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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Nov 21, 2013
Rotaplast Journey with Wendall Alderson
Our speaker was Wendall Alderson, a friend of Richard and Penny Pearl who is a surgeon. Wendell went on a Rotaplast mission to India in 2012 (and one before), and had some great stories to tell about his adventure. He also explained the mission of Rotaplast to help children with cleft lips or palates, as well as severe skin problems due to being burned (for both children and adults).
We had a Rotary guest from Bermuda. Greg Smith is in Lincoln at least annually to visit his daughter. He is president elect of Rotary Club of Hamilton. We met him at the Bikes for Books event at 12 Bridges Elementary. We had several other guest who were potential Rotarians. And, it was announced that Rose Ruiz has been approved for club membership. Welcome Rose.
Paul announced that the club has funded $500 as part of a shared project in Bangladesh to provide clean water. He also reported that our donations to the Philippines typhoon disaster was about $2000 with additional funding coming in.
We were pleased to have the LHS students of the month as our guests, accompanied by their advisor Lisa Noma. Ken asked for volunteers for the Dec. 6 Blood Drive setup and cleanup and our members stepped up to help. MaryAnn won the drawing and drew the Ace of Spades!
Karen reported that leaves of absence had been granted to Bill Smith (1 year) and Melanee Bergavin (3 months). She also showed us a certificate from the Western Placer Unified School District awarding us for our literacy programs in Lincoln - e.g. Bikes for Books).
Lincoln Rotarians cleaned out their pantries and brought food for delivery to the Salt Mine. As enticement, tickets were provided with Sue and David W. winning a bottle of wine, and Art winning olive oil (which he promptly gave to Wendell, who according to Richard is an excellent chef).
Jerry asked for support in helping the Senior Gleaners to pack food for the needy on Dec. 7 (1951 Bell, Sac.).
Links: Rotaplast Website
Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Nov 19, 2013
An Evening with Rotary and Lincoln History
Many of our members met for an evening of fellowship with the added benefit of learning more about Lincoln's history. If you were not there, you missed a great party.
The Lincoln Area Archives Museum www.LAAMCA.ORG is located on Beermann's Square downtown. As you enter the lobby you will see an old buggy that has been completely restored, on the other side you will see the original scale, also restored, that was part of Jansen & Son Feed and Grain. Old pictures are on display showing the scale in the Jansen building.The museum also has many photographs of the lifestyle of early settlers, early Lincoln, maps and city records. There is a collection of books on local and California history, including selections by Jerry Logan, local historian. Check their website to determine when they are open if you missed our event.
This social event was one of several we have every few months just to get together and have fun.
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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Nov 14, 2013
Jep Rogers and His American Flags
Art ran the meeting for President Karen, who is still basking in the sun in the tropics. Following another excellent lunch, we paid tribute to those who lost their life defending our country to celebrate Veteran's Day. before proceeding with our normal meeting. (Click on Video below for a great Lee Greenwood song with accompanying pictures or use this link YouTube Video if video is blank.)
Paul R. made a short presentation about Typhoon Haiyan emergency relief and why we should donate to help those in need. This was supported by WildBill who related a story that Joe Stewart has relatives from a village of about 5000 that is no more. Following the meeting, Paul reported that we collected ~$1600 with $1000 going to ShelterBox and the remainder being split between Direct Relief and World Vision. (See Paul's Relief Org. Summary.) We expect more donations from members not present at the meeting. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lincoln Rotarians.
Pete is spearheading a food drive next week for the benefit of the Salt Mine. Dig into your pantries and bring canned food and other non-perishable food items to the meeting. You will get ticket(s) for a drawing (more food - more tickets) for a great prize. Dan reminded us again about the Lincoln Area Archives Museum tour is Tuesday the 19th at 5pm. Pete won the drawing, but no big prize.
Jep Rogers, a neighbor of Claire's, gave an excellent presentation on the evolution of the American Flag. He has a large collection of flag replicas that he flies at his home in SCLH, where he had to educate the powers-that-be that yes he was flying American flags. The history and background of some of his unique flags was extremely interesting. See the pictures below.
Links: Pictures from Meeting
(Thanks to Joann for meeting notes and Richard and Debbie for pictures.)
Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Oct 31, 2013
New Lincoln Park Signs Installed
Rotary Club of Lincoln has installed four new park signs that provide history of the individuals after whom the parks were named. The signs, which are 24 inches by 18 inches, are made from porcelain enamel and mounted on powder coated aluminum stands. They were purchased by the Rotary Club for ~$1,500 each and donated to the City. Signs were installed at McBean Park, Pete Demas Park, Scheiber Park and Wilson Park.
This project has been under development for about three years, working with the city, sign providers and local historians. Signs for additional parks may be installed in the future. See Pictures at Park Pictures Link.
Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Oct 26, 2013
Dinner, Video Horse Racing and Excellent Prizes
On October 26, we held our first Nite at the Races Event at the Sun City Lincoln Hills Ballroom. About 130 people attended. Through a combination of ticket sales, business contributions and sale of race tickets, we made about $3000 to support our communities services in Lincoln. Thank you to all who helped put on the event, made contributions and attended. Most important is that we had fun!
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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 31, 2013
We did it again!Following on from last year's performance, we were awarded the "Best of the Best" Service Club in Lincoln by the Lincoln Messenger. Also remember that earlier this year we received the Best Service Club Award by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to all of our hard-working members. Service Above Self is our motto.
Join us for lunch on Thursday Noon at the Lincoln Women's Club at 5th and E Street.
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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 04, 2013
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