Monthly Archives: September 2017

Kathy​ ​Kinane 9-26-17

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Knox​ ​Williams​ ​introduce​ ​our​ ​speaker,​ ​Kathy​ ​Kinane.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Move your​ ​Feet​ ​Before​ ​You​ ​Eat​ ​Foundation.​ ​Kathy​ ​has​ ​been​ ​the​ ​Race​ ​Director​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Oceanside
Turkey​ ​Trot​ ​since​ ​2006.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​race​ ​held​ ​on​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​day.​ ​Run​ ​or​ ​walk​ ​before​ ​you​ ​enjoy your​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​dinner.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​also​ ​the​ ​owner​ ​of​ ​Kinane​ ​Events​ ​since​ ​1991.​ ​They​ ​have raised​ ​over​ ​$20​ ​million​ ​for​ ​local​ ​charities​ ​since​ ​1991.

Kathy​ ​is​ ​recognized​ ​as:​ ​Women’s​ ​Trailblazer​ ​Running​ ​USA​ ​2014,​ ​San​ ​Diego​ ​Health​ ​Champion 2010​ ​and​ ​Race​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year-​ ​Competitor​ ​Magazine​ ​2000.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​a​ ​Masters​ ​Degree​ ​in
Exercise​ ​Science.​ ​Her​ ​Thesis​ ​was​ ​a​ ​5​ ​year​ ​study​ ​on​ ​the​ ​relationship​ ​between​ ​a​ ​moderate exercise​ ​program​ ​and​ ​non-accidental​ ​medical​ ​cost​ ​in​ ​men​ ​50​ ​years​ ​and​ ​over.​ ​Her​ ​findings
were​ ​a​ ​30%​ ​savings​ ​in​ ​medical​ ​costs.​ ​Kathy​ ​also​ ​qualified​ ​for​ ​the​ ​1984​ ​women’s​ ​Olympic Marathon​ ​Trials.

Kathy​ ​talked​ ​about​ ​upcoming​ ​Turkey​ ​Trot.
Team​ ​competitions,​ ​where​ ​teams​ ​compete​ ​to​ ​win​ ​$100.
Costume​ ​competition.
They​ ​support​ ​over​ ​60​ ​local​ ​charities.
Last​ ​year​ ​they​ ​donated​ ​over​ ​$10K​ ​to​ ​local​ ​public​ ​schools.
This​ ​years​ ​Turkey​ ​Trot​ ​is​ ​11/23/17.
10K​ ​race​ ​starts​ ​@​ ​6:50​ ​&​ ​5K​ ​starts​ ​@​ ​8:10.
For​ ​all​ ​the​ ​seniors,​ ​65​ ​years​ ​and​ ​older​ ​they​ ​have​ ​a​ ​race​ ​the​ ​day​ ​before.​ ​Races​ ​start​ ​@​ ​9:00​ ​or
10:00.

ITrudy Armstrong 9-19-17

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ITrudy Armstrong is the Director of the Regional Outreach with the San Diego Foundation for over 9 years. She is responsible for the oversight of the staff that serves the 8 affiliated community foundations in San Diego. Before joining the San Diego Foundation, she worked as the GM and Director of Sales for the Bernardo News and Pomerado Newspaper Group. She also worked for GTE and the Sheraton Corp. in sales management prior to her non-profit work. She has a significant track record of active community volunteerism and has served the Rancho Bernardo Chamber as Chair and board member for 18 years. She also happens to be an active Rotarian with many contributions to foundation work as well as a Past Chief of Staff for the DG.

The SD Foundation holds $732 million and has provided over $1 billion in grants which has made a HUGE impact in the SD community. It supports $2-3 million in scholarships annually. Some goals of the SDF is to preserve quality of life in SD. It does this by using the power of pooling philanthropy. It can give large, powerful grants, typically $50k or more. The Foundation doesn’t charge individual, corporate or partner foundation for the management and growth of the money they invest. They are a lean, mean, investing and giving machine!

Trudy feels that one should give to the community that one lives and where they made their own money.

One large community problem is homelessness. The Oceanside Foundation is fighting this by focusing on homeless youth – foster kids that hit the street. The Carlsbad Foundation is also working on the homeless problem by addressing the issue of sobriety.

The Foundation supports many interfaith organizations who can change their focus each year, based on need. “Effective Philanthropy” is the goal. The SD Foundation has the responsibility to follow up on the grants it makes and assures accountability for goal achievement.

Another area of focus is developing a new generation of community leaders. The “under 40” program has been successful in this area.
Local partner foundations: Carlsbad, 10 years old, 184 members, $670k, $760k in grants to date. Oceanside, 8 years, 105 members, $440k, $330k in grants to date.

Trudy Armstrong – Director of the Regional Outreach – Sept 19, 2017

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Trudy Armstrong is the Director of the Regional Outreach with the San Diego Foundation for over 9 years. She is responsible for the oversight of the staff that serves the 8 affiliated community foundations in San Diego. Before joining the San Diego Foundation, she worked as the GM and Director of Sales for the Bernardo News and Pomerado Newspaper Group. She also worked for GTE and the Sheraton Corp. in sales management prior to her non-profit work. She has a significant track record of active community volunteerism and has served the Rancho Bernardo Chamber as Chair and board member for 18 years. She also happens to be an active Rotarian with many contributions to foundation work as well as a Past Chief of Staff for the DG. The SD Foundation holds $732 million and has provided over $1 billion in grants which has made a HUGE impact in the SD community. It supports $2-3 million in scholarships annually. Some goals of the SDF is to preserve quality of life in SD. It does this by using the power of pooling philanthropy. It can give large, powerful grants, typically $50k or more. The Foundation doesn’t charge individual, corporate or partner foundation for the management and growth of the money they invest. They are a lean, mean, investing and giving machine! Trudy feels that one should give to the community that one lives and where they made their own money. One large community problem is homelessness. The Oceanside Foundation is fighting this by focusing on homeless youth – foster kids that hit the street. The Carlsbad Foundation is also working on the homeless problem by addressing the issue of sobriety. The Foundation supports many interfaith organizations who can change their focus each year, based on need. “Effective Philanthropy” is the goal. The SD Foundation has the responsibility to follow up on the grants it makes and assures accountability for goal achievement. Another area of focus is developing a new generation of community leaders. The “under 40” program has been successful in this area. Local partner foundations: Carlsbad, 10 years old, 184 members, $670k, $760k in grants to date. Oceanside, 8 years, 105 members, $440k, $330k in grants to date.

Shelly Dew Sept 12, 2017

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Shelly Dew has spent the past 15 years as a professional Hospice fundraiser and is a certified fundraising executive. For 7 years she has served as director of Philanthropy
of the North Coast Hospice, where she seeks support for unfunded Hospice programs.

Rachel Rivadeneyra is a registered nurse with Hospice of the North Coast and is also certified in Hospice and palliative care. She also assists in the admissions department
with training and field work, and spreading the work and benefit of Hospice during the end of life for people worldwide.

Rachel and Shelly work with Pacifica House in Carlsbad, which is a house that has been converted into a home for hospice care. We watched a short video of the facility that was quite informative. Bob is a 96 year old veteran who is a greeter. Steve is a visitor dog that also greets people. There are 6 private bedrooms, and a nurse on duty 24 hours a day. A care team, priest, and pastors can bring dignity to patients.
Inside is family friendly, and some family members come back to volunteer. There is a kitchen for Thanksgiving and well as other events. To be admitted you must be referred to by a
doctor to North Coast Hospice. For Medicare to pay for hospice, the patient must have no more than a six month life expectancy. If the patient is still living at the end of that period but is still felt to be terminal, the six month period can be extended. If, on the other hand, the patient’s condition improves, he or she will be discharged from hospice care, but can be readmitted if his or her condition declines again to a six month or less life expectancy. A cancer patient cannot receive chemotherapy while on hospice, but can receive other medications for cardiac, pulmonary or other medical conditions, as well as whatever pain or other medications they require for comfort care.

Hospice is a new hope, not a death sentence! There are 4 levels of Hospice care, and a goal is to send someone home. There is constant communication with the patient’s doctor(s) Rachel does the cooking and shopping. No charge for care that Medicare covers.

Rachel and her staff go out into the community to do educational information to people in
North County. They do Hospice because they love it. IT IS A CALLING.

Shelly Dew – North Coast Hospice- Sept 12, 2017

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Shelly Dew has spent the past 15 years as a professional Hospice fundraiser and is a certified fundraising executive. For 7 years she has served as director of Philanthropy of the North Coast Hospice, where she seeks support for unfunded Hospice programs. Rachel Rivadeneyra is a registered nurse with Hospice of the North Coast and is also certified in Hospice and palliative care. She also assists in the admissions department with training and field work, and spreading the work and benefit of Hospice during the end of life for people worldwide. Rachel and Shelly work with Pacifica House in Carlsbad, which is a house that has been converted into a home for hospice care. We watched a short video of the facility that was quite informative. Bob is a 96 year old veteran who is a greeter. Steve is a visitor dog that also greets people. There are 6 private bedrooms, and a nurse on duty 24 hours a day. A care team, priest, and pastors can bring dignity to patients. Inside is family friendly, and some family members come back to volunteer. There is a kitchen for Thanksgiving and well as other events. To be admitted you must be referred to by a doctor to North Coast Hospice. For Medicare to pay for hospice, the patient must have no more than a six month life expectancy. If the patient is still living at the end of that period but is still felt to be terminal, the six month period can be extended. If, on the other hand, the patient’s condition improves, he or she will be discharged from hospice care, but can be readmitted if his or her condition declines again to a six month or less life expectancy. A cancer patient cannot receive chemotherapy while on hospice, but can receive other medications for cardiac, pulmonary or other medical conditions, as well as whatever pain or other medications they require for comfort care. Hospice is a new hope, not a death sentence! There are 4 levels of Hospice care, and a goal is to send someone home. There is constant communication with the patient’s doctor(s). Rachel does the cooking and shopping. No charge for care that Medicare covers. Rachel and her staff go out into the community to do educational information to people in North County. They do Hospice because they love it. IT IS A CALLING.

Brian Bratt 9/5/2017

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Happy Dollars:

Knox was $41 happy for the amazing comeback of UCLA in their win over Texas A&M.
Joe was happy, but since Cathie hasn’t won anything recently, he didn’t give anything.

Favorite Rotary Moment:

Rick Sharp has fond memories of Serving at the Bread of Life Homeless Shelter shortly after he joined as a member. He still recalls that the people they were serving came in with a sad look. It really made him think about where they go when they leave. It helped him to teach his grandkids about not wasting food and being thankful and grateful that they have family meals.

Rick found out about the club in the Pennysaver. After he attended a time or two, he was fearful they might not take him because his dad was a USC grad and it appeared that there may be a requirement to be a UCLA or Notre Dame fan. He was welcomed even with supporting the apparently incorrect sports team! (Ed note: Perhaps we should adopt that requirement, right, Knox?)

Announcements/Club Assembly:

Tri fold Brochure:

Josh has been working hard on the tri-fold brochure. We worked through a few details.
We need to include the Facebook & website links, location & time info. We will state “Be our guest for lunch”, rather than stating free. We will not put fees and meal costs in the brochure, as they are subject to change and we would like the brochure to last.

Reviewed the Speakers are local non-profits, public/civic leaders, local Businesses

Community Outreach includes: Interact, Lead, Providing meals and serving at the Homeless shelter, Outreach and Volunteer – such as speakers at the school, Santa and dinner/gifts for military families at the holidays, Getting out in the Community & Fundraising at the Carlsbad street fair. Rotary Day at work with community clean up and restoration projects at locations like cemetery or local schools and non-profits.

Education Outreach: RYLA, LEAD, sponsor an Interact club at El Camino Real, Scholarships: June Williams and Club Community Service. We also sponsor a Mira Costa College Scholarship of $500. We host the Blue Sash dinner for National Merit Scholars at El Camino Real. We participate as speakers and volunteers at local middle and high schools.

International Outreach: Polio eradication, South Africa projects and grants for schools, Clean water programs, Peace initiative. We are a 1.2 million member strong Humanitarian Organization.

Programs Schedule, as Knox recalls

September: Judy
October: Julie & JoAnne
November: Lee
December: Joe
January:
February:
March:
April:
May: Michelle

Misc:

We rejected an offer to sell Silver Stars for the San Luis Rey club Heritage Park 12/16/17 Party & Fundraiser. Tickets to the event on 12/16 & 12/17 are $5 per adult.

The Street Fair is scheduled for 11/5. The committee is seeking one more committee member. The Meeting date to be determined. They are feeling like they have this down with the preorder bread, wo we are selling what we get. Start thinking of a raffle item.

The Board meeting will be setting a date soon.

We will dress for Halloween if you choose to on our Halloween day meeting.

The Club Christmas Party is scheduled for 12/12/17

Harvey Hurricane Relief (and probably Irma relief by the time we meet again)

District 5340 Unveils New Ways to Assist Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Rotary District 5340 has just launched a new web portal to help Rotary members support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The initiative marked the official launch of the Rotary District 5340 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) designed specifically to support disaster relief efforts like those taking place in Texas and Louisiana.

Starting today, the 5340 Foundation is collecting donations that will support the American Red Cross and ShelterBox. Donations made to the 5340 Foundation can be earmarked for the charity of your choice (e.g. 100% to one, 50% to both) or they can be used to help fund our response to future disasters, all while keeping future fundraising solicitations to an absolute minimum.

Several Rotary districts in Texas and Louisiana have also mobilized and provided information on emergency relief funds to help their local districts. The new web portal can help donors sort through the options to support these individual efforts directly.

“While it has been downgraded as a storm, Harvey still remains a threat, and the clean-up has not even begun in many parts of the region,” said Scott Carr, District 5340 Governor. “The need for help is great, and I am heartened by the outpouring of support our District has shown. Rotarians are truly People of Action.”

Check harvey.rotary5340.org often, as future updates will be coming on how Rotarians are supporting the relief efforts that are just now beginning.