Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 34,416 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas. At last count there were 1,216,779 members.
Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Ross Valley was chartered on May 21, 1925 and is one of the oldest clubs in Marin County. We are now in our 90th year of service. Our meetings are every Wednesday, 12 Noon until 1:30 PM at Deer Park Villa, 367 Bolinas Road in Fairfax. (415) 456-8084
We currently have 29 active members in the Rotary Club of Ross Valley.
Our meeting on October 21 was full of guests and speakers. First off was Doug Scherf from the Mill Valley Rotary Club with an introduction to Marin Coalition.
Next we had George Landau from the Tiburon/Belvedere Rotary Club with an overview of the Ebola crisis in Liberia.
Our speakers for the day were members of the Arete 2015 team. Megan Dillon, Ian Slaughter, Brody Barkan, Ellen Clack, Aislinn Miller and Jeremy Leary. They will visit use once more vefore leaving for Turkey, Greece, Italy and Switzerland in June of 2015.
Our speaker for October 14 was LIza Crosse.
Liza is the Appointed Incumbent candidate for Marin Municipal Water Division 3
Here is Liza posing with President Ted Wight
On October 8 our speaker was to be MMWD Candidate Larry Bragman.
However, Larry Bragman was a 'NO SHOW', but our visiting Rotarian, John Jordan from Victoria Canada gave a presentation of his activities in Rwanda.
On Sept. 24 we were hosted at The Cedar's of Marin. We met at the Textile Art Center in San Rafael.
After our lunch we visited the various sites at the Center
Our Meeting of Sept. 17 started of with a presentation on Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) by Suzanne Karch of the Mission San Rafael Rotary club
Our speaker for the day was Lido Cantarutti, Director of the Italian Film Festival
September 10 was the date of our District Governor's visit. First we had a meeting of our Board of Directors
The discussion must have been very intense, since the doughnuts and pastries are still in the uppper corner "untouched".
NEXT OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR, CHRIS GALLGHER AND OUR ASSISTANT GOVERNOR ( JAYNE HULBERT)
WERE THE PROGRAM FOR THE DAY
Our speaker for August 27 was Patricia Swensen's daughter, Cole. Cole gave talk on local poets.
Our speaker for August 20 was Laurie Fo from Yoga Garden in San Anselmo
with an example using a very limber Ted Wight
Our meeting on August 13 started off with the introduction of 2 visiting Interactors from Drake High,
Megan Dillon and India Neville
We also recognized Jordan Schneider and Dyland Reed. They are 2 Eagle Scouts whose Eagle Scout project was to build steps up a steep grade leading to open space. Our Club particpipated in this project along with Fairfax Lumber
Our speakers this day were David Johnson and his wife Jackie. David is a photographer who studied under Ansel Adams in the 1940's. Jackie is a retired Postmaster of Corte Madera
Our last meeting for July was a traditional Burgers, Fries and Shakes on the patio at Deer Park
And we welcomed back our President Ted
After digesting our lunch we had Andrew Henning,
Marin County Regional Director of the Downtown Streets Team Marin
Our speaker for July 23 was Mike Swezy, the watershed manager from Marin Municipal Water District
Our speaker for July 16 was Bob Sylvestri of Community Venture Partners.
His subject was real estate development in Marin, the problems and some proposed solutions.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOHN SMITH
June 26 was our Installation Dinner
FIRST A GET TOGETHER IN THE REDWOOD GROVE OF DEER PARK VILLA
FOLLOWED BY A FRIENDLY RENDITION OF OUR OUTGOING PRESIDENT
THE 'CHANGING OF THE GUARD'
OUT WITH PAST PRESIDENT SUE, AND IN WITH PRESIDENT TED WIGHT
AND FINALLY RECOGNITION OF ROZAN, OUR PRESIDENT ELECT
PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JOHN SMITH
Our meeting on June 4 started out with a little humor from Bill Taylor
After lunch we thought we did not have a speaker, but Chris Major from Novato Sunrise brought a guest, Kati Dombrosky (Marin Community Music School) and the both of them became the speakers of the day.
Erik Scheller from the Rotary Club of Fisherman's Warf was our speaker on May 14
Erik presented information about LIFE Leadership (www.lifeleadership.com),
A program that provides leadership and personal development materials.
Our speaker on April 9 was Patricia Mogilnicki from Legacies in Motion.
Patricia is also a Rotarian in Marin Sunrise Rotary Club