Recognitions – September 23, 2016

Phyllis Corliss travels for a living, running a tour business.  She has visited over 200 countries, so Finemaster Bob was sure she would know all about the Eiffel Tower, having visited it many times.  Although Phyllis assured him that she had “so many facts in my mind,” she didn’t correctly answer his questions:  When was the Eiffel Tower built? – 1889.  Why was it built? – For the World’s Fair.  It was the tallest man-made structure in the world when it was built.  What had been the tallest before it? – Washington Monument.  What replaced it? – Chrylser Building.  Phyllis didn’t earn a fine reduction with correct answers, so she was fined $50.

A blue ribbon at the Los Angeles County Fair cost Pat Barnes $50.  He won the ribbon with a cross-stitched Christmas stocking that he made for his youngest grandson.

Even though Mike Hoey hasn’t golfed lately, he was still fined $50 for listening to Finemaster Bob’s groaner of a golf joke.  Suffice it to say it involved a skydiving blind golfer and his guide dog … who became the early warning system of the approaching ground at the end of the skydive … groan.

Announcement at meeting of 09/23/2016 by Pat Barnes

  1.  Rotary Movie Night and Social is scheduled for Wednesday 09/28/2016.   At 5:00 P.M. there will be cocktails and appetizers at Craft Hill Bar (formally the Sow House and before that Cafe Opera), located at the corner of Myrtle & Palm just north of the Krikorian Theater.  Food and drinks are on your own.  The movie “The Magnificent Seven” will start at 6:30 P.M. with the cost for the movie tickets at $8 per person.
  2. Monday Night Football is scheduled for 10/10/2016 at Paul K’s house, located at 1328 Rodeo Road, Arcadia, CA 91006.  It will be the Buccaneers vs. the Panthers.  The festivities start at 5:00 P.M. The cost is $20 per person which I believe includes food and drinks.
  3.   There will be a walkathon for Diabetes at the Rose Bowl on 10/30/2016.
  4.  Arcadia Rotary is helping to sponsor a Wine Tasting at the Arcadia Woman’s Club on 10/22/2016 from 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. with the proceeds to be used for battered women and children.
  5. Aaron Rose, who is the President of the Arcadia Chinese Association, announced that the association’s annual dinner will be on 11/12/2016 at 5:30 P.M. at the Double Tree Hotel in Monrovia.  He will be selling tickets for the event.
  6. The District Peace Conference will be held on 10/01/2016 at the Bonita Performing Arts Center in San Dimas, CA.  Anyone interested in attending can register on line.
  7. Rotary International’s Convention will be held 06/10/2017 through 06/14/2017 in Atlanta, GA.  Frank Griffith said that the club is reserving a block of rooms at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta at $239/night.  Let Frank Griffith or Brad Miller know if you planning on attending the convention.
  8. Gil Stromsoe presented Phyllis Corliss with her Paul Harris + 5 pin for donations to the International Rotary Foundation.  Congratulations Phyllis.
  9. Keith Brown gave the club an update on the condition of Mary Anne and Brian Cogbill after their accident.  They just moved back home from the hospital and need you prayers and encouragement.
  10. The club meeting on 10/07/2016 will be at Coco’s and the meeting on 10/14/2016 will be an evening meeting at Matt Denny’s.  Please note Embassy Suite’s will be dark on those dates.
  11.  The Club’s Partners are having Octoberfest on Sunday 10/23/2016 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the home of Mike and Paula Real. Located at 1401 Oak Meadow Road, Arcadia, CA 91006.  The cost is $15 per person.  Please RSVP to Jennifer Oyoung at 172 W. Pomona Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016.  This is the annual Red  Badger Welcome Party and hopefully all of the Red Badger’s will show up in force.  It is always a fun event.  There will be plenty of beer, brauts, music and most of all “fun”.

Announcements for September 16, 2016

-October 23 will be the Red Badgers event at the Real’s house. More information to follow.

-Monday Night Football Event October 10th, 2016! As usual, it will be at the Kalemkiarian palazzo. Please sign up at the club meeting to let the organizers know the number for planning.

-September 28,2016 – Movie Night with Imy Dulake to see her Nephew’s Movie, The Magnificent 7. Heavily advertised, with plenty of big names. Tickets are $8 per person. Let Imy or John Wilson know if you can attend.

-The Breeders’ Cup will return to Santa Anita on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, the 5th. There will be a Fan’s Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd. Santa Anita is looking for 300 volunteers to work at the event. If you can help, please contact Katlyn at 626-574-6350, or go to their website, breederscup.com/groups.

– Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Make a Difference! For the battered women with children. Hors d’oeuvres, music, art, silent auction. At the Arcadia Women’s Club, October 22, 2016, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. Francine Chiu needs silent auction items and food.

– Fort Rotary – This wonderful structure, built by Arcadia Rotary in 2003 is in disrepair. Please volunteer for the work party, to do some painting, drywall repair, etc, in October.

-Taste of Arcadia, Monday, Sept. 26th. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, please contact Gil Stromsoe or Karen MacNair. They are two for $60.

-Our Friday meeting on Oct. 7th will be held at Coco’s, corner of Colorado Blvd. and Michillinda. Our room will be open at 11:30. On Oct. 14th we will meet at Matt Denny’s for dinner at 6 PM. We will be dark at the Embassy Suites. Contact Pat Dolphin for more information.

-Rotary International Convention, June 10-14,2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Brad Miller has secured 15 rooms at the Ritz-Carlton for $250 per night. Please contact Brad if you can attend.

-The Corazon house building project in Mexico will be Oct. 14th. Dick Martinez has all the details. Please contact him if you are interested in participating, or go the the District’s website for more information.

Recognitions – September 9, 2016

The theme for the day’s recognitions was “Where did you go on vacation?”  Finemaster Bob Harbicht called on Pat Barnes first.  Pat and Barbara Lynn were traveling for eight and a half weeks, driving 7,406 miles in their RV.  The farthest away they traveled was Highway 70 in Maryland, visiting their daughter and family in Pennsylvania along the way.  Finemaster Bob enlisted Jim Rider’s help to calculate the fine using “Rider Math,” resulting in a fine of $110 for Pat.

Next, Kathy Ellison was recognized for sending strippers down to help with the Rotary Amigos project in Mexico.  Although, Dick Martinez agreed that “what happens in Tijuana, stays in Tijuana,” Kathy admitted that she actually sent electrical wire strippers from her electrical wholesale business and she was fined $50.

Larry Callaham and his wife were also gone for eight weeks, visiting their daughter and family in Iowa.  They drove there and back, logging many miles and earning a $50 fine.

Not to be outdone, Brian Hall was also in the Midwest for five days – Michigan and Chicago, specifically — attending his nephew’s wedding.  He was also fined $50.

Although Dick Martinez didn’t leave town, he did attend the opening USC football game against Alabama.  They had a great tailgate party with friends and their son, but as soon as the first quarter was over, the nightmare began.  In sympathy, Dick was not fined; attending the game was deemed to be punishment enough.

Tony Parrille celebrated his birthday a couple weeks ago … in Maui.  He said he just needed to use up his air miles and he likes to travel west, but he was still fined $50.

Finally, Erich Rail and his son rode 250 miles on bicycles in South Dakota, visiting, among other spots, the George S. Mickelson Trailhead near Deadwood, railroad tracks turned into a bike trail.  According to Finemaster Bob, who met Erich on a bicycle trip years ago, he is good at finding refreshment spots along the way, so Erich was fined $75.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, for Friday, September 9, 2016

-Bob Harbicht announced that he has been in communications with the City of Arcadia and Los Angeles County regarding the Fountain on the corner of Santa Anita and Huntington Drive.  The County has sent a check for $1,830.00 to  fix  the fountain. (tiles, maintenance). Thank you, Bob, for  getting the ball rolling

-Monday Night Football Event October 10th, 2016! As usual, it will be at the Kalemkiarian, palazzo. Please sign up at the club meeting, to let the organizers know the number for planning.

-September 28,2016 – Movie Night with Imy Dulake to see her Nephew’s Movie, The Magnificent 7.  Heavily advertised, with plenty of big names.

– Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Make a Difference! For the battered women with children. Hors d’oeuvres, music, art, silent auction.  At the Arcadia Women’s Club, October 22, 2016, 2:30 PM to  5:30 PM. $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. Francine Chiu needs silent auction items and food.

– Fort Rotary – This wonderful structure, built by Arcadia Rotary in 2003 is in disrepair.  Please volunteer for the work party, to do some painting, drywall repair, etc, in October.

Arcadia Rotary History

The first meeting of the Arcadia Rotary Club took place October 7, 1927. Shortly thereafter the charter presentation was held at the Santa Anita Riding and Hunt Club. District Governor Almon E. Roth was there to make the presentation. All the Monrovia Club, Arcadia city officials and delegations from 14 other clubs were on hand for the celebration. Attendance was nearly 225, admittedly quite a gathering for those days. Some thrifty planning resulted in a net profit to the club of $84.85 from the event.

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