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DECEMBER 8, 2015

NEXT MEETING: December 15, 2015

Program: Lawrence Kohl The New


Lamorinda Arts Council
Greeter and Invocation: Michele Robbins
~~CLUB MEETINGS COMING UP ~

* Dec 22 and 29 No Meetings Happy Holidays!!


* Jan 5 - Terri Khonsari Families Without Borders.
** Jan 12 - Rebecca Phuong and Jordan Simpson Interact Plans and Activities
* Jan. 19 - Visit of District Governor Ken Courville, Gov.
Of Rotary District 5160
* Jan. 26 - Dan Dunn, Exec. Director of San Ramon
Valley Museum
* Feb. 2 - Jafer Yaghoobi, Author of Let Us Water The
Flowers: Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iraq
*Regular Noon Meeting

provided a delightful program of Holiday songs of the


season.
Several Paul Harris Fellow recognitions were given to
Kevin Reneau, Nora Avelar-Martin and Larry
Tessler.
A beautifully decorated basket table center piece was
donated by Dianne Wilson, and presented to the
holder of the winning ticket.
With a presentation of Reflections of Christmas by an
Old Man, Cliff Dochterman told of some personal
Christmas experiences and sage advice for gift giving
to seniors in your life. He was presented with a 90 year
old birthday cake (the cake was not 90 years old the
ol man is celebrating his ninetieth birthday this week.)
The enjoyable evening was brought to a closing as
Michele Robbins, led the group in the traditional,
Silent Night..

DINNER WITH WORLD ROTARY PRESIDENT


Many of you will remember the World President of
Rotary, Ravi Ravindran from Sri Lanka, visited our
Club a year and a half ago. We have the opportunity
to meet him again on Sunday, January 3rd in San
Jose at a special regional Rotary dinner. Moraga
Rotary has reserved a table for 10 for the occasion.
If you would like to join us, let Roger know of your
interest

** Second Tuesday Evening

PLANNING FOR NITE AT RACES


GUESTS

We had a fabulous group of guests, spouses,


and friends join us for the annual Moraga Rotary
Christmas and Holiday Party.

DONT FORGET
TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION DEC. 15
Moraga Rotary is working with the US Marine Corps
and their Toys for Tots program to provide toys for
needy children this holiday. Bring an unwrapped
present to our meeting on December 15th and help
make a childs holiday.

MORAGA ROTARY CHRISTMAS DINNER


Once again, John & Mary Sue Erickson engineered a
fabulous Christmas Holiday Dinner at the Miramonte
Gardens Clubhouse. Fifty-five menbers and guests
joined in the festivities of fun, music and good food! The
hall and tables were beautifully decorated with a theme
of lighthouses and each guest was presented with a
personally constructed tugboat Christmas Tree
decoration, handmade by John Erickson ( with the
help and encouragement of Mary Sue.) The lighthouse
centerpieces were given to 8 lucky winners.
A talented octet from the Campolinda High Choir

Event chair, Frank May will be mailing two lists to


club members detailing the local merchants that we
will ask for auction donations, as well as a list of
potential attendees at the event. Please take a look
at these lists and send any suggested additions or
deletions to Frank at mayfrl@comcast.net. We need
your help!! Come and get involved in Nite at the
Races 2016!! December 28th at 10 AM at the Mays
home Donation request envelope stuffing and Save
the Date Cards preparation and mailing. January 4th
@ 5 PM at Cliff Dochtermans home Next Planning
Meeting. This event is for everyone! We need you,
so come to the meetings

JUST A HOLIDAY THOUGHT


It was Victor Borge who said: Santa Claus had
the right idea visit your relatives only once a
year.
Scheduled Greeters and Invocator

1/5 Evie Michon


1/12 Frank May

SCENES FROM THE CHRISTMAS

PARTY

Captain John and First Mate Mary Sue steered another


fabulous Moraga Christmas Dinner Party!
All guests received a beautiful tugboat Christmas
decoration constructed by Captain John Erickson.

An octet of the Campo High Choir provided a delightful


selection of Holiday songs.
Cliff Dochterman spoke about his recollections of
Christmas and advice about Christmas for seniors.

DONT FORGET TOYS FOR TOTS


NEXT TUESDAY !!

President Roger presents Captain John an official


boatswains whistle for another job very well done!

Miramonte Gardens Clubhouse was filled for the


Rotary Happy Christmas Party

Larry Tessler, representative of the Chamber of


Commerce for the Employee of the Month, receives a
Paul Harris Fellow recognition from John and Roger.

CALENDAR OF FUTURE EVENTS

Past Club President Nora received multiple Paul


Harris Fellow recognitions

Dec 28 Nite at the Races Mailing Frank and


Linda Mays home 10AM
Jan 3 -- Dinner with RI President in San Jose
Jan 4 Nite at the Races Committee Meeting
5PM at Cliffs home.
Feb 10 Fab 5 Interclub Luncheon at Rossmoor
Mar 12 - A Nite at the Races Fundraiser
Apr 1-3 District 5160 Conference in Woodland

MORAGA ROTARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-16


President.Roger Gregory
President-elect ..........Kevin Reneau
Past President.Debbie Roessler
Secretary........ .Kevin Reneau
Treasurer.... Lad Lynch
Community Service Chair......Barbara Bruner
New Generations....Rich Render
International Service Chair.Tony Schoemehl
Public Relations .. Gary Irwin
Membership.......... Frank May
Director at Large... John Erickson
Director at Large ..Marv Ellenberg
Director at Large Cliff Dochterman
Director at Large ...Linda May

President-elect Kevin Reneau receives his first Paul


Harris Fellow certificate from John and Roger

~~~
NOTE: The Club especially thanks President
Roger, John and Mary Sue Erickson, and all of the
guys who lugged the tables over to Miramonte
Clubhouse and returned them to Trinity Center. It
was a great party!

President, Rotary InternationalRavi Ravindran


District Governor.Ken Courville
Assistant District GovernorMark Roberts
Newsletter Editor for December Cliff Dochterman