Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jonathan Wing May 30, 2017

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Jonathan Wing was born in La Jolla and grew up in the beautiful Encinitas/Carlsbad area. Growing up, he enjoyed sports and he valued teamwork over competitiveness. Jonathan takes the teamwork approach in what he does now, creating training videos. Early on he attended American Medical Collage in Vista but, decided that was not for him. He had always liked acting in High school, so when a friend asked him to do a medical training film, he was very interested. The film was very successful and he wanted to do more training films. So he joined up with Strategic Operations, a hyper – realistic medical training company. With his earlier medical training, he was very qualified for the job. Strategic Operations create some of the most realistic military medical field training videos around. They even include special effects to make their videos even more realistic. We were all given some handouts so we could all gain a better understanding of how realistic the videos are.

Jonathan Wing – May 30, 2017

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Jonathan Wing was born in La Jolla and grew up in the beautiful Encinitas/Carlsbad area. Growing up, he enjoyed sports and he valued teamwork over competitiveness. Jonathan takes the teamwork approach in what he does now, creating training videos. Early on he attended American Medical Collage in Vista but, decided that was not for him. He had always liked acting in High school, so when a friend asked him to do a medical training film, he was very interested. The film was very successful and he wanted to do more training films. So he joined up with Strategic Operations, a hyper – realistic medical training company. With his earlier medical training, he was very qualified for the job. Strategic Operations create some of the most realistic military medical field training videos around. They even include special effects to make their videos even more realistic. We were all given some handouts so we could all gain a better understanding of how realistic the videos are.

Ray DiCiccio May 16, 2017

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Ray DiCiccio spoke about the Fellowship Center in Escondido, which was established in 1963 as a treatment center for recovering alcoholics and has since been expanded to include recovering drug addicts as well. Ray has served as program director for the past twenty years. The idea is to develop strategies to help individuals recover from their addiction. Ray is also a past president of a Lions Club. Alcohol, mental, and drug problems are a $500 billion problem in the USA annually.

Opioid addiction is a big problem due to overdoses, often causing death. Heroin addiction has become a major problem because it is cheaper than a lot of other drugs. Behavior, health care, mental care and social services equal recovery. The program is licensed by the state of Calif. It cost $1,500 monthly residential services. 105 beds are available. Credentialed counselors are available. Alcoholism is genetic and environmental. There is a 12 step recovery program. Group counseling is available. Recovery is a lifestyle and a process. 40% of the residents of the Fellowship Center are referred from the criminal justice system and. 60%from A.A. and N.A. Patients are monitored.

Ray DiCiccio – May 16, 2017

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Ray DiCiccio spoke about the Fellowship Center in Escondido, which was established in 1963 as a treatment center for recovering alcoholics and has since been expanded to include recovering drug addicts as well. Ray has served as program director for the past twenty years. The idea is to develop strategies to help individuals recover from their addiction. Ray is also a past president of a Lions Club. Alcohol, mental, and drug problems are a $500 billion problem in the USA annually.

Opioid addiction is a big problem due to overdoses, often causing death. Heroin addiction has become a major problem because it is cheaper than a lot of other drugs. Behavior, health care, mental care and social services equal recovery. The program is licensed by the state of Calif. It cost $1,500 monthly residential services. 105 beds are available. Credentialed counselors are available. Alcoholism is genetic and environmental. There is a 12 step recovery program. Group counseling is available. Recovery is a lifestyle and a process. 40% of the residents of the Fellowship Center are referred from the criminal justice system and. 60%from A.A. and N.A. Patients are monitored.

Brian Freye-SDG&E-14,May,2017

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We had our frequent SDG&E speaker Brian Freye as our program today. Brian shared with us a new “Eco Choice” option that allows SDG&E customers to have 50-100% of your electricity come from renewable energy. This will increase your bill by about $2 a month. The additional fee will be used to help build more renewable energy plants. http://www.sdge.com/environment/connected-to-the-sun/faq He also fielded several questions from the floor. The question was asked about the decommissioning of the Carlsbad plant. He said that SDG&E no longer owns the plant but he believes the current owner is trying to build anotherplant on the east side of the freeway to act as a “Peaker plant” as opposed to a “base load plant” that would run all of the time.
He Was asked several questions about various solar and wind plants throughout the region. He explained that these plants are privately owned and they only sell the energy to SDG&E and other utilities and are not part of SDG&E. He believes some of these plants are off line now as the technology they had used may be obsolete and would cost more to run than the revenue they would produce. When asked about San Diego’s 100% renewable energy goal He could only say that he could not comment and suggested that we google the topic. Here is link I found http://www.wrsc.org/content/100-renewable-san-diego SDG&E does get 41% of its energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and bio fuels

Susan Otto-Manager Coast News Group-9,May,2017

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Our speaker today was Susan Otto, Territory Manager for the Coast News Group. The Coast News is published weekly in Vista and actually consists of three publications, the Coast News for the coastal communities of North County, The Coast News Inland Edition, primarily for the inland communities of North County and a third edition for Rancho Santa Fe. The purpose of the publications is primarily to be a source of local news for the residents of North County, to fill a void left when the North County Times was purchased by the San Diego Union Tribune and soon no longer existed. It is available free of charge at many restaurants and other locations throughout North County. It is also available by subscription of only $45 a year. It is mainly subsidized by advertising.Many of its articles are submitted by readers and the paper takes strides to present opposing views on controversial subjects. Sue kindly offered to run an ad for our golf tournament free of charge in an upcoming edition.

Susan Otto May 9, 2017

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Our Speaker today was Susan Otto, Territory Manager for the Coast News Group. The Coast News is published weekly in Vista and actually consists of three publications, the Coast News for the coastal communities of North County, The Coast News Inland Edition, primarily for the inland communities of North County and a third edition for Rancho Santa Fe. The purpose of the publications is primarily to be a source of local news for the residents of North County, to fill a void left when the North County Times was purchased by the San Diego Union Tribune and soon no longer existed. It is available free of charge at many restaurants and other locations throughout North County. It is also available by subscription of only $45 a year. It is mainly subsidized by advertising.Many of its articles are submitted by readers and the paper takes strides to present opposing views on controversial subjects. Sue kindly offered to run an ad for our golf tournament free of charge in an upcoming edition.

Susan Otto – Coast News Group – May 9, 2017

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Our Speaker today was Susan Otto, Territory Manager for the Coast News Group. The Coast News is published weekly in Vista and actually consists of three publications, the Coast News for the coastal communities of North County, The Coast News Inland Edition, primarily for the inland communities of North County and a third edition for Rancho Santa Fe. The purpose of the publications is primarily to be a source of local news for the residents of North County, to fill a void left when the North County Times was purchased by the San Diego Union Tribune and soon no longer existed. It is available free of charge at many restaurants and other locations throughout North County. It is also available by subscription of only $45 a year. It is mainly subsidized by advertising.Many of its articles are submitted by readers and the paper takes strides to present opposing views on controversial subjects. Sue kindly offered to run an ad for our golf tournament free of charge in an upcoming edition.

Kristen Huyck May 2, 2017

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Our first of 2 speakers was Kristen Huyck. She is the Interim Director of, Public and Governmental Relations, Marketing and Communications at Mira Costa College. She is a San Diego native. She holds a BA degree in political science from UC Santa Barbara. A master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. She introduced us to the “MiraCosta Promise” a National Promise Campaign of “Free College” for qualified full-time low income students Our second speaker was Michael J. Brennan. He has over 30 years in professional development. Has held various leadership positions, including Senior Consulting Associate, Brakeley Briscoe; Vice President, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles; Executive Director, Development, the Rand Corp.; Assistant Vice Chancellor Health Sciences

Development at UCLA and Executive Director of the UCLA Foundation. He has served in numerous Boards and Committees and has assumed leadership roles in two major campaigns. He holds a BA in anthropology and communications from UCLA, San Diego. MA in communications from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Ph.D. coursework in Higher Education Administration from Penn’s Graduate School of Education. He lives in Oceanside with his wife. Together he and Kristen explained the WHY, the HOW and the PURPOSE of this campaign. How it will help, who will be eligible, and how they will get the funding. In 8 years there will be a shortage of qualified college educated students. The program is designed to bring in students who would not normally go to college because they do not have the means. It ensures that higher education is accessible to them. College graduates have a higher probability of taking an active part in their community. There is currently a task force set up to identify ways to fund the program. The Campaign will take 5-7 years to meet the goal and will need an 8-10 million dollar endowment to keep it going. Students will be chosen based on economic eligibility. They must sign a commitment contract, carry a 2.0 GPA, and take 12 Units a semester. They are taking applications now for the fall of 2017. They discussed what other benefits the program will cover, such as textbooks and health fees. They explained how expensive books can be, some textbooks as high as $150.00 each Currently MiraCosta College has 17,000 students enrolled, and approximately 280-to 366 students will be part of the new program, during the first year. There were many, many, many questions from the floor: Michelle was surprised at the low GPA requirement. A. It is fairly standard at MiraCosta College

Keith wanted to know if they would have funds for living expenses: A. They can apply for other grants. Dave asked about residency: A. Must be a resident of the District. Rob asked about the cost of a unit: A. Each class is 3-5 Units and it’s $46.00 a unit. He also asked about the parking: A. Not included in the program, students have to pay for it, about $30.00 a semester. TG wanted a clarification if it was per semester or per year: A. 12 Units per semester, 24 per year. Forgive me if I missed some of the questions!!!!!!

Kristen Huyck-Interim Director Mira Costa College-2,May,2017

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Our first of 2 speakers was Kristen Huyck. She is the Interim Director of, Public and Governmental Relations, Marketing and Communications at Mira Costa College. She is a San Diego native. She holds a BA degree in political science from UC Santa Barbara. A master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. She introduced us to the “MiraCosta Promise” a National Promise Campaign of “Free College” for qualified full-time low income students Our second speaker was Michael J. Brennan. He has over 30 years in professional development. Has held various leadership positions, including Senior Consulting Associate, Brakeley Briscoe; Vice President, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles; Executive Director, Development, the Rand Corp.; Assistant Vice Chancellor Health Sciences Development at UCLA and Executive Director of the UCLA Foundation. He has served in numerous Boards and Committees and has assumed leadership roles in two major campaigns. He holds a BA in anthropology and communications from UCLA, San Diego. MA in communications from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Ph.D. coursework in Higher Education Administration from Penn’s Graduate School of Education. He lives in Oceanside with his wife. Together he and Kristen explained the WHY, the HOW and the PURPOSE of this campaign. How it will help, who will be eligible, and how they will get the funding.

In 8 years there will be a shortage of qualified college educated students. The program is designed to bring in students who would not normally go to college because they do not have the means. It ensures that higher education is accessible to them. College graduates have a higher probability of taking an active part in their community. There is currently a task force set up to identify ways to fund the program. The Campaign will take 5-7 years to meet the goal and will need an 8-10 million dollar endowment to keep it going. Students will be chosen based on economic eligibility. They must sign a commitment contract, carry a 2.0 GPA, and take 12 Units a semester. They are taking applications now for the fall of 2017. They discussed what other benefits the program will cover, such as textbooks and health fees. They explained how expensive books can be, some textbooks as high as $150.00 each Currently MiraCosta College has 17,000 students enrolled, and approximately 280-to 366 students will be part of the new program, during the first year. There were many, many, many questions from the floor: Michelle was surprised at the low GPA requirement. A. It is fairly standard at MiraCosta College
Keith wanted to know if they would have funds for living expenses: A. They can apply for other grants.
Dave asked about residency: A. Must be a resident of the District.
Rob asked about the cost of a unit: A. Each class is 3-5 Units and it’s $46.00 a unit.
He also asked about the parking: A. Not included in the program, students have to pay for it, about $30.00 a semester.
TG wanted a clarification if it was per semester or per year: A. 12 Units per semester, 24 per year.
Forgive me if I missed some of the questions!!!!!!