After a brief hiatus; the next Regular Meeting of the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club will be Thursday December 3…
The last regular meeting was November 12; President Rich opened the meeting, Dave Herbert lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Jack Anderson offered an invocation.
Visitors and Guests:
Darol Caster from the Escondido East Club was visiting and seeking volunteers to assist them in delivering Thanksgiving dinners to shut ins…
Memorable Photos:
Mark Hoekstra was pictured with his new motorhome… purchased from President Rich; Mark & Glynna were also pictured at the Garth Brooks concert along with President Rich and Donna
Gloria Leffler shared a photo taken at the wedding of Charlie’s granddaughter
President Rich also shared information about the District Foundation Seminar, to be held in Escondido on November 14.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
 Bobbie Sawtelle, Alan Miller, Mark Crosby and Christ Miller all had celebrations between November 10th and 28th.
High Fives and Announcements:
Constance Larson is moving… A new home after all those years.
Dave Herbert reminded us of the donations for polio and the upcoming Salvation Army Bell-ringing on Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19; an email reminder will be sent
Jim Lund was in Cabo with his family and brought President Rich some ‘real’ vanilla along with a ‘baby bell’
Elana Karoly mentioned the opening event for her ‘Go-2-Grow’ teen center on December 10
Dates to Remember:
December:         2:            Bikes for Kids; pick up the bikes
                                12:          Bike assembly event at Aelott; 7:30 AM
                                17:          Christmas Breakfast at Rotary and white elephant gift larceny
                                24: No Meeting
                                31: No Meeting
Coming Soon:    Date to be announced; the delivery and launching of our handicap accessible pontoon boat at Dixon Lake…
March, 2016       31-April 3: Mexicali Project
Ben McCue of the Outdoor Outreach program presented information about his organization and their efforts to reach underprivileged children in San Diego County with outdoor adventure activities foreign to most of the young people they serve.
He described the variety of activities, all held locally, such as surfing, rock climbing, hiking and the like. They provided programs for underprivileged children and for children of military families. An important effort is also the development of leadership skills among the youth; many of whom become ‘counselors’ and support staff for the events and activities.
More information may be obtained at
Rotary District 5340 Foundation Seminar:
On Saturday November 14; hundreds of Rotarians from District 5340 attended the successful Foundation Seminar at the CCAE. Ably planned by our own Mike Dunlap, District Governor Nominee, our club did a great job of registering attendees and supporting this important event.  Jim Ponder served as Master of Ceremonies, and numerous outstanding Foundation projects were highlighted by presidents from clubs throughout the District. President Rich presented our successful ‘Bikes for Kids’ project with visuals and commentary.
Thanks to all our members who attended and to all the Clubs that showed the real impact of Rotary Service in our world.