Stella Ortiz presented Dr. Louise Garcia with a PHF for the love and care that she gives to her patients and for the mentoring that she has provided Stella during her Nurse Practitioner women's health training.
Paul Harris Service Awards
DG Nick Frankle presented Stella Ortiz and Bill Fox with Paul Harris Service Awards for all of the work that they do for the club. Congrats Bill and Stella!
And the hat goes to .......
The recipient of this week's Hats off to You award is Chas Wilson, your bulletin editor (until next week), for his selfless cleanup effort following Dr. P's demotion which included at least one trip to the dumpster. Thanks, Dan.
Relay for Life - Oct 1 and 2
Our club will field a Relay for Life team this year to support cancer research. Please contact Chas Wilson if you wish to participate.
Bill Klepper announced that our annual golf tournament will be on September 1st this year at Moorpark Country Club (see flyer below). This is our fundraiser to support the Police Foundation and the SVPD canine units.
August 4th meeting is offsite
The August 4th meeting will be our club assembly meeting and will be held in the Arena Lounge at the Grand Vista Hotel.
If you want to make an announcement,
Club Service Chair, Larry Silverman, requests that you send him an e-mail or text message by noon of the preceding Tuesday so that it can be included in the meeting agenda.
Rotary Club Finder
Need to find a club to do a makeup? Or find out where Rotary clubs meet while you are traveling? Click here to access the Club Finder page on the RI website.
Today was the annual visit by the District Governor. Nick Frankle began his talk by saying that Heather is home from the hospital and regrets that she couldn't be with us this morning.
Then he provided his message based on "Rotarians are God's angels on earth." He said that our 'projects' are God's answers to the prayers of many of those who benefit from them. He talked about a community in Honduras where there was little hope and self esteem. But 4 years later, after Rotarian projects brought water, eco-stoves, a clinic, school desks and a micro-finance program, the community took on a new vibe of hope and pride in what they had accomplished.
He talked about a watermelon vendor who had grown his business to the point where he grew his own crops and could finally provide a decent living for himself and his four daughters.
He talked about the history of the Rotary Foundation from its inception in 1916 by Arch Klumpf with $26.50. It has since provided over $3 billion in grants and has an endowment today over $1 billion. "It funds dreams all over the world."
And what do Rotarians get in return for all of our efforts? "We get paid in the currency of the heart."
Thank you, Nick, for your inspiring comments and reminding us why we do what we do.
In other news
Heather Frankle and Chas Wilson traveled to Mexico recently. Thanks to the generosity of our club's foundation and Dan Gesell we were able to provide a Foos Ball table to a school for the deaf in San Miguel de Allende. We also provided soccer balls and art supplies to a facility for children.
"Peace Is" video
Our club recently provided funding to translate a peace video from English into Spanish so that its message can be brought to Spanish speaking countries. Click below to see the original video in English.
There have been only 19 cases this year of Polio due to the wild polio virus. They have all occurred in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The most recent case was 4 weeks ago. Click on the link below for more information.