The Weekly Meeting Summary of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
September 19, 2023       
Opening the Meeting
  • President Sherri Simoni called the meeting to order at 8:16. 

  • Charles Crohare led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    • No one knows this but Sherri shared she once had a pet black widow named Amy.

  • Song of the Day - Linda Ronstadt's: It's So Easy to Fall in Love

    • Lot's of dancing to this one!

  • Thought of the Day - Roy, about dogs: Dogs don't go to heaven, but when I die, I want to go there, too.

  • Kevin McCallam shared the Joke of the Day -Want to hear a good construction joke? Yes? Sorry it's under construction. 

Visiting Rotarian
  • Visiting Rotarian
    • Jeannette Albiez introduced Bob Tucknott, visiting from the Dublin Club, in the classification of Electrical Contractor. 
Welcome Bob!
  • Visitors:
    • Sherri's mom, Carol Pinana is visiting from Idaho.
    • Beth introduced George Duarte.

Today's 10-SPOT
  • Today we spun the electronic wheel to choose the "winner" of Board #64 - George Wineinger will be able to designate where the $1,000 goes. Tune in next week to find out!
  • And we began Board #65 !!!
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.
Traveler's Tribute
  • Lori Souza gave Sherri a chili cup from her trip to Canada.
  • Please click on the button below to volunteer to help out at the Lithium-Ion battery and device recycling event on Sunday, September 24 from 11 am - 5 pm at Tri-Valley Car Care in Livermore or Email James Hays by clicking here.

  • We have opened the signup form for Chili Cook Off volunteers! We ask that everyone in the club participates and signs up for at least 2 shifts. Friends and family are welcome to help out! 

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Visit our Annual Chili Cook Off webpage for complete information.

Upcoming Events
District 5170 Avenues of Service
West Valley Community College
Sep 30, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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
Club Social: Halloween Party!
The Bedford Home
Oct 28, 2023
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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  • If anyone would like to participate in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, it's scheduled for Saturday October 28, with Registration at 8 AM, Ceremony at 9:30 AM, & Walk starting at 10 AM. 
  • The location is:
    Bishop Ranch
    2700 Camino RamonSan Ramon, CA 94583
  • Our Club's Team Name is Rotary Club of Livermore Valley.  Our team fundraising goal is $2000, and we've already raised $1,120!!
  • If you've been touched by Alzheimer's and would like to support this effort, please join our team. You can donate, or walk to show support or both! If you have any questions, please reach out to Lori Souza at
Las Positas Arts Program
  • Titian Lish (Performing Arts Coordinator, Theater Arts Coordinator) talked about LPC's performing arts programs. (Theater, Music, Dance, Communication Studies/Forensics Team) (Titian is pictured below)
  • Madison Charles performed a monologue. (Pictured Below) (Actor’s Conservatory Student)
After the meeting we went to the Mertes Center of the Arts for an amazing tour and performance. 
  • Leah Anonuevo (Vocal Music Student) sang to us while accompanied by the amazing new Steinway piano that can play itself! After, we had a terrific demonstration of the piano's capabilities. 
Next Week's Program:
George Wineinger Shares the Epic Boy Scout Hike
Meeting Moments
Need captions? Ask Roy Porfido, our meeting photographer! 
Thank you, Roy!
Meeting Adjourned at 9:08
So we could tour the Performing Arts Facilities
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