Rotary Craft Talks
May 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Laura, Marlene, and Dr. Buzz
No Meeting
Jun 04, 2020
Zoom Conference Meeting (Online)
Jun 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Angie Martinez - Rotary Scholarship Program
No Meeting
Jun 18, 2020
Installation Dinner
Jun 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Installation of new club officiers
No Meeting
Jun 25, 2020
No Meeting
Jul 02, 2020
Zoom Conference Meeting (Online)
Jul 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Neisha Hernandez
David R. HIggins, PhD
Jul 16, 2020 12:00 PM
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Rotary Fireside Chat
Jul 30, 2020 5:30 PM
Annual Fireside Chat Evening Meeting
Special Event
Oct 14, 2020 6:30 PM
Please join us for a special recognition for our 60th Anniversary at the Santee City Council Meeting
May 2020
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The Santee Lakeside Rotary Club (SLRC) is celebrating its 60th birthday this month.  Chartered as a Rotary club on May 23, 1960, the club  introduced 23 charter members to the world of Rotary.  At the time of charter, SLRC represented the twin communities of Santee and Lakeside,  both were unincorporated rural areas.  Santee has since incorporated as a city.  Rotarian, Walter Chandler served as its first president, followed by Rotarian Ray Stoyer.  The club was sponsored by the El Cajon and La Mesa Rotary clubs.
Charter members were:  Walter Chandler, Dr. John De Kock, Charles Bliss, Ross Mallette, John Bacon, Ray Stoyer, Charles Skidmore, Dwight Williams, Fred Breise, Barney Barrett, Rev. Charles Clark, John Gill, Bert Partain, Robert Schipper, Bruce Swinson, Gordon M. Bell, Wayne Chubb, Al Flaven, Chet Harritt, Duane Pillsbury, John Smiley, W.H. Stevens Jr., Edward L. Brewer, Dr. Everett Carmody, Frank Fox, Sam Millison, Gale Ruffin, Harold Secor, William Thomas and Thomas Smiley.
SLRC membership was drawn from a broad cross-section of professions, business, industry, education and government, which is still true today.  Currently SLRC has 32 members and are always looking to grow.  Current members who have led the club as president include: Bill Pommering, Allen Carlisle, Elana Levens-Craig, Augie Caires, Sandy Pugliese, Tom Miles, Doug Wilson, Vic Bermudes, Jim Peasley, and Dr. Paul Ague.
As People of Action, a community service program was developed and is still going strong.  Initiated a few decades back by a growing concern over high school drop out rates, the SLRC established a scholarship program that aimed to assist students from three local high schools - West Hills, Santana and El Capitan - with staying in high school and graduating with their class.  Identified students were mentored and given a set of criteria that, if met, would provide them the equivalent of a two-year community college tuition, including books and fees.  To date, almost 200 students have been helped through this program.  
With the motto Service Above Self at the helm of all the club activities,  other local community projects undertaken by SLRC include participating with the annual USPS in the Stamp Out Hunger Food drive to make sure the food that is collected in Santee is donated to the Santee Food Bank.  SLRC also provided assistance through either hands-on projects, grants or a combination of both and include Santee Santas Foundation, Santee Food Bank, East County Transitional Living Center, Canine Companions for Independence and Rotary at Work projects. Other activities include holiday card card writing to distribute to isolated seniors in mobile home parks, collecting items for a Veteran's home, Soles 4 Souls shoe collection, planting trees, participating in Rotaractor WAPI project. and providing fingerprinting services for children at local health fairs.  
Internationally, SLRC has sponsored water projects in Kenya and Ecuador, as well as providing direct assistance to Rancho Marta, a school and orphanage in Mexico, where the club  has funded a kitchen, computer lab and a ranch solar project.  In earlier days of the club, SLRC was involved in assisting a school in Tijuana.  In addition, the SLRC joins its sister club, the Rotary Club of Ensenada in activities of mutual interest.  

Dear Santee-Lakeside Rotarians –
The COVID-19 virus has been affecting many of our local organizations and programs. Please read the following letter from District Governor Marta Knight.
Hello District Leaders,
I believe it is important to reach out to you directly with an update on our plans to continue to serve you safely and effectively through this evolving situation.
Today I was part of a conference call with our Zones 26-27 Director Johrita Solari and my class of 2019-2020, District Governors. We discussed the new Coronavirus developments and how this situation is affecting you, the members of all of our Districts. I gained insight into what we are all facing and the potential impact on our Rotary gatherings.
First and foremost, I want all of you to know that your Health and Safety will always be my top priority in whatever decisions are made by the District.
We cancelled our District Conference and District Training Assembly. These past few days RYLA, Model UN and many Club fundraisers have also been canceled.
I know that these were very difficult decisions, but were the best given the current circumstances. Many of these events can be postponed to a later date when things settle down and our members and participant health and safety will not be compromised.
Rotary International recommends that members follow the guidelines set by the Public Health Officials in our area.
Regarding holding your club meetings, every club is different. Each club has the opportunity to adopt whatever policy is appropriate for its circumstances. Discuss this with your board and your members and adjust accordingly. I know that your members will understand the importance of whatever decision you make.
We are working on making GoTo Webinar/meeting available to all the clubs. You can then hold your meetings and trainings on line. More information on this will follow.
We are also working on preparing and delivering the trainings from District Training Assembly to all of you.
I welcome your ideas and recommendations.
Due to these recommendations, and those of local and state public health officials, we are implementing the following changes:
  • We will not be having our weekly meetings through the end of March (so no meeting on March 19 or 26).  We will advise everyone about April as we get closer and get updated information from SDCC. At this time, the college is closed to groups and events until further notice, but they are updating their status regularly.
  • SDCC Impact Day on March 24th has been cancelled. We will participate next year.
  • The Santee Chamber Heroes Luncheon, honoring our Rotarian of the Year, Kaylyn, has been rescheduled to April 24th. Please mark your calendars. Therefore, we will be dark on Thursday, April 23rd so people can attend this luncheon instead.
  • We will update you about Rotarians at Work Day in a few weeks once we see how things are going.
  • Please keep your eyes out for notices and information on our Facebook page as well.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

District Governor Marta Knight

Kaylyn Gonzales - Rotarian of the Year 
Our 2019 Rotarian of the Year is Kaylyn Gonzales.  Kaylyn is what Rotary is about - someone with a big heart and a desire to give back.  Kaylyn works for Waste Management and became a Rotarian in 2017.  Kaylyn has been our club's membership chair and with her leadership, we have seen our membership thrive and grow! Kaylyn does our birthday messages on Facebook, as well as synopsis of each meeting so club members can learn more about our speakers.  She championed club shirts and also designed free lunch cards to invite new people to our meetings.  She has been a 2-time Rotarians at Work Day leader and comes to every meeting with a smile on her face!  Congratulations Kaylyn!

Members of our club visited the Canine Companions for Independence Training Center in Oceanside.  Canine Companions for Independence has been providing assistance dogs free of charge since 1975.  After touring the facility and seeing demonstrations of assistance dogs at work, club members presented the organization with $1,200 to help train an assistance dog for a disabled service member.




Rotary International Convention 2020 |  Honolulu, Hawaii‎

The Honolulu convention offers a variety of events to ensure that you make the most of your time in the city. Look through the offerings below to start planning your convention activities. The information is subject to change; check back often for the latest updates.

Rotary-ticketed events

Purchase tickets when you register for the convention online or by mail or fax. Prices are in U.S. dollars and include the value-added tax.

Rotaract Preconvention

For Rotaract and Rotary members interested in Rotaract.

5-6 June | $125

Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention

For Rotary members who work with Youth Exchange.

5-6 June | $125

Youth Exchange Officers Banquet

For Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention participants and their guests, but all convention registrants are welcome.

5 June | $125

Rotary and the United Nations: Celebrating a 75-year Legacy of Humanitarian Cooperation

All Rotary members and the general public are invited to attend.

5 June | $125

President’s Recognition Luncheon

Come celebrate a successful and productive 2019-20 Rotary year with RI President Mark Daniel Maloney.

8 June | $60

President-elect’s Leadership Luncheon

Join RI President-elect Holger Knaack as we look forward to the coming Rotary year and the 2021 International Convention in Taipei.

9 June | $60

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Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Check out all of the great projects that Santee-Lakeside Rotary has already accomplished this Rotary year!  Join us in 2020 at our weekly lunch, Thursdays at noon, to learn more about how you can get involved.

   See what we did in 2019!
  • Raised money for our Scholars program by putting on a Concert at the Lakes, graduated 3 scholars and got 3 new ones.
  • In addition to money raised privately, we received a district grant for $4,000 and put in solar at Rancho Santa Marta, saving the school $10,000 per year that they can use towards educating the children.  The total project was over $60,000!
  • Participated with SMOAC elves program by handwriting holiday cards for seniors in our local mobile home parks.
  • Sent 9 local high school students to RYLA, a Rotary leadership program for students.
  • Assembled 1,000 boxes for Santee Santas which was used for food and toys for local families.
  • Joined with Rotary club of Ensenada to provide food, blankets and clothing to over 300 families. 
  • Served as greeters for the Rotary International Assembly.
  • Awarded 8 new Paul Harris fellows, equating to saving 64 lives!

  • Come join us in 2020 to see what you can add!

Residents of the Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park in Santee had a helping hand from Santee-Lakeside Rotarians on Saturday, April 27 -
Rotarians at Work Day.  A coordinated effort with Santee Mobile Home Owners Action Committee (SMOAC), club members cleared overgrowth and weeds in resident's yards of those who had the greatest need.  Residents looked on and some even pitched in.  Throughout the project there were many smiles and comments of appreciation, including being called Garden Angels.  Click here to see more pictures of the event. 

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Member Birthdays:
  • Kristopher Shannon
    May 21
  • Phil Herrington
    May 23
  • Laura Purdom
    May 27
  • Allen Carlisle
    May 31