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Dr. Janice Kurth Nov 29, 2016

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Our past District Governor Dr. Janice Kurth came to speak about the Rotary Foundation’s 100 year anniversary. Below is brief summary of what was said The Foundation was started in 1917 by outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph with an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world”. The first grant was for $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children which later became Easter Seals. The Foundation really grew after the death of Paul Harris the founder of Rotary. The Foundation now has assets of $78 million and provides over 1300 grants per year. The first major impact the foundation had was helping to eliminate Polio from the Philippines. We later partnered with the World Health Organization to eliminate polio from the planet. With our help we have gone from over 350,000 cases annually to only 32 so far this year.! They have changed the method of immunization from the oral (Sabin) to the injection (Salk) because the oral is a live vaccine and can rarely actually cause polio in an unvaccinated child exposed to someone recently vaccinated with the Sabin, whereas the Salk vaccine is a killed virus and therefore doesn’t have that potential. The Foundation now has six areas of focus; • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution. • Disease prevention and treatment. • Water and sanitation. • Maternal and child health. • Basic education and literacy. • Economic and community development Janice presented our club with an award for having 100% sustaining membership! This means that all of our members have contributed at least $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation. Scott was quick to point out the main reason for our success is due to Lee Russell in which we all agree 100%! Janice challenged our club to be a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club meaning all our members will have contributed $1000 to the Rotary Foundation. She said that she will donate her matching points to any member in our club who has not yet obtained their Paul Harris; this means that she match you dollar for dollar up to $500. See Lee for details. Opportunity drawing winner: Knox won $20 and gave it to Janice, who donated it to our club. Meeting adjourned: 1:40 pm Submitted by: Keith Brentlinger

Dr. Janice Kurth- Past District Governor Rotary Foundation On 100 Anniversary -29,Nov,2016

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Our past District Governor Dr. Janice Kurth came to speak about the Rotary Foundation’s 100 year anniversary. Below is brief summary of what was said The Foundation was started in 1917 by outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph with an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world”. The first grant was for $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children which later became Easter Seals. The Foundation really grew after the death of Paul Harris the founder of Rotary. The Foundation now has assets of $78 million and provides over 1300 grants per year. The first major impact the foundation had was helping to eliminate Polio from the Philippines. We later partnered with the World Health Organization to eliminate polio from the planet. With our help we have gone from over 350,000 cases annually to only 32 so far this year.! They have changed the method of immunization from the oral (Sabin) to the injection (Salk) because the oral is a live vaccine and can rarely actually cause polio in an unvaccinated child exposed to someone recently vaccinated with the Sabin, whereas the Salk vaccine is a killed virus and therefore doesn’t have that potential. The Foundation now has six areas of focus;
• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
• Disease prevention and treatment.
• Water and sanitation.
• Maternal and child health.
• Basic education and literacy.
• Economic and community development

Janice presented our club with an award for having 100% sustaining membership! This means that all of our members have contributed at least $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation. Scott was quick to point out the main reason for our success is due to Lee Russell in which we all agree 100%! Janice challenged our club to be a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club meaning all our members will have contributed $1000 to the Rotary Foundation. She said that she will donate her matching points to any member in our club who has not yet obtained their Paul Harris; this means that she match you dollar for dollar up to $500. See Lee for details.

District Governor Dr. Janice Kurth Nov 29, 2016

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Our past District Governor Dr. Janice Kurth came to speak about the Rotary Foundation’s 100 year anniversary. Below is brief summary of what was said The Foundation was started in 1917 by outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph with an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world”. The first grant was for $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children which later became Easter Seals. The Foundation really grew after the death of Paul Harris the founder of Rotary. The Foundation now has assets of $78 million and provides over 1300 grants per year. The first major impact the foundation had was helping to eliminate Polio from the Philippines. We later partnered with the World Health Organization to eliminate polio from the planet. With our help we have gone from over 350,000 cases annually to only 32 so far this year.! They have changed the method of immunization from the oral (Sabin) to the injection (Salk) because the oral is a live vaccine and can rarely actually cause polio in an unvaccinated child exposed to someone recently vaccinated with the Sabin, whereas the Salk vaccine is a killed virus and therefore doesn’t have that potential. The Foundation now has six areas of focus; • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution. • Disease prevention and treatment. • Water and sanitation. • Maternal and child health. • Basic education and literacy. • Economic and community development Janice presented our club with an award for having 100% sustaining membership! This means that all of our members have contributed at least $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation. Scott was quick to point out the main reason for our success is due to Lee Russell in which we all agree 100%! Janice challenged our club to be a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club meaning all our members will have contributed $1000 to the Rotary Foundation. She said that she will donate her matching points to any member in our club who has not yet obtained their Paul Harris; this means that she match you dollar for dollar up to $500. See Lee for details.

Knox Williams 11/22/16

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Knox Williams, one of the original supporters of the Desalination project as a member of the quality of life board, introduced Jessica Jones, the Director of Communications at Poseidon Water LLC. She is currently a member of the Carlsbad High Noon Rotary and the SD League of Women’s Voters, and is on the board of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. She has been working on permitting, community education and outreach and other development activities for the Carlsbad Desalination project since 2000. For the last 15+ years she has helped to shepherd the project through the permitting process with the City of Carlsbad, the CA Coastal Commission, the CA State Lands Commission and the CA Regional Water Quality Control Board. During the construction of the plant and pipeline she focused her efforts on community outreach. The Desalination Plant is located by the Encino power plant and began operating in December 2015 and is the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. It produces 15 million gallons of water/day which is 10% of San Diego’s needs. We import 85% of our water from Northern California and the Colorado River which goes through 8 states before it gets to us. Desalination is a drought proof supply of water! With 187 quintillion gallons of water in the ocean there’s plenty of water to process.

Jessica Jones-Director Communications Poseidon Water LLC-22,Nov,2016

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Knox Williams, one of the original supporters of the Desalination project as a member of the quality of life board, introduced Jessica Jones, the Director of Communications at Poseidon Water LLC. She is currently a member of the Carlsbad High Noon Rotary and the SD League of Women’s Voters, and is on the board of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. She has been working on permitting, community education and outreach and other development activities for the Carlsbad Desalination project since 2000. For the last 15+ years she has helped to shepherd the project through the permitting process with the City of Carlsbad, the CA Coastal Commission, the CA State Lands Commission and the CA Regional Water Quality Control Board. During the construction of the plant and pipeline she focused her efforts on community outreach. The Desalination Plant is located by the Encino power plant and began operating in December 2015 and is the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. It produces 15 million gallons of water/day which is 10% of San Diego’s needs. We import 85% of our water from Northern California and the Colorado River which goes through 8 states before it gets to us. Desalination is a drought proof supply of water! With 187 quintillion gallons of water in the ocean there’s plenty of water to process.

The water goes through 4 processes:
1. Pretreatment – removes the solids
2. Membrane filtration – Micronic pretreatment
3. Reverse Osmosis System – this is the heart of the process and divides into 2 streams. The salt and viruses are removed at this level.
4. Post treatment
The maximum capacity of the plant is 80 million gallons/day. The organic matter that is removed goes to the landfill. There are 16,000 membranes in the plant that are cleaned and rotated periodically. She passes one around so we could see the holes that are 1- 1 millionth of a hair follicle in size. I couldn’t see the holes!

The plant cost $1 billion to build and was funded 20% through equity investors and the rest through a bond paid by taxpayers. It runs 24/7 and gets power off the grid from SDG&E. They predict it will be 10 years before they see a profit.

The power plant will be decommissioned by the end of 2017 and the building removed by 2020. There are many contenders for that space in the future.
There are other desalination plants being considered in Orange County and on Camp Pendleton. Good news for the future of our water supply!

Knox Williams 11/22/16

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Knox Williams, one of the original supporters of the Desalination project as a member of the quality of life board, introduced Jessica Jones, the Director of Communications at Poseidon Water LLC. She is currently a member of the Carlsbad High Noon Rotary and the SD League of Women’s Voters, and is on the board of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. She has been working on permitting, community education and outreach and other development activities for the Carlsbad Desalination project since 2000. For the last 15+ years she has helped to shepherd the project through the permitting process with the City of Carlsbad, the CA Coastal Commission, the CA State Lands Commission and the CA Regional Water Quality Control Board. During the construction of the plant and pipeline she focused her efforts on community outreach. The Desalination Plant is located by the Encino power plant and began operating in December 2015 and is the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. It produces 15 million gallons of water/day which is 10% of San Diego’s needs. We import 85% of our water from Northern California and the Colorado River which goes through 8 states before it gets to us. Desalination is a drought proof supply of water! With 187 quintillion gallons of water in the ocean there’s plenty
3 The water goes through 4 processes: 1. Pretreatment – removes the solids 2. Membrane filtration – Micronic pretreatment 3. Reverse Osmosis System – this is the heart of the process and divides into 2 streams. The salt and viruses are removed at this level. 4. Post treatment The maximum capacity of the plant is 80 million gallons/day. The organic matter that is removed goes to the landfill. There are 16,000 membranes in the plant that are cleaned and rotated periodically. She passes one around so we could see the holes that are 1- 1 millionth of a hair follicle in size. I couldn’t see the holes! The plant cost $1 billion to build and was funded 20% through equity investors and the rest through a bond paid by taxpayers. It runs 24/7 and gets power off the grid from SDG&E. They predict it will be 10 years before they see a profit. The power plant will be decommissioned by the end of 2017 and the building removed by 2020. There are many contenders for that space in the future. There are other desalination plants being considered in Orange County and on Camp Pendleton. Good news for the future of our water supply!

JoAnn O’Meara 11/15/2016

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Past District Governor and husband of our “twice” Past President JoAnn O’Meara, Jim’s Program was personally entitled “A Thank-you Presentation to the El Camino Real Rotarians”, for both their past contributions to improving life in third world nations in the Continent of Africa, as well as current proposed joint projects as we place “Service Above Self”. Jim presented an outstanding program on Rotary Foundation Funded Projects in Rotary District 9370 encompassing Southern Africa and in particular the Zulu Nation within the Country of South Africa. In past years, the El Camino Real Rotary Club, along with Jim’s Carlsbad Evening Rotary, and several different Rotary Clubs in South Africa, as well as both matching funds from Rotary International and District 5340, have supported HIV/AIDS projects for Orphanages in South Africa through the Orphans Relief and Disadvantaged Project. The funding of these worthwhile projects were accomplished through donations to the “World Fund” account of the Rotary Foundation. Governor O’Meara gave a powerful “Power Point” presentation explaining how a small Rotary Club, such as El Camino Real can make such a great impact on improving the lives of the disadvantaged throughout the African Continent. Typically, contributions to the Rotary Foundation are invested for a three year period. The interest off of these funds goes toward staff and overhead expenses. The principle designated funds are used for “World Fund”projects, unless specifically designated for such accounts as Polio Plus, Scholarships, etc. A share of the “World Fund” designated funds are in turn returned back to the District following the three year period.

Jim presented a slide to give as an example of a proposed project funding model; $5,000 Contribution from El Camino Real Rotary Club $5,000 Contribution from R.I. for the iKetheio Village $5,000 Contribution from Hillcrest So. Africa Rotary Club $2,500 Contribution from Fordingbridge England Rotary $17,500 Total Funding toward the approved project This obviously gives us more ”bang for the buck” in funding meaningful World changing projects that impact children and adults in impoverished countries throughout the Globe! Thank you Past District Governor Jim O’Meara for your guidance in assisting us to make a significant impact on the Health, Hunger, and Humanity projects for the World’s needy, also for the outstanding presentation, and finally for sharing your lovely wife with our small Club.

Opportunity drawing winner: Austin’s Dad Danny Woods won the raffle and a “little bird” told me that he may be interested in looking to become a member of our esteemed organization. (Editor’s Note: Don’t know whether it is the singing, his winning the drawing, or Governor O’Meara’s superb program).

JoAnn O’Meara 11/15/2016

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Past District Governor and husband of our “twice” Past President JoAnn O’Meara, Jim’s Program was personally entitled “A Thank-you Presentation to the El Camino Real Rotarians”, for both their past contributions to improving life in third world nations in the Continent of Africa, as well as current proposed joint projects as we place “Service Above Self”. Jim presented an outstanding program on Rotary Foundation Funded Projects in Rotary District 9370 encompassing Southern Africa and in particular the Zulu Nation within the Country of South Africa. In past years, the El Camino Real Rotary Club, along with Jim’s Carlsbad Evening Rotary, and several different Rotary Clubs in South Africa, as well as both matching funds from Rotary International and District 5340, have supported HIV/AIDS projects for Orphanages in South Africa through the Orphans Relief and Disadvantaged Project. The funding of these worthwhile projects were accomplished through donations to the “World Fund” account of the Rotary Foundation. Governor O’Meara gave a powerful “Power Point” presentation explaining how a small Rotary Club, such as El Camino Real can make such a great impact on improving the lives of the disadvantaged throughout the African Continent. Typically, contributions to the Rotary Foundation are invested for a three year period. The interest off of these funds goes toward staff and overhead expenses. The principle designated funds are used for “World Fund”projects, unless specifically designated for such accounts as Polio Plus, Scholarships, etc. A share of the “World Fund” designated funds are in turn returned back to the District following the three year period. Jim presented a slide to give as an example of a proposed project funding model; $5,000 Contribution from El Camino Real Rotary Club $5,000 Contribution from R.I. for the iKetheio Village $5,000 Contribution from Hillcrest So. Africa Rotary Club $2,500 Contribution from Fordingbridge England Rotary $17,500 Total Funding toward the approved project This obviously gives us more ”bang for the buck” in funding meaningful World changing projects that impact children and adults in impoverished countries throughout the Globe! Thank you Past District Governor Jim O’Meara for your guidance in assisting us to make a significant impact on the Health, Hunger, and Humanity projects for the World’s needy, also for the outstanding presentation, and finally for sharing your lovely wife with our small Club.

Opportunity drawing winner: Austin’s Dad Danny Woods won the raffle and a “little bird” told me that he may be interested in looking to become a member of our esteemed organization. (Editor’s Note: Don’t know whether it is the singing, his winning the drawing, or Governor O’Meara’s superb program).

Dean Folse Nov 08, 2016

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Today our speaker was Dean Folse. He is a volunteer for Honor Flight San Diego. This is an origination that takes World War 2 veterans to visit the World War 2 memorial in Washington DC. Every year Honor Flight organizes 2 trips for WW2 veteran at no charge, to visit the memorial. This is a 3 day trip that provides veterans from around the country to visit, tell stories and really see how much the citizens really care about them. They receive letters from family, friends and people they don’t even know telling them how much they appreciate them for what they have done. At the end of the trip when they arrive home, there are hundreds of people waiting at the airport cheering them on. This is a very emotional experience for everyone. Honor Flight is always looking for WW2 veteran to make this trip, and they are now opening it up to Korean vets as well. If you know of a WW2 or Korean veteran, please refer them to the website to fill out the application. Or better yet, you fill out the registration form for them. The web site is http://www.honorflightsandiego.org and their Face Book page is Honor Flight San Diego. One of our very own El Camino Real Rotary members experienced this. adventure first hand, Farley Mann. According to Farley, his experience was priceless. Also TG Vallas went as an escort to his dad and uncle.

Dean Folse Nov 08, 2016

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Today our speaker was Dean Folse. He is a volunteer for Honor Flight San Diego. This is an origination that takes World War 2 veterans to visit the World War 2 memorial in Washington DC. Every year Honor Flight organizes 2 trips for WW2 veteran at no charge, to visit the memorial. This is a 3 day trip that provides veterans from around the country to visit, tell stories and really see how much the citizens really care about them. They receive letters from family, friends and people they don’t even know telling them how much they appreciate them for what they have done. At the end of the trip when they arrive home, there are hundreds of people waiting at the airport cheering them on. This is a very emotional experience for everyone. Honor Flight is always looking for WW2 veteran to make this trip, and they are now opening it up to Korean vets as well. If you know of a WW2 or Korean veteran, please refer them to the website to fill out the application. Or better yet, you fill out the registration form for them. The web site is http://www.honorflightsandiego.org and their Face Book page is Honor Flight San Diego. One of our very own El Camino Real Rotary members experienced this adventure first hand, Farley Mann. According to Farley, his experience was priceless. Also TG Vallas went as an escort to his dad and uncle.