President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the twelfth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Bonnie Best was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY - Bruce Johnson honoring Dr. Heidi: 
"Open wider." requested Dr. Heidi as she began her examination of Cliff. 
"My Goodness!" Dr. Heidi said startled.
"You've got the biggest cavity I've ever seen - the biggest cavity I've ever seen." 
"OK Dr. Heidi!" replied Cliff.  "I'm scared enough without you saying something like that twice." 
"I didn't !" said Dr. Heidi. "That was the echo."
SINGING WITH CETA - Oops . . . forgotten than Ceta was caught “hiding” behind your Scribe . . . had to be there
VISITORS - TL Bailey introduced:
Sebastian from Germany (guest of Ray Wallace); Erin McGrath, the Assistant Principal at Redwood MSHS and RCHS InterAct Sponsor, and Mike Kady, RCS Director of Advancement and Prospective CV Rotary Member (guests of Bruce Johnson); Karen Diaz (mother of speaker Annie Diaz); Margie Robinson from the CV Rotary Fall Festival Booth (guest of Dr. Heidi), Duane Degner (chauffeur of Virginia); Nona Bellows, Ambassador for CV/Eden Chamber of Commerce (guest of Al West), and Brian Schott, Hayward Rotarian.
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Bill Nott blew the house down with his rousing rendition of the Hello Song . . .  
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) recognized: None today
your personal or contact information to "Jim Negri" <>, 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!
THANK YOU NOTES FOR BACKPACKS - Dr. Heidi read thank you notes from Denise Hohn, Principal of CV Elementary, and Jonathan, a 4th grader from Redwood Christian Schools.
NEW MEMBER NOTIFICATION - John Barbieri, who originally joined Rotary in 1967 sponsored by Owen Smith, is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack . . . welcome home, John!
September 26 - Poker Tournament Committee Meeting - all invited - 12:00 P.M. at Crayon’s    
November 14 - Dynamic Dinner benefitting CV Education Foundation - 6 P.M. - save the date - more information to follow
April 11 - Pancake Putt Putt - save the date - more information to follow . . .
REPEAT - San Leandro Rotary Crab Feed - September 27 at San Leandro Boys Club - $85 per ticket
REPEAT - September 28 - Fall InterAct Conference in San Jose . . . CVHS and RCHS InterAct Clubs will be riding down by bus with Bonnie Best (who else?) on board!  See Bonnie for more information . . . 3000 InterActers all together . . . 
REPEAT - Chinese Rotary Club coming to Fremont as Silicon Valley Chinese Rotary Kick-off meeting is October 4!  See Dr. Heidi for details . . . all are invited and Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang will be present!    $50 per ticket . . . in Palo Alto!
REPEAT - October 11 - Club Night Out - “John Lennon” brought to us by CV Foundation of the Arts
REPEAT - Octoberfest - October 12 - Moose lodge - $20 per person - Evening includes German music, dancing, German dinner . . . 4:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. with Dinner at 6:00 P.M.   See Mathilde Schmidt for details and tickets . . . UPDATE: 130 tickets sold and only thirty (30) left!
REPEAT - Avenue of Service - Oct 15, 2014 - Past President Hafsa encouraged all to attend.  Details available on    UPDATE: Nine (9) CV Rotarians registered so far!
REPEAT - November 17 - Seniors Thanksgiving at Kenneth C. Aitken Center
REPEAT - December 19 - Children’s Christmas Party - UPDATE: CVUSD Adult School was made available to CV Rotary for this wonderful event at no charge (thank you!) . . . the committee had a short meeting afterwards and assignments were given . . . 
REPEAT - Please make Secretary Jim Negri smile by paying your dues statement when you receive it . . . 
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 . . . 
•    The chilicook off shots are at . . . 
•    The Eden photos are at . . . 
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!  
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 . . . 
Also, please remember to visit as these websites that we maintain and are packed with information and lots of pictures
$xx    Carol Wikle - youngest son turned 20 - no more teenagers!  (For those who may not know, Carol’s son is Howard Wikle, running back for Chabot College)
$xx    Dr. Heidi for her precious’s mothers 90th birthday and all the surprises she gave her Mom including a surprise party, having her mothers maid of honor (and friend for 72 years who is 88 years old) go out to dinner with them and, the ultimate, flying in friends of Mom who arrive from Pennsylvania . . . SURPRISE, MOM!
$xx    Ceta Dochterman (Mom) honoring Luc (Son) for his upcoming dramatic role in school play
$10    Bruce Johnson honoring Jim Negri for including Redwood Christian Schools parent in the upcoming training for Safety on the Internet
$xx    Dwight Perry honored his nephew for his golf prowess, including earning back his tournament card!
$xx    Dwight Perry honored and thanked Al West for housing our recent visiting student to CSUEB who is here from Gaza; Ray Wallace added $20 thanking Al
$20    Jim Negri for Bill Mulgrews tremendous leadership on the Fall Festival
PROGRAM - Our twelfth program of President Dr. Heidi’s year was introduced by September Program Chair Bonnie Best on September’s theme of Youth Services Month: Sarah Yi and Annie Diaz, who were sponsored by CV Rotary to attend the 2014 Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at Mission Springs in Santa Cruz.  
Each year, thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program worldwide. Young people, ages 14-17, are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event’s curriculum. This Camp RYLA is sponsored by Rotary District 5170.
High school students from around the Bay Area are selected to attend RYLA for leadership demonstrated at school or in the community. Many, but not all, of our students are a part of their school Interact Clubs. These students receive scholarships to a week long leadership camp where they learn skills about how to become better leaders, build better friendships, and how to actively apply what they have learned at camp to their lives, schools, and communities. 
Quotes like “Definitely NOT camp food” and “Can’t have a voice unless you talk” highlighted a great program by two very talented young ladies.
RYLA aims to: 
    Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth;
    Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
    Encourage leadership of youth by youth; and
    Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
RYLA was officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, and is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. RYLA programs often lead to the formation or strengthening of Rotaract and Interact clubs. RYLA participants often go on to become Youth Exchange students or Ambassadorial Scholars.
Sarah and Annie thanked CV Rotary for sponsoring their trip to camp and shared stories about Sisterhood and Neighborhood, the Goals of RYLA (Grow as a Leader, Get Inspired, Make Connections, and Find Supports), and how they learned what type of leader they were, Ethics (the Branch of knowledge that deals with moral areas) and areas of interest including Speech and Debate and Social Media, The Magic of RYLA, and the Thursday night BBQ, plus two of the key take-a-ways from Camp RYLA 2014: Confidence and Inspiration.
Their presentation proved our investment was a good one in both Sarah and Annie!
More information about Camp RYLA is . . .

LOOKING FOR THE MOLAR WITH THE GOLD GLITTER FILLING DONE “JUST FOR US” BY DR. HEIDI - Sarah Yi reached into the ticket container and pulled out Ray Wallace’s ticket, who then had a chance to win $28 with 19 marbles in the bag.  Then Ray reached into the bag searching for the white molar free from decay with golden sprinkles and pulled out a decayed tooth, and had to pay $5.00!  Had he pulled out a healthy tooth, he would have won $5.  He did not . . . 
Upcoming meetings:
Sep 30, 2014    Jennifer Pletcher, Castro Valley Education Foundation
Jan 13, 2015    Club Speech Contest, Club Speech Contest
Feb 03, 2015    Larry Jacobson - Award Winning Author: Navigating Leadership for Entrepreneurs
Feb 10, 2015    Galin Luk - Marine (there are no former or retired Marines) & Litigation Attorney - Marin training and "poetic" court room cases
Feb 17, 2015    Allart Ligtenberg - Los Altos Rotary - Water, Health, Hunger & Solar
See more at:

Speaker Chairs and Monthly Themes:
September:      Bonnie Best, Youth Services Month
October:     Chris Appleton, Vocational Service Month
November:     Mark Poniatowski, Rotary Foundation Month
December:     Bill Nott,  Family of Rotary Month
January:    Dwight Perry,  Rotary Awareness Month
February:      Hafsa Burt,  World Understanding Month
March:      Jim Negri,  Literacy Month
April:          Cliff Sherwood,  Magazine Month
May:          Randy Vanderbilt,  Community Service Month
June:          Bernie Kempen:  Rotary Fellowship Month
Oct 15        Avenues of Service - Save the Date (Blue Badge requirement for Red Badgers)
Nov 17        Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors!  Save the Date!