PDG Dave Moyers opened the program with welcome remarks and introduction of Special Guests. He gave special thanks to Jacques Naviaux and Sandy Farrell for organizing the program. Outgoing President Lew Bertrand awarded a plaque to Astrid Naviaux as Rotarian of the Year, in recognition for her continuing work on International Service and other club activities (such as the Wine Donation Schedule). Congratulations and thanks from all of us!
DGE Greg O’Brien recognized the services of the outgoing Board Members and the many Rotary contributions of outgoing President Lew Bertrand (PDG 2012-13). Then he introduced and installed the incoming Board Members. DGE O’Brien installed our new President John Jaacks for 2016-17. John addressed the Club members on his plans and expectations for the coming Rotary Year.
Lew Bertrand presented a boat “bumper sticker” to our perennial guest and Madelyn Creighton’s spouse, “Commodore” Daryl Creighton (of the PV Sunset Navy). PDG Dave Moyers introduced a Review/”Roast” of now-Past President Lew Bertrand. Discussing Lew’s distinguished Rotary career in turn were Past President John Turner, DGN Joe Vasquez, PDG Pat Cashin, and PDG Dave Moyers.
Astrid Naviaux, Sandy Farrell & Betty Reider presented a musical tribute to Lew (to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”), and finally a Demotion Song (to the tune of “Thanks for the Memories”). Best wishes to Lew for all the well-deserved spare time he will have on his hands now.