Sunrise Rotary April 20, 2017  


President Tony called the meeting to order


Past President Mark Hoekstra led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation


Guests and Visitors:


Mike Close Friday Harbor Rotary Club from the San Juan Islands in Washington; will be part of the Mexicali project

A large group of visitors here for the Mexicali project, some being members of the Lions Club; all welcomed and thanked for their partnership in International Service


Past President George Beitner’s ‘special guest’… Our own, Sarah Nichelson… attending our meeting once again…. Good to see you Sarah!!


Mexicali Project Starts Today; photo of all the participants attending today’s meeting…



Special Presentation:


President Tony presented  Past President Jack Anderson with recognition of his seventh Paul Harris Fellow Award… Thanks for your generosity Jack!


Anniversaries and Birthdays:




April     22    Past President Jim Ponder         


    26    Past President George Beitner




April    24    Andy and Dana Ommen (celebrating in Cabo as we meet!)


Rotary Anniversaries:


None this week





Photos of the Week:


Past President Mike O’Malley in his realtor attire; coat, tie and shorts…Way Cool!


Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at Dancing with Our Stars; fundraising event for the California Center for the Arts. Our very own Rorie Johnston competed… Great job Rorie!

Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the Escondido Police Range… A thank you outing for our support of the Police Department Cadet Program


Escondido Sunrise Rotarians at the San Diego Gulls hockey game… A fun time had by all…


Dates to Remember:


May        4:    Evening meeting at Cocina del Charro; guest speaker is Alex                 Montoya of the San Diego Padre organization. Cost is $35 per                 person, RSVP with Past President Rich Aeling soon!!


        6:    Bunco at John Boyce’s home    


        20:    District Conference at Liberty Station        


June        17:        Wine, Brews and Blues at the Arts Center; a fundraiser                     in conjunction with the Bonsall Rotary Club


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


October    7:        Grape Day 5K;


High Fives and Announcements:


Jack Anderson just returned from a trip that included some time in Texas; he brought President Tony a deck of cards with a Davey Crockett quote; “the rest of you can go to hell, I’m going to Texas.”


Past President Jim Lund was traveling in Cabo San Lucas and brought President Tony a post card… Jim also announced that the San Pasqual HS Pops Concert was coming up at the Art Center.


It was announced that Mike Morasco’s mother passed away recently… Our thoughts are with Mike and his family…




Chris Miller introduced Dennis Astil, the Manager of Construction and Facilities Planning for Palomar College. Dennis talked about the variety of projects being built on the various Palomar campuses and the methodologies used on the projects, 


The projects are all supported through the proceeds of the $694 M bond measure passed by the voters in 2006. The key element of all the projects is smart management and attention to budget detail.

Dennis highlighted the latest project, a facilities and maintenance center that will provide a single location for warehousing, facilities operations and maintenance services on the main campus. Utilizing an odd-shaped, highly visible piece of property at the entrance to the college, they used a design-build with competition process. Attempting to achieve the ‘best value’ in the project, while maintaining some design control. Concerns were a limited budget of $15.5 M, while building an aesthetically pleasing facility which would also be durable and energy efficient. They are proud to have achieved all of the criteria set by the Board and within budget constraints… Dennis will be making a similar presentation to an upcoming gathering of architects and construction managers…


Dennis Astil of Palomar College discussing their latest design-build project…



Next Week’s Program:


A representative of Qualcomm brought to us by Past President Barry Baker


Opportunity Drawing:


Lunch Money:    $20;    Mark Hoekstra


Big Pot:        $358;    Past President Rich Aeling; sorry, no luck today…