Live, from the California Ballroom, President Ces Butner called the 5,340th Civic Thursday meeting of the Rotary Club of Oakland to order at 12:30 p.m.
Rotarian Anna Marie Jones shared two quotes that summarized the current world that we are living in and who we are for the world.
Let us not let the world be defined by the destruction wrought by one virus, but illuminated by billions of hearts and minds working in unity. - Pardis Sabeti
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. - Coretta Scott King
President Ces welcomed and inducted our newest member Sarah Chavez-Yoel into the club.
Rotarian and president-elect Dudley gave a preview of protocols all the Rotarians will have to follow to attend the in-person meetings. President Ces reminded everyone that we will have an in-person meeting on 17th June 2021.
Rotarian Kathleen Sims told us about the Casino night gala event happening on Saturday, May 22, 2021, and thanked all the donors and sponsors of the event.
Rotarian Gary Flaxman introduced Civic Thursday speaker of the day - Bruce Quan. Bruce Quan's family has been rooted in Oakland since 1905 when his great-great-grandfather founded the Pacific Coast Cannery in west Oakland in 1905. It was the largest employer in Oakland by 1910. The family originally arrived in America in 1850 but moved to Oakland after the 1906 earthquake. Bruce shared the history of Oakland from the perspective of his family.
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