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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Volume 77 Issue 32 Rota-Scribe: Randy McFarland

Pledge, Invocation, Song and Introductions rounded out the opening traditions for today’s meeting and were administered by Chris Meyer, Randy McFarland, Pastor Greg Hickman and club past president Bill Mathy respectively.

Announcements

Past president Jim Williams got the ball rolling by sharing interesting facts about Polio Plus successes by Rotary. Since 1988, Vitamin A has been added to polio immunization activities, helping to avert ~ 1.5 million childhood deaths. The number of polio cases in 2016 was 37, in 2017, there were 22. Every $1.00 Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1988, the number of polio endemic countries decreased from 125 to three!

Bob Maxwell had a recent surgery at St. Jude Medical Center.

Rick Crane asked us to save March 10 for the Jim Thompson All City Track Meet at Fullerton High School’s new athletic field. He also reminded us to distribute nomination forms to non-profit organizations in need of some funding for a specific project.

Miko Krisvoy announced the dates for Top 100 dinners. March 15 is Sunny Hills High School and April 19 is Fullerton Union High School.

Minard Duncan announced that the Pathways of Hope “Look Who’s Dancing” event has raised $50,000 and $7745. was raised in his name! A worthy endeavor for Minard to break out his famous “Zoot Suit”!

Recognitions

Joe Lins recognized Joe Arnold for 49 years married to Voiza. They met 51 years ago when thrown together as opposite leads in the stage production of “A Man for all Seasons”. Louis Kuntz and Barbara have been married for 61 years. Dan Kiernan and Ann have been married for 38 years...congrats to all! Karen Xie joined our club 2 years ago and Bill Goetsch voluntarily paid a hefty fee to be fine free for the rest of the year to celebrate his 92nd year circling the sun!

Howard Minkley and Minard Duncan were recognized for being winners at the great Super Bowl party kindly hosted by Dan and Susan Ouweleen.

Program

Britany Ibarra and Nicolle Bailey represented the Boys and Girls Club and shared several ways that the club serves the youth of our community. The Club focuses on academic success and helps students with efforts for college bound, introducing the youth to higher education. They have a STEM pilot program using their flight simulator to demonstrate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in flight. Health lifestyles program incorporates sports activities and sportsmanship. Character is emphasized to the youth and Arts programs both visual and performance are more opportunities are available and partners with Cal State University Fullerton college of Engineering and Computer Science, and utilize microcontroller circuit boards to teach programming to 4-6 graders. The Boys and Girls Club offers way more than it used to!

Feb 14 Ken Boyd, Rotary International Director(2011-2013). Speaking on Tolerance.
Feb 21 Service Day at Giving Children Hope.
Feb 22 Rotary Board Meeting at 7:30am, Christian Life Cntr
404 W. Wilshire
Feb 28 High School Students Speech Presentations.
Mar 10 High School Track Meet - @ FUHS (set-up 7:30am)
Mar 15 Top 100 - Sunny Hills HS @ Fullerton Community Center
April 4 High School Singing Performances.
Apr 10 CSUF Baseball - Rotary Fellowship
Apr 19 Top 100 - Fullerton HS @ Fullerton Community Center
Apr 25 Club Assembly. Presentations by Directors.
Apr 27 Rotary Rocks (aka Spring Fling) evening Gala
May 2 Community Investment Awards.
June 9 Rotary Cares

(Published using 100% recycled electrons)
This Edition was published in Fullerton, CA

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