Club Meeting – June 3, 2016

Club Meeting – June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 Club Meeting -Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara
SERGEANT AT ARMS:  Chris Clemens
INVOCATION:    Chris Clemens
PLEDGE:   Dan Aldrich
SONG:    California Here I Come led by Paul Zink

Kirk Greene, Seattle 4
Jenna Driscoll (Rotaract)

Bruce and Sally Hansen, Guests of Bob Hansen
John Mullen, Speaker, HOW
Douglas Bowman, HOW
Larry Thompson, Aerial Firefighters Foundation
Jeanne West, DASH

1.    Connie Green:  Presentation of Merrill Hoffman Membership Award for 2015-16 (read President’s message)
2.    Pam Galvin announced that we will be Dark at the Doubletree on June 24th and instead have the Step-Down Party at the Frog Bar & Grill at glen Annie Golf Course on Thursday evening June 23rd.  More info to come.
3.    RELAY FOR LIFE, June 11:  Jenna Driscoll, our Rotaract Liason.  Rotaract is gearing up for our participation in Relay for Life on June 11th. Rotaract would love to have Rotary members join our effort. Detailed information and links to donate are provided below. She gave us information about the ways Rotary members can help out:
a.    Sign-up for a shift (or more) to walk and sit at the information table/join our team online
b.     Donate items for us to raffle off at the event-this will help our team raise money on the day of the event
c.    Loan/donate items such as tables, chairs, tablecloths, balloons, easy up tents, lanterns, small generators, etc.
d.    Donate to our Team
e.    Anyone interested in participating in any way can contact Jenna for more information at
4.    Join in the fun! Polio Bike Ride-Saturday June 18th start about 9AM at Goleta beach.  For more information or to sign up please email or call Michael Self 682-0411 Suggested donation $35.  If you don’t want to ride come and cheer on riders.  You may also donate by sending an email to Michael or to Teresa at
5.    RI Convention-A picture  of our Rotaracter’s Jonathan Brioda and Shane Nazarath who earned a scholarship to attend the Rotaract Focus Session in Seoul.
6.    Jeanne West, DASHSB/Adult & Elder Abuse Prevention Council Announcement: Elder Abuse Conference June
7.    Larry Thompson: South Coast Fire Department Project
8.    Happy Hour will be Friday, June 3 5:30 PM Outpost Restaurant The Goodland Hotel 5650 Calle Real, Goleta 805) 964-1288

1.    Paul Zink a whole card for daughter Megan’s recent graduation. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University.  Major in Elementary Education with a Special Education credential and a minor in Music, vocal performance. She took a two year teaching job at an International School in Guatemala City.  She is getting paid 21K a year plus a housing allowance.  Her education cost more than that per year.  Oh well, we are OK with this.  She is seeing the world and making a difference.
2.    Dean Axelrod a long side, for his daughter coming to visit from Arizona and attending the Paul Simon concert at the Bowl.
3.    John Sarad a long side for son-in-law’s new job.
4.    Connie Green a whole card for her embarking on a trip by auto around

SPEAKER: John Mullen, Help One Walk (HOW) -Affordable Prosthetics: Introduction by Dan Aldrich.

Florencia, The Forgotten One.  Florencia, a woman from Mozambique who lost her leg when she stepped on land mine when out walking to get water is an inspiring story of how one woman inspired two men to change her life as well as their own.  John told us the story and showed a video that included four teams that got together to give Florencia a new leg.  We learned about the many land mines left in Mozambique that have led to over 10,000 amputees. The four teams, the MAD, Multi Media Arts and Design Academy Santa Barbara High School, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering, Jaipur Foot in India and RAD in Mozambique brought together by HOW, Help One Walk, started by John Mullen and Douglas Bowman worked together to help Florencia get a new leg. The goal of the teams now is to continue to help US Veteran amputees and amputees in Mozambique to be fitted with prosthetics that are functional and affordable.  To learn more of this incredible story go to   You will be amazed at what helping one person can do to spark a world community coming together to help those in need.

Thank you to John for giving us such dedication and insight into a continuing story.  With so many needing a prosthetic at an affordable price, your story gives continuing hope for the future of these many amputees.  If you were not at the club meeting today please take the time to go to the website listed above.

The Friday Social Hour for June 3 is at the Goodland Hotel, Goleta at 5:30 PM.  Come join the fun!


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