by Rudy Manzo, July 19, 2015
DISTRICT 5220 Governor Ellen Hancock made Groveland her first club visit to start off her term in office. The day started off early with a one on one meeting with Club President Rudy Manzo. Bruce Rossio joined them and after coffee he took Howard Hancock off on a tour of the Groveland area. Rudy and Ellen continued their discussion on club matters.
After they had finished Ellen and Rudy proceeded to the Grill for a meeting with the Groveland Rotary Board of Directors. Those involved with the various avenues of service reported on their respective accomplishments and plans for the new Rotary year. President Manzo gave the Governor an overview of what the club has planned for the year and how they intend to reach the goals that they have set for themselves. The Governor then gave the club her address on what she expects the District 5220 clubs to accomplish during the coming year. She was pleased that the Groveland Rotary Club has already attained the high level of membership giving to the Rotary Foundation and that every member is contributing under the Every Rotarian Every Year program.
After the Board meeting Ellen and her husband Howard were treated to a tasty lunch at the Grill. Following lunch she presented Paul Harris pins to those moving up a level. The second level pin was presented to Herman Schaap and the third level pin went to Jim Thayer.
The Gift of the World Award was presented to Jerry Lynn much to his surprise and the Silent Rotarian Award was presented to Carole Smith and she also was completely surprised receiving the award. Governor Hancock made a presentation to the club in which she stated that she was very impressed with what the club has done in the past and looking forward to what 2015-2016 will bring. The Governor spoke about the “What do you do with an idea” book that recently came on the market and she hopes that we will be able to bring these books to the local High School as well as the grade school to stimulate the thinking process of the students.
The meeting ended on a high note with everyone giving Governor Ellen Hancock and husband Howard a standing ovation
photos by Rudy Manzo and Herman Schaap