Hello fellow Rotarians,
April showers bring May flowers! I sure hope so! I’m ready for some warmer and drier weather.
WOW…. I cannot believe there are only two more months in this Rotary year. Time sure has gone by for me. I bet is seems like a “Groundhog Day” for you. President Brian over and over again. haha
I wanted to remind everyone to sign up for our District Conference. You can register online at https://dc.rotarydistrict5170.org/. The dates again are May 17th– 19thonboard the USS Hornet. I know there is a LOT of great stuffed planned for this event. Remember, we want to retain the Cupertino Cup so please see Jeff Schinkel to help out. I hope to see everyone there that weekend!
How is the “Be the Inspiration” challenge going? I would like to post as many inspiring stories as we can in our final June Pinion. Remember, I am challenging everyone in Niles Rotary to find and recognize someone who is inspiring. Take a look around you. Is there someone you know who has done something special? Is there a person who is just an amazing individual? Let them know by giving them our RI theme pin “Be the Inspiration.” Take a picture with them if you can, then share the story as to why this person was an inspiration. You can send the story and photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will share some of the stories at the meeting and here in the Pinion. If you need some pins, please let the COGS know. They can get some for you.
Here are a couple emails I received.
Good morning President Brian. Your challenge to find someone that inspires us was an easy challenge to me. I would like to nominate Sandy Stabile as an individual that continues to inspireme. Her dedication to the children around the world warms my soul. She gives her time, money, and talents for this cause, and I am humbled to know her and call her a friend. She is truly changing this world!
I gave a pin to two of my dear friends: Genevieve Angelides and Michi Yee. I need another one please. I will draft a brief reason for giving them each a pin. They have both been an inspiration to me!
Genevieve Angelides longtime friend since 1975. She’s been an inspiration to me ever since I met her. She’s a pace setter and educator. We revitalized AAUW from 77 to 150 members in 2007. We work so well as a team. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Jan. 2019 and given 2-4 weeks to live. She’s exceeded that time frame and has educated her family and friends on death and dying and her Greek Orthodox religion. She’s been under hospice care for the past 10 weeks and going to leave hospice to go back to Kaiser to get an update on her pancreatic markers for a week and then go back on hospice. She looks fantastic! Genevieve has been a real inspiration to me. She told me I have been her inspiration also.
Michi Yee also a longtime friend who has revitalized the CCWTWC (Country Club of Washington Township Women’s Club), which started in 1896 and was about to be terminated three years ago. She’s recruited many new younger members, educated us on the history of the CCWTWC. She’s a real inspiration to ME!
Ambassador of FUN photographer, Mary Lynn Pelican
I’m looking forward to hearing more about the great people in our community.
“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else!” – Yogi Berra