Jeff Allen gave his business minute by sharing that Minto & Wilkie is the oldest business on 4th St San Rafael (since 1917) and with prior owners' perfect attendance added to Jeff's and his partner, a Rotary world record of over 125 years will soon be broken.  They sell homeowners, business, auto, life, and health insurance.  Jeff then inspired us with Jack London's Credo:
 I would rather be ashes than dust! 
I would rather that my spark should burn out 
    in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. 
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom 
    of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. 
The function of man is to live, not to exist. 
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. 
I shall use my time. 
Hugh then shared This Day in History which spanned from the first book published by a woman (1373) to the founding of the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley with the arrest of 31 students.
Happy News was shared by quite a few but I forgot to take notes.  I think Hugh's daughter got her Bachelor's degree but sorry..cannot remember the rest.  And not sure about the one I remembered.
  Willa was awarded a Blue Badge but when Jim found out it was just a replacement for a lost Blue Badge he changed the award to "almost the longest wait for a replacement badge in history..but not quite!"   Jim also asked totally easy questions about this month's Rotarian magazine but we still managed not to get them all.  He is going to need to pass out the questions with answers printed below in advance (with Aref's permission).
  Kramer Herzog was awarded his Paul Harris plus one.  See attached photo!
   The Board agreed last Tuesday to fund the remaining $8,000 for the Lebanon project, bringing it up to 100,000 and allowing it to get the matching RI funds.  We had previously funded $7,000 and District 5150 has added another $20,000.
   Karen Thompson spoke about her trip to Africa.  She and Greg trained over 60 Rotarians to fit (free) hands.  See the Story on the first page of