Escondido Sunrise Rotary; Meeting to Serve our Community in Person and via Zoom; and Welcome Our Very Own Kelly Mayberry with Youth Services District 5340
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 and the invocation was given
The meeting was brought to order by past president George Beitner because our wonderful President Tina Pope could not attend in person.
Mark Your Calendar:
The following are the upcoming events:
 Jiu Jitsu Fight Night (Grape Day 5k Fundraiser), SHULTZ vs WHITE, Thursday,
September 15, 2022
 People of Action Summit - Human Trafficking Conference, October 1, 2022
 Grape Day 5k - October 8, 2022
 8 th Grade LEAD - October 15-16, 2022
 Bunco Fun Night - October 21, 2022 at Rich and Donna        Aeling’s home
 Escondido East Rotary Club Golf Event - October 28, 2022 (the event is a scramble
with a special award for the top team and best Halloween costume)
Grape Day 5k Update:
Richard Agnew reported that registration has increased to 326 participants, not including the anticipated 200 additional participants from Palomar Health. The total raised so far is at approximately $90,163 only $35k from the $125k goal! Team “The Clash” is currently in the lead with almost $24k, and Motley Crue is trailing close behind with
approximately $19k. Volunteers are still needed for traffic control and for cheering on the participants throughout the route. A special shout out to Jim Ponder was given for all his hard work in submitting a $35k grant request, which was approved, enough to cover Grape Day 5k event fees. Well
done Jim.
George Beitner reminded the club to continue leaving the Grape Day 5k fliers where they dine, work and play. He also encouraged everyone to form a team of 10 to bring 500
additional participants from the club.
Guest Speaker:
Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s very own Kelly Mayberry, and our representative for Youth Services District 5340, gave an update and very informative presentation on the youth
programs we support. Long before Kelly became a Rotarian, she was exposed to all the good Rotarians do locally and globally from watching her father Jim Ponder’s activities
with the Escondido Sunrise Rotary. Being inspired by her father, she participated in RYLA during her high school junior year. Her experience in RYLA inspired her to give
back to the community while attending college. After graduating college, Kelly joined the Sunrise Rotary Club and felt drawn to serve on the Youth Services board to help
groom future Rotarians. The Rotary Youth Programs include the following:
 LEAD - This program is a two-day conference for eight grade students held at Camp
Cuyamaca. Its focus is to train youth in goal setting and decision making.
 Interact - This program is offered at local high schools. The different Rotary Clubs in
the city adopt a high school and offer mentors to the students, specifically in the area
of community service.
 RYLA - College age students, usually those that have participated in LEAD and/or
Interact, continue learning about the core values of Servant Leadership and expand
their community service on a local and global level.
 Youth Exchange - Rotarians are encouraged to sponsor exchange students in ones
home on a 30 day short term basis or for a year while the student attends school. The
feedback from Youth Exchange sponsors were that they expected to positively
change the life of a student but found that this experience was positively life changing
for them as well. Many have continued to sponsor students.
Kelly continued to say that in addition to the aforementioned, the Rotary Youth Services
District 5340 also provides students opportunities to be awarded prize money for
instrumental music composition and in the Four Way Test Speech competition. The
Covid-19 pandemic prevented participation in these areas but measures are being taken to
reintroduce these opportunities to students that are back in school.
Kelly, who participated in these programs throughout her school age years, stressed the
importance of club members actively participating in these programs that develop future
leaders in the community. She closed by encouraging the Sunrise Rotary Club members
to participate in any one of the programs to impact students the way she was impacted in
her youth by Rotarians.
Next Week’s Meeting:
Will be in person and online at the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 AM on September 15th.….
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 15th, 7:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce…
Check President Tina’s email for the reminder…
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