November 2, 2021

Catherine and the Band-uh!
Rotary of Auburn Bulletin
Tuesday, 26 July, 2022
Fight Song – UC Davis, Aggie Fight Song
UCD Alumni Include Kristen Alexander, Dan Gustavson, Mitch Hanna, Jolie Huston, Carolyn Metzger, Nancy Nittler and Mary Jo Payne
Thought Of The Day – John Donlevy
It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 
The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; 
but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt
Greeter – Jeff Small
Song – Mike Holmes
Pledge – John Donlevy
Sergeant at Arms – Forrest Eklund
Front Desk – Jolie Huston
Set Up/Clean Up – Terry Cooney
Bulletin – Rachel Kanowsky
Steve Bender of Roseville Rotary announced by his wife Auburn Rotarian Nancy Bender.
Carolyn Metzger introduced guest Eralise Spokely of Oregon State.
Nancy Bender introduced guests Drew and Caitlin Garrison. Drew is in Liquor distribution and Caitlin is in Property management.
Steve Bender in Insurance, Nancy’s husband with Roseville Rotary Club 
FINES by Prez. Rodney
Barry Stigers for leaving his BBQ tickets last meeting, Barry spun for $15
Preston Marx, July 31
Vic Gonnella, July 27
Chris and Sara Packard – married 19 yrs, gifted a Starbucks Card
Don Ales July 31
Rodney – Our club received 5 thank you letters from RYLA kids we sent to camp this year.  The letters are moving. Make no doubt we as Rotarians make an incredible difference in these kid’s lives.
Thank you to Gary Ransom, Richard Hall and Dennis Bennett for all of your work to make RYLA event happen. Dennis will summarize the student letters at our next meeting.
NEXT WEEK’S GUEST SPEAKER – Lucy Coleman, Polar Trek.
Lucy is a local science teacher and a participant in a research program in Antarctica.
PolarTREC is a program that pairs teachers with polar researchers for the purposes of Outreach and Education, as well as providing us teachers with a field research experience in the polar areas.
This coming November-December, she will be going with Dr. Rachael Morgan-Kiss from Miami University to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. 
She will be investigating microbial communities that live in ice covered lakes. 
How do these microbes interact? How will their ecosystem change as the climate warms? 
What is it like to travel to and work in the polar areas?
Fun Committee Fun Event - Last Saturday night the Auburn Ravine Revival (a band that Rod Tompkins, Lori’s husband leads and Preston Marks plays in), performed at the California Club.  
Kathryn Gonzalez, who owns the California Club, sang some songs accompanied by the band. 
They had a good turnout from our Rotary club members.  There was also a good turnout from the local crowd as well.
Prez. Rodney played a video of Catherine singing with the band that evening, great job! 
Betty Bennett – We’re kicking butt on BBQ Sponsorships! And more sponsorships are still available.  If you are interested in sponsoring Rotary BBQ, please contact Betty. 
And a Big Thank You to those businesses and individuals who already signed up to sponsor this year’s BBQ. 
Our special thanks to Don & Kay Whitaker of Ceronix , 
who sponsored the BBQ for $5,000!
Next Week’s Speaker: Lucy Coleman, Polar Trek
Lucy is a local science teacher and participant in a research program in Antartica call PolarTREK.  
This is a program that pairs teachers with Polar researchers for the purpose of Outreach and Education as well as providing teachers with field research experience in the polar regions. Brrrrrr! 
Happy Sad Bucks
Linda Maeding – Happy x2. Linda brought back Australian Rum from her trip, and is excited and grateful to have 2 great grandchildren, and 2 more great grands in the hopper!
Preston Marx – Happy. Thank You to those people who came out Saturday night at the California Club and supported our band. A festive evening with great music.
Jeff Ambrosia – Sad. Jeff tattled on Carolyn, a UCD alum, who thought the UCD fight song, played by Prez. Rodney was California Berkeley’s fight song, oops. Carolyn was fined and spun the wheel for $5.
Richard Hall – Sad. His older daughter’s home is only 100 yds from the Mariposa Oak fire. And Happy. His youngest daughter turns 30 tomorrow.
Steve Galyardt  - Happy. For Catherine’s spirited performance Saturday night.
Betty Bennett – Happy $15. Thank you to Al and Fun committee for a wonderful evening at Catherine’s Club this past Saturday
Sad $5. We had hoped Bruce Lundberg would show up.
Jeff Small - Happy $20. Jeff attended his 40th Hight School Reunion at Alabasus and had a fantastic time.
Jon Fink - Happy, $10. Jennifer, Jon’s wife just found out she is the #4 podcaster in the nation on the topic of Alzheimer’s Disease. 
Sherry Gilbert – Happy. The old man’s club isn’t in the club.
Catherine Russell-McGregor - Happy. She is so pleased and happy to have folks come out to support the California Club and each other. Catherine feels comfortable and blessed to be in Rotary of Auburn 
Patty Park – Happy,$5. Patty attended Comic Con with her granddaughter along with the aquarium and midway and loved it!
Rodney Borges – Happy, $10. Rodney is glad Steve Snyder is back.
Linda Maeding handled the raffle, worth $191 this week. Jody Hale drew the marble, but not the special marble. Raffle rolls over. \
Board/Club Assembly 
Each chair of the board will gave a 3 min elevator speech to the group. Then members gathered around a table topic of their choice and had a conversation with that board member about the upcoming year.
Jon Donlevy – International Service. We focus project develop aware and opportunity see and experience a world through our international organization. How to come up with projects and go experience 7 areas of focus.
Brandee Ambrosia – Community Service/Interest Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday at 5:30 at Canyon View Community Center, please join us.
Our goal is in the next 2 years, to create a two year plan for our club’s community service doing small, big and anything sized in between and to hold them often. 
We aim to be out in community more contributing to projects more.  Your contribution to these plans are vital. Some ideas floated for our consideration.
Work on the Joss house and the Chinese Cemetery
Signage in the American River Canyon.
School house preserve amitheather
Work to Stop Human Trafficking
Adopt a family program
Bus Stop stations, add sub protection.
This Old House - help peole clean things up.
Food Drive 
Blood Drive
Project Here and Now
Richard Hall - Vocational Services  Board Member
This department looks for opportunities of serve society and honor high ethical standard as well as supports respecting all occupations as worthy. Activities in this area of Rotary include the Harold Weaver Award, Student Teacher Award, Employee Award, First Responders Award, Veterans Award. October is Vocation of the Year Month.
Dennis Bennett - Youth Services
We raise money to support our Youth programs for RYE, RYLA, Rotary Regal Scholarships, the Music Competition, Interact Club and more. Join our team!
Nancy Bender - Membership 
We work to bring in new members to our club and keep the current members engaged. We have good looking people on our committee, we look for new members of our club and bring them to our meetings, and if they choose, we assist them in becoming Rotarians. We organize the Fireside Chats. This year our goal is to bring in 10 new members. We have 3 toward that goal so far! 
Dan Gustafson/Linda Maeding – Club Services
We plan the nuts and bolts of our meetings. Some things include working  with our speaker coordinator, club bulletin editors, Facebook website and Club Runner guru’s to keep our electronic presence up to date and relevant.
Fun Committee/Al Lombardo/Betty Bennett
Our name says it all. We put fun in fellowship. We organize the 
Christmas Party, the Demotion Party and other parties. We take care sign ups of the main duties at meetings. Donations, Sunshine. Camping trips like the one in Bishop in September. The Ski Challenge, Trap Shoot and encourage people to attend the district conference. 
Lori Thompkins - Public Image
We are looking for people to write articles for the Auburn Journal, Facebook, etc. We keep our social media presence up to date and relevant. 
End Meeting with the Four Way Test.
Board Meeting after the General Meeting
The board voted yes to accept Drew and Caitlin Garrison as new Red Badge members to Rotary of Auburn. Welcome Drew and Caitlin!
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Nov 01, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
Nov 08, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fireside Chat
Ambrosia's Home
Nov 09, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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
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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Astronomy on Tap
Nov 08, 2022
Commanding US Volunteers America
Nov 15, 2022
Mayor of Auburn
Nov 22, 2022
Placer High School Tennis
Nov 29, 2022
Fighting Fentanyl in Placer County
Dec 06, 2022
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Dec 13, 2022
Holiday Musical Performance
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