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El Cerrito Rotary: The Wheel March 29, 2012
President Marty welcomed everyone to the friendly El Cerrito Rotary Club and Jim Shepherd led the flag salute and the thought for the day was provided by Nancy.
Secretary John: Asked Jack to introduce his guest Sal Campaigno for the last time as he will be inducted into our club in two weeks.
Happy Dollars: Mark F is happy that the search for a college has ended successful for his daughter. She will be attending TCU. Lee is happy as he found a movie ad for Don concerning the lasted 3 Stooges release. Jack is happy about having a Lotto ticket and sad that the former GM of El Cerrito Lumber Jim Doughty passed away. Karen is happy about her great business year in 2011.
Sgt at Arms Nancy: Was on duty and recognized
Fellow Rotarian Gary A was on hand to give us a presentation on his recent Alaska Winter Trip where he and three other intrepid travelers went to Alaska to participate in learning to handle a dog sled team and then take a “short” trip using their new gained knowledge and skill. This presentation was excellent both because we know Gary and the fact that Gary is quite an adventurer. Not only does he run marathons and swim to and from Alcatraz from SF, he also leads trips in Alaska.
This was his first trip in winter. We heard about falling off the sled in many different ways, running the sled into trees and the heartwarming story of his bonding with the dogs that pulled his sled. In addition, we heard about the amount of clothing he wore to stay warm and the challenge of dealing with temps of 25 below.
Based on the enjoyment of listening to Gary, I believe we need to set up another opportunity for Gary to share his trip experiences!
Genie Stone: Jane won the magic stone for the month of April.
Today’s Lottery Winner:
Mark F had his ticket pulled and won the bottle of wine. Allen had his ticket pulled and selected the gold marble winning the $55 dollar pot. Next week the pot will be $50.
Thought for the Week:
Recognizing opportunity begins with the recognition of a need that yearns to be satisfied. - Paul J. Meyer