Monthly Archives: October 2017

Brian Bratt October 31, 2017

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Club Assembly: There are still slots available on the Street Fair sign up. Not many Interact students have signed up, and we’re still hoping more will show up. Burritos will be for sale for $6.00. Our cost is $4.00 and Mychal will be picking them up from Garcia’s restaurant. Need to coordinate with Jim on Paddle Board. Cost is $400.00 and we are selling tickets for $2.00. They changed the way the raffle tickets look. They have no numbers, because there is no need for them.

President Greg gave a slide presentation on Club Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs: Youth Protection Chair- Jim Czarnowski Foundation Chair. – Lee Russell Community Service Chair-Rob Taylor

Public Relations Chair -Randy Echito Membership Chair- Dave Jones Programs C- Knox Peace C- Michelle SECRETARY- Julie Bemis TREASURER- Keith Brentlinger SERGEANT-at-Arms- Joe Sarnecky Brian asked about what is Youth Protection. Josh said it’s about insurance requirements and TG said that the guidelines are borrowed from the Boy Scouts. It keeps Rotary from getting sued by following certain guidelines, such as: adult participants have to have passed a criminal background check, there are restrictions on children riding in cars, number of children per adult supervisors and others. Someone else asked (might have been Brian again) “What is the function of the Sergeant-at Arms” answer.

To help maintain an orderly, dignified and effective Rotary Club meeting. (Not sure if that’s the answer given, since there was a lot of laughter, but it’s the real function) The slide presentation listed everyone in the Club. We have 20 members. Calendar of events: NOV. 14- Scott Carr, our District Governor will visit us. Randy has arranged for the 3 students from the Lead Conference to also attend. It is customary for the District Governor to meet with the Board before the Club meeting. DEC. 12- We are dark because we have our HOLIDAY Party. Starting at 6:00pm Santa will be there to give presents to needy Military Children who will be attending with their parents.

White elephant gift exchange will also take place. Gift value $25.00MAY 19- Rotary at Work day- This will be when we plant the trees at Goat Hill Golf Course. Brian volunteered. TG voiced his disapproval, because a private firm owns Goat Hill, he thinks that a public park would make more sense. (Ed note: Those of us who are golf duffers would agree; why would we want more trees to hit???) Marie offered to help TG in finding a more suitable place to plant the trees. Julie suggested we get Interact involved in the project. MAY 22- Blue Sash Banquet

JUN 25- Golf Tournament. Dale Maas from Oceanside Rotary has taken over as chairman and will be assisted by Mike Curtin. Dave Jones will stay on as chair of the golf committee for our Club, unless someone else would like to do that. There were other announcement and discussions: Rob Taylor is in charge of Operation Hope and asks for a member to volunteer each month to figure out what to serve. Randy Echito is in charge of the MLK student of the Month. Josh announced that there is a new Principal at El Camino High and maybe we can make contact with him. He likes the idea of Interact getting involved in the tree planting. SOCIAL Activities: Independence Day Parade- Joanne Blue Sash Dinner- Lee and Julie A Day at the Races- Scott Randy has been added as Administrator on the Facebook page. He plans on posting weekly photos.

Josh suggested we post our coming events. President Greg agreed, saying “we should get ahead of it instead of behind it.”Knox has November programs and there was discussion on who has upcoming months. Joe has December, and Marie has January. Brian said he really wants to get involved with programs. Josh is working on the brochure. He didn’t like the first draft. Interact would like for us to have more contact with them, perhaps a member a month could attend their meetings.

(the member would not have to attend a Youth Training to be able to go)Chad suggested we do a beach clean- up. So he has been put in charge of it.”HE WHO SPEAKS HAS OWNERSHIP”TG wanted to know what’s going on with the songbooks, but Keith wasn’t there to answer. President Greg has at least 50 Rotary banners for us.

Josh suggested we take a group picture every year at the Blue Sash Banquet If you are all wondering if my fingers are tired from all this writing the answer is YES.

Julie gave us an elevator speech if asked “WHAT is ROTARY”We are a leadership organization of local business professionals and civic leaders.

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we’re able to get things done in this community.

President Greg ended his slide presentation with TOGETHER we can make a DIFFERENCE.

Greg Morones October 31, 2017

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Club Assembly: There are still slots available on the Street Fair sign up. Not many Interact students have signed up, and we’re still hoping more will show up. Burritos will be for sale for $6.00. Our cost is $4.00 and Mychal will be picking them up from Garcia’s restaurant. Need to coordinate with Jim on Paddle Board. Cost is $400.00 and we are selling tickets for $2.00. They changed the way the raffle tickets look. They have no numbers, because there is no need for them.

President Greg gave a slide presentation on Club Officers,
Board Members and Committee Chairs: Youth Protection Chair- Jim Czarnowski Foundation Chair. – Lee Russell Community Service Chair-Rob Taylor

Dr. Alan Lauer from Bread of Life ministries 10/24/2017

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Dr. Alan Lauer from Bread of Life ministries in Oceanside spoke to us today about what they offer to help the homeless and hungry. In addition to providing food boxes and hot meals every evening for those in need they also have a five-month bridge to housing shelter program. The program helps 32 men and 18 women by providing housing and case management services with the goal of finding permanent housing. Much more info can be found on their website http://bolrescue.org/Our club in the past has hosted meals at their location. We also purchased and installed a commercial size double sink during one of Rotarians at Work day which is still in use today.

Kristin Kuhn Oct 17, 2017

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Introduced Kristin Kuhn, Programs Director of San Diego Coastkeepers. Mission: Protect and restore fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters in San Diego County. The Waterkeeper movement nationally reduces pollution. Originally fought poachers. The San Diego chapter was founded in 1995. They’re part of California Coastkeepers Alliance and the Waterkeeper Alliance. Seeks to assure water quality and water quantity. Four main programs: 1. Water quality monitoring 2. Data driven advocacy and legal action 3. Youth education 4. Community engagement Urban runoff is the number one threat to water quality in San Diego County. Better laws and policies have reduced beach closures 77% 2000-2010.Their education programs have reached 14,843 K-12 students and educations since 2014 at over 214 schools. They organize public beach cleanups and have removed more than one million pounds of trash. Since 2007, 200 beach clean ups with over 7000 participants. They also advocate for stormwater capture and recycling programs. 1000 sq ft of roof captures 625 gallons of water. The San Diego Coastkeepers claims more clean water per dollar donated than anyone else! Find out more at sdcoastkeepers.org or at https://www.facebook.com/sandiegocoastkeeper

Jim Desmond, Mayor of San Marcos 10/10/17

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A very interesting program today about the San Diego County Airport Board by Jim Desmond, Mayor of San Marcos. Jim is a Navy veteran and graduate of SDSU. He is uniquely qualified to serve on the Airport Board as he was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 31 years. He also serves on the SANDAG Board. Until 2003, county Airports, including Lindberg Field were managed by the Port Authority. The airports were split off into a separate Board comprised of 9 members from all parts of SD County. The San Diego Airport (SAN) recently opened 10 new gates for a total of 51. There are 400 direct airport employees, with another 7,000 airline employees who work at SAN. There are 23 airlines who operate out of Lindberg Field, with 63 non-stop routes. San Diego is considered a spoke, not a Hub, which means that there are certain times of the day that are extremely busy, but there’s also a lot of downtime during the day.

Funding for airport operation comes from various fees. There is a $4.50 fee per ticket, $9.00 per day on car rentals, which helps to pay for the new rental car facility and buses to and from the terminals to the facility.

There has been a recent increase in international flights with daily non-stops to London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo. The economic impact of international flights is $90 million annually and $30 million from domestic flights. One current initiative will be to construct a new Customs & Inspection Station to accommodate the increase in international traffic. One area that has been difficult to get a handle on has been the emergence of Uber and Lyft ride sharing. For the Taxi industry, it has been easy to assess the access fees for the airport. With ride sharing, it’s harder to monitor. There is a trip fee in place, but it’s difficult to accurately tracking the activity.

Additional future initiatives include: Terminal 2 parking structure (currently under construction); Concession development programs; and the North Side development, which includes the new rental car facility, expanded Cargo capabilities, and building a central receiving and distribution facility for airport concessions. The ultimate plan for the airport is to develop a specific international gate area, expand to 76 gates, and build a new Terminal 1. Current utilization is 20 million passengers per year. Maximum capacity is 30 million passengers so there is still plenty of room for growth. Jim also talked a bit about Palomar Airport. There is currently work being done on the Airport Land Use Capability Plan regarding noise and safety issues. There are also plans to expand the runway by either 200 ft. or 800 ft. o accommodate larger aircraft.