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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
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  

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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 2019 at our weekly lunch, Thursdays at noon, to learn more about how you can get involved.

            See what we did in 2018!
  • Raised money for our Scholars program by putting on a Concert at the Lakes. 
  • Collected over 500 shoes for Soles4 Soles.
  • Fingerprinting children at Kids Care Fest, in cooperation with the Grossmont Healthcare District.
  • Serving as club members serving in District positions.
  • Participated in Socktober, purchasing socks to provide a prosthetic limb for a child.
  • Gave a Grant of $2500 to help Santee Santas.
  • Participated with SMOAC elves program by handwriting holiday cards for seniors in our local mobile home parks.
  • 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 500 families and an interactive day for over 300 children.
  • Helped decorate the Rotary International float that was in this year's Rose Parade.
  • Served as greeters for the Rotary International Assembly.
  • Hosted 17 Rotarians from around the globe for Host Hospitality Night at the International Assembly.
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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 

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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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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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Posted by SMP

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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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 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

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
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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  

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

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Posted by Ronn Hall on Jan 08, 2017

  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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