Monthly Archives: October 2013

Keith Brentlinge Oct 29, 2013

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DOWNSTOWN INC. Keith Brentlinger was our presenter. Downstown was founded 30 years ago. Keith has a sister Kim, 50 years old in one of 6 Vista group homes. There are 6 homes in Vista with 30 persons in each home. There is some state funding as well as private donations. Students are engaged in activities with bowling being a popular sport. A state law allows members to bid for jobs. Keith’s sister will be going on a 15 day cruise. In Vista 2 homes are private, and 4 are HUD housing. North Coast Church did a day of service. House managers are there 24 hours, plus a relief staff on the weekends. RAFFLE. Won by T.G. Vallas. Amount $24 dollars. Unfortunately TG scooted and wasn’t there to collect

Keith Brentlinger Downstown Inc October 29, 2013

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DOWNSTOWN INC. Keith Brentlinger was our presenter.

Downstown was founded 30 years ago. Keith has a sister Kim, 50 years old in one of 6 Vista group homes. There are 6 homes in Vista with 30 persons in each home.

There is some state funding as well as private donations. Students are engaged in activities with bowling being a popular sport. A state law allows members to bid for jobs. Keith’s sister will be going on a 15 day cruise.

In Vista 2 homes are private, and 4 are HUD housing. North Coast Church did a day of service. House managers are there 24 hours, plus a relief staff on the weekends.

Cathy Brentlinger Oct,22, 2013

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Our speaker today was Cathy Brentlinger, wife of Keith, and manager of Calibre Funding, a mortgage banking firm in Carlsbad. Cathy shared her views about the ups and downs of mortgage lending and real estate learned over thirty years in the business. She noted that the median price of housing in San Diego is up 18.5 % in the past year and that houses here have stayed on the market for shorter periods than in other major markets. San Diego has been a leader in market turnaround. Those who hung on to their homes in the difficult times of the past few years are ahead of the game. Clearly home prices are closely related to the economy in general.Responding to a question about reverse mortgages, she pointed out that these were designed to help seniors stay in their homes. Part of a federal program, the loans are generally safe, guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Having a clean credit score, Cathy noted, is essential to receiving a home mortgage approval.Raffle winner: Dean Cheatham was the winner of $14.00.

Cathy Brentlinger, Calibre Funding, October 22, 2013

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Our speaker today was Cathy Brentlinger, wife of Keith, and manager of Calibre Funding, a mortgage banking firm in Carlsbad. Cathy shared her views about the ups and downs of mortgage lending and real estate learned over thirty years in the business. She noted that the median price of housing in San Diego is up 18.5 % in the past year and that houses here have stayed on the market for shorter periodsthan in other major markets. San Diego has been a leader in market turnaround. Those who hung on to their homes in the difficult times of the past few years are ahead of the game. Clearly home prices are closely related to the economy in general.

Responding to a question about reverse mortgages, she pointed out that these were designed to help seniors stay in their homes. Part of a federal program, the loans are generally safe, guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Having a clean credit score, Cathy noted, is essential to receiving a home mortgage approval.

Steve 10/15/2013

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The program was given by our Interact President and Vice President as well as the Faculty Advisor. Advisor, Steve spoke how he has been in his role for 10 years and this is the strongest group he has seen. The group really wants to get involved and is very committed. He mentioned how they are raising awareness to Interact by having sashes at graduation for those members that fulfill enough hours. The students stated there were 60-65 individuals in the club this year and that they meet weekly on Wednesdays at 11:20. They invited any Rotarians who want to visit. Upcoming events for the students are: Harbor Clean up, St. Fair, and Halloween grams. They are raising money to help the homeless. They asked the club for help in getting interact T-shirts like they had in the past. The two students at the meeting will be attending the Interact Symposium the last week in October and very excited.

Interact, October 15, 2013

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The program was given by our Interact President and Vice President as well as the Faculty Advisor. Advisor, Steve spoke how he has been in his role for 10 years and this is the strongest group he has seen. The group really wants to get involved and is very committed. He mentioned how they are raising awareness to Interact by having sashes at graduation for those members that fulfill enoughhours. The students stated there were 60-65 individuals in the club this year and that they meet weekly on Wednesdays at 11:20. They invited any Rotarians who want to visit. Upcoming events for the students are: Harbor Clean up, St. Fair, and Halloween grams. They are raising money to help the homeless. They asked the club for help in getting interact T-shirts like they had in the past. The two students at the meeting will be attending the Interact Symposium the last week in October and very excited.

Jack Feller Oceanside Rotary Club Oct 8, 2013

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Our program today was presented by Jack Feller, a longtime Oceanside city council member and also a member of the Oceanside Rotary Club. Jack was decked out in a 50 year anniversary shirt to celebrate Oceanside Harbor Days. Jack shared part of his life story with us, moving eighteen times in the first eighteen years of his life due to his father’s job. When he got to Oceanside, he knew that he had found paradise and settled here. Jack has been in the restaurant business and owned a sandwich shop. He has been on the city council for several terms and is proud of the fact that the Oceanside city budget has changed color from red to black. Oceanside’s city manager will be leaving at the end of theyear and will probably be replaced by the former city manager, who has been in Yuba City since he leftOceanside a few years ago. One of the big changes that we will soon see in downtown Oceanside is that Mission Ave will be one-way west from Horne St. to Coast Highway (not extending to Apollo Dept yet ) with reverse diagonal parking, so we will all have to practice parking in reverse (or park somewhere else.)

Jack Feller Oct 8, 2013

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Our program today was presented by Jack Feller, a longtime Oceanside city council member and also a member of the Oceanside Rotary Club. Jack was decked out in a 50 year anniversary shirt to celebrate Oceanside Harbor Days. Jack shared part of his life story with us, moving eighteen times in the first eighteen years of his life due to his father’s job. When he got to Oceanside, he knew that he had found paradise and settled here. Jack has been in the restaurant business and owned a sandwich shop. He has been on the city council for several terms and is proud of the fact that the Oceanside city budget has changed color from red to black. Oceanside’s city manager will be leaving at the end of the year and will probably be replaced by the former city manager, who has been in Yuba City since he left Oceanside a few years ago. One of the big changes that we will soon see in downtown Oceanside is that Mission Ave will be one-way west from Horne St. to Coast Highway (not extending to Apollo Dept yet ) with reverse diagonal parking, so we will all have to practice parking in reverse (or park somewhere else.)

Keith brentlinger Organization of AA, October 1, 2013

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Keith Brentlinger had a great presentation speaking on the amazing organization of AA. AA was established in 1935.Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; they are self-supporting through their own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. AA’s primary purpose is for members to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Keith shared his experiences and has been sober for 30 years and over the years has mentored over 90 individuals in their paths to sobriety.

Keith Brentlinger-Organization of AA-1,Oct,2013

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Keith Brentlinger had a great presentation speaking on the amazing organization of AA. AA was established in 1935.Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; they are self-supporting through their own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. AA’s primary purpose is for members to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Keith shared his experiences and has been sober for 30 years and over the years has mentored over 90 individuals in their paths to sobriety. We applaud Keith for enlightening us on this wonderful organization and sharing his story.