Jim and Barbara Tracy we fortunate enough to attend the Rotary International Conference in Brazil and also get some time to represent our club as part of the international water project that we, and a host of other clubs participated in.  They also got in some sightseeing.  The water project was a water purifier for the occupants of the favellas (what Brazil calls the slums).  We saw pictures of Rio de Janerio, with its Sugarloaf Mountain and the larger than life statue of Christ the Redeemer, and the famous Ipanema Beach with its inlaid swirled boardwalk; and pictures of the huge City of Sao Palo.  After the conference the Tracy’s journeyed to Iguazu Falls touring the hundreds of waterfalls on both sides in Argentina and Brazil.  They even took a boat ride into the falls!

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For those club members who have not yet reviewed and commented on ReFire, please take the time to do so.  Your participation is vital to making this a Plan for all club members.  It is still my intent to consider adoption of ReFire at the August Board meeting.
Our Softball Team, coached by our inimitable JR Springer, won again last Monday night.  It was a hot July night, hovering around 90, but the team sweated it out and won an overwhelming victory against the Sacramento Downtown Club.  Hopefully you had an opportunity to cheer our team on in the finals on Monday, July 27 at the Sacramento Softball Center.
August is a big month for the District.  On August 1 is the IPOTS or Interact Presidents and Officer Training) seminar at CSUS.  On August 6 is Supper STRS – Excel 2013 training.  ON August 15 is the Rotary Zone Membership New Focus Training and on August 24 is the District Golf Tournament.  I will be on vacation, but do we want to field a team???
Don’t miss the July 30th meeting; it will be a special one for the Club.  We will award funds to the selected charities.  This is always a great moment for club members to see how all of our efforts at fundraising help out local charities.  See you there.