And the Winner of the Wakayama Trip is…

Isaiah Garcia!  Isaiah is the grandson of member Casilda (Cassie) Gonzales.  He is leaving San Francisco for Wakayama, Japan on Friday, July 22 and will return in two weeks.  Isaiah will be staying with members of the Wakayama West Rotary Club.  A very big thanks to the Wakayama Wrst Club members for hosting Isaiah.  In his own words here is what he has to say…

“Hello my name is Isaiah Garcia I’m 19 years old, currently living in Roseville, California.  I just graduated from Oakmont High School where I went all four years.  While I was there, I played football for all four of the years, and also was on the track and field team.  I will be attending Sierra Community College for two years majoring in Psychology this fall and then transfer to a four year college.  I am thinking either Sacramento State or Chico State for the transfer, somewhere not too far from home.  Before high school, I played piano for three years and Bass guitar for one year.  From the help of my mother and her friend Peggy Conley, I was able to successfully publish my own book called “War Poems”, available for sale on Amazon.  I am extremely excited and honored to be chosen to go to Japan.  I know their culture is different than ours, but it is incredibly interesting to me.  I am hoping to bring home some life changes habits from there that I learned and share them with my family and friends.  I would like to Thank everyone for choosing me for having this opportunity.  This is definitely a once in a lifetime adventure and I am very grateful.

 Sincerely,

 Isaiah J. Garcia”

Safe trip, Isaiah, and have a great time!

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It’s Official

Kian Ameli is officially our latest Past President.  At the July 20th meeting new President Beri Kasper awarded Kian with his 2015-2016 Past President pin and badge.   During his year Kian kept our Club in Rotary shape and had insightful thoughts-of-the-day each week.  Thanks, Kian for volunteering your time and efforts!

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