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We continue to pray for peace in Ukraine
Happy Rotarians included Jon for a wonderful trip to Amsterdam, Belgium, & Berlin; Patricia for a successful play directed by her grand-daughter; Trish for a spectacular hike in Morrow Bay, Herb for a fun trip to Sun River, Oregon; Paul for avoiding a $19,500 IRS penalty; Jan for Trish's recommendation of Dr. Bronner's Magic Balm
We enjoyed learning more about Sandy as he gave his Who Am I: he is a native San Diegan, graduated from SDSU and UCSD grad school; job offer from Westgate to become Human Resources Asst. Mgr, then Manager kept him from travelling to Europe after college; then on to SDG&E in HR,  software sales for 15 years before following  his passion for stocks 12 yrs ago when he became a money manager. He's lived in Del Mar for 26 years and married 3 years ago
Patricia reminded us of Upcoming Events: Thursday night meeting/social, Demotion Party, Padres Game, Coastal Farms Tour (see dates under Upcoming Events)
We will be donating $1200 for College-Ready Baskets for Casa de Amistad (more info to come from the Community Service Committee)
La Jolla Golden Triangle Foundation will be matching our $6000 for Ukraine
Paul shared a Rotary Foundation video that made us all feel good
 Dr. Michael Remson, President & CEO of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, talked with us about how this organization (which was started 76 years ago)  provides cradle to college music programs with a vision of enriching lives through music. They have  partnered with Rotary International Youth Exchange for 18 years to form an International Youth Symphony MusiCamp with multiple performances in July of each year.

Goodbye, Good Luck & Thank You Phil as you ride off into the sunset of retirement
Bill presented him with a card signed by all, a box of popcorn, chocolates, & champagne to send him on his way
Even though Herb & Beverly were in Oregon (using a LobsterFest auction item), Herb was able to fine members for not wearing pins and not sharing a recent anniversary (he caught Susan, Ken, and Vicky (who just celebrated her 14th year with Farmers)
$6000 has been donated by club members and friends to help the victims in Ukraine, and we hope it can be matched
LobsterFest is set for September 17 with our flamenco guitarist, James Clarkston back along with Trish and Hot Rocks San Diego. Bill & Suzanne are again sponsoring a table for active military and sponsorship for a retired military table is available
Our own Steve Weitzen updated us on efforts to eradicate human trafficking in San Diego which include education and awareness.  This $32 billion industry includes organ, slave labor, and sex trafficking. Visit our district website at rotary5340.org for more information

Thank you Di for organizing a great Rotarians At Work Day
We joined the Nature Collective  at the Stonebridge Trail head of the San Elijo Lagoon 
Volunteers led us on an informative hike, identifying native plants  before we began our work of pulling invasive ones
Native plants include the California poppy, cobweb thistle, and white sage 
While carrying out our bags and supplies we came across a  woodrat nest 
before heading to San Dieguito County Park for a quick lunch from Goodonya and more non-native plant pulling

"Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have"  Jim Rohn
  • Happy Jubilee Birthday to Patricia on the 30th, followed by Kevin's Birthday on the 1st, and Steve's on the 2nd. Best Wishes to all!
  • All happy dollars went to helping the people of  Ukraine, with many given for a wonderful 30th Anniversary Party
  • It was good to see Suchandra on zoom from India
  • As Shelter Box Ambassador, Patricia received  a solar-powered lantern 
  • Congratulations to Phil on his upcoming retirement with next Friday being his last day with us in person, and move to San Luis Obispo in July (close to Trish)
  • Best wishes to Nicole who received a well earned, three month, all paid  Clare Rose Sabbatical through the Fieldstone Leadership Network. Corey Ford, Casa de Amistad Program Coordinator will be filling in for her at Rotary
  • Kudos to Di who Paul presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. 15 of 29 have contributed this year to the annual fund; please do so by the end of May
  • Please confirm participation in the Aqua Farm tour to Patricia
  • Vicky announced the 2nd Annual LobsterFest will be on September 17. Mark your calendars & let her know if you'd like to help with the planning
  • Our speaker, Christine Garde Denning with CouldYou?, which started in Mozambique, has devoted her life to caring for the poor and especially women. 500 million women globally experience menstrual poverty every month, which could be alleviated by the CouldYou?Cup, which is cost effective, environmentally friendly, long lasting, and efficient. 

Thank you Patricia & Suzanne for planning a fabulous 30th Anniversary Party and to everyone who helped make it a very special night
Mary Butler did a fabulous job on table decorations, and with the help of Bill, Jan, Patricia, Paul, Suzanne, and Trish, a beautiful venue & night awaited Rotarians & friends at Powerhouse Park 
The western theme was apparent in attire as guests enjoyed drinks & appetizers on the patio with the music from Hot Rocks San Diego playing in the background
Kevin, the club's 1st President (when he had more hair), was the MC;  Marty Peters from the Del Mar Club (of which were were spun off) congratulated him and presented Steve with a Has Been badge
President Vicky talked about all the wonderful projects we did in El Salvador and our trips there, which were acknowledged by Ildiko Tesak who was here for the festivities; Malcolm explained how our Bocce Ball Fundraisers & Tournaments came about; and Mary was recognized for her beautiful decorations 
Zoe Swift from Terra Lawson-Remer's Office with The San Diego County Board of Supervisors honored us with a Proclamation naming April 24, 2022 DMSB Rotary 30th Anniversary Day
We were treated to a fabulous sunset which everyone enjoyed, including Dwight Worden,  Major of Del Mar and two visiting foreign exchange students staying with Kevin & Sibylle, Andrea from Bordeaux, France and Joelle from Schaffhausen, Switzerland
And then Rotarians and guests moved inside for a fabulous tri tip & chicken barbeque with all the fixings catered by Bekker's
The Powerhouse Clubhouse balcony provided a good overview of the room....
and as Hot Rocks San Diego resumed play, (and a few die-hards let our handy volunteer bartender Rodger Price, long time friend of Sandy,  continue to pour)....
 everyone took to the floor and enjoyed dancing the night away (click on video link below)
Thanks to  Bill, Charles, Jan and Patricia for all the photos

Rest in peace, Lou - a beloved member of our club since 1996

We had a great turnout for Visitors Day with 7 guests joining  us to learn more about Rotary and to hear District Attorney Summer Stephan give an update  on her office's efforts to pursue justice, prevent crimes,  support victims, and fight homelessness across SD County
It was great having George & Phil back;
Charles was happy for his birthday & a trip to his 60th high school reunion; Steve was happy for his & Ava's 36th Anniversary; Di gave happy $s for her & Al's upcoming 41st Anniversary; Bill was happy to play in the Operation Game On Golf Tournament along with son Andy, and PDG Steve, where George was their putting coach
We will be dark the next two Fridays with our next meeting the 7-Way on April 20th at noon
Patricia & Nicole had a wonderful time at Casa de Amistad's 20th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser on April 2
And thanks to Kevin, Nicole, and Bill who helped make Model UN another successful event with over 100 students participating from 17 schools and Casa de Amistad

Helping Feeding San Diego help others

Molly reminded us to plant seeds of love to make a better world
It was wonderful to have Phil back (though a little hoarse); Jan recalled her retirement 11 years ago today (& it was no April Fool's joke); Paul was happy to have Mary Beth back after batching it for a week; Susheela was happy to spend time with her sister from India showing her the Bay area; Susan was happy to encounter Kitty on Mark's birthday and joined her for  a lovely evening; Bill anticipated being happy after Model UN; Di is anxiously awaiting her son's marriage in 3 weeks
 Sandy avoided another fine by uploading his picture to club runner; but Fine Master Bill fined members for not wearing their Rotary pins, and Kevin, Jon, and Molly for not acknowledging recent birthdays of spouses/spouses to be
Susan reminded everyone of our Visitors Day next week with District Attorney Summer Stephan which will be in person only - not hybrid
Check the calendar for other upcoming events. Patricia confirmed a  Coastal Farms Tour on July 17
People should know that we're a pet friendly club as shown by Beverly and Tootsie
We enjoyed hearing about The Enchanted Tail and Opera 4 Kids from founders & renowned opera singers Bernardo Bermudez and Victoria Robertson, who will again be highlighted at the 7-Way Meeting on April 20

We continue to pray for peace in Ukraine
It was with heavy hearts that we said good-by & honored Lou today as he joins other Rotarians in the sky - he will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered 
  • Vicky began by remembering his smile and wry humor, and reminded us that he seldom missed a meeting in his 40+ years in Rotary
  • Steve remembered many golf outings with Lou, along with his love of Stand Down
  • Paul thought of their military background and Lou's dedication to being the best ref at Bocce
  • Herb recalled his love of Rotary and golf (Lou has asked that donations in his honor be made to our club)
  • Kevin enlightened us to Lou's inventive soul with patents involving golf
  • Bill thought of their mutual Marine background and how active Lou was with the Marine Aircraft Museum at Miramar
  • Ken shared that Lou was responsible for bringing him into Rotary, and reminded us to thank those who have made a difference in our lives while we still can
It was fun to see Mauer on zoom as Charlotte gave 12 Happy $$ for his 12th birthday today
A big thank you to Bill for getting the Rotary Wheel  from George, so Jan could use it as today's Fine Master. The wheel was generous to the club as it landed on 16, 16, 17, & 22. Donors were
  • Sandy for not uploading his picture to club runner
  • Kevin for keeping his surgery secret
  • Venky for not remembering the play Jan told him to see (Bhangin It at the La Jolla Playhouse about Indian music & dance)
  • Jon for scheduling his upcoming trip to Europe at the time of our anniversary party
(note the age of the wheel as our name included "Sunrise")
Bob Nascenzi, CEO & founder of Cristo Rey High School San Diego joined us on zoom along with Camila Tirado who Vicky presented with a $2000 scholarship
Zoe Swift, a fellow with The Office of SD County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, also joined us in person
  • Lew shared that the blood drive raised 37 units of blood, with 6 new donors (saving 111 lives)
  • Di reminded us of Feeding SD on April 5 that will serve over 600 families
  • Model UN is next weekend & RAW Day on April 30 will be at the Nature Collective
  • Paul reminded everyone to make their annual fund contribution to the Rotary Foundation (we need 17-18 more to donate to reach our goal of 100% participation)
  • Steve talked about the Power of Rotary in sending money and humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Our speaker, Jim Mendelson,  Foreman of the SD County 2021-2022 Grand Jury shared many fascinating facts about this organization made up of volunteers. Their mission is to represent the citizens of San Diego County by investigating, evaluating and reporting on the actions of local government and special districts. Common denominators with Rotarians & the Grand Jury is its Service Above Self and Is It The Truth. 

We had a great turnout for District Assembly and latest Blood Drive on March 19 - thank you to everyone who attended and helped

We continue to pray for the people of Ukraine
and our love goes out to Patricia whose son left this earthly life suddenly, and for Lou who is in hospice
We were happy to hear that Kevin is doing nicely after hip replacement surgery; Phil is doing well (but a bit behind)  full recovery from pneumonia/Covid; George continues to improve after his knee surgery; Venky has retired after 50 years with General Atomic; Di's son picked up his marriage license for an April 22 wedding; Paul was happy to see long time friend Armand  here as our speaker; Bill showed off the sweatshirt he bought on our Wolf Education Project visit
Venky (who forgot he was temporary fine-master) fined himself and Steve, just because he could.  Jan is fine-master next week and she loves to raise money for the club, so watch out
Susan reminded us of Visitors Day on April 8 when we will have District Attorney Summer Stephan here as our speaker. Ask guests and give their names to her or Molly
We learned much from Armand Olvera, a volunteer for 13 years with the San Diego Police Department's Retired Senior Volunteer Program, started in 1992. A walkie talkie is the only "weapon" they carry, but Armand's seal training (he was with Seal Team 1) serves him well. Qualifications to become a volunteer include being 50 yrs or older, semi or fully retired, valid CA driver's license, available at least 3 days/month
They encourage ride-a-longs for anyone interested and Bill asked about raising funds for much needed vehicle replacements. President Mallett presented Armand our Joshua Orphan Care Center certificate and explained all the wonderful things they do in Malawi, Africa, which we support


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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 Susan Hennenfent at shennenf@gmail.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  Molly Fleming


(760) 994-9047

DMSB Rotary

P.O. Box 1115
Solana Beach, CA  92075

DMSB Facebook Page


May 2022
May 27, 2022
Sandra Scheller
Jun 03, 2022
Curator of the “RUTH: Remember Us The Holocaust” exhibit in Chula Vista
Elayna Flanders and Jennifer Bright
Jun 10, 2022
Nature Collective
Bob Brewer
Jun 24, 2022
Vietnam & The US History with Vietnam
Jul 01, 2022
Amy Scruggs
Jul 08, 2022
Recording Artist/TV Host/Author/Motivational Speaker
Jul 14, 2022 5:30 PM
Yigal Adato
Jul 22, 2022
Annela Flores, MT-BC Music Therapist
Aug 05, 2022
Music Therapy
Sep 02, 2022
Marilyn Sanderson
Sep 23, 2022
Out of the Box
Oct 13, 2022 5:30 PM
Some of the Non-Profits We Support
4-Way Test
BocceFest 2020 Celebration of Giving Video
Our Club President
Vicky Mallett
+1 858-454-3225


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