Posted on Jun 15, 2017
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Tonight's program was presented by the Carlsbad Police and Fire Departments.  We all recognize these brave and dedicated men and women who exemplify outstanding professional achievement and high ethical standards. Their talents are recognized in keeping Carlsbad residents safe, and protecting their homes and businesses.
 
Detective Scott Stallman was recognized Police Officer of the Year and, on behalf of Rotary of Carlsbad, was awarded a certificate of appreciation for all that he does for his insights and all that he does for Carlsbad.
Carlsbad Police and Fire Departments Bill Baer 2017-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 01, 2017
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Club President, Frank Silva, declared the start of the The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration with VIP Introductions: Mayor Matt Hall; District Governor Elect 2017-2018 – Scott Carr; Past District Governors – Jim O’Meara, Marge Cole; Assistant District Governors, Mike Curtin and David Lam; Club Presidents - Vista High Noon, Devon Richardson; Vista Evening, John Viereck; San Marcos Noon, Holly Mahan; Carlsbad HiNoon:  Dawn Van Siclen; Rotary Club of Carlsbad Peace Award Winners: Jill McManigal.
 
Frank recognized the Carlsbad Rotation Foundation Committee: Chair Renuka Sethi lead the group along with Co-Chair Chungsam Doh. TRF committee members: Dave Saviage, Joe Bear, Terry Maher, Kevin Clark, Jim O’Meara, and Jeff Moses.
 
The  individuals in the group photo are
Sitting, L to R:  Lisa Rodman, Renuka Sethi, Janice Gonzalez, Sunita (Sunny) Cooke, Nina Movaheddian
Standing, L to R:  Frank Silva, Hamid Movaheddian, Carlton Lund, Scott Carr, Bruce Bandemer.
 
Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration Bill Baer 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2017
Dr. Alapakkam Sampath, PH.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology at UCLA, and Associate Director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is an internationally known visual neuroscientist who is recognized as a leader in the study of cellular and circuit level visual processing. His work focuses on signal transmission between photoreceptor cells, the rods and cones, and bipolar cells to determine how information is processed within retinal circuits and gives rise to visual perceptual sensitivity. Not only is his work of broad fundamental scientific interest, it has significant implications for our understanding of visual blinding diseases such as night blindness.
Jules Stein Eye Institute Bill Baer 2017-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 18, 2017
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5340 for the students in San Diego and Imperial Counties. RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities. Selected young people attend an all-expenses-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Presentation Bill Baer 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 11, 2017
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Our speaker this evening was Ricky Harris, owner for 108 Athletics. He is originally from Connecticut, and has been in San Diego for 7 years. Ricky is a former outdoor educator and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and has been a life-coach (like Tony Robbins, he says) for 7 years.
 
As an EMT, Ricky noticed that most people who need emergency services are late medical conditions – they leave it too long to correct their problems. He quoted Maya Angelou: “Your legacy is every life you’ve touched, every person whose life was either moved or not. It’s every person you’ve harmed or helped, that’s your legacy.”
108 Athletics Bill Baer 2017-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2017
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Malte Wendeler and Lena Slonina were speakers for the evening, relating their experience as exchange students.
 
Joe Ramirez introduced Mai Taxerman, a Carlsbad Rotary sponsored exchange student. Mai is in the 11th grade in Torrey Pines HS – she spoke briefly, about how she looked for exchange opportunities and contacted Joe. She will be going to Switzerland; not sure yet about which town/city.
Exchange Students Bill Baer 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 27, 2017
C.L.Hoang was born in South Vietnam during the war and came to the US as a boy in the ‘70’s. He graduated from UC Berkeley and is an electronics engineer with 11 patents to date. Books, history and travel are his hobbies.
Jim Hoang’s first novel, Once Upon a Mulberry Field, is a love story set at the height of the Vietnam War, a project from the heart that took 6 years to complete.
Growing up in Vietnam Bill Baer 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 20, 2017
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The program was presented by Patti Gerke from the San Diego North County Coastal Village. This is a non-profit membership organization that connects Carlsbad and Encinitas seniors to community resources for sustaining a self-directed life with purpose, promise and independence.
 
Patti Gerke earned a BS Degree from Loyola University and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. She is a passionate leader and supporter of Senior Care and Advocacy, and has a monthly TV program called Senior Stay.
San Diego North County Coastal Village Bill Baer 2017-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2017
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Our second speaker for the evening, Aaron Linsdau, has an energetic, captivating, and motivating speaking style. He holds the world record for the longest expedition to the South Pole, the second only American to complete this trek alone. He inspires people and organizations to become tougher than nails, build grit, and achieve the seemingly impossible.
 
Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, is the tallest mountain in North America. The peak is at 20,310 ft. above sea level. Every year, climbers from around the world converge for the May-July climbing season in hopes of reaching this sub-arctic peak. It also has the greatest vertical relief of any mountain above sea level on Earth, 18,000 ft. The vertical relief is much greater than Mt. Everest.
Aaron Linsdau – Denali Climb Bill Baer 2017-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2017
Kay Ledson is from Australia, as evidenced by her Aussie accent. Kay presented the WarriorMomz Walk  - the walk across America to raise money to fund therapy programs for people with spinal-cord injuries and paralysis. The walkers will walk together into Washington DC (3,400 miles, about 7,000,000 steps) to raise money to fund therapy programs for people with spinal injuries and paralysis, to end limits on therapy funding and make proven therapies more available. Their goal: $ 1 million.
Warrior Momz Walk Bill Baer 2017-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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Kelly Mellos is an award-winning artist with a mission and a message. Her work aims to reveal the life force of her subjects to viewers, aspiring to bring humanity closer together and to the planet.  A commitment to artistic excellence is the foundation of Kelly’s work. Kelly’s portrait, figurative and landscape work has shown in national galleries and museums, as well as international exhibitions. Her efforts with Hands of Peace and Rotary International focus on spreading her message globally.
Hands of Peace Bill Baer 2017-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 23, 2017
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Rotary’s own hero, Dr. Jeff Moses updated the meeting on the surgical mission at Smiles International. This shows how becoming a Paul Harris Fellow and the Rotary District grants support excellent work.
 
Jeff “Mose” Moses is a past-president of Carlsbad Rotary. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is also a life member of the American Cleft/Craniofacial Association. He is currently President and Founder of the Smiles International Foundation and the co-founder of the Rotary Thousand Smiles Foundation.
Smiles International Bill Baer 2017-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
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Ray Pearson introduced the Rotary District Speech Contest. Carlsbad Rotary has provided this platform for the debate teams for several years. Winners are from the District-wide competition and the sub-regional and regional level.  These high school kids always do great presentations.
 
Rules: Each presenter will speak on how the Rotary 4-way test affects special times in one life. Each speech was required to be at least 5 minutes and no longer than 7 minutes. The 5 speakers were initially introduced as A, B, C, D and E while 3 judges (initially anonymous) were in the audience.
Rotary District Speech Contest Bill Baer 2017-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2017
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Jerry Kern, Oceanside Councilman, was the evening's speaker and he spoke on a legislative update on the Decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. After providing a history, he talked about used nuclear fuel management, priorities and community engagement, enabling federal legislation and state-level transportation planning.
 
After serving in the Air Force overseas, Jerry got his BS in Business Administration from SDSU. After being an educator for several years, Jerry was elected to Oceanside City Council in 2006 and is currently serving his third term. He is a member of the community engagement panel. He plans to run for a seat on the North County Board of Supervisors, District 5.
Decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Bill Baer 2017-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 02, 2017
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Rich & Amy Martin from Make-A-Wish Foundation, San Diego were our presenters.
 
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® San Diego grants the wishes of children eligible children, with life-threatening medical conditions, in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This helps to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Make A Wish Foundation Bill Baer 2017-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 23, 2017
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Rotarians were treated to a compelling presentation by Outside the Bowl, an Oceanside-based charity that helps eliminate physical and spiritual starvation by building super kitchens in developing communities
Outside the Bowl Bill Baer 2017-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2017
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The Carlsbad High School Speech Contest was held during our meeting.  This is one of the favorite meetings of the year for us. Carlsbad Rotary has provided this platform for the CHS debate team for several years. Winners will take part in a District-wide competition and the sub-regional and regional level.  We are very proud of these young students as they gain confidence in their speaking skills.
Carlsbad High Speech Contest Bill Baer 2017-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 09, 2017
Stacy Rungaitis, Director of Development and Marketing, Feeding San Diego was our featured speaker.  To start the program, Stacy showed an excellent video about hunger in local communities.
 
Founded in 2007, Feeding San Diego (FSD) is the leading hunger-relief organization in the county, distributing healthy food with dignity to San Diego residents struggling with hunger. The non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, is devoted to advocacy and education focused on feeding the hungry. 
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Posted on Feb 02, 2017
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One of the primary missions of Rotary International is to promote peace and goodwill throughout the world through our focus on Service Above Self.  Renuka Sethi is Peace Chair of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad and a member of District 5340 Pathways to Peace Committee.
 
The Peacemaker Award is designed to honor members of the community who have made a significant difference in promoting tolerance, understanding, conflict resolution and peace making through their contributions and efforts for Peace Building. This is the third year that Carlsbad Rotary has presented a Peace Award.
Peacemaker Award Bill Baer 2017-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 26, 2017
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We held our meeting at the Mira Costa Tech & Innovation Center in Carlsbad.  Christine Jensen, of Mira Costa College, was our host for the evening. She is Special Programs Coordinator for Community Education & Workforce Development at the college’s Technology Career Institute.
 
The new MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute trains workers in the skills needed to fill the growing demand for industrial technicians in North San Diego County. The institute expands the college’s machinist certificate program and creates industry-recognized electronics engineering technician and robotics/automation certificate programs. 
Mira Costa Tech & Innovation Center Bill Baer 2017-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 12, 2017
Amanda Wirtz introduced Doreen Tate, chief nurse and co-founder of Mercy Care Uganda, Medical Ministry, whose mission and vision is to give affordable and easy accessible healthcare to the people in villages outside Masaka, Uganda. Rotary of Carlsbad has provided funds to support these efforts.
 
     Email: doreenesther@gmail.com
Mercy Care Uganda Bill Baer 2017-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 01, 2016
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Our speaker for the evening was Dr. Neville Alleyne, a gifted surgeon, speaker and author; he has inspired patients and colleagues alike with his in-depth interest in spine-related subjects. He specializes in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, diagnosing neck and back problems and providing medical and surgical remedies. 
 
Dr. Alleyne is currently a consultant for several spine companies. In addition to his lectures and publications, he is also responsible for a number of patients at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-City Medical Center.
Advanced Surgical Technologies Bill Baer 2016-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2016
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Glen Van Peski, Director of Community and Economic Development at the City Of Carlsbad was our guest speaker. He oversees the Planning, Engineering, Building, Development Services, Housing and Neighborhood Services, Code Compliance and Economic Development divisions.   Glen lives in Carlsbad with his wife Francie, and they have 2 grown sons.
 
Carlsbad Community Development Bill Baer 2016-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 10, 2016
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The evening’s speaker was Art Barter, Owner & CEO of Datron World Communications, and founder of Servant Leadership Institute.
 
Art Barter holds two bachelor’s degrees in business and finance.  Prior to joining Datron in 1999, he spent eight years working with the Disney Corporation and over 25 years in manufacturing companies. 
 
In 2004, Art’s world changed dramatically. As vice president of finance within Datron, Art was given an opportunity to purchase the company from the Titan Group.  With little money and a big vision, a miracle happened that allowed Art and Lori Barter to become owners of a $10 million communications company.
 
Servant Leadership Institute Bill Baer 2016-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2016
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Marilyn Sanderson, Rotary District Governor of District 5340 for 2016-17 was our special guest.
 
Marilyn grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She has an MS in Education from Wichita State University and has been a teacher-union negotiator and organizer in Oklahoma and California. She retired from the California Teachers Association in 2004 and is now an active Realtor in San Diego.
 
District Governor Visit Bill Baer 2016-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 20, 2016
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Les Tenney is still haunted by the horrors visited upon him during the War by the Imperial Army of Japan. In April 1942, Staff Sgt. Tenney was among the U.S. forces that surrendered after a 148-day stand on the Philippines’ Bataan peninsula. After arriving at Camp O'Donnell, he escaped into the jungles of the Philippines where he ate “iguanas, monkeys and snakes” but was recaptured days later.
Bataan Death March Survivor Bill Baer 2016-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2016
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Last night our club held a Carlsbad City Council Candidate Forum. It was very informative to hear from the candidates. A big thank you to TK Arnold for being the evening's moderator. And to the candidates, Lorraine Wood, Cori Schumacher, Brandon Rowley, Ann Tanner and Bill Fowler for spending time to let us get to know them a little better.
 
Carlsbad City Council Candidate Forum Bill Baer 2016-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 06, 2016
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Matt Hall has been the Mayor Of Carlsbad since 2010, Mayor Pro Tem from 1998 - 2000 and 2004 - 2006, and Carlsbad City Council Member 1994 - 2010.
 
Mayor Hall made an excellent presentation: State of the City 2016.
State of the City 2016 Bill Baer 2016-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 29, 2016
Aaron Linsdau was born in Jackson, Wyoming. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in computational science from San Diego State University.  Aaron is the only the second American ever to have trekked solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He holds the record for the second longest solo trip in Antarctica history. He also holds the record for surviving the longest one-way trek to the South Pole.
 
Solo trek to South Pole Bill Baer 2016-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2016
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Lenny Leszczynski, Camp Connect Manager, spoke about the organization Promises2Kids in San Diego.
 
Promises2Kids has a staff of 16, with 3 interns. They respond to the diverse needs of San Diego's foster children of all ages, promoting positive lifelong skills they will carry through adulthood. The organization annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy and successful adults.
 
Promises 2 Kids Bill Baer 2016-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 01, 2016
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We held our meeting at the Carlsbad Safety Training Center.  We had a great turnout to have the chance to visit this wonderful new facility within our community.  This facility is not only used by Carlsbad's police and fire departments, but also any other safety organization that wants to train in a first-class facility.
 
Carlsbad Safety Training Center Bill Baer 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 25, 2016
Mike Fino, Dean of Mathematics and Sciences at Mira Costa College in Oceanside spoke to us about a new pilot program being offered.  The college will soon begin offering a Bachelor's degree in BioManufacturing.
Mira Costa Baccalaureate degree in BioManufacturing Bill Baer 2016-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Leisa Tilley-Grajek, founder and president of K-9 Guardians was our presenter tonight. Leisa is a San Diego native who developed her love for dogs and all animals at a very early age.  Her family has a very long line of military service including her father who served in Vietnam.  It was her love of the military’s service men and women along with her love of dogs that prompted her to start K-9 Guardians. K-9 Guardians is a non-profit 501c (3) located in Fallbrook.  The organization raises and trains German Shepherds to be service dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
K9 Guardians Bill Baer 2016-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on Jul 28, 2016
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Police Chief Neil Gallucci,Captain Mickey Williams and Lieutenant Jason Jackowski, joined our meeting as we acknowledged the work that police officers do for our community.  Recently, other cities have had officers killed and injured in the line of duty and we wanted to show our appreciation for their dedication to protecting our city. To help mentor new potential police officers, our club made a donation to the Carlsbad Police Explorers.
 
Chief Gallucci thanked the group and applauded all members of our club for using our time and life experiences to serve the community.  He also stated that they could not provide the superior level of service that they do without the help of citizens like our club members who help meet the needs that they cannot. 
 
We wish them safety during their daily job.
Carlsbad Police Explorers Donation Bill Baer 2016-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 14, 2016
Ted Torre Bueno, of Empowered Energy Solutions, was our speaker for the evening.  Mr. Torre Bueno is a member of the San Diego chapter of the US Green Chamber of Commerce and has committed himself to educating the community about energy solutions and sustainability products.  He started his talk be emphasizing his passion for the industry and for informing consumers that there are dubious, predatory and misleading companies in the sustainability industry.  He is on a mission to teach consumers how to become informed and prepared to make decisions about solar panels and other sustainability and alternative energy products.  I tried to comprehend and make sense of what he was teaching us.
Empowered Energy Solutions Bill Baer 2016-07-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 07, 2016
Established in 1938 by Leroy Baker, Baker Electric, Inc. is a fourth generation, family-owned business that began in Escondido, California, where it is still headquartered today. A member of the National Electrical Contractors Association since 1957, the company has been engineering and installing electrical systems for more than 75 years for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors.
Baker Electric Solar Bill Baer 2016-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 30, 2016
Mr. Mc Allister gave a very interesting talk about his job, trying to inject as much humor as possible.  He stated that we need not worry, our money is safe at the San Diego County Treasury and they are making sure we are not losing any!  He also wanted to apologize and ask forgiveness for the anguish he inflicts on others with the property tax bills that arrive in the mail! 
San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Bill Baer 2016-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 23, 2016
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This evening's program was to celebrate Julie Norby's year as president and the induction of Frank Silva as the new president of the club.  It was a fun night of laughs and celebration.
Julie's demotion and Frank's induction ceremony Bill Baer 2016-06-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2016
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Eileen Martinez, Chief of Interpretation and Education for the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma in San Diego.  She gave an excellent Powerpoint presentation, supported with pictures and an excellent talk on the Cabrillo National Park and the highpoints for a visitor. This year the National Park Service will celebrate their Centennial. Eileen brings over 25 years of public land service to her current position.
Cabrillo National Monument Bill Baer 2016-06-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2016
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Olivier Brackett is Airport Manager at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. Jessica Turner is an Administrative Analyst and is responsible for Customer Relations. The airport was named McClellan-Palomar for Gerald McClellan, a North County community leader. The history goes back to 1957, when the San Diego County picked the Carlsbad site. The airport opened for daytime operations in 1959, with terminal building and expansion to a 4,700 ft. runway within a couple of years. In 1978 the airport was annexed to the City of Carlsbad.
Palomar Airport Bill Baer 2016-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Burkholder is a former Special Agent (SA) that worked for the Department of Homeland Security with the United States Secret Service for nine years.  From her small frame and 5’7” stature you would never have thought that this amazing woman once had duties that included protection details for the President, Vice-President and many foreign dignitaries. 
Secret Service Agent Bill Baer 2016-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on May 19, 2016
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Dr. Alleyne is a physician with Orthopedic Specialists of North County and is associated with Tri City Medical Center and Scripps.  He came to the Tri City area in 1989 and is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spinal surgery.  He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country at using the new robotic guidance technology to assist in spine surgery.
Robotic Surgery Bill Baer 2016-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on May 18, 2016
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On behalf of the Carlsbad Rotary Foundation, Rotarians Ed Scarpelli and Terry Maher present scholarships to Palomar College students Cynthia Lopez (Psychology) and Ana Munoz Rodriquez (Nursing).  These scholarships are two of the 14 presented annually by the Carlsbad Rotary Foundation.  The primary source of funds for the Carlsbad Rotary Foundation are donations from the members of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad.  These donations represent a dedication to building a vibrant community by contributing to the education of local students in important disciplines.
 
In photo: Left to right Laura Scarpelli, Cynthia Lopez, Ed Scarpelli, Ana Munoz Rodriquez, Terry Maher, Chantal Maher.
Palomar College Honors Night Bill Baer 2016-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on May 06, 2016
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Carlsbad Rotary’s own Lisa Basista is the Dean of Academics at Army and Navy Academy. Lisa introduced Cadet Josh Rutledge and Athletic Director Byrd Milic, who joined her to present the evening’s program.
Army Navy Academy Bill Baer 2016-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on May 03, 2016
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Dr. Paul Sarkaria is a cardiologist who has been working in the tri-city area for 28 years. His presentation was on interventional cardiology and the latest cutting edge interventions that are being done.
Interventional Cardiology Bill Baer 2016-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Baer on Apr 14, 2016
Joey Szalkiewicz gave us a great program tonight with his stories about climbing four of the Seven Summits (The Messner version: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Puncak Jaya and Vinson) by the tender age of 18.  
 
Climbing the Seven Summits for a Cause Bill Baer 2016-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russ Hanthorn on Dec 11, 2014
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In June 2014, the Army and Navy Academy of Carlsbad, CA was selected to send a group of Cadets to Normandy to represent the state of California at the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings. Colonel Russ Hanthorn, USMC (Ret), the Chief of Staff at the Academy and a member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, led the 30 Cadet contingent. The YouTube video captures the highlights of the visit:  http://youtu.be/wEv7p1cIl-g.
ANA Goes to Normandy Russ Hanthorn 2014-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim O'Meara on Aug 20, 2014
For the last two years, the Rotarians and Anns of the Rotary Club of Ladybrand (D9370) have been preparing to implement an amazing upliftment project to help improve the health and sanitation facilities at nursery schools in the nearby Manyatseng, South Africa. With only 10 Rotarians, this is clearly a case of the little club which can and the project has become a great source of pride among the members. 
The Little Club's BIG Project Jim O'Meara 2014-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Nixon-Rotary News on Jul 26, 2014
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Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. On 22 July, Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe conducted an exclusive interview with the three national Polio Plus committee heads from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, where the transmission of polio has never been stopped. 
Polio Vaccinators Make Significant Headway in Nigeria Dan Nixon-Rotary News 2014-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Victoria Alvarez on Jul 26, 2014
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Victoria Alvarez, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Argentina, just completed a year in the United States, where she learned that different is not always bad, and that helping others can bring you great joy in life. Alvarez says if you are considering hosting an exchange student, or taking part in a youth exchange through Rotary, you will not regret it.
My Rotary Youth Exchange Experience Victoria Alvarez 2014-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Pearson on Apr 08, 2014
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Congratulations to Jeffrey Lee, a senior at Carlsbad High School, for winning the Regional competition at the 4 Way Test Speech Contest.  Held on April 2nd at the San Diego City Breakfast Club, Jeffrey competed against 4 other outstanding young adults to move ahead to the District finals which will be held April 29th at the Escondido Performing Arts Center.  We are very proud of Jeffrey's accomplishment and for representing the Rotary Club of Carlsbad in such an honorable manner.
 
Jeffrey Lee Wins Rotary 4 Way Test Regional Contest Ray Pearson 2014-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ursula Monaco-Sweeney on Apr 08, 2014
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This year the Rotary Club of Carlsbad is helping Marine Corp families on base at Camp Pendleton families celebrate Easter.  Members of the club gathered together on Saturday-April 5th to shop, prepare eggs, and put together baskets in preparation for Easter egg hunts for military families on base.  The club has enjoyed a long tradition of helping our service men and women, and their families in recognition of their patriotism and personal sacrifice.  
Club Members Help Marines Celebrate Easter Ursula Monaco-Sweeney 2014-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Pearson
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Carlsbad High School students from the Speech and Debate team Jeffrey Lee, Elyse O'Neill, Justin Krichbaum and Isabelle Lee participated in the Club's annual Rotary's Four Way Test Speech Contest. Each contestant was presented a check in accordance with their ranking. After a close win, Jeffrey will represent our club at the regional championships. Congratulations to all the contestants.
 
 
4-Way Speech Contest Results Ray Pearson 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0