Sarah Balgoyen, Tim Ryan and Anne Henry standing

We had an eventful meeting on March 7th! First, we were joined by Anne Henry and Sarah Balgoyen from Soundscapes. Soundscapes is a positive youth development organization serving the peninsula. They provide music education to youth ages 7-25 through daily after-school programs, summer camps, and the Peninsula Youth Orchestra. Soundscapes uses music as a tool to teach life skills and help students develop academically, emotionally, and socially. Anne is the co-founder and government initiatives director, and Sarah is the development director. Together we learned what Soundscapes does, the impacts of their programming, and how the community can get more involved with their mission. You can learn more about Soundscapes by watching the Maestro Thomas Wilkins video and their summer camp video. Thank you for all that you do for the community!

Tim Ryan, Woody Andrews, and Sherri McQuillan standing

Next, Sherri McQuillan was recognized for her generosity and support of Rotary’s commitment to making the world a better place. Sherri received her Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin. Sherri is a past president of our club and currently serves as our sergeant at arms. Thank you for all that you do, Sherri!

In conjunction with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, president-elect Deloris Jones Thomas shared women’s history in Rotary. Surprisingly, women were not allowed admission into Rotary until 1989. By July 2020, there were more than 277,000 women in Rotary. Today, Jennifer Jones serves as the first female president of Rotary International. Deloris recognized all of the women in our club with a special woman of Rotary lapel pin.

We invite you to join us for a meeting and to become a member of our vibrant club!