2017 Grape Day 5k - 10/07/2017 @ 7:30am

Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family out for a good time! Each runner will receive a finishers medal, a cool tech shirt and an even cooler swag bag plus many more goodies! 

Be a part of the celebration by registering for the 5th Annual Grape Day 5K.  The race course winds through historic Escondido.

Proceeds also provide support of Rotarian projects including safe drinking water, Polio eradication, assistance to those in need.

 
 
 
Our Rotary Stories

Sunrise Rotary August 10, 2017; A Potpourri of Escondido Sunrise Rotary Accomplishments

  

President Dave called the meeting to order; Past President Alan Miller led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation,

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Past President Jim Ponder introduced representatives of the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society; Rich Israel and Bob Coda

 

Ann Van Leer, Executive Director of the Escondido Creek Conservancy…

was a guest again… And soon to become a member; Welcome Ann!

 

Past President George Beitner introduced Parnia Vafaei, a RYLA alumni leader, was a guest; she shared some of her experiences both as a RYLA Attendee and as a RYLA Alumni Leader. She is a third year student at California Lutheran University (Past President Jack Anderson’s Alma Mater) and majoring in Business with a focus on entrepreneurialism…

 

Past President Kevin Svetich introduced his guest, Matt Pound of Escondido Sand and Gravel;  a Chamber of Commerce Board member and a Corporate Sponsor of the Grape Day 5K

 

Carl Altamore, a Realtor, was introduced as a guest; this is Carl’s second visit to our Club.

 

 

Birthdays:

 

August:    11    Past President Tony Criss

 

        13    Connie Criss

 

        8    Carol Ponder… Still trying to figure out if this was really her                     birthday??

 

Anniversaries:

 

August:    11    Past President Rich and Donna Aeling… 

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

August:    11    Past President Kelly Mayberry; 10 Years… Thanks for your                 Rotary service Kelly!!

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

President Dave set a record for the largest fine ever assessed during the “First 100 Days” of a Sunrise Rotary President…

 

It seems that Past President Tony Criss was so excited about a recent landscaping project that he had his “Shadow President” (Phil Jordan) place a video of the project on Club Runner…

That’s a no-no Tony!

 

President Dave pictured with the ‘guilty’ Past President…

 

Club member, Father Bill Dopp recently returned from a trip to Uganda and delivered a check from Escondido Sunrise Rotary to assist in the construction of the Rotary School and to support their programs…

 

Rotary Vocational school nears completion… 

 

 

Children dancing at the welcome festival…  

 

 

Rev. Bill and Rev. Daren at the facility…

A photo of the Sunrise Rotarians gathered at Dominic’s Italian Restaurant in Downtown Escondido

 

A photo of Past President Mike Muehl with a 55# Rooster Fish he caught in La Paz, Mexico

 

A photo of Past President Barry Baker enjoying a rope swing at the Baker Family Reunion in Beaver Utah… Careful Barry, injuries happen to old guys doing young guys’ stunts…

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

August:    20    Softball game with the Calafia Rotary Club of Mexicali in Pine                 Valley; see the email from Past President Mark Hoekstra for                 details

 

        24    Club Assembly

 

        31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club; Let’s plan on a                 strong attendance for that special meeting…

 

September:    23    Rotary Foundation District Seminar

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 65 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Jeff Johnson brought some salmon for President Dave that he acquired by hook on a recent fishing trip in Alaska… 

 

Jeff also announced that his son, Brian was recently promoted to the rank of Captain, US Army… Congratulations to Brian and the proud family…

 

Past President Tony Criss recently traveled to Texas and North Carolina and brought some goodies for President Dave; some barbecue sauce and a “big butt” trinket…

 

Past President Rich Aeling announced some upcoming programs and events for Escondido Sunrise:

Our grant has been approved for “Bikes for Kids”… We’ll be raising some extra $$; the recipient school has not been determined…

 

Carols by Candlelight will again be a featured event around Christmas time…The group Lone Star will be the headliner…

 

The Tijuana House-Building project will take place in either January or February in partnership with the Escondido After-Five Rotary Club…

 

A Gulls Hockey night will take place on February 17…

 

Past President George Beitner commented on the ongoing opportunity to bring items for Fisher House at Camp Pendleton. A collection drive and delivery is planned for February…

 

Past President Barry Baker thanked Tony for his suggestion regarding the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach; Barry and Lee celebrated their anniversary at the venue…

 

Rich Israel from the Multiple Sclerosis Society thanked Sunrise members for our ongoing valuable support to the MS effort.  He spoke about local and international efforts to deal with the progressive aspects of the disease. Rich commented about the relationship of Multiple Sclerosis with Parkinson’s Disease and that progress in one arena often helps with treatments and therapies in the other. The Society’s efforts continue to support research and to provide those afflicted with support enabling them to accommodate the impacts of the disease.

    

Program:

 

Our program, The North County Veteran’s Stand Down will be presented at a later date… An apology was received from the presenter, Jim Hester of the Local VFW Chapter.

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Susan Johnson of the Alabaster Jar Project

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $23.00    Mark Maus  

 

Big Pot:        $123.00    Parnia Vafei… Sorry, better luck next time

 

Sunrise Rotary August 10, 2017; A Potpourri of Escondido Sunrise Rotary Accomplishments

  

President Dave called the meeting to order; Past President Alan Miller led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation,

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Past President Jim Ponder introduced representatives of the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society; Rich Israel and Bob Coda

 

Ann Van Leer, Executive Director of the Escondido Creek Conservancy…

was a guest again… And soon to become a member; Welcome Ann!

 

Past President George Beitner introduced Parnia Vafaei, a RYLA alumni leader, was a guest; she shared some of her experiences both as a RYLA Attendee and as a RYLA Alumni Leader. She is a third year student at California Lutheran University (Past President Jack Anderson’s Alma Mater) and majoring in Business with a focus on entrepreneurialism…

 

Past President Kevin Svetich introduced his guest, Matt Pound of Escondido Sand and Gravel;  a Chamber of Commerce Board member and a Corporate Sponsor of the Grape Day 5K

 

Carl Altamore, a Realtor, was introduced as a guest; this is Carl’s second visit to our Club.

 

 

Birthdays:

 

August:    11    Past President Tony Criss

 

        13    Connie Criss

 

        8    Carol Ponder… Still trying to figure out if this was really her                     birthday??

 

Anniversaries:

 

August:    11    Past President Rich and Donna Aeling… 

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

August:    11    Past President Kelly Mayberry; 10 Years… Thanks for your                 Rotary service Kelly!!

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

President Dave set a record for the largest fine ever assessed during the “First 100 Days” of a Sunrise Rotary President…

 

It seems that Past President Tony Criss was so excited about a recent landscaping project that he had his “Shadow President” (Phil Jordan) place a video of the project on Club Runner…

That’s a no-no Tony!

 

President Dave pictured with the ‘guilty’ Past President…

 

Club member, Father Bill Dopp recently returned from a trip to Uganda and delivered a check from Escondido Sunrise Rotary to assist in the construction of the Rotary School and to support their programs…

 

Rotary Vocational school nears completion… 

 

 

Children dancing at the welcome festival…  

 

 

Rev. Bill and Rev. Daren at the facility…

A photo of the Sunrise Rotarians gathered at Dominic’s Italian Restaurant in Downtown Escondido

 

A photo of Past President Mike Muehl with a 55# Rooster Fish he caught in La Paz, Mexico

 

A photo of Past President Barry Baker enjoying a rope swing at the Baker Family Reunion in Beaver Utah… Careful Barry, injuries happen to old guys doing young guys’ stunts…

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

August:    20    Softball game with the Calafia Rotary Club of Mexicali in Pine                 Valley; see the email from Past President Mark Hoekstra for                 details

 

        24    Club Assembly

 

        31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club; Let’s plan on a                 strong attendance for that special meeting…

 

September:    23    Rotary Foundation District Seminar

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 65 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Jeff Johnson brought some salmon for President Dave that he acquired by hook on a recent fishing trip in Alaska… 

 

Jeff also announced that his son, Brian was recently promoted to the rank of Captain, US Army… Congratulations to Brian and the proud family…

 

Past President Tony Criss recently traveled to Texas and North Carolina and brought some goodies for President Dave; some barbecue sauce and a “big butt” trinket…

 

Past President Rich Aeling announced some upcoming programs and events for Escondido Sunrise:

Our grant has been approved for “Bikes for Kids”… We’ll be raising some extra $$; the recipient school has not been determined…

 

Carols by Candlelight will again be a featured event around Christmas time…The group Lone Star will be the headliner…

 

The Tijuana House-Building project will take place in either January or February in partnership with the Escondido After-Five Rotary Club…

 

A Gulls Hockey night will take place on February 17…

 

Past President George Beitner commented on the ongoing opportunity to bring items for Fisher House at Camp Pendleton. A collection drive and delivery is planned for February…

 

Past President Barry Baker thanked Tony for his suggestion regarding the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach; Barry and Lee celebrated their anniversary at the venue…

 

Rich Israel from the Multiple Sclerosis Society thanked Sunrise members for our ongoing valuable support to the MS effort.  He spoke about local and international efforts to deal with the progressive aspects of the disease. Rich commented about the relationship of Multiple Sclerosis with Parkinson’s Disease and that progress in one arena often helps with treatments and therapies in the other. The Society’s efforts continue to support research and to provide those afflicted with support enabling them to accommodate the impacts of the disease.

    

Program:

 

Our program, The North County Veteran’s Stand Down will be presented at a later date… An apology was received from the presenter, Jim Hester of the Local VFW Chapter.

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Susan Johnson of the Alabaster Jar Project

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $23.00    Mark Maus  

 

Big Pot:        $123.00    Parnia Vafei… Sorry, better luck next time

 

Sunrise Rotary August 3, 2017; Escondido Education Foundation; Direct Support for our Classroom Teachers

  

President Dave called the meeting to order; Gloria Leffler led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation,

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Ann Van Leer, Executive Director of the Escondido Creek Conservancy…

was a guest again 

 

Parnia Vafaei, a RYLA alumni leader, was a guest; she is a graduate of Torrey Pines High School, and a third year student at California Lutheran University (this author’s Alma Mater… how cool is that??)

 

Parnia with Past Presidents Jim Ponder and George Beitner our District’s RYLA Chairs

 

Bonnie Maloney of Windermere Real Estate Services was inducted as Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s newest member…

 

Bonnie Maloney shown with Membership Chair and Club Secretary, Linda Bailey

 

 

Birthdays:

 

August:    4    John Sawtelle

 

            Tricia Masson

 

            Kirk Henson

 

Anniversaries:

 

None this week…

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week…

 

Photos of the Week:

 

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotary assisting the City of Escondido installing the Climbing Wall at El Caballo Park

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

August:    20    Softball game with the Calafia Rotary Club of Mexicali in Pine                 Valley; see the email from Past President Mark Hoekstra for                 details

 

        24    Club Assembly

 

        31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 65 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Mike Muehl brought a bag of goodies for the Fisher House at Camp Pendleton; a reminder, we are always collecting needed items… Get them to George Beitner

 

Past President Mike O’Malley returned from an enjoyable trip to Montana and he brought President Dave an aptly named coffee mug… “This meeting is bulls..t”

Not that any past president would think such thoughts of a Rotary meeting…

 

Sergeant at Arms Mark Maus returned from Seattle with some trinkets for President Dave; among them a bottle of wine and a coffee mug… “Crap Happens”…

 

Richard Agnew returned from two weeks in Ireland with a bit’o Irish whiskey for our esteemed president…

 

    

Program:

 

Brian Murphy introduced Carolyn Royer, the Board Chair of the Escondido Education Foundation. Along with Carolyn were three members of the Foundation Board; they presented a brief skit demonstrating the way in which the Foundation supports classroom teachers in the Elementary School District.

 

The Foundation has been in existence 12 years and supports efforts of teachers and teams of teachers to enhance their classroom educational programs. Focus subjects supported by the Foundation include projects and programs within the following academic areas, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

 

The foundation is run by volunteers with over 97% of all funds raised being used for educational enhancement projects. Grants are usually made in December, with projects beginning in January and reports back to the Foundation upon project completion in June. The Foundation website; escondidoeducation.org, enables direct donations, or individuals can also donate through purchases on Amazon and designating the Foundation on their Amazon Smile account. Last year’s grants totaled almost $70,000 to various projects within the district’s 23 schools.

 

A couple of examples of successful projects were described for the Club members; Rose School implemented a project involving the Rosetta Stone language achievement program in an effort to help families become more proficient in the English language… this project continues years after it first began, still helping families acclimate to life challenges in America. Another project is a video production program at Mission Middle School which has actually produced some commercials for local Escondido businesses; Burger Bench uses a video commercial produced by the students.

 

The foundation is conducting an ‘open house’ event to highlight this year’s projects and raise some funds too; August 11 at 6:30 PM at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome…

 

Members of the Foundation Board with President Dave and Brian Murphy…

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Jim Hester of the Escondido VFW discussing the North County Veteran’s Stand down

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $26.00    Past President Jack Anderson  

 

Big Pot:        $551.00    Linda Bailey’s Ticket; Card selected by Past President Mike O’Malley…

 

And, “We Have a Winner!!” Mike said Linda committed the winnings (if the winning card was drawn) to the Grape Day 5K…

Congrats Linda!!

 

Past President Mike O’Malley with Linda Bailey’s winning card…

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Sunrise Rotary August 10, 2017; A Potpourri of Escondido Sunrise Rotary Accomplishments

  

President Dave called the meeting to order; Past President Alan Miller led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation,

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Past President Jim Ponder introduced representatives of the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society; Rich Israel and Bob Coda

 

Ann Van Leer, Executive Director of the Escondido Creek Conservancy…

was a guest again… And soon to become a member; Welcome Ann!

 

Past President George Beitner introduced Parnia Vafaei, a RYLA alumni leader, was a guest; she shared some of her experiences both as a RYLA Attendee and as a RYLA Alumni Leader. She is a third year student at California Lutheran University (Past President Jack Anderson’s Alma Mater) and majoring in Business with a focus on entrepreneurialism…

 

Past President Kevin Svetich introduced his guest, Matt Pound of Escondido Sand and Gravel;  a Chamber of Commerce Board member and a Corporate Sponsor of the Grape Day 5K

 

Carl Altamore, a Realtor, was introduced as a guest; this is Carl’s second visit to our Club.

 

 

Birthdays:

 

August:    11    Past President Tony Criss

 

        13    Connie Criss

 

        8    Carol Ponder… Still trying to figure out if this was really her                     birthday??

 

Anniversaries:

 

August:    11    Past President Rich and Donna Aeling… 

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

August:    11    Past President Kelly Mayberry; 10 Years… Thanks for your                 Rotary service Kelly!!

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

President Dave set a record for the largest fine ever assessed during the “First 100 Days” of a Sunrise Rotary President…

 

It seems that Past President Tony Criss was so excited about a recent landscaping project that he had his “Shadow President” (Phil Jordan) place a video of the project on Club Runner…

That’s a no-no Tony!

 

President Dave pictured with the ‘guilty’ Past President…

 

Club member, Father Bill Dopp recently returned from a trip to Uganda and delivered a check from Escondido Sunrise Rotary to assist in the construction of the Rotary School and to support their programs…

 

Rotary Vocational school nears completion… 

 

 

Children dancing at the welcome festival…  

 

 

Rev. Bill and Rev. Daren at the facility…

 

A photo of the Sunrise Rotarians gathered at Dominic’s Italian Restaurant in Downtown Escondido

 

A photo of Past President Mike Muehl with a 55# Rooster Fish he caught in La Paz, Mexico

 

A photo of Past President Barry Baker enjoying a rope swing at the Baker Family Reunion in Beaver Utah… Careful Barry, injuries happen to old guys doing young guys’ stunts…

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

August:    20    Softball game with the Calafia Rotary Club of Mexicali in Pine                 Valley; see the email from Past President Mark Hoekstra for                 details

 

        24    Club Assembly

 

        31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club; Let’s plan on a                 strong attendance for that special meeting…

 

September:    23    Rotary Foundation District Seminar

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 65 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Jeff Johnson brought some salmon for President Dave that he acquired by hook on a recent fishing trip in Alaska… 

 

Jeff also announced that his son, Brian was recently promoted to the rank of Captain, US Army… Congratulations to Brian and the proud family…

 

Past President Tony Criss recently traveled to Texas and North Carolina and brought some goodies for President Dave; some barbecue sauce and a “big butt” trinket…

 

Past President Rich Aeling announced some upcoming programs and events for Escondido Sunrise:

Our grant has been approved for “Bikes for Kids”… We’ll be raising some extra $$; the recipient school has not been determined…

 

Carols by Candlelight will again be a featured event around Christmas time…The group Lone Star will be the headliner…

 

The Tijuana House-Building project will take place in either January or February in partnership with the Escondido After-Five Rotary Club…

 

A Gulls Hockey night will take place on February 17…

 

Past President George Beitner commented on the ongoing opportunity to bring items for Fisher House at Camp Pendleton. A collection drive and delivery is planned for February…

 

Past President Barry Baker thanked Tony for his suggestion regarding the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach; Barry and Lee celebrated their anniversary at the venue…

 

Rich Israel from the Multiple Sclerosis Society thanked Sunrise members for our ongoing valuable support to the MS effort.  He spoke about local and international efforts to deal with the progressive aspects of the disease. Rich commented about the relationship of Multiple Sclerosis with Parkinson’s Disease and that progress in one arena often helps with treatments and therapies in the other. The Society’s efforts continue to support research and to provide those afflicted with support enabling them to accommodate the impacts of the disease.

    

Program:

 

Our program, The North County Veteran’s Stand Down will be presented at a later date… An apology was received from the presenter, Jim Hester of the Local VFW Chapter.

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Susan Johnson of the Alabaster Jar Project

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $23.00    Mark Maus  

 

Big Pot:        $123.00    Parnia Vafei… Sorry, better luck next time

 

 

Sunrise Rotary July 27, 2017; Cascading Crime in our Region

  

President Dave called the meeting to order; Past President George Beitner led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation,

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Ann Van Leer was a guest; informed about our Club by Rorie Johnston; Ann is the Executive Director of the Escondido Creek Conservancy…

 

Bonnie Maloney was again a guest of Linda Bailey; Bonnie will soon become a member of Escondido Sunrise… Great job Linda!

 

Birthdays:

 

July    23    Randy Bailey

 

    26    Linda Bailey

 

    31    Past President Mike Dunlap

 

Anniversaries:

 

July    31     Past President Barry Baker and Lee; celebrating 47 years of marriage,             Congratulations!!

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week…

 

Dates to Remember:

 

July:         30    Rotary game at the Padres vs. the Pirates

 

August:    20    Softball game with the Calafia Rotary Club of Mexicali in Pine                 Valley

 

        31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 72 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

John Sawtelle reported back from the Bonsall Rotary Club regarding our participation in ticket sales for the “Wine Brews and Blues” event held in June. John presented President Dave with a check for $1,460.00.

Past President Barry Baker returned from a trip to Beaver Utah; a family celebration with five generations of Bakers participating… Barry presented President Dave with a “Pioneer Marble Game”… Something to keep our Prez busy as he tries to keep from loosing his marbles during his term as our leader…

 

Past President Alan Miller returned from three weeks of travel visiting France, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and Germany among other countries… He brought the Prez a beer stein from Munich and some liquor from “Titisee” … I’m sure President Dave will enjoy!

 

Ralph Tavares was recently in Hawaii and Kentucky; he brought President Dave an “almost six pack” of Hawaiian beer (unfortunately for Dave it was cold at one point and Ralph enjoyed some on the trip home) and some Maker’s Mark from Kentucky 

 

Past President Jim Ponder returned from varied travels throughout the country; from Mammoth, he brought President Dave some “395” brew, from Malta, NY, he brought a beautiful magnet, and from Sun Valley, Idaho,a bottle opener and Tee Shirt, all transported in a valuable “10 cent” shopping bag…

 

President Dave is pictured with all the tribute presented to him today…

 

    

Program:

 

Past President George Beitner introduced SGT Ryan Opeka from the Carlsbad Police Department. Ryan, a US Marine Corps veteran has an extensive and varied career in law enforcement and his topic is the “cascading crime” situation in North County.

He spoke about recent legislation in California intended to reduce prison population; thus sending residents into our communities that are not ready for life back in a ‘normal’ setting.

Ryan related his comments to a TED Talk related to the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone Park. The eco-society had become accustomed to very few wolves and things had changed; as wolves were re-introduced, the eco system changed significantly. Likewise, communities and law enforcement in particular have had to change to deal with the influx of people with criminal backgrounds ‘re-populating’ our communities.

Ryan noted that in Carlsbad, calls for service had increased while officer-initiated calls had declined… simply stated, officers are busier responding to problems raised by community members than spending time resolving issues and initiating solutions through ‘active policing’. Along with the call volume noted above, the crime rate indices showed marked increases.

Some of the measures Carlsbad has implemented to deal with the influx of criminal activity include: A crime suppression team focusing on proactive policing, and a homeless outreach effort cooperating with other community organizations. Additionally, Carlsbad had increased training for officers in psychological response challenges, and have added a full time Psychological Emergency Response Team (PERT) professional to support officers as they deal with many criminal responses wherein substance abuse and other psychological issues are the root of the criminal problems.

Preliminary indications are the their efforts are slowing the growth of crime… He acknowledged that change takes time; however he shared with us the view that “small purposeful actions have a lasting impact.”

 

SGT Ryan Opeka with President Dave and Past President George Beitner…

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Escondido Education Foundation

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $18.00    Past President John Boyce

 

Big Pot:        $526.00    Past President Jeff Johnson; Sorry!!

 
 

Sunrise Rotary July 20, 2017; The Future of the Christian Faith

  

President Dave called the meeting to order; Brian Murphy led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation, reminding us all of the historic date 48 years ago when a man walked on the moon.…

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Carl Altamore was a guest of Rorie Johnston; Carl is in real estate and looking to become involved in the community. He heard about our club from Rorie and the Chamber of Commerce, and also researched us on the web site.

 

Bonnie Maloney was again a guest of Linda Bailey; Bonnie will soon become a member of Escondido Sunrise… Great job Linda!

 

Birthdays:

 

None this week

 

Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

July 23; President-Elect Mark Crosby two years        

 

Thanks for your outstanding Rotary Service!!

 

Rotary Foundation:

 

Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair presented Paul Harris Fellowship awards to Past President Constance Larson, her seventh award

 

And to Past President Tony Criss, his fourth award…

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

July:         30    Rotary game at the Padres vs. the Pirates

 

August:    31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 79 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Rich Aeling showed an informational flier on Escondido Sunrise for prospective members and to use when soliciting funds for the Grape Day 5K

 

Dave Herbert commented that he and Past President George Beitner visited former member Peter Strnad; Peter is afflicted with ALS and he and his wife Mary reside in an assisted living community in the south bay.

 

Past President Mike Dunlap brought gifts to President Dave from recent travels he and Nancy enjoyed in Portugal and Spain

 

Gloria Leffler announced that she had some goodies for Fisher House (Past President George reminded all of us of the ongoing ‘gathering process’ for Fisher House) and, Gloria has found a new residential opportunity through recent visitor Mona Durney… Rotary connections are the best!

    

Program:

 

President Dave introduced Father Bill Dopp; Bill brought his program, “The Future of the Christian Faith” to us. 

 

President Dave and Bill Dopp…

 

 

Bill shared that his presentation would not be a sermon… as his wife cautioned him to avoid; rather, he was talking about faith in general, specific to Christianity and the worldwide situation relating to the growth and decline of churches…

He acknowledged that 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation; initiated by Martin Luther, which changed the practice of faith and enabled the scriptures to be available to all believers. He also noted that there have been major changes in the practice of the Christian religion on a similar 500-year cycle. Thus, there are changes now taking place…

Bill has shared with the Club previously regarding his work in Uganda and the growth of Christianity in Africa. He commented that on Sundays in America, soccer fields are full and church attendance is declining; conversely, church growth is rapid in Africa, where church buildings are too small and worship festivities move to soccer fields. Quite a contrast.

Bill quoted a number of theologians and evangelists regarding the growth in the Christian faith towards a mission-based practice of faith and religion.  Such individuals as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis and Desmond Tutu supported his view. Bill has recently written a book which was available for members to purchase.  

 

Bill is also working with a mission project in Uganda wherein water purification is an issue. Previously, Bill and Dave Herbert visited this ministry site in Uganda. The Club presented a gift donation of $1,500 in support of the project.

 

Bill Dopp with President Dave, presenting a check for the Uganda project…

 

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Come and See what it will be…

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $16.00    Past President Scott Putnicki

 

Big Pot:        $508.00    Gloria Leffler; Sorry!!

 
 

Sunrise Rotary June 29, July 6 and 13 Rotary Programs: Wheelchair Needs in the Dominican Republic; Soccer (Football) Leads to Education in Ghana; and Our Local Schools, Building for the Future

  

 

On July 13; President Dave called the meeting to order; Past President Kevin Svetich led the Pledge to our Flag, and Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation.

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

June 29:    Pam Morasco, Mike’s wife, was visiting and was part of our program

 

July 6:    Elana Karoly’s niece Angel, a 7th grader visited our meeting    

        Doug Shultz’s daughter Tasha was a visitor with her daddy

        Bonnie Maloney was introduced as Linda Bailey’s guest

        Past President Barry Baker introduced Gabriel Asiedu; his father             Johnson was our speaker

 

July 13:    Rita Brandon of the Newland Companies was Linda Bailey’s guest

        Mona Durney of Rancho Computers was a visitor

 

 

 

Birthdays:

 

June         21    Kathy O’Malley

        24    Judi Anderson

        30     Dana Ommen

 

July:        4     Past President John Boyce

        6    Andy Ommen

        9    Nick Barnett

        15    Past President Kevin Svetich

            Kathy Johnson

 

Anniversaries:

 

June        23    Silas and Shaina Harrington

        29    Doug Shulz

 

July        4    Past President Mike & Nancy Dunlap

        8    Past President Kevin and Debbie Svetich

        16    Linda and Randy Bailey; 40 Years! Congratulations!

 

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

        July 7, Elana Karoly, 2 years

 

Thanks for your outstanding Rotary Service!!

 

Rotary Foundation:

 

Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair reported our Rotary Foundation support for the prior year. Escondido Sunrise, of the 66 clubs in District 5340, accomplished the following:

100 %; Every Rotarian Every Year

100 % Paul Harris Sustaining Members

18 Paul Harris Society Members

#3 Per Capita Giving in the District

 

Great job everyone!!

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

July:         30    Rotary game at the Padres vs. the Pirates

 

August:    31    District Governor Scott Carr will visit our Club

 

October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 86 days away

        

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Bob Burson traveled north and visited the Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa bringing a trinket for President Dave

 

Gloria Leffler announced that she is seeking a new residential setting; any suggestions are welcomed

 

Rorie Johnston announced the Chamber Golf Tournament on September 15 at the Vineyard Golf Course

 

Past President Rich Aeling announced a work project on Saturday July 15 at Caballo Park in East Escondido

 

Tina Pope commented on her designer footwear that she has recently been wearing due to multiple fractures of her foot… Her advice, “When you fall and it hurts, see the doc.”

 

Past President George Beitner reminded members that donated hygiene items from hotels are always welcome for our gifts to the Fisher House at Camp Pendleton…

    

 

Program:

 

June 29: Wheel Chair Initiative

Mike and Pam Morasco presented a program on the uses of and need for wheelchairs in the Dominican Republic. As part of their church’s efforts to support needs in underdeveloped countries, they have taken on leadership of this project. Mike prefaced the comments about the need for wheelchairs by noting that motor scooters are a primary source of transportation in the Dominican, thus there are many accidents involving scooter riders… Thus the great need for wheelchairs…

They went on to describe the varying types of chairs needed based on the living conditions in the region; some urban areas with sidewalks, etc.; however many are needed for varied terrain in the outlying areas. Such wheelchairs need special wheels along with uniques aspects of construction for durability.

Their efforts involve both providing the wheelchair products, as well as teaching locals to assemble the chairs and maintain them.

In addition to the efforts of their church; there are possible partnerships with Rotary groups in Santo Domingo, the capitol city.

 

 

Mike Morasco with President Dave Casey

 

 

Mike discussing Rotary Foundation Project funding with Past President Mike Dunlap after his presentation

July 6: Past President Barry Baker introduced our program, Johnson Asiedu of the San Diego Football Academy

 

Johnson grew up in Ghana West Africa in extreme poverty; his football skills (soccer ability) ultimately led him to a professional football career in Europe. In addition to playing in worldwide competition, he completed his education and discovered that football can lead one on to greater things in life.

His soccer playing ultimately led to experience in coaching; thus his goal to provide hope, opportunity for education, and athletic leadership training for young men and women in San Diego county. His efforts also relate to helping young Ghanan students to come to America.

His current program goals are to bring 5 qualified Ghanan students to the US for soccer and education. Additionally, his plan is to improve educational opportunities as well as athletic programs in his native Ghana.

 

Johnson Asiedu and his son Gabriel pictured with President Dave and Past President Barry Baker

 

Program: July 13, 2017; Elementary School District Bond Construction Projects

 

Linda Bailey introduced our presenters; Michael Taylor, Asst. Supt. of Business Services for the District, and Russ Decker, Director of Facility Development, Planning and Construction. Linda is a member of the District Citizen Oversight Committee that oversees uses of bond funds approved by the voters.

Mr. Taylor proceeded to explain the focus of the November 2014 Bond approval that includes facility improvements, Information technology infrastructure and school site safety. Total bond proceeds from the measure will be $182 m, planned to be used over 6 sequences of bond sales; current efforts are in Series A and B; providing significant facility improvements at two of the district’s oldest campuses, Central School and Mission Middle School. All campuses will receive some levels of improvement in Information technology infrastructure and school site safety.

Specifically under construction at Central currently is a Kindergarten building complex at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Also under construction is a science building at Mission Middle School that is two levels, constructed through a modular design with sections built offsite and assembled in a single day’s work. Mr. Decker showed visuals of both projects.

 

President Dave pictured with Michael Taylor and Russ Decker

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Bill Dopp; The Future of the Christian Faith

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

No drawing this week

 

 

Sunrise Rotary June 15, 2017… Your Trash and Where it Goes…  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order; TONY’s LAST MEETING… Whoa! was he  excited!!

 

 

Brian Murphy led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Connie Criss, Tony’s Beautiful Wife… Must have been attending to make sure he finished in style!! Welcome Connie… 

 

Special Presentation:

 

President Tony presented a visual montage of photos depicting most of the activities of Escondido Sunrise Rotary over the past year. Tony thanked all in attendance for contributing to make this an outstanding year of Rotary Service!

 

The concluding part of the video material was a video on “How Not to Make a Fishing Show.”  Very funny!! Thanks President Tony for leading us throughout a great year!!

 

Birthdays:

 

June         21    Kathy O’Malley

 

        24    Judi Anderson

 

        30     Dana Ommen

 

Anniversaries:

 

June        20    Rorie and Mark Johnston, 25 Years… Congratulations!

 

        23    Silas and Shaina Harrington

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

        Floyd Farley, 6 Years

 

        Doug Shultz, 2 Years

 

        John Sawtelle, 12 Years

 

Thanks to all for your outstanding Rotary Service!!

 

Rotary Foundation:

 

Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair challenged us to go the ‘extra mile’ with Rotary Foundation donations. The current per capita leader in the District is at $487 per… Escondido Sunrise is currently at $407 per capita. Kevin thanked the 18 members of Escondido Sunrise that are members of the Paul Harris Society, and announced that we are meeting the goal of “Every Rotarian, Every Year.” 

Great work… Keep it Up!!

 

Dates to Remember:

 

June:        17    Wine Brews and Blues at the Art Center…

 

        22    President Tony’s Demotion… Come and help Past President                 Rich Aeling “Drain the Swamp”… Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at                 6:30, at Cocina del Charro

 

        23    Rotary Golf outing; 12:30 PM at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San                 Marcos. Confirm your participation with Past President Mike                     O’Malley (charged4life1@gmail.com). A barbecue will follow at                 Mike’s home, 1734 Birchwood Drive, San Marcos.

 

October    7    Grape Day 5K; 114 days ’til the big event…

            Fundraising teams have been drafted… Begin contacting your                 donors and recruit participants…

            Past President George Beitner announced our goals of $100,000                 in total fundraising and 1200 event participants.

 

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

John Sawtelle announced that his wife, Bobbi, was named ‘Golfer of the Year’ as part of the women’s golf group at Oaks North Golf Course… Way to go Bobbi!

 

Past President George Beitner announced that he and his family are celebrating his Dad’s 90th Birthday… Happy Birthday Mr. Beitner!!    

 

Program:

 

Past President Jack Anderson introduced Elmer Heap, the North San Diego Division Manager for EDCO Disposal. Elmer was previously with the City of San Diego, as an attorney, and later as a Deputy Chief Operating Officer overseeing the Parks and Recreation and Environmental Services Departments. Jack also reminded the Club Members that Escondido Disposal Inc., part of EDCO Disposal has been a major sponsor of our Grape Day 5K since it’s beginning. EDCO was thanked with a rousing round of applause…

 

Elmer shared with us the quality of the employees that serve all of the communities that are served by EDCO in North County; Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas and Solana Beach. He is continually impressed with the quality service and longevity of the company’s employees. And he reminded us that all employees of the company are the ‘Face of the Company’ to the communities they serve.

 

He spoke about EDCO having been in business since 1967, beginning with the City of La Mesa, and that today has franchise agreements with 11 of the 18 Cities in San Diego County. He then described the varied California legislative mandates that were adopted by the Legislature beginning 1989, requiring communities to reduce their volume of waste placed in landfills. With those legislative mandates, EDCO has responded to support it’s city services by providing transfer station services in Escondido and separation and sale of recycled materials.

 

Elmer concluded his presentation with a digital, visual ‘flyover’ of the upgraded recycling facility in Escondido that will celebrate it’s grand opening on June 30. The facility will accommodate an increased volume of recycled materials processing from 22 tons/hour to 40-60 tons/hour. Added to the facility, and opening in about 18 months, will be an Anaerobic Digester to accommodate both green waste and food waste. The by-product of the Digester will be production of Compressed Natural Gas which will fuel the collection vehicles serving all of our communities. This is the first facility of its kind in the State, wherein all processing of waste, including the production of CNG is essentially under a single roof… With the CNG being used to fuel vehicles in the operations yard immediately across the street from the processing plant.

 

 

Elmer Heap, EDCO Regional Manager pictured with President Tony and Connie Criss…

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

No Morning Meeting… DEMOTION Dinner at 5:30 PM

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $21;    Past President Kevin Svetich

 

Big Pot:        $459;    Gloria Leffler; sorry, no luck today…

 

Sunrise Rotary June 15, 2017… Your Trash and Where it Goes…  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order; TONY’s LAST MEETING… Whoa! was he  excited!!

 

 

Brian Murphy led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Connie Criss, Tony’s Beautiful Wife… Must have been attending to make sure he finished in style!! Welcome Connie… 

 

Special Presentation:

 

President Tony presented a visual montage of photos depicting most of the activities of Escondido Sunrise Rotary over the past year. Tony thanked all in attendance for contributing to make this an outstanding year of Rotary Service!

 

The concluding part of the video material was a video on “How Not to Make a Fishing Show.”  Very funny!! Thanks President Tony for leading us throughout a great year!!

 

Birthdays:

 

June         21    Kathy O’Malley

 

        24    Judi Anderson

 

        30     Dana Ommen

 

Anniversaries:

 

June        20    Rorie and Mark Johnston, 25 Years… Congratulations!

 

        23    Silas and Shaina Harrington

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

        Floyd Farley, 6 Years

 

        Doug Shultz, 2 Years

 

        John Sawtelle, 12 Years

 

Thanks to all for your outstanding Rotary Service!!

 

Rotary Foundation:

 

Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair challenged us to go the ‘extra mile’ with Rotary Foundation donations. The current per capita leader in the District is at $487 per… Escondido Sunrise is currently at $407 per capita. Kevin thanked the 18 members of Escondido Sunrise that are members of the Paul Harris Society, and announced that we are meeting the goal of “Every Rotarian, Every Year.” 

Great work… Keep it Up!!

 

Dates to Remember:

 

June:        17    Wine Brews and Blues at the Art Center…

 

        22    President Tony’s Demotion… Come and help Past President                 Rich Aeling “Drain the Swamp”… Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at                 6:30, at Cocina del Charro

 

        23    Rotary Golf outing; 12:30 PM at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San                 Marcos. Confirm your participation with Past President Mike                     O’Malley (charged4life1@gmail.com). A barbecue will follow at                 Mike’s home, 1734 Birchwood Drive, San Marcos.

 

October    7    Grape Day 5K; 114 days ’til the big event…

            Fundraising teams have been drafted… Begin contacting your                 donors and recruit participants…

            Past President George Beitner announced our goals of $100,000                 in total fundraising and 1200 event participants.

 

Hi-Fives and Announcements:

 

John Sawtelle announced that his wife, Bobbi, was named ‘Golfer of the Year’ as part of the women’s golf group at Oaks North Golf Course… Way to go Bobbi!

 

Past President George Beitner announced that he and his family are celebrating his Dad’s 90th Birthday… Happy Birthday Mr. Beitner!!    

 

Program:

 

Past President Jack Anderson introduced Elmer Heap, the North San Diego Division Manager for EDCO Disposal. Elmer was previously with the City of San Diego, as an attorney, and later as a Deputy Chief Operating Officer overseeing the Parks and Recreation and Environmental Services Departments. Jack also reminded the Club Members that Escondido Disposal Inc., part of EDCO Disposal has been a major sponsor of our Grape Day 5K since it’s beginning. EDCO was thanked with a rousing round of applause…

 

Elmer shared with us the quality of the employees that serve all of the communities that are served by EDCO in North County; Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas and Solana Beach. He is continually impressed with the quality service and longevity of the company’s employees. And he reminded us that all employees of the company are the ‘Face of the Company’ to the communities they serve.

 

He spoke about EDCO having been in business since 1967, beginning with the City of La Mesa, and that today has franchise agreements with 11 of the 18 Cities in San Diego County. He then described the varied California legislative mandates that were adopted by the Legislature beginning 1989, requiring communities to reduce their volume of waste placed in landfills. With those legislative mandates, EDCO has responded to support it’s city services by providing transfer station services in Escondido and separation and sale of recycled materials.

 

Elmer concluded his presentation with a digital, visual ‘flyover’ of the upgraded recycling facility in Escondido that will celebrate it’s grand opening on June 30. The facility will accommodate an increased volume of recycled materials processing from 22 tons/hour to 40-60 tons/hour. Added to the facility, and opening in about 18 months, will be an Anaerobic Digester to accommodate both green waste and food waste. The by-product of the Digester will be production of Compressed Natural Gas which will fuel the collection vehicles serving all of our communities. This is the first facility of its kind in the State, wherein all processing of waste, including the production of CNG is essentially under a single roof… With the CNG being used to fuel vehicles in the operations yard immediately across the street from the processing plant.

 

 

Elmer Heap, EDCO Regional Manager pictured with President Tony and Connie Criss…

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

No Morning Meeting… DEMOTION Dinner at 5:30 PM

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $21;    Past President Kevin Svetich

 

Big Pot:        $459;    Gloria Leffler; sorry, no luck today…

 

Sunrise Rotary Activities and Programs Through June 8, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order; his next to last meeting… Whoa! he is excited!!

 

Don’t miss the meeting of June 15! Tony’s last meeting!!

 

 

Past President Jack Anderson led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jim Ponder offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Danny Sherlock, Escondido Rotary was visiting 

 

Tisha Young, a member of the Rancho Bernardo noon was also introduced as a visiting Rotarian… 

 

Special Presentations:

 

Past President Rich Aeling and Past President Bob Burson introduced Tisha Young of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Tisha updated our members on the activities of the Clubs in Escondido, North County and throughout the County.

Escondido Sunrise presented a donation gift to the organization…

 

Tisha Young and Danny Sherlock pictured with President Tony presenting a donation gift

 

 

Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair presented  Past President Barry Baker with recognition of his eighth Paul Harris Fellow Award… Thanks for your generosity Barry!

 

Past President Barry Baker receiving his eighth Paul Harris Foundation Award…

 

 

Kevin encouraged donations through the end of the Rotary Year as we are at 61% of our annual Foundation Goal (who set that high a goal??)… 

We are currently at $288 per capita, the leading Club in the District is at $487 per capita…

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

June     10        Shaina Harrington    

 

    12        Past President John Masson

 

    13        Past President Jim Lund        

 

    

Anniversaries:

 

June     8        Past President Mike and Julie Muehl

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Elana Karoly and her ‘Go-to-Grow’ organization; Rich Aeling with a ‘Corn Hole’ fish…; Mark Hoekstra at a Padres-Cubs game… And some crazy golf cart video…

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

June        17:    Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

            Buy your tickets online now… It means                 money for our Club if we sell more than                 25…

 

        22:    Demotion Dinner at Cocina del Charro; cocktails at 5:30,                 dinner at 6:30. RSVP with Past President Rich Aeling    

    

 

October    7:    Grape Day 5K; 121 days ’til the big event…

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Dave Herbert shared his fire lookout schedule on Palomar Mountain at the Boucher Lookout Tower; a great spot for a family outing… Dave's Boucher Schedule for the next several months…Monday, June 12, Monday, July 3, Friday, July 7, Tuesday, August 8, Tuesday, September 5 and Friday, September 8

 

 

 Recent Programs:

 

May 25; RYLA:

Past Presidents George Beitner and Jim Ponder introduced our program to recognize the RYLA honorees and Alumni. Sarah Nichelson introduced the three junior students from San Pasqual that represented our Club; Jasmine, Alexis and Fatima; all of the students spoke of the friendships gained and the insights from the hight quality guest speakers…

 

Sarah with Jasmine…

 

 

Sarah with Fatima…

 

Sarah with Alexis…

 

George and Jim introduced the Alumni that led the weekend’s activities for the weekend leadership program. Escondido Sunrise plays a significant role in RYLA for the District, with Jim, George and Kelly Mayberry fulfilling significant leadership roles.

 

Alumni in attendance spoke about the leadership opportunities offered by their participation… They represented a number of regional high schools including; San Dieguito Academy, San Pasqual, Carlsbad, Del Norte, and Rancho Bernardo High Schools…

 

RYLA Alumni…

 

June 1 Program: Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego:

 

Rosie Barnett introduced Jeffree Itrich who spoke about the Alzheimer’s challenges facing nearly 63,000 residents of San Diego County; and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

 

Her experience as a nurse was highlighted as she described the ‘onset’ of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980’s much of which has been supported by new medical breakthroughs. Her hope is that Alzheimer’s research can improve the opportunities for those afflicted through medicines that will stem the progressive nature of the disease. San Diego County, with so much medical research, leads the fight worldwide. She stated that women are  often afflicted more than men; she also stated that a ‘heart-healthy’ lifestyle (quality diet and exercise) can be a great deterrent to Alzheimer’s. 

 

Jeffree Itrich with Rosie Barnett and President Tony…

 

 

June 8 Program: Escondido Education COMPACT:

 

Past President Jack Anderson introduced Executive Director Patty Huerta of the Education COMPACT. Supporting the presentation was Carolina Ruiz a Youth Development Specialist with COMPACT.

The presentation focused on COMPACT’s initiative to enhance exercise, diet and general health of residents in the Mission Park area (Mission and Ash) of Escondido. Specifically focusing on opportunities to enhance bicycle riding, pedestrian safety and use of the “Escondido Creek Trail.” Efforts include opportunities for groups to adopt portions of the Creek Trail and to engage the community through a program of Resident Leadership development. COMPACT carries out these programs through extensive partnerships including, The Escondido Police Department, the City of Escondido Engineering Department, and numerous other San Diego bike and transportation cooperatives. 

I addition to these programs to enhance community health, the COMPACT focuses on youth development through their ‘Project Hero’ in which mentor support is provided to community youth.

 

The Sunrise Rotary Club provided a donation gift of $1,500 to COMPACT for community youth programs…

 

Patty Huerta, Carolina Ruiz and President Tony with the ESR donation…

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Elmer Heap, Regional Manager of EDCO Disposal

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $15;    President Tony

 

Big Pot:        $439;    Linda Bailey; sorry, no luck today…

 

Sunrise Rotary May 4, 2017  

 

President Tony called this special evening meeting to order

 

Past President Jim Ponder led the Pledge to the Flag

Father Bill Dopp offered an invocation

 

Special Presentation:

 

Past President Rich Aeling introduced Escondido Police Sergeant Chris Leso. 

 

SGT. Chris Leso speaking to the Escondido Sunrise Club members…

 

SGT. Leso leads the Police Department’s Explorer Cadet program; and Escondido Sunrise Rotary has supported the annual academy for the Cadets in past years. President Tony announced that the Club would support the academy with a $500 donation; Connie Criss (Mrs. President Tony) offered an additional donation of $200 for the program. Rich then sought the support of Club members in attendance, seeking an additional $100 from willing members at the meeting. Immediately, numerous hands were raised, and thankfully, Donna Aeling had the sense to film a video of all members with raised hands… All told, 22 members offered to support the program with gifts totaling $3,700 including the Club’s initial donation of $500.

Great job Escondido Sunrise Members!!

 

Video Presentation:

 

President Tony presented a video of the Mexicali school children enjoying the wonderful playground equipment our members and friends installed last weekend in Mexicali…

 

 Dates to Remember:

 

October    7:    Grape Day 5K; 156 days ’til the big event…

 

 

 Program:

 

Past President Jim Ponder introduced Alex Montoya, our special guest speaker. 

Jim has known Alex for several years, and he is a featured guest at RYLA programs at which he is always a wonderful inspiration for the young people attending.

 

Alex began his story of his very early life in Medellin Columbia; born as a triple amputee (no arms and only one leg) due to his mother’s use of the drug Thalidomide. Alex’s parent’s perspective of his condition was that he should be encouraged and supported to do all that he could possibly do in life; contrary to the medical professionals who suggested to his parents, “that his life would not amount to much of anything.”

 

 

Alex Montoya speaking to Club members and guests…

 

With family in the US, Alex’s parents arranged for him to come to America for treatment in a Shriner’s hospital. That amazing care, plus the attitude that he could accomplish anything he put his mind to, has led him to a life of caring for and inspiring others. His older sister encouraged him as he was preparing to leave Columbia for the US by telling him that he “was on a mission,” and encouraging him to “make a difference.”

 

Alex was ‘equipped’ with appropriate prothetic devices and began his quest to accomplish ‘What If’… That attitude has propelled him to a degree from Notre Dame, a community relations post with the Padres, and many opportunities to impact thousands of people with life experiences and his uncanny ability to connect with his audiences. Alex reminded us to enjoy life while focusing on what we have and not on what we are missing… His advice, “never take for granted those things in life that we can do each moment without having to think about them” is solid counsel for all of us.

 

Alex encourages us to surround ourselves with supportive people and always to be a cheerleader for others. To this end, he has begun the ‘See the Good’ movement, an opportunity for him to reach others with the perspectives and reality that has enabled him to actively contribute to our world.

 

 

Alex Montoya with President Tony…

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Rotary April 27, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Past President Mike O’Malley led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Barry Baker offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Connie Criss, President Tony’s ‘First Lady’ was introduced as a guest

 

George Weir, member of the Escondido Club was introduced as a visiting Rotarian… Soon to become a member?? Welcome George!!

 

A REMINDER…

There is no morning meeting on May 4… Meet at Cocina del Charro at 6 PM to hear guest speaker Alex Montoya…

 

 

Special Presentation:

 

Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair presented  Past President Bob Burson with recognition of his seventh Paul Harris Fellow Award… Thanks for your generosity Bob!

 

Kevin announced a ‘special’ currently going on with the Foundation; our Club will match any donation of $500 enabling the donor to secure a Paul Harris Fellow designation for someone of his/her choosing.

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

April     27    Kim Henson; Happy Birthday Kim!        

 

    

Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

 

Induction of New Member:

 

Membership Chair Linda Bailey inducted new member, Tina Pope. Tina’s classification is Health Care; Welcome Tina!!

Linda Bailey and Tina Pope…

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Photos from the Mexicali trip; great job installing an awesome piece of play equipment. This project required two trips as the footings were dug and concret installed prior to the actual install of the play piece…

 

 

 

Also shown is the playground area painting that the group providedi…

 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May        4:    Evening meeting at Cocina del Charro, 6:00 PM; guest speaker is                 Alex Montoya of the San Diego Padre organization. Cost is $35                 per person, RSVP with Past President Rich Aeling soon!!

 

        6:    Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

        20:    District Conference at Liberty Station    

 

            Work Day at the Chamber of Commerce; some painting                     involved…    

        

June        17:    Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:    Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:    Grape Day 5K; 163 days ’til the big event…

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Dave Herbert returned from a cruise including port calls in Morocco and Spain, bringing President Tony what was left of his gift…

 

Past President Mike O’Malley was in Vegas recently, he brought Tony some beer bread

 

Mark Crosby announced that there was a Meals on Wheels recognition event in San Marcos

 

Past President Rich Aeling announced that the Escondido East Rotary Club’s Annual Deep Pit Barbecue honoring veterans and active duty military will be held on May 13 at Kit Carson Park. Tickets are $20 each and Rich has plenty…

 

Richard Agnew announced that the Club website was in the process of being reformatted; he is interested in recent photos of Club events for the website

 

Linda Bailey announced that her client, Talk of the Town Carwash at Center City and Brotherton Road was opening with free carwashes on Monday May 1.

 

Andy Ommen was recently in Cabo San Lucas celebrating his and Dana’s anniversary; he brought President Tony a bingo set…

 

 

 Program:

 

Past President Barry Baker introduced Monte Giles as our speaker. 

Monte works in international market development for Qualcomm and characterizes himself as a tech geek who loves working with people. He talked about the exponential growth of smart phone usage, and using a theme of Qualcomm’s, “we live to connect.”

He shared another perspective of Qualcomm’s theme; “We don’t make devices, we make connections.”

He recently returned from a trip to China, and commented that China Mobile, the country’s smart phone provider, has 835 million subscribers in a country with a population of 1.2 billion people.

He discussed some of the technical aspects of electronic communications, including band width and the value of network in enabling smart phones to connect. In the next 30 years, smart phone technology will be connecting people to things, and devices will act on our behalf. An example of this is the driverless car.

Technology capability is growing; many of us have used devices with 2G, 3G or now, 4G  power; the next breakthrough will be 5G…

He showed us a chip that will equal the capacity of 3 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail…

See this chip…

The economic potential of these small, powerful computers in our hand-held devices is expected to generate 22 million jobs worldwide. Monte completed his presentation by answering questions from some of the more brilliant techno-geeks from within the Club membership….

 

 

Monte Giles of Qualcomm with President Tony and Past President Barry Baker

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

 

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $18;    Dave Herbert

 

Big Pot:        $376;    Past President Rich Aeling; sorry, no luck today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary April 20, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Past President Mark Hoekstra led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Mike Close Friday Harbor Rotary Club from the San Juan Islands in Washington; will be part of the Mexicali project

A large group of visitors here for the Mexicali project, some being members of the Lions Club; all welcomed and thanked for their partnership in International Service

 

Past President George Beitner’s ‘special guest’… Our own, Sarah Nichelson… attending our meeting once again…. Good to see you Sarah!!

 

Mexicali Project Starts Today; photo of all the participants attending today’s meeting…

 

 

Special Presentation:

 

President Tony presented  Past President Jack Anderson with recognition of his seventh Paul Harris Fellow Award… Thanks for your generosity Jack!

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

April     22    Past President Jim Ponder         

 

    26    Past President George Beitner

 

Anniversaries:

 

April    24    Andy and Dana Ommen (celebrating in Cabo as we meet!)

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Past President Mike O’Malley in his realtor attire; coat, tie and shorts…Way Cool!

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at Dancing with Our Stars; fundraising event for the California Center for the Arts. Our very own Rorie Johnston competed… Great job Rorie!

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the Escondido Police Range… A thank you outing for our support of the Police Department Cadet Program

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the San Diego Gulls hockey game… A fun time had by all…

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May        4:    Evening meeting at Cocina del Charro; guest speaker is Alex                 Montoya of the San Diego Padre organization. Cost is $35 per                 person, RSVP with Past President Rich Aeling soon!!

 

        6:    Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

        20:    District Conference at Liberty Station        

        

June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K;

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Jack Anderson just returned from a trip that included some time in Texas; he brought President Tony a deck of cards with a Davey Crockett quote; “the rest of you can go to hell, I’m going to Texas.”

 

Past President Jim Lund was traveling in Cabo San Lucas and brought President Tony a post card… Jim also announced that the San Pasqual HS Pops Concert was coming up at the Art Center.

 

It was announced that Mike Morasco’s mother passed away recently… Our thoughts are with Mike and his family…

 

 Program:

 

Chris Miller introduced Dennis Astil, the Manager of Construction and Facilities Planning for Palomar College. Dennis talked about the variety of projects being built on the various Palomar campuses and the methodologies used on the projects, 

 

The projects are all supported through the proceeds of the $694 M bond measure passed by the voters in 2006. The key element of all the projects is smart management and attention to budget detail.

Dennis highlighted the latest project, a facilities and maintenance center that will provide a single location for warehousing, facilities operations and maintenance services on the main campus. Utilizing an odd-shaped, highly visible piece of property at the entrance to the college, they used a design-build with competition process. Attempting to achieve the ‘best value’ in the project, while maintaining some design control. Concerns were a limited budget of $15.5 M, while building an aesthetically pleasing facility which would also be durable and energy efficient. They are proud to have achieved all of the criteria set by the Board and within budget constraints… Dennis will be making a similar presentation to an upcoming gathering of architects and construction managers…

 

Dennis Astil of Palomar College discussing their latest design-build project…

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

A representative of Qualcomm brought to us by Past President Barry Baker

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $20;    Mark Hoekstra

 

Big Pot:        $358;    Past President Rich Aeling; sorry, no luck today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary April 20, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Past President Mark Hoekstra led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Mike Close Friday Harbor Rotary Club from the San Juan Islands in Washington; will be part of the Mexicali project

A large group of visitors here for the Mexicali project, some being members of the Lions Club; all welcomed and thanked for their partnership in International Service

 

Past President George Beitner’s ‘special guest’… Our own, Sarah Nichelson… attending our meeting once again…. Good to see you Sarah!!

 

Mexicali Project Starts Today; photo of all the participants attending today’s meeting…

 

 

 

Special Presentation:

 

President Tony presented  Past President Jack Anderson with recognition of his seventh Paul Harris Fellow Award… Thanks for your generosity Jack!

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

April     22    Past President Jim Ponder         

 

    26    Past President George Beitner

 

Anniversaries:

 

April    24    Andy and Dana Ommen (celebrating in Cabo as we meet!)

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Past President Mike O’Malley in his realtor attire; coat, tie and shorts…Way Cool!

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at Dancing with Our Stars; fundraising event for the California Center for the Arts. Our very own Rorie Johnston competed… Great job Rorie!

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the Escondido Police Range… A thank you outing for our support of the Police Department Cadet Program

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the San Diego Gulls hockey game… A fun time had by all…

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May        4:    Evening meeting at Cocina del Charro; guest speaker is Alex                 Montoya of the San Diego Padre organization. Cost is $35 per                 person, RSVP with Past President Rich Aeling soon!!

 

        6:    Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

        20:    District Conference at Liberty Station        

        

June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K;

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Jack Anderson just returned from a trip that included some time in Texas; he brought President Tony a deck of cards with a Davey Crockett quote; “the rest of you can go to hell, I’m going to Texas.”

 

Past President Jim Lund was traveling in Cabo San Lucas and brought President Tony a post card… Jim also announced that the San Pasqual HS Pops Concert was coming up at the Art Center.

 

It was announced that Mike Morasco’s mother passed away recently… Our thoughts are with Mike and his family…

 

 Program:

 

Chris Miller introduced Dennis Astil, the Manager of Construction and Facilities Planning for Palomar College. Dennis talked about the variety of projects being built on the various Palomar campuses and the methodologies used on the projects, 

 

The projects are all supported through the proceeds of the $694 M bond measure passed by the voters in 2006. The key element of all the projects is smart management and attention to budget detail.

Dennis highlighted the latest project, a facilities and maintenance center that will provide a single location for warehousing, facilities operations and maintenance services on the main campus. Utilizing an odd-shaped, highly visible piece of property at the entrance to the college, they used a design-build with competition process. Attempting to achieve the ‘best value’ in the project, while maintaining some design control. Concerns were a limited budget of $15.5 M, while building an aesthetically pleasing facility which would also be durable and energy efficient. They are proud to have achieved all of the criteria set by the Board and within budget constraints… Dennis will be making a similar presentation to an upcoming gathering of architects and construction managers…

 

Dennis Astil of Palomar College discussing their latest design-build project…

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

A representative of Qualcomm brought to us by Past President Barry Baker

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $20;    Mark Hoekstra

 

Big Pot:        $358;    Past President Rich Aeling; sorry, no luck today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary April 20, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Past President Mark Hoekstra led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Mike Close Friday Harbor Rotary Club from the San Juan Islands in Washington; will be part of the Mexicali project

A large group of visitors here for the Mexicali project, some being members of the Lions Club; all welcomed and thanked for their partnership in International Service

 

Past President George Beitner’s ‘special guest’… Our own, Sarah Nichelson… attending our meeting once again…. Good to see you Sarah!!

 

Mexicali Project Starts Today; photo of all the participants attending today’s meeting…

 

 

Special Presentation:

 

President Tony presented  Past President Jack Anderson with recognition of his seventh Paul Harris Fellow Award… Thanks for your generosity Jack!

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

April     22    Past President Jim Ponder         

 

    26    Past President George Beitner

 

Anniversaries:

 

April    24    Andy and Dana Ommen (celebrating in Cabo as we meet!)

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Past President Mike O’Malley in his realtor attire; coat, tie and shorts…Way Cool!

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at Dancing with Our Stars; fundraising event for the California Center for the Arts. Our very own Rorie Johnston competed… Great job Rorie!

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the Escondido Police Range… A thank you outing for our support of the Police Department Cadet Program

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the San Diego Gulls hockey game… A fun time had by all…

 

Dates to Remember:

 

May        4:    Evening meeting at Cocina del Charro; guest speaker is Alex                 Montoya of the San Diego Padre organization. Cost is $35 per                 person, RSVP with Past President Rich Aeling soon!!

 

        6:    Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

        20:    District Conference at Liberty Station        

        

June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K;

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Jack Anderson just returned from a trip that included some time in Texas; he brought President Tony a deck of cards with a Davey Crockett quote; “the rest of you can go to hell, I’m going to Texas.”

 

Past President Jim Lund was traveling in Cabo San Lucas and brought President Tony a post card… Jim also announced that the San Pasqual HS Pops Concert was coming up at the Art Center.

 

It was announced that Mike Morasco’s mother passed away recently… Our thoughts are with Mike and his family…

 

 Program:

 

Chris Miller introduced Dennis Astil, the Manager of Construction and Facilities Planning for Palomar College. Dennis talked about the variety of projects being built on the various Palomar campuses and the methodologies used on the projects, 

 

The projects are all supported through the proceeds of the $694 M bond measure passed by the voters in 2006. The key element of all the projects is smart management and attention to budget detail.

Dennis highlighted the latest project, a facilities and maintenance center that will provide a single location for warehousing, facilities operations and maintenance services on the main campus. Utilizing an odd-shaped, highly visible piece of property at the entrance to the college, they used a design-build with competition process. Attempting to achieve the ‘best value’ in the project, while maintaining some design control. Concerns were a limited budget of $15.5 M, while building an aesthetically pleasing facility which would also be durable and energy efficient. They are proud to have achieved all of the criteria set by the Board and within budget constraints… Dennis will be making a similar presentation to an upcoming gathering of architects and construction managers…

 

Dennis Astil of Palomar College discussing their latest design-build project…

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

A representative of Qualcomm brought to us by Past President Barry Baker

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $20;    Mark Hoekstra

 

Big Pot:        $358;    Past President Rich Aeling; sorry, no luck today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary April 13, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Past President Jim Ponder led the pledge to the flag

Bill Dopp gave the invocation

 

President Tony, after opening the meeting by showing a video; he disappeared, 

returning in a full bunny suit…  (Rich has a video, guess when you will all see it again; the demotion of course (-:  ). Tony tried to sweeten up the members by passing out chocolates… He remained in the warm suit all meeting… Whew! it’s warm in here!!

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Edwin from Kenya joined us

 

Visiting Rotarians:

 

    Bonnie Maloney

    George Wier

    Vaughn North

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

Becky Lund

 

Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

Reports:

 

Vaughn North of the Escondido Club updated us on the activities of Escondido         Shines

 

Jim Ponder and George Beitner reported on the RYLA weekend at Idyllwild. Also     attending RYLA were President Tony and Connie Criss, Past President Mike         O’Malley and Edwin. 

A highlight of the weekend was when the group skyped with a group of high         school girls in Afghanistan

    Mexicali Project – Phase 1

 

Pictures of the footings dug were shown, the footings were not small, John Masson did the measuring.

 

Photos of the Week:

 

None this week

 

Dates to Remember:

 

April        15:        Gulls Hockey; Tickets for the special seats in the ‘Box’ are                     $60; see Past President Rich Aeling more information

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

 

May        4:        Evening meeting; guest speaker will be Alex Montoya of the                     Padres, more details to come

        

        6:        Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K;

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Bill Dopp brought some playing cards from Florida

Past President Jim Ponder brought Tony a coffee cup, made in China as Jim was visiting China…

Ralph Tavares brought President Tony some chocolate from Peru…

 

 Recent Programs:

 

April 6; Past President Mark Hoekstra presented a program on Membership Development.

Mark used a power point presentation to describe the various categories of membership that are available in our Club; Active, Young Executive, Primary Corporate, Additional Corporate and Honorary. Dues for each category vary, ranging from $83.50 per month Active Member to $20 for the Additional Corporate member. le lot more than a CPA would ever do…

Escondido Sunrise currently has 49 members; our goal for this year is to increase membership by 6; currently we are net -2 for the year… So, we all have some work to do…

 

April 13: Our speaker was Jack Stone, a professor of woodworking at Palomar College; he was introduced by Chris Miller.

 

Mr. Stone oversees a number of classes and programs with over 50 different wood-related courses with over 500 students enrolled per semester. 

 

The programs and classes are intended to help individuals develop woodworking skills that will lead to self-employment. Projects range from product design to marketing the product and people skills enabling the woodworker to relate to potential customers..

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $19;    Jeff Johnson

 

Big Pot:        $339;    Past President George Beitner; sorry, not so lucky today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary March 30, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Jack Anderson led the Pledge to the Flag

Father Bill Dopp offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

George Weir was visiting from the Escondido Club

Tina Pope was visiting from the Escondido Club

Robert Ludolph was introduced as President Tony’s guest

 

Edwin Oketch Otieno from Nairobi Kenya was introduced as Jim Ponder’s guest. introduced as a guest. Jim and George Beitner met Edwin when they were in Nairobi after the Kilimanjaro trip two years ago. Edwin will be one of the presenters at RYLA as he tells his story of his life in an orphanage and now his work through his foundation working with young people in Nairobi…

 

Jim Ponder pictured with Edwin Oketch Otieno…

 

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

 

March     31    Donna Aeling…    

 

Anniversaries:

 

No anniversaries

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

 

None this week

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Dave Herbert, George Beitner and Jack Anderson delivering supplies to Fisher House at Camp Pendleton on March 23; Pictured with Kiana Bright, the General Manager of Fisher House

 

Carol Ponder completing the Carlsbad half marathon; a great achievement since her back surgery

 

Jack and Judi Anderson at Buona Forchetta at Liberty Station in San Diego 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

April        7-9:        RYLA; at Idyllwild Pines. Past President Jim Ponder                     shared about the opportunity to visit on Saturday and                         experience part of the program. He mentioned that the                     young leaders will have an opportunity to Skype with                         students in Afghanistan. Jim also thanked the Club for the                     RYLA support above and beyond in providing audio-visual                     equipment for the annual conference.

 

        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  

        

        15:        Gulls Hockey; Tickets for the special seats in the ‘Box’ are                     $60; see Past President Rich Aeling for more information

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

 

May        4:        Evening meeting; more details to come

        

        6:        Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 192 days till the big event! Past                         President Jim Ponder announced that a joint venture with                     Palomar Health Foundation joining our Grape Day 5K is                     nearly complete… The event gets better and bigger!

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Dave Herbert  announced that he and his daughter Katie will be attending the final four competition in Phoenix as Gonzaga is in the event for the first time in the school’s history…

 

Linda Bailey announced that the current edition of the Escondido Magazine (available to our members at the meeting) has a great article on “homes for families.”

 

Rorie Johnston mentioned that she will be performing in the ‘Dancing with Our Stars’ event at the Art Center on Saturday…

 

Past President John Boyce brought President Tony some coffee from Hawaii… And John mentioned that his alma mater, Ashland University Women’s Basketball team are NCAA Division II National Champions… John is proud…

 

Past President Barry Baker announced that his grandson receive his Mission for a two- year assignment in Ghana West Africa.

 

 Program:

 

Jack Anderson introduced today’s program; Kiana Bright, the General Manager of Fisher House at Camp Pendleton. Kiana has worked in hospitality affiliation with Military installations; her most recent assignment before the Camp Pendleton Fisher House as the Manager of the “Inns of the Corps” at MCAS Miramar.

 

Kiana spoke about the need for distant family support at Camp Pendleton when a Marine is undergoing hospitalization; this need can be magnified by the fact that over 40,000 Marines are attached to and deployed from Camp Pendleton. With most of them from places other than San Diego, the need for family support accommodations becomes even greater. She shared a story of a severely injured Marine whose family was in New York; they needed to make an emergency trip to support their Marine, and their case manager facilitated the connection with Fisher House as a support base for the Marine’s family.

Kiana shared the need is even magnified more when one considers the average cost of hotel stays in San Diego is $140.00 per night; unusually high when many families’ means are insufficient for such costs, and there may be an extended stay depending on treatment needs. ‘Loved ones’ of a military member (active duty or veteran) receiving care are eligible to use the facility; the families of veterans or military members   receiving care in civilian hospitals are also eligible to use the Fisher House if space permits. Families that use the Fisher House facility are not charged for their lodging; the donations we make, as do many other philanthropic groups, are used by the guests during their stays. Since opening in 2015, the Camp Pendleton facility has served over 300 families.

Kiana shared further that there are 71 Fisher House facilities throughout the US located at military and VA medical facilities; there are five facilities at Navy and Marine Corps facilities across the country, the first being at Bethesda Maryland, serving both Bethesda and the Walter Reed Army hospital.

Fisher House facilities are donated to the military by the Fisher Foundation, and operations are the responsibility of the various medical facilities; Navy, Army, Air Force and Veterans Administration.

 

 

Kiana Bright with President Tony, Dave Herbert and Jack Anderson…

 

 

 

 

On March 23, George Beitner, Dave Herbert and Jack Anderson with Kiana Bright at the Fisher House Camp Pendleton; Sunrise Rotary donated two inflatable beds in addition to  innumerable consumable supplies for the Fisher House…

 

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Linda Bailey and Mark Hoekstra presenting on Sunrise Rotary Club business, including membership development.

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $18;    Mark Crosby

 

Big Pot:        $306;    Tina Pope; sorry, no luck today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary March 23, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order

 

Alan Miller led the Pledge to the Flag

Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Tina Pope was a visitor; she’s with Palomar Health

Bonnie Malone was introduced as a guest

Rosemary Burson was introduced as Bob Burson’s guest

 

Special Video Presentation:

 

Past President Rich Aeling shared a video from his recent trip to our Nation’s Capitol; He and Donna were at Arlington National Cemetery and Rich recorded the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown… Very impressive; thanks for sharing that important part of our National heritage…

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

None

 

Anniversaries:

 

March 28    Past President Jeff and Cathy Johnson celebrating 30 years of                 marriage

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

None this week

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Past President Rich and Donna Aeling at the World Baseball Classic in San Diego

 

Past President Mike O’Malley behaving himself on St. Patrick’s Day… Say what????

 

Past President Mark Hoekstra and friends

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March        23:        Fisher House delivery; taking place today… George Beitner,                     Dave Herbert and Jack Anderson delivering the goods…

 

April        7-9:        RYLA; Facilitators still needed, see the website or speak                     with Jim Ponder

        

        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  

        

        15:        Gulls Hockey; Tickets for the special seats in the ‘Box’ are                     $60; see Past President Rich Aeling more information

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

 

May        4:        Evening meeting; more details to come

        

        6:        Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club

 

        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 196 days till the big event!

 

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Barry Baker was stuck in Maui for an extra two days… Poor Barry & Lee; so he brought President Tony a ball cap…

 

John Sawtelle announced that fliers were available for the Wine, Blues and Brews and Blues event in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club. As we sell tickets, we are returned a share of the proceeds; last year our club earned $3,500 plus. Look for the event on June 17 at the Arts Center.

 

Constance Larson announced she needs part time help to digitize records in her office… President Tony volunteered, however he was rejected without an interview because of his vast skills in technology…

 

Past President Rich Aeling shared that Linda Bailey is undergoing some additional medical treatments and asked for prayer on her behalf…

 

 Program:

 

Brian Murphy introduced today’s program; our own Past President Bob Burson disclosing all of his fiction-writing secrets…

 

Bob, appropriately so, introduced his ‘silent partner’ in his fiction-writing second career, his bride, Rosemary…

Rosemary is his editor, marketing guru and chief whip-cracker in keeping him on task…

 

 Bob described for us the difference between a CPA (his former profession) and that of a writer… Basically detailing the left-brain, right-brain challenges he faces in his new endeavors. 

He outlined the creative, story-telling side of his efforts, and shared that as such he is much more evocative and active as he speaks… In another words, he uses his hands a whole lot more than a CPA would ever do…

Bob expressing himself with his hands, and not like his former analytical, accountant self…

 

Bob discussed the writing process he uses, and the ways in which he constructs his stories. He also lamented all of the important things to a fledgling writer that he ignored in his college English classes… Thinks like spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure and storytelling…

He is also learning the ‘ins and outs’ of marketing, social media, reviews and speaking engagements. One of his more recent endeavors was to enhance his search engine optimization so that his books appear early on in readers’ searches of the internet for certain types of books.

Regarding his interests as an author, Bob likes to create action-adventure stories with a geo-political influence. His work is a blend of works in the Nelson DeMille style along with some Tom Clancy influence. 

Bob has been fairly prolific in his production, having published books in 2007, ’09, 2010, ’11, and ’13… His current work is a two-volume piece…

 

Bob was very appreciative of the work of his ‘partner’ in this effort, Rosemary. Her experience with social media and writing in general has helped him along the way… Bob’s books can be found at rtburson.com and are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

Past President Bob and Rosemary Burson with President Tony…

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Kiana Bright, the Manager of the Fisher House at Camp Pendleton will speak about the services they provide to military families.

 

Photo of our Club’s donations to Fisher House last week; pictured are George Beitner, Dave Herbert and Jack Anderson along with Kiana Bright…

 

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $17;    Mark Maus

 

Big Pot:        $288;    Past President Bob Burson; sorry, not so lucky today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary March 9, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order;

Ralph Tavares led the Pledge to the Flag

Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guest and Visitors:

 

Rorie Johnston was visiting from the Escondido Club… Will she join us after her appearance in “Dancing with our Stars” at the California Center for the Arts??? Don't miss her smooth moves on April 1…

 

Kahlei Ornelas from the Boys and Girls Club was again a guest.

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

None this week

 

Anniversaries:

None this week

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

None this week

 

 

Photos of the Week:

No photos this week

 

Blue Badge Presentation: 

 

Past President Jack Anderson presented a Blue Badge to “re-newed” member Bill Dopp. Welcome Father Bill!

 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March        23:        Fisher House delivery; bring items to Club meetings or                     George’s business

 

April        7-9:        RYLA; Facilitators still needed, see the website or speak                     with Jim Ponder

        

        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  

        

        15:        Gulls Hockey; more information to follow

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

 

May        4:        Evening meeting; more details to come

        6:        Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

June        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 212 days till the big event!

 

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

John Sawtelle announced the upcoming Blues, Brews and Blues event in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club. As we sell tickets, we are returned a share of the proceeds; last year our club earned $3,500 plus. Look for the event on June 17 at the Arts Center.

 

Dave Herbert announced that Mark Crosby will be chairing the Meals on Wheels project that we support on the fourth Saturday of each month. New volunteers are encouraged to join in this great service effort.

 

Ralph Tavares announced that his new B & B is open for business in Ocean Beach with 120 nights already reserved.

 

Program:

 

Brian Murphy introduced today’s program; Tom Griffin, a former San Diegan, now of Anacortes Washington. Tom is the past president of the Anacortes Rotary Club, and a retired Naval Officer with a career as a Radar Intercept Officer in Fighter aircraft.

 

Tom Griffin of Pacific Northwest Boating School sharing with our Club members:

 

 

Tom led us on a virtual four-day tour of the San Juan Islands in the gulf of Juan de Fuca. The proximity of the islands (less than 10 miles to the first marina at Orcas Island from Anacortes), the rather ‘gentle’ weather, and the beauty of the islands and all they offer. Tom spoke about the significant tidal changes in the sound and the gulf, and their impact on sailing and boating. He referred to the Waggoner Cruising Guide, the ‘bible’ for water sport activity in the San Juan chain. His beautiful slides, and interesting comments on the various marinas and hotels that one will encounter throughout the course of touring. Included in the visual tour were photos of Orca whale pods and wildlife on the islands, including numerous pictures of the great bald eagles inhabiting the area. In addition to boating, there is access by sea plane and ferries to some islands. Not only will one see great views and experience the calmness of island travel, the food is amazing as one has the opportunity to binge on Dungeness crab and other great seafood. Tom share with us the vacation packages offered through his Boating School where travelers have the opportunity to participate as a crew member while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Tom awarded a door prize of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, won by Ralph Tavares.

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Chrisann Moats speaking on EAP Programs…

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $18;    Jeff Johnson

 

Big Pot:        $260;    Brian Murphy, sorry, not so lucky today…

 

 

Sunrise Rotary March 16, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order; Tony opened the meeting in fine ‘fashion’, fashionably dressed as a leprechaun…. Oh MY!!

 

 

 

George Beitner led the Pledge to the Flag

Father Bill Dopp offered an invocation

 

Brian Murphy, also coiffed as an Irishman from head to toe… regaled us with an Irish tale about the Murphy Twins…

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

President Tony’s guest, Robert Ludolph was introduced

 

Induction of New Members:

 

Membership Chair, Linda Bailey inducted Rorie Johnston and Father Bill Dopp. Rorie is a transfer member from the Escondido Club and President of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, and a competitor in the Dancing with Our Stars event on April 1 at the Arts Center; Bill is a former member of Escondido Sunrise and welcomed back.

 

Welcome Rorie and Bill!!

 

 

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

March 21; Happy Birthday Carol Ponder

 

Anniversaries:

None this week

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

None this week

 

 

Photos of the Week:

No photos this week

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March        23:        Fisher House delivery; bring items to Club meetings or                     George’s business

 

April        7-9:        RYLA; Facilitators still needed, see the website or speak                     with Jim Ponder

        

        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  

        

        15:        Gulls Hockey; Tickets for the special seats in the ‘Box’ are                     $60; see Past President Rich Aeling more information

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

 

May        4:        Evening meeting; more details to come

        

        6:        Bunco at John Boyce’s home    

 

June        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 205 days till the big event!

 

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Fliers were distributed for the Blues, Brews and Blues event in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club. As we sell tickets, we are returned a share of the proceeds; last year our club earned $3,500 plus. Look for the event on June 17 at the Arts Center.

 

Constance Larson attended Mardi Gras in New Orleans, celebrating her birthday and brought President Tony a new tie…

 

Past President Rich Aeling talked about his trip to visit his daughter in Washington DC and will bring a video next week of the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery.

Rich also invited any Club golfers to join him at the charity golf tournament on March 24 benefitting Charter High School

 

 

 

President-Elect Dave Casey presented a certificate of appreciation to Escondido Sunrise for our support of the North County Veteran’s Standdown event.

 

 

 

Program:

 

Brian Murphy introduced today’s program; Chrisanne Moats, Executive Director of the Escondido Arts Partnership

 

Chrisanne Moats speaking to our members about the Escondido Arts Partnership…

 

 

Chrisanne shared details about the variety of arts programs offered by the Partnership. Established in 1995, the Partnership features over 400 artists annually in its varied programs. The Partnership has become a key Downtown Escondido destination, attracting more than 2,000 visitors each month at the galler.

Ongoing regular programs include Second Saturday exhibits along with annual shows such as; the Woodwork Exhibition that drew over 500 visitors; the Annual Veteran’s Art Exhibit; the High School Student exhibit featuring these emerging artists; and the Recycled Fashion Show during last year’s show, our new member Rorie Johnston was both a model and the mistress of ceremonies. 

Chrisanne also shared her views of the value of art throughout our daily lives.

 

Finally, she highlighted the annual fundraising event of the Partnership, Panache. A fun evening open to the entire community including beverages, fellowship and wonderful art pieces for auction…

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotary again provided funds to support the Partnership; shown are President Tony, Past-President Rich Aeling and Brian Murphy with Chrisanne Moats and our gift of $2,000…

 

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Past President Bob Burson speaking about publishing books…

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $11;    George Beitner

 

Big Pot:        $271;    Mark Maus, sorry

 

Sunrise Rotary March 2, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order;

Gloria Leffler led the Pledge to the Flag

Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guest and Visitors:

 

Dick Seymour was introduced as a guest of Past President John Boyce

 

Kaleih Ornelas of the Boys and Girls Club was introduced as a guest and prospective member

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

March        1:        Gloria Leffler

        3:        Brian Murphy

        4:        Past President, Mike O’Malley

 

Anniversaries:

March        3:        Chris and Susie Miller, 27 years; Congratulations!

 

Rotary Anniversaries:

                Past President, Constance Larson

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Past President, Mike O’Malley shared a video of a ‘good ‘ol boy’ in Alabama landing a 16.3 oz. bass by hand…

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March        23:        Fisher House delivery; bring items to Club meetings or                     George’s business

 

April        7-9:        RYLA; Facilitators still needed, see the website or speak                     with Jim Ponder

        

        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

        

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 219 days till the big event!

 

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President, Jeff Johnson shared some challenging news that he and Kathy just received; Kathy has been diagnosed with breast cancer and they are on a path together to battle the disease. Prayers of support are welcome!!

 

Past President, Jim Lund requested help with moving a golf cart from San Pasqual HS; any trailer support is welcomed; please contact Jim.

 

Past President Mike O’Malley visited Daytona Beach and enjoyed a race. He brought President Tony a piggy bank… Apparently he forgot to fill the bank before presenting it to our esteemed leader…

 

Program:

 

Brian Murphy introduced today’s program; Retired Police LT Jim Byler speaking on the topic of Officer Involved Shootings. Jim introduced his wife Cynthia, commenting that she was a key support of his law enforcement career. Jim also commented that their two sons, Brandon and Brett are officers with the Escondido Police Department.

 

Retired Police LT Jim Byler sharing with our Club members:

 

 

Jim shared statistics about Officer Involved Shootings (the title of his book, “O.I.S. After the Trigger’s Pulled) and discussed the technology that officers now use in the form of body cameras and their impact on law enforcement and officers’ actions and reactions in situations where deadly force is use. He also showed a footage of a on-the-scene newscast in Baltimore where an ‘eye witness’ recounted a story involving an officer and a suspect that was completely untrue based on the facts of the situation.

 

Jim also shared the amazing coincidental fact that he and both his sons had been involved in shootings; Jim while serving in Carlsbad, Brandon while serving in Escondido, and Brett while a member of the San Diego PD. Jim also showed a surveillance camera image of the incident during which Brett was required to use lethal force.

 

Jim shared from all three of their experiences about the emotional demands on an officer in making split-second decisions regarding use of lethal force; and then the emotional aftermath of those incidents while officers await findings of the District Attorney, and in certain cases, then face legal action by suspects and their surviving family members. 

 

Many questions were discussed after his presentation, and Club members expressed their appreciation for and support for the challenges faced by our community’s law enforcement professionals.

 

Next Week’s Program:

 

Tom Griffin, Cruising the San Juan Islands…

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch Money:    $19;    Susan Maney

 

Big Pot:        $242;    Gloria Leffler, sorry…

 
 

Sunrise Rotary February 23, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order;

Elana Karoly led the Pledge to the Flag

Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guest and Visitors:

 

There were no guests or visitors

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

February     27:        Constance Larsen

 

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Rotarians enjoying a Mexican winery after the Tijuana house-build project

 

Valentines Day celebrating with other Rotarians and their ladies at Vinz Wine Bar

 

Rich Agnew and his wife Marcia on their wedding day; they celebrated an anniversary on February 17

 

Dates to Remember:

 

March        23:        Fisher House delivery; bring items to Club meetings or                     George’s business

 

April        7-9:        RYLA; Facilitators still needed, see the website or speak                     with Jim Ponder

        

        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

        

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 226 days till the big event!

 

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Speaking of the Grape Day 5K; Past President Jim Ponder shared some footage from the State of the City video presented on February 22 to the community by Mayor Sam Abed. Highlighted in the video more than once was footage from our Grape Day 5K event, showing crowds of people having a wonderful time in Downtown Escondido. Jim commented that Berg Electric, a signature sponsor, is back with us for next year. He also commented that Palomar Health Foundation is possibly interested in becoming a partner in our event. Jim expressed very clearly, that any relationship with any potential partner will be on our terms… Escondido Sunrise has continued to build our Grape Day 5K event and it’s growth potential is amazing… Even without ‘new partners.’

 

Past President Jim also commented on his attendance at the annual meeting/gala of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. Escondido Sunrise Rotary was recognized as Society’s Outstanding Philanthropic Partner of the Year! 

What great kudos for our efforts through our Grape Day 5K Event… Congratulations to the entire Club!

 

Elana Karoly provided an update on her ‘Go-2-Grow’ mentoring organization. They are moving to a new location and beginning to adopt a primary focus of mentoring, including young adults up to age 25.

 

Past President Barry Baker shared that his son, LTCOL Jay Baker, an Army doctor, served previously under LTGEN H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s National Security Advisor Nominee. Barry commented that Jay learned a great deal about leadership while serving with McMaster and has great respect for him.

 

Program:

 

Past President Jack Anderson presented the days program; various ‘Who Am I’ presentations from newer members of Escondido Sunrise Rotary.

 

Bob Portillo shared his background as a native of El Paso, TX, and his excitement in leaving there to attend dental school. As a young dentist, he began an ‘internship’ with the US Air Force that lasted over 25 years. Bob and his wife enjoyed their various duty assignments including the opportunities to travel; having visited over 26 countries. Bob established a dental practice in Escondido, and fortunately for us, he is next-door neighbor to our member, Ralph Tavares. Bob had a brief membership in the Escondido Rotary Club, and with Ralph’s encouragement, joined the best Rotary Club in Escondido! Glad to have you as a member, Bob!

 

Bob Portillo sharing his story with the Club:

 

Joe Holtz, a former member of the Escondido West Rotary Club is back as a member of Escondido Sunrise Rotary. Joe’s hiatus from our club occurred because of our change to a breakfast club format and the impact on his patient schedule with his dental practice. Joe shared that he established his practice in Escondido in 1980 and enjoyed a successful career; now really enjoying retirement! 

Joe and his wife Geni have four children, many of whom have extended relationships with Rotary and its international connections. His oldest son Jarod was a RYLA attendee, and participated in a Rotary Youth Exchange in Indonesia; Jarod also received a Rotary Foundation Scholarship and obtained a Masters Degree in International Business while studying in Ghana West Africa. Jarod has shared his experiences with our Club in the past. Joe’s daughter Joanna, is a veterinarian in Middletown, CA and presented to us last fall about the Valley Fire in Lake County, and the recovery effort through local Rotary Clubs that our Club supported with over $2,000 in gifts. Joanna is also a RYLA graduate and a member of the Middletown Rotary Club. Joe and Geni’s other two children are Nick, a mechanical engineer, who also participated in a Rotary Youth Exchange in Denmark and Amanda, a communications and marketing professional.

Joe and Geni are proud grandparents of Penelope; a 10 month-old bundle of joy…

 

Joe Holtz sharing his story with the Club:

 

 

Bill Dopp shared his experience and life ‘stories’ with us. Bill was previously a member of Escondido Sunrise, however was gone about 18 months involved in some professional growth opportunities and some health challenges.

Bill began his story talking about the number of ‘Bills” in his family. Among his great grandfather, grandfather, father and now his son, there are many “Bills” in the Dopp family tree. Bill commented that in his college fraternity at Indiana University, there were three “Bills” in his pledge class, so he was “Will”… A name his wife still uses today.

 

Bill began his working life as a journalist with the Wall Street Journal, but soon discovered his real calling as an Episcopal Priest. After a long period of serving various congregations throughout the country, Bill returned to San Diego. He teaches at Bethel Seminary in San Diego and has found a place among the Baptists and the Lutherans in Escondido. Bill recently experienced a great trip to the Holy Land where he lead a service at the Church of the Annunciation in Bethlehem and baptized some believers in the Jordan River. While away from our Club, Bill also underwent cancer treatment for prostate cancer, and wrote a book entitled, “Is There Hope for the Christian Faith?”

 

 

Bill Dopp sharing his stories with the Club:

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 
 

Sunrise Rotary February 16, 2017  

 

President Tony called the meeting to order;

President-Elect Dave Casey led the Pledge to the Flag

Jack Anderson offered an invocation

 

Guests and Visitors:

 

Justin McDonald; involved in a ministry, Bridges International at UC Irvine

Dorothy Rowe, friend of Mark Crosby

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Disabled veterans… All beautiful women. Thanks for bringing that to us Tony!

 

Rich Aeling presenting a check to the PAL (Police Athletic League) program

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

Birthdays:

February     20:        Silas Harrington

 

Anniversaries:

February    16:        Mike and Pam Morasco

        17:        Richard and Marcia Agnew

        21:        John and Tricia Masson    

 

Dates to Remember:

 

February    23:        Fisher House delivery; bring items to Club meetings or                     George’s business

 

April        7-9:        RYLA

 

        20-23:        Mexicali project

        

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 233 days till the big event!

 

 

Special Recognition:

 

Linda Bailey, back after a health hiatus; received her certificate from the Police Department for the Explorer Program Academy and her extra support for them

 

Past President Jack Anderson presenting Linda her Police Department certificate

 

Linda also was recognized for her 6th Paul Harris Fellow Award by Foundation Chairman, Past President Kevin Svetich

 

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Past President Rich Aeling recapped our great visit to Del Lago Academy last week

 

Rich also announced the winners of the Super Bowl pools; Past President Jim Ponder was a huge winner, netting $650.00. Jim was not at the meeting, however his emissary, Past President George Beitner had a Brinks Truck to gather Jim’s loot.  While gathering Jim’s winnings, George committed $250 of the take to the Solar Cup Program at Del Lago Academy… 

 

Program:

 

President Elect Dave Casey reported on his attendance at the exceptional President Elect Training Seminar (PETS).

Dave was attired in a new, very fancy Rotary dress shirt… Seems the wardrobe changing and buying activities are a big hit of the PETS weekend… Just ask President Tony about last year.

 

President-Elect Dave sharing his PETS experience…

 

Dave shared the theme for the next Rotary Year, “Making a Difference”. Dave said that he learned a lot, and will focus his Rotary Year on spending all of the money that President Tony is leaving in the Club treasury…

 

Part of the discussion, and President-Elect Dave engaged all of the Club members is the focus on growing our membership. A key item is bringing younger members into the Club. Guest, Justin McDonald shared his thoughts on reaching millennials…

His comments related to goals young people have are to ‘do’ projects and not just write checks. Escondido Sunrise is proud of our engagement with projects… The key is to publicize our ‘doing’ as we reach out to potential members.

 

There will be more to come as this year moves forward and Dave’s year begins in July.

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

Lunch money:    $22; John Sawtelle

Big Prize:        $223; Linda Bailey… Sorry

 

Sunrise Rotary February 9, 2017  

 

A special ‘Field Trip’ meeting at Del Lago Academy

 

Past President Rich Aeling opened the meeting, introducing Liz LaBlond, our host for the meeting at the Del Lago Academy. Liz is the founding president of the Del Lago Academy Foundation.

 

Liz LaBlond welcoming our members after serving us all a great breakfast…

 

 

Guest and Visitors:

 

Former member, Bill Dopp 

Lorraine Paige as Alan Miller’s guest

Cathy O’Malley as Mike O’Malley’s guest

 

Photos of the Week:

 

None

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

There were none this week

 

Dates to Remember:

 

February    14:        Valentine’s Day… Don’t forget!!

 

March        23:        Delivery to Fisher House at Camp Pendleton; bring your                     items to any club meeting

        

April        7-9:        RYLA

 

        20-23:        Mexicali Project

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 240 days till the big event!

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

A special ‘Welcome Back’ to our great friend Linda Bailey. Linda has returned from major surgery, and jokingly referred to her absence as undergoing a ‘total body makeover.’ Welcome back Linda!!

 

Program:

 

Today’s program was focused on the site of our meeting, Del Lago Academy, a public high school campus of the Escondido Union High School District. Keith Nuthall, Principal, described the academic program at the school, discussing the integrated curriculum that links academic disciplines with practical applications. He referred often to the relationships built between the ‘scholars’ and the teachers, enabling the scholars to prepare for ‘Life, Career and College.’

 

Part of our participation with the school and the scholars is our support for the ‘Solar Cup Project’… Two scholars, Sean and Jacob explained the program and the competition related to the ‘Cup.’ Among 40 school teams in southern California, the teams are all provided with a basic hull, about 15 long, in which they design and build a solar powered propulsion system for their craft. Competition for the ‘Cup’ takes place at Lake Skinner, and involves both endurance and sprint events. The competition is conducted by the Metropolitan Water District and in addition to the competitive side, the students learn about the State’s water resource management issues.

 

Escondido Sunrise Rotary supports the Solar Cup project with financial contributions; President Tony presented our check and is pictured with Principal Nuthall, Liz LaBlond, and scholars Sean, Jacob, Haley and Alana…

  

 

 

After the discussion on the school and the project, a number of scholars led us on tours of the campus.

 

We had the chance to view the Solar Cup craft under construction. Pictured with tour guides Sandra and Jasmine, are Alan Miller, Lorraine Paige, Rich Aeling and Mike Muehl

 

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

None

 

Sunrise Rotary February 2, 2017  

 

Remember:     This week’s meeting at Del Lago Academy; 7:00 AM,                 The address is 1740 Scenic Trail Way, Escondido,                 (near Citracado Pkwy and West Valley Pkwy). Meet in                 the school parking lot at 7:00 AM.

 

Past President George Beitner led the Pledge of Allegiance

Bill Dopp offered an invocation.

 

President Tony graciously handed the gavel to President-Elect Dave Casey to enable him to gain some ‘hands on experience’ conducting a meeting…

 

Well, the Past President’s Council thought this might have been a ‘set up’… As soon as Dave ‘captured’ the lectern, the speaker, Sean Carlson, BAILED… 

He apologized while claiming that our visual set up was not going to work with his presentation on technical education… What irony!! A speaker on tech education cannot give his presentation without tech support… First time ever for our fine weekly programs…

 

Dave handled all with great aplomb (that’s a big word for all of us!!) and the meeting proceeded smoothly…

 

Good job Dave; and always beware of Presidents bearing gifts…

 

President-Elect Dave looked very presidential at the lectern with that dastardly gavel in his hand…

 

 

 

 

Guest and Visitors:

 

Former member, Bill Dopp was introduced… Rumor has it that he will be re-joining soon.

 

Photos of the Week:

 

Several photos were shared of the Tijuana House Build project with Project Mercy and from the North County Veteran’s Stand Down sponsored by the VFW and supported by Sunrise Rotary

 

Anniversaries and Birthdays:

 

There were none this week

 

Dates to Remember:

 

February    9:        Club meeting and breakfast at Del Lago Academy

                The school will be providing breakfast, a tour of the                     school, and a presentation on the Solar Cup Project that                 ESR is helping to fund with a $1000 donation.  The                     address is 1740 Scenic Trail Way, Escondido, 92029                     (near Citracado Pkwy and West Valley Pkwy). Meet in the                 school parking lot at 7:00 AM.

 

        14:        Valentine’s Day… Don’t forget!!

 

March        23:        Delivery to Fisher House at Camp Pendleton; bring your                     items to any club meeting

        

April        7-9:        RYLA

 

        20-23:        Mexicali Project

 

October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 247 days till the big event!

 

High Fives and Announcements:

 

Dave Casey offered a huge ‘High Five’ to all the restaurants and groups that made donations to support the Veteran’s Stand-down; of note were several fast-food and barbecue restaurants that donated huge amounts of food and Dr. Bronner’s Soap offering hygiene supplies for all the veterans.

 

Programs and Events at Recent Meetings:

 

Without a formal program, comments were made on the great ‘project’ weekend that took place January 27-29…

 

Tijuana House-Build: 

Rich Aeling and Barry Baker shared photos and tidbits about the great work that was accomplished for a grandmother and her three children. Also participating were members of the After Five Rotary Club and the Calafia Club. The most exciting part of the project; other than building a much needed house… Was the ‘muddy’ access to the project. Trucks were literally ‘mired’ in the mud; Barry’s truck, Mark & Glynna Hoekstra’s truck, and a church bus from another project team… Seems the only truck to make it safely to the house site was Mike O’Malley’s… Must be something about the ‘Luck O’ the Irish’….

 

So, in addition to building a house, several vehicles were rescued from axle-deep mud. Alan Miller’s ‘Little Car that Could’ was a key in pulling some of the ‘big boy trucks’ out of the slop…

 

North County Veteran’s Stand-Down:

President-Elect Dave shared some highlights of the weekend at Green Oak Ranch in Vista, where nearly 130 veterans received a wide range of services including, clothing, personal hygiene support, legal services and referrals for additional services. Legal support was provided through and onsite session of ‘Homeless Court’ with Judge Kirkland on the site, clearing cases for the veterans.

All-in-all, hundreds of volunteers served the men and women that have served our nation. Escondido Sunrise Rotary was one of the donors for the event and was appropriately recognized.

The success of the event and the on-going need will result in this service being offered again next year.

 

  

January 26 Program; San Diego Padres:

 

Curt Waugh, Director of Group Tickets and Hospitality for the Padres presented our program. He was accompanied by Sean Nickelsen, a member of the Group Sales staff.

Curt talked about the upcoming season and personnel changes the team is making. Notably is the new contract for Will Myers, the home run-hitting All Star first baseman that was just signed to a new multi-year contract. He emphasized the team’s goals as they relate to the San Diego community with a focus on Living, Learning, Playing and Serving.

We reminded Curt of the great benefit the Padres and Major League Baseball provided to the Escondido Community with the installation of the new ball field complex at the Boys and Girls Club facility on Woodward and Broadway.

 

President Tony with San Diego Padres representatives…

 

 

 

Opportunity Drawing:

 

$17 for Lunch:    George Beitner

$201 in the Big Pot:    Mike O’Malley… Sorry, the Irish Luck ran out…