Rotary Club of La Quinta

Service above self since 1985


Andy, Sandra and Rey are greeted by Eunice, Baird and Adrian
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by President Doug Motz, at 12:15 PM, followed by the invocation. 
President Doug introduced his guest, Ashley Crain.  Other guests were Ken Werset, an attorney from Thousand Oaks, and Baird introduced his guest Rodney James. Doug announced that our next La Quinta Rotary meeting, at the Cliff House, will be at noon on Friday, Sept. 4th.
Tasteless Joke:
An unnamed “comedian “queried the group: “What do you call a basement full of women?”  Then slammed us with his own, tasteless, uncouth answer: “A Whine Cellar”!  (Hopefully this jokester and will be surprised with a suitable fine at a future meeting! 
The culprit then added:
“A grasshopper walked into a bar, and the bartender announced, “We have drink named after you”!  The grasshopper was quoted as replying, “You mean, Steve?”
Sandy Stewart announced that there will soon be a Rotary District Information Night at the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus.  (See or call Sandy for details.)
July's Rotarian of the Month Victoria Llort with President Doug

Doug Motz introduced a new program, a monthly feature, in which in each month a La Quinta Rotarian will be honored as, “Rotarian of the Month”.  Doug named new Rotarian, Victoria Llort, as the first Rotarian to be selected for this honor!
The lottery drawing today was “won” by Corry Hunter, who drew a Black marble and was a $50.00 winner.
Roberta Kuskie was introduced as our newest member, sponsored by Rey Neufeld, and Bruce Cathcart gave an impassioned welcoming speech, stressing the obligation of all Rotarians to support the Rotary Foundation by working toward their “Paul Harris” Fellowship honors.  Rey Neufeld presented her with her Rotary Pin, and was awarded his sponsorship pin by President Doug, who stressed the importance of our Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”.
Roberta delivered an informative and eloquent acceptance speech on how she was honored to be a Rotarian, and quoted a recent statement by the Chairman of the RI Foundation about the expected generosity of Rotarians.  She was born in San Francisco, and has been a Medical Underwriter and a legal secretary, a medical assistant, and President of a non-profit organization that supports Military Veterans.  She speaks 3 languages, and is married.  She related a moving story how she met her Police Officer husband.  Her son, Mathew is a West Point graduate, attended law school on a scholarship, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was a JAG (Lawyer) Officer.
In the day’s fining activity, Greg Lane Contributed $50 for his 26th wedding anniversary on July 6th.  Victoria Llort paid $1 for her mention in a recent publication, Corry Hunter paid fines of $1 and $5 for miscellaneous infractions.  We were all encouraged to pay our RI annual Rotary Dues.
Baird Boucher delivered an enlightening presentation on his fascination with and entry into the jewelry and watch business, culminated by the opening of their own store in La Quinta with his partner and wife, Lauren.  Called Boucher Fine Jewelry, the shop offers 20% discounts to Rotarians, and contributes 20% of all Rotarian purchases to Rotary.
The meeting was adjourned with the 4-way test.
This newsletter was written by Andy Lorenz