President 2015-2016
Joan Capurro
Joan Capurro
Rotary International
District 5150

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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 35,015 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas. At last count there were 1,225,827 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. Our IRS TAX ID # is 47-2779201. We are now in our 91st year of service. Our meetings are every Wednesday, 12 Noon until 1:30 PM at Café Arrivederci, 11G St., San Rafael (415) 453-6427

 

 We currently have 32 active members in the Rotary Club of Ross Valley.

 

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Jim Carriere was our speaker on April 6.  He presented us with an update on Shelter Box.  That is John Smith and Tami Lyon with Jim.  John was 'acting' president for today, and Tami is our President Elect.




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Larry Levy, Rotary member of Ignacio Club, was our speaker on Wednesday, March 23. Larry

pioneered a program where at-risk young male adults are taken to San Quentin Prison

to participate in a counseling program (S.Q.U.I.R.E.S.) with inmates.


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Keneth G. Winans gave us a presentation of  'The Space Station Museum' of Novato at our Jan. 27 meeting.



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Our meeting on Jan. 20 had  Jack Hunt, owner of Jack L Hunt Motor Service in San Rafael

He gave a talk on Classic Automobiles





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Jan. 13 meeting had Matt Stevens from Smart Train's Community Education & Outreach as our speaker





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The year 2016 started off with our own Bill Taylor.  His topic was 'Grandfather'


             


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On Nov. 18 we had a presentation on the Marine Mammal Center by the Guest Experience Manager, Adam Ratner


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Our District Governor, Leah Lambrecht and Assistant Governor John Tornes were our speakers for the November 11 meeting.





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On Wednesday, Nov. 4 Terri Abelar CEO, Aging Solutions, Inc. gave us a talk and led a discussion on a talk titled "SWEET TALKERS, SWINDLERS AND SCAMMERS"


 

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Our program for Oct. 28 included three Ross Valley School District officials:

       Rick Bagley, Superintendent, Anne Capron, President, Board of Trustees and Amy Stock, Trustee.

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Or speaker for Oct. 21 was our own Joan Carlson who shared with us her

perspectives of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (she was there).




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Ellie Mednick, Executive Director of Lark Thearter was our speaker for Wednesday, Oct 7

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Our speakers for September 30 were from the Northern Californian and Nevada chapter of Alzheimer's Association.

Shelly Drumboski                                                                Erin Kane

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Our speaker for Sept. 23 was John Benus, editor and creator of the What's Happening Calendar

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Our speakers for Sept. 16 were Renee Marcelle and Bikash Gurung, husband and wife, from Journey Home Foundation.  They help the people of Nepal.  Both Renee and Bikash are strongly committed to taking actions against human trafficing and slavery in Nepal and Globally.

 

 

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ON SEPTEMBER 13 OUR CLUB WAS SPONSOR FOR THE FAIRFAX CAR SHOW.

BELOW IS A PHOTO OF GUS STREMME AND HIS VINTAGE (60 YEARS OLD) THUNDERBIRD.

editor's note:  The car is 60 years old.  Not Gus

 

 

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Aislinn Miller and Jeremy Leary,  2 Members of the Arete 2015 trip to Europe gave their recounts of events on the trip.

 

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A guest of president Joan was our speaker today.  This is Phillip Percy Williams

Singer, Actor, Entertainer

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On July 15 our speaker was Gloria Dunn-Violin, "Now What, Life after Retirement"

 

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On the evening of June 26 we held our installation of new officers.


In this photo past president Ted Wight pins the incoming president Joan Capurro


Meeting Time & Location Information
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Arrivederci Cafe
11 G St.
San Rafael, California 94901  map it
Marin
Contact Information
Al Flood
phone: 415-457-5623
contact us
www.cafearrivedercirestaurant.com

Rotary Club of Ross Valley-Fairfax

PO Box 415

San Anselmo, Ca 94979-0415

 

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