PROGRAM - Today’s program was presented by our very own KJ Page. Her topic was Medical Marijuana. She began by giving us some statistics: Roughly 9%, or 1 out of 11, who use recreational marijuana will develop an addiction syndrome; the figure increases to 17% or 1 our of 6, who begin to use it in their early teens. This compares with lifetime prevalence rates of 32% for nicotine, 23% for heroin, 17% for cocaine, and 15% for alcohol.

KJ presented information for "Demystifying Cannabis"...
 

LESLIE ROTHWELL UPDATE - Follow Leslie’s recovery on CaringBridge.org . . . inspiring to watch her progress! It was wonderful to see her in person at our meeting today! Welcome back Leslie!

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, and Terry Lee Bailey was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Margie Ramos - "What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." Oscar Wilde

SINGING WITH CETA – “Puff the magic dragon” 

VISITORS – Sean Reinhart, member of Hayward Rotary; Roland Williams is one of our members but we haven't seen him in a long time!

SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG – The Dynamic Duo (Ben Gurule and Dan Willits) led us! Ben began by asking all past presidents of the club to stand and be recognized.

DOUBLE SUSTAINER PINS PRESENTED TODAY – none

PAUL HARRIS AWARD – none

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

GETTING TO KNOW OUR FELLOW CV ROTARIANS - none

LIVE UPDATE FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION - none

IMPORTANT PAST AND FUTURE EVENTS AS CV ROTARY CLUB SERVES OUR COMMUNITY - Stay posted!

BLUE BADGERS - None today

RED BADGERS (NEW MEMBERS) - None today

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)

June 17 – BADA BING! – 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the Ristorante di Palermo, 22532 Foothill Blvd, Hayward - a mixer sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley and F.U.N. Sunset, join the fun and bring friends/prospective members -- see attachment

June 20 – "Meet Local Authors" at the Castro Valley Library . . . see attached!

June 23 – Dr. Heidi’s Demotion/Extraction at Rowell Ranch - 5:30 to 8:00 PM, contact Bill Nott to let him know you plan to attend

June 30 – We will not have a meeting, it's a Rotary holiday.

July 7 – First meeting for our new president Kern Lewis, and new location for our meeting at Redwood Canyon Golf Course, formerly Willow Park.

REPEAT - Ceta Dochterman asked for ideas and help to buy and store a trailer for the Boy Scouts.

BUY A TOOTH FROM THE REAL TOOTH FAIRY - DR. HEIDI! $5 each and you may win a special prize! Funds go to Rotary Foundation.

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 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

JEFF MOORE - ALAMEDA COUNTY PLANNING UPDATE - none today

RECOGNITIONS
‚Äč$40 Dan Willits for his birthday (he's one of our younger members!)

PAYING IT FORWARD
$20 Ben Gurule was impressed by the people who spoke at CVUSD Superintendent Jim Negri’s Retirement Celebration June 8
$300 Jim Negri counted how many attended the celebration on June 8th, he multiplied 15 times 20 and is giving that amount to The Rotary Foundation.
$10 KJ Page thanked Bob Shayler for helping her set up for her presentation, and $10 to thank Bernie Kempen for finding a date for her to speak

KJ Page brought travel supplies and gave them to Margie Ramos. KJ reminded all of us how easy it is to do this, and it keeps our cupboards clean of these unused supplies!

PROGRAM - Today’s program was presented by our very own KJ Page. Her topic was Medical Marijuana. She began by giving us some statistics: Roughly 9%, or 1 out of 11, who use recreational marijuana will develop an addiction syndrome; the figure increases to 17% or 1 our of 6, who begin to use it in their early teens. This compares with lifetime prevalence rates of 32% for nicotine, 23% for heroin, 17% for cocaine, and 15% for alcohol.

KJ presented information for "Demystifying Cannabis".

Interesting facts:

  • The original classification of Cannabis indica was made by French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1785.
  • Cannabis was illustrated in Köhler's book of medicinal plants in 1897.
  • February 2015, a PubMed search for scientific journal articles published in the last 20 years containing the word "cannabis" revealed 8,637 results. Add the word "cannabinoid," and the results increase to 20,991 articles. That's an average of more than two scientific publications per day over the last 20 years! These numbers not only illustrate the present scientific interest and financial investment in understanding more about cannabis and its components, but they also emphasize the need for high quality reviews and summaries.
  • From Sacred plant to evil weed in only 6,000 years!!!

KJ shared that in 1902 Thomas Edison said, "There were never so many able, active minds at work on the problems of disease as now, and all their discoveries are tending toward the simple truth that you can't improve on nature."

The organization Americans for Safe Access has produced an excellent and informative guide to the various state laws regarding medical cannabis, "Medical Marijuana Access In The US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws," available as a free download from their website www.safeaccessnow.org.
See more at: www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Medicinal_Cannabis#Diabetes

A number of medical organizations have endorsed reclassification of marijuana to allow for further study. These include, but are not limited to:
The American Medical Association
The American College of Physicians – America's second largest physicians group
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – America's second largest cancer charity

LOOKING FOR THE MOLAR WITH THE GOLD GLITTER FILLING DONE “JUST FOR US” BY DR. HEIDI, and with $81 and 12 teeth in the bag, Bonnie Best’s ticket was drawn and she reached in and . . . won $5 for pulling a cavity-free tooth!

Upcoming meetings:
June 16 - Castro Valley Matters (Dr Heidi's last meeting as our club president!)

Speaker Chairs and Monthly Themes:
June: Bernie Kempen: Rotary Fellowship Month