|Volume 64, Issue 47||Rota-Scribe: Minard Duncan|
Bob Savage opened the meeting by having Minard Duncan lead the Flag Salute. We sang “America the Beautiful” and “Smile.” with Don Ludwig at the piano and Leroy Fulton and Bob Savage on vocals. Prez Bob gave the Thought for the Day which was “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. We all must work for our own improvement, and at the same time, share and generate responisbility for all humanity.”
John Christensen had the following Rotarians introduce their guests:
Les Christensen - Peter Agancesal,
Several thank you notes to Rotary were read: Pat Soderquist for the flowers sent upon her husband Ron’s passing; Friends of Jazz, St. Juliana School and the Fullerton Railway Association for the Community Investment Awards; and Damon Dragos resigned because he has taken a new job out of our area.
Recognitions:Finemaster Dick Daybell fined the following:
Maryalyce Jeremiah completed her Newest Nine requirements. . . . Congratulations!
Guest Shine Min won the raffle but did not know who said “A billon dollars is not what it used to be.” J.Paul Getty.
Chief Pat McKinley took us back in history and gave us an informative, comprehensive slide presentation on his experiences with the Los Angeles Swat team. His involvment with the Black Panthers with names such as Huey Newton, Bobby Teal, Eldridge Cleaver, Cotton Smith, Elmer Geronimo Pratt and David Hilyard; and SLA notables such as Patty Hurst, Bill and Emily Harris, Camelia Hall and Willy Wolf. A fascinating piece of history, showing the dangers of these gangs, with their extensive weaponry and bombs. Thank you Pat for your efforts to remove these violent elemements from our society.
Next week we will hear about the Humor and Sports in Music with Fred Johnson presenting.
Prez Bob closed with “Start from scratch and keep scratching.”