The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
February 13, 2024      
  • President Sherri Simoni called the meeting to order at 8:17 am.

  • Suzanne Richerson led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

    • Not widely known fact about Suzanne is that she won a beer chugging contest in college!

  • Song of the Day - Ward Eccles had us all sing along to "My Country Tis of Thee"

  • Thought of the Day - Wolfgang Stoeffl shared: 

    Good Morning Rotary
    Here is my Thought of the Day..., brought to you by your vagabond member Wolfgang from the city of Montevideo in Uruguay.
    As you know, I am often absent from our Rotary Club of the Livermore Valley, 
       and I am very grateful for the good 
    life the town of Livermore gave me for the last 45 years.
    thought of the day is Gratitude to all the good people which 
    make our life so easy and joyful.
    We can buy food when we want 
    someone in town sweeps the streets, 
    the sewer works, 
    we have clean drinking water, 
    the gas stations have fuel, 
    our house has heat,
    There is a handyman to fix a leaky pipe,
    We have TV, 
    Internet and everything works most of the time.
    We can enjoy 
    the beauty of nature.
    And we can travel the world safely.
    And someone in the world makes enough good toilet paper...
    Let us be 
    grateful for it all
    and show Gratitude to all the folks which 
    make it happen...
  • Joke of the Day - Mark Hudson shared a joke about a husband who couldn't remember any single detail about his wife but when asked about her car, knew every single spec - You had to be there, lol.

  • Visiting Rotarian: Dick Fields introduced Bob Tucknott, in the classification of Electrical Contractor, visiting us from the Dublin Club

  • Guests:

    • Mony Nop introduced James Marasco, neighbor and mortgage lender

    • James Marasco introduced Andy Kush

    • Beth McCormick introduced our speaker, Tracy Farhard from Visit Tri-Valley

Suzanne Richerson provided the update: There will be 2 students attending the President's Winter Retreat this weekend.  The annual coin wars fundraiser will be beginning soon.
Board #67 2/13/2024   "We don't like fines. We like fun!" - Sherri Simoni
Paid by Name on the Board Amount Reason
Jill Duerig Jill  $20 One for each granddaughter 4 and 6 years old (spent weekend together)
Sarah Palmer Sarah  $10 For ex-husband moving in to duplex with daughter
Charles Crohare Tracy $10 Olivina listed
Charles Crohare Charles  $10 Grandson's first t-ball
Dave Goulart Dave  $10 Livermoron beer sold out at Altamont in one hour
Dennis Gambs Dennis $10 Granddaughter is texting with grandma, Happy she's reading
Beth McCormick Beth McCormick $10 New grand baby
Graham Scott Graham  $10 Pat won 200 from football pool and is taking him out for dinner
Mark Hudson Mark  $90 For being away 9 weeks
Mark Hudson Sherri $10 Hat for Sherri from Ushuaia
Total   $190  
Sherri gave a shout out to our fellow Rotarians who have gone above and beyond this week to represent our club in the community:
  • Jeannette-Membership Duties, updating our application, red to blue badge process
  • Deb & Philomena-Crabby behavior!! Helping to promote our fundraiser
Paul Harris Recipient  - Richard Goldstein
Roy announced that there are 3 seats left for the noon club's Crab Feed on March 9.  Let him know by the end of this week or he'll return the spots to the noon club.
Jill announced District Events (for more information):
  • April 6 is the District Training Assembly which is followed by two weeks of Zoom evening  trainings on many different subjects 
  • April 26-28 District Conference at Hays Mansion in San Jose
Upcoming Events
Livermoron Beer Crawl & Food Drive
Hops & Sessions
Feb. 15, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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
View entire list

We welcomed Tracy Farhad CEO of Visit Tri-Valley

The goal of the organization is to provide marketing for the Tri-Valley including Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and Danville and to inspire commercial and leisure travel to this area.  41 hotels are included in their reach providing 4450 rooms.  Funding is mostly provided by the $3.25 per hotel night stay. 

A large travel component is kid's sporting events.  A recent Gaelic Games brought in $2M to the area!

Beer trails, wine trails and ice cream trails are part of their marketing campaign.  Besides marketing the organization also likes to give back to the communities by implementing programs such as coat drives, Souper Tuesday and entry jobs for new job seekers. 

The Vibe is a service that sends out weekly emails to those that sign up letting them know what's happening in the Tri-Valley in the areas that they are interested in.

Next week we are excited to welcome Katie Marcel, Executive Director of Innovation Tri-Valley, who will share information about the 2040 Plan.
50/50 RAFFLE was won by James Hayes
Beth McCormick is proposing George Duarte as a new member of our club, in the Classification of Mortgage Broker.
All paperwork has been submitted, and at the February board meeting, our board voted unanimously to approve the proposal. Per our Bylaws, this information was published this week and will hereby also published today in The Grapevine. If any club member has a question about the proposal, please contact Membership Chair Jeannette Albiez. If no objections are received by January 23, we will move forward with installing Mony as our newest member.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:15
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