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7 Rotary Elves Fill 100 Boxes as Part of a Revised CRC Holiday Baskets
Thank You for your Service!
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.
Three More Rotarians Walk to End Polio Now - Charlotte Jones and Beverly & Herb Liberman

Rotarians Walk to End Polio Now on World Polio Day 2020
Foundation Chair & walk leader Paul Butler (after recent knee surgery) with family members: wife Mary, grand daughters Zulima (5) & Sonora (2), daughter & fellow Rotarian Katie Butler Litsey, along with Charles Foster.
Bill & Suzanne Sutton, Jan Parsons, Paul Butler, Patricia Case, Susan & Mark Hennenfent, Kevin Cahill &  Sibylle Steiner. 

  • President Herb's participation in the Alzheimer's Walk that he, Beverly, their daughter, son-in-law, Andy, Lew, & Paul did, raised over $450,000. Well done.  He also shared that he thinks we need an astrologer to help guide the club. So far, his Small Acts of Kindness campaign has resulted in Rotarians sharing over 30 stories.
  • We learned from Malcolm that Patricia is soooo over 2020:
  • And that Andy, Venky, Radia, Charles, and Phil share in that feeling, as evidenced by singing and dancing to I Will Survive, while wishing everyone:
  • Herb & Beverly showed off their End Polio Now shirts, and Charlotte modeled her End Polio Now mask - all getting ready for the walk on 10/24, World Polio Day
  • Our speaker today was Kim McNeil with Oltre Fit (www.oltrefit.com) who explained how they look at a layered approach to fitness, using  progressive strength, flexibility, mindfulness, & nutrition strategies to "Build Bodies that Last".

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 Tuesday evening of each month, 5:30 - 7:00 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


P.O. Box 1115
Solana Beach, CA  92075

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