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?)
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
October: Julie & JoAnne
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.