Escondido Sunrise Rotary; Meeting to Serve our Community in Person and via Zoom; and “Veronica Anderson Cain from The Escondido Art Partnership”
March 8, 2023
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, Past President Jim Ponder led us with a salute to our Flag and an invocation was offered by Kim Henson...….
Guests and Visiting Rotarians:
Veronica Anderson Cain and Chrisanne Oates from the Escondido Art Partnership
Mai Bautista, potential new member
Dates To Remember:
High 5’s & Announcements:
Our very own past President Jack Anderson was interviewed in the North County Times
Gerry Fay announced that past President Rich Aeling was named Board member of the year at the Escondido Boys & Girls Club, way to go Rich!!!
Past President George Beitner announced that his daughter and son in law will be moving to Japan because of their new assignment in the military
John Boyce attended the spring training camp for the Padres and brought back a little gift for President Tina
Gloria Leffler celebrated with her sweet “honey” and friends for her 65th birthday on a week’s travel extravaganza
Rich Aeling introduced through video a young man name Colby who plays baseball at San Pasqual High School, he thanked us for ESR donation of $500 for uniforms
Rotarians Having Fun and Serving…
All kinds of fun and service and fun…
Pictures are worth a thousand words…
Bob Burson’s son coaches for San Pasqual High School boys’ soccer and congratulations are in order as they won the state championships!!
Kim Henson went to Waco, Texas to see friends
Gerry Fay was in Las Vegas with his son in law who is working on becoming a PGA golfer. Gerry showed us what a great swing he has (who knows, maybe Gerry will join his son in law on the circuit)
Today Alan Miller introduced our guest speakers Chrisanne Moats and Veronica Anderson Cain with the Escondido Art Partnership
At EAP, their mission is to create a collaborative environment where Southern California’s art and artists can prosper. The Escondido Arts Partnership (EAP) nurtures a community of artists with opportunities for ongoing arts education, peer and public interactions, exhibitions, and performance space. Further, the EAP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the San Diego region through offering diverse artistic, education, social and entertainment experiences.
The EAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts agency established in December 1995. The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery (EAPMG) provides a destination for visitors in downtown Escondido and is home to over 400 local artists. We offer free ongoing arts education, monthly exhibitions with free entry, and performance space. The venue is in a historically registered main street building close to public transportation and ADA compliant. 
The Escondido Municipal Gallery is a free community space where all ages can learn about art and community issues through creative expression and hands-on activities. We focus on programs that engage the public in an environment where they can explore their artistic visions. Monthly themed exhibitions like Art & Science, Emerging Artists Student Exhibition, Fiber Arts, Recycled Art, “Wood: A Furniture Show”, challenge regional artists to create new work to be viewed. The EAP’s programs support an environment of creativity and communication, and in this way, we secure artistic excellence now and for our future. 

We operate the California State Certified Escondido Farmers’ Market. This weekly event promotes the farms of our agricultural region as well as the local artisans and cottage industry purveyors. Engaging with our community at the market builds connections and creates hope for our town’s economy. We encourage supporting local agriculture, businesses, and the arts to cultivate a healthy and sustainable future. When we all work together, we do our best work. 

As we border with Mexico, and being a military town San Diego is one of the most racially diverse regions in the United States of America.
By our very nature as an art venue for local artists, our practices and principles actively encourage and value engagement by any race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. We want to ensure we get enough artistic vision and input to amplify the voices, ideas, and solutions of people from the most vulnerable communities. In order to do this successfully, we recognize that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice must be core values of our organization. Art events by regional artists can create a deliberate dialogue about public issues concerning inclusion.
The Escondido Arts Partnership offers many events throughout the year, here are a couple of these events:
The Wood Show – A Furniture Show (Our very own Brian Murphy has pieces in this show)
Art & Science Exhibit
Emerging Artists high school student’s exhibition
Recycled Materials Runway Event
Poets, Inc.
Teens For Art
Art Stream (A digital workshop)
And many more…….See the EAP’s website for more info on these events and ways to get involved
Opportunity Drawing:
There is $821 in the pot today with $25 for lunch plus 2 tickets to the Panache exhibit. Tina had the lucky raffle ticket but alas not a win, hopefully next week!! Jim Ponder won both the lunch and Panache tix
Upcoming Speakers
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 Past 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; March 16th at 7:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce where we will be having a St. Patrick's Day celebration with breakfast and some other fun activities. Remember to wear your green!!
Check President Tina’s email for the reminder…