Next Meeting February 24, 2020
Vol 1, Issue 5
Julie Walker, Reporter / Nancy Starling Photographer
Welcome: After Sgt.-at-Arms Jim Brubaker opened the meeting, Pres. Wendy welcomed all. Ken Clark led singing of the Smile song, Sam Ross led the pledge, and Rachel Ivanovich offered Words: Ten Scrolls for Success from Og Mandino’s book, “Greatest Salesman in the World.” Dave Dana led recitation of The Four-Way Test, and Clark led us in a patriotic song. Guests were introduced and welcomed.
New Classification Schedule Begins April 1: Pres-elect Harry Peacock said the club’s new classifications schedule is about to go into effect, and as a result, some members’ club billing might change. He urged those who need or want to change their classification, per the new schedule, to let him know before April 1. The new schedule was handed out several meetings ago, discussed and later approved by the board.
All Hands Needed: Our March 2 Rotary meeting needs everyone’s help for our Food Packaging Outreach: The meeting which will start early, at 12:10, will be dedicated to this project: We will be divided into five teams, each team working in assembly-line style and packaging 2,000 meals, for a total of 10,000 meals. If all will help, meal packaging should take an hour. Meal recipients will be Solutions for Change, Bread of Life, La Posada and Brother Benno’s. Please RSVP to Rytz if you will attend and also if you are bringing reinforcements: friends and family are welcome to join.
Member Proposed: Rebecca Tam, managing partner with Social Ink LLC, has been proposed for membership. Her classification would be marketing, and her sponsor is Wendy Wiegand. And comments need to be made to Membership Chair John Estill before the next regular meeting.
International Service — John Estill, Mexico House Chair
            • Sat., Feb. 15, the club will build Mexico House #20. Important: Everyone going needs to go to the website and sign a waiver, and everyone must have a passport. Estill said painters are needed for the home interior, and more drivers (SUVs) are needed. Sign up via SignUpGenius or contact Estill. Family is welcome. Those not going to Mexico can help by contributing goods or cash for the family. Contact Estill.
John Estill
Vocational Service — Rick Grove, Director
            • Wed, Feb. 19: Lunch & Learn at ViaSat. Contact Grove for details.
Community Service — LeAnn Rytz, Director
             • Thur., Feb. 20: Brother Benno’s Rotarian breakfast assist has six signed up to help serve breakfast, but six more needed. Contact Rytz.
Youth Services — Bob Kreisberg, Music Comp. Chair
            • Wed., Feb 26, 7pm: The Rotary district’s regional qualifiers for the annual high school Music Competition will be held at Carlsbad Village By-the-Sea. Our club’s Feb. 4 competition winner was flautist Sophia, of Carlsbad High. Second place went to the trombone duo of Daniel Novoa and Kenneth Lee, also from CHS. Zhao will represent our club on Feb. 26, in the hopes of moving onto the next level. Everyone is invited to attend. Kreisberg gave a shout-out to Harry Peacock and Brian Colby for being judges for the club’s competition, along with local music professional Adrianne Nims, who donated her time.
Peace Forum: Sat., Feb. 22, 8am-Noon. The ninth annual Rotary Peace Forum, held in conjunction with Peace Month, will be held at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at USD. All Rotarians are welcome, and Red Badgers especially encouraged. See Prowse.
Sunshine Report:
Pres. Wendy reported that George Sullivan was in the hospital after undergoing a quadruple bypass the week prior. She said he was doing well and hoped to be home soon.
Club Shirts: John Estill now has club shirts available for those members who didn’t receive their free Hi-Noon shirt when they were inducted.
Mimi Gaffey presented a Paul Harris pin, this one with a ruby, to Julie Walker in recognition of her 7th Paul Harris contribution.
Mike Metts said that his many moments working with RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) make up his Rotary Moment. Mark Ealy said his moments working on the club’s scholarship committee are what provide him with tremendous feelings of satisfaction.
Roto-Rooter was Bob Kreisberg.
            • Kreisberg wanted to honor all February birthdays: Ken Clark was the lone such member in attendance; the club sang the short birthday version to him.
            • Harry Peacock shared a Valentine’s memory about giving his wife a beautiful gift basket early in their 56-year marriage, and his four-year-old daughter wanting to know, “Where’s mine?” From then on, wife and daughter each have gotten special Valentines.
            • Kreisberg lauded Pres. Wendy for her description of our club at the Feb. 6 Area Three multi-club dinner, saying she probably exercised wise caution in not mentioning that our club is “the greatest club in the universe!”
            • Last meeting’s Rooter, Pat Hurley, was tagged for setting the bar so low on jokes.
The club’s Four-Way Test Speech Competition was held, with four speakers from Carlsbad High School. The students’ had to give an original speech on any topic of their choosing, but incorporating the Four-Way Test. Speeches had to be five to seven minutes long, with point deductions for speeches too short or too long. Speakers were judged on delivery, supporting information, preparation, premise, etc. The club’s winner received $100 and moves onto a regional competition. Second place received $75, and the two runners-up each received $50. All speakers are members of the school’s Speech and Debate Club, mentored by English teacher Minnia Curtis.
The students’ topics were all on thoughtful subjects. The winner was Katelyn Lewis, a sophomore, who spoke on the danger of taking influenza for granted and the value of developing a universal vaccination. Second was sophomore Raina Seth, who urged that time is running out for eliminating space trash. Runners-up were juniors Ryan Read and Adriana Amanti. Read discussed how the impossible really is possible, given time. Amanti talked about the need, and ways, to eliminate collegiate homelessness.
Speakers, from left: Ryan Read, Adriana Amanti, Raina Seth and Katelyn Lewis
Samantha Richter had the winning ticket, but not the jackpot, which is $330 for Feb. 24.

 Welcome to Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club!

The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club welcomes Rotarians and other visitors to its Monday meetings. A buffet lunch with salads and hot entrees is open at noon, with the business meeting beginning at 12:20 pm. We meet at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.  

The Club, chartered in February 1980, has over 100  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 held the first Saturday in October in Holiday Park, Carlsbad. A traditional family event, this year marks the 36th anniversary of the Oktoberfest.  Proceeds from Oktoberfest are shared with Carlsbad charities and used by the club for its many local community projects. The club sponsors an annual "Brewfest" in September in Holiday  Park with over 30 craft brewers. 

Additionally, the club also supports the AVID program at Carlsbad High School with a business and ethics conference, a literacy project and book fair at Jefferson Elementary School,  organizations in Carlsbad assisting 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. 


VISION STATEMENT FOR 2019-2020. Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary provides opportunities for service, leadership, friendship and personal growth.


MISSION STATEMENT FOR 2019-2020.  By emphasizing "Service Above Self" the club selects programs and projects which enhance the global community, build relationships, provides fellowship and encourage personal growth.

The club's emphasis is on community service and leadership development both in young people and its members. Club Service involves hands-on local projects as well as Rotary International projects with a special emphasis on housing/shelter, the environment, improved water and sanitation and/or healthcare needs.

Carlsbad Hi-Noon

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
United States of America
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