The Pledge to the emblem of our country was led by visitor Army recruiter Christopher Huynh and the Invocation was by Ken Kaisch. Bob Muschek introduced guests and visitors, like Mario Galindo, guest of Brett Ackerman, Adam England, representing The Muck, Chrisopher Huynh, Quintin Clark and Jeremiah Perez, Army recruiters based in Brea, guests of President Marty Burbank and our speaker, Ken Domer Fullerton City manager for the past 6 weeks.
-Ken Kaisch shared Barbara Andrews’s appreciation of Rick Crane’s role in helping her on the morning that our friend Vern Andrews passed away. Rick was at their house to pick Vern up for J Richey’s funeral service as planned, but when Vern hadn’t emerged from the bathroom, he went back to find Vern deceased in the shower. Rick stayed with Barbara, and handled things when paramedics arrived. Arrangements are not yet completed, but Pastor Greg Hickman has requested our input with your stories and memories about Vern to be shared at his services.
-The BBQ at Marty and Seon’s home is this Sunday. Everyone who planned to attend have already signed up for food planning.
-Allyn Lean called for donations and sponsorships and participants for the upcoming Fight Polio Now Jogathon on Saturday October 21 at Fullerton High School stadium.
-Jim Williams conveyed that he recently checked on Dick Daybell and confirmed that he suffered no damage in Florida and Dick sends his greetings to us!
-Rotary South invited us to their annual “Fullerton Uncorked” wine tasting extravaganza on Sept. 30th 5:30-9:30PM at the Fullerton Arboretum, CSUF.
-Thad Sandford advised us that graduate level scholarships are available for 1 year of study overseas. Please direct interested students to contact Thad for information to apply.
-President Marty Burbank announced that our food packing efforts at Giving Children Hope facilities this coming Wednesday will go to benefit Hurricane relief for the southeast United States. Marty also announced that one hour prior to our meeting, we will be having a putting contest, so be there or miss out!
- Adam England announced that on September 23rd, the Muckenthaler will be converted to an ocean liner for it’s Annual Fundraiser. Sounds like a shipload of fun! I wonder if Dick Daybell will be aboard?
-Sueling Chen announced that on September 29 at Fullerton Museum Downtown Plaze, Arborland Montessori will be celebrating 30 years! Talent show, games, photo booth will be part of the fun. Contrats!
-Carl Camp brought to our attention that Thad Sandford is celebrating his 49th wedding anniversary with Ann. Congrats to you two!
-Miko Krisvoy is enjoying her 8th year as a member of our club!
-Kimberly Nguyen broke tradition and announced that she is celebrating her 50th birthday, surprising many. Happy Birthday, Kimberly!
-Jim Williams paid a small fine for Sally’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Sally!
-Bob Jahncke is celebrating his 32nd Rotary anniversary!
-Raco celebrates his 40th wedding anniversary with Robin Marie. Way to go!
-Sandy Hayes is celebrating her birthday on the 19th! Happy Birthday, Sandy!
-Rick Crane shared some interesting facts about Fullerton College, including that they were #1 in their division in the country! Their home field is at Yorba Linda High School.
-Terri Grassi is celebrating her birthday on the 20th! Happy Birthday, Terri!
Howard Minkley’s wife Jane is having a birthday coming up soon as is Bob Muschek’s wife, Doris.
Ken Domer is the new city manager as of 6 weeks ago. He worked for then Governor Pete Wilson and worked for Villa Park, Placentia and Huntington Beach in the past, learning valuable information with each.
His basic job is overseeing planning, building and code enforcement in the city.
He explained the intricacies of timing of when streets get repaired, considering when water and sewer lines are coordinated for optimum cost savings in the long run.
He also mentioned the considerable cost burdens to cities that retired city employees pensions can have. Mr. Domer mentioned that parks are expensive to maintain. Balancing such liabilities with community priorities are crucial.
It sounds like we are in good hands with our new city manager!