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Rotary Club of Oakland Civic Luncheon Meeting, January 7, 2021

Rotary Club of Oakland Civic Luncheon Meeting, January 7, 2021

President Ces Butner called our 5,322nd “Civic Thursday” meeting in order and welcomed all of our Zoom guests.

Rotarian Lou Rigali shared thought for the day from the published works of Mary Parker Foley born in the late 1800s in Boston - 'We find the true man only through group organization. The potentialities of the individual remain potentialities until they are released by group life.'

President-Elect Dudley Thompson inducted the latest member of the club Jesse Bowdle.

Past president Jack McAboy highlighted 5 women who have been members of the Oakland Rotary Club for over 30 years. Gail Okana, Carla Betts, Shannon Hackley, Iris Brody Lopez, and Mary Retzer shared with us stories about what it was like in the 70s and 80s when women were not allowed to be members of the Rotary club and what the Oakland Rotary Club has meant for them.

Rotarian Kymberly Miller introduced our speaker for the day - Mayor of Oakland, Honorary Rotarian Libby Schaaf. She spoke about the state of the city and address homelessness as our club has chosen to focus on it this year.

Missed our meeting but interested in checking out the next one? Click here to learn more: https://www.oakland-rotary.org/calendar

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