Rotary Club of San Rafael
District 5150, #409
Chartered May 1922 87th year of service
1821 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
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August 31, 2009
CALL TO ORDER on behalf of WestAmerica Bank, 2 holds undergraduate and MBA
President Willms called the meeting tickets for auction to the Dr. Zhivago degrees from that august institution.
to order at 12:15 p.m. Gala hosted by Marin Family Services. ETYMOLOGY 101: Dominican’s mas-
The tickets were won by the aforemen- cot, the Penguin, was chosen from a
PLEDGE AND QUOTE OF tioned Alex Reyes lickety-split netting campus contest and is in fact a refer-
THE DAY a $150 contribution to Healthy Starts. ence to the attire of the Dominican
Oak Dowling offered the Pledge of Don Violin won the coveted Sisters. . . while willing to laugh, it’s
Allegiance and the following wisdom: Australian Rotary necktie in another not a habit.
“I am an old man and have known a spirited, ad hoc auction. Like many, NOT YOUR PARENT’S DOMINCAN:
great many troubles. But most of them this writer regrets not bidding for the Terry highlighted Dominican’s grow-
have never happened.” - Mark Twain coveted cravat. ing profile as an academic and athletic
“We don't see things as they are, we Gary Carter reminded all that the power, in the process of earning
see things as we are.” - Heather Club’s First Friday gathering will NCAA, Division II ranking. His pro-
Gordon again take place on September 4, 5:30 gram’s emphasis is on student-ath-
VISITING ROTARIANS AND p.m. at the Sheraton Four Points letes, offering world-class programs in
GUESTS Lounge. nursing, business, education and the
We were graced with the presence MEETING REMINDER: sciences
of: Visiting Rotarians Alex Reyes, a A further emphasis of the University
No Meeting 9/7. Board Meeting: is community engagement and leader-
Financial Planner with San Francisco 9/8, 7:30 a.m. at 999 Fifth Ave.
#2. ship development. It seeks internship
Guests: Walter Shine, Health and ELSEWHERE IN THE DISTRICT: positions for it’s well-qualified stu-
Fitness Trainer and guest of PP Jeffrey On August 23, Bill Koefoed of San dents and volunteer opportunities in
Ehlenbach. Francisco Club #2 was named District the community.
Dr. David Rose, Chiropracter and Governor-Elect for 2010-11. The planned expansion of soccer
Medical Examiner, guest of Kam Rotary of West Marin invites all to a fields is meant in part to serve the
Shadan. Walk in the Woods and gourmet organ- great shortage of playfields county-
Rod Marcoux, guest of Jack Hunt. ic picnic on September 19. Hosted by wide, offering greater opportunities
experienced outdoorsman Alan Scott, for youth to attend local sports camps
ANNOUNCEMENTS the event is sure to please on many lev- while experiencing a University cam-
President Willms acknowledged the els. Further information at 415-663- pus environment.
stalwart work of Past President Sherry 1910. Terry solicited ideas for further
Rodgers who filled in while he tended engaging kids with the University and
to affairs of State. MARBLE GAME students with the community.
Newest club member Jim Walsh Don Dickey drew the lucky ticket, Place your bets: as evidence of
was, against the Chair’s better judg- but alas, not the lucky marble. With Dominican’s growing stature, their
ment, again given the microphone and Joe Shekou in the room, however, Men’s Basketball program has booked
capitulated on last week’s either/or there are no unlucky winners, as Joe games with USF and Santa Clara
challenge for contributions to Healthy generously donated a bottle of fine University this season. Befitting a
Start. Mr. Walsh’s offer is now a both- wine to Don’s collection. man of his prominence, Terry avoided
and: 10 members contributing $10 the “U” word (upset), but it’s worth
each will be met with a match from
SPEAKER checking the oddsmakers.
Completing our series of NFL
retirees in service to the community, The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Credit where credit is due: Michael
PP Bill McCubbin introduced Terry
Watt was acknowledged for assuming Taking respectful liberty with the
Toomey, Athletic Director at
website responsibilities. He is now truth, I am,
“Webmaster”. Bowing is optional. Jim Walsh for Barrett Schaefer
John Scopazzi reported from the
“No Holds Barred” Bocce
Tournament last weekend. SF #2
squeeked out a ninth inning victory COMING EVENTS
over your Club 10-9, with a walk-off .
. . Bocce. Opposing Counsel take 9/7 – Labor Day Holiday
note: PP Richard Kalish – the man 9/14 – Victor Fisher - Mark Twain
of (flash) light – is a ringer, and should
be courted accordingly. 9/21 – Picnic at Sheraton Four-
Carolyn Hoffman was featured on Points – Poolside
Mr. Toomey spent 8 years with the
the AT&T Park Jumbotron last Friday
San Francisco 49ers organization after
night. Many attribute the subsequent
stints with the Denver Broncos and as
sweep of the Rockies to her presence.
a player with the other Cal: UCLA. He
She was fined. Carolyn then offered,