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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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SOME ROTARY "FIRSTS" from The ABCs of Rotary by PRIP Cliff Dochterman
by Pafford, W. Scott

The first Rotary club meeting was in Chicago, Illinois, on February 23,1905.

• The first regular luncheon meetings were in Oakland, California, chartered in 1909.

• The first Rotary convention was in Chicago in 1910. 

The first Rotary club outside of the United States was chartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
in 1910. 

• The first Rotary club outside of North America was chartered in Dublin, Ireland, in 1911.

• The first Rotary club in a non-English-speaking country was in Havana, Cuba, in 1916. 

• The first Rotary club in South America was chartered in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1918.

• The first Rotary club in Asia was chartered in Manila, Philippines, in 1919.

• The first Rotary club in Africa was chartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1921.

• The first Rotary club in Australia was chartered in Melbourne in 1921. 

What year was the 100th Rotary club chartered? 


Meeting Notes Friday, April 18th
by Sorem, Keith

Learn where the board is spending money, upcoming projects, who has been caught red handed, and an interesting program about Alabaster Mobil Clinics of Africa


Ohannes Garabetian introduced by Zaven Kazaaian

Zainul introduced Shannon Fernando
The board bought an Epson projector for the club.

Thurs. May 1st club fellowship at the Wine Cave

Hoop Heroes - Rick recognized Kris Honsne for coaching, Tom Propst,
Jeanett Cordon MVP

May 15 book distribution was announced by Nina Sonin
Book cleaning next Saturday

Taste of Glendale April 30, for Glendale Healthy Kids

Glendale Fire Foundation announced by Sharon Townsend
Walking the runway for a Bloomingdales fashion Show June 7th

President elect Dave Smith, District Assembly, May 10th
May 16th, district conference, Indian Wells

Character ACE awards, announced by Nina Crowe, May 10 at the Alex, the club is a sponsor

Tom Propst birthday is next Wednesday, one year closer to retirement
He has the best boss in the world, Harold Scoggins agreed.

Tom's son, Logan, had a great time last week, had a swim accident
Nancy Young, major career change, had a client, will be having attorneys bringing her buisness, she is very pleased

Dave Smith, April 15th, was not very pretty this year
As of the 28th had 100 returns come in (too many at the last minute)

Peggy Riddle, having a romantic  weekend in Las Vegas, see Elton John,

Eric Hamilton, his wife was here last week.had a great time

Next week member of  Congress Adam Schiff

Alabaster Mobil Clinics of Africa
Shannon Fernando

Family nurse practioner, works in downtown Los Angeles serving the homeless.
She started this non-profit three years ago to address the health needs in rural Africa.
Why Africa?
Africa has a doctor and nurse shortage, so we decided to focus on Africa. We travel in August for two or three weeks.

Four main strategies:
1.  Home vists- most aid groups set up in major cities, we travel 80 to 90 miles.  Be observing their environment we can better understand the nature of their illness
They cook in the hut, no ventilation, soot collects on the ceiling, so children have a cough like smokers,
2.  Malaria
3. Deworming - due to dirt water, then educate them about hygiene habits, including how to cook and avoid contamination
4. Typhoid

We treat acute illnesses
We go to schools in the area, operate in the schools because they know where it is.
There is a local non-profit selects where we serve.

We sleep in a nine person tent we live similar to our patients.
No electricity, we use solar, no running

Immunization for hepatitis B and typhoid.  Vaccines need to be kept cold, looking for a thermal electric cooler than operates off of a car.
We focus primarily on women and children

Health Education
One in ten children will die before age ten due to diarrhea and pnemonia
There is a rotary in Kenya. Rotary donated motorcycles to distribute polio vaccine

Treat infectious trachoma, leads to long term blindness, only costs $10 per dose.
Working on establishing a school clinic that would be sustainable.

Our motto is, " you have not been forgotten" Isaiah

The participants pay $3000 to attend the trip, would like to have them pay less to encourage more medical professionals to participate.

Weekly drawing.  $71   Andrew Pirim
Raffle. $1,604.  Robert Vance , ten cards, supported Braile a institute luncheon
Editor's Note
by O'Dwyer, Ian

Fellow Rotarians

Welcome to this week's Blub Bulletin.  Thanks to Scott Pafford and Robert Vance for articles this week and to Keith Sorem for the weekly meeting notes.  Submit your own article to be fine free that week.


Ian O'Dwyer

Online Marketing Tip of the Week
by Vance, Robert

5 Ways to Get Customers Raving About You

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It’s one thing to get customers, and quite another to build a base of raving fans. Doing the first one gets the business, and the second expands and grows your company faster than could imagine.

But how do you go about creating a culture ion your company where your customers are not only recommending you, but are your most ardent evangelists? We’ve found 5 great ways to turn your customer base into de facto employees!

5 Tips for getting customers to rave about your brand!

  1. Deliver awesome value – Nothing says more about you than the quality of products and services you deliver, along with the way you deliver them. People are almost pre-conditioned now to expect mediocrity, so that when something truly wonderful comes along, they are apt to tell the known world all about it. These days that can be a very real boost, as a positive Tweet or Facebook post can send a horde of interested folks your way pronto! 
  2. Reach out to your best customers – Identify your best customers and look for ways to reach out to them. This can pay off in several ways. Talking to them helps you understand what it is customers like about your products and services, as well as what they might like to see. Also, think of ways you can cross promote them as well. Featuring their business in a blog post or video can be beneficial for both of you.
  3. Ask for and reward reviews –Reviews are like gold these days, as more and more people seek recommendations online before seeking out your services. Be sure and ask your customers for help here, and don’t be shy about rewarding them. Attempt to do this post-review, so there is no hint of you simply buying their review. Moreover, receiving an unexpected token of appreciation from you will only further endear you in their eyes.
  4. Deal with problems like a Rockstar! – Monitor the buzz about your company and products in social media, and get ahead of the curve when it comes to dealing with dissatisfied customers. Be open, honest, and proactive when you discover an issue. Very often, you can resolve the problem quickly and build a reservoir of goodwill with that customer. If your product or service just isn’t a good fit for them, offer an alternative that would be better. You’ll have created a raving fan for life, and don’t think they won’t spread the word!
  5. Give for no reason at all – Look for ways to constantly be giving, and this doesn’t always mean a coupon or special deal. Useful content, free webinars and other perks can keep your brand in the front of their minds for some time to come

There are many opportunities to create raving fans for your brand. Most of the time it’s the care you show that makes the difference. 

Jewel City Fun and Fitness Ride
by O'Dwyer, Ian

Meeting Notes from Friday, April 11th
by Sorem, Keith

Guests and Visiting Rotarians, Upcoming Projects, Fines and Acknowledgments, Allan F. Daily High School Second Chance Garden

Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Barbata O'Dwyer (Ian O'Dwyer's daughters)
Logan Propst (Tom Propst son)
Dan Borenstein, from Santa Rosa Rotary, visiting his mother in Glendale
Joshua and Brian, JPL Community. former Glendale Moonlight Rotary
  Emily Geoff from Daily High School

Basketball victory recap, kris Hons reported, we won both in points and tickets, so we beat Kiwanis, and the Fire Dept. beat the Police Dept. 

Club announcements
April 19th Glenoaks Elementary Project will start, see Kris Hons,
8am to 2pm, installing fencing
Don Icardo, cleaning up a hillside area above the fence
Horace Mann elementary , book cleaning Sat. April 26, see Nina Sonin

Club shirts , pools and tees, are being ordered, see Yvette Davis

Club fellowship, Thurs. May 1st at the wine cave

Fines and Acknowledgements
Kris Hons, thanks for everyone showing up, including Don Icardo
We won best service organization Bras for a Cause
Patty Fallahee's bra for the club won an award
Yvette, won most unique Bra, Ladies of Burlesque, husband designed
Jeanett Cordon, knocked over by city manager at the basket ball tournament
Stephen Ropfegel, bus crash up north, some of Pam's students were on that trip, not in that particular bus.

Alex Parajon, organ donation update, was in Sacramento
Organ donation award from the city of Glendale, our rate is 18%, the average is 25%

Denise was in Baltimore American Occupational Therapy conference, three wondered warriors discussed their experience, how importance of therapy.
On April 5, I received an awards for my work

Peggy Riddle is in training to be referee, cats are fighting

Logan is job shadowing , Tom  Propst, his other son I. 8th grade is traveling on the east coast.  Logan received his Eagle.

Alan Daily High School, Emily Goff

Contributed a mural to the YMCA to pay back for their support.  Gathered 100 students on the squares, hundreds were painted in a mosaic style.
Asked the students for inspirational quotes, such as "Handle your business or your business will handle you",

The design was student led, and had a professional muralist, to help design, assemble, and install the mosaic mural.

We have a new community garden project, and we are designing a mural.  Students presented points of the design, use, and benefits of the garden.

Yessica.  The Second Chances To Grow Garden
The bistro class is going to use the produce grown in the garden.  Students
Saturday, May 17, is a planting day, hoping Rotary can show up.
The mural will be composed of recycled materials.

Requesting donation of $3,000 for the mural.
Mural will be started in September and finish next spring.

Weekly drawing $65
Logan Propst
Raffle $1,534.  Jeanett cordon
11 cards. With interact students helped with Salvation ARMY Bell ringing.