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Sally needs help moving chairs on Friday’s VCC Conference. Sally said there is need for more Silent Movies at Warnor’s sponsors to bring in more youth.
Jackie read an email from Brenda Critzer, Storyland, with need for volunteers (that email being forwarded separately).
Terri noted invitation to teachers meeting from Rotarian Yvonne, Principal of Tehipite (Terri forwarded that email).
Nene noted Arte partnership with CSUF and upcoming hosted reception – that email will be forwarded, also.
New member Robert Ware announced that Philharmonic Maestro Theodore Kuchar has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
Robert also announced the University series is featuring this and future years’ Van Cliburn Award winners.
Laurel announced upcoming events with students, including ArtHop in November. Contact her for details.
Hilary said she would match any money in the end polio cartons on each table.
Becky announced she has been invited and accepted a position on the Playland-Storyland Board of Directors. Way to go, Beck!!! We will be well represented.
Becky announced upcoming events at Storyland, including Spooktacular on October 26. She has tickets.
Jon signed for announcing student he brought in the past, Noah Humphrey, spends time with his family serving the homeless and is also volunteering at Storyland.
Jon also announced upcoming fund raiser for Big Picture School – contact him for details.
Jackie signed for having her name in the paper for speaking at the service for her long time friend Cathy Rehart.
Paul introduced Rich Withers, Engineer and General Manager, KFCF, Fresno Free College Foundation.
Ann introduced Barbara Vanrozeboom.
Lilia introduced Julian, new Arts Director at Fresno Arts Council.
Jackie introduced Claudia Habib, who will be inducted next week.
Jackie introduced Gail Duffy, Executive Director of Childrens Services Network.
Elva introduced Nene, who indicated she may finally be worn down. It’s about time – she belongs with us!
Larry read a most impressive biography of Dr. Robert Ware, recently retired from CSUF but still very active in the community, and Jerry inducted Robert. Robert said he has found warmth, fellowship and contacts here, and is pleased to become a member.
PAUL HARRIS QUOTE
Jerry presented his Paul Harris quote of the week: “Many an individual’s outlook is different after becoming a Rotarian. That new Rotarian learns to see more clearly the opportunities for community service at home and a more noble service to the world abroad. Rotarians become the mainsprings of almost every kind of worthy endeavor.”
Rotarian Ann Dellavalle introduced her friend Barbara Van Roseboom, President of the Quilter’s Guild. Ann shared that her great passion in life is volunteerism, which began at the age of 10 with Girl Scouts and FHA. Taking advantage of volunteer opportunities opened many personal and career opportunities in her life, including Director at Storyland, which was originally started by Junior League, where she was a member and volunteer. She said she learned three important things from volunteering:
One: Doing something good for others
Two: Doing something good for yourself
Three: Can be great stair-step (Storyland Directorship was an example for her)
Ann talked about the Quilter’s Guild, noting it is a 501(c)3, and read a list about many of their community projects (see list in photo album), including comfort quilts, baby envelopes for documents for stillborn infants’ parents, and scholarships. She talked about the need for community support, citing the high costs of quilting supplies. There was great discussion with questions and responses.
Welcome New Rotarian Robert!
It’s a pleasure serving with you in the ONLY Cultural Arts Rotary Club in the World!