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Newsletter - Archive Feb 18, 2009
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P.O. Box 620700                                                   Russ Ketron                                                             Sandra Pugh 

Woodside CA 94062-0700                                District Governor                                                       Club President



Regular Meeting                                                                                   February 18th, 2009

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Wednesday with breakfast by Encore Performance Catering, fellowship, project updates and an interesting speaker from the community.  The last Wednesday of each month we meet at 5:30pm at a local restaurant for wine and hors d'oeuvres along with a speaker of interest.  Please check our website calendar for details. 


Morning meetings:  Guild Hall, Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside, California  Guests are not only welcome but encouraged!


This Week's Program:  Rotary and Micro Credit in Guatemala  

Past-President Joan Fuetsch will introduce Patrick Hall of the Rotary Club of Pacifica.  Patrick is the lead on a matching grant to provide micro-credit loans for women in Guatemala.  The MG is already at $25K but can handle additional donations from clubs in our district.  Hint! Hint!


Last  Week's Program:  (courtesy of Last Week Editor) President Sandie Pugh introduced Dave Hyman’s friend, Chris Hart, to speak about "Railroad Preservation and Rehabilitation." Chris was born in Lawrence, MA and obtained a degree in Journalism at the University of New Hampshire. Chris works as an account manager for McCune Audio, Video and Lighting, all of the infrastructure that makes advertising go. Cris is also a member of the Brisbane Lions Club.
    McCune is located right next to the most expensive roadbed in the West, in South San
Francisco. And for an "Old Railroad" buff, it doesn’t get much better than that!  Cris is a member, board member or founder of local, California, national and international railroad preservation organizations. And moreover, he is a hands on guy – Project Manager for State Belt #4 steam engine, service crew for Southern Pacific #2472 steam locomotive and an authority on steam engine maintenance and operation. He assisted the Swansage (England) Railroad Trust in getting Winston Churchill’s funeral car and "Devon Belle" Flying Scotsman observation car back to Great Britain. His enthusiasm for antique railroading is impressive!


Next Week's Program:  What's Up in Woodside? 

Woodside Assistant Town Manager, Kevin Brant, will talk about current issues in the town of Woodside.  


Club News:  First Evening Meeting, Wednesday, March 25th, 5:30pm Woodside Bakery & Cafe


Coming Events:

Next Board Meeting:  Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:30am, Church Library 

Rotary Means Business:  Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30 pm Encore Performance Catering

District Assembly:   Saturday, March 28th, 8:00 - 1:30, Redwood High School, Larkspur

District Conference:  April 17th - 19th, Portola Plaza, Monterrey, www.rotary5150.org


Announcements:   Have you had a look at the Rotary International website lately for what is going on in Rotary's world?  www.rotary.org   How about finding out about what is going on in the district?  www.rotary5150.org