Thank you to Carol Abbanat for taking notes!

The meeting was led by Richard Pearl as Kim was obligated to the Leadership Training last week.

Guests present: Heather Osterhout, Penny Pearl and Jim Hassani 

Announcements: Claire discussed the Social this week which will be at Buonarroti, from 6-8 PM. The $10.00 cost will be used to sponsor dinner (Pizza and soft drinks) for the first Prom for Phoenix HS. The Prom itself is sponsored by the Woman's Club.

Kris reported that the May 19 Race Night is progressing with the bar and kitchen being settled. Tickets will be online only and raffle needs will be discussed at future meetings. Wild Bill reported the Blood Drive on April 21. May 6  @ 9:00 AM will be Camp Clay, and he said how much fun the kids have with the clay. Clark reported that Edgardo Carrillo submitted his application for membership in the club including a very impressive resume. The members welcomed him with applause. Clark also reported that the club is only half way toward meeting the goal for the Foundation Annual Fund. He shared that a $60 donation from each member would easily make the goal by June.

Clark and major donor Jerry, presented his wife Karen Johnson with the Paul Harris Pin +8 that includes 3 ruby gems. It happens that Karen has reached such a level that there is only 1 more level possible. Her dedication to Rotary was recognized with a standing ovation.

Guest Speaker: Supervisory Special Agent Jami (Jimmy) Hassani with the FBI.

Jimmy Hassani entered duty as an FBI Special Agent in 2004 investigating Cyber Terrorism. He worked his way up the ranks to his current position as Supervisory Special Agent in 2020 located at the Sacramento Field Office. He focused on leading a team against, among other violations, the cyber-enabled fraud that spiked during the pandemic. 

SSA  Jimmy currently leads the squad responsible for Cyber-Enabled Complex Financial and Healthcare Fraud investigations at the FBI Field Office.

Some take aways of this talk include that when a suspicious email arrives: don't click on the link, it could be a fraud link. Check with your accounts and do not click on the link. If you think you have a fraud situation contact: and don't panic. 

An example of Fraud that is active now: Fake Amazon accounts.


Check out last week's meeting photos HERE

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