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Escondido Sunrise Rotary; Meeting to Serve our Community in Person and via Zoom; and “San Pasqual Economic Development Corporation, President & CEO Wahay  Quis Quis”…July 28, 2022
As we all try to conduct our professional pursuits in new ways, it’s appropriate to remind ourselves of who we are as a Serving Organization… Our accomplishments, our fellowship and the reminder of our many successes is valuable as we seek new opportunities to serve…
We met again in person at the Chamber of Commerce… Great to enjoy the fellowship again and see all your smiling faces…
As a Club, we honored our nation with a salute to our Flag led by Gerry Fay……
And, an invocation was offered by Kim Henson..…
Update on our incredible president:
Tina’s ankle is healing nicely, she has pins in her foot, the  doctor says 2 more weeks of rest and than prayerfully she will be with us all in person. Jim Ponder was so kind, he brought Tina a “ankle healing kit” as a gift, very nice Jim
Guests and Visitors:
No guests or visitors
Now, some Sunrise Rotary member milestones…
July 31st – Mike Dunlap
Barry Baker and his beautiful spouse celebrated 52 years of wedded bliss with family boating and fishing at Bass Lake…………
Rotary Anniversaries:
Mark Quick – July 28th, 1 Year
Judy Fitzgerald – July 29th, 1 Year
Jim Ponder announced that Tommy Sablan will be the emcee for the event.
As you can see the money is beginning to pour in for this annual event. Everyone is working hard raising funds and trying to reach their goals…….
Rotarians Having Fun and Serving…
All kinds of fun and service and fun…
Pictures are worth a thousand words…
Jim Ponder along with family and friends enjoyed some well deserved down time in Mammoth……………..
Rich Aeling gave an update on the Herbert family: Everyone is doing well and Dave should be back with us next month.
Aelott A/C did it again!!! They did an amazing job putting air conditioning in Kim Henson’s parents home, they are so happy, so a big thank you to Rich
Chris Miller talked about a single mom named Patricia and her son Caleb that needs a little help right now getting to the 8th grade Washington DC trip. These are personal friends of Chris. See the go fund me page link below that will explain how we can help this family.
George Beitner talked about raising funds for polio, see article below regarding a recent case in New York:
New York reports first case of polio in US in nearly a decade
An unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first U.S. caseNew York reports first case of polio in US in nearly a decade in nearly a decade, health officials said Thursday.
© Provided by WPTZ Plattsburgh-BurlingtonNew York reports first case of polio in US in nearly a decade
Officials said the patient, who lives in Rockland County, had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did not recently travel outside the country, county health officials said.
It appears the patient had a vaccine-derived strain of the virus, perhaps from someone who got live vaccine — available in other countries, but not the U.S. — and spread it, officials said.
The person is no longer deemed contagious, but investigators are trying to figure out how the infection occurred and whether other people may have been exposed to the virus.
Most Americans are vaccinated against polio, but unvaccinated people may be at risk, said Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert. Health officials scheduled vaccination clinics nearby for Friday and Monday, and encouraged anyone who has not been vaccinated to get the shots.
“We want shots in the arms of those who need it,” she said at a Thursday press conference announcing the case.
Polio was once one of the nation's most feared diseases, with annual outbreaks causing thousands of cases of paralysis — many of them in children.
Vaccines became available starting in 1955, and a national vaccination campaign cut the annual number of U.S. cases to less than 100 in the 1960s and fewer than 10 in the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 1979, polio was declared eliminated in the U.S., meaning there was no longer routine spread.
Rarely, travelers have brought polio infections into the U.S. The last such case was in 2013, when a 7-month-old who had recently moved to the U.S. from India was diagnosed in San Antonio, Texas, according the federal health officials. That child also had the type of polio found in the live form of vaccine used in other countries.
There are two types of polio vaccines. The U.S. and many other countries use shots made with an inactivated version of the virus. But some countries where polio has been more of a recent threat use a weakened live virus that is given to children as drops in the mouth. In rare instances, the weakened virus can mutate into a form capable of sparking new outbreaks.
U.S. children are still routinely vaccinated against polio with the inactivated vaccine. Federal officials recommend four doses: to be given at 2 months of age; 4 months; at 6 to 18 months; and at age 4 through 6 years. Some states require only three doses.
According to the CDC's most recent childhood vaccination data, about 93% of 2-year-olds had received at least three doses of polio vaccine.
Polio spreads mostly from person to person or through contaminated water. It can infect a person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis and possibly permanent disability and death. The disease mostly affects children.
Polio is endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan, although numerous countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia have also reported cases in recent years.
Rockland County, in New York City's northern suburbs, has been a center of vaccine resistance in recent years. A 2018-2019 measles outbreak there infected 312 people.
Last month, health officials in Britain warned parents to make sure children have been vaccinated because the polio virus had been found in London sewage samples. No cases of paralysis were reported.
Who Are You Anyway?
Barry Baker brought us the weekly “Who  Are You Anyway?” segment. Barry talked about a dream he had about George Beitner regarding an irrigation project that benefited many. Barry talked about how our club is always demonstrating service above self and how “ We need to make rotary part of our dreams”
Gerry Fay interviewed Andy Commen (who made an appearance) which was so great!!!
Our speaker was Wahay Quis Quis who is president and CEO of the San Pasqual Economic Development Corporation. He was raised on the reservation in Valley Center and how life was pretty hard financially but how he didn’t even know it because of how his family lived. He didn’t realize it until he was old enough to go to school and saw how the other kids lived. Things changed when the Valley View Casino was built.
After 21 years of the same leadership the president and CEO stepped down and Wahay filled that role and restructured the board and leadership. His goal was to invest and help Escondido meet their goals and visions. He talked about how he loves Escondido and how special this town is. Some of the projects they have in mind for Escondido are:
Hotel Space and Entertainment
Revamp Escondido’s Website
Clean up areas that need it (specifically the current homeless problems)
The Opportunity Drawing…
There was an opportunity drawing but alas, no pics or info.I can't be more sorry..............
Next Week’s Meeting:
Will be in person and online at the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 AM on August 4th..… Look forward to seeing you!!!
Thanks for Attending Today’s Meeting…
Support for our Escondido Community …
Our great community and the success of its businesses is all of our responsibilities… Support the businesses that are doing all they can to survive during this challenging time… Take out some chow… Be ready to support them when the economy begins working again…
The ‘Giving Arch’ on Grand Avenue and Centre City Parkway reminds us that Escondido is a caring, giving community…
To all; be safe and be well…. God Bless those men and women that carry the load at our medical facilities, and God Bless our first responders… May our governmental leaders be wise, thoughtful and smart as this pandemic is overtaken by our hard work and collective support…
Online Meetings:
Technical Support for Online Meetings:
Our meetings will begin as a hybrid setting with in-person and on-line opportunities…The meetings will be technically managed by President Richard Agnew… Thanks for that Richard… And, Richard is prepared to support all of our attempts at joining the on-line meetings… Look for his email with details and links to log on to the upcoming Zoom meetings…
Watch for emails defining the next meeting. The system works fine, dependent upon your technical support available through your PC or laptop…
SEE YOU SOON……  In Person or ONLINE… Next meeting; August 4th, 7:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce…
Check President Tina’s email for the reminder…