Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Mar 05, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by John Templeton
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: None
Anna about St. Patrick's Day Rotario Dinner, Saturday 3/16, hosted by Tim McEvoy. 1 spot still available ($100/person), please let Anna William's know if you'd like to attend.
Brad Cornwell with Brewers update: Long story short… June 8th is the new date at Depot Market Square, 6pm-ish thru 10pm.
Business Promo: Michael Tilley thankful for all the business that a number of our Rotarians have directed to his Minuteman Press!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha attended basketball game was a lot of fun, also fun to see Inga at the Sunnyland Science Fair last weekend;
  • Brad Cornwell enjoyed attending PETS training last weekend, Mark Daniel Maloney is new RI President and a good speaker;
  • Doug Wight’s mother’s birthday, also a wedding anniversary and HIS birthday!
  • Rod Bring missed meetings and an epic trip to SEATAC during Snowmageddon;
  • Scotty gone for for three weeks wonderful Caribbean cruise, then central Florida, then time with old friend in Jacksonville, and bought a home in Florida where he will bemoving soon - we will miss you, Scotty!
  • Bill Geyer trip to Port Angeles to see grandkids: granddaughter is already a budding illustrator / author, grandson birthday yesterday;
  • Inga Dechsel loved serving as a volunteer judge at Sunnyland Science Fair last weekend!
  • Curtis Dye for passing of Joe Coons, and he and Felicity were busy serving as youth exchange “support team”;
  • Steve Swan went to Virginia - Virginia Tech basketball game, also sad bucks for passing of Joe Coons;
Sergeant at Arms by Tresha 
Fines for misc. football trivia.
Mike Bates introduced Al Guido, CEO and managing partner of Elevate Sports Ventures (consulting for sports and entertainment properties), and simultaneously is President of San Francisco 49ers.  Guido works to bring comprehensive business solutions to the sports entertainment industry, identifying new revenue opportunities and innovative ideas to market.  Guido grew up in very poor family with single mom in New Jersey, and he is grateful every day for all the opportunities his job and joy of family life now brings him.
He found his way into sports management and marketing, then was hired on to the Dallas Cowboys, then SanFrancisco 49ers. At both the Dallas and San Francisco he rally brought up the sales and branding revenues.  He also helped in the realization of 49ers new Levis’s Stadium iCA.  His firm Elevate Sports is also involved in the upcoming Seattle NHL franchise.
A few topics he discussed in detail:
-tv revenue growth, and the changing watching habits of the younger generations;
-incorporating legal gaming/gambling into professional sports;
-safety of the sport, and better long-term medical and financial support for retired players;
-the new economics of owning stadiums and fewer opportunities now for public financing;
-the Colin Kaepernick controversy.
Guido gave kudos to Mike Bates and family; Mike’s son works under Guido at the 49ers organization.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot