Editors Note: Here are a few pictures from the Golf Ball Drop Last Week:
And you can view a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M56NvCglNoI
Story by Jim Beazley
WELCOME by President Jaime.
PLEDGE & THOUGHT: Mark Kuhnhausen.
SONG: Tom Feutz: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”
No Visiting ROTARIANS.
GUESTs OF ROTARIANS:
No one introduced him as their guest but Warren Coykendall was amongst us.
Mark Wiley introduced his wife Mary and son Steven.
Cathy Dickey introduced the principal of her school (NAPA HIGH!) Barbara Franco. And Patrick Sweeney quickly alerted us to the fact that Barbara has been honored as the state of California high school principal of the year!
Peter Mott introduced his daughter Madison and her friend and Napa High Interact president Sophia Silva.
PAUL HARRIS AWARD:
Denny Mosher presented Doug Newell with his SEVENTH level Paul Harris Fellowship pin. This means that Doug has a RUBY PHF pin after donating to the Paul Harris Foundation 7 times!
STUDENT OF THE MONTH:
Cathy Dickey introduced Barbara Franco and our LAST Student of the Month Alyssa Fumagalli. Her Rotarian Sponsor is Rob Hampton. Alyssa put a huge smile on Rob Hampton’s face when she announced she planned on becoming a DENTIST!
FINAL SHOE DROPS ON THIS YEAR’S GOLF BALL DROP!
President Jaime presented Leona Charfauros and Dale Davis with their 2nd Place and 3rd place checks after last week’s GBD. The FIRST place winner Linda Glass was off somewhere no doubt spending her winnings!
Thanks to Jill Gasster of Napa Noon: “We were just notified that executive director Fred Gusman and Pathway warrior Alex will be featured in the upcoming documentary "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness". The documentary is narrated by award-winning actress and mental-health advocate Glenn Close, and will air on PBS stations throughout California on Thursday, May 30. Regional showtimes can be found at http://www.eachmindmatters.org/great-minds-gallery/view-the-film/. Help us spread the word!
Sophia Silva and Madison Mott representing NSH Interact Club presented us with a huge THANK YOU banner for Sun Rise Rotary’s support this year.
Tom Feutz asked us to vote for the 2013 Rotarian of the Year award. You can either fill out the canary colored forms on today’s breakfast tables or email him at email@example.com
Mike Ledwich announced that AFTER next week’s meeting there would be a gathering specifically for volunteers for Evening At Monticello.
President Jaime gave away two tickets to the Saturday, May 25, 2013 Napa Valley Youth Symphony's 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Lincoln Theater at the Vet’s Home. Jose Rossi snagged the tickets for this extraordinary evening celebrating young musicians, special guest artists and anniversary tributes.
Mark Foxworthy reminded us that President Jaime’s “Kick Out Dinner” will be at the Napa Valley Boys’ and Girls’ Club on June 27th.
Hugh Linn told us the annual Napa County Fifth/Sixth Grade Science Fair was a terrific success at the Napa Valley Museum. President Jaime told us the Science Fair project received backing by our club and will be mentioned at the District Conference next weekend, May 30-June2 at the Vineyard Creek Hyatt in Santa Rosa.
Rose Sheehan thanked Mike Campi and Mark Bunyad, masters of the grill, George Neilson, Iris Barrie, Tom Feutz, Nedis Della Chiesa for their help with food donations and serving, this was for our May 2013 Pathway BBQ, which was a huge success! A total of 25 folks were served including Pathway Vets and Admin, Sunrisers, Nooners, and friends of Pathway. Tri Tip was the main course with many luscious sides and mouthwatering desserts.
Rose also reminded us the 20th of June will be the Pathway Home Graduation ceremony at the Yountville Community Hall from 11am to 1 pm.
Chris Craiker gave us a heads up that for the June 4th Table he’s looking for a “Head Cook” and more help with cooking, serving and cleanup. He passed around a sign up sheet. Chis’ email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is 415-828-0304.
Doris Gentry, in her signature “quiet way”, reminded us to help her with the 4th of July Parade and “manning” our booth at the Chef’s Market tonight and every Thursday night until the FOURTH! Here's where you can find everything you ever needed or wanted to know: http://www.napa4th.com/
Matt Salsman explained his $100 worth of pride and joy after his son Kennedy appeared in the Napa Valley Register with his Kinetic Art “sculpture” which he will enter in the kinetic sculpture race of art that’s designed to move. For the Grand Championship, contestants must engineer all-terrain human-powered vehicles capable of crossing over road, water, mud and sand. The race is a three-day, 42-mile-event that starts in the Plaza in Arcata and crosses the finish line in Ferndale.
Iris Barrie’s daughter (whose name I missed, sorry) was interviewed on Czech TV about her work in teaching others about volunteering in Prague, where’s she’s living now. Iris donated $50 to her PHF.
Colleen Clark donated $40 to the club to say thank you for members support of “Sing Napa Valley” who performed last week.
Joe Fischer generously donated $100 to Pathway Home in MY name as a “Thank you” for me being willing to speak my conscience before the Napa Planning Commission last week. This was despite the fact that I was speaking in Opposition to a plan by his “employer” who wanted to put offices in Copia. Joe also donated another $100 in celebration of the victory of the Napa Force Lacrosse U9 teams’ victory at a tournament on Treasure Island last week.
Gene Waken donated $100 to his PHF in celebration of his and his son Corey’s birthdays this week.
Paul Row donated $100 to his PHF.
George Nielson got $10 for his effort to pull the Joker out of the deck for this week’s $135 pot.
THE PROGRAM: a Craft Talk by Mark Willey
Mark is the CEO of the Napa Jet Center (formerly known as the Napa County Airport). This airport was built in 1942 in the aftermath of the Attack on Pearl Harbor was a forward fighter base for the defense of the West Coast.
The airport has an FAA manned control tower and hosts Jets and helicopters and other fixed wing craft from all over the US. There will be a “Family Day” at the Airport this coming Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 3 p.m.