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Thank You, Rick & Dea!

Our club celebrated Rotary’s 100th Anniversary with a festive internaional potluck dinner on March 26, at the home of Dors & Rick David. The evening was entertaining and featured an incredible array of international cuisine: Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Mexican (to name only a few). Even families got into the act, with lots of spouses and kids in attendance!

Thanks also to Dea Wilson, who organized the menu and the evening.

Feng Shui

Dea Wilson introduced her friend Reiko Nakayama, who described the flow of energy through our bodies and into our psyche, and how it can be influenced by our environment.

After describing why our meeting room is a good place for us (wide open spaces, brightly lit, multiple entrance pathways, and a wall behind our dais), Reiko explained the major “areas of life,” including Family Energy, Wealth Energy (prosperity, abundance vs. scarcity), and Fame Energy (sommunity reputation). Imbalances in our energy could spell trouble in the future.

She also explained the differences between various east asian spacial concepts, including the Indian tradition of “Vastu.”

April: District Assembly

Rotary District 5170 hosts its annual meeting and training event in April, at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose.

Thursday, April 21 (4:45 pm – 9:00 pm): Dinner and Training. New Club Members, Service Chairs, and Board Members are expected to attend! Our Club pays for your dinner if you attend!

Saturday, April 23(9:00 am – 11:45 am): Open Forums for Membership and for “The Rotary Foundation.” Saturday’s event is free, but you are asked to register in advance.

To register, speak with Club President-Elect David Keller. Registration is due before April 10th!

Other events in April: Club Calendar

Jerry Scott’s new MiniCooper

Alert Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Arita has captured club member Jerry Scott red-handed … driving his new Mini Cooper, suitably cloaked in Cal colors …. the Fine: $5.

This isn’t a picture of Jerry’s actual car, but it’s a remarkable facsimile.

Ferrari Racing

Jim Morelan introduced Dea Wilson, who introduced us to her father-in-law, David Wilson. Mr. Wilson has been a professional racer and driving coach for many years, turning a passionate hobby into a successful business endeavor.

David told us all about Formula One racing, which is tremendously popular around the world. He also showed off his favorite car, and gave guest (and future Rotarian) Jason Baker a spin around the block … all speed limits observed!

His important driving tips are also great ideas for life and for business: When teaching, try to relieve anxiety, compliment skills, and offer good tips. Whe driving, know what to look for. And most importantly, know when to slow down.