Pres. John's first meeting
Our new president, John Mathews, began his year, not with a club assembly telling us his plans for the year, but with a craft talk so we could get to know him better. We all know him as a general contractor and head of the Solvang Festival Theater. But in an earlier life, John was not only an actor and taught acting for many years after studying with Lee Strasberg. John asks "We already have a great club. How are we going to do better?"
Past president Steve gave past president Ron his "actual" plaque and past president pin as they had not arrived in time for the demotion party presentation.
Past president Ron will head a committee to plan a 15th anniversary celebration in January.
The Solvang Senior Center will be dedicating the Tai Chi Garden on Tuesday, 7/19 at 5:00pm. All Rotarians who worked on the project are asked to attend.
Dues of $150 for the new year are now payable. Please drop off a check at the next meeting you attend and save Brendan having to chase you down for payment.
Be sure to check Meeting Responsibilities in the right hand column (at the bottom if your on your phone) to see if you are scheduled for something.
New Foundation Board members
At the annual meeting of members of our foundation on June 27, Dean Davidge, Randal Day and Susan Marek-Dullea were elected to the board. They join Judy Canby, Brendan Doherty, Jim Lohnas and Gabi Robbins who continue on as directors. The board will meet this Thursday, 7/14 at 4:45 at the Grange to elect officers for the next year.