Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8th and 9th, 6 CCR Rotarians participated in the SACK Foundation Conference. We were asked by Shirley, to please come to Crossroads Church in Corona where the conference is held and to interact with the 4th grade students that attended. On Monday, Danny M. Karen M. and myself participated. We played Go Fish card game, a game called, Let’s Go Fishing, and we brought beads and string so the students could make day bracelets. There was also a coloring station. But the absolute biggest hit of the day was Danny’s puppy, Adria, which is a therapy dog in training. The children really enjoyed hearing Danny explain to them how she trains the puppy, and of course they got to pet her as well. Adria was a real trooper that day and got lots of training in patience. Tuesday, Gordy, Mark A. and Ray V. attended the conference. They had a great time engaging with the children.
To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.
Last Wed we had the pleasure of listening to Beverly Michielson as our guest speaker. Beverly works for the World Kindness Foundation and has been a friend of fellow Rotarian, Shirley Zink for over 20 years. Beverly works with Children’s programming, and with woman’s and couples retreats as well. The Foundation teaches to love people who don’t look like us, don’t pray like us, or who don’t think like us. They are into stopping bullying. Bullies like to tell people what to do, and sometimes pressure them into doing things they do not wish to do. No one should control you. Beverly has written a book called, It’s Your Choice Attitude And What You Want To Do With Your Life. A good attitude, love, spirituality, kindness and consideration are all ways we want to treat others. You learn all this by doing for others. How you treat other people is extremely important. Smile when you meet people, it lets them know you are inviting them into your world. She also wrote a song that is sung during the SACK Foundation Conference for 4th graders. She divided our room into 4 sections and we all got to participate interactively while she taught us the song, and we sang along with her. Initially some were a bit shy to participate, but by the end of our time, we were all laughing, singing and having a great time together. This was a very fun and engaging experience for all!
To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.