IN THE BEGINNING
Nohemi greeted us. Craig Anderson checked us in.  Sam fed us. President Ron rang the bell and welcomed us.
Dean Heffelfinger led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Larry Harrison bounced around some thoughts for the day.
 
VISITORS & GUESTS
Visitors: Mike Ring, Prez of Novato Rotary Sunrise and Dan Rice also from the Sunrise Club.
Guests: Roberta accompanied Alan Dunham.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Big Idea Idea
President Ron advised that eight suggestions for the ‘Big Idea Idea’ – the next big thing for RCN to do - have been submitted and at future meetings those Idea’s will be explained by their suggester.
Rise Against Hunger
Larry Harrison announced the Rise AgainstHunger meal packing at Hill Middle School on Saturday, October 12.
50’s Sock Hop Dance
Frank Bruno reminded participants of the Sock Hop coming up on Saturday, October 26 (see ad for details).
2020 Western Polenta Feed
Craig McCurdy announced that the 2020 WesternPolenta Feed kick-off committee meeting will be at 5:30pm on Monday, September 23rd at Nova-Ro III.
Sunrise Club Upcoming Events
Finally, Mike Ring, President of the Novato Sunrise Rotary Club, advised that the Sunrise Club is hosting a behind the scenes tour of sailing ship Matthew Turner construction on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30pm with dinner to follow at Saylor’s in Sausalito
He also reminded us of their Club’s 8th Annual Octoberfest to be held Saturday, October 19th at the Greek Orthodox Church. 
Contact Mike Ring for tickets to either event.
 
MEMBER RECOGNITIONS
Member recoognitions were administered by Past President Marty Wickenheiser.
Bob Mohr was introduced as a long time Novato Rotarian who has a tough time hearing due to all the missions he flew as an Air Force Pilot.
Bob Caro, 24 year Rotarian and Nova-Ro Corporation Property Manager debated with Martyabout a bikini.
State Farm Agent Katie Chase’s sponsors into Rotary five years ago were Mark Sander and Dennis Hagerty.
Past President (squared) Dean Heffelfinger, the only Novato Rotarian to hold that post twice, has been in the Club over 30 years and Past Prez Marty joined during his first term. DH1 was also known for a time as the “middle finger” since he has both an older and younger brother.
 
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Frank Bruno (aka Alex Trebek) introduced the first Novato Rotary Trivia Contest.  Eleven teams participated through four rounds of inane questions that no sane person need keep in their memory. The Rounds covered: 1) U.S. Wars; 2) Movies; 3) Wild Kingdom; and 4) Food.  In the end, team “Numero Uno” (Reggie WinnerBrad WilliamsLarry Harrison and Tony Garza) were crowned Champion and each took home a bottle of wine
 
THE END
I didn’t catch who won the $25er!