Rotary: 2nd Responders
CHANGES: St. Helena Rotary tries something new!
This year our club will have four rotating Presidents:
1st quarter—Kathleen Patterson
2nd quarter—Norm Mitroff
3rd quarter—David Brotmarkle
4th quarter—Matt Endriss
First Quarter President:
Rotary is all over the world. This particular picture was taken in front of a park that Rotarians built in a
small town in Chile. The International connections are especially important to me as for the past year, St. Helena Rotary has been ZOOM-ing with a club in Harare, Zimbabwe, as we work together to bring water to the villages of Musekiwa and Mushakwi. After almost nine months of working together via Zoom, our project has been approved by Rotary International and the funds raised by our club, $22,000 have been matched by our District 5130 and now by Rotary International so that we have $82,000 for our project! The magic of Rotary! Rotarians around the world are People of Action, giving back to their communities and across the globe to make our world a better place. During my term, I will continue to work with the Club in Harare to oversee the project. Locally, we will be raising funds to provide scholarships for three and four year olds to attend pre school, in partnership with the Pre School For All organization. Over the past five years we have raised over $100,000 for this local cause.
Second Quarter President:
Following a World-Wide pandemic and St. Helena Rotary Club not being able to have face-to-face meetings, we have been challenged. As one of the Presidents of our Club, I would like to advance our Club’s involvement with St. Helena and provide sufficient value of Membership to encourage others to join our Club.
The motto of rotary is “service above self”. Thoughtfulness of others is the basis of service and helpfulness of others is its expression. I believe a person can never read the story of rotary, its four way test and the objects of rotary without realizing that there is a greatness, a goodness and an excellence in rotary and not be concerned about their part in promoting these ideals.
Our Club will establish strong, long-lasting personal, business, and community relationships united in the ideal of service above self. Reinforce the understanding that development of an acquaintance is an opportunity for service and that a network of acquaintance is a path for the delivery of ethical, professional community service. One of the founding principles of Rotary was the recognition of the worthiness of all occupations; the St. Helena Rotary Club will reinforce the networking of all of the businesses within our community
July 20, 2021
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
Julio Olquin is the Managing Director for St. Helena Preschool for All. Learn how our donation dollars are changing lives in St. Helena.
Boy Scouts Troop 1
Dr. Richard Mucci
July 27th @ 5:30pm
Chrissy Raymond, fifth generation winemaker will talk about her wines and we will have a tasting!
At the home of Kathleen Patterson
1450 Sylvaner Ave, St. Helena