The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
October 3, 2023       
Opening the Meeting 
  • President Sherri Simoni called the meeting to order at 8:15

  • Lori Souza led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    • Not widely known fact about Lori: I'm a GIANTS Fan

  • Song of the Day - Rich: Elvis Presley: To Dream the Impossible Dream

  • BethMcCormick shared the Joke of the Day - What do football players wear on Halloween? Face Masks

Visiting Rotarians & Guests
Visiting Rotarian
  • Deb Tacker introduced Bob Tucknott, visiting from the Dublin Club, in the classification of Electrical Contractor. 
  • Dave Bedford introduced past president of the Florence Oregon club, Steve Smole.
Today's 10-SPOT
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:

  • Rich Goldstein: Ambassadors of Compassion
    • Program was presented at the district meeting on Saturday. MOU written between district and Ambassadors for district wide program.

  • Jill, Beth, Jeannette, Sarah, Rich and Sherri all attended Avenues of Service

  • Marty: Garre' raffle gift!

  • Rich: Many raffle gifts.

  • Lori and Rich: Sponsors

  • Philomena: Chili Cookoff

  • Suzanne: Gift certificate for Dante Robarre

  • Sherri needs help packing cups for the Chili Cookoff at 5:30.

  • Philomena asked for signed ups to work at least 2 time slots on Saturday, October 7th, we need you to sign up this week. This is truly an all hands on deck event. If you're going to be out of town, see if you can recruit a Rotarian from the noon club or a friend!

Click Here to Volunteer at the Chili Cook Off

Oktoberfest Fundraiser at Shadow Puppet Supports Cancer Research
Charles invites us to Shadow Puppet Brewing Company next Sunday, October 8 from 1:00 - 5:00 for Oktoberfest fun that raises money for the OES Cancer fund. (We supported OES when we purchased our pies.) Tickets are limited and cost $45. Price includes beer, sausage, German potato salad, pickled red onions, kraut and fixings. Call Ruth at 925-980-9726 or let Charles know you'd like tickets.
Club Social on Tuesday, October 10
Sherri invites us and our guests to an evening social (in lieu of our regular morning meeting) on Tuesday, October 10 starting at 5:30 pm. Please bring a beverage to share and $5 to contribute to the cost of dinner. 
Football Follies Update
  • Remember that your contribution to Football Follies supports our Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway  - even if you're not playing, you can still donate $50 to this worthy cause. Just let Lori or Dick Fields know!

Upcoming Events
3rd Annual Chili Cook Off at Carnegie Park
Carnegie Park
Oct 07, 2023
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fleet Week Bay Cruise Club Social
Oct 08, 2023
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Special Meeting - Evening Social at the Simonis
Sherri & Stu Simoni's House
Oct 10, 2023 5:30 PM
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Bishop Ranch
Oct 28, 2023
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Social: Halloween Party!
The Bedford Home
Oct 28, 2023
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Today's Program: Brandon Cardwell, City of Livermore 
Brandon is the Director of Innovation and Economic Development for the City of Livermore. He reviewed the Downtown plans and status of the many projects in the Downtown area: Eden Housing, Quest Science Center, Legacy Apartments, L Street Parking Garage, SPArC Theater Lab, Livermore Plaza (now open), Blacksmith Square, Downtown Boutique Hotel and I Street Parking Garage (now open). He also mentioned there will be 4100 family units build at North L and 580. 
Today's 50/50
Bassant Abdelrahman won today's 50/50! 
Meeting Moments

Thanks, Roy. Should we have a caption contest??
Meeting Adjourned at 9:16
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