We had interesting speakers again this month, learning about WWII in the Pacific, letting children play, the history of cities, and the Albany Library. We also had a visitor from the El Cerrito Club and supported Relay for Life with music and pizza. Another busy month for Albany Rotary.
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In April we had visitors from the Albany – El Cerrito Kiwanis Club, and Everyone Home. Former Assembly Member Nancy Skinner joined us to talk about her experiences in the legislature and member Todd and his wife share photos and stories of their recent trip to Louisiana. We inducted another new member, Mary and awarded Mike another Paul Harris award. Another good month for Albany Rotary.
March proved to be another busy month for Albany Rotary. Our speakers covered material from affordable housing, climate change, Albany ‘s Waterfront, Hawaii’s history, and permaculture landscaping. We welcomed a new member and honored our 2 new Paul Harris Fellows. Our Little League team, the Red Sox, proudly carried their banner with our logo in the center in the parade. We ended the month with a work party at the Albany Children’s Center painting their playhouse and other structures and making a cement pad for the new home of the playhouse.
February was a most interesting month for Rotary. We began the month with Atta Arghandiwal speaking to us about Afganistan. Then we learned about life as the spouse of an Assembly member from Lance Brady. We went to the theater and saw the play our very own Angela Mason is directing. Jean Ellisen told us stories including one about an elephant and a hummingbird. We ending the month learning about Options Recovery Services.
We started the new year off strong. Albany Rotarian Val told us about immigration in Hawaii through the eyes of her grandmother who was a “picture bride”. After a club assembly we returned to having speakers and learned about a project in Guatemala and straw bale homes. The month ended with former Albany High student telling us about life as a staff member for Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Lots more interesting speakers for Rotary in October – artist Tyler Hoare, former Albany Poet Laureate, Christina Hutchins, Kari to tell us about workability, and Ana Marie Jones who made us laugh while sharing important information regarding emergency preparedness. We partnered with the Albany Chamber of Commerce to host a mixer at a local cafe.
August was full of interesting speakers and successes. Mike Lee, the coach of our Little League team came to tell us about the Challenger League and the wonderful season they just completed. Damian Holzapfel – Exchange student from Germany told us about his life in German and about Rotex 1900. Past President Howard showed off our Presidential Citation. Dorothy Herzberg told us of her time in the Peace Corp in Nigeria 1961-1963 and her book called “Me, Madam”. We inducted a new member, Rob at one of our meetings. The month ended with Albany Fire Fighter, James Sanders, speaking to us about “Be the Match” Fire Fighters Challenge.