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Rotary of Club of Palm Springs Meeting of June 7, 2017
 
 
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Prez Jamie Canfield opened the meeting with Milt Levinson leading the pledge of allegiance;   Thomas Smith led us in the 4 Way Test.  Helene Kalfuss led us in the invocation.  Visiting Rotarians and guests were introduced by Prez Jamie.  Visiting Rotarians:  Karl Kruger – Irvine Club  Guests: Dick Olin.

  • Pres. Jamie asked that the Rotarians that went to Rosarito Beach for a Volunteer Trip with the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club give a report on their weekend of service and fellowship with the Rosarito Rotary Club.  Frank Peabody, Margie Taft, Barbara Stanford and Nandy Kruger,  Carol and Mark Rogers (not present) drove their motorhome carrying supplies and play equipment to build and paint in a local park in Rosarito.  The Park was adjacent to a school and was in much need of repair.  A highlight was the local parents and kids joined in on the painting and clean up.  Great hospitality was enjoyed by all.  But, I think they liked the food and tequila (margaritas) the best.
  • Judy Bronstein announced (reminded us of) Prez Jamie’s Demotion Dinner to be held at Rick’s Desert Grill on 6/17/17 at 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $27.00 pp.  Please see Judy to sign up.  There are only 3 more meetings for Prez Jamie, but who’s counting?
  • Prez Jamie announced that there will be a stand up Board meeting and a stand up Foundation meeting after our club meeting today.
  • Prez Elect Nadine announced to the club a summer schedule for club meetings.  There will be 2 meetings for the month of July and August.  Meeting dates will be July 12th and 26th.  August 9th and 23rd.  We will resume our end of month Breakfast (Fellowship) the last Friday of the Month at Billy Reed’s Restaurant.

PROGRAM

Pres elect Nadine introduced our guest speaker for the day Patricia Korzec, Executive Director of the Coachella Valley History Museum. Coming to the desert in 2016, Korzec brought 20 years of experience working in museums such as the March Field Air Museum, where she spent a decade as its director. She also spent time in Dubai, helping a group put together a children's museum, and in Riverside at both the KidsZone Museum and the symphony.

CVHM is a historical campus which contains the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House, housing their main exhibits; the historic 1909 Indio schoolhouse and the world's only Date Museum.  The Museum is open for Summer Fri and Sat and by appointment. Entrance fee is $8.00.  Other highlights include their "Desert Submarine", a blacksmith's shop, pioneer farming implements and the archives for the Historical Society. 

The archive depository which includes history from the entire Coachella Valley from newspapers and magazines, to business licenses and photographs.  The archives store over 100 years of history.  Access to the archives is by appointment only.  Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens which include a Memorial Date Garden, Japanese Garden, the Geissler Rose Garden, the Jardin del Desierto (Desert Garden)  and their Liberty Tree - the oldest Cork Tree in the Coachella Valley.

Special events are held at the CVHM. People can rent the museum for parties, weddings, corporate events.  The space can hold 400 people.  Some of the Events held there include Arabian Nights – which celebrates the Indio Date Festival.  Day of the Dead Fundraiser (the CVHM’s only major fundraiser).

The CVHM is looking for volunteers and they also have 2 board openings.

RECOGNITION

Fine master for today is Bob Elsner – Subject Military History.  Bob dazzled us with his knowledge of Military Trivia (the rest of us didn’t know).  His victims were:  Kathy Weyer, Jacque Wachs, Dan Keller, Eileen        , Bob Allan, and Tim Ellis.

HAPPY $$

Bob Allan, Bob Elsner, Jamie Canfield, Kathy Weyer, Dick Olin and Judy Bronstein

 

DRAWING

Lucky Jerry Ogburn had the magic ticket and drew the black marble.

Pot was $ 12              Big pot   $204

 NEXT MEETING

Our speaker next week will be Patti Park of Angel View.  Angel View's mission is helping children and adults with disabilities reach their maximum potential.  Each year, they help hundreds of people make significant gains toward independence through three primary programs:  Residential Care, Day Programs and Angel View Outreach. Our Club is proud to have supported Angel View for many years now, presenting the Angel View Prom for the past 13 years; the Prom is one of the highlights of our Rotary year.  Let's join together to welcome Patti.
 

Today’s Editor:  Jacque Wachs

 
 
 
 
 
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