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Scroll - September 2016

Paul's Place - Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:30 am

 

President Casey opened the meeting and sought announcements.

  • Fill the Bus Book Drive - Saturday, 10 Sep 2016, noon till 6:00 PM, at Main and M Streets during Cap and Town festival.  Check out the video, we are mentioned!

  • Field of Honor – Nancy and Dewayne have accepted the co-chair position for the 2016.  Nancy reported that the first FOH committee meeting will be held Thursday, 8 Sept at Dewayne’s house.  More information to follow.

  • Cathy Paskin - Tim O’Neill reported that Cathy is in Paris and says Bonjour!

 

Pamela Toconis, North Merced Rotarian and Assistant Governor, introduced Tia Saletta our District Governor for 2016-17.  Tia is from Oakdale where she followed in the mother’s footsteps becoming a Rotarian in the Oakdale Rotary in 2005.  Tia manages the Lazy S Ranch, a horse ranch outside Oakdale.  Her BA in Geography allow her to be comfortable through her extensive traveling around the world, while her Master’s in Public Administration serve her well in many aspects of her life.  Tia has many hobbies including: snow skiing, fishing, hiking, travel, photography, writing, and creating jewelry.  She is a past president of her club and served as club secretary for eleven years, including this year!

Tia indicted that it was Bob Hobbs who convinced her that being in a leadership role was something to strive toward as a Rotarian and credits Bob for setting her on the path to become District Governor.  Her initial motivation to join Rotary was inspired by international travel and issues surrounding clean water.  From that point forward she has worked to support and participate in a number of Rotary international projects. 

She feels her role as District Governor is to support local Rotary clubs – she is here to help.  Additionally, part of her job as District Governor is to spread the message of Rotary International.  This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.  One goal Tia has set is to educated communities about the work of the Rotary Foundation, including Rotarians – getting them to support the Foundation.  Additional goals include the Polio Plus giving and club membership.

Tia reminded us of two major events this year.  The first is coming up in early November.  The District 5220 Foundation Dinner is to be held 5 Nov at the Stockton country Club.  She promises the speaker will inspire us all!  The second event is the District Conference to be held at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe, Apr 28th-30th. 

Tia provided to our member two awards.  The first is he the Quiet Rotarian award to Gina Cherf.  A well-deserved award for the work Gina has done over many years serving the youth in our community, among many other functions.  More importantly,  Mike Cuchna was awarded the All Star award for his amazing work serving all areas of our club.

 

 

http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/fill-the-bus-a-book-for-every-student

Pamela Zoe Toconis, North Merced Rotary, Assistant Governor

Tia S. Saletta, Oakdale Rotary, District Governor 2016-17

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