The Rolling Wheel 4-27-11

Next week gifts: Lee VanSlyke, Phil Wagner, and Perry Anderson

Guests: Casey Campbell and Special Guest Joe Anderson

Announcements: May 4th the GSE Team from the Netherlands will have a dinner meeting with our Club and Sunrise – there will be no lunch meeting that day.  Cost is $30 for a guest and $10 for Rotarians that are pre-paid quarterly.   Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m.

  • Peter Rock asked for volunteers for the Cinco de Mayo festival at Maxberg Park on May 7th from 12-6 p.m.  This is to work the beer booth – this booth is a Rotary fundraising event.
  • May 11th is an Assembly meeting – no guests please.
  • June 4th is our “Swing Dance by the Sea”.  John Ezell is looking for sponsors if you have any recommendations.

Craft Talks: We had two craft talks today, the first from new member Pat Sabin.  Pat is a retired teacher which we witnessed when she used her “teacher voice” and displayed her “me bag” idea from school.  She worked at four CUSD schools in our area.  Teaching runs in Pat’s family from her grandmother (who taught in a one room schoolhouse), father and now her daughter who teaches in Boston.  Pat enjoys retirement now making jewelry and time with her family in their dune buggy built by her husband who is a computer technician.

Our second craft talk was from Dave Stepek, who graduated from West Point and is a Vietnam Vet.  Dave worked 35 years in the auto industry, and now is in finance.  He shared with us some of his philosophy working with clients and how he guides them with their financial decisions.


Thank you Pat and Dave – we are glad to have both of you as members of Rotary.



Guest Speaker: Then came the jokes, which Tony Struthers did his best to moderate.  Our speaker, Casey Campbell (Kent Campbell’s son) shared a little of his stand-up comedy with us.  Casey received a scholarship from our club four years ago.  Casey is a graduate of Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.  He gave us a plug for his show coming up at the El Camino Real Playhouse on May 21st.

Casey gave advise to the following jokesters to memorize their jokes and be confident in their presentation.  They will work on that for future presentations!



So came the jokes – and the list of Rotarians walking up to the podium was long.  But, Bob Burns stole the floor with his rendition of…what was that Bob – a Genie?  whatEVER…it was funny.



Thanks to all that participated and shared.


Don’t forget, next week is a night meeting.

Have a great weekend.


Leslie Mowers