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Escondido Sunrise Rotary; Meeting to Serve our Community in Person and via Zoom; Club Assembly & Committee Updates and a Visit from retired Beth Garrow (5340 District)
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 Rich Aeling and the invocation was given by Jim Ponder
Guests and Visitors:
Darrol Castor from the Escondido East Club
Beth Garrow from the Carlsbad High Noon Club and retired from 5340 District
Ken from John Paul University here in Escondido
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Scott Putnicki  9/25
Rotary Anniversaries:
We appreciate the dedication and servant leadership hearts of those that have made long term commitments to serve as Rotarians. Congratulations to Dave Luevanos for 5 years of service
Rotarians Having Fun:
Tina Pope talked about The Neighborhood Health Gala that raised $130K, congratulations to a job well done!!
Another fundraiser last weekend that raised funds for our annual 5K was a jujistsu competition with Dane White and Doug Schultz, it was a good time had by all!!
Barry Baker and his sweet wife went on an Alaska cruise and was very generous with gifts for our president. He had Tina try on several hats that represented the region in Alaska and the one Barry and the club thought was best was a bear hat
Richard Agnew celebrated his birthday with his beautiful wife in Coronado
Jim Ponder and his family enjoying Legoland
High 5’s and Announcements:
A huge congratulations to Gerry and LeAnn Fay with the birth of their 8th grandchild and it’s a boy!!!
Our past president Richard Agnew presented the Citation certificate. He thanked everyone for meeting all of our goals.
Darrol from the Escondido East club talked about their annual fundraiser which will be a golf tournament at Eagle Crest on 10/28. He also wants to deliver thanksgiving dinners to the seniors again this year and could use our help
Mark your calendar!!.
See all of the upcoming fun events!!
Moment in History by Barry Baker
Barry tested our trivia skills with these questions:
Which Mike was president first in 1990? Mike Dunlap or Mike Muehl?
Was Jim West the president in 1993 and did he change the club name to Escondido Sunrise? Yes
Did Barry wear his rotarian shirt on the cruise and did he meet other rotarians because of it? Of course he did!!
Grape Day 5k Update:
We are at $100,157 to date (way to go!!) We also have 496 registered participants and 19 volunteers. Jim Ponder talked about team prizes – 2 tickets to the VIP party after the event. The team with the most money raised will win and the winners will be announced at the October 6th meeting.
We didn’t have a scheduled guest speaker this week but we were able to get updates from the committee chairs. Also, Beth Garrow from the district was able to stop by and talk with us about the Legacy campaign endowment. She thanked our ESR club for the incredible generosity even though participation is down for the endowment fund which helps future rotarians. Thank you Beth for stopping by today!!
Committee Chairs:
Just in case we need reminding please see who are this years committee chairs that will be assisting our incredible president Tina Pope
Committee Updates:
Joe Holtz brought everyone up to speed on membership
Kevin Svetich talked about the foundation and how every person in that room is a Paul Harris Fellow member and we have 16 Paul Harris Society members and to boot we are #5 in the region. Way to go Escondido Sunrise Rotary!!
Rich Aeling talked about our community service projects, he let us all know that we made money last year and we need to spend it. He talked about a lot of projects that are in the works and here are a couple:
Guns & Hoses is now happening.
Standown is asking for donated food, we have 250 bags of food needing to be packaged up on 10/18 and we need 8-10 volunteers.
Christmas shopping at Target in December
Mexicali trip to rehab some schools and maybe build a couple of buildings, they really wanted a medical facility but that was proven to be very difficult to accomplish
Scholarships this year, we are asking for $10k
Kendra Koed for social media needs content and photos
Brian Murphy is working on speakers for October, next weeks speaker is one of the ladies who left Ukraine with her child. We look forward to hearing all about that
Next Week’s Meeting:
Will be in person and online at the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 AM on September 29th.….
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; September 29th, 7:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce…
Check President Tina’s email for the reminder…