Villa Park Rotary minutes of December 16, 2011

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The December 15, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below.

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Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter

Annual Meeting/ Presentation of Slate 2012-2013


Opening Ceremonies:

Invocation: Eric Sense

Pledge: Mark Schmidt

Rotary Four Way Test: Jane McDonald

Song: "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" Teri Brooks



Marsha Leeg- visiting Rotarian from Minden, Nevada

Rick Barnett

Larry Dick- visiting Rotarian from the Orange Club.

Jim Furcolow- ? prospective new member.



Steve Stern- Asked for club members who might want to bake Christmas Cookies for

the December 24th Ronald McDonald Dinner.

Linda Bartrom-Olsen- Announced that current and former Villa Park High Students

have adopted a program called The Olive Tree-this program assists 25 families that are

displaced, living in cars or on the streets. The students in Interact, Media and

the Catholic Club will provided holiday gifts to help brighten their day.

Rick Barnett talked about the trip to help open the new recreation center at Camp Pendleton.

The trip will be on January 15th at about 2PM. The participants will ride a party bus

down to the base and help open the newly improved recreation center that has

been given new big screen tvs, laptops and other entertainment devices that were donated

with funds left over from the Marine Thanksgiving Event.

Cost $40-50/lperson refreshments will be provided.

Jill Kuli announced that Bill Langstaff was the winner of the 50:50 raffle at the Villa Park Boat


Craig Beinlich- Holiday Party January 12th at the Orange County Mining Company 6-9PM

Please RSVP to Craig. The cost of the event is included in your membership dues.

Spouses are also invited. Meal Choice: steak or chicken.

Jay Applebaum- thanked those members who helped with our food booth at the Holiday Boat

Parade- Thank you Jason Mefford, Danny Friedl, Ken Caplin, Bob Meyer, and Jay

Applebaum. We sold over $500 worth of food with the bratwurst being the most

popular. We also created a new taste sensation...chili brats.

Bob Meyer is calling for volunteers to help pack boxes for the troops. He just got an additional

supply of goods from CVS and needs help this Saturday from 9-12-

His address: 692 N. Adell, Unit 82 Orange Contact:

Bryan Nash thanked those members who attended last week's Rotary President's Meeting.

We had a delegation of 12 members. Pastor Stan and Teri Brooks

were featured during the opening ceremonies and Pete Moriarty spoke about membership.

Congratulations to our club for our outstanding accomplishments over the last year.



Paul Harris Award Presentation to Tom Grundy



Pete Moriary, Tom Grundy and President Bryan Nash


Slate of Officers/ Rotary Board for 2012-2013

President: Jane McDonald

Immediate Past President: Bryan Nash

President Elect: Tom Grundy

Vice President: Pam Dunn

Secretary: Ed Carter

Teasurer: Danny Friedl

Community Service Chair: Jill Kuli

Vocational Service Co-Chairs: Bob Bell, Marianne Koepnic and George Poulos

International Service Chair: Jay Applebaum

Club Service Chair: Craig Beinlich

New Gernerations Co-Chairs: Linda Bartrom-Olsen, Lisa Stepanski

Program Chair: Nagy Ibrahim

Membership Chair: Pete Moriarty

Foundation Chair: Steven Pollack

The slate had been presented two weeks ago, except for president-elect.

The slate was approved by unanimous vote at today's meeting. No other names were added for consideration.


Nagy Ibrahim is looking for members to help with scheduling programs. The committee would

meet quarterly.


Happy Bucks:

Bob Kreisberg had several happy bucks:

1. He was supposed to be the Secret Greeter but came late(he's sorry)

2. His students from Cal State Fullerton are giving their presentation to the Integrated

Medical Group

3. His football pool has given our club $500 and he wants to spend it to buy gifts

for needy families.

Eric Sense's wife Christie got a blister on her foot running a 5K for Boeing, but she did

it to get a $200 donation for VP Rotary

Dale Dagley- announced today is his wife and daughter's birthday.

Bill Langstaff's faith in mankind has been restored. He lost his wallet while in San Francisco

and found out that someone had returned it with all the money, credit cards, driver's license,

etc. Her also thanked Jim Glenn for his inspiration and work on the Boat Parade in year's past.

Pete Moriarty reports that our club won the bottle of wine at last week's President's Dinner and

that he will serve it at our next Fireside Chat.

Tom Grundy thanked Linda Bartrom-Olsen and Stan Van Den Berg for all that they are doing

to help Interact. Stan has 10-15 kids involved in Interact at LUHI.

Ed Carter is collecting clothing for the Villa Park Elementary Dad's Club- Ed can pick up or

you can bring the clothes to our next meetings.

Bob Bell- informed us that Betty Gallehy fell last night and dislocated her shoulder.

She was seen in the St. Joseph ER and is now home, but in pain.

Nagy Ibrahim announced that as we sit here his daughter is having a baby girl, named Juliana.

We'll get more details at our next meeting.

Pam Dunn thanked Teri Brooks for all the work she did this year and over the past 14 years

on the Villa Park Boat Parade. This year's parade had 33 floats.

Steven Pollack worked with the Orange County Sheriff's Department in their Make A Wish

Event. They sponsored a boat ride and dinner for the children.


Speaker: Shelley Wooley

Shelley is a 40 year resident of Villa Park who volunteered to help out at the Council on Aging Orange County some 25 years ago. Little did she realize that all these years later she would still be so involved. She is currently serving as the Program Director to the Council on Aging a position she has held since 1992. The goal of the council is to serve as ombudsman, visiting senior care facilities unannounced to make sure that the seniors are care for in a way that is both respectful and dignified. The council is a non-profit organization that currently operates with no funding from the state. They produce a newsletter and Senior Guide that is the Bible of senior services available in Orange County. Programs and services available include: Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Finacial Abuse Specialist Team, Care Management Services, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, Caring Commections Friendly Visitor Program, ReConnect Socialization Services, Education Services, Angel Tree Holiday Project. Tours of the facility at 1971 East 4th St, Ste 200, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3917. or volunteer, donor opportunities. Contact them at:
















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