The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
February 6, 2024       
  • President Sherri convened the meeting at 8:16
  • Marty Roberts, today's Greeter,  led us in the Pledge of Allegiance
    • A little known fact about Marty: He hosted his own radio show!
  • Song of the Day - Jill Duerig shared one of her favorite Beach Boys love songs - "God Only Knows"
  • Thought of the Day - George Wineinger shared some thoughts pertinent to the 49ers this weekend: "It's not the will to win that matters, it's the will to prepare to win." And, "Don't give up at halftime; concentrate on winning the second half!" 
  • Joke of the Day - Bennie Le Bourvellec shared some funny 
    riddles about animals and their legs. What do you call a cow with 3 legs . . . wait for it . . . Tri Tip!
  • Visiting Rotarian:

    • James Hays introduced Bob Tucknott, classification Electrical Contractor, visiting us from the Dublin Club

  • Guests:

    • Bennie Le Bourvellec introduced Mark Jeffreys and Jackie Mirisciotta

    • Mony Nop introduced James Marasco, visiting us for the second time

    • Beth McCormick introduced Pete Sandhu, owner of 5 Rivers Aviation; Terri De Lima, from LLNL; Jennifer Locy, salon owner; & George Duarte, Horizon Financial

    • Philomena Rambo introduced Geoff Neumayr, Chief Resiliency and Sustainability Office at SFO

This Month's Celebrations
Mark Hudson
Debra Hudson
February 3
Ed Schumann
February 4
Ward Eccles
Barbara Edwards
February 20
Sherri Simoni
Stuart Simoni
February 27
Join Date
Rich Goldstein
February 1, 1989
35 years
Sarah Palmer
February 9, 2021
3 years
Suzanne Richerson
February 9, 2021
3 years
Leslie Lemieux
February 27, 2020
4 years
  • Sherri thanked Mony Nop for bringing guests to the club meeting and the wine social, and for exploring the possibility of launching a Rotaract Club at Las Positas College.
  • She also thanked Dick Fields for all of his time-consuming work as our club treasurer!
Returning from a trip to Colombia, Beth brought Sherri a Carnaval t-shirt and some Colombian coffee candy. 
Today's 10-SPOT
We finished Board #66 - that's $66,000 raised through our 10-Spot! Sherri was the "winner" who designated the money to go to our club's account in the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore restricted funds.
Here are today's shout-outs, on Board #67:
Upcoming Events
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build - February
SHP Barn
Feb. 17, 2024
Club Social: February Wine Wednesday at Garre
Garre Winery
Feb. 21, 2024
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Annual Crab Grab Fundraiser - Order by Feb 16
Tri-Valley Car Care
Feb. 24, 2024
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build - March
SHP Barn
Mar. 09, 2024
View entire list
  • Please let Philomena know this week if you would like to serve on the Grant Review Committee for the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore.
  • Sherri invited everyone to meet at Hops and Sessions at 4:00 on Thursday, 2/15, to kick off participation in the Livermoron Beer Crawl.
  • Pete Patterson invited us to attend a Meet and Greet for Michael Johnson, a candidate for Alameda County Judge. The event is 2/7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm at 144 South K Street, Livermore.

Membership Chair Jeannette Albiez led us in welcoming Mony Nop as the world's newest Rotarian! As part of the induction, Jeannette asked all current Rotarians to pledge to welcome Mony and support him in his work as a Rotarian. We all affirmed, "we do!"

Jeannette shared a bit about Mony's background. He is a survivor of the Killing Fields of Cambodia. He escaped by walking to Thailand at age 6 and lived in several refugee camps before finally immigrating to the U.S. He settled in Stockton, CA in 1983.

Mony is a proud father of two young men, a grandpa of a four-year-old boy, and married to his wife, Sophie.

With a passion for service, Mony became a Livermore police officer and served the city for 17 years. Mony holds a B.A. in Business Management from St. Mary’s College and is a certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer, the current President’s Scholars Program Coordinator at Las Positas College and a Board Member at Caring for Cambodia, an international nonprofit providing education to students in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Mony is also a children's book author and the past Vice President and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. 

Recognized for his outstanding community service, Mony has received various awards including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in 2017, the St. Mary’s College Meritorious Service Award in 2019, and the Livermore/Pleasanton Elk Lodge's Citizen of the Year Award in 2023.

Below: Mony receives his Red Badge from his sponsor, Beth McCormick.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley, Mony!
We welcomed Geoff Neumayr, Chief Resiliency & Sustainability Officer for the San  Francisco International Airport, and former Chief Development Officer for SFO. At SFO, Geoff has led the development of over $8 billion of capital projects.
Under his leadership, the new Air Traffic Control Tower, Boarding Area E and Terminal 3 West were built. Most recently he led the completion of the majority of the Airport’s $7.3 billion Accent program, including the new Grand Hyatt Hotel, the new Long Term Parking facility and AirTrain Extension, Phase 1 of the Administrative Campus Office Complex, Boarding Area B and Phase One of Terminal 1.
Geoff shared many interesting facts about SFO and his role in making our own international airport one of the best airports in the world. SFO has recovered from the tremendous impact of Covid, when normal airport traffic of 85,000 passengers per day plummeted to only 2,000 passengers per day! The ban on Asian travel caused tremendous impact, but has since resumed. "We're back!" said Geoff, and moving forward with plans for future growth. Most notably, SFO's plans are based on sustainability and resiliency.
Completed projects - Harvey Milk Terminal 1 and the Grand Hyatt Hotel are leaders in the nation for energy use. Terminal 1 is the most energy-efficient building in the country! Geoff credits the integrated team approach to achieving such high quality outcomes.
Current projects - Terminal 3 West will complete 20 years of rebuilding SFO and will build the airport to its maximum passenger capacity of 72 million passengers per year.
The Airport Development Plan (ADP) includes modernization and building throughout the airport to make the most of the land available. Geoff noted that all of SFO would fit between the two runways at Denver Airport!
Geoff is particularly proud of the focus on sustainability at SFO. He said it's a bold step and an important goal: if SFO can go carbon neutral, anybody can. SFO is currently the leading airport in the United States and in the Top 5 airports in the world in pioneering aviation fuel that supports carbon neutral goals. Some highlights about sustainability progress:
  • SFO's electricity comes from Hetch Hetchy, so it's already clean energy
  • The goal is not to have any waste go into the landfill; currently at 90% recycling
  • Purple pipe is in the walls. The project is still in the design phase, and will include an advanced water treatment plant for SFO
  • Natural gas is currently used in the central utility plant - the plan is to build an electric central utility plant that will be a heat recovery plant, and the largest in the United States once it is completed. This project will involved rebuilding the hot and cold water distribution throughout the entire airport.
The Resiliency Framework at SFO needs revamping so that the airport can continue to function regardless of hazards, shocks and stressors. SFO is working with FEMA and other agencies to address an aging infrastructure, not just at SFO, but throughout the State, much of which was constructed during the 1930s. 
"Our mission at SFO
is delivering an airport experience
where people and our planet come first."
- SFO's 5 Year Strategic Plan 2023-2028
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM - Visit Tri-Valley Update
We welcome Tracy Farhad, President and CEO of Visit Tri-Valley.
We will continue to meet in the Horticulture Classroom, Building 3300.
Parking is in Lot J.
  • Jerry Hawkins won today's 50/50
  • Rich Goldstein's ticket was drawn for today's raffle prize




Meeting Adjourned at 9:28
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