President Joe Arnold warmed up the attendees of today's meeting in his traditional manner, informing us of significant or at least amusing events on our meeting date in the history of our country and the world.
Joe was pleased to inform us that it was National Bologna Day. We just missed National Talk Show Host day, which is Johnny Carson's birthday. Joe spent much time with facts about Annie Edson Taylor, who was not just the first woman, but the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel which had been tested with a cat. Asked to comment about the stunt, Annie said, "If it was with my dying breath, I would caution anyone against attempting the feat...I would sooner walk up the mouth of a cannon, knowing it was going to blow me to pieces than make another trip over the fall."
In 1908 Edison Records released a phonographic cylinder of a song called "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".
Past President Dan Ouweleen added that it was also "World End Polio Day".
Brett Ackerman, Pastor Paula Ferris and Pastor Greg Hickman admirably handled the Pledge, Invocation and Song, respectively.
Visitors and Guests
Daniel Stewart introduced his wife, Julie Chen. Rolando was the guest of Vanessa Crandeli. and from the OC Register were Caroline Wing and Ron Hasse our speaker.
Past President Jim Williams shared a Fullerton Rotary History Moment.. that our club Immunized the country of Costa Rica against polio.
Fellowship Lunch at Hidalgo's This Week
Jim Vanderberg & Sandy Hayes
Rick Crane's birthday is this week, Diane Masseth Jones-40th wedding anniversary.
Past President Scott Dowds introduced the president and publisher of the Orange County Register, Ron Hasse. He also became president of the Southern California News Group, a series of well known newspapers in southern California. In 2015 The daily Breeze won a Pulitzer Prize for excellence in local and investigative reporting and The Register has won 3 Pulitzer Prizes. The paper features weekly sections on Chapman University and Cal State University, Fullerton.
Mr. Hasse expressed frustration with President Trumps's over use of the term "Fake News", concerned that the public will assume that all mainstream medium is fake. He clarified that The Register makes extra effort to increase the credibility of it's reporting.
Mr. Hasse noted a tendency the younger generation doesn't seek out news....rather, the news comes to them when they are on the Internet and social media, so news organizations can no longer assume that people will seek out the printed version of what they have to offer.
He pointed out that although people think news is free, it actually takes money for writers so seek out true information so a challenge is to find ways to receive income for the news gathering efforts.
Mr. Hasse pointed out that The Register is committed to providing Local News, providing quality Investigative Reporting, supporting Local business and Non-Profits and the public while being Accountable so as to earn public trust.
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