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Greetings All. Our meeting began with an invocation from Chanda Parrett, the flag was saluted symbolically and was later recovered from the VPTV Studio and we sang "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" led by the head coconut...Joe Brand.
Larry McCondichie- DMA Insurance Services of Brea
Linda Dorn- a new Villa Park Resident and transferring Rotarian from St Louis
Pete Moriarity- Villa Park Resident and transferring Rotarian from Louisiana
Judge Bill McDonald- husband of Jane McDonald who is on the mend from Achilles Tendinitis
Happy Anniversary to President Joe and Wife Pam Brand
Jeannie Hankins reminded us that the District 5320 Foundation Dinner will be on Saturday,
November 7th at the Hilton Hotel in Irvine-- 18800 Macarthur Blvd- Beginning at 5:45
We're hoping to get a table for 10 members. This is the event where our club will be recognized formally for becoming a 100% Paul Harris Club. For more information contact: www.rotary5320.org
Special Oktoberfest Awards were presented to Jill Kuli for her years of putting together the event booklet and her selling the most tickets to this year's event.
John Broussard received a plaque from Shirley at Creative Memories in Orange for his bravery and for wounds suffered from her two poodle puppies, Hugs and Kisses, in picking up the award for Steve Stern. Pam Dunn wanted to dub him Sir John the Poodle Slayer, but I can assure you no puppies were injured during the production of this award; They are very much alive and frisky!!
Steve Stern announced that we will have the induction ceremony for Sr. Pastor Stan VanDen Berg at next week's meeting and that both Linda Dorn and Pete Moriarity have announced their intentions to transfer to our club.
Lesslie Giacobbi publicly announced her thanks to Paul Hudson, Bryan "Eddie" Nash, Sylvan Swartz, Bob Kreisberg,Jill Kuli, Anita Jameson, Diane Rothi, Steve Kawa (and family), and Pam Dunn for all the work they did on this year's Oktoberfest. Special thanks of course to President-elect GregMills who honcho-ed the event and all the members who helped with the event.
Pam Dunn and John Broussard also had thanks and praise for the event. Pam singled outCharlie Hurwitz, her sister and husband who helped at the check in desk as well as Julie Stern and Mark Schmidt who took the photos that appear on this website.
Preliminary estimates on the monies raised is approx. $25,000 so far.
Greg Mills, who looked very well rested and relieved to not have to lead the group in the singing of "roll out the barrel", reminded the group to give all the addresses of their guests at Oktoberfest to Ken Fischer so they can be entered in the data base.
Steve Stern announced that he has 51/2 cases of white wine available for sale from the Oktoberfest
and so far estimates that the event has sold 75 bottles of wine from the wine tasting so far.
Jane McDonald presented certificates of appreciation from the California Legislature to those members who participated in the "love pack" project. Thanks to all involved.
She also reminded the group that there will be a "love pack" packing project this Saturday Morning at her home beginning at 8:45 AM- noon. Lunch will be served. The goal this time is 500 backpacks. See the calender section of the website for details and Jane's address.
another award for the club - Thanks to Jane McDonald and the International Service Committee
Jay Applebaum very proud of his youngest daughter Nicole, a senior at VPHS, who had a banner week being pictured on the cover of the Villa Park Magazine with Alpaca pets, Nacho and Paco and being named a Homecoming Princess at Villa Park High.
Ken Meyer got a chance to visit wife Angel in Texas, but it rained and they were forced to spend several days indoors entertaining themselves.
Ron Accornero- brought in all the certificates he received for being our Club's nominee for Business Man of the Year- he was also happy to tell the club that he beat a speeding ticket and would be happy to share the technique with others. He also announced the Ocean Institute Raffle for a million dollar home in Laguna-Tickets cost $150 each and sales are limited: chances of winning are 22,000:1. which is much better than the California Lottery.
Bob Meyer reported that he collected $500 for the troops at this year's Oktoberfest.
Milt Stamos proudly announced that his two sons who coach football and his two grandsons who play football have yet to have a loss.
Jeannie Hankins was happy to announce that this is the 20th year of her Bear Safe Company.
Steven Pollacktraveled to Camarillo where he served as his daughter Lauren's date. Lauren is VP of the Student Body at Cal State Channel Islands and was honored at a school leadership dinner.
Jill Kuli reported that the Read by Nine supply group admitted that they lost our order and donated an extra $100 worth of books to our club. Jill dropped the books off at the Project Hope School.
Unfortunately, she reported the school's new location across from Shaeffer Park has no kitchen facilities, but at some later date we can go and cook them a hamburger lunch.
John Broussard thanked those member that served dinner at the Ronald McDonald House-Lesslie Giacobbi, Anita Jameson and Steve Kawa
Eric Sense, Craig Beinlich and Greg Mills just returned from the Indian Princess Winter Campout in Yucaipa- Eric had a touching moment thinking about the fleeting moments of bonding with his daughter at the event.
Milt Stamos drew a 10 in the opportunity drawing
Speaker: Dr. Eric Sense
Eric spoke to the group about current health issues that the country faces. He told us that there are currently 23.6 million Diabetics in the US, with 57 million other individuals who are considered Pre-diabetic. 80% of the patients suffer from Adult Onset or Type II Diabetes. Obesity is a problem for 1/3 of the adult population in America. Eric relates much of this to poor lifestyle choices, i.e., poor diet and lack of exercise. His simple solution is to Move Well, Think Well and Eat Well.
Eric is not a believer in diets, he prefers the term Nutritional Modification. This was an interesting and timely topic delivered with humor, great information and suggestions for change. Great job Eric.
It ain't over Yet!!
Save the Date: Saturday May 1st - 7PM
Event: Villa Park Rotary hosts the Harlem Ambassador Basketball Team vs A Villa Park High All-Star Faculty and Alumni Team at the Villa Park High Gymnasium
Followed by a Meet and Greet Dinner
This will be a family oriented and fun filled evening with an anti-drug and stay in school message.
see ya next week when our speaker will talk about Autism Workshops.
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