Posted by Elsie Casida on Mar 15, 2019
March 12, 2019
Pete Z, who was our co-host, called the meeting to order.
Invocation by Dan Costley
Pledge to the Flag by Mike Williams
Visiting Rotarians:   Christine Weiss from Sunset Club; Leonard Moothart from the Los Osos Club, and Gail Riley, who is a member of the Visalia Club, but now lives in Morro Bay, and was invited to our Club by Pete Starlings.
Guests of Rotarians:   Jill, who is Christine’s Asst.; John’s parents, Dick and Barbara Weiss;  John “Woody” Wordsworth, the Manager at Coast Electronics; and Junior Rotarian, Stella.
Pete Z. unveiled our Club’s brand new banners, including “Rotary Club of Morro Bay”, “Rotary Cub Morro Bay Awards”, and “Rotary Club of Morro Bay Past District Governors”.   They are very nice looking and have room to sew on many more awards etc.
Mike Williams made an announcement about the PHF March Madness Pool.  Be ready next Tuesday with your $20 in hand to buy a bracket!!
Crab Feed Update - Pete said he has given over 160 tickets to our members - Let’s get out there and sell those tickets!!   Jamie has tickets for you to pick up; there’s a slight discount if a table of 8 or 10 is bought.
May 10th is the Annual MB Rotary Golf Tournament.   We are still in need players, sponsors and raffle items; sign up for something - you will love it!!
Fine Master for March is Nick - he started with Steve Carnes for $25, Dave Owens for $35, Dale Reddell for $25, Michael Shaffran for $25, Pete Starlings for $25, and Mike Williams for $10.
Heidi shared with us that she and her son Noah are planning to go to France to see Max, after touring Europe for a month.
John Weiss was our speaker who was asked to provide us with an “Epic Talk”.  He was District Governor in 2017-2018 which included many, many visits to clubs in our district.  He raided his “Rotary Basement” and then passed around gifts including basketballs that were signed by different clubs that he visited during his term, as well as a cool basketball sculpture with a John Wooden saying, a 5240 uniform, a scary mask, a basketball hoop, etc...  He also has been to many conventions and meetings all over the world.    He had two major surgeries while he was DG and along with the encouragement of MANY, never missed a Rotary step!  He found out as he made this journey with his health, that Rotarians care about other Rotarians, as Deepa, Sandi Scwartz, and other club members in our district and Club, were there to support him and be his driver when he was unable to do it himself.  Bill Pierce was the first person to encourage John to be the District Governor.  Thanks John, for another interesting presentation.
50/50 won by Doug Riddell, who brought boxes for the troops to mail - please pick one up!!
Our program next week will be Mayor John Headding - his subject will be the Outlook for MB in 2019/2020
Jude gave an inspirational thought about peace.