Monthly Archives: May 2016

Kaye Kelley May 31, 2016

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Our program today was provided by Kaye Kelley, the CEO of San Diego ARC, which now stands for Association of Remarkable Citizens. It is a non-profit that was started in 1951 to provide opportunities for young people with Down’s syndrome and similar disorders. There are 22 site locations throughout San Diego County and 2500 persons served. It has a budget of $34 million and employs 1600 people. It provides vocational training for those who are able to be gainfully employed. Some of the businesses partnering with ARC are Home Depot, Lowe’s, Vons, Target and McDonald’s.Kaye said that volunteers are needed to serve on the North County advisory board.

Linda Fogerson May 17, 2016

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Our program today was presented by Linda Fogerson, Executive Director of the MiraCosta College Foundation. She has served in that role since 2005 and since that time the Foundation’s assets have tripled to over ten million dollars. Linda is currently serving as president of the Network of California Community College Foundations. MiraCosta serves the local community not only in providing an affordable college education for our young people finishing high school, but also serves some 1800 veterans. They also partner with local biotech industries in training programs for students to be able to get employment with those industries when they finish at MiraCosta.In additionthey will be offering a manufacturing bachelor’s degree. Also they are partnering with Point Loma College in San Diego to allow their students in their two year nursing program to continue on for their BSN (bachelor’s degree in nursing). MiraCosta is considering a bond issue to be placed on the November ballot to provide funds for repair and improvement of the facilities. The measure would generate up to $437 million dollars and would be funded by raising the property tax of the residents in the MiraCosta district by $15-$19 per $100,000 of assessed value. It has been more than 50 years since MiraCosta has passed a bond issue to improve its facilities. None of the funds raised by thisbond could be spent for salaries or pensions and independent citizens’ oversight would be required. Opportunity drawing winner: Knox Williams won $25. There was a suspicion of collusion when Linda drew his name, as Knox has been a longtime supporter of the MiraCosta Foundation, past board member and a member of The President’s Circle and the Heritage Society. In addition, Knox has endowed two scholarships for the college, one in memory of his son Drue and the other in memory of his wife June. Talk about Rotary in action! Way to go, Knox.

Aubrey Howard May 10, 2016

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This week we had two mini programs. The first was by Aubrey Howard, who was introduced by Josh. Aubrey is the Founder and CEO of a non-profit called Green City Project. The goal of the Green City Project is to design and develop sustainable water projects. By 2050, 3,5 billion more people will be relocating from farms to cities. The result of this migration will be increased energy use and increased demands on the food chain. Even 15 years from now, the demand for food, energy, and water is expected to increase by 40%. The key to meeting this demand lies in how we produce water and transport crops. Aubrey previously was the CEO for a desalination company that worked to desalinate brackish water. The process is designed to produce by-products of both water and fertilizer that could be used in farming. The company was doing its work in Texas, which alone is estimated to have enough brackish water to fill the demand for the next 150 years. The downside is that another by-product, concentrated brine, is toxic. His non-profit is working to demonstrate new sustainable technologies, in real world conditions, that will confirm that brackish water can effectively grow crops The second program was on The Friends of the Oceanside Library and was presented by Paula DeBell. Paula began volunteering with the Friends shortly after moving to Oceanside from Oregon in 2012 and soon was serving on the Board of Directors with our very own Lee Russell. She served as the Civic Center bookstore coordinator and was elected president of the Board in 2015 and is currently serving her second term.

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library was founded in 1971 to support and promote the services of the Library through community involvement, volunteer activities and fundraising. The Friends have raised about one million dollars for the Library over the past ten years. Their main fundraising events are the Holiday Home Tour (netted $6,643 in 2015), book sales at Farmer’s Market and Oceanside Days of Art (netted over $69,000) and the Trivia Bee Contest (netted $1,925 in 2015). Paula invited us to participate in the Trivia Bee this year, which will be held on July 17. There will be a charge of $30 per person to attend. She encouraged us to form a team and compete for the trophy. (I believe that we did that several years ago, but I don’t remember how we did; I believe that TG was part of the team and he might remember—or perhaps he forgot, if we didn’t do so well.) Paula gave us ten sample questions and I missed them all, so you surely do not want me on the team!

Aubrey Howard-Green City Project-10,May,2016

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This week we had two mini programs. The first was by Aubrey Howard, who was introduced by Josh. Aubrey is the Founder and CEO of a non-profit called Green City Project. The goal of the Green City Project is to design and develop sustainable water projects. By 2050, 3,5 billion more people will be relocating from farms to cities. The result of this migration will be increased energy use and increased demands on the food chain. Even 15 years from now, the demand for food, energy, and water is expected to increase by 40%. The key to meeting this demand lies in how we produce water and transport crops. Aubrey previously was the CEO for a desalination company that worked to desalinate brackish water. The process is designed to produce by-products of both water and fertilizer that could be used in farming. The company was doing its work in Texas, which alone is estimated to have enough brackish water to fill the demand for the next 150 years. The downside is that another by-product, concentrated brine, is toxic. His non-profit is working to demonstrate new sustainable technologies, in real world conditions, that will confirm that brackish water can effectively grow crops The second program was on The Friends of the Oceanside Library and was presented by Paula DeBell. Paula began volunteering with the Friends shortly after moving to Oceanside from Oregon in 2012 and soon was serving on the Board of Directors with our very own Lee Russell. She served as the Civic Center bookstore coordinator and was elected president of the Board in 2015 and is currently serving her second term.

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library was founded in 1971 to support and promote the services of the Library through community involvement, volunteer activities and fundraising. The Friends have raised about one million dollars for the Library over the past ten years. Their main fundraising events are the Holiday Home Tour (netted $6,643 in 2015), book sales at Farmer’s Market and Oceanside Days of Art (netted over $69,000) and the Trivia Bee Contest (netted $1,925 in 2015). Paula invited us to participate in the Trivia Bee this year, which will be held on July 17. There will be a charge of $30 per person to attend. She encouraged us to form a team and compete for the trophy. (I believe that we did that several years ago, but I don’t remember how we did; I believe that TG was part of the team and he might remember—or perhaps he forgot, if we didn’t do so well.) Paula gave us ten sample questions and I missed them all, so you surely do not want me on the team!

Judy Rees- Republican Central Committee-3,May,2016

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Judy Rees 4 year member of the Republican Central Committee of the 76thAssembly District. Judy Is chair for the registration of all people in the 76-assembly district. Shementioned there is a monthly meeting of the district committee to discuss business affairs. It is open to the public. Good forum to get questions answered. She gave a demographics of the 76 District. Hispanics, Whites, are approximately 80% of district.

Judy Rees 5/3/16

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Judy Rees 4 year member of the Republican Central Committee of the 76th Assembly District. Judy Is chair for the registration of all people in the 76-assembly district. She mentioned there is a monthly meeting of the district committee to discuss business affairs. It is open to the public. Good forum to get questions answered. She gave a demographics of the 76 District. Hispanics, Whites, are approximately 80% of district.

Judy Rees May 3, 2016

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Judy Rees 4 year member of the Republican Central Committee of the 76th Assembly District.

Judy Is chair for the registration of all people in the 76-assembly district. Shementioned there is a monthly meeting of the district committee to discuss business affairs. It is open to the public. Good forum to get questions answered. She gave a demographics of the 76 District. Hispanics, Whites, are approximately 80% of district.