November 2, 2021

November 15, 2022
 
Meet Max our Exchange
 Student from Germany
  • Greeter – Linda Maeding
  • Front Table – Linda Maeding
  • Setup/Cleanup - Terry Cooney
  • Pledge – John Fink
  • Song – Cindy Eklund (and John Fink, Kathryn Gonzales)
  • Sergeant of Arms – Heber Marapodi
  • Tech Team – Richard Hall, Barry Stigers
  • Notetaker/Bulletin: Nancy Nittler
Thought of the day – Forrest Eklund
 
Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday as they come together as family and enjoy each other without presents and other distractions. He and Cindy have a lot to be thankful for, especially the support from their fellow Rotarians. Forrest went on to say that when they were evacuated you think about what you’ve accumulated over a lifetime but the outreach from their Rotarian family meant the most. Special thanks to Carolyn Metzker, Catherine/Jim, Al/Mary, Jeff/Brandee, Larry/Sis Mitch/Jane, and Steve/Jane as they all helped ease the burden. Forrest then offered a prayer of thanks for the support and for what Rotary does throughout the world.
 
Guests of Rotarians:
  • Nancy Bender introduced Gina Acaia, Landscaping 
  • Larry Rolufs introduced his wife Sis 
  • Al Lombardo introduced speaker Sandy Amara, Mayor of Auburn
  • Mike Wilson introduced Max our exchange student from Germany
  • Betty introduced Dan and Katelynn Z. Max’s second host family and our prior outbound student to Argentina
  • Phil Booker introduced his wife Susie
  • Sherry Gilbert introduced Tony Ferrari of API
Visiting Rotarians:
  • Sam Frazier introduced his wife Pam, President of the Sunset Club
Announcements:
Pam Frazier and the Sunset Club are working with Nina Salerno of Crime Victims United and the Auburn Police Department to put together comfort bags for crime victims. They are looking for items, donations, and/or hands on help to make 200 bags for the holidays including 50 for children.
 
Foundation Dinner - May 16, 2023, at Tap & Vine. More information to follow.
 
Catherine McGregor Stand Up Placer:
Grateful for everyone taking care of the many gift needs.  Bring the wrapped and tagged (see Bobbi for specific tags) gifts to our meetings or take to Brian Mishler's office by 12/10 (he closes the office at 3 PM). Forgot what you signed up for? Click the button on the club website or click here:
 
Bill Radakovitz Festival of Lights December 3rd. Volunteers needed. Three signup sheets passed around. If you missed them contact Bill. The club board of directors approved a $250 contribution to the Festival of Lights parade.
 
Please pay your dues and BBQ ticket money as soon as possible. These funds are what makes this place run!  You can take care of it today by check, square or Venmo.
 
The board of directors had a lively discussion of how to use the BBQ profits in the community. More to come - stay tuned. The Board also approved two new member proposals: Kelly Cooper and Lori McIntosh. 
 
The following individuals have been approved for membership by the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Auburn. If no objections are received within 14 days of the original publication, they are, upon payment of the proper fees, considered to be a member of the Rotary Club of Auburn.
Name: Kelly Cooper
Classification: Banking
Name: Lori McIntosh
Classification: Real Estate
 
Linda Maeding started the signup for our December 8th Christmas Party. Seventy people have already signed up and rumor has it most of them are in the play! Lori Tompkins will put a signup on Club Runner. Mary Lombardo is working on decorations - please sign up for a date to help Mary make them.
 
Steve Grundmeier Blood Drive December 14th 10:30 - 1:00: Sign ups are still needed. This is an easy way to save a life. Click here to sign up:
 
Steve Grundmeier Bell Ringing: December 3 and 10 are the Saturdays for bell ringing and more help is needed. See email from Lori Tompkins to signup or call Steve.
 
Steve Grundmeier reminded us that December 6th the author of Phantom will be our speaker and it would be great if we all read the book before then.
 
Exchange student Max Behre from Germany gave a great (and humorous) presentation about his home in Germany and offered to do odd jobs to earn money to be on the ski team. You can also donate - see Betty Bennett.  And Katelynn Z. shared with us the impact of her Rotary exchange to Argentina in 2015-16 which inspired her to become a global citizen.
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Phone interruption fine for Earl!
 
Al Lombardo Fun Committee: Whiskey tasting happening Thursday night 6 -9. 1585 High Street in Auburn at Garrison’s home. 
 
Birthdays
Heber Marrapodi, November 3
 
Anniversaries
Terry and Elda Clooney, November 10, 49 years!
 
Rotary Anniversaries
MaryJo Payne, November 15, 2006
Randy Tooker, November 17, 2010
 
Raffle (Patty Park): $103 - no winner this week
Happy/Sad Bucks
Richard Hall is happy that a Rotarian was elected to the City Council but sad it is not him.
 
Preston Marx is happy that his son’s soccer team could take the State championship but sad that his son broke his arm and won’t be able to play.
Program: Sandy Amara, Mayor
Mayor Sandy Amara says it is exciting to be mayor and people ask her to resolve a lot of issues. Examples include fixing potholes, reducing taxes, arresting a suspicious looking homeless person, creating more parking, and having the garbage picked up later in the day because they don’t like to get up early! She treats people with dignity and respect and does her best to resolve issues that are within the City’s ability. She enjoys her colleagues and ran through a list of their key issues/traits. Some interesting points about the city: 1) the breakdown of businesses in the city support the need to promote diverse business including high tech. 2) Auburn had 58 homeless camps and all have been removed. 3) A voluntary program to turn in guns resulted in 99 serviceable firearms turned in and the removal of unprotected firearms from homes. 4) Four new positions have been approved for the Police Department to work in problem-oriented policing. They have received significant grant money for the program. 5) Only 4 hotels in Auburn with a need for more. There are preliminary negotiations for a new hotel in the downtown area. 6) There are ten access points to vast array of trails in the canyon but none within the city limits. Need those hikers and bikers to come back to Auburn after recreating or to start their trail use in the city. It will require signage as well as a commitment to being a pedestrian and bike friendly community. 7) There's a long history of diversity and Auburn being an accepting community. Mayor Amara wants that to continue along with revenue growth, a high quality of life, and the city setting an example of good citizenship. 
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Feb 07, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Feb 14, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Plumas Bank
Feb 21, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
 
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Feb 21, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Feb 28, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Rotary Ski Fellowship 2023
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Mar 03, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Mar 07, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Mar 14, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Blood Drive
Mar 15, 2023
 
Board Meeting
Plumas Bank
Mar 21, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
 
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The History of See's Candy
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The Red Sand Project to bring awareness to the crisis of human trafficking
Feb 21, 2023
Placer County Update
Feb 28, 2023
Adolescent Mental Health
Mar 07, 2023
California Wild Horses
Mar 14, 2023
Author
Mar 21, 2023
Stories of Hope
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