Presidential Changeover Dinner
at Peter & Debbie Brown‘s residence
June 29, 2017
Members Attending (17): Debbie Rodriguez, Roberto Martinez, Pat Bailey, Murray Forth, A.J. Amato, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Dick Drumm, Julius Frankel, Charlie Foote, Maggie Forth, Ray Hannan, Phil Kellerman, Jim Leyhane, Bonnie Nasca, Phil Nasca, Carole Spencer.
Guests (5): Ann Amato, Mary Drumm, Effie Frankel, Lois Hannan, Jeremy Forth.
NEW MEMBERS — Phil and Bonnie Nasca, who joined the club several months ago, were formally inducted as our last new members of the 2016-17 Rotary Year by inductor Jim Leyhane and President Debbie Rodriguez. Jim spoke to them about our club history, Rotary International, our efforts to eliminate polio, other club projects, meeting requirements and the Rotary 4-Way Test. Debbie provided Rotary pins and window decals to Bonnie and Phil.
SUMMATION — Outgoing President Debbie spoke about our past year and mentioned the many activities, fundraisers and speakers we welcomed. Our income was in excess of $14,000 and expenditures just over $13,000. … Jim Leyhane, Roberto Martinez, and Terry Brewer were thanked for their part in creation of the polio history video, and each received or will receive an “Academy Award” certificate. Also, in honor of their achievement, the club is providing every member with an “End Polio Now” button and asked to spread the word, and buttons, to friends and family. … Debbie thanked the club for an excellent year. The club gave her a Rotary jacket as thanks for her work this past year. The gavel then was passed to Roberto for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.
MEETING/EVENT SCHEDULE UPDATE — The members present agreed to not hold a meeting on August 31, and to resume the weekly dinner meeting schedule on Thursday, September 7. A schedule will be provided to each member.
THE MENU — After appetizers, an excellent dinner of barbequed ribs and salmon, potato salad, cole slaw, and a green salad was followed by a large cake with the Rotary logo and “Thanks Debbie” and “Congratulations Roberto” written in frosting.
SUMMER CASUAL EVENTS — We will not meet during the July 4th week, but will assemble for a picnic at the Drumm residence on Thursday, July 13. Please be sure to let Dick or Mary know well in advance if you plan to attend. … Debbie Brown asked people to make reservations through her for the August 17 performance of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Mac Haydn Theatre in Chatham. … And, Terry Brewer is handling tickets for the July 27 ValleyCats baseball game and pavilion picnic at Bruno Stadium (it’s “Rotary Night” again this hyear for all 7190 clubs). No unreserved tickets will be provided at the gate. See Terry ASAP if you have not yet reserved your tickets.