The Rotary Club of
Auburn, Inc.

November 8, 2022

  • Terry Cooney, Set-up and Clean up
  • John Fink, Front Desk
  • Larry Rolufs and Heather Leslie, Greeters
  • Scott Christiansen, Song
  • Dennis Bennett, Pledge
  • John Donlevy, Prayer/Thought
  • Rachel Kanowsky, Sargent at Arms
  • Jeff Small, Raffle
Thought for the Day
John Donlevy provided a tribute to his friend and fellow Rotarian from the Winters Club, Dave Miller. He is Dave's favorite poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"Write it on your heart,
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays."
Visiting Rotarians
No visiting Rotarians
Bridget introduced Kelly Cooper from 1st Northern Bank
Mary Jo Payne introduced Lori McIntosh, designation Real Estate
Ernie Strobel introduced Mike Young who is a dentist
Our fabulous group of volunteers met at the Gathering Inn on Halloween to serve dinner to their Guests. A special thanks to John Donlevy and his crew for preparing the food. Servers included Dennis Bennett, John Donlevy, Patty Parks, our Exchange student Lili Infantino, Cris Vaughan, Lori Tompkins, Linda Maeding, Rachel Kanowsky, and Mark Allen.
Steve Grundmeier – Please sign up for the Rotary Blood drive, Wednesday, December 14th from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the Canyon View Community Center. Please consider giving blood to save a life!
Polartrec Antarctic Research Program. 
Our past guest speaker, Lucy Coleman, local science teacher, is there at her field assignment at the dry lakes. 
Check out Lucy's posts from McMurdo station and from the Dry Lakes, site of her research project.
Our own Rachel K. is putting on a Yoga Class at the Canyon View Community Center Board Room starting at 5:00PM for 1 hour. Classes will be held Wednesday's Nov 2nd,9th,16th and 23rd. Bring your matt and a water bottle
Kahl Muscott announced the nominees for Board membership for the 2023-2024 term. All nominees were confirmed by voice vote of the membership.
Incoming Board Members
Patty Parks
Rachel Kanowsky
Jeff Davis
Steve Galyardt
Bob Santin
President Elect for 2024-2025
Carolyn Metzker
Brandee Ambrosia announced that the Chinese Cemetary project is on indefinite hold while the Cemetary board conducts due diligence on the scope of the project
Congratulations Brandee !!! She received her Paul Harris+1 pin today
Rotarians of the Month
Congratulations to Linda Maeding and John Donlevy for the wonderful work they did coordinating the meal project at the Gathering Inn
Al Lombardo of the fun committee fame, announced a spirits tasting event at the home of Drew and Caitlin Garrison on Thursday 11/17 at 6:00PM. Their address is 1585 High Street, Auburn. They will provide the spirits
Bobbie Allen asked for Rotarians to contribute 5 more gifts to the children of Stand Up Placer for their Christmas party. Give those to Bobbie by 12/10. There is a $30 max limit on the gifts
Nancy Bender reminded us about the Fireside Chat on Wednesday November 9th at the Ambrosia's home. It starts at 5:30, bring a beverage and appetizer. The address is 8776 Chili Hill Road
Linda Maeding announced the Christmas party which will be held 12/8 at the Canyon View Recreation Center. Drinks at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30, cost is a mere $30, it will be catered by Strings
Sign up online for bell ringing on 12/3 and 12/10 to benefit the Salvation Army
Rotary Anniversary's
Kim McClintok 11/12/2019
Tim Busk 11/13/2018
Fred Merriam 11/11
Nancy Bender 11/5
Ron Martinez 11/13
None this week
Happy and Sad Bucks
 Preston Marks Happy for his 40th graduation gathering in Philidelphia. Not so happy the Phillies lost the world series
Bill Jansen was happy that 18 members of his family joined him for a birthday celebration. They came from all oveer the world ! Happy birthday Bill !
Cindy Eklund gave very sad bucks announcing that her sister was recently diagnosed with cancer. Our thoughts are with you
Carolyn Metzker gave happy bucks for the fact she is no longer the wife of a City Council member after 8 years (although she's still married to Matt !) Also Oregon beat Cal and Colorado in football
John Fink pledged happy bucks for his recovery from surgery and the fact he no longer needs with knee scooter. Great news John
Kathryn Gonzales gave happy bucks for the fact she will see Bob Litchfield every week at the Auburn Leadership class
Monty Hall gave thanks and happy bucks to be back at Rotary. Welcome back!
Mary Jo Payne is happy her house in finally remodeled after 28 years
Phil Booker gave happy bucks in honor of his 5th week after knee surgery
$72 today, no winner of the pot. Maybe next week!
Guest Speaker -  Steve Snyder
Thanks Steve for stepping in at the last minute. Steve gave us an overview of what goes on at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois
Nov 15, 2022
Mayor of Auburn
Nov 22, 2022
Placer High School Tennis
Nov 29, 2022
Fighting Fentanyl in Placer County
Dec 06, 2022
Author: Phantoms
Dec 13, 2022
Holiday Musical Performance
Jan 03, 2023
Rotary International Director Nominee
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Upcoming Events
Fireside Chat
Ambrosia's Home
Nov 09, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Chinese Cemetery Initial Weed Clean Up
Nov 12, 2022
Board Meeting
Plumas Bank
Nov 15, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Nov 15, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fun Committee Whiskey Tasting
Nov 17, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Nov 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Nov 29, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 03, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Dec 06, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Club Holiday Party
Canyon View Community Center
Dec 08, 2022
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