This was the last meeting of Pandemic President Andrew’s year.
Pledge was led by new member Eric Beckstrom.
Inspiration was led by Suzanne, and she reflected on the resilient year our club has had: new zoom meeting format, serving safely, caring committee, St Luke’s weekly food donations, virtual race, drive-in movie fundraiser, wine tasting fundraiser, and staying safe and connected per President Andrew’s direction. Plus our marketing team of Rachelle and Amy showed us in action in the “Together we…” campaign, which with their many posts per week, put us all over the District website. And now, a new day is coming.
Greeter was Tom Anthony. Jeff Blum’s guest was Ramon Ware, a business coach ( an Air Force veteran with 6 kids that he met at a chamber mixer.
Member spotlight on social media this week was our fearless leader Andrew Stearns.
Lydia thanked the We Care Committee for their year of work.
Amy gave a RYLA update on the virtual camp they held this week. There were 167 attendees, and the presentation at the end reflected on how to lead with LUV: focus on Location, Unlearn bias which we all have, and use your Voice and Vision. A student- made RYLA video was shown.
Tina announced the district is collecting CPAP equipment to be re-purposed as Covid treatment devices for India. See Tina if you can donate.
Nicholas gave us a peak at the new year, and Andrew quipped the future has hair. Ha!

Tuesday Meeting schedule:

June 29 - club is dark meaning no noon meeting, but Roast and Toast Dinner starts at 5:30 at Villa Ragusa. Fun will be had as we reflect on the year and pass the gavel.
July 6 - Oak Meadow Park with Panera lunch, chairs and shade provided, 12-1:30…our first in-person meeting and Nicholas’ first meeting!
July 13 - no noon meeting, night gathering at Gordon Levin’s house
July 20- first noon meeting at Shir Hadash, lunch optional, order in advance per email you will be sent (reply deadline Mondays 8am)
July 27 - Shir Hadash noon meetings continue
Rachelle announced results of her social media club survey. Turns out 74% of us use social media, with Facebook as king. You can help her efforts at educating and recruiting by following (so you can be tagged), liking, commenting, and sharing. Thanks for promoting our club!
Andrew’s last avatar challenge was music themed, with the following favorites shown: Bach, Beatles, Le Mis, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, ACDC, Muddy Waters, and Rolling Stones.
Andrew summarized the year’s highlights (see slides)
Lisa was thanked for membership heroics: 12 new members this year! Well done.
  • PR team member spotlights and together we campaign
  • fundraising with Drive in movie Momma Mia for fire victims plus DDF funds ($5,000), WineFest ($62,000) with Raise the Paddle for International Youth ($8500), money in lieu of lunch ($36,000), 20 for 20 ($8000), Charles Erecson scholarships (over $7000)
  • staying connected with porch drops and first Thursdays despite distancing challenges…thanks Gae and Maddy (and Michelle and team)
  • pollinator pledge for the bees
  • tech connections thanks to Doug and Greg and Sarita’s AC
  • Don’s birthday piano songs
  • RYLA, speech contest, Interact
  • philanthropy with the decorated eggs, park cleanup, planter boxes, uplift, west valley, Santa Maria UM, bike and coat drive, giving tree…WOW!
  • scholarships totaling $45,000
  • DDF grants totaling $15,000
  • philanthropy giving via champ forms for World Service, Community Service, and Charities totaling $100,000

Many members expressed thanks to outgoing President Andrew for a job well done by offering $20:

Rob, Amy, Lydia, Lisa, Art, Gae, Grady, Tom, Judy and Julian, Tina, Suzanne, Carol, Jeff, Terry, Hal, Avis, Marlon, Sarita ($40), Jeff, Nicholas, Doug

Meeting was adjourned with much laughter…what a year!