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Scroll - June 2016

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Paul's Place - Friday, June 3rd, 6:30 am

President Paskin opened the meeting with announcements: 

  • Frank indicated that the Marble Game jackpot is growing.  Buy your tickets now, you could be the lucky winner!

  • Steve said that tickets ae now available for the Giants game July 9th.  Giants are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks!

  • Alan indicated that facilities for the Kick-Out Party July 8th have been secured.  The function will be held at the Yacht club.  Set-up at 5:00 PM, party and activities start at 5:30 PM.

  • Next week we will taking a vocational tour at Kellogg's Supply according to Tim.  Remember not to come here.

  • Tim had some great news.  The MSEFCU will be sponsoring a new Field of Honor Sponsorship Category.  The educational flag display category will facilitate all 8th grade students in Merced funds to bus students to the and from the FOH.  What a great gift - thank you MSEFCU!! 

  • A Field of Honor meeting will be held after the meeting today according to Ross.  Two more applications have been received. 

  • Cathy stated that the joint Board meeting will be held at Theresa's house June 22nd at 5:30 PM.

 

 Several members had events taking place on their own calendar.  Wayne had a granddaughter graduate from Merced High as a scholarship winner.  Doug has a daughter getting married tomorrow.  Galen will be attending a graduation next week at UCSC.  Congratulations to all!!

Cathy asked both Mark Lutz and Elizabeth Capehart to step forward.  Mark is sponsoring Elizabeth as a new member to our organization.  After the induction, Elizabeth provided a brief synopsis of her background.  She is the Contracts and Real Estate Manager for UC Merced and was one of the first hires by the University in 2000 as the University was getting under way.  Welcome to our family Elizabeth!

Our guest speaker, Sunrise Rotarian Donald Barclay, was introduced by Betsy Donovan.  Donald is currently the Deputy University Librarian at UC Merced.  His presentation focused on Scholarly Communication.  You never know what innovations come forward by communication.  Donald provided several that today we take for granted - seat belts, the Internet, rocket fuel, flu shots, and on the list goes.  In higher education research is published in scholarly peer reviewed journals that form the basis for recognition and promotion.  The issue is that all this has a cost and an associated profit that in many ways is derived from public sources such as federal grants.  Efforts are now underway to provided research outcomes while simultaneously balancing the need for peer review of scientific work, recognition and promotion, all while reducing public funds costs.  Donald did a superb job showing the current state of Scholarly Communications while entertaining us with illustrations of a more personal nature.  Well done!!

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Paul's Place - Friday, June 10th, 6:30 am

The meeting bagain as President Paskin asked for announcements: 

  • Alan reminder members that Bottling would beginning at 10:00 AM,
    18 July at Mike's House for those interested.  Pot luck to follow! 
    Sounds like fun!

  • Steve said that tickets ae now available for the Giants game July 9th.  Giants are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks!

Doug Forte hosted out meeting today has his place of business, Kellogg's Supply.  We learned about the origins of the business back in 1946 by Mark Sr. and Mark Jr. Kellogg as a military surplus business.  Through the years the business has changed not only location, but the type of business.  With business acumen, personable and knowledgeable employees the business has grown to serve many needs in the agricultural community locally and further afield.  One of the specialties of the business is custom hydraulic hoses.  You know those big machines we see out in the field harvesting crops - they use hydraulic hoses and from time to time they need to be replaced.  Kellogg's Supply is the place farmers come.  Another specialty is sprayers.  Again we see then in the fields around Merced as well as around the state.  We also learned that they sell items by the pound, a very unique method not commonly seen in stores today!  Congratulations Doug on a business well done!!!

Many thanks to Betsy for arranging the meal and coffee for our meeting today.  All your efforts were most appreciated!!

 

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Paul's Place - Friday, June 17th, 6:30 am

Announcements were the first order of business: 

  • Ticket Takers needed for the N/S Football Game, Friday, 24th June at Golden Valley H.S.  See Steve or Bob if you can help! 

  • Alan reminder members that Bottling would beginning at 10:00 AM,
    18 July at Mike's House for those interested.  Pot luck to follow! 

  • Kick-Out Party July 8th, Lake Merced Yacht Club

  • Steve reminded us that tickets ae now available for the Giants game July 9th.  Giants are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks!

  • Cathy reminded us that joint Board meeting would be held at Theresa's house Wednesday, 22nd June at 5:30 pm.

The Friends of the Merced County Library were well represented today with special emphasis on the Adopt-A-Book Program.  Kenra Bragonier, Amy Taylor, and Sharon Terry were present and provided information concerning the needs of children and how the County Library helps facilitate those needs. Children can take advantage of services at the libraries within the county and help increase their literacy, cultural awareness, and be involved in summer reading programs.  It is well established that one predictor of child success is reading to a young child.  The more they hear words spoken to them, the more successful they will be later in life. 

The Adopt-A-Book program is a way for community members to support the availability of books for children and adults. Members of the community can support the library with a $25.00 donation that will go toward the addition of a new book or DVD to any of the 16 Merced County libraries.  A bookplate with an inscription of the donor’s choosing will be placed inside the cover. The adoptee will receive a thank-you letter and receipt (the donation is tax deductible).  Help support our kids and make a donation today, the benefits are long lasting and greatly appreciated!

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Paul's Place - Friday, June 24th, 6:30 am

Announcements were the first order of business by President Paskin: 

  • N/S Football Game, Friday, 24th June at Golden Valley H.S.  Help Bob! 

  • Alan indicated the Kick-Out Party was July 8th, Lake Merced Yacht Club  

  • Steve reminded us that tickets ae now available for the Giants game July 9th.  Giants are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks!

  • Rich indicated our Board approved 6 tickets for $5 for the Marble Game

A day of reflection was the order of business for our meeting.  Reports were provided in a number of areas providing an overview of accomplishments during the past Rotary year and insight into the next. 

  - Nancy for membership                              - Galen reported attendance

  - Dortha, Community                                   - Theresa, International

  - Donald, Vocational                                    - Theresa, Foundation

  - Mark, Youth                                                 - Mike, Club Administration

                                - Ross, Field of Honor Grants

 

Bob provided his thoughts on issues he wishes us to address in the 206-17 Rotary year, while Cathy thanked everyone for their efforts in the 2015-16 Rotary year.

Another Rotary year has come to a happy conclusion.  Our club has grown, our meetings are well attended, our programs are stimulating as well as thought provoking and in line with Rotary themes.  Our members are engaged in supporting our community in a number of activities throughout the year.  We participate and are part of District Rotary efforts, and we are active Internationally.  You would be hard pressed to find another club our size that does as much as our club.  Thank you President Paskin for your leadership in making 2015-16 another successful Rotary year!!

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