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Zoot Presents Oral Biography of Rotary Founder Paul Harris

Craig Hall

NOV. 17, 2021

Zoot Velasco, President of Fullerton Rotary Club gave an entertaining and enlightening view into the early life of Paul Harris. We heard familiar things and new things about the Founder of Rotary.

Rotary Club of Placentia
Weekly Meeting
November 17, 2021

In attendance for the weekly meeting at Alta Vista CC of Placentia Alice, Dottie, Craig, Ward, Roy, Nate, Glenn, TC, Maverick, Kathi, Hugh, Jo-Anne, Paul
ZOOM Lisa,
Guests this morning include are speaker Zoot Velasco
We kicked things off at 7:01am with the pledge from Jim and words of inspiration from Ward.
No City report from Ward this week
Chamber report from Kathi included
Lunch Mob today at Market Fresh Grill 11:30-1
Unique Holiday Boutique will from 5:30 – 7:30
American Express Shop Small event happening next week!
Giving Thanks Breakfast tomorrow 7am

Alice – Tamale Fest sign up sheet going around
Ward – Thursday next week is the Prayer Breakfast and all is set. Craftsman is catering, Coffee from Golden State Roasters 7am tickets $25
Fine Master Nate on this anniversary of the Panama Canal opening
Paul wedding Anniversary $55 for 55 years
Glenn wedding Anniversary $100 for 46 years
Roy $1 wedding Anniversary same day as ex wife and he’s!!!!
Kathi wedding Anniversary $50
$1 Joanne Library meeting went well
$5 Paul grand dog is cancer free
$5 Paul Next week family trip to take Polar Express
$2 Art not being fined being late
$1 Roy went to Hawaii
$1 Alice for the sample of Cisca’s Brittle
$20 TC lost a friend
$1 Paul neighbor has cancer
Hugh introduced our speaker who happens to a Rotarian, Zoot Velasco!!
Zoot gave a great presentation on the founder of Rotary PAUL HARRIS
A few facts.
Born in 1868
Son of con, swindler, carpet bagger
Took the “5year plan” after college
Worked in theater
Worked in journalism
Once worked driving cattle to Chicago
Opened Law Firm in Chicago
Missed the community feeling of Vermont where he was raised by grandparents
Created Rotary to emulate the community feeling in a big city
So much great fun information and a wonderful presenter.
Thanks Zoot!!!!
The raffle winner is Joanne!!! Thanks to Hugh, this week’s sponsor.
4 WAY TEST – Hugh

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