Two for the Price of One
Story # 1  He is Amazing - He has one leg and no arms!
He is Alex Motoya and he was our guest speaker today. He was born a triple amputee in Colombia in 1974 because of a birth defect caused by the medicine thalidomide. He was brought to San Diego, USA to receive medical care and prosthetics, when he was 4 years old. He still remembers how nervous he was then.
Even though he had seen and heard about all the wonderful things in the United States, it was still a very, very scary move for him, then!
Alex kept us engaged throughout his presentation. He gave many examples from his personal life experiences.  "In this world, you will have plenty of people telling you that you can’t do something," he says. "You will have plenty of people telling you that something is impossible. I encourage you to stay connected to your goals and to your dreams, whatever they may be, and whatever your aspirations are because you can do it; whatever you have in your mind, whatever you have in your heart. It’s possible if you stay connected to the belief you have that gave you that dream in the first place.”
Alex is now dedicated in creating lasting solutions for his clients by delivering motivational presentations and inspiring them to overcome any obstacle 
“It’s not going to be easy," he cautions. "It’s not going to be quick. It's not going to be simple."
His motto, "Always believe in your dreams, always believe in your capabilities, always believe in what you have and not in what you’re missing. And always, always keep swinging."  are supported by his own real life examples.
  Alex Motoya
Story #2  
The Findologist
Our Guest speaker On April 4th was Stephen Ropfogel. Having the uncanny ability to find almost anything for his clients, Stephen has gained the reputation of being a “Findologist.”  
Stephen has over 25 years of promotional products industry experience which he shared with us in 20 minutes. He showed us why Promotional products are more effective than other forms of advertising. This is the only form of advertising in which the receiver says "Thank you" to the advertiser! There is an intrinsic value in the product as well as in the message that accompanies the product.
Stephen Ropfogel has been a Rotarian for over 20 years and is currently a member of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club. Stephen currently resides in Glendale and is a native Californian, born at Queen of Angels Hospital. He is also a professional magician.
  Stephen (l) with John Berg(r)
All the News that is Fit to Print
"Jay Wilbur talked about his Camping trip to Death Valley which ended up being an adventurous trip! Extreme windy conditions made it impossible to camp!"
John Rodgerson talked about his grandson who started a Walk across America! He has no idea as to when he will be back!
  • Blood Drive: Tuesday Apr 18th
  • RYLA: April 21st to 23
  • Poker Tournament: June 10th
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Boogaard, John
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Pérez, Ruth
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