Sunrise Rotary Bulletin March 10, 2016


President Rich called the meeting to order; Alan Miller led the Pledge of Allegiance, Jack Anderson offered an invocation


Visitors and Guests:

Andrew was visiting from the After 5 Club; he is a CPA in Escondido


Mike Dunlap introduced Michelle a guest who is with Palomar Pomerado Health


Bob Burson introduced his bride, Rosemary


President Rich Announced the Deadline for Donations for Fisher House: March 17 Club meeting is the last day to bring needed items. This year we are serving the needs of the Fisher House at Camp Pendleton.

You may bring items to the meeting on March 17 or deliver them in advance to All Star Signs (1924 Mission Road in Escondido)


Photos of the Week:



Jim and Carol Ponder at an MS Society event; Jim ‘modeling’ 80’s era Miami Vice attire… Way to give up your shopping secrets… Goodwill my eye!


Dave Herbert’s daughter Katie vacationing on the ‘edge’ in the mid-east.


Our presentation of an NCO Sword to the honor graduate of the Corporal Academy at MCAS Miramar. The event was a meeting of the Semper Fi Rotary Club on board Miramar. Jack Anderson and Tony Criss represented Escondido Sunrise and made the presentation to SGT Kaymen Diparini…

Jeff Johnson’s photo of his recent Iron Man event in La Quinta; unfortunately a wind came up the night before the event and there was not an outhouse upright for the use of the runners… It was definitely a ‘hold it’ event…


Brian Murphy’s photo at the Heard Museum in Phoenix along with Kevin and Debbie Svetich…

Our donated Pontoon Boat for handicapped fishermen at Dixon Lake... 

Dates to Remember:


March      17    Deliver items to Fisher House at SD Naval Medical Center

                19         District 5340 Officer Training at USD      

                20        RYLA Facilitator Training

                20        Rotarians at Work; Mountain View Park 8 AM- Noon 

                31-April 3    Mexicali Project


April            3        Hwy 78 Club hosting Mariachi Festival at the CCAE; Tacos, Tequila                 and Concert for $75

        7    Evening meeting; Program: the trip to Kilimanjaro and work                     with Flying Kites Orphanage presented by George Beitner and Jim                 Ponder

        8    Bunco Night

                15         Gulls Hockey Night

                15-17  RYLA; Facilitators all assigned

                        30     Bonsall Rotary Wine, Brews and Blues; CCAE i R


June            16    President Rich’s Demotion



High Fives and Announcements or otherwise known as ‘Tribute to the President’


Kevin Svetich brought some dried tequila worms from Az


Dave Crabtree announced that his granddaughter won a spanish language competition


Brian Murphy announced the Arts Partnership event, ‘Panache’ coming on March 19


Jack Anderson announced that our Four-Way-Test speakers will be speaking at the sub-regional level at Rotary meetings in Fallbrook and Carlsbad on March 24 and 31




Rick Kneeshaw, a polio survivor presented a program on Post Polio Syndrome.


Rick spoke about his own bout with polio as a young man, spending a cumulative 4 1/2 years hospitalized during his first 16 years of life.


Post Polio Syndrome is an affliction that impacts polio survivors as they advance in age.

Rick works with about 600 Post Polio Syndrome individuals in San Diego and Orange Counties; whose needs vary with support needs of equipment and home improvements to enable them to function in spite of their paralysis.


Rick described the symptoms experienced by these individuals, many of which require special medical support. In his own case, he has special needs relative to anesthesia if he much undergo surgery. In his situation, even with guidance from his doc, the anesthesiologist working on his case ignored  the guidance and Rick required several hours to recover from his anesthesia.


Rick commended Rotary for its efforts to eradicate polio however, he stated that 50 plus years after the last case is contracted, there will still be needs for the patient in their Post Polio years.




Doug Schultz was the big winner, drawing a Joker worth $373 Ya Hoo!!


Jeff Johnson won the paltry $18 for lunch


Congrats to both…