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1st Hybrid Zoom & In-Person Meeting
It was so wonderful to be with each other again!!!
Thank you Sarah (aka Vanna White) for orchestrating, Phil for yummy omelette bar, Andy as a great Greeter, and  George for having our badges ready as usual
  • Happy Birthday to Charles who gave $77 in its honor and welcome to George's new 8 year old rescue lab, Carly
  • Malcolm should be fined for asking if being at the meeting in-person and on zoom counts as a make-up
  • Phil shared with us the DM Hilton's new dinner menu that will be available starting Monday, 4/12
  • Our speaker, Bob Nascenzi, told how Cristo Rey San Diego High School's mission is to educate young people of limited economic means to become prepared for life with faith, purpose, & service. They provice a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience and community service. 

Happy Passover, Happy Holi, Happy Easter, Happy Spring!!!!

  • Venky's invocation showed gratitude for our scientists for giving us new hope, freedom, and joy with covid vaccines
  • It was wonderful to see back Diana, Trish, & Nicole for the 3rd time, Dave Allen, Weilyan Chiang, & Cathi Shipright all the way from Truro England (a childhood friend of Nigel & Rotarian whose club meets in the headquarters of Shelter Box)
  • Small Acts of Kindness were shared by Herb who helped Beverly's sister with her smoke alarm battery; Paul who called 911 for a man he found on the sidewalk with a broken leg; Patricia for finding a tutor for a La Costa family; Beverly who sent money to a man in Kenya; George who received a card from Alicia; Nicole who was grateful for the Rotarians who helped with the vaccinations of her staff at Del Mar yesterday. Click here to register for the future:  https://www.rotaryonlineservices.com/events/scripps
  • Congratulations to Herb & Beverly on their 30th Wedding Anniversary; Venky on his 100th (he said) Birthday; Barbara Fish on her 75th Birthday, & to Charlotte's oldest who turned 11. 
  • We are dark next Friday, April 2, for Good Friday and April 9 will be a hybrid in-person/zoom meeting
  • Sarah Robinson, Director of Development for ShelterBox USA gave a wonderful talk on the incredible impact ShelterBox has made on displaced families around the globe. Visit www.ShelterBoxUSA.org to learn more & see how you can help 

Kudos to the Rotarians who helped at the Del Mar Covid Vaccination site today
Suzanne Sutton, Susan Hennenfent, Jan Parsons, Alicia & Charles Foster, Charlotte Jones
And congratulations to Susan & Mark Hennenfent who received their  2nd shot

  • We were moved by the song Proud to Be an American that began our meeting today
  • Many members were happy & shared Small Acts centered around being with friends & family again and  helping neighbors
  • Pres. Herb, Beverly, Jan, Susan, Charles, Andy, & Charlotte have all signed up to help at the Del Mar Vaccine site - more are needed
  • Six visitors are interested in joining our club - Herb's goal is to have the most new members in his year as President. The draw - good speakers & ASK!
  • Paul requested Annual Foundation Contributions be in by May 31 and Lew needs workers for the April 17 Blood Drive
  • Thank you Art for picking up the tab at Viewpoint last Friday. Other members' dollars totalling $235 will go to the Community Service budget 
  • Del Mar Rotarian, Author, & Scholarship Originator Scott MacDonald gave an informative talk about the problems and issues with student debt.

Casa de Amistad School Supplies Distribution
We were happy to watch cars arrive with students to receive bags of school supplies provided by Community Service funds & member donations
Lew, Charles, Herb, Nicole (Exec. Director of Casa de Amistad), Beverly, Jan, Patricia
And then we enjoyed a brew & bite at Viewpoint where Paul presented Lew with his Paul Harris pin & certificate; we  were awed by  the snow-capped mountains, and were glad George & Art could join us - all maskless as we've  had our two covid vaccines!

  • It was wonderful to see returning guests Diane Shimkus, Nicole Mione-Green, & Trish Boaz from our successful Visitors Day
  • Bill will be taking Sees candy to his followup checkup for the wonderful care he received during/after his surgery
  • Happy 5th Anniversary to Sean & Radia (who is on temporary leave from Rotary expecting their 2nd child) 
  • Paul shared a short video from The Rotary Foundation:
  • Please let Herb know if you have any suggestions for  Global Grants next year
  • In 1992, our speaker Vitaliy Bezrodnov came to the U.S. on a cultural exchange program from Kazakhstan and formed the Moscow Nights music group that toured the country. In 1995 he attended a Rotary Club meeting that changed his life and he became the youngest member of the Lakewood Rotary in Ohio. He was inspired to form the Rotary Children's Fund, an international cultural exchange program to allow young artists & musicians to come here to share their culture and talent and to learn about our country. We enjoyed his enthusiam & would love to see a group visit us some day.

Thank you Molly for highlighting Rotary in Solana Beach Living

We are happy to be working with OEF in El Salvador to support 5 children ages birth to 3 years in an initial education program. See below to learn more about the children and their families.
  • What a wonderful Visitors Day we had - thank you Susan & Vicky for organizing and Patricia for facilitating. We had 18 guests join us to learn about Rotary and hear our great speaker, Trish Boaz, CEO of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. We look forward to seeing them again!
  • Herb shared some Rotary facts: founded in 1905 in Chicago; 35,000 clubs in the world with 1.2 milliion Rotarians; broken into 500 Districts, 60 clubs in our District of San Diego/Imperial County; focus has been eradication of polio in the world; we are bound by the 4-Way Test - Is it the TRUTH - Is it FAIR to all concerned - Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS - Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned
  • Vicky then shared some club info: We were founded on April 17, 1992; we are small & mighty with a heart for service and feel like a family; we are known for our International Projects & Bocce Tournament; we actively support Just in Time for Foster Youth, Reality Changers, Veteran's Village, Solutions for Change, Hope Without Boundaries, along with many projects in El Salvador and India
  • Our next Blood Drive will be Saturday, April 17, from 9:00-2:30 at the Lomas Santa Fe Plaza
  • Distribution for the school supplies we provided for Casa de Amistad supported students will be a drive-by on Friday, March 12 from 3:00-5:00 at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church 
  • Trish Boaz  has over 25 years of experience in conservation and environmental protection and coordinated the County's acquisition of over 7,100 acres of open space lands. She updated  us about the San Dieguito Watershed, Lagoon Pond & River Path Del Mar, Coastal Crest Trail, San Dieguito Lagoon, & Multi-Sensory River Path Trail Del Mar. And it was nice to learn that her father was a Rotarian and Rotary played a huge part in her life.

  • Herb's mantra for the week: BUY COOKIES & BRING GUESTS (for the 3/5 Visitors Day Meeting)
  • Kendall & Megan joined us from the Rancho Bernardo Girl Scouts to offer cookies for sale. Click on https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/troop2054-623 to help them, your sweet tooth, and the military 
  • Many Happy Dollars went to wish Bill well after a succesful  triple-bypass surgery
  • Paul has a new daughter-in-law as son Paul Jr. just got married
  • Molly is taking the kids on their first outing - to the zoo
  • Congratulations to Lew Williamson for receiving his first Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • Acts Of Kindness included Beverly for getting a computer for a student in Kenya; Charles who bought donuts for the RN who gave Alicia & him his second shot; Herb for helping a women whose grocery bags broke; & Vicky for checking up on a man recently discharged from the hospital
  • Steve reminded us that Tuesday was Rotary's 116th Birthday
  • We will be giving $1260 toward a project in El Salvador to help children up to 3yrs old to provide nutrition, education, and family support
  • Our speaker today was Shawn McClondon who founded the Sister Cities Project to partner affluent white communities with underserved minority communities to build new relationships and deepen cultural understanding and support. Currently, two partnerships have been formed: Solana Beach & Southeast San Diego, and Encinitas & City Heights. Rotarians showed a strong  interest in participating. 

  • Patricia played a video on Random Acts of Kindness, showing that one small act a day can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression for the giver and recipient. Click here: https://youtu.be/O9UByLyOjBM
  • You can now register to give blood for our April 17 Blood Drive at: sandiegobloodbank.org/donate
  • Join the Fireside Chat on Thursday, 2/25 at 7:00pm on zoom to acquaint new members with Rotary Basics
  • Herb mentioned a possible Global Grant next year with a Kenyan Rotary club to help with a new facility for Praise Gate Orphanage
  • Our speaker tonight, Gail Young, explained and showed how it is very important to stay hydrated and drink water that is highly  alkaline as oppossed to acidic. She uses a Kangen Water System

  • Herb's invocation focused on returning to normal as more & more Rotarians and the public get vaccinated
  • Molly helped in that effort for an elderly couple; we heard of Rotarians helping Rotarians (Mark for the Suttons & Charles for George), and Paul stopped his bike ride when he saw a Small Act waiting for his help
  • We are very happy that Ildiko is doing better after a rough 3 wks with Covid, and wish her continued improvement.  And a huge thanks to Art who has been a major contributor to her care
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for our new exciting fundraiser
  • Four Paul Harris Fellow awards were given by the club in recognition of time, talent, and/or treasures: Honorary Member & Youth Chair, Mami Takahara; 1st time award to new member Sarah Taylor; PH+3 for Vicky Mallett; and Bocce Premier Sponosr Steve Todoruk
  • Paul Greenwood was our fabulous speaker today. Intrigued by America after watching Easy Rider, he moved from England to San Diego after meeting & marrying a native, and spent 25 years as a Deputy District Attorney - 22 of those in charge of a new area: Elder Abuse. He retired 3 yrs ago but continues to do webinars on scams - #1 being romance scams for seniors. Other scams to watch out for include the 45-55 yr. old son living at home with widowed mother, unemployed, lazy, & addicted to drugs or alcohol; care givers; contractors (home repair workers, carpet cleaners, termite fumigators), and phone scams. He emphasized the importance (especially during this pandemic) of staying in daily contact with loved ones & the elderly

  • Small Acts: Herb related the story of the 88 yr old veteran who was given his high school diploma after 70 years due to the interruption of the Korean War. Susan shared giving a bouquet of flowers to her mother's neighbor, a nurse practioner, who is helping everyone during the pandemic
  • Nicole Mione-Green, program director with Casa de Amistad updated us on how they are matching volunteers and students online to provide mentoring and tutoring services during the stay-at-home order. We will be helping them with $3700 for school supplies for 160 kids. Let Charles know if you'd like to donate to this project.
  • Paul presented Suzanne & Bill their Paul Harris +2 pins, for their continued contributions to the Rotary Foundation
  • Vicky announced we will host a visitors day at the March 5 meeting, when Trish Boaz, CEO of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservatory, will be our guest speaker. Invite friends, community leaders, and business associates to join us for an inspiring talk. Send Patricia guest info on March 3 or 4, so she can send them our zoom link 
  • Our speaker today was Nick Gulion, a Rotary Scholarship recipient who went on to Yale Law School and was a White House Intern before founding Recover, a Del Mar based organization working to make addiction treatment effective, accessible, and affordable to everone who needs it. 

Susan Cabon joined on zoom from England to update us on Joshua Orphan and Community Care Malawi - an organization formed in 2002 to help children orphaned by  HIV/AIDS near Blantyre, Malawi. They have since grown to provide community based childcare centers (CBCCs) in over 30 villages, providing meals, health care, and education for thousands of children.  Click on the link below to watch two videos of their work.
We have supported Joshua Orphan Care School in recognition of our speakers since 2009, when Kirk Collins visited Malawi with Rotary to deliver all-terrain wheelchairs to the disabled, and discovered the great need to help with school supplies and desks. It was nice having Kirk & Glenda join us today from Berkeley. 
Venky also updated us on a Global Grant we did in India to help train and establish businesses for  handicapped men & women.
Stay tuned for our next blood drive on April 17, and projects to help Hope Without Boundaries and Casa de Amistad

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Welcome to our Club!
Del Mar - Solana Beach

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Fridays at 7:00 AM
Hilton Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
United States of America
7:00 - 8:30 AM most Fridays via zoom & the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, 5:30 - 6:45 via zoom. (Club will not meet Friday morning of that week). Contact Patricia Case at Hiker858@icloud.com for access code
About Our Club
Is a leadership organization of local business, professional and civic leaders, and others with an interest in community service.
Members meet regularly to learn more about many subjects, form connections and friendships, and plan projects to benefit our community and the world.
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Contact  Vicky Mallett

vicky.mallett2@ gmail.com

(858) 245-7968

DMSB Rotary

P.O. Box 1115
Solana Beach, CA  92075

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