Escondido Sunrise Rotary; February 25, 2016 


President Rich opened the meeting; 


Photos of the Week:


John Boyce at Yellowstone Park


Our latest gift to handicap patrons at Dixon Lake; a pontoon boat equipped for special needs fisherman will launch on Saturday March 12 at 0900


A wish list for Fisher House needs was distributed; gift items can be delivered to All Star Signs or brought to a club meeting; we will deliver items on March 17




Constance Larsen on February 27




Rotary 111 Years, Past President Jack Anderson refreshed our memories on the Object of Rotary


President Elect Tony Criss commented on his time last weekend at ‘PETS’ (President Elect Training Seminar)


Dates to Remember:


February        28    Escondido Rotary Coeur de Cuisine, CCAE


March            11        Team Malbec Dinner with Linda Bailey

        12    Pontoon Boat Launch at Dixon Lake; 0900

        17    Deliver items to Fisher House at SD Naval Medical Center

                19         District 5340 Officer Training at USD      

                20        RYLA Facilitator Training

                20        Rotarians at Work; Mountain View Park 8 AM- Noon 

                31-April 3    Mexicali Project


April            3        Hwy 78 Club hosting Mariachi Festival at the CCAE; Tacos, Tequila                 and Concert for $75

                15         Gulls Hockey Night

                15-17  RYLA; Facilitators all assigned

                30        Rotarians at Work Deux

                30     Bonsall Rotary Wine, Brews and Blues; CCAE i R


June            16    President Rich’s Demotion

High Fives and Announcements:


Elena Karoly announced a Teen Night at the Go-2-Grow Center; she also extended thanks to Fernando Monforte and Cocina del Charro for food support for events at the Center


Andrew Aguirre announced the Boys and Girls’ Club fundraising program


John Boyce offered some Presidential Tribute from his trip to Yellowstone Park


Dave Casey has agreed to serve as President after Tony’s year, replacing Elisa Cohen




Jack Anderson introduced the program; the Four Way Test Speech Contest. He reminded the club of the Four Way Test of the things we think, say and do…

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build good will and better friendships?

Is it beneficial to all concerned?


Four speakers presented their topics integrating the Four Way Test into their speeches.

All were well-presented, giving the judges a difficult time in reaching their conclusion.


All speakers were from The Classical Academy High School; the winner and second place finisher will speak at sub regional contests in the next few weeks.


The winning presentation was made by Evan Santos, speaking about the bias challenges of statistics; Christian Worthen finished second, speaking about privacy and the government role in spying on residents.


Jack concluded the program by awarding cash prizes to all contestants; he also acknowledged the hard work of the judges; Chris Miller, Jim Ponder, Alan Miller and Bob Burson


Photos of Past Meetings:


President Rich honored 17 members of Escondido Sunrise Rotary as they celebrated Rotary Anniversaries. The 17 members represent 349 years of service and membership as part of Escondido Sunrise… Special thanks to Donna Aeling; ‘Mrs. President Rich’ for the great anniversary awards…

Honored members include: Jeff Johnson (24 years), Mike Dunlap (31 years), Kevin Svetich (22 years), Randy Furtado (10 years), George Beitner (17 years), Jack Anderson (36 years), Nick Barnett (21 years), Jim Lund (36 years), Chris Miller  (26 years), Mike Muehl (25 years), Susan Maney (32 years) and our first Lady President, John Masson (21 years), Ralph Tavares (6 years), Richard Agnew (4 years), Fernando Monforte (12 years), Jim Ponder (17 years), Mark Hoekstra (8 years), Burhan Kivrak (10 years), and John Boyce (32 years).


President Rich presented Jim Ponder with a check for $2500 for the Flying Kites Orphanage in Kenya.


Pictured are George and Jim with the President of the Nairobi East Rotary 


The Club also presented a donation to the ‘Go-2-Grow’ Teen Program and its Director, Elana Karoly.  






Recent speakers included

Lisa Norombaba of the Palomar Family YMCA



Scott McClintock and Dave Herbert of the Forest Fire Lookout Association 


And Sue McLeod of the “Got Your Back San Diego” program; pictured here with Alan Miller and Brian Murphy

Kirk Henson won the chance to draw a card other than the Joker; and he was successful!!
Mark Maus won the lunch money...