President Doug called the meeting to order and asked everyone to take their seats.  He then asked all of the veterans to stand and be recognized.  Thanks, Doug, for taking the time for this recognition.  He then led us in the salute to our flag.  Lothar offered the invocation.
 
Before introducing guests and visiting Rotarians, President Doug introduced our guest speaker, Scott Stokes of La Quinta Brewing Company, and invited attendees to get a sample of the beer to have with lunch.
 
We welcomed visiting Rotarians from Puget Sound, Santa Monica and Livermore.  Guests included Mary (Sandy), Alma (Victoria) and Carol (Doug). 
 
Allan reminded all about pouring beer on November 21st from noon to four at the Air Museum’s Hops and Props event.  David Turner recommended stopping by Patriot Park to see the display of 6,000 flags placed by the Cathedral City Rotary Club.  David also announced the coming of “Desert Stock” on February 20th.  The event at Desert Shores will include tribute bands and a car show.  There will be food and beverages, with the La Quinta Rotary Club providing the mixologists.  Corry, as Chair for Strut Your Mutt, is looking for a volunteer to be the Raffle Chair for the event.  Pizza will be served.
 
Cory (with one “r”) announced the successful ribbon cutting at his new fitness studio in Old Town on November 13th.  There were refreshments, activities and demonstrations. 
 
Following the ribbon cutting, Baird hosted the second annual “Razzle Dazzle” at his jewelry store.
 
 
Victoria announced that the American Outreach Foundation will be hosting a Black and Red holiday party fundraiser, on December 1st (Tonight!) at the La Quinta Embassy Suites from 6-8 p.m. 
 
Diane Kelly will be taking orders for name tags.  To wrap up announcements, Cory offered a dumb blonde joke that brought us a few chuckles.  Carol Motz was our $5.00 raffle winner.
 
Finemaster Allan took the podium to recognize all the good and not so good deeds of our fellow Rotarians.  Sandy Moffitt hit the daily double, paying a fine for being late and another for leaving early.  President Doug had a big day, celebrating Carol’s birthday, a granddaughter’s birthday and having won an iPad in a drawing.  Corry made good on his IOU for his wife’s birthday, while Jeff was celebrating an anniversary.  Diane, Greg and Andy contributed for “no make ups”.  Diane was also celebrating a birthday.  Happy dollars were offered by Howard (granddaughter birthday), Judith (happy to be back), Carol (happy raffle winner), Dick Grund (Seattle Seahawks) and Dick Anderson (Navy football).
 
President Doug reintroduced our guest speaker, Scott Stokes, owner of La Quinta Brewing Company.  Scott was born and raised in Palm Springs.  He worked for many years as a real estate developer in the Valley.  Four years ago his wife gave him a home brewing kit.  That led to several more kits and eventually the opening of the La Quinta Brewing Company in November of 2013.  His first customer was Wolf Gang Puck’s California Pizza Kitchen.  Today their beers are in over 170 restaurants, bars and markets in the Coachella Valley.  Today, Scott was opening the Old Town Taproom, featuring his beers.
 
Scott gave a very comprehensive description of the brewing process.  It takes about three weeks to brew the beer.  It is a heck of a lot faster from ingredients to your lips than wine or whiskey!  He will have about fourteen different beers on tap in the new Taproom.  Thanks, Scott, for a very interesting presentation.  For more information on the La Quinta Brewing Company, please go to their website at www.laquintabrewing.com.
 
President Doug closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.
 
 
This newsletter was written by Dick Anderson