The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
September 12, 2023       
Opening the Meeting
  • President Sherri Simoni is back! She called the meeting to order at 8:17. 

  • Dick Fields led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    • Dick let us know that he "spent 8 years in purgatory" as the only non-Catholic attending parochial school in San Francisco.

  • Graham Scott chose the Song of the Day - Margaritaville - in honor of Jimmy Buffet who passed away last week.

  • For Thought of the Day, Jill Duerig invited us to take a moment of quiet for those suffering in Morocco because of the devastating earthquake.

  • Jerry Hawkins shared the Joke of the Day - Moral of the story is don't bury anyone in Israel unless you're willing for them to rise from the dead 3 days later.
Visiting Rotarian
  • Visiting Rotarian
    • Roy Porfido introduced Bob Tucknott, visiting from the Dublin Club, in the classification of Electrical Contractor. 
Welcome Bob!
Today's 10-SPOT
We filled our 64th board today! That's $64,000 raised for our community as we mark our milestones and express our gratitude!
Above & Beyond
  • Sherri gave a shout out to our fellow Rotarians who have gone above and beyond this week to represent our club in the community:
Granada High Interact Update
  • We had an audio update from this year's GHS Interact co-presidents, Nithya and Abby. They had their first club meeting this week and already have 11 new members!
Ambassadors of Compassion Update
  • We saw two videos, one of Junction Avenue Principal Jeannette Garza, and one of Rich Goldstein that are being used on the AOC website to help the program grow. There is tremendous interest by both District 5170 and other Rotary clubs to help students throughout our area by bringing this valuable program to their schools.  Watch for more information as we hope to offer an event for thousands of Bay Area students this coming spring!
Pie Sale Now through September 15
  • We are all invited to support the women of Semper Fidelis as they raise money for their charitable work by selling pies. Each year, Charles & Patty Crohare give us this delicious opportunity. Pies are 10" in diameter, arrive frozen (and can keep for up to a year), and are available in a variety of flavors for $20 each.

  • Please click here to email Charles to let him know you'd like a pie.

Traveler's Tribute
  • Philomena gave Sherri a bottle of wine from Opolo Vineyard, where she kicked off her anniversary trip instead of coming to the meeting. (I think she's forgiven for missing the meeting.)
  • Please click on the button below to volunteer to help out at the Lithium-Ion battery and device recycling event on Sunday, September 24 from 11 am - 5 pm at Tri-Valley Car Care in Livermore or Email James Hays by clicking here.

  • We have opened the signup form for Chili Cook Off volunteers! We ask that everyone in the club participates and signs up for at least 2 shifts. Friends and family are welcome to help out! 

  • Instructions are on the form. If you don't see the "Save and Continue" button after you have clicked a "sign up" button, you may need to "accept cookies."

Visit our Annual Chili Cook Off webpage for complete information.

Football Follies Update
We've raised $1450 for our Thanksgiving Dinner Project through the generous contributions of players and non-players. Lori Souza will be sending out the results after tonight's game and the "pick sheet" for Week 2. 
It's not too late for non-players to donate. Please let Lori know if you'd like to support our Thanksgiving Dinner Project. (You can email Lori at to let her know you'd like to donate any amount in $50 increments.)
Club Social Instead of Tuesday Meeting on October 10
  • Sherri invites us all to her house for a potluck dinner on Tuesday, October 10, at 5:30 pm. We will be dark that morning. We will send out a signup form for the potluck next week.
  • If anyone would like to participate in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, it's scheduled for Saturday October 28, with Registration at 8 AM, Ceremony at 9:30 AM, & Walk starting at 10 AM. 
  • The location is:
    Bishop Ranch
    2700 Camino RamonSan Ramon, CA 94583
  • Our Club's Team Name is Rotary Club of Livermore Valley.  Our team fundraising goal is $2000, and we've already raised $1,120!!
  • If you've been touched by Alzheimer's and would like to support this effort, please join our team. You can donate, or walk to show support or both! If you have any questions, please reach out to Lori Souza at
Today's Program: Chili Cook Off Update
  • Heather Hartman shared an update of our participation in the Chili Cook Off. We have more booths this year than we did last year! It will be a great event. We do need everyone to pitch in and volunteer!
  • Sherri asked everyone to contribute raffle prizes. We can ask at any of the local businesses we frequent.
  • Philomena shared the signup form, which wasn't showing properly (unfortunately), but the upside is that she has edited the form and it should be a lot easier to read. 
  • Please sign up to help on Saturday, October 7!
Next Week's Meeting Program:
Las Positas College Arts Program
Today's 50/50 
Meeting Moments
Need captions? Ask Roy Porfido, our meeting photographer! 
Thank you, Roy!
Meeting Adjourned at 9:17
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