Monthly Archives: October 2015

David Nydeggar 10/27/15

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David Nydeggar CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. He was born in Kansas and moved to Oceanside at a very young age making Oceanside his home town. David is a graduate of Army Navy Academy. He served 10 years in the Navy. David initially was on the board of directors for the city of San Clemente then became the CEO of San Clemente’s Chamber of commerce while residing in Oceanside.

Once an opportunity became available David applied for the position of CEO of his hometown of Oceanside’s Chamber of Commerce which was the best fit for him offering a very short commute. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 120th anniversary as an enthusiastic advocate for business. When it was founded, the role of the Chamber was to “do everything possible to build up the town and foster its growth.” Today they embrace this idea with the vision to “create a prosperous community”.

The Oceanside Chamber is actively working to translate this concept into reality for the benefit of business and the community! Through their diverse committees and task forces, the Oceanside Chamber is serving as a strong champion for the economic well-being of our members and business in general. The Latino Business Committee strives to grow our services to Hispanic businesses.

Membership is always a focus of the Chamber and our Membership Committee reaches out to new and existing businesses to tout the benefits of Chamber membership. As always, wework with our neighbors aboard Camp Pendleton to foster our strong ties for business and the community through the activities of the Military Affairs Committee. Our Education Task Force focuses on the advancement of school-to-career transition for students. As they work to enhance and expand our voice in support of business, they educate and activate the voices of our members through our Emerging Issues Committee and our Business and Community Political Action Committee.

The Chamber provides numerous opportunities for you to grow your business ranging fromadvertising packages on their website to monthly networking events that will allow you to make great new business contacts. It is also our goal to provide a strong representative voice for our business community on important issues such as local land use initiatives, transportation projects and state legislation.Go Oceanside!!! Its for you

David Nydeggar CEO of Oceanside Chamber Of Commerce October 27, 2015

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David Nydeggar CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. He was born in Kansas and moved to Oceanside at a very young age making Oceanside his home town. David is a graduate of Army Navy Academy. He served 10 years in the Navy. David initially was on the board of directors for the city of San Clemente then became the CEO of San Clemente’s Chamber of commerce while residing in Oceanside. Once an opportunity became available David applied for the position of CEO of his hometown of Oceanside’s Chamber of Commerce which was the best fit for him offering a very short commute.
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 120th anniversary as an enthusiastic advocate for business. When it was founded, the role of the Chamber was to “do everything possible to build up the town and foster its growth.” Today they embrace this idea with the vision to “create a prosperous community”. The Oceanside Chamber is actively working to translate this concept into reality for the benefit of business and the community!
Through their diverse committees and task forces, the Oceanside Chamber is serving as a strong champion for the economic well-being of our members and business in general. The Latino Business Committee strives to grow our services to Hispanic businesses.
Membership is always a focus of the Chamber and our Membership Committee reaches out to new and existing businesses to tout the benefits of Chamber membership. As always, we work with our neighbors aboard Camp Pendleton to foster our strong ties for business and the community through the activities of the Military Affairs Committee. Our Education Task Force focuses on the advancement of school-to-career transition for students. As they work to enhance and expand our voice in support of business, they educate and activate the voices of our members through our Emerging Issues Committee and our Business and Community Political Action Committee.
The Chamber provides numerous opportunities for you to grow your business ranging from advertising packages on their website to monthly networking events that will allow you to make great new business contacts.
It is also our goal to provide a strong representative voice for our business community on important issues such as local land use initiatives, transportation projects and state legislation.

Paul Kelly Oct 20, 2015

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Paul Kelly informed us about some projects that the Camp Pendleton Rotary Club is doing and enlisted our support. One project is collecting furniture in good condition to donate to young marine families. Also they donate pre-school books to the children on Base through the First Book Program. Paul said that there are 10,000 kids under five years of age on Base and 160 babies a month delivered at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. Paul’s club is also involved with the Wounded Warrior Project. For further info, you may contact Paul @ pendletonpreschoolbooks@gmail.com

Lee Russell gave us a report on the Foundation Gala held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday. K.R. Ravindran, president of Rotary International (remember that name for future inquiries by the Fine Master), was the featured speaker, but unfortunately the acoustics in the room left a lot to be desired and consequently Lee and others in the back of the room were left to catch up on their sleep.JoAnn O’Meara reported that Judy Ellsworth was considering a Halloween party for the club, perhaps at Mychal’s establishment. Stay tuned.

JoAnn also has 25 American flags that we can sell at the Carlsbad Street Fair on Nov 1. Suggested asking price is $10.Rick Sharp told us about someone from the District who will be available to perform concerts as a fundraising event early next year. I didn’t get the details (you have to speak louder and slowly for us old folks, Rick!). What I didn’t hear Rick share (that doesn’t mean that he didn’t) is that Nigeria has been declared polio-free by WHO, leaving Afghanistan and Pakistan as the only two countries in the world with endemic cases of polio. Way to go, Rotary!

Jim Czarnowski informed us that the LEAD conference will be held this weekend at Camp Cuyamaca. He will be the boy’s chaperone (lots of luck, Jim; at least it’s not TG!) Our club is sponsoring six students from Martin Luther King Middle School.

Jim also informed us that our postponed kayak event will be held at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad on Sat. Nov. 7 from 12-3 pm. Underprivileged students from El Camino High School will participate. There will be a barbecue picnic on the beach also. Contact Jim if you’ll be able to help.

Mychal reminded us that pre-orders for Dudley’s bread must be to Greg Morones by this Friday. So if you haven’t already done it, it’s too late unless you think that you can sweet-talk Greg into adding you to his list.

Don’t forget that the Carlsbad Street Fair will be held Sunday, Nov 1 and we also will be providing dinner for Operation Hope in Vista that evening. If you haven’t already signed up for either or both, there is still time.

Student Guest: None. Has El Camino High resumed classes yet for the year??? Happy Dollars:

Dave Jones was happy to part with ten bucks in celebration of his Fighting Irish’s big victory over the USC Trojans Sat to give him bragging rights over his Trojan friends for the next year.

Mychal was less happy to offer up five bucks for Bell Notes delinquency. Rick Sharp gave $5 for a recent fishing trip Our guest from Camp Pendleton, Paul Kelly gave us $5 for allowing him to give his pitch. Our speaker, Michele Brown, also gave us five to celebrate new quarters that the Blood Bank will be moving to in our area soon. Program: Michele Brown from the San Diego Blood Bank’s Foundation Office, was our speaker. She has been associated with the Blood Bank for nearly four years and has 15 years of experience with non-profits.

Student Guest: None. Has El Camino High resumed classes yet for the year??? Happy Dollars:

Dave Jones was happy to part with ten bucks in celebration of his Fighting Irish’s big victory over the USC Trojans Sat to give him bragging rights over his Trojan friends for the next year.

Mychal was less happy to offer up five bucks for Bell Notes delinquency.

Rick Sharp gave $5 for a recent fishing trip

Our guest from Camp Pendleton, Paul Kelly gave us $5 for allowing him to give his pitch.

Our speaker, Michele Brown, also gave us five to celebrate new quarters that the Blood Bank will be moving to in our area soon. Program: Michele Brown from the San Diego Blood Bank’s Foundation Office, was our speaker. She has been associated with the Blood Bank for nearly four years and has 15 years of experience with non-profits.

Michele Brown San Diego Blood Bank October 20, 2015

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Michele Brown from the San Diego Blood Bank’s Foundation Office, was our speaker. She has been associated with the Blood Bank for nearly four years and has 15 years of experience with non-profits.

The San Diego Blood Bank was established in 1950. The current main office in San Diego contains three labs to process the blood collected and also a tank for collection of stem cells. There are seven other centers for blood collection throughout San Diego County, including the center in Vista on Thunder Drive, across the street from Tri City Medical Center. They will be relocating soon (probably in December) to a new facility south of the In’N Out Burger on Hacienda St. near the DMV in Oceanside. There is a need for 400 units of bold daily in San Diego.

The Blood Bank has ten blood mobiles. Several have to be replaced to conform with California environmental laws. A new one costs about $330,000.

Michelle said that only about 35% of the population are eligible to donate blood. (Ed note: As the co:ordinator of the blood drives for St. Francis Church, this sounds quite low to me; it is my experience that 80-90% of folks who sign up to donate blood are able to do so.) there is no longer any age limit except for a minimum age of 17. So we old people can donate as long as we’re in good health. Certain medications, like warfarin (a blood thinner that requires blood tests) excludes you from being a donor, but you can be a donor if you have diabetes, controlled high blood pressure, cancer in remission or heart disease, to name a few. Ii you have had hepatitis, you are a permanent reject. Blood components last for 42 days; plasma (the liquid component of blood) can be separated and frozen for a year. The Red Cross also provides blood for this area, but most of the hospitals in our area and Orange County get their blood from the Blood Band.

If you are rejected as a donor, it’s still possible that your blood could be used for research.

Writing Fiction-Dan Howard-10/6/2015

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Dan is a 20 year resident of Oceanside and fiction author. He began his talk by recounting his life story: ’49 he was born in Berlin to German parents. His biological father was an aerial photographer. His mother married his stepfather and at age two the family immigrated to Queens, NY. At age 3 Dan stopped talking and for either 6 weeks or 6 months and when he started talking again, it was only in English (with no accent) and he never spoke German again – interesting! At age 5 his mom disappeared and he moved to Las Vegas to live with his Grandmother in a hotel room. One day his mom showed up with a new dad, a Hollywood actor and the family moved to LA. Dan didn’t do well in HS except for an English class which he enjoyed and excelled despite having a very tough teacher. From the age 17-37 Dan “worked” as a musician / drug dealer until he got clean, met a wife and had a baby. He met a lot of “interesting characters” during his criminal life and gained much material for his stories. Dan has enjoyed the “straight” life but found that working in software lacked the creative outlet he enjoyed in his previous life. Taking a writing course at UCLA re-invigorated his desire to write and he began writing. He wrote his first novel and didn’t want to self-publish, holding out for 7 years until he could get a deal with a publisher. The problem with publishing is the same as what hashappened with music and film. The bean-counters now run the show and they know that best profits come from supporting a few popular artists and the majority of the talent slips through the cracks. One day Dan was driving down hwy 76 coming back from surfing and he heard a story on NPR about an independent publisher who claimed to be looking out for the talented authors that are slipping through the cracks. After some google searches, Dan was able to make contact with this publisher and asked for him to read his book. The fellow asked for an agent (in accordance with the catch 22 that one can’t get until they get published!) and when Dan said he didn’t have one he convinced the publisher to hire him as an editor since he had an online editing business at the time. After some time working together, the book was read and a publishing deal was made! A $100 advance was given and so far Dan has yet to see any income from the book but that apparently isn’t why he is in the profession. Dan has written two novels under the pen name “Earl Javorsky” entitled “Down Solo” and “Trust Me.” A common theme of the novels is redemption.

Dan Howard (AKA Earl Javorsky) October 5, 2015

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Dan Howard (AKA Earl Javorsky), Author and friend of KeithDan is a 20 year resident of Oceanside and fiction author. He began his talk by recounting his life story:’49 he was born in Berlin to German parents. His biological father was an aerial photographer. His mother married his stepfather and at age two the family immigrated to Queens, NY. At age 3 Dan stopped talking and for either 6 weeks or 6 months and when he started talking again, it was only in English (with no accent) and he never spoke German again – interesting! At age 5 his mom disappeared and he moved to Las Vegas to live with his Grandmother in a hotel room. One day his mom showed up with a new dad, a Hollywood actor and the family moved to LA. Dan didn’t do well in HS except for an English class which he enjoyed and excelled despite having a very tough teacher. From the age 17-37 Dan “worked” as a musician / drug dealer until he got clean, met a wife and had a baby. He met a lot of “interesting characters” during his criminal life and gained much material for his stories. Dan has enjoyed the “straight” life but found that working in software lacked the creative outlet he enjoyed in his previous life. Taking a writing course at UCLA re-invigorated his desire to write and he began writing. He wrote his first novel and didn’t want to self-publish, holding out for 7 years until he could get a deal with a publisher. The problem with publishing is the same as what has happened with music and film. The bean-counters now run the show and they know that best profits come from supporting a few popular artists and the majority of the talent slips through the cracks. One day Dan was driving down hwy 76 coming back from surfing and he heard a story on NPR about an independent publisher who claimed to be looking out for the talented authors that are slipping through the cracks. After some google searches, Dan was able to make contact with this publisher and asked for him to read his book. The fellow asked for an agent (in accordance with the catch 22 that one can’t get until they get published!) and when Dan said he didn’t have one he convinced the publisher to hire him as an editor since he had an online editing business at the time. After some time working together, the book was read and a publishing deal was made! A $100 advance was given and so far Dan has yet to see any income from the book but that apparently isn’t why he is in the profession. Dan has written two novels under the pen name “Earl Javorsky” entitled “Down Solo” and “Trust Me.”A common theme of the novels is redemption.