Wow! There was something for everyone in this week's meeting! Well done! It was very touching to have had former members of our club, who had passed away, memorialized online. Such a nice tribute. And to our Rotarians of the Month, Eileen and Omar -- congratulations! I loved the quotes from daVinci. My favorite one, as an artist, was "Art is never finished only abandoned." I had to think that one through a bit. You work so hard to know when to "walk away" from a piece, but to put it in such a global perspective gave me some real food for thought. Okay, I want to join the Monterrey Gang -- y'all have just WAY too much fun! Speaking of fun, I appreciated Bob's humor -- as the parent of a Macaw, I fell on the floor! The bird was not amused! :-) Of course, the curry recipe is going right into the book. Until I visited a local Indian grocery, I had no idea the diversity of curries. I'm going to have to try this recipe with the different ones we have. Allen, in case you hadn't noticed, this club is certainly not shy. Welcome! Fantastic to have another Californian in the ranks! Francoise, thanks for putting some of the photos up of our translators on the foreign language page. Great to put names and faces to the translations! (and to the translators, THANK YOU so much for doing that each month). Lastly, Maureen and Francoise, between the two of you I was envisioning what the convention was like taking steps with each of you. What an amazing adventure! I've also been communicating with Dr. Balanean and other club members in Romania about their eClub -- I'd also encourage folks to send a photo and story for their Chartering Meeting next month (send them now so they have them in time!). Kinda cool that if you wanted to attend, you'd fly into the Transylvania airport!