The Challenges of Opening School
A big Chula Vista Sunrise thank you to Dr. Francisco Escobedo who was our speaker this week on Zoom. The Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent shared the protocols for getting schools up and running again August 31. He emphasized mitigating the risk for all students and staff by implementing three different models of education depending the current Covid-19 numbers. For more pictures of Dr. Escobedo's presentation, please visit our Facebook page.
Giving at the Drive By
A BIG thank you to Rotarians and community members who stopped by our drive by donation supporting Community Through Hope! In two short hours, we collected 150 pairs of socks, 176 undergarments, 68 bottles of Ensure, 86 pop-top cans of food, 80 bags of pasta, 83 jars of peanut butter and monetary donations totaling $280, all going to residents with food insecurities or without a home. Way to stand tall Chula Vista! Thank you to Community Through Hope for all the work you do in our area.
Welcome to the New Year
President Jeff Thiel has completed his first online zoom meeting!! Past DG Marta Knight shared about the first-ever fun Zoom Governor’s Celebration and we reviewed our own Installation/Oustallation. Jeff announced our upcoming District Grants going to Chula Vista Community Collaborative, Community Through Hope, International Rescue Committee, South Bay Community Services, Books for Babies and Living Coast Discovery Center! Our service project for the month will support CTH. Jeff shared a bit about himself and made a pledge to lead us to greatness! It’s going to be a year of opportunities! 
Welcome President Jeff
President Jeff is back in charge!  The first meeting under his leadership will take place on ZOOM on July 9th at 7:30 am!
Congratulations to DG Marta
Congratulations Marta! We are proud of you! On behalf of your home club Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary, we want to honor your incredible year as District Governor 5340. A donation to Polio Plus has been made in your name! Thank you for keeping us connected throughout the year and for your graceful leadership. You have reminded us to "Make Good Happen Together, with Love, Compassion and Joy."
Celebrating with a Parade and Online Rewards
Chula Vista Sunrise Rotarians celebrated the end of Sophia Anguiano's reign with a drive-by parade, followed by an online ZOOM presentation. New President Jeff Thiel and his Board of Directors were sworn in and took over the helm. Congratulations to Gina Woodard who earned Rotarian of the Year for all the passion she has displayed since joining our club! Awards were also given for perfect attendance and Paul Harris Fellows, plus a special Honorary Paul Harris going to Clint Bell who donates a lot to our club! Best wishes to retiring member Carole! Thank you Sophia for a fabulous year and best of luck to Jeff as he goes for his second term as president!!
In Memory
Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary is sad to share the unfortunate passing of our beloved Mary Harmata. Mary was the loving wife for 67 years of longtime member Alan Harmata. Her commitment to acquiring donations for our silent auction baskets for Trivia Night demonstrated her dedication to service over many many years. Mary was a woman who lived a life with kindness and thoughtfulness as she remembered special people and events in our club members lives. Always thinking of others, Mary also had a generous gift of humor, often sharing that twinkle in her eye. Mary was named an Honorary Member of our Rotary Club in 2014 due to her continued support and contributions. We all offer our love and condolences to Alan and their extended family members.

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Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary

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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
San Diego KOA Resort Board Room
111 North Second Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
United States of America
(619) 867-3776
Please check our calendar for meeting times as our schedule sometimes changes! Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently held on ZOOM.
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