President Tony led our meeting again, finally with the ‘real’ bell…


George Beitner led the pledge of Allegiance to our Flag, and Jack Anderson offered an invocation.


Guest and Visitors:


Chris and Suzi Miller’s daughter Sami attended with her dad; Chris commented that Sami is involved in many of our service projects, Interfaith Dinner just to name one. Thanks for helping Sami!



Grape Day 5K; looms on the horizon!


George, Jim Ponder and Jeff Johnson briefed the club on the fundraising effort and mentioned that volunteer shirts will soon be available…


Team Reports:

Chargers; John Boyce:        $8,700

Notre Dame; Brian Murphy:    $   250

Toreros; Mark Hoekstra:        In Training

Cubs; Mike O’Malley:        $2,500

Padres; Kirk Henson:        In Training


Jim Ponder thanked Dave Casey for his help with the computer software for the team efforts…


Rotary 101:


President Tony presented information on the Rotary Four Way Test of the things that we think, say and do… Developed in 1932 by Herbert Taylor and adopted by Rotary in 1943, the test challenges us to think the following before we act or speak:


    1    Is it the truth?

    2    Is it fair to all concerned?

    3    Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

    4    Will it be beneficial to all concerned


Photos of the Week:


Photos of the ABBA concert in Coronado


Mike O’Malley and Kathy


And a photo of Richard Agnew with his bride…


Anniversaries and Birthdays:




July 31:    Mike Dunlap 




July 31:    Barry and Lee Baker


Rotary Anniversary:




Dates to Remember:


July 30:        International Youth Symphony at the CCAE; 7:00 PM


August 6:        Volunteers Feeding America food packing event


September 16:    Chamber Golf Tournament


October 1:        Grape Day 5K    


High Fives and Announcements:


John Boyce thanked club members for prayers and support upon his mother’s passing and Donna’s hospitalization.


Gloria Leffler informed club members that Averill McCullough had been in a car accident and is recovering.




Brian Murphy introduced Leisa Tilley-Grajek and Chuck Daniels from K9 Guardians.


K9 Guardians trains dogs to support veterans with PTSD. Leisa stated that an average of 22 veterans take their own lives each day. Much of their distress can be alleviated through the help of these highly trained K9s. The veterans are able to both receive support from their animals as well as gain a focus outside of their problems because they have to provide care, training and support for their dogs.


K9 Guardians has raised over 100 pups, placing them with deserving veterans. The cost for training and raising a pup ranges between $15,000 to $50,000 per animal depending on time and training needs. Costs support training, food, veterinarian care and the like. The organization’s goal next year is to raise and completely train 22 dogs. A 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization, donations are always welcomed. Donations can be made via their website, Volunteers can also help with puppy raising, becoming a dog sponsor and supporting the group through Amazon Smile.




Opportunity Drawing:


$23 for Lunch:    Mark Maus


$140 Big Pot:    Chris Miller via Sami… Sorry!!