The meeting was brought to order at 12:30pm by President Nicholas Welzenbach.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Michelle Myers-Nelson.
Dan Snyder provided our Inspiration. Dan shared a story with us about a recent cross-country trip he took with his daughter to look at colleges. Along the way they met many helpful and very nice people. A simple reminder that even during this chaotic time we find our world in today, there are also a lot of positives out there too. 
Lydia Norcia introduced her sister, Felicia Siggens who is visiting from Boston. She also introduced Fabio Giannetti whom she met at our recent Happy Hour at Rootstock Winebar.
Randy Cobb introduced his friend Jimmie Jost who is visiting from Germany.
Avis LeGrone introduced her friend Kathleen Froess.
Song of the Week:
‘In the Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins, suggested by Anjana Bose.


Lloyd E. Grant passed away on April 21, 2022. Lloyd had 37 years of service with Rotary. The Club joined together in a moment of silence to honor and remember Lloyd.
Nicholas thanked the numerous people who helped to make Sammy L. Davis’ presentation with the Club last week a success: Meghan Burton, Lisa Cheskin, Michelle Myers-Nelson, Randy Cobb and his wife Kathie Benko, Doug Brent, Gregg Butterfield, Mike Frangadakis, Ed Stahl, Andrew Stearns, Mike Norcia and especially Ron Cassell.
Thank you Randy and Kathie for the awesome balloon-dog hard boiled eggs for the St. Luke’s food delivery this week.
The District 5170 Conference was this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who attended including Terri Trotter, Tina Orsi-Hartigan and Avis LaGrone. We are hoping for more representation from our Club next year.
Nicholas read a thank-you note from Riley Barr and his wife Felicia thanking the Club for their gift to them of the ‘Baby’s First Library’ basket of books for their soon-to-be first child.
The Family BBQ will take place on May 20th at Oak Meadow Park at 5:00pm. Family and guests are welcome. Keep an eye out from more information and sign-ups from Tina Orsi-Hartigan.
The Club is collecting books for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Little Libraries programs. The age ranges for the books are: 0-3yrs, 3yrs-6yrs, 6yrs-8yrs and 8yrs-12yrs.
Basketball Auction: John Pencer broke out his auctioneering skills to auction off a basketball signed by retired professional basketball player, Vlade Divac. Vlade was a presenter at our recent District Convention where he spoke about his peace center in Serbia. A spirited rivalry ensued between Dan Snyder and Kent Cooper with Kent coming out on top with the winning bid of $400. The money will be donated to Shelter Box.
Blue Badge:
Congratulations to Erin Hartnett on receiving her Blue Badge. Welcome, Erin!
Rotarian Anniversaries:
  • Riley Barr, 4 years
  • Dan Snyder, 9 years
  • Lydia Norcia, 18 years
  • Andrew Stearns, 26 years
20 for 20:
Nicholas gave $40, $20 for each of his two family members who currently have a broken foot; his wife and his son!
Mike Norcia introduced CT Harris from Christie’s International Sereno. Christie’s International Sereno is the title sponsor of this year’s Great Race and CT presented Mike with a check for $15,000!
The Great Race:
Mike Norcia gave an update on how the planning for the Great Race is going. The race is scheduled for this coming Sunday, May 1. We are expecting 600 – 700 runners. You can still sign-up to volunteer on the website. Men’s and women’s race t-shirts are available for $15 each.

Service Project: 

Club members donated and packaged up essential kitchen items to be delivered to Jewish Family Services for their Refugee Resettlement Program. We ended up filling 30 reusable grocery bags, each with foil, plastic wrap, Ziploc bags, dish soap, sponges, kitchen towels and hot pads for resettled families. Thank you to everyone who donated and to Rachelle Lopp, Suzanne Boxer-Gassman and Meghan Burton for coordinating the project.
Nicholas closed the meeting at 1:30pm.