Spindrift March 23, 2023


President-Elect Shirley Lashmett started the meeting at 12:15 in the absence of President Ken DuFour.

Shirley Lashmett

Leo Fracalosy

She called on Leo Fracalosy to lead the invocation. Leo read a poem from Dear Abby:  If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.

Joe Brown

-Joe Brown effectively led the Pledge of Allegiance.



Treasurer Bob Wood reported that after everything was added up, our club made $196 from our discounted football ticket sales. Shirley noted that other clubs make $750 if they don’t discount.

Dave Robins

Dave Robins noted that the Balboa Island Museum now has on display the history of Robins-Ford, and it’s a quite nice exhibit. Please try to stop by and enjoy it when you’re on Balboa Island. The address is 210 Marine Avenue.

Hope Manzanares

New member Hope Manzanares, shown here, reminded us of the opportunity to attend the Priority Center’s “40 Years of Impact” Gala planned for April 1 at 6pm at the Balboa Bay Club. There are still some seats open if you want to help celebrate this event. Coordinate with Ken or Richard Swinney to arrange to be among friends.

George Lesley

George Lesley presented the Board minutes. The Board met March 9. During Treasurer’s report, it was noted that the NB Chamber of Commerce will be emailing FOH invitations to their members. We will continue to belong. On Freedom Shrines, we agreed that we will install any portion of a set suggested by recipient. The new audio equipment for this year’s FOH will arrive next week. The student art work for the FOH is due next week; we may have 200 entries. The “Young Citizen’s Award” winning essay on “What Makes a Good Citizen?” will be presented on Memorial Day.

Bob Wood

Bob Wood presented the Treasurer’s Report. February was an Operating loss $1000, but we bought with Community Services money 400 flags for the FOH, paid for another
Buddy Bench. From July through Feb our Investment gained $73K. Balance Sheet reconciled OK.

Garry TeWinkle

Cynthia Strasmann

Garry TeWinkle announced that the Past Presidents will be meeting at George and Gina Lesley’s home at 10 am a week from Saturday (Mar 25th) to identify nominations for officers for next year. Lunch included!


Desserts for March Birthdays were arranged by Cynthia Strasmann, celebrating the birthdays of Mitch Mitchell (2nd), Mike Gertner (16th-today), Wally Ziglar (28th). Lovely pie and cookies. Thanks, Cynthia.

Marj Davis

Jerry Nininger

For the attendance drawing, lucky were Marj Davis and Jerry Nininger.

THIS WEEK— Learn about the Bowers Museum from one of it’s premiere docents, and plan on having an option to have an enjoyable visit with them soon!



Mar 23  -   Christine Dicky, Bowers Museum Docent

Pres. Ken DuFour

Mar 30  -   The Controversy of Electric Bikes in N.B., Brad Summers with Lt. Eric Little

This week’s meeting will be held at the Bahia Corinthian. Lunch will be served at 12:20 p.m. You will be emailed an invitation two days before the meeting. Please notify Richard Swinney by this Wednesday at 2 pm if you are planning on attending.

Dr Bob Wood, Editor

Dr Bob Wood, Editor