Much to do this morning and so we start with potpourri, to wit: bread baked sans leaven and brought annually to our meeting by BJ Adleson to mark the Passover. This morning somebody got all the cream cheese and jam before I arrived at the table.

Next, everybody gets to be “inked” on her 60th birthday, right? Our master gardener chose leaves for her ankle to answer a family challenge.

And our betters wuss out before the furrowed brow of Big Brother. The club is suspending our opportunity drawings because the IRS is watching. If Lyman Green were not in Sick Bay he would cry out Patrick Henry-like, “This shall not stand!” What happened to the spirit of Lexington and Concord?

Meanwhile the board of directors meet to give stuff away legally on Monday next at 6PM in the library boardroom. You are welcome to come and watch.

And–drum roll please– we have a slate of officers to vote for pretty soon. Here be it.
For President Elect Rob Kracht; For VPs Paul Lull and Jim Jamison; for Directors (2019-20) Richard Loomis, Mike Croll, and Tom Catlin. We will have the slate read one more time and then a vote. If you have another candidate be ready next Thursday.

$$$$ Giving Away The Cash $$$$

No big checks this week, but a couple of letters of thanks from the Middle School for the sixth grade camp donations and from United Everybody A Reader.

Cheri Aegerter who gave our prayer also bragged with joy that her 20 year old daughter has graduated and flown from the nest.

Irish Flynn told us that our able helpers at the Middle School Track Meet Wednesday met the challenge of many heats of many runners. Don Crawford and Lee Cargill were up to the task.

The fine story in the paper about the HS Surf team taking home all the bacon must have Stan dancing up in the stars.

The Eggstravganza was a hit with all the little folk last Sunday. Thanks to our crew of helpers for Easter Bunny.

Spring Fling is right around the corner

There is still time to join us at the new old Mexican Village on Tuesday, April 30. Renee is taking reservations. Give her a call to join us.


Thirty-three years ago Lance Massey found his table and he has kept his spot.


We hosted the zone Oratorical Contest Wednesday at the Winn Room. The speakers all did their clubs proud. At the left above is 2nd place finisher Faith Talamantez from the Bonita Club; next is Logan McKerring who was third representing our club. In the green dress was the winner Deanie Woodruff from the Point Loma Club, and our alternate is Ian Sturak also representing Point Loma.
The photo on the right shows all the family and friends who came to the show. Look at all the smiles. And thanks to the Optimists and Rotarians who put shoulders to the wheel to bring this off.

Below we have our speaker from the Writing Den. Christian Michael started the project when he found a treasuer chest of cards, stationary, and postage in his mother’s things after she died. Christian found a wonderful way to use tihis material while honoring his mother by connecting homeless people with friends and family though writing. Read his story at You will love it.