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Flexibility, Diversity & Service -The Rotary Passport One Way

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Sacramento, CA
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What's Happening at Passport One:
In lieu of having a club meeting this month, I would love to get everyone together to support Rise Against Hunger and our very own club member, Jim Quinney.  We need about 15-19 club members to participate in meal packing, a trivia contest & a corn-hole contest on July 31st at 11am at the Rise Against Hunger Warehouse, 1065 National Drive Ste 3, Sacramento, CA 95834.  It's going to be a fun competition against other clubs in the district and we want to show that Rotary Passport One is THE BEST club!  
Our club is sponsoring 50% of the registration fee.  That means we need volunteers and a little support from our members.  With 15-19 people committing to help, we just need $20 per person to meet the registration goals.
So who is with me?  Lots of fellowship and supporting a great cause.  Please RSVP to me as soon as possible so we can fill up a team & make a difference!

A fun send-off for Past President Bill Bowen held at the Old Spaghetti Factory.  Bill was a good sport & allowed some of the club members to shave half his head & half his beard all to raise money for Polio Plus.  This was only our 2nd in-person meeting in over a year and what a turn-out it was!  Good to see everyone enjoying themselves.  More good times to come in the 2021-2022 Rotary Year!
Rotary Passport One wished a bittersweet farewell to one of our favorite members, Dr. Kwame Acquaah last week as he prepares to move home to his native Ghana after 34 years spent living in the United States.  Kwame has been a force for peace and community building through our club, and he spoke eloquently about how the Four Way Test matched his personal values in loving our fellow man.  We are sure he will continue to be a great Rotarian when he moves to Ghana.  In the meantime, we were happy to honor him with his Paul Harris Plus Two Award and Honorary Membership in our club.  Rotary builds friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime.
If you are interested in community service and developing friendships with those who value truth, benefiting their fellow man, fairness, and goodwill towards all, then we would welcome you at a future meeting.
Rotary Passport One was proud to participate in the District 5180 Pinewood Derby with our car dedicated to eradicating polio.  District Governor Brent Hastey collected the finest Rotary minds to build wooden cars to race down a ramp just as scouts across the country have for generations.  The Passport One car, built with great care by our own Bob Mutchler, unexpectedly flew off the track in its first two heats.  We believe this was because of issues in how the track was constructed rather than any issues with the vehicle.  Our car performed much better in later heats when it wasn't in the first position.  
District 5180 has posted a great video of the event starring Michael Reinero and DGN Sidney Smith as commentators.  Enjoy!
Rotary Passport One wants to Thank everyone who came out to support last month's 80s Trivia Night.  Your generosity helped us to raise more than $3,000 to support Rotary International's End Polio Now program.  The club wants to send a special thank you to our sponsors Albano Dale Dunn & Lewis (Megan Ellinghouse), Techno Fit, LLC (Sara Thornros), Keller Williams Commercial and Healthy Active Aging (Gretchen Tobin), Bowen Law Firm (Bill Bowen), Kay Castro, and Ed Trujillo.  
We would also like to make a special acknowledgement of John Waterman who acted as a generous friend of the club to offer three auction items (including a rare first edition book by Paul Harris and autograph by Jonah Salk) which raised more than $1,000 towards ending polio! John may be in the Red Bluff Rotary Club, but he is a dear friend of our club and we hope we can support him in turn.  If you are interested in changing lives and building friendships, consider joining us for a meeting!