Notes from our April 3rd Rotary Meeting

Posted on Apr 05, 2018
MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
APRIL 3, 2018
 
Meeting brought to order by Prez Pete
Invocation:   Judy
Pledge to the Flag:   Jamie
Joke:   Given to Pete by Kathi....Google joke......Funny, but we really liked Dave Owen’s punch line better.
Guest Rotarians:   None today
 
Guests of Rotarians:  Nick introduced Ryan Sedley, from Pacific Premier Bank, Judy introduced John Headding, who was our speaker, and Judy’s daughter, Jody,  was  introduced by Kasey. 
 
Crab Feed this Saturday.   We will start setting up at 1:00...still need to sell more tickets.  Santa Maria Rotary Club bought ten tickets and gave six to our Morro Bay Fire Dept.  There are many kinds of crab, but our Crab Feed will feature Dungeness crab.   Pete will be on the radio this afternoon to talk about the crab feed. 
 
March Madness is over ...............Villanova won which means Don Doubledee won the PHF; Pete was 2nd and John Weiss was 3rd.
 
Mike took Max up to see the Warriors game....he had a great time; his seat was great, four rows back from the floor; he even had his picture shown on the big screen.  Thanks to Dan for setting up this trip.  
 
Car Show coming up in four weeks....still need help that weekend.  The Bbq will be at Community Center this year.....not the church.   Signup sheet passed around.  
 
Foundation Fiesta is May 4 in Santa Maria......plan to go.
 
April 17 is Tall Tales day; a meeting to come with a story to tell....It’s an opportunity for Rotarians to tell “Fake News” and get away with it.  Right now we have three speakers but can use a few more. 
 
May 1st our RYLA kids will be here.....they will be having lunch with us and then tell us what they got out of being at RYLA.
 
Jeff Jones announced that Mike Pond is now 61; biggest question of the day - should he go fishing and catch 61 fish or bike 61 miles?    He chose to go biking; his birthday was April 1st.
 
Exception for the month was Chuck Clarke but since he will be out of town for two weeks in April, he sold it to Ken Stilts for $10.00.
 
Doug brought boxes for the troops...they need to be mailed.
 
 
Judy introduced our speaker, John Headding, who is a pharmacist and also is on the MB City Council.  His subject was the opioid crisis.  Opioids can be very helpful in reducing physical pain and can also cause great sorrow.   A person has to continue taking more pills to get the same effect.  In 2002, there were 2,000 deaths from drug abuse in the United States; in 2016 the death count rose to 40,000.  Heroin is the cheapest street drug out there.   With a prescription, a person can purchase 200 Vicodin with a $5.00 co-pay........they can then be sold for $50.00 each.  Seventy percent of the people who are on opioids keep taking them not because they are in pain but because otherwise they will go into withdrawal.  There are many more regulations today on doctors, pharmacists, etc.  John has a 1935 prescription book, all written in by hand.....arthritis was even helped way back then with heroin, so it is nothing new. 
 
Sheriff Ian Parkinson will be our speaker next week.  
 
Vision without action is merely a dream.....sell those tickets!!   See you all on Saturday....
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