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Sunrise Rotary November 16, 2017; Celebrating Cabin by the Lake Success and Program Summaries


President Dave called the meeting to order…


Gloria Leffler led the pledge to our Nation’s flag, and


Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation.


Guests and Visitors:


Nancy Dunlap of the Bonsall Club, introduced by her husband, Past President Mike Dunap


Mark Hvasta of the Bonsall Club; Founder of the Fallbrook Community Foundation


State Senator Joel Anderson’s staff representative, Sabrina…




October 17:    Doug Shultz




None this week


Rotary Anniversaries:


Future President Dave Herbert, 21 Years



Photos of the Week:


Carlos Salas from the Water Wells for Malawi organization; Carlos is thanking us for our $2,000 gift which enabled the group to complete 20 wells this year…



Past President Rich Aeling presented a video of “Wreaths Across America”… A project that places wreaths at each grave site in National cemeteries across the country





Photos of the Rotarians at Work; Planting Trees on November 18 at Ryan Park

Sunrise Rotarians





Sunrise Rotarians pictured with Rotarians from the After Five Club





Dates to Remember:


December:     2    Bikes for Kids, Bike Build at Aelott; 7:30 AM


        9    Carols by Candlelight, California Center for the Arts


        Coming up; Scout trip to Mexicali, RYLA in April, Mexicali in April and a                 whole bunch more… Stay Tuned!!


February:    Tijuana House Build with Project Mercy and the After Five Club


Hi Fives:


Rorie Johnston, a Board Member for the Arts Center, announced that the Center was in the running for a grant, and we all can vote on line…


Past President Jack Anderson traveled recently to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and brought some trinkets to the President


Rorie Johnston also announced that the Community in Unity event will be held on December 7 at the Escondido City Hall Dome Area





Summaries of recent programs and opportunities to celebrate Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s Successes…



Grape Day 5K: Past President Jeff Johnson reported that there were 400 registrations the final week before the event; A total of 1004 participants registered for the event and about 850 participated on the day of the event…



Pictured are Past Presidents, Jeff Johnson, Jim Ponder, George Beitner and President Dave celebrating our fantastic community event…



Rorie Johnston recently presented a program on the Escondido Chamber of Commerce “Rising Star” program; designed to honor local scholars from all of our high schools. We were without a formal program at that meeting and Rorie stepped up to present an informational piece on this community effort to support student achievement.

Thanks, Rorie!


Rorie Johnston pictured with President Dave…


Cabins by the Lake:


Past President Mike Dunlap introduced Bradley Roberts of the San Diego County Parks Department. Mr. Roberts received a check from The Cabins by the Lake Foundation for two additional handicapped-accessible cabins at Dos Picos County Park in Ramona.


Past President Mike Dunlap presenting a check for $150,000 from the Cabins by the Lake Foundation to Bradley Roberts and the County of San Diego…



Mr. Roberts discussed the design considerations involved in completing these important additions to our County’s recreational support offerings for individuals with physical limitations.


Mike shared that these cabins are numbers 12 and 13; encompassing over $1 million raised through contributions by non-rotarians for this great purpose. Cabins by the Lake has also funded two Global Grants providing Braille devices and exercise equipment for a special needs facility in Brazil.







Opportunity Drawing:


Lunch Money:    $12.00    Past President Jeff Johnson