If you click on the following url it will open the complete Rotoplast blogsite and all the heart touching photos. I was hoping for more details but alas.....
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Greg Pfau has been working diligently to put together the first Garberville Rotary Club's Golf Classic at The Benbow Valley Golf Course.
He has sold all of the available hole sponsorships. The holes went for the price of five hundred dollars apiece. Much to his pleasure, the hole sponsorships were grabbed up fast. He will only be accepting nine Rotarian teams. The teams will consist of four players each, for a total of only thirty-six players to have a chance at the bootie.
Greg say’s that at this point, he still has team spots open, and that he hope’s to fill them soon. He also mentioned that the only way he has of knowing for sure who is going to play is by signing-up. He want’s people to avoid the last minute confusion of everyone signing-up at once, and having to squeeze people out, but right now, there is plenty of room.
When asked about who would be allowed to play, he replied; “Well, we want to limit the teams to only Rotarians, because the reason for this whole event is to have a little interclub fun, but if other teams have a ringer or two in them, we sure aren’t going to check”. So, if Tiger Woods shows up on a team, Greg wont kick him out!
Greg say’s that the hole sponsors are in charge of what they do at their hole, but he is expecting many sponsors to be doing gifts and giveaways. Rumor has it that there will be icy and frothy beverages! Maybe some hot dogs! Blue Star Gas will be giving hot-air balloon rides . That sounds exciting!
The enthusiasm over this event has built-up to a frenzy. Dazey’s Moto Sports has agreed to give away a four wheel drive “Rhino” for a hole in one, in addition to the chance to win a brand new car from Harper Motors in Eureka!
Thanks Greg Pfau, it sounds like it is going to be a fun event!
For more info: Just click on the comments line and ask away.
Or call Greg at 707-496-2817
Posted by Ernie Branscomb at 11:18 AM
Brian called this morning, very excited and loves the work. Plans to be home in a week or so. He had many stories and told me of a blog site documenting the work. The first story is of a young girl he has become fond of. The short recount is of Brian and Dennis traveling to locate the family of a patient, they have put on 1500 km and some in the group were worried for their safety, which he says was not warranted. The blog sit http://www.rotaplast.blogspot.com/, it's wonderful.
Posted by Dennis O'Sullivan at 9:09 AM
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
DG Erna has asked each club in District 5130 to raise an additional $10 per member for the Rotary International Polio eradication project.
The goal for our club is $460.00. We currently have collected $336.00. Thank you to those who have contributed. If we can collect from the tweleve members that have not yet donated, we'll be at goal. Please join DG Erna and Rotary International in the effort to eradicate this crippling disease.
Despite tremendous progress in reducing the incidence of polio, it still exists. Polio will continue to threaten children everywhere as long as it exists somewhere. In this age of global travel, a new outbreak of polio might only be a plane ride away.
Did you know that . . .
Polio is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects children under the age of three and can cause paralysis within hours.
Before eradication efforts began in 1988, polio paralyzed more than 1,000 children a day, which totaled about 350,000 children annually. The incidence of polio has since declined by more than 99 percent.
Vaccinations easily can stave off polio. Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 500,000 children per year from contracting polio. A child can be protected against polio for as little as 60 cents (US) worth of vaccine.
Only four countries are still polio endemic — an all-time low: Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Rotary International is the spearheading member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and is the largest private sector donor. It has contributed more than US$600 million to the polio eradication activities in 122 countries. In addition, tens of thousands of Rotarians have partnered with their national ministries of health, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and with health providers at the grassroots level in thousands of communities. A polio-free world is within our grasp.
Posted by Carolyn at 8:49 AM
Monday, April 16, 2007
This will be the fiftieth annual Garberville Rodeo Parade. The Garberville Rotary club will, once again, be in charge of the parade. Everyone is making a special effort to make it the biggest and best yet.
Dennis O’Sullivan has been sending letters of invitation to everyone who has participated in the past, and also invitations are been sent to those who might be interested in becoming part of the big event for the first time. Dennis has even invited outside of the area participants to be involved this year. In the past, just to be involved in the parade, people used to send floats from as far away as Fort Bragg. It was quite common to have floats from Eureka and Fortuna. The Applications to Enter the Parade will be available on the second week of May.
Dan Healy will be providing the sound system and announcing. Dan has done the announcing for so many years no one remembers how long ago he started. And we expect he will be outdoing himself this year.
It should prove to be the best year ever for the kids. Parade participants are being encouraged to bring gifts of candy and balloons, and maybe some other surprises to hand out during the parade.
The Parade will be held on June the 16th 2007. There will be a pancake breakfast at the Redwood Mall starting at 7:00 am. The parade will start at 11:00 am sharp. Everyone knows that when the Rotary Club say’s that they are going to start on time, they start on time! So be there!
The parade will be followed by a Steak Barbecue and Rodeo at Greycliff Acres on East Branch road.
Posted by Ernie Branscomb at 2:38 PM
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Garberville Rotary Club's President Dennis Abshire has announced that his project for the year will be to erect two poles on Sprowel Creek Road. The poles will be used to stretch a banner, side to side, across the road. The banner will be at least 18' above the roadway.
The banner will be used for announcing town events like the Rodeo, Harley Run, Reggae on the River, the Redway Fire Department Barbecue, and other local events.
It is hoped that the Garberville Chamber of Commerce will agree to administer the use of the banner. Each organization that wishes to advertise will have to manufacture their own banner, which must adhere to strict engineering and design requirements. The poles will become part of a local public utility.
The poles will be either concrete or steel, and they will incorporate a lanyard system that will raise and lower the banner from the ground level. The lanyards will be tamper proof to prevent vandalism. The placement will be just this side of the orange building, and the flowerbed across the street. The banner will stretch at about the level of the roof on the white building in the middle of the photo. The banner will be visible to all traffic coming to, or leaving Garberville.
At this point the plan is still "in the hopper", but engineers are busy as you read this. President Abshire has requested that you comment on his project. Dennis is very excited this improvement to our community. Keep your eyes on this space.
Posted by Ernie Branscomb at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
This bloggist would like to apologise for the long delay in posting. As is usual with most things technical, I had technical difficulties. I had my cell phone camera set to a higher resolution then my e-mail would accept. Once I reduced my resolve things went much better! There might a lesson for life in that little bit of information.
Meanwhile, I should be placeing a new post at least once a week, and I will start asking a lot more questions about our projects. Until then , please feel free to post comments, or more info by clicking on the "Comments" box below.
Posted by Ernie Branscomb at 5:25 PM