Rotary Club of Watsonville Pippin Newsletter for August 18, 2011.
August 24 Sean Hayes: National Marine Fisheries Service. Detective
August 25 San Jose Giants game?
August 31 Club Dark. Watsonville Wetlands Watch tour. PVHS.
Detective Rob Allen. Understand lunch will be some sort of migratory
September 7 Paul Harris Fellowships. Detective Kathleen King
September 12 Club Lewisburger Meeting at Fairgrounds. Katie Bannister
is Chief Cook. See you shift cashier for your parking pass and ticket.
September 14 Club Dark due to County Fair. Peter Barr cooks 3-7pm if
it is an exceptional burger you need.
September 19 Respect for the Aged Day.
September 21 District Governor. Arley Marley. Detective Gil Courtney
September 28 New and Old Members Introduction. Detective Terry Medina
October 5 Detective Rocky Franich
October 12 Mine and Marty
October 19 Billy Bob Gupta: Twelve Steps Forward and Unlimited Steps
Back to Rotary Enlightenment.
October 26 Ron Kinninger. Seminary Bird Calls.
October 27 Avenues of Service. Doubletree. San Jose.
November 2 Little Richard. Songs from Purgatory.
November 9 Veterans Day Program.
November 16 Ed Murray: Father Knows Best.
November 23 Day Before Thanksgiving. Probably Dark.
November 30 Richard Otto. How Pay Day Loans Changed my Life..
December 7 Alysha Rashad. Loose Lips Lead to Tight Ends.
December 14 Alduos Huxley III. Writing out of Habit.
December 21 Christmas Dark.
December 28 Between Holidays darkness.
February 8 Speech Contest (tentative)
February 29 Mike Wallace: Ben Franklin, The Quintessential American.
March 2-4 Far West PETS.
March 28 Vocational Day. (tentative)
May 6-9 Rotary International Convention. Bangkok, Thailand.
May 30 District Tennis Conference.
June 1 District Golf Tourament.
June 1-3 District Conference. Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe.
June 6 Peru Night (tentative)
June 13 Cabrillo Summer Stage. (tentative)
June 27 Debunking.
Nearby Make-ups: Monday Bishopdale-Burnside Papanui RSA Cnr NZ 6pm.
Scotts Valley: Monday 12:15 at Hilton; Freedom: Tuesday Santa Cruz
Sunrise 07:15 at De Laveaga Golf Club. Watsonville High School
Interact Club:12:34 in the Library Freedom 12:15 at California Grill;
San Lorenzo Valley: Wednesday 07:15 at Mt Herman Conference Center;
Capitola-Aptos: Thursday 12:15 at Seascape Golf Club; Santa Cruz:
Friday 07:00 12:15 at Santa Cruz Elks Lodge…Castroville
Under recent new RI guidelines, club board meetings need to be held at
a different location each month. Last month's meeting was hosted by
Union Bank and next month will be Hutchinson and Bloodgood. Board
members and other interested parties need to go to the club web site
for clues as to where the October event will be conducted. President
Miljanich wants the search to be like a treasure hunt with prizes,
cookies and sodas for all that can find the meeting. Agendas are now
secret too so you got to be there.
Freedom Rotary is now meeting at the California Grill at 1970 Freedom
Guests: No student guests, no regular guests and no visiting
Rotarians. President Miljanich also noted the dining tables keep
moving further away from the podium. Breath mints? The tinklers and
singers still welcomed all within earshot…Nice to see Larry back…
Operations: Get your checks in for New Zealand earthquake relief.
Made out to Rotary Foundation…Katie Bannister has marching orders from
Mike Salewske and is trying to get out parking passes and fair tickets
for each crew to their cashier…Mine and Marty is once again very
generously sponsored by Union Bank. Thanks Sahin. Monies raised will
go to five local charities…CASA, Watsonville PAL, Jacob's Heart, Papas,
Watsonville High School Athletics and RI Foundation.
Random Notes…BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER Broken Sticks…Not sure even a tired
lion could sleep after hearing our version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
Detecting…Car sales are down but Al Greeninger's detective income is
up…Watsonville High School class of 1941 members Gene Friend, Ralph
Miljanich's dad and drop out Hal Hyde (special senior socks) all
contributed…Celia Organista has that photo quality smile…3 families
have been found to host our exchange student thanks to Carol Turley's
efforts…Don't ask Melvin Cooper how much a fine is worth to him in the
midst of the debt crisis. Not much…Ciao Venezia Richard Otto…Tony
Valencia was unable to find a steak at the Elks last week noon…Union
Bank and Sahin Gunsel are happy to host our board with or without loan
apps in hand…Lewisburger assignments are subject to unlimited change
orders as per Coach Lewis…Gil Courtney and Grio are not sure when to
show up…Katie Gallegos has asked if we can take online steak orders at
next years BBQ…Susan Olsen has 50 years of service with the Sisters of
Notre Dame and Watsonville has been the beneficiary of that
commitment…Ron and Gingi Kinninger drove all over Northern California
for their anniversary…John Kiley has a hall pass for a few days while
Jackie is in Asheville, NC. Look homeward if you dare…Butter Chopping
101 may be on dental school curriculum if Art and Joanne Hayashi have a
say…John Kane admired the efforts of butter cutters and all other
volunteers at the BBQ…Is that a holiday or Christmas tie
Ralph?...Successful Strawberry Festivals are worth $10 according to
Programmable…Ron Kinninger, Manny Solano, Stuart Kitayama, Celia
Organista and Murry Scheckman formed a Rotary Human Resources Committee
and got all present certified as Youth Protective Officers. This Blue
Ribbon panel (Ron's term, not this author) took a half hour to tell us
most things harassing and abusive are common sense. President Ralph
repeated the scare tactics of charter pulling for clubs that do not get
this training. So simple yet so many problems?
Homework was to read pages 13,14,15,16 and 17. See Watsonville Police
Department and/or PVUSD for Life Scans.