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Nicole's impromptu invocation was the  prayer she recites to her kids each day as they head out:
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors. 
We are again meeting on zoom through January due to the rapid Omicron spread. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Trish who got caught. We enjoyed seeing Vicky who gave happy $$ to be back;  Jan in her Girl Scout sash in honor of our speaker; Kevin in his scarf as he can't afford heat with inflation; Ken with his sheared finger tip growing back; Paul with his grandkids frog art on the wall; & Lou and Patricia who both will be undergoing surgery soon (Lou for heart issues/Patricia for rotator cuff)
Patricia is doing a great job on socials (see Upcoming Events and register). She needs a volunteer for our demotion party in June, and help with our April 23 western-themed Anniversary party. Herb will be riding in on a horse and Ken will be showcasing his lasso skills.
Ken showed  the Community Service Plan for the rest of the year and Di reminded members to register for upcoming food sorting nights on the website. Stay tuned for more info on RAW Day involving the CRC. She also encouraged Rotarians to join her & the CRC on 2/24 at 3:45am for a homeless survey.   
Nicole shared that Model UN training will begin next weekend. 
Liz Sheahan, Chief Advancement Officer for the Girl Scouts of America, joined us again on zoom to update us on current activities and remind of us all the skills they help young women achieve. 
The famous cookie sale will run from January 30 - March 8 and will again include Operation Thin Mint (which began in San Diego) and has sent over 3MM cookies to service members overseas. Liz encouraged Rotarians to promote scouting and interact with the girls when purchasing cookies 

Paul started the New Year with the following Invocation
As the Calendar turns and another new year begins,
Let us be thankful for our Rotary friends and the changes our service can bring.
Let us rise to the challenges given
Let us aim to give more to the cause
Let us continue to make the world better
Even if no one gives us applause. 
Bill led the meeting as Vicky had jury duty; Venky joined us from India; everyone congratulated Lou on starting his 90th year; Paul celebrated his & Mary's 43rd Anniversary; Patricia was happy to be house sitting with Herbie cat; Art was happy to walk along the lagoon with a beer in hand from Viewpoint; and Happy Birthday wishes to Bill on his January 11 birthday
It was good to see Sandy Levine again who is meeting with Molly & Susan to learn steps to becoming a red-badge member
Herb updated us on the Praise Gate Grant in Kenya, which is awaiting signatures
The 6-Way meeting has been postponed until April, and we will be meeting on zoom only for two weeks. Sign up under Upcoming Events for our February 8 SD Food Bank Distribution, our March 12 Wolf Center trip, and our April 23 30th Anniversary Party
 Let George or Bill know if you'd like to contribute to Honor Flight
Paul reminded Rotarians to make their Annual Fund contributions to The Rotary Foundation
Kevin informed us that climate change will be one of the resolutions debated at  Model UN which will take place April 2 & 3
We learned how Project Peanut Butter seeks to advance the treatment of severe malnutrition in children in the poorest countries of Africa  (Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Ghana) in the talk given by former DG Marilyn Sanderson, who joined us on zoom from Palm Springs. Visit www.projectpeanutbutter.org for more information or to make a donation.
Bill presented Marilyn with a virtual Joshua Orphan Care Center Certificate and ended the meeting with his blue gavel (which he will paint pink to hand over to Vicky)

Our $1200 for furnishings & household items for the 6 homes we helped build in Tecate were well spent

Rotarians helping Casa de Amistad families - Thank you everyone who contributed

Thank you to everyone who helped lay a wreath on a veteran's headstone in Miramar National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America Day - it was a touching experience

Happy Dollars came from Jan who was Queen for the Day as it was her birthday, and was thrilled to be serenaded by Opera stars Bernardo Bermudez and Victoria Robertson with Opera4Kids as they sang Happy Birthday; 
Susheela was happy to be able to visit family over the holidays; Molly was happy for her best real estate year ever & for Riley's upcoming 3rd birthday; and Trish was happy for a large  donation to the SD River Valley Conservancy
We also heard that Lou is having a big birthday on the 28th - Happy Birthday Lou!!
As Youth Chair, Nicole reported that Casa de Amistad kids will make up two teams for Model UN in April. Please sign up to join Bill as an advisor. She also reminded members to drop off gifts for Casa families by Monday
It was a hard choice, but Patricia beat Herb & Phil for ugly holiday sweater champion!!! 
As District Annual Fund Liaison, Susan reminded everyone to make their contribution to The Rotary Foundation for 2021-2022
Walter Lam spoke to us on how the non-profit he started,  Alliance for African Assistance, is not only helping refugees from Uganda and  Kenya, but refugees from around the world, including  most recently a large influx from Afghanistan. He is especially proud of the hospital Rotary helped build in Atiak, Uganda and was very pleased to receive our speaker certificate which shows our support of the Joshua Orphan Care Center in Malawi, Africa 

Welcome again to Sandy Levine, on his 3rd visit to our club in anticipation of joining
Happy Dollars from Molly on her dad's heart doing so well; Charles for a great Holiday Party; Venky for his family off to India; Nicole for a great holiday gathering at Viewpoint; Malcolm for double projected sales at his store closing & upcoming purchase of 1-1/2 acre compound in Encinitas for his family; and Happy Birthday dollars for Vicky's upcoming Birthday on the 15th and getting her cast off;
Herb was happy to visit Mami and her new husband in San Francisco with Bev and her son;
 Susan was happy for her, Mark, Ken, and Bebe's participation in building 7 homes in Tecate with the District. We gave $1000 to help furnish the homes 
Steve presented the club with another Foundation Banner for our contributions to Polio Plus
And we presented a check to Dawn Wensel of Reality Changers for $9,724 from LobsterFest 
Thank you to Bev who has done a great job of getting speakers as we transition to Trish heading this endeavor. 
We are funding $2500 for Honor Flight for Vets to Washington DC next year, and invite others to contribute to reach our goal of $3750
See Upcoming Events for our February 8 date at San Diego Food Bank and sign up
Rotarian and author, Stephen Tako, creator of award-winning anti-bullying books and films for children, gave us helpful information on how to write a book and leave a legacy. We also learned the fun trivia fact that at 15 and 6'7" tall, he won best dancer on roller skates
Vicky ended the meeting with The Four Way Test, and thanked this Rotary Family for the great work done to date. Bill will Acting President next week and encouraged everyone to wear ugly holiday sweaters

Thank you Patricia & Suzanne for organizing a wonderful Holiday Party and to Vicky for hosting in her beautiful home
We had delicious food and broke into teams after dinner for a fun game of holiday trivia pursuit  

Happy members included Patricia for the beautiful Hilton decorations; Paul for a wonderful Thanksgiving/Mary's birthday celebration/and moving his mother into a retirement home; Lew for his son's new job; Vicky for Malcolm's magic on her grandmother's wedding ring; and Steve for Paul's great work as our Foundation Chair as he presented us with two banners for 2020-2021: one for EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) and average $100 with 100% participation. Paul reminded everyone to go online to make this year's contribution.
Ron Kohl talked about a Rotary Foundation cruise next year and encouraged members to sign up
Members who neglected to bring Toys for Tots included Ken who Patricia made hop around the room; Molly who confessed to a guilty pleasure of watching dateline; and Susheela who had to walk  like a zombie
Visit Charles Koll Jewellers in Fashion Valley for spectacular savings as Malcolm & Richard prepare to close the store and move to a new location in Sorrento Valley (stay tuned for more info)
Jason Kuiper from the Wolf Education Project joined us on zoom from Julian along with Miigwan, the wolf. Their mission is to increase public awareness and understanding as to the true nature of wolves and the critial role they play in maintaining ecological balance in our environment. 
We're all excited for our January 29 field trip to the Center which Patricia has arranged (where Jason said we can hug the wolves & puppies), followed by lunch & a tour of the new nature center nearby. Let Vicky know of other fun places to visit in the future

It was a full house for Visitors Day - thank you Di, Linda, Malcolm, and Suchandra for bringing guests, and thank you Phil for the new room layout
Molly's invocation invoked Rotary's Four Way Test and reminded us of our commitment to help others
Patricia surprised George with cupcakes and a bag of cards from members for his 91st Birthday, and his heartfelt thanks to his Rotary friends brought a tear to many an eye
We were happy to present Don Wells with Just in Time for Foster Youth a check of $9522 as one of our major beneficiaries from LobsterFest
Suchandra & Herb shared information about the Global Grant we did in India for mentally ill homeless women, and Nicole gave members & guests  an opportunity to pick a Casa de Amistad family to help grant their wishes for a Happy Holiday - all 10 families were grabbed
Mark your calenders for our 30th Anniversary party in 2022 on the day of our founding - April 23. Patricia has secured Powerhouse Park Community Center where we'll dress casual and enjoy good food, music, and each others company 
Andrea Compton, Superintendent of the Cabrillo National Monument, told us the history of the monument that was formed in 1913 under the Department of the Army. She began her national park service career here in 2002 and returned in 2016 after taking a position as head of Resources Management at Joshua Tree National Park. Activities at Cabrillo include exploring the tide pools and we learned that they have one of the largest bee colonies in the country.

Thank you Lou for coordinating Rotarians at a modified Stand Down and for the members who helped give out water at Veterans Village of San Diego 
Beverly, Herb, Suchandra, Jon, Jan, Lou, Charles, and Bill (not shown)
And to our head elf, Di, who organized a great crew of Rotarians for the CRC Holiday Baskets Sorting
Nicole, Patricia, Kevin, Jon, Mark, Susan, Jan, Bill, Charlotte, Paul, Trish, Charles, & Alicia, with Di in front

Jon's invocation went something like this: 
"All things in life, including you, are in an imperfect state of flux, so strive not for perfection, but for excellence instead."
Susan stepped in for Malcolm and fined Trish for trying to auction off her Viewpoint mug at River Fest and then remembered she already gave it to someone
Rotarians supporting San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy River Fest last Sunday
Proclamation naming November 7, 2021 Trish Boaz Day by the County of San Diego
We had a furry friend visit our meeting this morning via zoom
Patricia shared this Shelter Box video with an update on how they are helping after the earthquake in Haiti
Remember our Visitors Day next week and let Molly know if you are inviting someone to join us
San Diego Parks Foundation Founder and Chair, Marcella Bothwell talked with us about the Foundation and the state of our parks in San Diego. Since Covid, their programs focused on  providing free WiFi in recreations centers, free meals for kids in communities of concern, Come Play Outside programs, and city wide tree planting. Vicky presented her with our Joshua Orphan Care School Certificate for speaking.

Happy Rotarians included: Susan for mountain biking in Sedona; Bill for a fabulous Tahiti trip with Suzanne; Phil for the $80 Breeder Cup valet parking visitors; Paul for his 6yr old granddaughter( one of the first her age) who got the covid vaccine; Ken for all the upcoming Community Service events; for Suchandra being with us today; Trish who announced her retirement & move to San Luis Obispo at the end of the year  
Lew updated us on another successful Blood Drive where 25 units of blood were donated
Molly reminded us of Visitors Day - 2 weeks from today on 11/19 - invite all your friends & neighbors
Di has room with her non-profit, Everyday Mindfulness, for the CRC Distribution Day on 12/4. Contact her if you're interested.
Malcolm recognized Ken for his 15th and Jan for her 25th Anniversary with the Club this month, and fined everyone else 
Patricia shared the wonderful video below about Wreaths Across America which we will be doing on 12/18
Sherriff Bill Gore, Rotarian, San Diego native, former Asst. Director of the FBI, and Meritorious Executive Award recipient from the President of the United States, talked with us on his 51 years of public service. One of the biggest issues facing the community & the nation is dealing with mental health issues. Major accomplishments include spearheading the creation of the Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center, the Homeless Assisted Resource Team, and the Mobile Crisis Response Team, all who work together with unusual cooperation and collaboration.  

Upcoming Events
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Del Mar - Solana Beach

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:00 AM
Hilton Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
United States of America
Hybrid Meetings 7:00 - 8:30 AM most Fridays via zoom & in-person. Contact Susan Hennenfent at shennenf@gmail.com for zoom access code
About Our Club
Is a leadership organization of local business, professional and civic leaders, and others with an interest in community service.
Members meet regularly to learn more about many subjects, form connections and friendships, and plan projects to benefit our community and the world.
Join us!

Contact  Molly Fleming


(760) 994-9047

DMSB Rotary

P.O. Box 1115
Solana Beach, CA  92075

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January 2022
Garrett Galvin, OFM
Jan 21, 2022
Franciscan School of Theology
Colin Khoury - Senior Director
Jan 28, 2022
San Diego Regional Seed Bank - San Diego Botanic Garden
Carl Nettleton - Founder, Nettleton Strategies
Feb 04, 2022
Solving Ocean Crises
Victoria Robinson & Bernardo Bermudez
Feb 11, 2022
Opera 4 Kids
Javier Guerrero, President and CEO
Feb 18, 2022
Coastal Roots Farm
Deb Martin - Executive Director
Feb 25, 2022
Steven F. Dowdy, Ph.D.
Mar 04, 2022
Professor UCSD Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Anne Middleton, Executive Director
Mar 11, 2022
Armand Olvera
Mar 18, 2022
San Diego Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol-Northwestern Division
Jim Mendelson
Mar 25, 2022
San Diego Grand Jury
Apr 15, 2022
May 27, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Some of the Non-Profits We Support
4-Way Test
BocceFest 2020 Celebration of Giving Video
Our Club President
Vicky Mallett
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