Escondido Sunrise Rotary; Meeting to Serve our Community in Person and via Zoom; and “Who Am I w/Past President Scott Putnicki”
July 27, 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, Mark Quick led us as we honored our nation with a salute to our Flag and, an invocation was offered by Kim Henson .….
Guests and Visitors:
Roy Henderson from the Escondido Rotary Main Club
Special Occasions:
Happy Birthday to:
Mike Dunlap – 7/31
Happy Anniversary to:
Barry & Lee Baker – 53 Years
Congratulations to the Bakers!!
Rotary Anniversaries:
Mark Quick – 2 years
Judy Fitzgerald – 2 Years
Mark Your Calendars!!
High 5 and Announcements:
Past President Rich Agnew will not be at next week’s meeting (8/3) so we won’t be able to zoom in. Have fun Rich, hopefully this is a fun vacation trip for you!! President Mark is fully capable to handle the slide show for the meetings so please send any pictures to him, preferably by text.
Gloria Leffler and her wonderful fiancé Cory are getting married on August 12th, everyone is invited!!
Judy Fitzgerald presented a check from ESR to the Alabaster Jar Project; they are an organization that provides housing and resources for women who have survived human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She also said they have a need for women’s clothing so they can go on job interviews. Please bring your donations to the meetings on Thursday mornings
Past President Tony Criss traveled the United States for 3 weeks and brought back a koozie cup from Notre Dame
Brian Murphy announced that we need more speakers
Rotarian’s Having Fun!!! A picture is worth a thousand words!!
Judy Fitzgerald, Kim Henson and their hubbies went to Lake Havasu last weekend and manage to take a pic in front of a rotary restaurant sign, it was too hot to find a meeting
5K Update:
There is a link on the main page now for volunteers. We have 402 registered and have collected over $40,000
The logos for the back of the shirt needs to be to George Beitner by 8/3 for those donating $1500 or more.
The medals have been ordered and the posters are being hung at the different businesses on Grand Ave.
Please hand out as many fliers and posters as you can
(Unfortunately, the scheduled speaker was a no show but never fear, President Mark had a backup plan)
Past President Scott Putnicki presented a “Who Am I”
Scott is from Texas, has been married to Pam for 49 years (congratulations Scott & Pam) and have 3 sons and two 9-year-old granddaughters. His career began in media and quickly move to newspapers where he took a job at the El Paso Times working in the advertising department as their retail manager. After a short time, he was relocated to Sioux Falls, SD where he was the advertising director for 3 or 4 years, then moved to upstate New York and went to work for a larger newspaper. After 27 years Scott decided to get out of newspapers and took a job at a small organization called Howard Publications in Chicago. After a year, a great opportunity came his way to move to Oceanside, Ca to take a newspaper job at the Blade Citizen and eventually they acquired the Escondido Times Advocate that now is the North County Times and Scott was asked to move to Escondido to work there as an advertising director. After many years at the North County Times, he decided to leave the newspaper industry for good and stop relocating & got help from our very own George Beitner to open a printing & sign shop in Temecula for approximately 15 years and sold the business, got their kids through high school and college and eventually retired about 5 years ago. All the family is doing very well, their sons have very good jobs and since Scott is retired, he plays a lot of golf and sometimes attends a rotary meeting. He has been in rotary since 1982 in El Paso, TX and ended up at the ESR club and was president of our club 2002-2003. The president after Scott was George Beitner.
He answered many questions and did a great job being asked to speak with no preparation. Thank you, Scott, for sharing your life and story with us!!
Next Week’s Meeting:
Closing: President Mark Maus announced that we will be meeting in person at the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 AM with a fellowship breakfast on August 3rd…
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 this trying economy…….
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 they navigate these times that have been difficult…..
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 … Next meeting; August 3rd, 7:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce…
Check President Mark’s email for the reminder…