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1901 Oldsmobile prototype.

This very early car has an


engine under the seat and used kerosene lamps for lighting.
The car also displayed a very early license plate illustrating
that the government needed their cash even back then.
1920 Packard limousine Offers either an enclosed or open
seating for its passengers. This car was owned by Atwater
Kent.
1924 Hispano Suiza – This torpedo shaped automobile was
owned by Andre Dubonnet and featured a body by Newport
May 3rd, 2011 Aviation made of both wood and metal.
1933 Pierce Arrow that was featured at the Chicago World’s
NEXT WEEK’S MEETING – May 10, 2011 Fair that year. The car was judged to be too futuristic and only
(There is no noon meeting next week. There will be an evening six were ever made. The company went out of business the
barbecue beginning at 5:30 PM on the campus at St. Mary’s) next year.
1931 Lincoln KP Model – This car was favored by gangsters
PROGRAM: Evening Barbecue with Rotaract and Interact at St. because of its speed. It also featured a lower set of headlights
Mary’s – 5:30 PM that moved when the steering wheel was turned.
1939 Packard owned by the actor Preston Foster.
Greeter and Thought for the Day: Herb Wehmeyer
1931 Duesenberg. By the look of this car it truly was “A
Duesie!!
~~COMING UP~~.
1928 Chrysler. This car looked to have wickerwork on the
sides but they were really painted on to resemble a wicker
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moraga Hacienda pattern.
May 10 – Barbecue with Rotaract & Interact
Dan went on to describe the art and toy collection that is also
May 14 – Moraga Community Faire and Car Show – featured at the museum.
11 AM to 5PM - Rheem Shopping Center

*May 17 – Mike Rosa – “Annual Joke-a-Thon Meeting”

May 17 – Third Annual Senior Faire at Moraga Hacienda”

*May 24 -- Brother Ron Gallagher – “St. Mary’s College Today”

*June 7 – Ron Swisher –


“Serving the Homeless, the Hungry and the Challenged”

*Indicates a regular Tuesday noon luncheon meeting

VISITORS
Joyce Tucker – Docent for the Blackhawk Museum
Dan Dunn – Director of Blackhawk Museum
Joyce Tucker described some of the school tours that are
PROGRAM FOR TODAY offered by the museum. She talked about the Blackhawk
Debbie Roessler introduced our speakers for today, Dan Guild that raises money to support these events including
Dunn, the Executive Director of the Blackhawk Museum and transportation for the students when funds are not available in
Joyce Tucker, a docent for 12 years at the museum and a the school districts. Joyce also discussed the use of the
member of their steering committee. museum for private events as well as a special Father’s Day
event held annually.
Dan indicated that although the Blackhawk museum is an
affiliate of the Smithsonian it is primarily known for its Dan discussed a current vintage Jukebox event currently on
automotive collection and exhibits. He went on to display display at the museum that features 27 jukeboxes all the way
some wonderful automotive pictures including the following: from a 10 record 1920 Seaborg to a three million song unit that
accesses a library of music using a satellite connection

The museum is a not-for-profit entity that “owns itself”.


WHAT ELSE HAPPENED. Mary Elena Dochterman offered a Happy Buck for her
granddaughter being elected to head the Rotoract Club
President Tony Schoemehl began the meeting with a next year.
somewhat sobering message that life is short – so get on th
with it!! Dick Vance offered a Happy Buck for the Rotary 50
Anniversary book that he found and purchased. He
Tony announced that the Barbecue next week will begin at presented this book to Cliff Dochterman.
5:30 with dinner at 6PM. Guests are welcome and the
costs will be the same as a regular meeting. If you have Al Simonsen recommended the movie Soul Surfer which
not signed up, send Tony a note as soon as possible. is an inspiring story of a member of Al’s church. Al also
returned from a month or so in Hawaii where he is now an
Debbie Roessler reminded us that the Cinco de Mayo associate member of their Rotary Club.
celebration to be held later this week will start at 4 PM at
the Hacienda and will include a Marimba Band as well as Frank May returned from a long weekend in Las Vegas
real margaritas. visiting family and losing only a minimal amount of money
at the tables.
Angelo Costanza announced that there will be a practice
session for the Bocce Ball Tournament on Friday, May 13
th Mike Rosa participated in a huge motorcycle race where
th
at 9 AM at the Martinez Bocce Ball Courts he finished 90 out of 580 riders.

Gary Irwin announced that we are all set for the Rotary Ron Mucovich celebrated his 26th wedding anniversary
tent at the Moraga Community Faire on Saturday, May with a dinner at the Lafayette Park Hotel.
th
14 . The faire starts at 11AM th
. Ron Julian also celebrated his 45 wedding anniversary.
Cliff and Mary Elena Dochterman passed around voting Congratulations, Ron.
slips for this year’s Rotarian of the Year award to be
announced at the Demotion Dinner on June 28 .
th Susie Reid returned from a visit with her family in Ohio for
Easter.
Barb Bruner and Ron Mucovich waged a fierce battle for
this month’s Fine Free Hat. Barb outlasted her challenger Kudos Of The Week
to win the hat for this month.
Thanks to all of those who joined in the "Rotarians At
th Work" project a week ago Saturday by working at the
Mike Rosa announced that the May 17 meeting will be
the Annual Joke-a-Thon – Start collecting those jokes!! eWaste project in Moraga Shopping Center. Throughout
the day, an almost steady stream of cars brought old
Al Simonsen announced that the Athletic Field Day will be TVs, computers, cell phones, electrical items, monitors,
held on June 1. Mark your calendars and sign up to help keyboards and a variety of other electronics for recycling.
with this important community event. The team of Rotary workers included Rich Render, John
Erickson, Kevin Reneau, Lad Lynch, Frank May,
Kevin Reneau announced that there will be a Senior Faire Debbie and Lou Roessler, Mike Rosa, Mary Elena and
th Cliff Dochterman. We also saw George Renworth, Ron
held at the Hacienda from 2 until 4 on May 17 .
Mucovich and Gary Irwin delivering some eWaste items.
Rich Render announced that an additional $125 had been
contributed by Joan Yau to Shelterbox. This brings the This was a valuable community service project as well as
total that she has raised for Shelterbox to $2625.00. Rich a fund raiser for the Moraga Rotary service fund.
will invite her to a future club meeting.
Might You Host A Summer Exchange Student?
Debbie Roessler announced that there will be a Spring
Symposium on Wednesday sponsored by the St. Mary’s Open your hearts and homes for 3 weeks this summer!
Honors Program featuring academic student projects from Volunteer to host a Spanish exchange student aged 13-18
our area schools. The program is from 12:40 until 2:10 from July 5 – July 26, 2011. Host families provide room
PM at the Soda Center. and board and some local transportation. Center for
Cultural Interchange (CCI), a non-profit organization, will
Confessions, Anniversaries and Happy Bucks provide morning English classes and activities each week,
as well as fun activities that you are welcome to attend.
Barb Bruner returned from a trip to Turkey. She had a
great time and briefly shared some of her experiences. You and your family will have a memorable summer while
She offered a sample of Turkish Delight that tasted (at you share your culture and English skills with someone
least to this editor) much better than the dried cod from a who will appreciate your kindness. Students arrive with
previous trip to Iceland. medical insurance and spending money. Your family will
have the ongoing support of a local coordinator dedicated
to a positive exchange experience.
Those interested should contact Karen Frock on 510-593-
4335 or by email at: summerxchangecci@gmail.com
http://www.cci-exchange.com/usprograms/host.aspx OUR EDITORIAL COMMENT
It is a responsibility of all of us as Rotarians
~ PLACES TO MAKE UP ROTARY ~ and members of the Rotary Club of Moraga to
help however we can in supporting the
MONDAY activities of our club. With a new Rotary year
Danville at Noon………………………. Brass Door, San Ramon
WEDNESDAY fast approaching, won’t you reach out and
Orinda at Noon…………….……………… . .Community Center volunteer for a committee or two?
Berkeley at Noon…………… ……. His Lordships Restaurant
THURSDAY Call Tony or Nora and let us know how you
Pleasant Hill at Noon………………..……… .Community Center would like to help out!!
Lafayette at Noon ………………. ……. .Oakwood HealthCenter
Oakland at Noon …………………………… California Ballroom
FRIDAY Rotary International Theme for 2010-11
Lamorinda Sunrise at 7:00am ………………….....……Postino’s
Concord at Noon ………………...……………. Concord Hilton “BUILDING COMMUNITIES
BRIDGING CONTINENTS

CALENDAR OF FUTURE EVENTS


May 14 Moraga Community Faire and Car Show
Rheem Shopping Center – 11AM to 5PM
May 21-25 Rotary International Convention in
New Orleans
June 1 Rotary Field Day
June 4 Multi Club Bocce Ball Tournament in
Martinez
June 28 Annual Demotion & Recognition Dinner
July 9 District Awards Dinner, Golf and Fun at
Rolling Hills Casino in Corning
Aug. 5,6,7 – OMPA Swim Meet
Oct 6 -9 – 2011 District Conference in Monterey

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MORAGA ROTARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-11


President………………………………….Tony Schoemehl
President-elect…………………….…………. .Nora Avelar
Past President ………………………….……..Vickie Devlin
Secretary……………………………………...David Kruegel
Treasurer………………..………….……….Louise Schopke
Club Service Chair……………………………Kevin Reneau
Community Service Chair…………………Barbara Bruner
New Generations..…………………………….Rich Render
Membership……………………………………. Frank May
Rotary Foundation………………..…………… Lad Lynch
Public Relations ……………………………… Gary Irwin
Director at Large…………………………Debbie Roessler
Director at Large……………....Mary Elena Dochterman
Director at Large…………………………Cliff Dochterman

President, Rotary International……..Ray Klinginsmith


District Governor, 5160………………… .Karl Diekman
Assistant District Governor………….Debbie Roessler

Newsletter Editor for Today – Frank May