President’s Letter – September 28, 2017

President’s Letter – September 28, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, Our September 22 meeting was fun, at least for me. We had a slightly ranchy (no, not raunchy) feel to things as I used a lot of photos from my trip to Kansas. Not ev Guestseryday you stand at the feet of your great-great grandparents resting site. Visitors […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Plain 100

Rotarian On The Road – The Plain 100

Fellow Rotarians, It’s been a few weeks since my last update. I’ve been busy working, training, and preparing for a 100 mile running race in Plain, Washington. I’m happy to say that I completed the race in 31 hours and 47 minutes. But, it wasn’t easy. The Plain 100 isn’t […]

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President’s Letter – August 29, 2017

President’s Letter – August 29, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, It’s good to be back at the helm. Thanks to James Stretchberry and all Board members, actually everyone in the club, for keeping things up during my absence. Thanks to Don Jack for both the thought-provoking Invocation and the song, Home on the Range. Good thing everyone knows […]

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President’s Letter – August 23, 2017

President’s Letter – August 23, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another informative meeting last Friday with Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority. He gave a presentation that certainly brought to mind a greater awareness of the California earthquake issues. He explained in depth the optional insurance coverage with an emphasis on the variable […]

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President’s Letter – August 16, 2017

President’s Letter – August 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Thanks to Chief Warner McGrew for an excellent presentation on fires in California. He gave a wonderful example with the Detwiler fire (Lake Tahoe), which burned 48,000 acres and destroyed 29 structures. We can never be informed enough about the horror of fires in California and our […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Running Across Death Valley for Polio

Rotarian on the Road – Running Across Death Valley for Polio

Fellow Rotarians, This week my good friend, and fellow Rotarian, Rob DeCou of Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary, ran 146 miles from the Badwater Basin, across Death Valley, and to the top of Mount Whitney…all to raise funds and awareness for our own End Polio Now campaign. Badwater Basin is the […]

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President’s Letter – August 8, 2017

President’s Letter – August 8, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I will be acting president for the next few weeks as president Michael Gardner will be on a medical leave of absence. Please keep Michael in your thoughts. We had a fantastic Fiesta celebration last Friday, hosted by Pacific Premier Bank. Thank you, Mike Bieza, for your […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Pikes Peak

Rotarian on the Road – Pikes Peak

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I attended the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast meeting. I traveled to Fort Collins to hang out with my friend and fellow Rotarian Mike Labate, who owns Rocky Mountain Westy, a vintage Volkswagen shop. After attending his Club’s meeting I took my van to have […]

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President’s Letter – August 3, 2017

President’s Letter – August 3, 2017

Dear Rotarians: Today I had the honor of filling in as President for the esteemed “Bow Tie” Michael Gardner. I’m hopeful that Michael (and is dog Lucky) can be back for our August 11 meeting. After how I handled the duties today, you all are probably more anxious for Michael […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Colorado Trail Fail

Rotarian on the Road – Colorado Trail Fail

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I set out into the Colorado Rockies with the goal to hike the 485 mile Colorado Trail in less than 14 days. By the end of day 2 I’d already traversed 70 miles of the CT but quickly realized that the Colorado monsoons were chilling […]

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