President 2014-2015
Edward Wight
Edward Wight
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 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.

 

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

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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.

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Our speaker on April 9 was Patricia Mogilnicki from Legacies in Motion. 

Patricia is also a Rotarian in Marin Sunrise Rotary Club  

 

 

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On March 12 we had Dave Donery, the San Anselmo Assistant Town Manager. 

He is shown here with our own Bill Taylor

 

 

photo courtesy of John Smith

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On March 8 we held another very succesful Crab Feed

 

 

Plenty of crab and many happy winners in the contests, raffles and auctions

 

 

And, finally a special thank to Drake High Interact Club members

 

 

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Our speaker for Feb. 26 was David Swikey, Director of Business Strategy at Hospice by the Bay

 

 

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Dick Matthews from Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael was our speaker for Feb. 19


 

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Our speaker for Feb. 12 was Bill Tomaszewski of the Marin Bee Company

 

 

 

AND IT BEING 2 DAYS BEFORE VALENTINES DAY WE HAD SOME SPECIAL GUESTS

 

 

 

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OUR CLUB IS AGAIN DISTRIBUTING DICTIONARIES TO ALL 3RD GRADERS IN OUR ROSS VALLEY AREA

Thanks to John Smith for the above photo

 

Inside the front cover is one sticker with the FOUR WAY TEST

and a sticker where the student writes their name as the proud owner of the dictionary

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Our meeting on Jan. 22 had another high tech presentation by Jim Miller, or Rotary Foundation Chair

 

 

And our Speaker of the day was Lucas Oshun, Executive Director and Co-founder of GSE - Global Student Embassy, not to be confused with Rotary GSE - Global Student Exchange.

 

 

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Our speaker for Jan. 15 was Alison Hermance, Communications Director for Marin Wildcare.

 

 

 

 

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Noah Griffin was our speaker on Jan. 8

Noah will be the narrator for the Marin Symphony production,  'MLK WORDS & MUSIC' to be performed on Jan. 19 and 21 at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium 

 

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Meeting Time & Location Information
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Deer Park Villa
367 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, California 94930  map it
Contact Information
Al Flood
phone: 415-457-5623
contact us
www.deerparkvilla.com

Rotary Club of Ross Valley-Fairfax

PO Box 415

San Anselmo, Ca 94979-0415

 

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