Visitor's Day was a huge success with over 12 guests to see the great work that Rotary and our club does
One of the highlights was inducting Charles Koll as a new member - the third generation of Kolls as Rotarians!! Proud dad, Malcolm pinned him, Paul as Membership Chair read the induction, and President Susan handed him his red badge, and then the club gave him a standing ovation. 
We were also pleased to learn that Joe Kuhn and the Hilton will be joining us as Corporate Members. Welcome all!!!
Herb connected us with Chikondi Dyson in Malawi who we are helping attend college and got an update on his activities
 Vicky showed a video and updated us on the status of the Rotary Foundation's  End Polio Now campaign and reminded us of their pledge of $50MM pledge toward this goal, which is matched 2x1 by the Gates Foundation. Herb shared that they have also made 300,000 grants totaling $15MM to Ukraine
John van Cleef, the CEO of the Community Resource Center and Encinitas Rotarian,  was our speaker today and updated us on the long range plans of  this wonderful non-profit that started as a bread truck in 1979. Susan showed some old photos of our 15+ year support  of the CRC, including the Holiday Food Baskets program 
Di, as Community Service Chair,  presented John two checks from our club: $500 for their Capital Campaign and $1000 for their Mental Health program. President Susan thanked him for being our speaker by presenting him with a certificate showing our support of OEF in El Salvador with the emphasis on children's education, health, and development
We hope we will see all our guests at our social next Thursday, 3/16 at Bushfire Kitchen in Del Mar starting at 5:30, which will take the place of Friday's meeting. Also mark your calendars for the 7-Way Meeting on April 19 at the Hilton