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Rotary Club of Livermore Valley ~ July 2021 Newsletter
Serve to Change Lives
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president in this next Rotary year.
After a very challenging time, I feel there is a lot of hope, optimism and excitement to once again being able to meet in person - to enjoy fun and fellowship, to network and embrace the human connection. We still have some challenges ahead, but as a united group with a common goal, I am sure we will all overcome them.
I was very happy when I saw that Shekhar Mehta, our Rotary International President, has identified this year’s theme as “Serve to Change Lives.” As you remember, when our past President Philomena did a survey last year, we saw that our club felt the most important thing was to SERVE. It was a bit difficult last year to put that service into action, but now that we are open again, we can go out into our community and do service projects.
Over the last few months your board has worked diligently to put “ the Rotary wheels into motion” so that our Rotary year will start without a hitch LOL and we can concentrate on the things that are important to us: service, fellowship, fun, fundraising, and increasing our membership, to name a few.
Together we will make this next year the best ever! Let’s challenge ourselves to do more, to grow individually and collectively, and most of all to have fun doing it. As International President Shekhar Mehta says, “Let us Serve to Change Lives.”
Looking forward to a wonderful Rotary Year!
Angelika Voss Quinn
Meeting Locations for July in Transition
We will be serving coffee, water, orange juice and pastries. Please RSVP to let Angelika know if you will be attending the meeting so that we can prepare accordingly.
We are still in the process of finding a permanent meeting home. We would like to return to Beeb's, but they are not yet prepared to host us. We are exploring other options as well. We do anticipate that restaurants and other venues will all become more available and equipped to serve breakfast as they regain their pre-COVID staffing levels. We anticipate needing to continue to meet via Zoom for at least some of our meetings for the next few months.
Please check your weekly email from Angelika to confirm each week's meeting venue and Zoom link.
When we discussed our club's preference for meetings last spring, we had an almost unanimous desire to meet in person, once conditions permitted. Several members indicated they would appreciate a hybrid option. We will plan on offering a hybrid meeting on Tuesday so that those who are unable to attend in person can participate via Zoom. (At this point we are not sure how good the WiFi will be, as it is spotty at Alden Lane. So the hybrid version of the meeting might not be as perfect as we would want it to be.)
Angelika will be sending another survey to all members next week to hear our preferences for meeting locations and accommodations. The Board will review the survey results and come up with a short term plan so that we will have some consistency in our schedule and be able to plan.
Please check out our meeting programs later in this newsletter.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE - Saturday, July 12 - Gilroy Gardens
For more information and to register for the conference, visit the District Conference Website.
Conference participants must register in advance - walk-ins will not be allowed this year.
Around Our District
Check out the latest & register for Zoom events using the Rotary District 5170 link below.
Show Your Rotary Pride! Webstore Now Open!
Click on this link to start shopping: Rotary Club of Livermore Valley Apparel (via The Sourcing Group)
Rotary Club of Livermore Valley Board Meetings
This month's meeting will be at Angelika's home. Please email Angelika if you plan to attend.
The meeting minutes will be shared via email with all club members, following their approval at the August board meeting.
UPCOMING MEETING PROGRAMS
Weekly meetings are held Tuesday mornings.
We gather at 7:00 a.m., with the formal meeting beginning at 7:15.
For the month of July, we will be in transition between Zoom and in-person meetings.
Please check your weekly email from Angelika for meeting location confirmation.
Guests are invited - please email LivermoreValleyRotaryClub@gmail.com for more information.
All are welcome!
Tuesday, July 6th, 7am
Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore
City of Livermore Update - Mayor Bob Woerner
Tuesday, July 13th, 7am
This is an online event.
Truth in Journalism? - Tim Hunt
Tuesday, July 20th, 7am
This is an online event.
Rotary Member Responsibilities - Scott Smithee
Tuesday, July 27th, 7am
This is an online event.
All members are encouraged to join this meeting, as we hear from Scott Smithee, the District 5170 Youth Protection Officer, about the importance of keeping up to date on our Rotary requirements.
Miracle Messages & Goodness Village - Kevin Adler & Kim Curtis
Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, 7am
For a preview, visit the Miracle Messages website, miraclemessages.org and the Goodness Village at Crosswinds Church website: crosswindschurch.org/goodnessvillage.
The Grapevine - Our Weekly Meeting Summary
Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore, CA 94550
Coffee at 7 - the formal meeting starts at 7:15.