This Week at Rotary
 
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
July 22, 2021
HOLIDAY CENTER BALLROOM
(Also Via Zoom)
Plated Meal Served
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
Bill Tobin
ShelterBox USA
 
ShelterBox
Responding to Disaster and Conflict
 
As the COVID disaster locked down the world in the spring of 2020, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko declared: “ShelterBox has a vitally important part to play in the global response!” From humble origins as a Rotary Club’s millennial project to the official partner of Rotary International for disaster relief, ShelterBox has reached over 2,000,000 people who have been displaced by disaster or conflict.
 
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
 
Seventy Rotarians and their guests enjoyed the hospitality and gardens at the home of Betty George.  The evening skies were sunny with a great view of the bay as you wandered through the extensive gardens she has been cultivating since 2007.
 
Fellow artist Edie Michalski with Betty Gorge
 
Those who arrived just before the official event start time of 5:00 p.m. watched the 1,014 foot Paul R. Tregurtha glide across the bay toward the raised Ariel Lift Bridge.  All others were “bridged” for an extended period.  Past District Governor Earl Rogers along with Judy was able to make it once the bridge was down.
 
Heads turned when both boat and bridge horns sounded
 
Paul Helstrom (Buffy) with President-Elect Barb Perrella - 
Renee Mattson providing direction to the libation
 
Great food and great fellowship.  You could sense the return of energy as we were able to gather.  There was no program.  There were no announcements.