Meeting Notes from April 28, 2022
The meeting of April 28 was opened by President Steve Brozosky leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  Bob Mange gave the Invocation.
Secretary Jim Padgett introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
Christie Watrous reminded the members of the mystery trip on May 19.  At the meeting there were still 14 spots available.
Ryan Jantzen announced that the Big Day of Giving is May 5.  He encouraged members to donate to the Folsom Rotary Foundation on May 5.
The Rotary Annes got the Fireworks Booth this year.  Paul Bonaventure will manage the booth.  We will receive a percentage for managing the booth.  Paul has sent out a signup sheet in email to our members and Rotary Annes.  Each organization will get number of hours worked from the profits.
Justin Raithel said that the Powerhouse Ministries project of installing the shade structure will be on May 7.  He thanked John Messner for all the pre-work that John has done in his garage.
President Steve reminded everyone of the Bowling for Shelter Box and that maybe we could get a couple of teams to participate.
President Steve said that Folsom Rotary Foundation Board nominees need to be in by May 12.  The election to the board will be at the meeting on May 26.
President Steve presented a Paul Harris Fellow to Brent Sundahl, his first.
                                                               Brent and President Steve
There are five Folsom Rotarians and three guests going to the Rotary District 5180 Conference in South Lake Tahoe on April  29.
Ken Stuart was our speaker.  Ken's presentation was the Rotary Grant for Prevention of Cholera in Ecuador.  Ken was part of the team that went to Ecuador.
                             Ken receiving the Rotary Wheel chocolate from President Steve.
Rotary District 5180 Conference
The District Conference was at the Montbleu Hotel in South Lake Tahoe on April 29 to May 1.  Attendees from our Club were Steve Brozosky, John Messner, Jerry Avila, Ryan Jantzen, Frank Woods, Annie Brozosky, Elaine Smart, and Carolyn Woods.  It was great to have an in person conference again and it was an excellent conference.  
The awards received by the club this year are
  • Community and International Service - Silver
  • Membership and Vocational Service - Bronze
  • The Rotary Foundation - Gold
  • Public Image - Silver
  • Youth Services - Bronze
These awards are determined by a questionnaire completed by each president.  Points are awarded for each completed item and added up to determine gold, silver, and bronze.  Additionally, the club received 
  • Large club winner of the Rotary Direct to Foundation Challenge with 43% of our members signed up
  • Shelter Box 2021-2022 Silver Hero Award for outstanding dedication and support.  Silver was at the $3,000 level in donations.   
We were greeted at Registration Friday afternoon with the above sign.  The Friday evening event was a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe on the M.S. Dixie.  President Steve, Annie, and Ryan attended the cruise.
On Saturday morning, John and Ryan participated in an "End Polio Now Walk" with members of District 5190.  District 5190 was having their conference next door at Harrah's.  There was an opening session from 9:30 to 10:30 followed by the District Speech Contest, final 4 contestants.
At the lunch session, the keynote speaker was Jeffry Cadorette.  Jeffry is a Past Rotary International Director (2018-2020) and served as RI President Shekhar Mehta's representative at our conference.  He has represented the president of Rotary International ay 15 District Conferences across the US and Canada and spoken at several conferences, Foundation dinners, and several workshops.  He is one of the top RI representatives I have heard at a district conference.  One of his messages is that we need to look back at the pandemic and integrate into Rotary some of the things that worked very well.  Another message is that we need to grow membership.  Membership in the US is declining although membership growth in our district is increasing.
During his talk, Jeffry went around the room and talked to members of the audience.  The first person he spoke with was Mindy Kim, Folsom High School Interact President who was there for the opening session, speech contest, and lunch session.
At each session, awards were given to the clubs.  Our club won the Rotary Direct Challenge for large clubs.
President Steve received a Certificate for the Rotary Direct Challenge and a $2,000 check to be used for our projects.
Our Keynote speaker at dinner Saturday night was Adrienne Bankert.  She is a local celebrity having spent 8 years with TV station KCRA from 2004 to 2012.  
 John, Carolyn, Steve, Annie, District Governor Desiree, Elaine, Jerry, and Frank in the Blue Night Club.
After dinner, there was an All-Club Hospitality "Suite" in the Blu Night Club.
Ryan with incoming District Governor Karen Cendro.  Ryan, as incoming President, was one of the Sargent-at-Arms, with his cape on.
The conference concluded Sunday morning with a buffet breakfast.  The program included the Parade of Presidents, Rotarians We Will Miss, more awards, and the exchange of pins between outgoing DG Desiree and incoming DG Karen Cendro.  The keynote speaker was Wade Nomura, Past District Governor of District 5240.  He was another very inspirational speaker who talked about his Rotary journey.  Karen talked about her conference next year May 5-7, 2023 which will be in the Sacramento area.
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