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Sunrise Rotary June 15, 2017… Your Trash and Where it Goes…  


President Tony called the meeting to order; TONY’s LAST MEETING… Whoa! was he  excited!!



Brian Murphy led the Pledge to the Flag

Past President Jack Anderson offered an invocation


Guests and Visitors:


Connie Criss, Tony’s Beautiful Wife… Must have been attending to make sure he finished in style!! Welcome Connie… 


Special Presentation:


President Tony presented a visual montage of photos depicting most of the activities of Escondido Sunrise Rotary over the past year. Tony thanked all in attendance for contributing to make this an outstanding year of Rotary Service!


The concluding part of the video material was a video on “How Not to Make a Fishing Show.”  Very funny!! Thanks President Tony for leading us throughout a great year!!




June         21    Kathy O’Malley


        24    Judi Anderson


        30     Dana Ommen




June        20    Rorie and Mark Johnston, 25 Years… Congratulations!


        23    Silas and Shaina Harrington


Rotary Anniversaries:


        Floyd Farley, 6 Years


        Doug Shultz, 2 Years


        John Sawtelle, 12 Years


Thanks to all for your outstanding Rotary Service!!


Rotary Foundation:


Past President Kevin Svetich, Foundation Chair challenged us to go the ‘extra mile’ with Rotary Foundation donations. The current per capita leader in the District is at $487 per… Escondido Sunrise is currently at $407 per capita. Kevin thanked the 18 members of Escondido Sunrise that are members of the Paul Harris Society, and announced that we are meeting the goal of “Every Rotarian, Every Year.” 

Great work… Keep it Up!!


Dates to Remember:


June:        17    Wine Brews and Blues at the Art Center…


        22    President Tony’s Demotion… Come and help Past President                 Rich Aeling “Drain the Swamp”… Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at                 6:30, at Cocina del Charro


        23    Rotary Golf outing; 12:30 PM at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San                 Marcos. Confirm your participation with Past President Mike                     O’Malley ( A barbecue will follow at                 Mike’s home, 1734 Birchwood Drive, San Marcos.


October    7    Grape Day 5K; 114 days ’til the big event…

            Fundraising teams have been drafted… Begin contacting your                 donors and recruit participants…

            Past President George Beitner announced our goals of $100,000                 in total fundraising and 1200 event participants.


Hi-Fives and Announcements:


John Sawtelle announced that his wife, Bobbi, was named ‘Golfer of the Year’ as part of the women’s golf group at Oaks North Golf Course… Way to go Bobbi!


Past President George Beitner announced that he and his family are celebrating his Dad’s 90th Birthday… Happy Birthday Mr. Beitner!!    




Past President Jack Anderson introduced Elmer Heap, the North San Diego Division Manager for EDCO Disposal. Elmer was previously with the City of San Diego, as an attorney, and later as a Deputy Chief Operating Officer overseeing the Parks and Recreation and Environmental Services Departments. Jack also reminded the Club Members that Escondido Disposal Inc., part of EDCO Disposal has been a major sponsor of our Grape Day 5K since it’s beginning. EDCO was thanked with a rousing round of applause…


Elmer shared with us the quality of the employees that serve all of the communities that are served by EDCO in North County; Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas and Solana Beach. He is continually impressed with the quality service and longevity of the company’s employees. And he reminded us that all employees of the company are the ‘Face of the Company’ to the communities they serve.


He spoke about EDCO having been in business since 1967, beginning with the City of La Mesa, and that today has franchise agreements with 11 of the 18 Cities in San Diego County. He then described the varied California legislative mandates that were adopted by the Legislature beginning 1989, requiring communities to reduce their volume of waste placed in landfills. With those legislative mandates, EDCO has responded to support it’s city services by providing transfer station services in Escondido and separation and sale of recycled materials.


Elmer concluded his presentation with a digital, visual ‘flyover’ of the upgraded recycling facility in Escondido that will celebrate it’s grand opening on June 30. The facility will accommodate an increased volume of recycled materials processing from 22 tons/hour to 40-60 tons/hour. Added to the facility, and opening in about 18 months, will be an Anaerobic Digester to accommodate both green waste and food waste. The by-product of the Digester will be production of Compressed Natural Gas which will fuel the collection vehicles serving all of our communities. This is the first facility of its kind in the State, wherein all processing of waste, including the production of CNG is essentially under a single roof… With the CNG being used to fuel vehicles in the operations yard immediately across the street from the processing plant.



Elmer Heap, EDCO Regional Manager pictured with President Tony and Connie Criss…





Next Week’s Program:


No Morning Meeting… DEMOTION Dinner at 5:30 PM


Opportunity Drawing:


Lunch Money:    $21;    Past President Kevin Svetich


Big Pot:        $459;    Gloria Leffler; sorry, no luck today…