Rotary Castro ValleyPROGRAM - Today’s program was presented by Matthew Kaser, PhD from Oxford. He is a Castro Valley resident, a molecular biologist. His topic was "How Networks Form and Stabilize or A New Way of Looking at the Universe. He based his content on the book "Linked" by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, published in 2002, 2014. Matthew told us that the professional network LinkedIn was created shortly after the book was first published. Matthew showed many diagrams, and explained how different types of networks form. He quoted the author of "Linked" who basically concluded that "nothing happens in isolation."
 

LESLIE ROTHWELL UPDATE - Follow Leslie’s recovery on CaringBridge.org . . . inspiring to watch her progress!

NOTE: This week’s Castro Valley Rotary COG will be posted on www.castrovalleyrotary.org by Ken O-Donnell. Blessings!

PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A SMILE"
(Per our President, we will be Brush up on your Rotary knowledge, Fill a need in Community and International Service, Drill Down deep in your heart for Peace in the World and many more that your Scribe failed to record!)

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY" (Think Chinese Lantern as Incoming International President Gary Huang is Chinese from Taiwan)

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NOTE: Bold writing is specific to today’s meeting. Non-bold is important information shared before or no report.

President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Walt Schneider was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Margie Ramos - "Never worry about the numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you." Mother Teresa; and another from Bonnie Best - "I try to remember: Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Archbishop Desmond Tutu

SINGING WITH CETA – “Bend and stretch ...” (a song most of us don't remember from childhood!)

VISITORS – Michael L. Emerson, Memorial Designer and Build Manager

SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG – The Dynamic Duo (Ben Gurule and Jeff Moore) led us!

President Dr. Heidi announced that it was National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

DOUBLE SUSTAINER PINS PRESENTED TODAY – none

PAUL HARRIS AWARD – none

PRESENTATIONS OF GRANTS - One of the things we enjoy most at our Club is giving away money to deserving programs within our community! Today’s organization(s) recognized: None today

GETTING TO KNOW OUR FELLOW CV ROTARIANS - none

LIVE UPDATE FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION - none

IMPORTANT PAST AND FUTURE EVENTS AS CV ROTARY CLUB SERVES OUR COMMUNITY - Stay posted!

BLUE BADGERS - None today

RED BADGERS (NEW MEMBERS) - None today

REGULAR REMINDERS

UPDATE YOUR CLUB INFORMATION - SEE SECRETARY JIM NEGRI - Please email him any changes in your personal or contact information to "Jim Negri" <jnegri@cv.k12.ca.us>, as soon as they occur . . . thanks

CLUB ATTENDANCE - Be sure to let our Club Secretary Jim Negri whenever you attend any meetings associated with our Club so that they can be properly recorded . . . let’s keep him informed!

ANNOUNCEMENTS        (*NEW OR MODIFIED)

President Heidi presented a $300 check to Michael L. Emerson, for his organization Saluting Military Recruits (SMR) - see attachment. Michael gave President Heidi a pin and she gave him one of our club's 4-way test pins in exchange. Michael managed the building of the Veterans Memorial in Castro Valley. He has worked on other memorials.

June 8 – CVUSD Superintendent Jim Negri’s Retirement Celebration – June 8 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts . . .

June 17 – BADA BING! – 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the Ristorante di Palermo, 22532 Foothill Blvd, Hayward - a mixer sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley and F.U.N. Sunset, join the fun and bring friends/prospective members -- see attachment

June 20 – "Meet Local Authors" at the Castro Valley Library . . . see attached!

June 23 – Dr. Heidi’s Extraction at Rowell Ranch - 5:30 to 8:00 PM, contact Bill Nott to let him know you plan to attend

REPEAT - Ceta Dochterman asked for ideas and help to buy and store a trailer for the Boy Scouts.

BUY A TOOTH FROM THE REAL TOOTH FAIRY - DR. HEIDI! $5 each and you may win a special prize! Funds go to Rotary Foundation.

REMINDERS

Contact Bonnie Best for CV Rotary Website training!          Bonnie@bbest.com

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITHIN CASTRO VALLEY ROTARY AND IN CASTRO VALLEY?

For some of the absolute best pictures of our activities, please thank Gary Bosley for his hard work as he has captured many of our events for us.

the great thing is that no special access is required on either site -- people just go to the URL (or cut and paste them in in search box) and click on one of the small photos.  The photos enlarge.  Thanks, Gary!

Please also visit www.facebook.com/castrovalleytv often as Robert Sousa of the CV Forum posts some great video footage of Castro Valley events!  In case you missed the big Chili Cook Off or Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade, Robert has posted about five minutes of video coverage of the weekend's events.  Go now to www.facebook.com/castrovalleytv 

Also, please remember to visit www.castrovalleyrotary.org often and also www.rowellranchrodeoparade.com as these websites that we maintain and are packed with information and lots of pictures

JEFF MOORE - ALAMEDA COUNTY PLANNING UPDATE - Proposed modifications of the general plan, addition of regulations related to Health & Wellness in the county, were continued for further study since the planning commission was not ready to vote on this issue.

RECOGNITIONS
‚Äč$120 Mark Poniatowski - went to University of Wisconsin because his son graduated from law school, top of his class, Mark also had rotator cuff surgery and his birthday is June 18th
$xx Bill Nott - 32nd anniversary of 39th birthday
Cliff Sherwood's birthday was yesterday and he paid last week

PAYING IT FORWARD - None today

PROGRAM - Today’s program was presented by Matthew Kaser, PhD from Oxford. He is a Castro Valley resident, a molecular biologist. His topic was "How Networks Form and Stabilize or A New Way of Looking at the Universe. He based his content on the book "Linked" by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, published in 2002, 2014. Matthew told us that the professional network LinkedIn was created shortly after the book was first published. Matthew showed many diagrams, and explained how different types of networks form. He quoted the author of "Linked" who basically concluded that "nothing happens in isolation".

LOOKING FOR THE MOLAR WITH THE GOLD GLITTER FILLING DONE “JUST FOR US” BY DR. HEIDI, and with $72 and 13 teeth in the bag, Walt Schneider‘s ticket was drawn and he reached in and . . . pulled a "Ray Wallace" and paid $5 for pulling a tooth with a cavity!

Upcoming meetings:

Speaker Chairs and Monthly Themes:
June: Bernie Kempen: Rotary Fellowship Month