Posted by Jack Anderson on Aug 31, 2017

Sunrise Rotary August 31, 2017; District Governor Scott Carr is our Guest!!



President Dave called the meeting to order…


Past President Tony Criss led the Pledge to our Flag… 


The invocation was offered by Past President Jack Anderson 


Guests and Visitors:


Danny Sherlock of the Escondido Club joined us


Christine Montan also of the Escondido Club was visiting with us


And, Keith Rickenbacker, Assistant District Governor and a member of the Escondido Club was also our guest


Matt Pound of Escondido Materials, was a guest again… soon to be a member 





September    3    Janet Dopp    




None this week


Rotary Anniversaries:


Kirk Henson




Photos of the Week:


Grape Day 5K:    37 Days till the big event…

Still needs runners…


Fundraising is going strong: $44,476 committed by our teams


With Major Donors, the total raised is $100,436


Great job by all… Find those participants…



Dates to Remember:


September:    23    Rotary Foundation Seminar, Poway Center for the Performing Arts


October:    7    Escondido Sunrise Grape Day 5K Event; 37 days away


Hi-Fives and Announcements:


Past President Jim Ponder found that treat from the Mammoth area for President Dave, a bottle of beer from the June Lake Brewing Company… 


Ann Van Leer just returned from a trip to Salem Oregon delivering her daughter to college… 

A funny thing happened on the way to college… An eclipse of the sun; Ann brought President Dave a special Eclipse Tee Shirt…


Dave Herbert shared some limes from his ‘broken’ tree; no excuse to not have a garnish in that gin and tonic…


Past President Barry Baker announced that his son Jay, an Army Trauma Surgeon was just promoted to Colonel… Congratulations Jay and to the proud family!


Past President Rich Aeling challenged club members to add some funds to a donation Escondido Sunrise will make to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through Rotary efforts in Houston…

Escondido Sunrise will will contribute $1,000… A number of club members will add to the gift… The photo below shows hands raised in support of additional gifts…




$5,850, including the $1,000 from the Club, is the total contributed by Escondido Sunrise Rotary and our friends… Great generosity, rising to the occasion to provide much needed support.

















Assistant District Governor, Keith Rickenbacker introduced District 5340 Governor Scott Carr. Scott is a member of the Downtown San Diego Breakfast Club and has been very active in the District leading up to his serving as Governor.


District 5340 Governor Scott Carr, Speaking to Sunrise Rotary members…




Scott talked about the variety of things Rotary Clubs in the District accomplish, regardless of their size, as they serve their communities and the region. He spoke about the diversity of our district and our Clubs, especially women as members and leaders within our District’s Clubs. He encourages women to continue in leadership roles and to service Military Members within our District and their families.


Governor Scott also talked about the importance of our youth programs such as RYLA, LEAD, Interact and Rotaract among other youth-serving efforts of Rotary.


In speaking about the effectiveness of Rotary, Scott focused on change; change within our District and within Rotary International. He commented that change is part of Rotary’s DNA as each year leadership changes at the Club level and those changes migrate up to the International leadership level.


He closed his remarks discussing the concept of “Why” Rotary. Scott encouraged each of us to discover our “Why” for our involvement in Rotary….


District Governor Scott Carr and Assistant Governor Keith Rickenbacker pictured with President Dave…






Next Week’s Program:


Ernie Hahn, the General Manager of the Valley View Center (Sports Arena)









Opportunity Drawing:


Lunch Money:    $22.00    Tina Pope 


Big Pot:        $182.00    Past President Mark Hoekstra … Sorry, better luck                     next time