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It was nice to see Luis Carranza, Asst/Area Governor from Rancho Santa Fe
Lots of Happy Dollars were shared by members:
  • Paul for his & Mary's 42nd Wedding Anniversary on the 27th (the same date as Bill & Suzanne)
  • Susan for her 8th grandneice/nephew in 3 years, & able to schedule a vaccine shot for her mom
  • Charlotte sad/happy that her "baby" Lief is turning 9
  • US Citizenship for Charles' & Venky's cleaning ladies, & new baby boy for Nicole, former Rotary exchange student of Charles 
  • Bill to see his friend & best man of 51yrs, and Luis glad to see Bill who was club president the same year as he
  • Steve for all his club connections over the week
  • George for Patricia's help on the computer & especially for the huge plate of cookies she brought
Paul comfirmed that 12/30 members have made their annual Foundation donation, and shared a Foundation video:
Lew will head up another blood drive in April
Vicky, Susan, & Herb attended the District Membership Seminar & shared some ideas:
  • Reach out to alumni in good standing and set up a structure to accommodate them
  • Engage new members to learn more about Rotary
  • Get high-powered speakers from around the world to draw potential members
Nicholas Domingo, a Rotarian & Co-Executive Director of Call To Inspire and Captain Encouragement, spoke to us on how he went from a bullied youngster, to an angry athelete, and after a brain aneurysm, to a superhero helping to inspire children in K - 3rd Grades. He also inspired us!
"Our goal is to perpetuate positive change in the world, starting by and giving our children the tools to break the cycle of violence that is inherent in our society and the media. We need to use the world’s unprecedented inter-connectivity to wake up the new generations, and finally trade our apathy and isolation for the love and kindness of a more positive humankind. "
Due to the pandemic, they pivoted from school assemblies to the online space developing video content, youtube tv series, and games. For more information go to https://calltoinspire.com/

  • Let Herb know if you would like to join the Fundraising Meeting at 3:00 on 1/11 to discuss plans for next year
  • Steve thanked Venky for all the hard work on getting the Anti-Human Trafficing Grant approved & ready for funding
  • We were very sorry to learn from Meera that her father passed away, a month shy of his 100th birthday
  • Patricia asked for social ideas & suggested an online cooking class, and another theatre night in March
  • Kevin reported Model UN is in full swing with 56 teams and will take place on March 27 & 28 via zoom
  • Susan reminded members that we need $100/per capita to the Foundation Annual Fund to support our future District & Global Grants
  • Speaker Robert De Maio let us know how CaptionCall is helping the hearing impaired by supplying & training users, at no cost, how to use a special amplified phone that transcribes the call. Vicky shared how this was a huge help in communicating with her father who had dementia & lived out of state


  • Our last meeting of the year was festive and fun. Patricia and Charlotte won best outfit with Charles close behind. It was nice to have former member Sanjiv join us
  • Malcolm was happy to miss the meeting since it meant he was with clients, but sent two videos highlighting December Birthdays & Anniversaries
Vicky, Radia, Jan, & Lou celebrating Birthdays; Suchandra (and Ray) an Anniversary
Bill & Suzanne for their 51st Wedding Anniversary
  • Rotarians are performing many Acts of Kindness including Bill & Suzanne putting wreaths on Veterans' graves in Greenwood Cemetary; Andy working with our  former speaker from The League of Amazing Programmers to teach  the children in Nepal; and Susheela cooking & delivering food  for neighbors who have  Covid-19 
  • David Ellenstein, Artistic Director of North Coast Reportoary Theatre, talked about his family's  life in theatre, how he's enjoyed his 18 yrs. at NCR (which is in its 39th Season), how he'd like to move to a larger space (which is currently only in the talking phase), and about the two current shows that were filmed for viewing - A Christmas Carol (traditional but with a twist) and The Iliad (an anti-war piece). NCR is one of the busiest theatres during this pandemic & is receiving wide recognition and praise throughout the country
  • And Patricia put together a fabulous, fun Game Night on Saturday that kept Bill, Suzanne, Beverly, Herb, Mark, Susan, Jan, & her  happy and entertained. Games included Taboo, Scattergories, Who Am I, Holiday Trivia, and the favorite, a Scavenger Hunt. Thank you Patricia!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

  • Paul's invocation focused on this Season of Light
  • And George led in a minute of silence to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
  • Many  Happy Dollars were given for Sagittarius Birthdays, including Ken's 13 year old daughter, Charles' sister, and Susheela's daughter
  • We were sorry to learn George's 15 yr old dog had to be put down
  • Paul & Herb's Small Act of Kindness was support for Reality Changers speech contest participants
  • Molly encountered an Act of Kindness when she ran out of gas
  • We will be giving a $2000 scholarship for a high school student through Potem Path
  • Please join the committee in January who will be looking into Bocce 2021 or other fundraiser(s)
  • Kudos to Susan who suggested including Rotary International for Giving Tuesday, which raised over $24,000
  • And a round of applause for the generosity of our members who donated $1500 to buy holiday gift cards for our servers & helpers at The Del Mar Hilton who we have missed seeing these many months
  • We will be matching recognition points for all donations to the Rotary Foundation this year as part of EREY
  • Remember to support The DM Hilton & Viewpoint Brewery with takeout during this latest lockdown
  • And don't forget the evening social/meeting next Thursday evening and our Holiday/Game Night on Saturday, 12/19. Wear your ugly Holiday sweaters and/or hats
(though that may be passe)

Herb thanked Susan for being the "Best Handler" and keeping him on his toes
Jan finished a 1000 piece puzzle she bought because it had an Amala-like cat in antlers. This prompted the idea of a Rotary Puzzle Exchange
Bill learned at Stand Down that a "Small Act" of helping even one is a success
We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Charlotte's dad and Venky's sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with them
But we were thrilled to learn that Radia will be adding a baby girl to her family

We were honored to have District Attorney Summer Stephan talk with us this morning about sex trafficing in San Diego and what is being done to prevent it. She emphasized how excited she is that this is a priority for Rotary, as Rotarians are doers. For more information, click on this link: https://www.sandiegotpc.org

7 Rotary Elves Fill 100 Boxes as Part of a Revised CRC Holiday Baskets
Thank You for Helping!
Molly, Beverly, Susan, Herb / Jon, Suzanne, Bill

Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy, Safe Thanksgiving

Surprising our Beloved George on his 90th Birthday
Secretly lining up outside George's house; Son Rick & Great-Grandson Lance lure George out with a ruse; Charles presents George with a sign saying Happy 90th George!! DMSB Rotary Loves You! Bill has champagne (or course); and we all toast this patriot and hero. Click on  the attached video to see great pictures of  George that his family put together:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywr4zp-d9pE&feature=youtu.be
Ken, Mary, Kevin, Paul, George, Patricia, Jan, Charles & Alicia, Jon, Suzanne & Bill

Thank you Rotarians & Friends for helping our homeless Vets at this years scaled-down Stand Down, and thank you Lou for organizing
Bill, Beverly, Suzanne, Herb / Lou, Bill, Sibylle, Kevin

We had so much fun at the Tuesday evening meeting/social with our "hat night", as evidenced by the picture below (thank you Susan). Paul also switched into a cowboy hat & sombrero
Our speaker, David Bennett, General Director of San Diego Opera wasn't quite sure what was going on, but enjoyed our antics before updating us on what is happening with the Opera since his arrival in 2015, when the community insisted opera remain in San Diego after a near-death experience.  The mission of the SD Opera is:
  • to deliver exceptional vocal performances in an exciting way
  • to create  accessible programs for diverse audiences
  • focus on community engagement and the transformative power of live performances
During this pandemic the Opera has postponed performances, but not cancelled them, and  have continued their online music education and patron engagements. They staged the first drive-in opera in the country, La Boheme, which drew 3000 people and was a huge success as attested to by Suzanne & Bill and Jan.
And thank you, Patricia, for arranging an interesting social Friday night with Portaleza from the La Jolla Playhouse  - an unusual, trippy experience. The happy hour after with you, Bill & Suzanne,  Charles & Alicia, and Susan & Mark was a wonderful way to end the week! Even Amala wanted to get in on the fun!

  • Susheela wished everyone Happy Diwali tomorrow in this Festival of Light symbolizing the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. 
  • Congratulations to DG Steve on the birth of his first granddaughter, Noa
  • Let Lou know if you can help with Stand Down on 11/22
  • We will try to have a hybrid in-person/zoom meeting on 12/4. Details are being worked out
  • Another $250 has been donated for Bocce bringing the total to $43K, with a net of $38K. Thanks to members who contributed over half of these funds
  • Vicky suggested we have some fun at our 11/17 evening/social meeting by wearing funny hats &  come dressed around the Fall/Thanksgiving theme
  • Sean Green talked how Pontem Path is a bridge program for first generation college-bound & low income parochial school students to prepare them, and assist with scholarships if necessary, to be successful at USD or other Catholic Universities

139 Rotarians attended the 2020 Rotary Foundation Seminar on zoom
Charlotte put together a great presentation of our El Salvador Grant that was highlighted
And we were presented with two Foundation Banners (for 100% giving with $100 average & 100% giving with $100 per capita) and an End Polio Now Certificate for contributing at least $1500 

 Lew shared Blood Drive Facts:
  •  38 people filled 40 available spots
  •  31 units of blood were give
  •  6 members & 1 spouse gave blood
  •  13 Rotarians & 1 spouse participated
  •  20 donors were contacted by the blood bank,10 were Rotary contacts, 2 saw our flyers
  •  The next drive will be April 2021
Malcolm continued his fun videos sharing  Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun, in honor of all the female Rotary members in our club. Jan led  the singing with Susan, Patricia, Radia, & Molly  
Followed by the guys in drag - Bill leading  Art, Kevin, Ken, and Lou in singing
Stand Down will be November 22 from 9-4 with 4 shifts of 2 Rotarians; drive-by cancelled
CRC Holiday Baskets will be December 3, 9-11 to fill boxes with non-food items
Nasr updated the club on International projects
Our speaker today was the brilliant Vic Wintriss who taked about 5G and how this 5th Generation Broadband will be used to provide customized connectivity for a wide-variety of uses in billions of connected devices. We saw how a huge computer has evolved into slim towers that do not pose a health risk. 
And we learned that Vic is most proud of starting The League of Amazing Programmers, a non-profit that teaches Java programming to 400 low income & needy kids in grades 5-12 who go on to become professional programmers  in high demand by major corporations, and earning 6 figure incomes

Thank you to everyone who used their Superpowers to Give Blood & Save Lives.
And thank you to Lew & Rotarians who helped make the blood drive a huge success.
Suzanne & Jon; Lew & Lou; Jan, Suzanne, & Herb
Molly, Lew, Ken, & Charles; Susan & Mark; Suzanne, Lew, & Jan; Bill &  Molly


  • One of the highlights of the meeting was inducting Andy Laub into Rotary, the newest of 1.2 million Rotarians throughout the world. Welcome, Andy! He will soon receive his welcome package & pin and will meet with Phil, his club mentor.
  • Susan will be ordering new club polo shirts.  Let her know if you need one - they are free for new members and $20+ for current members or family.
  • Malcolm continued his fun videos, the first for Beverly's Birthday on November 3. (Video links have been added to all past photos so you can click on them & laugh again)
  • We then saw two Halloween themed videos: the Addams Family staring Kevin, Lou, Charlotte, Jan, & Art
  • And Herb leading Vicky, Nasr, Bill, and Beverly in the Monster Mash:
  • Herb, Vicky, & Phil will meet at the Hilton on Friday, 11/6 at 11am to look at ways to hold in-person meetings. Everyone  is invited to join them.
  • November is Foundation Month and the Annual Foundation Seminar will be on zoom on Saturday, 11/7, 9-11am. Charlotte will be highlighting our Global Grant to El Salvadorian families. Everyone is encouraged to attend what is always a touching program
  • The BocceFest2020 Celebration of Giving Video is done & the link is here on our homepage, in the top right corner 
  • Bill wants visitors to our zoom meetings to know that we stand for the Pledge, so be sure to wear pants
Our speaker today was our very own DG, Steve Weitzen, doing an informal update - the man of many hats:
  • Steve joined Rotary & our club in 2006 and laid low for 7 years until 2013 when he became our President. He had so much fun being       President & doing his weekly recaps that he decided to get even more involved & became the Assistant Governor to 6 coastal clubs for 3 years. Next was Chief Assistant Governor of 16 clubs, and then on to becoming District Governor in his second try.
Club Information
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.
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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Dawn Wensel
Jan 21, 2021
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Jan 29, 2021
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Nick Gulino
Feb 05, 2021
Let's Recover
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Feb 12, 2021
Elder Abuse
Feb 18, 2021
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Feb 26, 2021
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Some of the Non-Profits We Support
4-Way Test
BocceFest 2020 Celebration of Giving Video
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