The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
August 22, 2023       
Opening the Meeting
  • Sherri called the meeting to order at 

  • Eric Dilie led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

  • Did you know that Eric once spent $700 on a pair of Air Jordans?

  • Suzanne Richerson chose the Song of the Day: Have it All: Jason Mraz

  • James Hays provided the Thought of the Day, Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I read.

  • Anne Wilburn shared Joke of the Day
Visiting Rotarians & Guests
  • Visiting Rotarians
    • Kelly Bowers from the noon club
  • Guests:
    • Terri Molano (Partners for Change)
    • Susan Houghton
It's Kevin McCallum Day
Sir McCallum won big today:
1. $1000 from the board and donated it back to the Club! 
2.  50/50 but no mention on what to do with that big money!
3. Kevin received a Rotary Citation award for meeting all the club's 2022-2023 goals.
Kevin was walking tall by the end of the meeting!
The 10 SPOT
Roy Roy $10 Family-Nephew and family visiting!
Tammy Barstow Tammy $20 For 2 sons in So. Calif during the storm! 
Tammy Barstow Philomena $10 One for Philomena, great lunch
Tammy Barstow Sherri $10 Grateful for her preserverance with Hybrid meetings!
Sarah Sarah $10 In recognition of house guest-great friendship
Sherri   $10 For Grandson Luca, first day at Kindergarten
Heather Heather $10 Mom is moving housegold
Heather Heather $10 Abby got hurt training, so she's now in the pool!
  • Fleet Week Air Show & Bay Cruise Club Social - Sunday, October 8
    • Mark Hudson reminded us to sign up if we want to be part of the Fleet Week Cruise this year. Fleet Week is the same weekend as our Chili Cook Off, so we will plan to enjoy an outing on the bay the day after and relax with the free champagne that's included!
    • Click here to send a direct email to Mark if you would like to join.
    • Or use this link to sign up online today, please: Fleet Week Air Show & Bay Cruise RSVP.
  • Ambassadors of Compassion Dinner & Sunset Cruise - September 9 - 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Rich invited all of us to join the Ambassadors of Compassion dinner in Tiburon that includes a beautiful sunset cruise on Saturday, September 9. The event begins at The Lodge at Tiburon where we will join with other leaders and interested community members from throughout the Bay Area to learn about the Ambassadors program. Eric and Jodi Hannah, Founder and Co-Developer and David Hannah, Chairman and Co-Founder will share with us their vision for transforming the lives of youth through the "One Million Student Initiative." 

    • Meeting and dinner start at 3:00 pm, followed by the sunset cruise at 6:15 pm. Cost is $145 per person.

    • Click here to go to Eventbrite to purchase your ticket.

    • Check your email from Rich, sent on Sunday 8/6, or click on the link to this announcement for for complete information.

  • Lithium-Ion Recycling Event  - September 24
    • Our club is planning a Lithium-Ion battery and device recycling event on Sunday, September 24 from 11 am - 5 pm at Tri-Valley Car Care in Livermore. 

    • James brought cards for us to hand out along with pink plastic bags to use for collecting lithium-ion batteries. The bags are fireproof, to prevent accidental combustion that can be an issue with these batteries.

    • Email James Hays by clicking here if have questions about this event.

  • District 5170 Avenues of Service - September 30
    • Sherri encouraged us to participate in the upcoming Avenues of Service held on Saturday, September 30, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at West Valley Community College in Saratoga. Registration is not yet open, but mark your calendars.
    • More information to follow.
  • 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off - October 7 
    • Heather announced that we will need a few volunteers to staff a Farmers Market table on Thursday, September 7th. Please let Heather know if you can volunteer from 3-5:30 or 5:30 - 8.

    • We still need Chili Cooks!! Please let Sherri or Heather know if you have a suggestion for who might want to be part of the event.

    • Please reach out to Heather Hartman if you are able to distribute posters or postcards so that she can track where they are going.

    • The QR code on the front of the card links to our Annual Chili Cook Off webpage.

  • Halloween Party - October 28
    • Dave Bedford is hosting our club for a Halloween party on the Saturday before Halloween! The event will be from 5 pm - 10 pm. We will have a costume contest, food, drinks, games, and lots of fun. More details to come!
Today's Program: Three Valleys Community Foundation
Kelly Bowers, CEO, and Susan Houghton, Board Secretary, presented on Three Valley Community Foundation. There are only 750 community foundations nationwide. Started because the GDP in the Tri-Valley is $42 Billion and less than .5% was going back to support the local nonprofits. Companies needed direction and support for selecting appropriate nonprofits. 3VCF received $500,000 in the first year from the Alameda County Supervisor's office. They offer a donor advised fund where donors are match with nonprofits. For more information go to:
Meeting Moments
Meeting Adjourned at 9:25
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