Posted on Jun 26, 2018
For the last meeting of Niels Presidency, we shared some great moments. Niels honored his year as president with some great songs, Jim Wang spoke about campaigns to ban plastic straws, Amélie reminded us about the monthly event at San Dieguito Park and Andrea Cornelius shared with us her environmental journey!
Niels sang to open and to end the meeting. Visit our facebook page for the videos!
Link to Opening song
Link to Closing song with everybody singing (lyrics at the end of this story)
First steps of the meeting:
Opening song by Niels
And the usual Happy/Eco Dollars :)
The Eco Minute with the President's Message from this month Rotarian magazine
"If you want to build a boat, don't begin by collecting wood, cutting boards, or assigning tasks. Begin by awakening in the souls of your workers a longing for the vast and boundless sea."
French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author of The Little Prince)
Then, Jim Wang from the Encinitas Environmental Commission spoke about the "straw on request" bill for Encinitas, and shared with us the new campaign about straws in Oceanside.
Please sign this petition on and share it to make Oceanside straw-free! All actions with cities government will help create a better environment. 
People who spoke at the Encinitas City Council to support the straw on request bill.
We can see our members Niels and Amélie, and our speaker of the day Andrea!
Amélie reminded us with the monthly community service organized with the San Dieguito County Park. Every second Sunday of the month from 8am to 10am we will help them with removing invasive plants, clearing trail paths, planting trees....
Finally, Andrea Cornelius shared with us her environmental journey!
Andrea Cornelius is an intern in the Del Mar City Manager's Office, working with the Environmental Sustainability Manager. She graduated from CSU San Marcos in May with a degree in Environmental Studies, where she was an active officer of the school's Environmental Studies Club. Andrea has previously interned with the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and the Escondido Creek Conservancy. She is passionate about urban sustainability, environmental activism, reducing waste, and educating people to "do the right thing" for the planet.
Elektra introduced Andrea
We discovered her new passion for snails!
...Caring for little things...
And Niels closed the meeting with this great song
Thank You Niels for all the good you did as a president of our club, and all the good you'll continue to do!
To hear the nicely recorded version of the song, visit this YouTube link