Escondido Sunrise Rotary; Meeting to Serve our Community in Person and via Zoom; and “Easter Fellowship with J.D. our special rotary comedian”
April 6, 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, we honored our nation with a salute to our Flag led by Past President Rich Aeling and, an invocation was offered by our guest Kevin Grangetto ……
Guests & Visitors:
Kevin Grangetto – possible transfer from another club because we are the best!!
Sergio – An employee of Mr. Grangetto
J.D. (Past President Jim Ponder’s grandson and speaker for today)
And of course, the Easter Bunny
Now, some Sunrise Rotary member & spouses’ milestones…
Alta Farley   April 6th
Debbie Svetich   April 7th 
Allen & Tina Pope April 8th, 33 years
Congratulations Allen and Tina
Rotarian Anniversaries:
President Tina Pope - April 7th, 6 years
Past President Tony Criss – April 11th, 11 years
Andy Ommen – April 12th, 15 years
Rotarians Having Fun and Serving…
All kinds of fun and service and fun…
Pictures are worth a thousand words….
A day at Petco Park cheering on the San Diego Padres with Jim Ponder, George Beitner, Rich Aeling & Mike Murphy (All Past Presidents)
Dates To Remember:
High Five’s & Announcements:
Rich Aeling announced the 3rd annual Heart of Compassion golf tournament on Thursday, May 4th starting with registration at 7am at St. Marks Golf Club in San Marcos. See flyer for more info:
Past President Richard Agnew talked about the Food Pantry Drive being put on by CSUSM Cougar Corporation. See flyer for more info:
The Fischer House Camp Pendelton sent a huge thank you for our generous donations to fill their storeroom, way to go ESR!!
Rotarian of The Quarter:
Kim Henson
Thank you President Tina for always honoring us 
Rotary History by: Past President Barry Baker, he talked about the “Rule of 85”
The visiting Easter Bunny passed out Easter eggs and asked us all to open them. Past President Mike Dunlap had the winning egg and he won a fabulous prize of pesos, so luck Mike!!
We spent the morning enjoying a delicious breakfast for Bapp’s restaurant in Escondido and was thoroughly entertained by J.D. (Proud grandpa Jim Ponder introduced him). J.D., you will most likely have a very bright future in comedy!! Thank you for giving us an amazing show and for sharing your birthday with us!! Happiest of birthdays to you J.D.
Opportunity Drawing:
$952 in the pot and J.D. was eager to win it but sadly no joker and Rich Aeling was the lucky winner with a $38 lunch
Next Week’s Meeting:
Closing: President Tina Pope rang the bell and closed out the meeting.
Will be in person and online at the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 AM on April 13th ..…
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; April 13th, 7:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce…
Check President Tina’s email for the reminder…