THE SPUR Oct 22, 2014 Visit our Web Page at www.Livermore-rotary.org The R O T A R Y C L U B of L I V E R M O R E Super. Scott Haggerty Meeting Photos by Dale Miller JR Romero Thought for the day Bruce Shore Your Spur Reporter Another warm and sunny day brought Rotarians and guests to a new venue: the new and very elegant Bella Rosa Center at Garre Winery, corner of Tesla and Greenville, there to enjoy samplings of their regular lunch menu, very nice indeed. President Milly Seibel Rotary Club of Livermore President Milly rang the meeting to order and, using a projected image of our flag, called on Nile Runge to lead the traditional Pledge of Allegiance. Songsters Michael Ferrucci, Al Frank, Kathy Coyle, Kathy Streeter and Mike Riehl then led us in singing a slightly paraphrased son “He’s got the whole wild world in his hands” to welcome supervisor Scott Haggerty as our speaker; Alas, Scott arrived later, whereupon we interrupted the events to resing the welcoming song. JR Romero, giving a preview of the humor with which his Presidential regime next year will Tr i -Va l l e y R o t a r y M a k e - u p O p p o r t u n i t i e s MONDAY 11:55 AM-12:30 Interact Livermore High Room 412 ck in at the School office prior to meeting TUESDAY TUESDAY 7:00 AM 12:15 PM Livermore Valley Club Dublin Club Beeb’s Dublin Ranch Golf Club Livermore 5900 Signal Hill Drive THURSDAY 12:15 PM Pleasanton Club Haps Original Pleasanton THURSDAY 7:30 PM Rotaract Club Handles Gastropub Pleasanton THURSDAY 6:00 PM Tri-Valley Club Castlewood CC Pleasanton FRIDAY 12:10 PM Pleasanton North Club Handles Gastropub Pleasanton The Meeting be filled, gave some Thoughts with illustrative anecdotes, starting with “what doen’t kill you makes you stronger”, a story about a Padre’s fan, a Dodgers fan and a Giants fan on a grand mountaintop, and the urging “get out and make someone laugh — or at least smile”. Milly acknowledged the helper crew today, which included: reporter Bruce Shore, photos Dale Miller, videographer Nile Runge, front desk John Sarboraria, Randy Schlientz, Ed Coats and Lance Cavalieri, and two greeters: Pat Coyle and Bruce Shore. Scott Haggerty then entered and was properly serenaded. Visiting Rotarians: Susan Valenta from Gilroy, our DistrictGovernor-Elect; Nadine Horner from Morning Club; and Dick Quigley, also Morning Club. Nadine Dick Guests: Gretchen Somers (LARPD) with Tim Barry; Jeff March, Bass fisherman, with Mike Riehl; and Jackie Poulsen, with husband Peter; she announced an event this Saturday, a welcoming festival of folk dancers Party: is Friday our club will host a socializing at the Hertz Foundation office adjacent to the Bankhead, starting at 4pm. The event is part of an international Global End to Polio Day. DG Elect Susan Valenta INVESTMENT SECURITIES 2277 THIRD STREET LIVERMORE, CA 94550 2 THE SPUR DAVID B. GREINER Registered Principal (925) 447-2623 (888) 223-2562 FAX: (925) 447-0524 Securities offered through Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC The Meeting to be of service in Belize. He has been a frequent accompaniment of Kathy to Rotary and now has become a full member. Look for his Spur reporting soon. Jack Noonan gave his Tenured Member talk, beginniing with his version of a time when he was in court when Judge Al Lewis demonstrated uncharacteristic leniency in not returning a paroleviolator to jail. Later that day it became evident that the miscreant intended to end the lives of many people, using a bomb, had he been returned Pat Coyle gave his New Member to jail. (Al says he has talk, a very brief but very another version of the story.). well considered one tracing briefly a life from Wyomigbn ranching, to Colorado School of Mines, then a job at NCAR, followed by 33 years at LLNL. Guess who will On a trip to Belize he met be on a tropical Kathy, who became his wife. island next week Upon retirement he began a non-profit organization 3 THE SPUR Anyway, Jack grew up in San Francisco, attended Santa Clara Univ, spent time in the army in Germany, rerturned to teach and coach in a SF high school, was in the District Attorney’s offic for Alameda County, built a lawoffice building in Livermore but has been officed in Stoneridge, has taught for 20 years at Las Positas College, and has been a Livermore resident since 1971. He makes his home in Granada woods, not far from where Jasper Steele once lived. The Meeting Ken Perine, reminding us of the annual Crab Feed fundraiser, Feb 6, announced a planning meeting to be held next Tuesday afternoon at Tri-Valley Conservancy. Carolyn Siegfried was awarded her Blue Badge by Milly. Ron Scott was awarded a nice lapel pin for sponsoring a new member. Sblend Sblendorio gave the floor to his co-chair of the Bella Rosa Ball, Nadine Horner, who urged to to plan to spend Valentines Day, Feb 14, 2015, at the Bella Rosa Center (where we dined today) enjoying fine italian cuisine and dancing to live Bib-Band music. The goal is to have 150 couples there. “Serving the Valley Area Residents for 25+ Years” 5980 Stoneridge Dr., #122 Pleasanton, Ca. 94588 Mary Anne Rozsa Broker Associate DRE #0783003 4 THE SPUR www.maryannerozsa.com 925-373-2288 DIRECT 925-416-0175 FAX 925-963-0887 CELL [email protected] 2155 Las Positas Ct., Suite P Livermore, CA 94551 Phone: (925) 443-2800 [email protected] www.chukwumafinancial.com WEALTH ACCUMULATION, PROTECTION & MANAGEMENT Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. CA Insurance License #0G78854 CHRISTIAN CHUKWUMA, MBA Financial Advisor The Meeting Evonne Hopkins, returning from visiting a sister city in Japan, presented a gift to our President and joined the President’s Club. Paul Thompson described his recent trip to Gettysburg, where he reenacted Picketts Charge, and to the former battlefields of Antietem and Manassas. For lighter moments he saw plays in NYC and strolled through Central Park. He donated $100 to Polio Plus and $100 to the RI fund. Jay Davis is retiring soon from his responsibilities heading the Hertz Foundation. Amongst other things he takes pride that the Foundation has supported not only two Nobel Dick Warga Registered Representative Life Planning Strategist I N C O R P O R A T E D Investing in your Future 5 THE SPUR 2021 Las Positas Ct., Ste 165 Livermore, CA 94551 925 449 7830 · CA Ins Lic. #0575138 [email protected] Investment Securities Since 1962 The Meeting Prizewinners but just recently a Fields Medalist (the math counterpart to a Nobel Prize). Good news for us Lab retirees: the courts have now decided in our favor in the issue of medical care financing. Jay joined the President’s Club. Stu Gary introduced our speaker, Scott Haggerty, with much praise for the 17 years of service Scott has given us. The topic today was Transportation, which has been a major interest of Scott. His talk centered on Measure BB, on the ballot this November, a proposal that would provide much needed funding for a variety of transportation needs that failed by some 751 votes to gain the required 2/3 approval of voters two years ago. All adults in this valley know very well the many issues relating to transportation, ranging from street potholes and unsafe school crossings to of BB have made changes, notably the change from “in perpetuity” to 30 years. public transit by bus and lightrail. The needs will become increasingly pressing during the next 30 year period, the interval over which Measure BB would impose an increase in the sales tax. Scott quickly reviewed the plans for spending the tax money and the accomplishments achieved with past tax money. From the previous ballot failure the proponents Our ballot information documents provide details of the proposal — what the tax is and what it will be spent on. Some of the highlights are: money specifically for Livermore to repair streets, improvements to interchanges of highways, the funds needed to free federal funds to extend BART along 580 towards the Altamont, the continuing of affordable bus service for schoolchildren and the elderly and handicapped, and various bicycle and pedestrian projects. Expected continuing growth of our communities will bring increasing demands for personal auto use and for alternative forms of transportation that will require funding, and Measure BB is designed to help meet those needs. In drawing the meeting to a close, Milly announced that JACK O. MILLS, D.D.S., Inc. ORAL AND MAXILLO-FACIAL SURGERY 6 THE SPUR 60 FENTON ST., SUITE 7 LIVERMORE, CA 94550 925-443-4211 The Meeting Ralph Sherman is in Intensive Care. And that a celebration of life of Dave Mertes will be held this Saturday, 11:30, at the Robert Livermore Center. Al Lewis won the raffle. 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DIST. 5170 GOVERNOR Ed Jellen ASSISTANT GOVERNOR Pamela Philbert PRESIDENT - Milly Seibel PRESIDENT ELECT - JR Romero SECRETARY - Bob Cowan TREASURER - Irv Stowers CLUB SERVICE DIRECTOR Linda Kime (14-16) MEMBERSHIP - Paul Thompson PARLIAMENTARIAN Sblend Sblendorio SERGEANT at ARMS John Sarboraria PUBLIC RELATIONS - Lee Younker COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTOR Christian Chukwuma (13-15) INTERNATIONAL SERVICE DIRECTOR Laura Mercier (14-16) INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION Stu Gary MAJOR EVENTS DIRECTOR Ryan Renard (13-15) VOCATIONAL SERVICE DIRECTOR Stacy Linder (14-16) NEW GENERATIONS DIRECTOR Evonne Hopkins (13-15) PAST PRESIDENT - Phil Dean Rotary Club of Livermore Presents Our 60th Annual b a r C d e Fe Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:00 PM Dancing to Live Music by The Gabe Duffin Band Aahmes Shrine Event Center 170 Lindburgh Avenue, Livermore Great Food • Great Entertainment • Raffle Prizes TO ORDER TICKETS CALL: Debbie Peck at Travel Bug 447-4300 Call her early, call her late. 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