Notes from our May 22nd Rotary Meeting

Posted by Elsie Casida on May 25, 2018
MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
MAY 22, 2018
 
MEETING called to order by Prez Pete
INVOCATION by Nick
PLEDGE TO THE FLAG by all
FOUR WAY TEST recitation
 
Nick paid $40 in lieu of singing Happy Birthday to all who celebrated May birthdays; gave us a hand instead.
Joke by Prez Pete.....May Flowers.....Mayflower
 
Rick and Claire gave a short synopsis of their recent travels....and what is to come.  
 
Visitors:   Jack Keely who was a previous Rotarian and might come back to us.
 
Step down for John Weiss June 16th.   Max’ birthday was yesterday and was celebrated by Pete and family, Heidi and her family and Chuck and Liz. He will soon be going on his month long train trip with other exchange students.  
 
The ever popular Hero’s Program is next week; we have five so far.  The MC will be our District Governor, John Weiss.
 
The Garden House fundraiser is scheduled for June 3rd, tickets are $20; reserve yours now.
 
Blues Baseball tickets are available from Mike Pond for the July 8th game.   Tickets were given to us and being sold for $10; it’s being used as a small fund raiser for our Club’s Foundation, AND it’s a fun thing to do!!
 
Gary was fined $30 for not knowing the name of the trophy given at the Preakness Stakes; Mike fined $20 for trying to help Gary; Chuck fined $20; Jude cheated so knew an answer - however, she did not know the next answer; Jan fined $20 for giving an incorrect answer; Melissa was asked a racing question and was fined $20, she doesn’t know or care about racing or sports in general - I’m with her!!
 
Next Rick and Claire asked Rams Trivia - they started by asking Melissa, Nick, Mike, Bill, Mary and others questions and gifting them with prizes pulled out of a bag.....a favorite prize being a pen holder.  Then Rick introduced Gabriel Granados, who is the Activity Coordinator for the Veterans Outreach, a group that councils veterans on what is available to help them with mental and physical health issues.  They also help veterans transition from combat to home.   He started with asking ”What does it mean to be Healthy”?  And “Have you or someone you know had substance abuse issues or mental health challenges?”  The Veterans Outreach group takes vets surfing, zip lining etc., they also have falcon and equine programs.  They have a therapist at their events who they can talk to in an informal setting.  They work on improving their emotional well being, and on having fun and socializing with other vets and their families.   Their next event is June 15th from 4:30 to 7:30 – “ZIP-LINING in Santa Margarita.”  Rick Grantham presented a check to Veterans Outreach in the amount of $1,000.
 
Please try to make the June 5th meeting because Max will be our speaker.  We have all benefited from having him with us.
 
Steve Carnes won the 50/50 drawing.
 
THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS IN OUR CLUB AND THOSE SERVING AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD.  
 
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