Meeting called to order at 12:30 by President Mike Norcia.
Greg Gentile led us in the pledge.
Inspiration was from Suzanne Boxer-Gassman who spoke about paying it forward. She reflected on Gordon Levin telling us about dinner guests at his house admiring his woodwork and his wife Judith gave them a couple pieces. Later the pieces were donated to an auction and our club received a $500 donation for them. She gave a couple other examples of paying it forward and reminded us all to pass kindness on to people we don’t know.
Visitors and Guests:
Lisa Cheskin introduced Martha Stern
New Members:
Beth Albers introduced by Mike Norcia
Sarah Tellez, Rhonda Beasley, and Misty Hartung all introduced by Paul Johnson
  • Thank you to Randy Cobb and Kathie Benko for the Chinese New Year themed eggs.
  • Champion forms are due February 28. Forms are available on Club Runner or hard copies were available at the meeting. Please return completed forms to Mike. If you have a project you’re passionate about, submit a form for financial or volunteer help from the club. 
  • First Tuesday is next week February 7 5:30-7:30 at Ed Stahl’s business Travel Advisors, 56 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Thank you for hosting Ed. Please bring an appetizer and something to drink. Before the event, there will be a Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin at 17 1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Our club will receive 15% from all sales.
  • Rotary International convention is being held May 27-31 in Melbourne Australia. Anyone can attend, it will be a great experience to see what clubs all over the world are doing. Everyone should try to attend at least one international convention. 
  • Dick Konrad announced that the LG Beautification Committee is starting up again. The committee meets the first Saturday of the month at the LG Roasting Co. and goes out to clean parks/trails and other projects necessary to keep our community as nice as it is. They work with Parks & Public Works. The committee will be kicking off the new year at a member’s home on February 9 from 5:30-7. Contact Dick if you would like more information. 
Thirty for Thirty:
  • Doug Brent gave $99 (he was too tired to go ring the bell) for his month in Patagonia. They had a great time, but he missed his first board meeting in two years. Mike brought him the bell to ring anyway. 
  • Lydia Norcia gave $100 in honor of her grandson’s birthday and also how proud she is of Mike being president and Lisa for all she does for the club. 
  • Nicholas Welzenbach gave $100 for the Chief’s game. He read “facts” about the game and Dan Snyder gave $100 for him to stop. 
  • Skip Brewster wanted us to be aware of the work Jewish Family Services has been doing with Ukrainian refugees. Skip and Donna have been working with refugees to help them learn English. They can always use more volunteers.
  • Randy Cobb gave in honor of Ron Cassel. Randy and Kathie were able to attend the interment of Karen Cassel in Woodland, it was a beautiful service. 


Suzanne and Lisa gave us an overview of the Crabfest which is happening this Saturday. We had a sneak peek at about 25% of the auction items. The event is sold out but several people have given their tickets to be resold to people on the waiting list. We learned some fun facts about the Crabfest and auction. John Pencer told us about the first auction 40 years ago and the Crabfest was added 20 years ago. Did you know only 20% of attendees bid on auction items?  Let’s get that number up this year. 
David Wells went over how to sign up so you can bid on items. All bidding will be done on your phone this year. If you have problems on Saturday night you can get help from CrabTechs, they will be in red shirts. All bidding will close on Saturday night (some items with a buy now are already closed).
See you Saturday at St. Andrews. Remember we are dark next Tuesday February 7, NO lunch meeting. Be sure to join us at Travel Advisors for First Tuesday.