Diane, Merve, Jeff, Tom, Doug and Nick at the Greeting Table 

The 6th meeting of the 27th year of la Quinta Rotary was called to order by President Sandy Stewart at 12:15 pm


President Sandy opens the meeting

 The Pledge of Allegiance as led by Sandy Lauer and the Invocation was given by Jeff Wattenbarger. We had one visiting Rotarian Bryan Koenig of Indio Sunrise and we had a guest of Doug Motz, Deborah Tryon, from Morgan Stanley and who is a La Quinta Chamber Board Member.

Announcements and items of note:                                                        


We will be dark Friday, September 6, 2013 for Labor Day. The first LQ Rotary Social Mixer will be held at the Cliff House and for the first time we will invite the LQ Chamber other Rotary Clubs. Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for Sept 18 at Lee Osborne’s office 5:30pm. “Hops & Props” sponsored by the PSP Air Museum is 10/19 and our Club has been asked to pour boutique beers for the Museum. Our annual Holiday Party will be Dec Fri Dec.13, at Casa Motz. The Flamingos should land this week as told to me by our Flock Master David Archer. Dick Anderson gave us an update on the water project


Other Key Dates:


 LQ Chamber Golf Tournament 9/27 Coachella East Golf Tournament Sept 16 Mountain View CC

The Raffle Drawing was held and Adrian Gysi was the raffle winner. Adrian donated half of the $133 to La Quinta Rotary and the other half to the Guatemalan Literacy Program.



La Quinta Rotarians gathering for lunch


Allan Levin our Sergeant of Arms and finemaster extraordinaire took to the podium at 12:50pm and Bruce Cathcart substituted for Ed Casey as the collector and we received many happy dollars from Jeff and Mary Wattenbarger who are on their way to Anchorage, ALaska and Hilton Head, Hawaii. Jennifer and Brad Donais are celebrating their 19th Anniversary and Brads Birthday, and a check is forthcoming. Andy Lorenz fined for not having the newsletter, apologies to the Club... apparently his Microsoft and Outlook were down. Wes Faris instead of being at Rotary was at Disneyland with his children, what a good Dad. Joe LaMantia paid for his Anniversary and Lothar Vasholz paid the second installment of Margie’s Birthday.

Doug Motz was on his way to Big Bear and spending the weekend with his grandchildren. Bruce Franklin and Kristy have bought a new Mountain Cabin at Big Bear. Bruce Cathcart had mustache envy and paid a fine out of envy for our Rotary Guest Brian Koenig’s mustache (see picture.)



Bruce and perhaps Bruce in 20 years!


Doug with our speaker Adam Lawnsdale

Our speaker, Adam Lawnsdale, California Small Business Sales, with United Health Care was introduced by Doug Motz. He talked about Employer and Employee Health Coverage under the Affordable Care Act/ Health Care Reform. Legal residents of California will be eligible to buy Health Coverage through a new easy to use market place called “Covered California”, he also talked about employer and employee provided benefits and the importance of Employers having their Employees fill out form OMB NO.1210-0149 more information is available at or through Doug Motz.

Meeting was closed with the 4way test and adjourned at 1:30pm



Editor's Special Note:


Seen here is Helen Anderson on site at our first

water filter installation at Manuela Garcia Trailer park!