Today, Lincoln Rotary had a fun, energetic lunch meeting run by Richard Pearl who stepped in for President Father Bill who had another important commitment. 
We honored four Students of the Month from Lincoln High School.  The three in attendance were Dan Luy, Carmen Vanessa Ignacio and Payton Cervetti.  Sarah Lopez was unable to attend.  Accompanying them was one of LHS's new Counselors, Stevie Crisosto.  Welcome to Lincoln High, Stevie !!  All four students were seniorr this year and all have notable accomplishments and great plans for college and careers.  Two parents were able to come and show their pride in their students, Carmen's mom and Payton's dad.
With cries of "Fowl", Dick Fowler won the raffle for the second week in a row.  But he failed to find the Ace of spades.
We were all totally engaged by our enthusiastic speaker, Tanja Poley.  Tanja wears many hats:  she runs a Lincoln business that is both brick and mortar as well as online selling items like canvas bags with art work on them, she does consulting for small business owners, she runs classes for new entrepreneurs focusing on mothers who want to start their own business, and she is a single mom with two children.  Tanja gave us some fascinating facts about small business in the US and turned those facts into a platform for a very interesting talk about the encouraging entrepreneurship, especially among women. 
She punctuated the facts by asking us to guess the answers and paying off with scratch lottery tickets.  Very fun !!  Drop into her shop in the Jansen Building and check out her bags and gifts.  The name of the shop is Ten Four Goods.