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  • Hot off the press - not Maine nor East Coast, but a Baja Style LobsterFest celebration on September 18, 5-8pm on the back patio of the Del Mar Hilton with music, dancing, special VIP tequila tasting, and yummy lobster with all the trimmings
  • Congratulations to Nicole's daughter who is turning 12 and was named student of the year
  • Di was happy for Cubs win on Rotary at the Padres night and for Rotarians accepting their cheering without judgement; next Rotary/Padres Night on July 12 - let Herb know if you can join him and Beverly
  • Molly's Small Act was encouraging neighbors to celebrate their kind mailman's birthday with cards, which they all did
  • Demotion Party on June 26 will cost $39/pp. Deadline to rsvp to Patricia & order vegetarian meal is 6/18 
  • Charles, as part of the Community Service Committee, presented a $1500 check to Paul & Leslie Sagar of Hope without Boundaries to buy school supplies and food for kids attending the Carretes Learning Center in Tijuana, Mexico
Leslie shared how grateful they, and all the needy families they support across the border, are for our continued assistance since the founding of HwB in 2008
  • And our speaker today, fellow Rotarian Matt Kurth, who has been in the clinical research & pharmaceutical world for more than 20 years, gave a very informative talk on how Covid-19 vaccines were developed so fast and yet are highly effective and safe. He ended with encouraging everyone to get vaccinated and to trust science. 

A fun time was had at the Padres game last night with fellow Rotarians, but would have been better if the home team had won - although Chicago natives Di and Al were very happy!!
Al, Di, Patricia, Steve, Jan, Susan, Chuck, Mark

Trish leading the group on  a 4.6-mile hike at Lake Hodges (often steep & rocky). The Piedras Pintadas Trail is part of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, of which she is the Executive Director. 
Mark, Art, Trish, Susan, Charlotte, Alicia, Charles, Patricia
Jackets come off as the day warms up
And celebrating after with refreshing brews and delicious food at Karl Strauss in 4S Ranch

  • Welcome to our newest member, Linda Saville, a former Rotarian & Club President in Laguna Beach.
DG Steve, Membership Co-Chair Susan, Linda, and Mentor Ken.
  • We were entertained by a video about Steve, based on the song On & On, Down in "La Jolla" (click on link below)
  • We learned more about red-badger Nicole from her Who Am I and her lifelong dedication to helping youth & people with disabilities
  • And then we were treated to an Empower Party hosted by Dianne Cox and Don Wells from Just In Time for Foster Youth, where we received a great swag bag and watched a touching presentation where JIT staff & participants made a music video of  Keep Holding On.  And we heard moving testimonials from former foster youth on how much JIT has made a difference in their lives as they transitioned to life on their own and the love they receive from them, their volunteers, and contributors. 
Diane and Don gratiously invited all Rotarians to join Just In Time for a complimentary evening of food and drink at the Grand Opening of the Sky Deck in the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Plaza on Tuesday, June 15. Let Paul know if you will be able to attend. 

Beverly & Herb watch as George & others are honored this Memorial Day on the Midway in recognition of WWII & Korean War Veterans. 

  • Members were happy to be travelling again - Charles to Hawaii, Susheela to the Bay Area to see family; Bill for Suzanne's successful cataract surgery; Susan for the 100,000th car pass through the covid vaccination site; Ken for his 17th Anniversary & for our zoom meetings as he was in Telluride
  • Welcome to Bill Paxton, a guest of Di as she quickly fulfills her blue badge requirements
  • Anniversary Congratulations to Ken & Bebe and Susan & Mark which Malcolm helped memorialize (click link below), and Happy 63rd Birthday to him for his May 22 birthday (which he didn't share in a video)
  • It's official - Vicky was voted in as our new President for 2021-2022, as were her Board & Committee Heads:
    • President Elect: Susan Hennenfent
    • VP: Bill Sutton
    • Secretary: Suzanne Sutton
    • Treasurer: Jon Fish
    • International: Herb Liberman
    • Community Service: Ken Barrett
    • Foundation: Paul Butler
    • Membership: Molly Fleming & Susan Hennenfent
    • Fundraising: Andy Laub
    • Youth: Mami Takahara
    • Programs: Beverly Liberman
    • Socials: Patricia Case & Suzanne Sutton
    • Website/PR: Jan Parsons
    • Social Media/PR: Molly Fleming
    • Fine Master: open
  • We will be sending over $7000 to a hospital in India to help people who have covid and no health insurance. Members gratiously donated over $2000 which the club matched along with another $3000. 
  • George brought tears to many for his Small Act of hugging a woman who asked for it after seeing him & another Korean War Vet in their military jackets & sharing with them her thanks as she lost her husband in that war 
  • John Dobkens gave a very informative talk on the San Onofre Decommissioning Project and shared that they will again be restarting walking tours of the site this summer

Words of Wisdom from our own District Governor, Steve Weitzen on his official Home Club Visit 
  • Many Rotary dignitaries attended our meeting in honor of DG Steve's talk. Members were ready to greet visitors and we started with a congratulatory mimosa toast. Steve told how an angel brought him to Rotary, but any member can go from  red-badger to club president to DG, as he did. He encouraged all Rotarians to  continue to be  warm and welcoming. Why we continue as Rotarians is because we want to change the world in service to others. He talked about the insidious evil in our country of human trafficking: organ, slave labor, and sex and the reason he instigated a $50K global grant to fight it. He ended with the reminder that Rotary opens opportunities to repair the world - to heal ourselves. Marty Peters ended the meeting with a "has been" sticker that he attached to Steve's badge.
  • President Herb shared Malcolm's video in honor of Steve (see link below)
  • Love is in the air as happy dollars were given by Art for the announcement of son Brandon's upcoming wedding at his place in Sayulita, Mexico and Di whose son proposed to his beloved on her & Al's  40th Wedding Anniversary 
  • And congratulations to Mami on her May 15 graduation

Jan & Patricia visited Soul Swap Meet as suggested by former speaker Shawn McClondon, founder of the Sister Cities Project, and got ideas for a fun social activity. Malcolm will be happy to know Viewpoint Brewery was packed (socially distanced, of course) on this beautiful Saturday.

  • Charles let Nicole know that there were extra vaccines available yesterday & many of her Casa de Amistad families were able to get a shot
  • Happy 40th Aniversary to Di and husband Al
  • Prayers go out to former Rotarian Sanjiv whose parents are in the hospital in India with Covid-19
  • We will be dark the Fridays before Memorial Day, 5/28 and 7/2 for 4th of July Holiday
  • Malcolm sent out a Happy Mother's Day message:
  • And congratulated Di and Nicole (two of our new red-badgers) for posting their pictures to their profiles on clubrunner:
  • Suzanne Veta, Training Manager for Tender Loving Canines (part of Guide Dogs of America) gave a wonderful talk showing the four program areas where these service dogs transform the lives of individuals: Veterans (helping with PTSD), Autism, Facility (schools, hospitals, court appearances), and Prison Training.  As one of the inmates said "these dogs teach you to love" - a win, win, win - for the dog, the trainer, and the recipients
  • After the meeting Jan met with Nicole and was able to "pin" her

A fun time was had by all at our Cinco de Mayo Social at the Hilton
Thank you Patricia & Phil

1st Club Assembly of the Year 
  • Jan gave the invocation below and ended with Be Love
  • We started with a  Small Acts of Kindness video about the NY Waldorf-Astoria Hotel & it's first manager George C. Boldt
Some member small acts included: Venky-feeding a parking meter that was expired; over 50-person half days at vaccine site as highlighted by Charles; Paul-Knights of Columbus cemetary clean-up; Bill acknowledging Alicia for books on eating healthy; Di-setting up free horseback riding lessons for Klohie (daughter of Lived Experiences founder Oscar Ortega)  
  • And we welcomed our newest member, Caterina Hunter born 4/1/21 to proud mom & Rotarian Radia & husband Sean
  • Malcolm shared fun videos for birthdays: Patricia's Friday 4/30, Kevin's 5/1, and Steve's 5/2:
  • Members want to continue zoom & hybrid meetings as they are efficient and easy to join, especially when away. Huge thanks to Sarah for all her work on setting up the hybrids, and Patricia for her continued zoom assistance
  • Patricia reminded us of Cinco de Mayo social on the Hilton patio on 5/5 from 5-7pm; May 10 visit to Cristo Rey HS at 11:00 with Andy & Di; June 5 hike with Trish, and June 26 demotion party at the Suttons - more info to come
  • Committee Reports highlighting accomplishments to date included:
More pictures of Rotarians helping garner 31 blood donations at our 2nd Blood Drive: Herb, Lew Wiliamson, Bev, Ken Barrett & daughter Issie, Vicky. Lew, Tootsie, Herb, Bev, Vicky, Paul, Ken. Not pictured: Charles Foster, Molly Fleming, Mark & Susan Hennenfent, and George Sousa. (Sorry if I missed anyone)

DMSB Rotarians help Oceanside Rotary Club at Rotarians at Work (RAW) Day
with food drive and bingo to assist Lived Experiences
 Diana Shimkus & Charles Foster in back row.
Diana, Lived Experiences founder Oscar Ortega & daughter Klohie, and Andy Laub. Beverly, Herb, and Tootsie. Diana & Oscar with donated food. A great time was had by all and much food and funds were collected, including $300 from our Community Service budget. (Thanks to Andy & Charles for the pictures & info).
Word has it that Diana was the big winner at bingo (and a known "bingo hustler" in Oceanside). She graciously donated her winnings to Oscar's non-profit and he claimed that she was "Legit" - a good thing!!

What a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood.....at Rotary!!
  • HAPPY 29th ANNIVERSARY TO US!! DMSB Rotary was spun off from the Del Mar Club on April 24, 1992, as testified by 1st President & current member Kevin Cahill
  • Charlotte & Molly joined us on zoom from their cars in line to get their covid vaccines
  • Camila Tirado, our Cristo Rey High School scholarship recipient joined us on zoom, along with Sean Green from Pontem Path
  • Rotarians & friends Andy, Alicia, Charles, Diana, Klaus, Lorelei, Mark, Molly, Sanjiv, & Susan helped yesterday at the DM vaccine superstation where Scripps gave a record 6000 shots (more than at Dodger Stadium as Andy pointed out)
  • DG Steve started with the induction of FOUR new members, 3 on zoom and Trish in person where her mentor Susan pinned her. Welcome Diana "Di" Shimkus, Director of EveryDay Mindfulness; Nicole Mione Green, Exec. Director of Casa de Amistad; Trish Boaz, Exec. Director of San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; and Weilynn Chiang, Product Development Business Owner. WELCOME ALL!!!
  • Steve then had the honor of presenting Sarah Taylor with her first Paul Harris Fellow Award & pin, and gave Bill & Suzanne their PH+2 pins. Then came another surprise when Herb presented Steve with his PH+5 pin. CONGRATULATIONS!!
  • Marissa Kennerson, author of the podcast Age Thoughtfully, spoke about her mission to help individuals age with intention & vibrancy
  • Susan & Vicky shared the new Baja LobsterFest mailer  & encouraged members to sign up to help with planning
  • Patricia reminded us of the Cinco de Mayo social at the Hilton on 5/5 from 5-7, and to mark calendars for the Demotion Party on June 26
  • And we ended the meeting with a sad note from Herb that his gavel was stolen (it has been seen out partying with our BocceFest visors)

Thank you to everyone who gave blood & helped at our recent Blood Drive
Herb Liberman, Vicky Mallett, Beverly Liberman, Jon Fish; Paul Butler; Suzanne Sutton, Lou Oberman, Bill Sutton, Jon Fish

2nd Hybrid Meeting
District Governor Steve presents the Home Club Banner to President Herb and the zoom & socailly-distanced, in-person members

1st Hybrid Zoom & In-Person Meeting
It was so wonderful to be with each other again!!!
Thank you Sarah (aka Vanna White) for orchestrating, Herb for running, 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. 

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Welcome to our Club!
Del Mar - Solana Beach

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:00 AM
Hilton Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
United States of America
Hybrid Meetings 7:00 - 8:30 AM most Fridays via zoom & in-person. Contact Patricia Case at Hiker858@icloud.com for zoom 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.
Join us!

Contact  Vicky Mallett

vicky.mallett2@ gmail.com

(858) 245-7968

DMSB Rotary

P.O. Box 1115
Solana Beach, CA  92075

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Lesa Heebner
Jun 18, 2021
Solana Beach Mayor
Chiuyee Ho
Jun 25, 2021
What's In a Name?
Herb Liberman
Jun 28, 2021
President's Dinner
Jul 02, 2021
Jennifer Swain
Jul 09, 2021
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
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Sep 15, 2021
Some of the Non-Profits We Support
4-Way Test
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