Scroll - November 2015

Paul's Place - Friday, Nov 20th, 6:30 am

 

President Elect Bob Casey led the meeting.  A number of announcements were made:

  • Clothes for Kids, Saturday, 5 December at 7:30 AM, location Target.  Sign-up sheet was circulated to assess participation. We anticipate 90+ kids and need all hands to help.

  • Christmas Party, Rich and Mary Millers, 6:00 PM, 5 December, White Elephant gift exchange (optional).

  • Homeless Dinner, 10 December, 5:00 PM

  • Mike A. is seeking Audit Committee Members

  • Bell Ringing for Salvation Army at SaveMart, 19 December

  • Captain John was proud to announce that he now published a book, a compilation of stories he has written over the years.

  • Theresa thanked members for their efforts in making the Field of Honor a success.  Ross indicated that other communities do simlar events to honor those who serve our country.

 

Dr. Po-Ya Abel Chuang, Assistant Professor at UC Merced, spoke to the group regarding the fuel cell technology he has been researching for the past 10 years.  His comments were made with humor and easily understood examples.  Abel provided insight into the current implementation of fuel cells vehicles at GM, Toyota, and Honda indicating that it may take as many as 10 years before the technology will be affordable and the infrastructure mature enough to handle drivers with fuel cell vehicles as vehicles that are now just coming to market.  Dr. Chuang provided his email address should additional questions arise.  For more information on his research visit the Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Laboratory (TEEL) web page at UC Merced.

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Paul's Place - Friday, Nov 13th, 6:30 am

 

The meeting was presided by Past President Nancy Edmiston.  Announcements included:

  • Foundation Dinner, 14 November, from 5-9 pm in Tracey

  • Clothes for Kids, Saturday, 5 December at 7:30 AM, location Target.  We need all hands plus to serve 100 kids.  Donations toward the club efforts are appreciated.

  • Christmas Party, Rich and Mary Millers, 6:00 PM, White Elephant gift exchange (optional).

  • Homeless Dinner, 10 December, 5:00 PM
     

Our program was facilitated by Stuart Rawling who spoke to us about the Rotary Foundation and the the Humanitarian Grants Program as outcomes from Foundation Giving.  Rotary has six focus areas:

  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution

  • Disease Prevention and Treatment

  • Water and Sanitation

  • Maternal and Child Health

  • Basic Education and Literacy

  • Economic and Community Development

 

For more information see:  Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus

                                                   Rotary Foundation Giving

 

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Paul's Place - Friday, Nov 6th, 6:30 am

 

Acting President Gary Hogston held the reins of the meeting.  Two announcements were made: Kyle regarding a UC Merced vigil to be held at 5:00 pm.  Both Sam and Stuart spoke to issues of the Rotary Foundation, with the comment that our next meeting would be devoted to the Foundation. 

 

Theresa was given the floor to address Field of Honor final planning.  Assignments were given out, times and places of activities were announced, crews were to be assembled, and overviews of the week were provided.  Many thanks were given to those involved before the event - Galen, Gary, and Tim for garnering sponsors, Shelly for her PR work and printing of materials, Gina addressing treasurer issues, Sheena for gathering volunteers, and Dortha for printing field tags.  Looks like we are ready!  

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