The Rotary Club of

Ojai Rotary Reminder Newsletter
January 4th, 2019

Suzanne Scar, Editor
January is Vocational Service Month
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. 
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
In the beginning...
President Deirdre Daly rang the bell to commence the meeting, welcomed us to the best Rotary Club she knew and began the second half of her term.
Matt Clements led us in the flag salute and Mike Weaver gave us a thoughtful invocation.  Then we escorted our guests and ourselves to the buffet for a holiday lunch.
President Deirdre began the meeting by thanking Fred Coleman, Bill Prather and Dave Scarlett for setting up the room for our meeting,
Bryant Huber for audio and tech,
Jack Jacobs and Tara Saylor for warmly greeting all of our members and guests,
Mike Malone for the roving mic,
Ren Adams and David Scarlett for manning the front table,
Patricia Anderson and Dave Watson for fining,
Suzanne Scar for serving as our Reminder Editor
and Ginger Case for lunch!
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Our guests this week were Alexia Parks (visiting Rotarian from Boulder, Colorado), Sheila and Judy Cohn, Rolf Muller, and “special guest” Ron Polita.
Bill Prather gave us a listing of the upcoming programs. Many thanks to Bill and his Program Committee for the informative and entertaining programs for the first half of our Rotary year. For upcoming programs, click here.
Don Reed announced the Ed Foundation meeting has been moved to Jan, Tuesday 15 at Café Emporium.
Leslie Bouche announced the International Committee meeting has been moved to Jan 22 at Café Emporium.
Kay Bliss announced that if you would like to see the process of obtaining a grant, there will be a Grants Webinar at her home at 6:00 this Wednesday.  Please call Kay for more information.
Ren Adams announced that there are flyers on the table regarding Recycling at Nordhoff on Jan 19.
Tara Saylor announced a “Social” next Friday at Basic Premise.  For more info, call 804-7615.
Bryant Huber announced the exciting program, “Young Americans”, will be in Ojai next weekend and we still need homes to house the students.  Please call him if you can help.
Tony Thacher played the Irish Poem, Digging, written by Seamus Heaney.  Copies were on the tables and President Deirdre emailed everyone a copy.  For an audio file of the poem in the poet's own voice, click here.
Fine Master, Patricia Anderson, led the way to another outstanding fining session after Sid Cohn and Matt Clements made their confessions.  Questions pertaining to the “Ignoble Awards” rewarded the club $$$ when ½ of the member’s called upon gave wrong answers.
Sid Cohn introduced his daughter, Judy Muller Cohn for a very interesting program.  Judy and her husband, Rolf Muller, run a cancer diagnostic company, Biofluidica.  After a brief history of cancer and their company, Judy showed us how a “chip” they developed could change cancer from a death sentence to a managed chronic disease with early detection.  There is still a way to go, but what an incredible discovery. For more information, click here.
President Deirdre gave us the closing thought for the day written by Michael J. Fox,
   “Medical Science has proven time and time again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure and prevention of disease can occur”
and then rang the bell to signify the end of another great meeting.

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