Scroll - September 2015

Paul's Place - Friday, Sept 25th, 6:30 am


Today we had the opportunity to visit the Merced Campus of Fresno Pacific University.  Assistant Director of Community Development and Sunrise Rotarian Dr. Vince Ross provide an overview of the University with emphasis on the Merced Campus and its programs.  


A number of reminders were provided:

9 Oct - Merced High School Football Game Dinner

24 Oct - Merced High School Baseball Fund Raiser

10 Oct - Winton-Nuevo Latino Fund Raiser

10 Oct - Cardboard Challenge, Merced Mall

1 Oct - Thirsty Thursday at the Branding Iron

16 Oct - Label Tech Tour at their Flexible Packaging Facility

Today - Homeless Connect Day, Legion Hall 

Paul's Place - Friday, Sept 18th, 6:30 am


Betsy Donovan filled in for President Cathy and had a brief video from the movie 'Pay it Forward."  This was a take-off from Rotarians working with kids at the junior high asking the question "What could I do to change the world?"


Theresa was seeking volunteers for the "Kids against Hunger" where 20,000 meals were anticipated to be prepared Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 AM till noon.  Additionally, she sought volunteers to cook hot dogs and hambergers Friday, September 25th from 10:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.


Michelle gave a very inspiring Vocational 180 telling her story and how it brought her the desire to help others.


Dan Caris provide the program for the day.  As an inventor has has yet another idea up his sleeve that would accomplish the recycloing of plastics to produce energy. This is definately something our world needs.  We wish him well as he continues the developemnt process.

Paul's Place - Friday, Sept 11th, 6:30 am


The meeting was held at Merced College in order to facilitate the video produced by a group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant called Invisible Threat.  Invisible Threat received an award for courage in journalism from the San Diego Press Club in October, and it's been endorsed as an educational tool by 300 health organizations so far, including the Mayo Clinic and the Autism Science Foundation, plus about 80 universities and 20 public school districts. 

Click on the image to the left for the video link.





Paul's Place - Friday, Sept 4th, 6:30 am


After a rousing beginning Cathy Paskin facilitated a number of announcements:  Betsy - Book Reading - 8 Sept, Theresa - Kids Against Hunger - 12 Sept, Tim - Club Program @ Fresno Pacific Merced Campus - 24 Sept, Betsy - Club Program @ Merced College - 11 Sept.  Maira Simonian was provided a wonderful send off by the club.  We wish her well in her new job, having served us for the past 15 years.  John Derby provided a very lively and entertaining Vocational 180.


Kathy Hansen, Interim Director and Board President, Merced County Arts Council was introduced by Pope.  Kathy spoke on two subjects.  The first addressed Energy Upgrade California, an initiative to optimize energy usage at home, the workplace and within the community.   Kathy then addressed the status of the Merced County Arts Council and the Multicultural Arts Center. 


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