Posted by Editor: FDBobko
December 16, 2021 
Danielle Lallement, Governor of District 5051 
Article by Steve Wilson
Photos by Liz Schuck
This was our last meeting of 2021.  It was sure great to see everyone in person again.  Here's hoping that 2022 brings us back to the library again, sooner rather than later. We met at IOOF Hall today courtesy of our IOOF host Marty Steiger (thank you, Marty!) 
This was our annual District Governor meeting, and we were joined by our remarkable DG Danielle Lallement (sp?) of San Francisco Evening Club, as well as members of her royal court:  Ass't DG Shari and Steve Wright, who can't seem to really retire since he now has the job of directing Polio Plus for this District. Assistant DG Shari introduced Danielle, whose day job (as if Rotary isn't enough) is directing two ICU wards for UCSF Hospital at two different campuses.  Danielle joined Rotary in Sparks, NV and was amazed when it turned out to be very different than her imagined Rotary.  She moved to the Bay Area, and since joining the new SF Evening Club has fast-tracked through a number of  prestigious Rotary assignments, most related to Rotary outreach to young professionals.
Much of Danielle's presentation was devoted to the point that Rotary really makes a difference in the quality of life in communities it serves, including ours.  She provided a moving account of healthcare service during the pandemic, and how the dedication of healthcare workers and volunteer organizations has strengthened communities during the past two years.  Danielle reminded us that April 9 is Rotary's Day of Service, and that all clubs will participate (mark your calendar).



Club Meeting - December 16 , 2021 
Pledge of Allegiance - President Joe convened us and led us in the pledge.
Inspirational Thought - Rose S. offered words of wisdom as an invocation, which were some thoughts about the Holidays.  Rose then presented a limerick to Joe. 


Special Rotary Recognition - White Hat Society Membership

EJ and Rose Dieterle were specially honored for reaching a benchmark in Rotary giving - The White Hat Society.  The White Hat Society was formed in September 2004 at the Rotary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona to promote regular, significant, annual giving to the Rotary Foundation. In May 2021, White Hat donations to the Foundation exceeded $6,000,000 US, with more than 400 members.

Membership in this Society requires a donation to the Rotary Foundation of $5,000 US in a single Rotary year. Members receive a White Hat Certificate, a White Hat pin marked with a Southwestern Concho provided at no cost by Russell-Hampton, an email subscription to the White Hat newsletter, and an invitation to the annual White Hat celebration held in major cities around the world.

RI Paul Harris Recognition

Mary Rogren was recognized for reaching the next Paul Harris benchmark. 

Paul Wrubel pitched Rotary direct and noted that many of us had fallen off the RD participation roster.    We are encouraged to be sure we are signed up and that our credit card registered for the program is current
Kevin announced that five "little libraries" (a club-funded project) were being installed at Hatch School and Frenchman's Creek.
Happy/Crappy News yescrying
Larkin Evans told us that our sponsored student Emma Tobin has returned from England where she had been studying. 
Ginger pitched Barterra Winery as a holiday shopping option.
Rosi's New Mexico grandson is enrolling at Santa Clara U., so she will see him more often. 
Larkin acknowledged Joaquin Jimenez' efforts in pulling 11 people out of a flooding situation in Pacifica.
Pres. Joe's Weekly 'States of the Union Quiz - ​​​​​​​On hiatus this week.
Marble Game cryingsurprisewink
Marble drawing participation was light, but Ralph and Kevin split the white marble prize!
Coming Events
Next meeting is January 6, hopefully at the library, but if not then at IOOF again  Stay tuned for more on that.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Rotarians, their families and the Coastside community we love to serve!