Posted by Leonard Shonka on Aug 18, 2017
Weekly Morning Meeting
August 18, 2017
Oakmont Country Club
  1. The Meeting was called to order by President Elect Peggy Smith
  2. Meeting Roles
  • Greeter - Angelo Cirrincione
  • Pledge of Allegiance - Yvette Davis 
  • Cashier - Irene Keller
  • Inspiration - Cody Smith
  • 4-Way Test - Zainul Abedin
  1. Announcements
  • Invitations to the Wine Tasting Fundraiser on September 14 were placed on the tables. The cost is $50 and the event is open to all people.
  • Zaven Kazazian recently had knee surgery. The club was encouraged to send Zaven a text message wishing him well.
  • Richard Diradourian was welcomed back to the club after his surgery.
  • August 26 is the Rotary District Picnic.
    • The Club needs volunteers to help paint the boat, called "Ship happens".
    • Eric Hamilton to release details later about the painting party.
  • October 5 is the Glendale State of the Schools Address. Volunteers are needed to help run the event.
    • Volunteers will need to be at the venue by 6:15am. A sign up sheet and further details will be sent on a later date.
  • Anita Wallace shared photos of her recent trip to the orphanage, Estado 29.
    • All are encouraged to go in the future.
  • Jay Saltzman, our district governor, announced the PRLS program.
    • Program meant to teach leadership and public speaking skills for Rotarians
    • To be held on September 9 from 8-11am in Northridge
  1. The Sergeant-At-Arms, Jeanett Cordon, oversaw the collection of fines and acknowledgements
  2. Sharon Townsend introduced the speaker, Glendale Police Chief Officer Robert Castro
  • Talked about the successes and problems facing the Glendale Police department
    • Continued cooperation with the Glendale Fire Department
    • 40 officers are now officially licensed Emergency Medical Technicians.
    • The Creation of a Homeless Outreach Team
    • Cooperation with Federal departments such as ICE
    • Increase of violent crimes and assaults against police officers in the past 3 years.
  • Mentioned the effects of California Propositions 47 and 57
  1. Sergeant-at-Arms Jeanett Cordon oversaw the opportunity drawings
  2. President Elect Peggy Smith adjourned the meeting