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What's Happening at Passport One:
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!
The speaker for our May 13th meeting will be Manndie Tingler.  Manndie Tingler is a recognized sales and marketing executive with 14 years of experience in business development, sales, and marketing. Tingler is the Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of Khemia, a cannabis brand for women. Manndie previously served as Director of Business Development at Papa & Barkley and played an integral role in helping to elevate the company to its success during its first 19 months of operation. For the last two years, Manndie Tingler has provided cannabis business development consulting services to brands throughout California, assisting them with go-to-market strategies and brand development planning.
As a natural entrepreneur, networker, connector, human rights advocate, and cannabis lobbyist, Manndie holds one of the 16 seats on the National Cannabis Industry Association's (NCIA) Board of Directors. As a member of NCIA's Board of Directors Tingler advocates for the cannabis industry at the federal level and currently lobbies for policy reform measures such as the SAFE Banking Act, cannabis rescheduling, social equity, and 280E tax reform. Manndie Tingler is also passionate about cannabis education and advocacy and is a Board member for CannaMommy, which advocates for the use of plants over pills for mothers at all stages of motherhood. Tingler also provides ongoing cannabis education to adults and seniors across Northern California through Cannabis THC/CBD 101 seminars which are taught in collaboration with several nurses and physicians. In 2019, the Lady Jane Society of the Central Valley recognized Manndie as the “Cannabis Community Leader of the Year '' for her dedication towards building community in the cannabis industry and her commitment to the empowerment of women in cannabis.
In 2020 Tingler was acknowledged by Green Market Report as one of the “Top 100 Most Important Women in Weed” and she was also featured in the 2020 issue of Women and Weed magazine as one of the industries top 10 women to know in cannabis. Over her career in cannabis, Manndie has founded the goto-market plan for 6 successful manufacturing and distribution companies in Northern California and helped to develop and represent products with an excellent track record, achieving 19 industry award wins, including Best Edibles, Best Topicals, Best Tinctures, and Best Concentrates from industry competitions like the Emerald Cup, High Times, and the Chalice Cup.
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!