Life?PROGRAM - Today’s program was John Rosenberg from Compassion and Choices. It is an organization that is working on End-of-Life rights. The presentation was informative and provided for a lot of lively discussion.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Bruce Johnson - complete the three sayings below like you are a six year old (answers at the bottom):
An Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
VISITORS – Ruby Tuchyner (Dawn Ortiz sister-in-law), “Surfin” Tommy Gee (Hawaii Rotary), Douglas Deinhatshall (Hayward Rotary)
 
LESLIE ROTHWELL UPDATE - Follow Leslie’s recovery on CaringBridge.org . . . inspiring to watch her progress!
NOTE: This week’s Castro Valley Rotary COG will be posted on www.castrovalleyrotary.org by Ken O-Donnell. Blessings!
PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A SMILE"
(Per our President, we will be Brush up on your Rotary knowledge, Fill a need in Community and International Service, Drill Down deep in your heart for Peace in the World and many more that your Scribe failed to record!)
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY" (Think Chinese Lantern as Incoming International President Gary Huang is Chinese from Taiwan)
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NOTE: Bold writing is specific to today’s meeting. Non-bold is important information shared before or no report.
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, announced it was two days after Paul Harris’ 145th Birthday (1868-1947) plus Kindergarten and Librarian Day. Bill Nott was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Bruce Johnson - complete the three sayings below like you are a six year old (answers at the bottom):
An Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
Don't change horses . . .
Strike while the bug . . .
It's always darkest . . .
until they stop running.
is close.
before Daylight Saving Time
SINGING WITH CETA – We were all so depressed with her absence that we chose not to sing . . . Come Back, Ceta!
VISITORS – Ruby Tuchyner (Dawn Ortiz sister-in-law), “Surfin” Tommy Gee (Hawaii Rotary), Douglas Deinhatshall (Hayward Rotary)
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG – Dan Willits and Mark Poniatowski were a great duet.
*REPEAT - WE MADE IT! You can still participate until end of this Rotary year!  “30 30 to End Polio.”  Please make Checks payable to TRF (The Rotary Foundation) with a note in the memo line that it is for Polio Plus and give to Dwight Perry.  Thank you in advance! 
PRESENTATIONS OF GRANTS - One of the things we enjoy most at our Club is giving away money to deserving programs within our community! Today’s organization(s).
REGULAR REMINDERS
UPDATE YOUR CLUB INFORMATION - SEE SECRETARY JIM NEGRI - Please email him any changes in your personal or contact information to "Jim Negri" <jnegri@cv.k12.ca.us>, as soon as they occur . . . thanks
CLUB ATTENDANCE - Be sure to let our Club Secretary Jim Negri whenever you attend any meetings associated with our Club so that they can be properly recorded . . . let’s keep him informed!
ANNOUNCEMENTS        (*NEW OR MODIFIED)
REPEAT - Alan West announced that we need a new member of the Endowment Board, so that selections can be made for scholarships. Bill Nott was nominated and unanimously voted to be the new member of the Endowment Board.
*HELP SEND STACY VIVI PHAN, SAN LEANDRO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND NEWLY ELECTED DISTRICT 5170 INTERACT GOVERNOR (there are 6000 InterAct members in District 5170!) TO ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN BRAZIL!  See attached flyer for the list of items that you could win! If you wish to purchase tickets, please email Stacy at Stacyviviphan@yahoo.com and you will get your tickets delivered to you!
REPEAT - Ceta Dochterman asked for ideas and help to buy and store a trailer for the Boy Scouts.
REPEAT - Mother’s Day cards to benefit Polio Plus – We continue to sell Mother’s Day Cards, proceeds go to The Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus and get matched by Bill Gates. Kern Lewis sold several at our meeting today. Get them before Mother’s Day! $10 gets you a great card and is tripled by Bill Gates providing 16 inoculations against Polio! What a deal!
BUY A TOOTH FROM THE REAL TOOTH FAIRY - DR. HEIDI! $5 each and you may win a special prize! Funds go to Rotary Foundation.
MAY 8 - Chili Cook-off - Randy Vanderbilt, Chair - Please contact Randy to volunteer, and he would like more chili cookers. Registration is now available on line at www.cvchilicookoff.com. . . Next Meeting, Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm at Dan Willits' office (Direct Sales Floors Carpet One, 2973 Castro Valley Boulevard • Castro Valley, CA 94546).
MAY 9 - Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade - encourage people to get into the parade and contact Bill Nott for info at nottstem@gmail.com. . . Bill Nott announced we are continuing our search for entries into our parade.
REMINDERS
Contact Bonnie Best for CV Rotary Website training!          Bonnie@bbest.com
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITHIN CASTRO VALLEY ROTARY AND IN CASTRO VALLEY?
For some of the absolute best pictures of our activities, please thank Gary Bosley for his hard work as he has captured many of our events for us. 
The FESCO pix are at fesco.shutterfly.com . . .
The chilicook off shots are at ChiliCookOff2014.shutterfly.com . . .
The Eden photos are at edenwaterfall.shutterfly.com . . .
the great thing is that no special access is required on either site -- people just go to the URL (or cut and paste them in in search box) and click on one of the small photos.  The photos enlarge.  Thanks, Gary!
Please also visit www.facebook.com/castrovalleytv often as Robert Sousa of the CV Forum posts some great video footage of Castro Valley events!  In case you missed the big Chili Cook Off or Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade, Robert has posted about five minutes of video coverage of the weekend's events.  Go now to www.facebook.com/castrovalleytv . . .
Also, please remember to visit www.castrovalleyrotary.org often and also www.rowellranchrodeoparade.com as these websites that we maintain and are packed with information and lots of pictures
5170 DISTRICT CONFERENCE WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! Dr. Heidi shared some stories and ideas.
RECOGNITIONS
‚Äč$15 Bill Nott recognized himself for losing 15 pounds in last month! Well done!
$25 KJ Page and Hubby Thomas are celebrating their anniversary!
PAYING IT FORWARD
$20 Dan Willits paid it forward for Dwight Perry and those who worked with him to provide an outstanding Golf Tournament Thursday, April 9th!
$xx Dwight Perry recognized John Aufdermauer, Alan West, Bonnie Best and Margie Ramos for their assistance with the District Conference Golf Tournament.
$50 Bob Shayler for a successful operation on his esophagus celebrated his doctors plus Bill Nott for stepping in and handling Bob’s duties during his absence.
PROGRAM - Today’s program was John Rosenberg from Compassion and Choices. It is an organization that is working on End-of-Life rights. The presentation was informative and provided for a lot of lively discussion.
LOOKING FOR THE MOLAR WITH THE GOLD GLITTER FILLING DONE “JUST FOR US” BY DR. HEIDI, and with $34 and 18 teeth in the bag, KJ Page’s ticket was drawn and she reached in and . . . won $5!
Upcoming meetings:
April 28   Club Strategic Plan Update
Speaker Chairs and Monthly Themes:
April:   Cliff Sherwood,  Magazine Month
May:   Randy Vanderbilt,  Community Service Month
June:  Bernie Kempen:  Rotary Fellowship Month