The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
December 19, 2023       
Opening the Meeting
  • President-Elect Beth McCormick called the meeting to order at 8:14

  • Today Sarah Palmer was our greeter and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

    • Little known fact about Sarah is she was a rescue diver, and she rescued people!

  • Song of the Day - Dustin: We are the World, Lionel Richie et al (USA Africa)

  • Thought of the Day - Lori: With gratitude for all that our Rotary family does for the community

  • Joke of the Day -Rich via Roy: Lots of Santa Clause jokes :)



Our traveling Rotarians reported visiting Antarctica, India, Egypt, New Zealand, the Tonga, San Ramon, Amsterdam, England, Africa, Dubai, Morocco...



Visiting Rotarians

Alan Burnham

Erna Grasz

Bob Tucknott


From Jeanette Carol & Mark

Clark Conover, Principal Granada High School

Claire Sahn & mom Tracy Sahn, Student of the month

Student of the Month


Suzanne introduced Clark to present the Student of the Month awardee. She is Claire Sahn. Claire is a 4 time champion and a very active club member at Granada,  including the Math, Chess, and Cyber Security Clubs…

She has been a member of the National charity league since the 7th grade.  Claire is a member of the Cosmos club for Math and spent 4 weeks at the University of California at Davis campus immersed in math & science.  She has worked for the city of Livermore and helped to update their website regarding community arts.  Claire has earned a 4.6 GPA taking lots of AP & honor classes.  She is heading to Northwestern University after graduating from Granada.


  • No 10 spot today, save those thoughts for next year

  • 2024 President Elect Vote, announcement

  • Nominating committee recommends Sarah Palmer
  • Asked for nominations from the floor, heard none
  • Sarah voted in!  for President 2025/2026

  • Rotary Foundation donation deadline December 31, 2023

  • The Children's party was a huge success 116 in attendance

  • Friday December 29th finish the chicken coop 8:30 (rain or shine)

  • February 15 Alameda County Community Food Bank

  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace-We made 60 beds and delivered 40 beds, the need is for pillows. The current waiting list for beds is 400 beds in Alameda County

  • The VA Hospital luncheon went really well, the Vets loved it.  Thanks to Interactors for the Christmas cards.  So grateful for the conversational

  • No meeting on 12/24/23 or 1/2/24-Happy Holidays to all

  • 1/9/24, Our meeting will be at the LPC Horticulture Bldg, "Hydroponics made easy"

  • Deb Tacker wants recognize our December Birthdays-Dennis Gambs 12/7, Javier Perez 12/6, James Hayes 12/12. Jeff Bickerton is celebrating 20 years as a Rotarian!!!

Upcoming Events
Service Project: Chicken Coop at Goodness Village
Goodness Village
Jan. 05, 2024 9:00 a.m.
District 5170 Mid-Year Mtg & Charter Celebration
Cupertino Community Hall
Jan. 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Club Social: January Wine Wednesday at Garre
Garre Winery
Jan. 24, 2024
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Club Social: February Wine Wednesday at Garre
Garre Winery
Feb. 21, 2024
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Today's Program: Erna Grasz
Our Fellow Rotarian Erna discussed her work with Asante Africa Foundation.  Erna is the CEO and one of the founding leaders of AAF.
Asante Africa Foundation is a non profit organization that educates East Africa's youth to confidently address life's challenges, thrive in the global economy, and catalyze positive change. 

Asante Africa Foundation achieves results through a set of interlinked programs designed to alleviate poverty by fostering the development of educated and resilient youth.

Their integrated programs emphasize quality learning in the classroom, gender equity, work-life skills, and the power of STEM. Programs are evidence-based and designed to advance education, skill development, and opportunity creation.

Next 2 Weeks We Are Dark, December 26 & January 2.
Happy New Year!
Meeting Adjourned at 9:13

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