President Ces Butner called the 5,335th Civic Thursday meeting of the Oakland Rotary Club to order at 12:31 p.m. As the 3rd oldest club with over 300 men and women members, we have been meeting for over 111 years.
Ruth Stroup gave the thought for the day with quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Oprah Winfrey. All of the quotes were about children to coincide with our speaker today.
Past President & Past District Governor Ed Jellen welcomed visiting Rotarian Dianne Dorn, past president of the San Leandro Club; former club member Dagmar Serota; Steve Heike, guest of Sandeepa Nayak; and McKinney-Vento program interns who are students at Cal State East Bay.
Kinder Prep Chair John Holmgren introduced Dagmar Serota who thanked us for the grant we recently gave to Friends of the Oakland Public Schools Library to be used for the Oakland Public Schools Digital Library and primarily focused on Trans Kindergarten students.
Kathy Dwyer introduced our Civic Thursday speaker, Trish Anderson. Trish is the McKinney-Vento Liaison for Oakland Unified School District. Trish addressed the problems that homeless children and youth face while enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. She shared how many OUSD students are included in the program, how Covid-19 has made a tough situation even harder, and how Rotary may be able to help these students.
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