The Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood
P.O. Box 1412 Glen Ellen, California 95442
Web Site: rcgek.org
John Lem Mon President
January 18, 2017
The Four-Way Test of things we
Think, say, or do:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Friendship?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
President John LemMon rang the opening bell at 6:00PM.
President -John LemMon
Past President- Dave Chappell
President Elect-Alec Peters
Secretary- Ann Peters
Treasurer- Tim Holmes
Sergeant-at-Arms- Nicki Artieres
ROOM SET UP/INSPIRATION
Quoted from President John Kennedy
“We’re The Flintstones” brought a smile to our faces. When are Fred, Betty, and Dino???
Our Mission Statement
To work together in service to our local and global communities while promoting fun and fellowship, social responsibility, and ethical behavior, in an environmentally sustainable
SECOND HALF DUES ARE DUE
Please bring in or mail your check for $100.00 to Treasurer Tim Holmes for the second half of the year.
VISITING ROTARIANS -GUESTS
Introduced by Ann Peterson
Stephen Wolmarans Megan Flautt
Kathy Flamson from the RC of Calistoga was named as our District 5130 Governor Designate for 2018-2019.
The 2018-2019 Rotary International Theme is” Rotary Makes a Difference”
RC of Glen Ellen-Kenwood will be announcing its 2018-2019 President Designate at the Board Meeting January 25.
All members are being asked to sell tickets and business card sponsors for the Crabfeed in the Cave, as well as finding live and silent auction items
Crushers of Comedy standup comedy will be held on January 28 at the Krug Event Center 5550 Second St. West in Sonoma. Tickets are $20.00 in advance at:
Kenwood annual Big Heart Dinner will be held on February 3 and will honor Lesley Lem Mon (John’s spouse) at the Deerfield Wine Cave. For tickets go to:
JANUARY SCARC DINNER
To be held at the Fountaingrove Inn on Fountain Grove from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The theme is “What does Peace Look Like”. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sunrise. Go to District 5130 Web Site to reserve your place.
We seem to be missing many of your club name badges. Please try to find yours at home or in the car or let Kathleen know so we may order you a new one.
OUR NEW HOME
We have changed our meeting schedule to twice a month and are meeting at the Kenwood Depot 314 Warm Springs Road in Kenwood on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. We will still be meeting from 5:30-7:00. We will be there until further notice.
PAUL HARRIS ROTARY FOUNDATION
Adam Reyes has the Foundation Board game up and running for our next meeting. Each square is only $10.00 and after the board is filled the winner will get a fully paid $1,000.00 Paul Harris Foundation Pin and recognition. Please bring your check books to pay for your squares. You may purchase as many as you like!
DUNBAR FOOD PROGRAM
The program provides food help for some 24 kids and their families every Friday at Dunbar Elementary.
We need help in moving the food on Fridays from Sonoma Boys and Girls Club in Sonoma to Dunbar School from 1:00 to 3:00 as well as staffing the 4:00-5:00 shift to hand out the bags.
NEW WEB SITE
Please check out our new website designed by Alec and Niles:
Gordon gave $100.00 from his cousin in honor of his second Bar Mitzvah.
Alec Peters for Gordon’s Barr Mitzvah
Nicki for a wine sponsor
John for Gordon’s Bar Mitzvah
David for Gordon’s Bar Mitzvah
By Kathleen Bunte
Catherine Jefferson held the winning ticket but did not draw the Joker for $200.00.Next week the prize goes up to $292.00 again. You can’t win if you are not here on February 1.
THESE WEEKS SPEAKERS
Our speaker was Holland Gistell is from the Sonoma Ecology Center. She has served the Sonoma Community since 2014 and be spoke on a new community project that will bring people together to reduce flood risks, water pollution, save water, and improve habitat called “NeWt’s”.
Their vision statement is: We envision a future where people, land, water, and wildlife thrive.
Their m is: To work with our community and to identify and lead in environmental use by forming neighborhood water teams.
They will be working on water quality, actions, plans, and chosen actions.
NEXT MEETING SPEAKER
February 1 we will hear Michelle Davis co-founder of G3 Sonoma which is an organization that focuses on the work-life balance, self image, and well being of women.
Club Calendar and Events
Jan 26-Scarc Dinner at the Fountain Grove Inn. The theme will be “What Does Peace look like”. Sponsored by the Fountain Grove morning Rotary Club
Feb 1-Regular meeting Kenwood Depot
Feb 8- Board and Crab Feed meeting at the St. Patrick’s Church at 5:30pm
Feb 15- Regular meeting
Feb 22- Board Meeting at St. Patrick’s Church at 5:00
Mar 1-Regular meeting
Mar 15-Regular meeting
Mar 25-Crab Feed in the Deerfield Cave.
May 12-14 District 5130 annual conference at Lake Tahoe.
May 20- St. Patrick and Glen Ellen-Kenwood semi annual rummage sale
Preview day May 19.
May 25- GEK to host the Sonoma County Association of Rotary meeting
John rang the closing bell and ended the meeting at 7:00.
JANUARY CLUB DUTIES
Greeter Raffle-Beth Brannock
Set up/Inspiration- John Meserve
Crab Feed is on March 25 and not Feb 24. Thanks to Eagle Eye Dave Chappell.
Avenues of Service
Vocational Service -
International Service - John Meserve- Chair
Community Service - Barney Watkins-Chair
Club Service – Kathleen Bunte - Chair
Youth Service- Don Jayne - Chair
Foundation – Adam Reyes
Fundraising - Dave Chappell
Public Relations – Alec Peters
Membership –Gordon Freedman
ROTARY WEB SITES:
Please look at these web sites to learn more about Rotary locally and internationally. You can learn club locations and meeting times when you travel as well as more about Rotary works to create a better world.
Add the Rotary Club Locator app to you I phone or Android and find a Rotary meeting almost every wear in the world except parts of China and Antarctica.
WHERE ROTARY MEETS
Santa Rosa- Wednesday at noon
Santa Rosa East- Tuesday at 12:15 Flamingo Hotel
Santa Rosa West- Monday at noon at St. Rose Business Center
Valley of the Moon- Friday at 7:15AM at the Quail Inn in Oakmont
Sonoma- Wednesday at 12:00 at Ramekins 450 W. Spain St.
Healdsburg -Monday at noon at Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park
FIND A ROTARY CLUB MEETING
Download Rotary Club Locator App on your Apple or Android or home computer to find a Rotary Club meeting where ever you travel.
Glen Ellen-Kenwood Directors
Club Service- Kathleen Bunte
Youth Service-Don James
Publicity- Alec Peters
Community Service-Barney Watkins
Fundraising- Dave Chappell
International Service- John Meserve
Membership- Gordon Freedman
SHARE ROTARY WITH A FRIEND
We meet on the first and third Wednesday evening 5:30-7:00 at The Kenwood Depot at 314 Warm Springs Road in Kenwood. Please invite your friends and business associates, women and men who live or work in the Valley of the Moon.
MANY PEOPLE SAID THEY WOULD HAVE JOINED ROTARY HAD SOMEONE ASKED THEM!