We meet at the Westin on Mondays at noon (except Federal holidays). 
Please contact President Mary Fritz-Wilson at m.fritz.wilson@gmail.com for Zoom access. 

 Welcome to Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club!

The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club (CHNR) welcomes Rotarians and other visitors to its Monday meetings. The club is now meeting in-person at the Westin for those members/guests who are vaccinated.  Additionally, the meeting will be broadcast via Zoom as an option.  Please refer to President Mary Fritz-Wilson at m.fritz.wilson@gmail.com for Zoom access. The club meets at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.  A buffet lunch with salads and hot entrees is open at noon, with the business meeting beginning at 12:20 pm. 

The Club, chartered in February 1980, has over 80 members. The membership is very active and committed to the Rotary principle of "Service Above Self."  The club sponsors an energetic Interact Club at Carlsbad High School and each year sends both facilitators and students to the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) conference for high school juniors and the Rotary LEAD symposium for eighth graders. The club sponsors Oktoberfest --this year's Oktoberfest will be NUMBER 40. There will be German food, German music, costume contests, games and a beer garden.  Tickets may be purchased prior to entry for individuals, families and groups. Check out the website for event specifics: www.RotaryOktoberfest.org. This event has been designed and implemented since its inception by BOTH Rotary Clubs in Carlsbad:  Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary and Carlsbad Rotary. Proceeds from Oktoberfest are shared with Carlsbad charities and used by each club for its many local community service projects. Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary also sponsors an annual "Brewfest" with craft brewers. This year's event is in the planning stages.

Additionally, CHNR also supports the AVID program at Carlsbad High School with a business and ethics conference plus college and trade school scholarships, a literacy project and book fair at Jefferson Elementary School, Junior Achievement and What Grown-Ups Do For Work for middle school students. CHNR members provide service and financial support to a variety of organizations in Carlsbad assisting food insecurity, the homeless, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Hospice of the North Coast, The Assistance League of North Coast, Casa de Amparo, the North County Food Bank, the Veterans Association of North County, La Posada, Stand Up for Kids, the Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club, the Women's Resource Center and the CHS Music Festival. 

Next Meeting August 8, 2022
In person and on Zoom at The Westin
Volume 4, Issue 5
Reporter: Julie Walker
Photographers: Jim Brubaker and Julie Walker
Carlsbad Hi-Noon
Rotary President
Mary Fritz-Wilson
AUGUST 1, 2022 MEETING in-person and on Zoom with President Mary Fritz-Wilson presiding. Yvonne Finocchiaro led the pledge, Linda Wolfe offered “Words,” and Ken Clark was the songleader.
            Marilou dela Rosa said that “Will it build goodwill and Better Friendships” has come into play in her professional and personal life many times. She has been and is a member of a number of organizations that are all about good will—and she has developed long-lasting friendships as a result of each one.
            • ROTARY HAPPY HOUR #2—Hi-Noon Rotarians are invited to the second Happy Hour of the new year, Friday, Aug. 5, again at Carlsbad Brewing, 6133 Innovation Way. Ste. 101, Carlsbad (Bressi Ranch area), from 4-6pm. No RSVP needed; just show up. The brewery offers craft beers and a food menu.
            • CONCERTS in the PARK, Fridays August 12 and 19: Hi-Noon Rotarians can still sign up for two of Carlsbad’s remaining free TGIF Concerts in the Park: both to be held at Alga Norte Park. Contact Joan Boughton at joanboughton211@gmail.com so she knows how much space to save for Rotarians and their guests. Concert attendees need to bring their own food & drink, chairs and/or blanket and maybe a hat. It can get warm. Plan to arrive by 4-4:30pm to picnic; concerts begin at 6pm. Look for a large Rotary sign, indicating CHNR’s saved space.
            • NORTH COUNTY FOOD BANK, Saturday, August 13, 9am-noon: CHNR has 20 spots, and we'll be helping to package food at the NEW North County location at 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, in Vista. All volunteers must be 16 or older, and registration for the August date is open now, but she only has three volunteers. LeAnn Rytz is resending an email with the registration link. Each person in the group must register. Future CHNR dates in 2022 are Thursday, September 5, 1-4pm (15 spots); and Thursday, November 10, 1-4pm (17 spots). Registration for each begins 30 days in advance of the date. For more information, contact Rytz at leann@wholelifehomecare.com.
            • DISTRICT CONFERENCE & FOUNDATION GALA, October 29 at the Del Mar Hilton. Save the date: more information to come.
          Past President Raegan Matthews presented a recognition plaque to Christian Chapman, recognizing him as a Rising Star. Chapman was unable to attend the demotion dinner when Matthews presented plaques to several Rotarians as her year came to an end.
Raegan Matthews and Christian Chapman
          Rick Huenefeld is looking for three Dine-Around hosts for Dine-Arounds to be held in September. He also will need three hosts each for November, January, March and May. Hosts plan a gathering for 8-10 Rotarians in their home, a park, the beach, a restaurant, a winery, etc. Wine-tasting, potluck, dutch-treat meal or served meal, etc. For more information, contact Huenefeld at rick.huenefeld@gmail.com. The idea is to get to know fellow Rotarians and their significant others better. Once hosts have been found, Huenefeld will announce dates and seek participant sign-ups—first come, first serve.
ROTO-ROOTER-Yvonne Finocchiaro
            Finocchiaro got “What We Don’t Know About You” information from:
            Christian Chapman got stung by 2 stingrays in one month, with one sting requiring surgery. Terry Green celebrated his “first 50 years” as a fundraiser on July1. Helen Wells had twin brothers, but one died before he reached age two.
            Ken Clark’s former student, Mauricio Berber, is an AVID student success story. Berber and a partner formed RMJ Technologies, he participates in our club’s AVID conference as a speaker and his company sponsored a golf tournament last weekend. The foursome of Clark, Randy Ferren, Mike Metts and Walt Waggener played, finishing well, at six under par. But the big winner was Ferren who bought 40 raffle tickets and won a TV, then a cruise, and finally, golf for four.
            Finocchiaro then called up Joy Prowse, Ferrin, Jim Brubaker and Nate Cobb and asked Rotarians to guess which information placard went with each. The correct answers: Prowse wanted to be an interior designer; Brubaker won his first (and only) golf tournament at age 15; Ferrin’s great-geat-great-great grandfather invented basketball; and Cobb has an adopted Korean son.
From left: Joy Prowse, Randy Ferrin,
Jim Brubaker, Yvonne Finocchiaro and Nate Cobb
Lt. Shaun Lawton, Carlsbad Police Department
Lt. Shaun Lawton 
   Lt. Lawton, Mary Fritz-Wilson, Jeff Segall
Jeff Segall introduced Lawton, who has been a police officer for 21 years, including the last 17 with the Carlsbad Police Department. Lawton is a Carlsbad resident and has held a number of positions with CPD, including serving on the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) for the past year, until his recent promotion to lieutenant.
Lawton said there are four categories of homeless: those down on their luck, who want help (about 10% of Carlsbad’s homeless community); the mentally ill (30-40%); those with addictions (another 30-40%); and those happy with the lifestyle, who don’t want to work or get help. The latter, he said, are the most difficult to deal with. Lawton said that on any given day, Carlsbad may have 250 who are homeless, including those who live in their vehicles.
The Homeless Outreach Team, he said, tries to be a blend of outreach and enforcement, and the HOT officers receive officer liaison training. HOT has two sergeants, six officers and two social workers who reach out to the city’s homeless to try to establish relationships, find temporary housing and provide resource information. However, HOT also responds to complaints and cleans out encampments.
HOT partners with a number of faith-based and other organizations, agencies and the County of San Diego to provide information and resources to the homeless and works with a number of shelters and hotels for temporary placements. While there are success stories, Lawton said what is frustrating is dealing with those not willing to accept help or those who accept help but later return to the streets.
Monday, August 8, 2022, at The Westin and on Zoom
Speaker: Steve Puterski
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Mondays at 12:10 PM
Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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The club is now meeting in-person at the Westin, with additional Zoom options for members. Please check in with the club president for log-in directions. President Mary Fritz-Wilson at m.fritz.wilson@gmail.com.
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