We held a Club Assembly on ReFire, or more commonly what we liked and did not like about this last year of Rotary at our Club. Our fearless president led the effort with a survey of eight questions for each attendee to answer.
So what is ReFire? Well, when you boil it down to its elements it is all about what members want to see happen at and in the club. It sets a plan for the year, and in some instances for multiple years as to where the club wants to go, what the club wants to do, the service projects that it wants to continue or change or eliminate, and what organizations the club wants to continue to support. It also affirms the continuation or not, of its fundraisers for the year.
It turns out that our favorite speaker was James Scott, Sacramento Librarian. He spoke to the club twice, once about the Gold Rush Saloons and once about Mather Field. The Gold Rush Saloons was the favorite topic. The Sacramento Zoo speaker was also a favorite.
Looks like we will continue to do the Crab Feed, as well as the Fireworks Stand. The YMCA seemed to be the favorite charity organization, but there were others, the SPCA, St. Francis House, St. Johns, to mention just a few.
Happy Hours were also a favorite, but there was a comment that perhaps they should not take the place of a regular meeting if we are trying to attract make-ups as well as new members. Something to consider for the new Rotary year.
All in all, everyone likes the fellowship, the location and the time that we meet. Stay tuned for what's in store for Barry's Rotary year. We already know that the Board meetings will be moved to Wednesdays, starting with this one in June, which will be at Iron Grill on June 24 starting at 6:00 pm.
Coming up this month are a few items of note that members need to be aware of. Our softball team continues, and so far are winners. If you haven't signed up, please do. If you don't want to play, plan to come out and cheer on the team.
We are putting together an order for new Rotary shirts this month. There will be a sign up sheet at the next couple of meetings. If you don't want or need a new shirt, please indicate a zero in the "How Many" column. It would be great if we all had the same color shirts, though.
We need to get a head count for those who will be attending the demotion for Andrea. It is June 26th, Friday at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Fox & Goose Public House. Cost is $36/person. It is a three-course dinner with an no-host bar.
Last, but not least, Barry will be hosting his first meeting at his home on Saturday, July 11 starting at 5:30 pm to 8:30 or 9 pm. Dinner and drinks will be served, as well as entertainment provided. A good time will be had by all.
James Scott, one of our favorite speakers, will take about Hooligans in Sacramento at our usual location Iron Grill Restaurant.