The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
August 15, 2023       
Opening the Meeting
  • Sherri called the meeting to order at 8:16

  •  Suzanne Richerson led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

  • Philomena Rambo chose the Song of the Day "Happy," and it was the perfect song because it tied into Hung Wei's theme of being happy. 

  • Jerry Hawkins provided the Thought of the Day, Arab Proverb: He who knows not, and knows not he knows not, he is a fool-shun him; he who know not, and knows he knows not, he is simple-teach him; he who knows, and knows not he knows, he is asleep-wake him; he who knows, and knows he knows, he is wise-follow him. 

  • Bob Tucknott shared Joke of the Day: Who's mother is it? After 20 years, who knows? She's yours. 
Visiting Rotarians & Guests
  • Visiting Rotarians
  • District Governor: Hung Wei
  • District Governor Nominee: Herb Ritter
  • Assistant Governor: Tami Hennegan
  • Dublin Rotary member: Bob Tucknott
  • Visitor: Anne Lydon
  • Visitor: Caitlin Sobrepeña
Welcome Visitors!
Special Request from Maui District Governor
Today we skipped to 10 spot in lieu of donations to the Maui Rotarians. Please give!!
 Scan the QR code or click here to donate to the Maui Fire Relief Fund.

George Wineinger announced and handed out nine Paul Harris Awards. Pictured are the ones that were present in today's meeting, left to right: George Wineinger, Hung Wei (Governor), Jerry Hawkins, Charles Crohare, Deb Tacker, Richard Goldstein, Sherri Simoni. Not present but also Paul Harris recipients: Gib Souza, Jeff Bickerton, Bassant Abdelrahman.

Paul Harris recipients have given $1000 or more to Rotary International.


Hung Wei: District Governor's Message


Hung gave us an inspirational message this morning. She shared her personal story and her wisdom on how to be a community leader but maintain balance. 

She said Rotarians are the "invisible helpers." We help others but they may not know who we are or where we are. We do make a difference and change lives. She shared two passion projects she encouraged us to support; Faces of Hope and the Wheel Chair Project. 

District 5170 is a large district: 62 clubs and over 4000 members. So what does the district leadership team provide?

  1. Training Resources
  2. Education opportunities
  3. Social interactions and business connections
She shared her personal secret of how she balances her many civic responsibilities. 
  1. She does one thing at a time and is present where she is at the moment.
  2. Does what she loves doing
  3. Never cooks. She eats Costco unsalted nuts and avocados. LOL!!!



  • 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.

    • We passed out double-sided postcards that advertise the Chili Cook Off. Please take a stack and share them with anyone you meet who may be interested in participating as a chili cook, booth vendor, food truck, or beverage vendor. Posters are also available for us to distribute to businesses to display in their windows and on their bulletin boards.

    • Please reach out to Heather Hartman if you are able to distribute posters.

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

  • The back of the card includes direct links to the applications for the various ways to participate.
  • 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!
Next Week's Meeting Program
Three Valleys Community Foundation
50/50 Raffle & Surprise Meeting Raffle
Bennie Le Bourvellec won today's 50/50!
Meeting Moments
Meeting Adjourned at 9:25
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