Posted by David Johnson on Feb 09, 2018
President: Keenan Warner open the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake.  The Club with the high altitude and the Can-Do Attitude:
Secretary: Ron Peavy provided a Rotary Moment.
Member: Andy Brakebill led the club members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Member: Dave Johnson led the members in “God Bless America” and the Rotary Song.
Guests: We were happy to introduce our Guests for the Evening:  Dave Smith (Coach of the Big Bear High School) and his wife Lisa.  Ron Perkins, the assistant coach and his wife Marji;  One of our Exchange Students Vince, from Austria;  Ron Peavy’s wife Elena was also welcomed. 
Super Bowl Board Winners; Craig Smith and Helen Walsh.  Andy Suhay had a close score but chose the wrong team.  Our condolences Andy!
Members were asked to sign up for their favorite project.
Sweetheart Ball is on the 14th of February.  Please sign up.  You will be receiving another E-Mail.  All funds are going to the local non-profits in Bear Valley.  Help us help the less fortunate. 
John Friel: Another full page ad in the Grizzly. $10
Maria Martell: Won $400 somewhere unknown.  Reports giving ½ to Eric(husband).  Wrote a check for $50 for her Paul Harris.
Helen Walsh: Won some money and was asked for $2.00 and a bottle of two buck chuck!
Andy Brakebill: Celebrating Birthday.  Ron (Finemaster) wanted $20 but Andy offered $56 at the last meeting of the month.  Keenan bet on the futures!
Tony Tamberchi:  Said the Red Goose Vodka???   Was the best.  Offered $5.00
Marji Perkins was for USC and fined $5.00!!!
Dave Smith:  Ron Peavy presented Dave Smith with a VHS Tape of the 1992 CIF Championship game.  Dave came up with $5.00.
Program (Keenan Reporting)
Our speaker tonight is the head football coach at BBHS, Dave Griffiths who was recently voted small schools Coach of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports.  Dave guided the Bears to a CIF Southern Section Division 2 title and CIF SoCal D5 AA regional final.  He recorded his 150th career win in the Bears' CIF Southern Section semifinal game against Santa Ana.  The award comes as Dave completes his 19th season at the helm of BBHS.  
Dave is the second coach from Big Bear to earn this prestigious distinction.  Mike Clifton won it in 1992.
This year our Bears went 13-2 overall, 3-0 in League and 8-0 at home.  After an opening day loss to Aquinas, the Bears went on to log 13 consecutive wins.  Their final game of their season was a heart-breaking loss to Golden West in the 2017 CIF State Championship Bowl game.
REMEMBER:  Sign up for Sweetheart Ball.
Dave Smith and Keenan Warner
Coaches, wives, and Mary Suzuki (Superintendent) in the middle!