February 25, 2020 
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We are now less than two months out to our upcoming Malt Madness beer & wine event coming up on March 27th. Planning for this fundraiser is now underway and we need your help! We are looking for Sponsors, donations, and beer, wine and food vendors. If you have any leads, please contact Dean Seligman or visit the event page and following the links for documents and details. This is a major fundraiser for our club and we need the support of our members to help make this happen smoothly. Thank you in advance for your support!
Meeting 2/20/20

This meeting we had speakers Jim McClees and Marisol Herrera. Jim is an accountant and gave us an update on the most recent tax laws. Marisol of the Automobile Driving Museum gave a craft talk and told us a little bit about herself.

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Meeting 2/13/20

Great Valentines meeting with speaker Heike Fallon on the topic of health and fitness coaching. We were also entertained by the amazing Walkerettes of the Women’s club. 👯‍♀️ And added bonus - Carolyne Johnson, in her last celebration as a single lady for Valentines before getting married to Owen Smigelski in April, she found her Rotary Valentine in Ed Su as determined by a match of “would you ever”. Happy Valentines!

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February Birthdays and Anniversaries
Denny McDonough - Feb 02
Dave Reimann - Feb 06
Bill Whalen - Feb 17
Judith & Roger Wilson - Feb 14 1987, 33 years
Feb 27, 2020 12:00 PM
live performance
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Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca, Mexico
Feb 26, 2020 - Mar 06, 2020
Malt Madness 2020
Automobile Driving Museum
Mar 27, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Palm Sunday
Apr 05, 2020
Spring Recess
Apr 06, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020
Mayor's Good Friday Breakfast
Automobile Driving Museum
Apr 10, 2020
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Apr 12, 2020
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Here is a brief list of events coming up in our district:
2/26 - 3/6/2020 - Humanitarian Trip to Oaxaca
3/31/2020 - District Breakfast
If you would like to get involved, please click the links above for more information and to register!
Did You Know?                    #Randomfacts

Did you know that 2/25/20 is Mardi Gras?







Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, depending on where the celebration is taking place. 

No matter the name, it's a day of revelry that includes parades, parties and gastronomic indulgence before the Christian fasting season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020). It marks the last day of the Carnival season,  basically a six-week period of partying around the globe.
Mardi Gras is synonymous with Carnival celebrations in New Orleans, Venice and Rio, but the day is marked in similarly festive fashion around the world in countries with large Roman Catholic populations. 
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Rotary International Presidential Message, Feb 2020

Mark Daniel Maloney, President 2019-2020

Happy 115th birthday, fellow Rotarians and members of the family of Rotary!

Much has changed in the world since 1905. Then, the global population was roughly 1.7 billion. Today, it is 7.7 billion. There were 5 telephones per 100 people in the United States 115 years ago. In 2020, it is estimated that 96 percent of the U.S. population has a cellphone — and both China and India have more than a billion cellphones in use.

In the 115 years since Rotary was founded, seemingly everything has changed except Rotary values. We began, and remain, committed to fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership. While our Service Above Self motto dates to 1911, the ethos behind those words had already been ingrained by Rotary's founders.

As the pace of change worldwide continues to accelerate, the need for Rotary service is greater than ever. It's one thing to read about service projects, quite another to see them in action and to see the grateful faces of people who have benefited from them. Rotary projects change lives and connect the world. And over the past year, I have seen some amazing Rotary projects in action.

Gay and I visited Japan's Fukushima prefecture last year. Few places in the world have had to deal with the kind of devastation that visited Fukushima in March 2011, when a tsunami touched off by an earthquake led to disaster at a nuclear power plant. But the story of Fukushima today is not one of destruction; it is one of hope and renewal. Rotary grants have helped improve access to medical and mental health care for victims of the disaster and reduced the isolation of these communities by sharing the experiences of people from other parts of the world who have also recovered from disasters. Our grants have also helped to foster self-motivation and encourage sustainable long-term community recovery across the region.

In Shanghai, I learned about the Careers in Care program. This helps migrant workers fill the need for skilled professionals in elder care facilities. After taking a course, trainees receive certification to boost their employment prospects, while the care industry benefits from an expanded talent pool. Rotary projects like this are successful because they address a local need, and they have the potential to attract local government funding to sustain their impact.

And in Guatemala, Gay and I went to Sumpango. Global grants there provide mechanical cows to produce soy milk; an improved water distribution system; water filters; clean compost latrines; family gardens; support for income generation; and training in WASH and literacy programs. The food items sold there not only provide nutrition to women and children, but also create a source of income for local women.

In every area of focus, and in every part of the world, Rotary projects are improving lives and helping communities adapt in a time of rapid change. As we celebrate another great year for Rotary, let us rededicate ourselves to strengthening the connections that make our service so impactful. We will make lives better as Rotary Connects the World.

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