Sunrise Rotary January 19, 2017  


Past President George Beitner led the Pledge of Allegiance

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation.


On January 12, President Tony welcomed us in his New Year’s Attire…













Guest and Visitors:


Mike Muehl introduced his guest, Kiehle Ornelas, of the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego. Kiehle worked with our Club on the Christmas Gift Buy program with our community youth organizations.


Photos of the Week:


Rotarians having fun on the train in the ‘Bar Car’; way too much fun!


Jack Anderson with his three grandsons… Always having a good time


Anniversaries and Birthdays:



January 23    Marcia Agnew’s birthday


Rotary Recognition:


Foundation Chair and Past President, Kevin Svetich presented the Fifth Paul Harris Award to Past President Jeff Johnson


Kevin reminded us that last year Escondido Sunrise was number 1 in the District in per capita giving and also Number 1 in Paul Harris Society Members with 100% or our members as Paul Harris Sustaining Members.


Congratulations to all our members for their great support of the Rotary Foundation


Rotarian Service Anniversaries:


At the January 12 meeting, President Tony recognized a number of members celebrating the anniversary of their Rotary membership in Escondido West/Sunrise Rotary:


Past President Jeff Johnson, 25 years; Past President Mike Dunlap, 32 years; Past President Kevin Svetich, 23 years; Randy Furtado, 11 years; Past President George Beitner, 18 years; Past President Jack Anderson, 37 years; Past President Nick Barnett, 22 years; Past President Jim Lund, 37 years; Past President Rich Aeling, 8 years; Chris Miller, 27 years; Past President Mike Muehl, 26 years; Past President  and First Woman President Susan Maney, 19 years; Past President John Masson, 22 years; Ralph Tavares, 7 years; Richard Agnew, 5 years; Brian Murphy, 12 years; Fernando Monforte, 13 years; Past President Jim Ponder, 18 years; Burhan Kivrak, 11 years; Past President John Boyce, 33 years; Past President Mark Hoekstra, 9 years; and Past President Bob Burson, 8 years.


These members celebrating their Rotary anniversaries in January, 2017, represent 423 years of active Rotary service in our Club… Wow! Escondido Sunrise does make and impact on our community!!


Dates to Remember:


January    19:        Joint Escondido Clubs Happy Hour


        28:        Project Mercy house building in Tijuana with the Wednesday                     Evening Club


        27-29:        North County Veteran’s Stand Down; expecting participation                     of 400 volunteers


March        23:        Delivery to Fisher House at Camp Pendleton



April        7-9:        RYLA


        20-23:        Mexicali Project


High Fives and Announcements:


Lots of discussion about buying cars; some new and some used…


Programs and Events at Recent Meetings:

January 19 Program: Brian Murphy and Wood and Furniture Show VIII at the Escondido Municipal Gallery

Brian discussed the show that opened last weekend and continues through February 4.  He showed photos of the beautiful work among 30 craftsmen and their entries. 


Awards included: Best of Show, Bob Stevenson and his Federal Secretary in Cuban  mahogany. Best in Craftsmanship, Craig Thibodeau. Best Design, Justin Yasboor. And, Best in Finish, Brian Carnett.


All of the pieces were spectacular with four finishing places awarded beyond the ‘Best’ finisher in all four categories. Our Club supported the event and was recognized for our sponsorship. Brian commented that the opening drew over 500 guests and the Arts Partnership is concerned that the venue is becoming too small for the great participation.


Brian Murphy and President Tony






A photo summary of recent programs follows:


On December 22 the Club presented a check for $21,000 to Rich Israel of the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Association. The prime beneficiary of our Grape Day 5K Event.





Past President Barry Baker after presenting a program on the year of Missionary  Service Barry and Lee served in Nauvoo Illinois:



Joe Holtz’s induction as a ‘new’ member of Escondido Sunrise; pictured with Linda Bailey and Joe’s sponsor, Jack Anderson





Mike O’Malley with his ‘Cubs Win’ flag after the Cubs’ momentous World Series victory     over the Indians… 108 Years!!










Jim Hester of the VFW with Dave Casey and President Tony discussing the North County Veteran’s Stand Down







Opportunity Drawing:


$13 for Lunch:    President Tony


$170 Big Pot:    Mike Dunlap… Sorry!!