District Governor Steve Lack visited our club on January 28 to tell us about current and upcoming Rotary adventures! In addition to energizing the club and reminding us all why we became Rotarians, he awarded Andy Anderson with the Unsung Hero award and Jill Blechschmidt with the Energizer award. Steve, thanks for the terrific job you've done for our Rotary District 5160 this year!
Through their many programs, Children's Nurturing Project strives to find effective ways to address the needs of children born into adverse home and social environments. Baby Coach, Parenting Education, Early Child Mental Health, Partnership for Early Access, School-Based Mental Health and Child Assault Prevention Programs are just some of the diverse programs offered to assist with all stages of a child's life.
For our first meeting of the new year, Bud Ross, retired Air Force officer and past chair of the Travis Community Consortium was our guest speaker. The Travis Community Consortium is an advocacy group of government and private entities dedicated to ensuring Travis Air Force Base remains a vital element of our national defense. One of their goals is to inform the community about the issues facing TAFB. Currently, one of those issues is the early retirement of KC-10s. With half of the entire fleet of KC-10s residing at TAFB, their early retirement could have a significant impact on Solano County's economy. Bud Ross and the other members of the TCC are doing their best to raise awareness and lobby for TAFB's well-being at both here in California and in Washington D.C.