members and our Rotarian guests on possible ways to value them while holding to historical Rotary values and traditions. Our guest shared that his club and many Rotary clubs are struggling with millennial youth membership.

 

  • Interact Youth recruitment & Inclusion was welcomed and valued. There was also a discussion around a plan of inclusion for our Interact group members.

 

  • One of our prospective members shared a possible grant with the Gates Foundation that will help support our international Kenya project for assisting and supporting young girls to stay in school. 

Updates and Fellowship

A Day in History

 

Club Members

Mark Delventhal 

The members welcomed our Newark Rotary club visitor by individually introducing themselves to John. 

 

A club tradition of looking back in time at all the interesting events that occurred in time on this day.

 

  • J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, which centered on the sensitive, rebellious adolescent Holden Caulfield, was published and later became a classic.

  • Apollo 11 lifted off from NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and four days later two of its astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, became the first humans to set foot on the Moon.

  • American publisher and lawyer John F. Kennedy, Jr., the only son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, died after the airplane he was piloting crashed off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; also killed were his wife and her sister.

  • The world's first parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the device, which sought to ease congestion, was designed by Carl C. Magee.

 

Upcoming updates

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

July 30 – TBD

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  

 

Adjourn

 

Meeting Closed at 1:30 pm

July 2021 meeting minutes

Friday, July 23, 2021, 12:15 - 1:30 PM - 5170 District Governor, Richard Flanders gave us an overview of Rotary and upcoming
events Tap the link for the events calendar or see the attachment.

 

https://rotarydistrict5170.org/Events

 

He talked about membership. There will be a training on
membership on August 12, 2021, from 9 am - 12 pm. He reminded
us that the best way to increase our membership is to just ask. Here
is the link for the training information


https://events.rotarydistrict5170.org/rotary-district-5170-
events/membership-workshop-2021


He also reviewed the international wheelchair project delivering
wheelchairs to Mexico. He asked our club to have at least 6
members donate $75 (seventy-five dollars) and that along with the

generously matching funds donation will complete a crate of
wheelchairs for our club area.
Thank you, Richard Flanders, for your visit and the information you
shared with our club. Please come back and visit us again later in
the year. You are always welcome.
District 5170s

 

website:
https://www.rotarydistrict5170.org/

 

Rotary Clubs Directory:
https://rotarydistrict5170.org/documents/en-ca/6eccbee3-85fa-4fd4-
904f-6eeb36ea2827/1


Link to our recorded Zoom meeting:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WsS9eDx2C-
zufL5HOJ_RNh0IDMr35YLR/view?usp=sharing

July 2021 meeting minutes

Friday, July 23, 2021, 12:15 - 1:30 PM - 5170 District Governor, Richard Flanders gave us an overview of Rotary and upcoming
events Tap the link for the events calendar or see the attachment.

 

https://rotarydistrict5170.org/Events

 

He talked about membership. There will be a training on
membership on August 12, 2021, from 9 am - 12 pm. He reminded
us that the best way to increase our membership is to just ask. Here
is the link for the training information


https://events.rotarydistrict5170.org/rotary-district-5170-
events/membership-workshop-2021


He also reviewed the international wheelchair project delivering
wheelchairs to Mexico. He asked our club to have at least 6
members donate $75 (seventy-five dollars) and that along with the

generously matching funds donation will complete a crate of
wheelchairs for our club area.
Thank you, Richard Flanders, for your visit and the information you
shared with our club. Please come back and visit us again later in
the year. You are always welcome.
District 5170s

 

website:
https://www.rotarydistrict5170.org/

 

Rotary Clubs Directory:
https://rotarydistrict5170.org/documents/en-ca/6eccbee3-85fa-4fd4-
904f-6eeb36ea2827/1


Link to our recorded Zoom meeting:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WsS9eDx2C-
zufL5HOJ_RNh0IDMr35YLR/view?usp=sharing