Meeting Notes from March 4, 2021
President Monika Reyes opened the March 4th ZOOM meeting at 7 pm.  This meeting was our annual Youth Speech Contest.
Guests included Assistant Governor Sherie Tobin, Susan Posner (Speech and Debate Teacher at Folsom High School), and the families of the speech contestants.  Kevin George, brother of one of the contestants, joined us from his university to hear his brother's speech.  Kevin was our speech contest winner in 2016 and came in third at the District Conference.
Bob Mange told us that the speech contest is based on the RI International President's theme.  The theme for 2020/2021 is "Rotary Opens Opportunities".  The theme for the speech was "How the Year 2020 Opened Opportunities for Us."  Bob reminded us of the rules for the speech contest, introduced the 3 finalists by number, and said they would be properly introduced after the speeches.  
Between speeches, President Monika made announcements.  She thanked Rotarians for attending Rich Pepin's "Fort Building Project", unpacking the dictionaries and putting labels in each of them.  She also announced that 90 participants were on ZOOM for the 26th Annual Dave West Partnerships for Tomorrow Leadership Conference on March 1.  Thanks to all Rotarians and volunteers who made this a successful event.
After the speeches, each contestant introduced themselves, told us of their plans after graduation, and introduced their families.
The winner of the speech contest was Mariya Thomas, FHS Junior, who won $200 and will represent us at the Area Contest.  First runner-up was Alexa Demarce, FHS Senior, who won $100.  Second runner-up was Joel George, FHS Junior, who won $50.
Bob thanked the judges, timekeeper, and teller for helping with the speech contest.  Judges were Ken Stuart, Garry Parlier, and Vicki Bencken.  Dave Bolt was the teller and Jim Padgett was the timekeeper.
President Monika reminded the members to help at the Powerhouse project which was on Saturday, March 6.  Steve Sprague and Colnn Miguelgorry are in charge of our next meeting, Thursday, March 18.
President Monika concluded the meeting with Ramesh Dontha's tribute on Facebook to Orville Wegat.
Powerhouse Shed Building Project
A small work party worked diligently on March 6 to build a prefabricated shed at Powerhouse Ministries.  The work party was led by President Monika.  Members included John Messner, Jim Ortega, Toby Magarian, and Steve Sprague.  Steve's daughter, Tess, and Tom Severn from Powerhouse also worked on the project.  Below is how far the crew got on Saturday.
Photos of the work party can be viewed on our website at Powerhouse Shed Project.
The next work party to complete the shed is Sunday, March 14, at noon.  The location is 311 Market Street.
Patrick Maxfield Obituary
Patrick Leslie Maxfield, 77, of Folsom California, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 14 with his family by his side.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 10, 1943 to the late Leslie Jay and Lavonne Marie Maxfield.  He was a graduate of Sacramento State University and was a Civil Engineer for the County of Sacramento.  He enjoyed traveling, sailing, hiking, reading, mathematics and so many more things.  Patrick loved to learn.
Patrick was chairman of the Planning Commission for both the City of Folsom and Sacramento County.  He served as president of the Rotary Club of Folsom and served as president for the City of Folsom Historic District.  He served on the Folsom Historical Society, the Folsom Preservation League, and was president of the Folsom History Museum.  he loved to be of service to the community.  He had a huge passion for the City of Folsom.  Patrick was also one of a group of people who were instrumental in getting all the bike trails that Folsom has today.
Patrick is survived by his wife Nora Maxfield; three sisters, Charlene Chaden and husband Syd, Patsy Nelson and husband John, and Coleen Daniels and husband Steve; two daughters and their husbands, Cheryl and Terry Truesdale of Henderson NV, Patricia and Jess Saylor of El Dorado Hills CA; three grandchildren, Renee Hannon and her husband Sonny, Larae Saylor, Jesse Saylor and his wife Brooklyn; six great grandchildren, Bradford, Tristan(who shared his birthday), Liam, Bodie, Odin and Aria.  We will be having a celebration of life for Patrick in the late Spring.
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