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

  • Marty Roberts led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

  • Roy Porfido chose the Song of the Day "You've Got a Friend in Me," because it's about Rotary and why we are all here.

  • Mark Hudson provided the Thought of the Day, commenting on divisiveness. He acknowledged that divisiveness has only one outcome, so we don't want it. But, he asked, would we know divisiveness if we saw it? He shared that he recently completed a survey that asked how he identified himself - by gender, race, ethnicity, etc. Mark chose "other" - as a human being. Let's see one another for who we are.

  • Deb made us laugh/cringe with the Joke of the Day x3: 
    • What do you do if you get the bird flu? (Tweetment) 
    • My friend Phillip had his lip removed last week. (Now we call him Phil)
    • Where do rainbows go? (Prism. It's a life sentence!)
Visiting Rotarians & Guests
  • Visiting Rotarian: Mark introduced Bob Tucknott, visiting from the Dublin Club in the classification of Electrical Contractor. (And Charles reminded us that we can wave and say "Hello" to visiting Rotarians - applause is saved for visiting guests. Bob modeled the enthusiastic "Hello, Fellow Rotarians!!"
  • No other visitors today.

Welcome Bob!
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  • District Governor's Visit -  Next Tuesday, August 15 
    • District Governor Hung Wei will visit our club during our meeting on August 15. Please plan to attend. We will offer a hybrid meeting, but encourage attendance in person to honor our DG.

    • As part of next week's meeting, we will recognize members who have attained a level of the Paul Harris Award, acknowledging their donations to the Rotary Foundation. Please check with George Wineinger if you aren't sure how much you have donated, or how close you are to reaching $1,000. Remember our club will match your first $400 donation, thereby speeding your way to your first Paul Harris Award.

    • Board members are asked to stay after for a special meeting with our DG.

  • Youth Climate Summit - September 9
    • Event will be held at Robert Livermore Community Center, 10 am - 3 pm.

    • Please let Sherri Simoni know if you would like to attend to share information about our upcoming Lithium-Ion Recycling Event.

  • 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!
The 10-Spot - We are on Board #64 !!
Today's Program: Club Assembly 

President Sherri Simoni led our club in an activity using the Rotary Club Health Check that she had shared with us and asked us to complete. Using our responses, Sherri identified several areas in which members indicated our club would benefit from improvement. Today, we met in four groups to provide suggestions for ways to improve our club in the following 4 areas:
  • Club Experience

    • How do we develop more fellowship among members at meetings?

    • How can we make guests feel more welcome?

    • How can our club attract more diversity in guests, members, and speakers?

  • Members

    • What can we do to increase membership?

    • How can our club attract members from professions int he community that are underrepresented in the club?

    • How can we get more member participation for leadership roles?

  • Image

    • How can we make our club known in the community?

    • What information do you feel is important to include in a club brochure?

    • How can we get more members to use social media to promote the club?

  • Business & Operations

    • What should be our strategic plan?

    • What questions should be asked in a member satisfaction survey?

Each group shared their input, and others were invited to add on. Sherri will compile the input and share with us at an upcoming meeting so that we can continue our focus on improving our club.
Sherri would like to hear from members who were unable to attend today's meeting. If you would like to share your input, please click on the button below and submit the form by tomorrow, Wednesday at 5.
Next Week's Meeting Program
District Governor Hung Wei visits our club!
50/50 Raffle & Surprise Meeting Raffle
Rich Goldstein won today's 50/50!
Sherri invited us all to write out names on a ticket as we came into today's meeting. She drew Dick Fields' name from the bowl! Dick won a jar of homemade peach jam and some chocolate from Australia.
Sherri said this meeting raffle would be a regular event!
Meeting Adjourned at 9:25
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