May 2, 2023 Meeting notes:  
OFFICIAL 30-DAY NOTICE: The annual meeting for election of Officers and Board members will take place June 6, 2023, at noon at The Exchange.  Every Rotarian should contact President-Elect John Johnson and let him know how you would like to do your part next year.
  • May 9 – 4-6 p.m.  Club service project at Bridging, 1730 Terrace Drive, Roseville. RSVP to Cindy that you will participate. Bring a guest to help!
  • May 11 – presentation of Irondale Service Above Self Scholarship, 5:30 p.m. meet the recipient, 7p.m. awards  ceremony
  • May 16 – Club meeting at The Exchange at noon
  • June 6 – Annual meeting at The Exchange at noon, Board meeting at 11 a.m.
  • July 4 – no meeting, Independence Day
  • July 18 – Noon meeting at The Exchange; 11 a.m. Board meeting
  • Keep track of your hours of volunteering as a Rotarian and record them at meetings.
  • The Gold Plate Dinner was a tremendous success, both as a good time and in funds raised. ($32,000) As our only fundraiser, this supports all of our service projects locally and globally.
  • Tenzin Dikhangsar and Elijah Hay, two Irondale students we sponsored to attend Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy), were special guests. They talked about meeting a variety of young people and developing friendships quickly. Both students mentioned gaining self confidence in public speaking through the experience.  Tenzin and Elijah are shown below with Irondale Principal Vichai Saefong.
  • Vichai Saefong, Principal of Irondale High School, was welcomed into membership of this Club and Rotary International. We enjoy working with Irondale to provide opportunities for the students, including scholarships, RYLA and Camp Enterprise. Students sometimes join us in our service activities, including the Easter Egg Hunt and the feeding of participants in the Stockyard Days parade. Vichai is shown with Club Membership Director Cindy Carlson, below.  
  • Ed James and Cindy Carlson were recognized for significant support of The Rotary Foundation and Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign.  Ed and Cindy are pictured with Foundation Director Dana Rebelein, below.
  • Honorary Club Member, MaryAnn Bawden, was a special guest and treated us to homemade cookies.
  • Keep Jed Hamoud and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they encounter difficulties in Lebanon.