Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Scholars

The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Scholars Program began in 1995 to address the growing number of high school dropouts.  High school graduation is considered essential for long term success and independence.  The Scholars Program identifies students who need additional support and encouragement to graduate high school.  Club members, along with our coordinator Angie, provide mentoring to the students to help them graduate on time with their class.  Scholars are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA, do community service, remain free of criminal activity and stay drug/alcohol free. As long as the requirements are met, students are awarded a scholarship of up to $4,000 to cover tuition, books and fees at an accredited college or training program. This program is offered at our three local high schools: El Capitan, Santana and West Hills.  Each year, three new students are chosen (one from each campus).   Since its inception, the program has assisted over 155 students and has an 83% graduation rate with 63% of those graduating going on to attend college or post-secondary education. 


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Rotarian of the Year
 

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Rotarian of the Year - Bill Pommering


Bill is always focused on what is best for our club and willing to put in the time to make it happen.
 


 

  • He shows up early to meetings to help with check in and make guests feel welcome

  • Is a regular volunteer at club events

  • Always ensures there is change available at meetings

  • Completes and distributes our yearly renewal forms

  • Sends in all Rotary International and District dues/PolioPlus contributions/Paul Harris points

  • Organizes and collects funds for many of our club events

  • Collects and distributes funds for our fundraisers (including grants, local events and special projects)

  • Prepares, updates and presents monthly treasurer reports at meetings

  • Calls to check on members who he has not seen in a while

  • Investigates questions with banks, bylaws, former Rotarians, the city, and any other entity that we need him to contact

  • Is a financial supporter of all club fundraisers and events

  • PowerPoint maker extraordinaire

  • Funny collection drive name originator

  • Regular interviewer for Gordon Zucker, RYLA and Scholar programs, as well as presenter of awards

  • Zoom meeting screen sharing host extraordinaire.



But even more importantly, Bill is a true gentleman, a kind-hearted, caring person, willing to help anyone who asks – he always says yes, is a member of the Santee community that constantly gives back through public service and donation of his time to local charities and organizations, is a lover of cars, big band and formerly Arnold Palmers, a snappy dresser and a wonderful friend to Rotary.
 


 
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Santee K-12 Students Receive Backpacks 

District 5340 Buddy's Backpack  Santee Lakeside Rotary
 
The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club donated  $1,750 worth of backpacks and schools supplies as part of a community driven back-to-school backpack effort. 
 
As strong supporters of their local schools and students, the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club decided to seek a District grant to help with this community project.  The Club contributed  $1,000 of club funds which was matched with $750 District dollars. This event was also supported through various community fundraising efforts. 
 
The backpack event started in 2015 and is named after the founder and community activist, Buddy Rabaya who died from complications from a hemorrhagic stroke this past year.  Buddy had always been very supportive of Rotary events and volunteered at many of them.  He was a tremendous community partner. 
 
Now known as Buddy's Backpacks, this program helps families having a tough time paying for school supplies.  The backpacks were distributed at two school location with COVID safety measures practiced.  Families drove to the school site parking lots and remained in their cars as volunteers provided age-appropriate backpacks for the kids and placed them safely into their vehicles.  The child (children) had to be present in the car.  
 
Santee Rotarians joined in and helped with the distribution of the backpacks and supplies.  It is estimated that over 800 students were recipients at this annual event.  
 
Rotarian and superintendent of the Santee School District, Kristin Baranski thanked the volunteers and community supporters for doing this for the children of Santee.  

Source:  Article from Rotary District 5340 and Sandy Pugliese. 
 
 
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The Santee Lakeside Rotary Club Making a Difference

Are you interested in making a difference in your community?  Check out all of the great projects that Santee-Lakeside Rotary has already accomplished this Rotary last year! 
  • 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 to see what you can add!
     

         
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Canine Companions

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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.


            

 



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Kaylyn Gonzales

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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!
 
 
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Rotary International Convention in Hawaii

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 The special promotion discount available to Rotarians for next year's RI convention in Hawaii has expired.  However, there is continued good news - there is a reduced early registration fee for those who register by December 15, 2019.  Registration is available to Rotarians with a My Rotary account online at  http://www.riconvention.org/en/honolulu .  To see video highlighting next year's convention click here.
 

 
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Rotary Rose Parade Float

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Rotary needs your help to make this year's Rotary Rose Parade Float a success. This year's theme is Hope Connects the World.   PGD, Wade Nomura, Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Chair  announced the registration date of September 15 for signing up to decorate the Rotary Rose Parade Float.  Mark your calendars accordingly!
 
   Instructions for registering:
 
  1. Visit www.rotaryfloat.org to sign up and support the float.
     
  2. Follow the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee's work on Facebook and share your Tourament of Roses experience with family, friends and neighbors.  This is how we can grow the family of Rotary.
     
  3. District 5340 will be supporting the float but let's help participate as club members and Rotary Clubs. Donations of $1000 or more will be listed as major donors....but, honestly, any amount can help.  Checks payable to "Rotary Rose Parade Float" can be sent to P.O. Box 92502, Pasadena, CA  91109.  You can also donate online. 

 
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2019 Rotarians at work day 

                                                                 

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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2019 Concert at the Lakes 

Posted on May 05, 2019



 
 




Concert at the Lakes 2019


The Santee Lakeside Rotary and The Santee Lakes Foundation present the 10th Annual 2019 Concert at the Lakes.  This great event  supports Youth Programs, Scholarships and Family Recreation in the Santee and Lakeside Communities. 

Spend the evening enjoying great music under the stars at beautiful Santee Lakes.  Tickets always sell out so purchase them early.  It be hosted again by San Diego Legend ShotGun Tom Kelly. 


 





Tickets are available 
Dinner tickets are $65.00, Lawn Tickets just $35.00.  Gates will open at 4:00 pm for Dinner. The Concert starts at 6:00 pm. Log onto www.concertatthelakes.com/​ for more information.  Don't be Square - See you there!


Become a Sponsor: Please Call John Morley 619-306-2479
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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Concert at the Lakes 2019




 
 
Concert at the Lakes 2019 


 



The Santee Lakeside Rotary and The Santee Lakes Foundation present the 10th Annual 2019 Concert at the Lakes.  This great event  supports Youth Programs, Scholarships and Family Recreation in the Santee and Lakeside Communities. 

Spend the evening enjoying great music under the stars at beautiful Santee Lakes.  Tickets always sell out so purchase them early.  It be hosted again by San Diego Legend ShotGun Tom Kelly. 


Tickets are available Soon
Dinner tickets are $65.00, Lawn Tickets just $35.00.  Gates will open at 4:00 pm for Dinner. The Concert starts at 6:00 pm. Log onto www.concertatthelakes.com/​ for more information.  Don't be Square - See you there!


Become a Sponsor: Please Call John Morley 619-306-2479 
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2019 District Training Assembly

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2019 District Training Assembly
March 30, 2019
8:30 to 12:00 p.m.
Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at USD


Held only once a year, District Training Assembly offers training for Rotarians including club officers, directors, and committee chairs to help them become more effective club leaders. All club members, especially Red Badgers, are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Come learn club management tips and best practices from other Rotarians at District Training on March 30, 2019 at the Joan Kroc Center for Peace & Justice on the USD campus. Online registration is $30 per person. This is a great opportunity to learn about Rotary and network with other Rotarians. We expect full attendance for each class, so don't miss out.
Registration ends on March 29, 2019
 
Marta Knight, District Governor Elect, Convener
 
SCHEDULE
  
7:45 AM- 8:30 AM                    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
8:30 AM -9:00 AM                    WELCOME                                                                 
  
SESSION 1      9:10 AM – 10:00 AM
Presidents-Elect & Asst. Governors - (2019-2020)                                           
Current Club Presidents (2018-2019)                                                        
Club Secretaries using ‘MyRotary’                                            
Club Treasurers and Reporting Requirements                                          
Community Service                                                           
Membership Recruiting                                                                              
Youth Service                                                                                    
The Rotary Foundation   
Bridging the Generation Gap-Recruiting Millennials                                                                                         
  
SESSION 2      10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Presidents (2020-2021)                                                                                    
Effective Leadership                                                                                  
Public Image & Branding                                                
Membership Retention                                                                              
Club Fundraising                                                                                                      
RYLA & LEAD                                                                                                         
Youth Protection                                                                                           
Pathways to Peace                                                              
International Service                                                                                                 
  
SESSION 3      11:10 AM – 12:00 PM
District Grants Management                                                        
Effective Speaking                                                                                          
Young Professionals in Rotary                                                                               
Navigating RI Website for Presidents and PE’s     
Social Media                                                                                                               
Creating Great Club Programs Using Technology                                              
Rotaract, What it’s all about                                             
Rotary 101       
R.I. Conventions - What to Expect                               
 
SESSION 4       12:10 – 2:00 PM  
 GLOBAL GRANTS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR 

 
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Rotary Installation Dinner

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 Please Mark your Calendars for the
Rotary Installation Dinner on July 1st. 
Starts at 5:30 -8:30 

 
2019 - 2020
BOARD MEMBERS
 
President
Paul Ague
President Elect        
Laura Purdom
Secretary
Elana Levens-Craig
Club Treasurer
Bill Pommering
Foundation Treasurer
Doug Wilson
Member at Large
John Morley
Membership Chair
Kaylyn Gonzales
Youth Chair
Karen Fleck
Past President
Elana Levens-Craig
 
 
BOARD ADVISOR'S (Non-board member)
 
Program Chair
Sandy Pugliese
International
Allen Carlisle
Youth Protection
Lori Bird
Service Projects
Champions (Varies)
Peace Chair
Phil Herrington
CATL Chair
John Morley
Social Media / Website
Ronn Hall
 
 
ROTARY
Santee – Lakeside Rotary Club
Santee – Lakeside Rotary Club Foundation
 

 

 
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Fireside Chat Photos 


On October 4th, Santee Lakeside Rotary had a Fireside Chat at the home of Karen Fleck & Tom Clarke.  Good food, fellowship and fun were enjoyed by all of the attendees, both Rotarians and their spouses.  President Elana Levens-Craig shared information on District 5340 grants and projects that she heard about at the District Foundation Seminar.  Rotarians are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and the diverse list of projects, both local, national and international definitely illustrated the power of Rotary.


 See pictures from the  2018 Fireside Chat Photos 

The 2019 Fireside Chat will be held on May 26th at the home of Virginia & Ronn Hall 

 

 
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Soles4Souls 

Posted on Sep 14, 2018
Santee Lakeside Rotary Club President, Elana Levens-Craig attended her very first Rotary International Convention this past spring in Toronto, Canada and came home inspired.  While at the convention and in the House of Friendship, Elana came across a booth for Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes around the world.  She was pretty sure most of her club members had shoes in their closets  they no longer needed.  The Club enthusiastically backed this project and set a goal of collecting 300 pairs of shoes during the month of August.  Members not only raided their own closets but they also reached out into the community via social media for donations as well.    The end result, nearly double the goal, was 583 pairs of shoes!   This is an amazing start to Elana's presidential year and the collection effort is a true reflection that Rotarians are People of Action! 
 
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2018 District Training Assembly

Posted by ronn

 
Join us for the 2018 District Training Assembly. Held only once a year, District Training Assembly offers training for Rotarians including club officers, directors, and committee chairs to help them become more effective club leaders. All club members, especially Red Badgers, are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Come learn club management tips and best practices from other Rotarians at District Training on March 24, 2018 at the Joan Kroc Center for Peace & Justice on the USD campus. Online registration is the same as previous year's at $25 per person. This is a great opportunity to learn about Rotary and network with other Rotarians. We expect full attendance for each class, so don't miss out.

Schedule of Events

7:45 AM – 8:40 AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM - Welcome  
9:10 AM – 10:00 AM - Session 1
10:10 AM – 11:00 AM - Session 2
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM - Session 3

The Global Grants Management Seminar will also be hosted from 12:10 PM to 2:00 PM at the KIPJ Theatre. For more information on that seminar, please click here.

2018 District Training Assembly
USD's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA  92110
United States
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Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Fingerprints Children

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In today’s society where our children are more vulnerable than ever, child fingerprint kits makes a lot of sense for parents who want to be able to provide the maximum assistance to policing agencies should the unthinkable happen.  The Santee Sheriff's Department has always been responsive to the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club when requesting kits to take on the road.  Their partnership in providing the necessary tool kits to make this happen is essential to the club's success.  This past fall, the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club fingerprinted children at the Grossmont Healthcare District's annual Kids Care Fest, held last year at the Lakeside Rodeo grounds and this past month did the same thing at the City of Santee's 2nd Annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo held in Trolley Square.  This is one of the club's community outreach programs where Rotarians can interact with community in an engaging fashion sharing safety tips for their children all-the-while sharing the many benefits of being a Rotarian.  This is also a great outreach to get your red badgers involved in community service.  Senator Joel Anderson knows the importance of community outreach and acknowledged the club's effort with a Certificate of Outstanding Service right on site of the event itself.
 
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Rotarians Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted on Aug 31, 2017
 

Seeing Rotarians Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey Reminds Me Why I Am in Rotary our neighbors to the east are facing a natural disaster of epic proportions right now.
Some experts have estimated that Harvey could be the single costliest storm this country has ever faced, and thousands of residents are waking up this morning huddled in
storm shelters, not sure what (if anything) remains for them to come home to. Members of Rotary are often the first to ask, "How can I help?" It warms my heart to have heard
from so many of you, wanting to know how best you could make a difference in these devastated parts. We have just launched a new web portal to provide ways to support
Harvey relief efforts. I am also very pleased to announce the launch of the Rotary District 5340 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) designed specifically to support disaster relief efforts like
those taking place in Texas and Louisiana. Starting today, the 5340 Foundation is collecting donations that will support the American Red Cross and ShelterBox. Donations you
make to the 5340 Foundation can be earmarked for the charity of your choice (e.g. 100% to one, 50% to both) or they can be used to help fund our response to future disasters,
all while keeping future fundraising solicitations to an absolute minimum. Several Rotary districts have also mobilized and provided information on emergency relief funds that they
have setup. Our new web portal can help sort through the options to support these individual efforts directly. Please check harvey.rotary5340.org often, as we will be posting update
s right there on how Rotarians are supporting the relief efforts that are just now beginning. While it has been downgraded as a storm, Harvey still remains a threat, and the clean-up
has not even begun in many parts of the region. Just this morning, new reports emerged of a chemical plant exploding due to loss of power, and oil storage tanks toppling over from the
floodwaters, releasing thousands of gallons of oil into the environment. The need for help is great, and I am heartened by the outpouring of support our District has shown.

Rotarians are truly People of Action. Let's put our words into action, and start helping these individuals begin to reclaim their lives.

Thank you very much,
Scott Carr District Governor 2017-18

 
P.S.
Many Rotarians have also asked how they can help provide donations of items, including necessities like clothing, blankets, and more. Many of the highways
right now resemble lakes (click here to see how bad it really is). When those roads dry out, our challenge will be logistics, transporting these goods to the area
s where they are needed most. If you have ideas or leads on how we could transport these items, please email me directly at scarr@rotary5340.org.
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Concert at the Lakes 2017


Concert at the Lakes


 
 Saturday July 29 the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation and the Santee Lakes Foundation presented the Annual Concert at the Lakes.
This year was another great success with over 1,000 people attending.  The event was held at Santee Lakes lake five. Master of Ceremonies was radio personality Shotgun Tom Kelly. The evening featured food from Cupid’s Catering and dessert from Eccentric International Bakery and Deli 
 
For more highlights log onto: The ECHERALD  
 
 

ROCKING MEMORIES........
Guest MC "Shotgun Tom" Kelly

DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY - The Ultimate Tribute to Heart 
The Long Run - Experience The Eagles

Show will feature, DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY The ultimate Tribute to Heart.
DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY has performed on stages through the U.S. for over a decade. They have performed on stage with Heart's original members; Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen, they've performed LIVE in studio on the KTLA Morning news, and recently Dog N Butterfly received the prestigious honor of performing on AXS TV's popular show; WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS!!! (Something not many tribute bands can brag about!) And even world-famous rock jock "Uncle" Joe Benson from KLOS has said that Dog 'N' Butterfly is one of the best tribute bands he's ever seen!

THE LONG RUN, - Experience The Eagles is a superb tribute show based in Los Angeles dedicated to respectfully performing the timeless music of The Eagles for audiences all over the world. 
The Long Run, is a group widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute act performing today
THE LONG RUN is back at Concert At The Lakes by POPULAR demand. After performing for us in 2014 and 2016, we have had numerous requests to bring them back one more time!
These bands have sold out venues from Casino showrooms to Concert Clubs and Performing Arts Centers throughout the US.
With two excellent tribute acts in one night, this is a show you will not want to miss!
Specifically, the money brought in from the event goes towards scholarships to graduates of Santana, West Hills, and El Capitan High Schools as well as other educational materials in local grade schools. The Santee Lakes Foundation uses funds from Concert At The Lakes for improvements and recreational projects within the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve. 
See you next year at ConcertAtTheLakes.com
 

 
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2016 in Review

Posted by Ronn Hall on Jan 08, 2017
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  2016 was another good year for our club with new members and new excitement.

We had many projects starting:

 

          
 
  Rotarian Day at Mission Trails          Fireside Chat at Elana's                       Packing food at  Post Office                         Kids Day Fest                                      2016 Concert at the Lakes                Christmas Party 
 
 
 
                    A great year for speakers at our club
 
     
 

Then there's the phone pictures      
 
           
 
 Looking forward to this new year 
Happy 2017
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