Our June 23 meeting had a special venue- the garden court of Constantine’s bed and breakfast, Cliff Crest just a few blocks from the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.  The weather was perfect as was the ambience on the grass under the trees. 
Special thanks to Constantine and his charming wife Adrianna for their accommodation, Kendra and Anissa for their extra efforts in setting it  up and coordinating lunch=deli sandwiches that were perfect for the picnic lunch.
Al brought his keyboard and provided some relaxing mood music then led us in the Welcome Song.
Al reported that Bill Westin is in room C 107 at Dominican Oaks
He welcomes visitors but it’s best to be there at 10am or 2pm.
Keith is at home.  He also accepts visitors but tires easily, so visits should be short and coordinated in advance. 

Constantine told the joke of the day- quite funny but not fit for print
Ken was the detective and tested the lunchers’ ability to discern real Rotary fundraisers from fictitious ones.  Hilarity ensued.
Constantine was our guest speaker and gave a presentation on the history of the house from its original construction and ownership to his purchase of it and  his transition from chemical engineer to eminent hotelier. 
Constantine and Adrianna led the guests on tours of the mansion that they have decorated beautifully.  It certainly is a charming property in a great locale with extraordinary owners.
President Ken’s debunking was at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club building on June 27.  Hilarity ensued in no small part to the endless supply of material.  The humiliators were of course very funny but appeared to have pulled their punches.  There has been no confirmation of the rumor that legal action was dangled as a threat.
This Thursday’s meeting will be at Seascape at noon.  The board meeting will precede it starting at 1045am.
Reminder that the 4th of July celebration is on Monday….July 4th….at Aptos Village Park.  All who have not signed up to help- shame on you but seek salvation by attending the fair and spending lots of money at the Capitola Aptos Rotary beer and hard cider booth.