Regular Meeting Wednesday, October 19, 2011
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Wednesday with breakfast by Encore Performance Catering, fellowship, project updates and an interesting speaker from the community, when available. Guild Hall, Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside, California. Those that have invited a friend, neighbor or family member to share a Rotary meeting have had a warm fuzzy feeling!.
Last Week's Program;
President Sandie Pugh retrieved our speaker-elect of two weeks ago, Darrell Batchelder, to speak to us about Cystic Fibrosis (CF). He is a Woodside resident, a member of the WVC Choir and a thespian. Darrell and his wife Darlene have two sons, one with CF and one without. Joe is one of the lucky CF patients, he is doing well on current medications.
CF is the most common genetic disease in America. About one in twenty-five Americans of European descent are symptomless carriers of CF. Married couples who are both carriers have a one in four chance of having a child with CF, a one in four chance of having a child without CF and a one in 2 chance of having a child who is a carrier.
CF primarily affects the lungs but also affects the pancreas, digestive and reproduction systems. New medications are available that extend the life expectancy of victims. Since 1950 the average age of survival has gone from 5 or 6 years to almost 40 years. This may be one of the biggest medical breakthroughs that people don’t know about!
In Mt. View we have a local charity, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) that raises about a million dollars a year to fund researchers looking for a cure. Darrell worked for CFRI as editor of their newsletter. If you would like additional information about CFRI call Darrell on 650-851-4219.
Darrel will be appearing in “South Pacific” at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center the end of October and the beginning of November. See the ads on the WVC bulletin board and in the The Almanac.
This Week's Program:
Marc and Nico, our Rotary Exchange Students, will discuss with us their experiences. Also, Sue Brock will deliver her "Ice Breaker" talk.
More Coming Events:
Next year'sTaste of Woodside:
Will, of course, be held next year, which according to the Julian Calender will be 2012, Sunday, September 09 from 5 - 9p.m. local tyme.
Reicken Foundation-Que Pasa in Central America?
Come hear about Libraries!
Guild Hall, Woodside Village Church
Suggestion: Donations to Riecken Community will be welcome!
Come learn about the challenges and the forward movement.
Are you truly ready for Hallowe'en? Get more Reese's Peanut Butter cups at Safeway before they run out. (Be sure none of the tricksters are allergic to peanuts, YA HEAR!