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Rotary Report: Martinez Unified visits

From left: Rotary President Tom Abercrombie welcomes Martinez Unified School District administrators, including Superintendent Rami Muth, Director of Education Services Audrey Lee, Assistant Superintendent CJ Cammack, and Alhambra High School Principal Tom Doppe. (NANCY HOBERT / Courtesy)

By NANCY HOBERT Special to the Tribune Administrators from the Martinez Unified School District attended a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary Club. Their presentation was “Alhambra High School of Today and the Future.” Superintendent Rami Muth made several introductory comments and then turned the meeting over to Audrey Lee, ...

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Rotary Report: A partnership that works

Chief Manjit Sappal (at right), with Martinez Police Department Captain Eric Ghisletta during a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary Club. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

In Martinez, people know each other. We have strong personal networks that work. There are lots of benefits. An important one is keeping us safe. Our new police Chief Manjit Sappal considers trust and working together with the community as his most important jobs. His office door is open. Martinez ...

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Rotary Report: White elephants …

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Martinez Rotary held its annual “White Elephant” exchange earlier in December. We wondered where the term came from. We bet you wonder too! Turns out the term is from Thailand. Albino elephants were rare and hence valuable. If a royal figure gave you ...

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Rotary fight against polio is almost won

The Polio virus. (GROHMEIER / Duke University

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Martinez Rotary is proud to participate in a major Rotary international project: abolishing polio. The program is very close to succeeding. If it does, polio will be the second global scourge to be eradicated (the first being smallpox). Eradicating polio depends on establishing ...

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