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Paul's Place - Friday, December 16th,  2016, 6:30 am

 

Bob Casey, President, opened the meeting for announcements. 

 

Shrimp Feed – The tickets are in your hands, now is the time to sell.  They are your responsibility, people ant them because they have a great meal a wonderful time.  Should you need more SF tickets, see John Barnhart. Please, no trading of tickets. If you have excess tickets and having trouble selling see Mike A, he can assist.  Raffle tickets will be available early next year.      

Foundation Update - Frank indicated that we are on pace to be the #1 club.  Donations toward the Foundation from our club totaled over $7K.  We are on our way to meeting our Foundation giving goal for the year.  We need to be reminded that Foundation funds come back the club in three years, so it is important that we donate so we may continue to do good things within our community – like Clothes for Kids!

Vocational Inspiration – Butch said that he way without direction in HS.  By his college days he found a coach that inspired him and Butch wanted to  emulate him.  Once that coach provided him direction, Butch knew what he wanted to do and worked toward that goal.  He became a major league player and then became a college coach himself. 

 

Program – Our own Mike Cuchna provide the program entitled "Autonomous Vehicles." The future is closer than we know.  Vehicles will become autonomous over the next few years as rules set by NTSB go from idea to reality.  We see the beginning of this safety trend in vehicles on the road today including Honda Civic, Audi A3, A4, and Tesla Model S and X that have level 2 autonomy (two or more features working together like:  adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and collision avoidance).  Level 4 autonomy will be out by 2020 and then the world of driving changes. 

http://www.pcmag.com/article/347249/driverless-cars-when-the-internet-takes-the-wheel

Paul's Place - Friday, December 9th,  2016, 6:30 am

 

Mike Altomare, Acting President, opened the meeting for announcements. 

Clothes for Kids – We served 96 kids and stayed within our budget!

Board Meeting – 5:30 pm, Tuesday, 13 December at Rich Miller's.  

SaveMart Bell Ringing – Saturday, 17 December from 11:00-6:00  

Returning Member – Tanya Price was welcomed back to Merced Sunrise.

Vocational Inspiration – Pope delivered a wonderful summary relating to his HS English teacher who was his inspiration.  The teacher said go out into the world a see what is available.  He found art in many museums in the Washington DC area that changed his perception of the world and sent him on a path of  creativity ever since. 

Program – Stuart Rawling provided the program for the day. 

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