|AN INTRODUCTION TO FREMONT'S NEWLY APPOINTED CHIEF OF POLICE|
by Cochran, Angus
This week's presenter is Chief of Police Richard Lucero. Chief Lucero will share with us the latest infomation from Fremont's police department. Rich has been a police officer for 26 years, serving his entire career with Fremont. His assignments have included working Patrol, S.W.A.T., Narcotics, Internal Affairs, Street Crimes and Special Operations Division Commander. Most recently, he served as the department's Patrol Division Commander.
It's never too early to begin thinking about the end of President Sandra's reign. From Kimberly Hartz, "It is time to shake it up again and kick our president, Sandra, out Western style. The demotion will be on Saturday, June 15th at 5:30pm. The cost is $50 per person. Please let me know whether or not you are planning on attending by June 3rd. Write your check out to Niles Rotary Club. Also let me know if you can bring an hors d’oeuvre to share. There will be transportation from the parking lot at Ardenwood to the venue so it will be easy to find."
Sandi Pantages reminds us all that Firepit Fridays begin on Friday, May 31 at the home of Chris and Beverly Louie (3310 Sorrel Downs Ct., Pleasanton). All club members, families, friends are invited. Thank you Chris for kicking this off this year. We will continue through the summer, as we can schedule it. Check this space and club announcements for each week.
From Mary Lynn Pelican, pictures from last week's club meeting can be viewed HERE and pictures from the Rotaract meeting can be viewed HERE and pictures from the recent fence-painting project can be viewed HERE. Thank you, Mary Lynn.
|Niles Rotarians work at Ardenwood Historic Farm|
by Pantages, Sandra
On Saturday, April 13 about 20 Niles Rotarians spent the day at Ardenwood Historic Farm repairing the corral fences and gates. We pulled out old fence posts and railings, dug new postholes, installed new posts, and built new railings. New gates were made and installed in the corral area. Old lumber had the metal nails and screws removed before the wood was set aside for recycling. Workers ranged in age from 2 (Holly de Vito’s son) to 70. Community Services director Bob Hagg prepared breakfast (egg burritos) and lunch (tri-tip sandwiches) for the workers. The corral area looked quite spiffy by the time Niles Rotary was done with the project!
Next up is a work party on May 4 to repaint the white picket fence at Williams Historic Park at the Fremont Hub, in preparation for the annual October Ghost House sponsored by the Candle Lighters. Additional Niles Rotary work parties will take place each month, to be scheduled by Bob Hagg.