Live, from the California Ballroom, President Ces Butner called the 5,341st Civic Thursday meeting of the Rotary Club of Oakland to order at 12:30 p.m.
Rotarian Kristine Watson recited the Memorial Day Pledge followed by the thought for the day by sharing a quote from Frederick Douglass.- "The American people have this to learn: Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
President Ces announced that Rotarian Nancy Williams Rotarian has transitioned from Red badge to Blue badge. Nancy also gave her 3 minutes of self-introduction to the club.
Rotarian Ahmad Anderson introduced the Civic Thursday Speaker for the day - Mack 'Shooty' Babitt. Mack 'Shooty' Babitt, was Oakland A's second baseman and longtime local resident/community leader. He shared his 30 years of experience in Major League Baseball.
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