Sunrise Rotary March 16, 2017  


President Tony called the meeting to order; Tony opened the meeting in fine ‘fashion’, fashionably dressed as a leprechaun…. Oh MY!!




George Beitner led the Pledge to the Flag

Father Bill Dopp offered an invocation


Brian Murphy, also coiffed as an Irishman from head to toe… regaled us with an Irish tale about the Murphy Twins…


Guests and Visitors:


President Tony’s guest, Robert Ludolph was introduced


Induction of New Members:


Membership Chair, Linda Bailey inducted Rorie Johnston and Father Bill Dopp. Rorie is a transfer member from the Escondido Club and President of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, and a competitor in the Dancing with Our Stars event on April 1 at the Arts Center; Bill is a former member of Escondido Sunrise and welcomed back.


Welcome Rorie and Bill!!




Anniversaries and Birthdays:



March 21; Happy Birthday Carol Ponder



None this week


Rotary Anniversaries:

None this week



Photos of the Week:

No photos this week


Dates to Remember:


March        23:        Fisher House delivery; bring items to Club meetings or                     George’s business


April        7-9:        RYLA; Facilitators still needed, see the website or speak                     with Jim Ponder


        8:        Mexicali Project “pre-build”; preparing footings and posts for                     playground equipment construction  


        15:        Gulls Hockey; Tickets for the special seats in the ‘Box’ are                     $60; see Past President Rich Aeling more information


        20-23:        Mexicali project


May        4:        Evening meeting; more details to come


        6:        Bunco at John Boyce’s home    


June        22:        Demotion event; Bye, bye President Tony and welcome                     President Dave Casey    


October    7:        Grape Day 5K; only 205 days till the big event!



High Fives and Announcements:


Fliers were distributed for the Blues, Brews and Blues event in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club. As we sell tickets, we are returned a share of the proceeds; last year our club earned $3,500 plus. Look for the event on June 17 at the Arts Center.


Constance Larson attended Mardi Gras in New Orleans, celebrating her birthday and brought President Tony a new tie…


Past President Rich Aeling talked about his trip to visit his daughter in Washington DC and will bring a video next week of the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery.

Rich also invited any Club golfers to join him at the charity golf tournament on March 24 benefitting Charter High School




President-Elect Dave Casey presented a certificate of appreciation to Escondido Sunrise for our support of the North County Veteran’s Standdown event.






Brian Murphy introduced today’s program; Chrisanne Moats, Executive Director of the Escondido Arts Partnership


Chrisanne Moats speaking to our members about the Escondido Arts Partnership…



Chrisanne shared details about the variety of arts programs offered by the Partnership. Established in 1995, the Partnership features over 400 artists annually in its varied programs. The Partnership has become a key Downtown Escondido destination, attracting more than 2,000 visitors each month at the galler.

Ongoing regular programs include Second Saturday exhibits along with annual shows such as; the Woodwork Exhibition that drew over 500 visitors; the Annual Veteran’s Art Exhibit; the High School Student exhibit featuring these emerging artists; and the Recycled Fashion Show during last year’s show, our new member Rorie Johnston was both a model and the mistress of ceremonies. 

Chrisanne also shared her views of the value of art throughout our daily lives.


Finally, she highlighted the annual fundraising event of the Partnership, Panache. A fun evening open to the entire community including beverages, fellowship and wonderful art pieces for auction…


Escondido Sunrise Rotary again provided funds to support the Partnership; shown are President Tony, Past-President Rich Aeling and Brian Murphy with Chrisanne Moats and our gift of $2,000…



Next Week’s Program:


Past President Bob Burson speaking about publishing books…


Opportunity Drawing:


Lunch Money:    $11;    George Beitner


Big Pot:        $271;    Mark Maus, sorry