Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global
Saigon on Fifth, San Diego, California
July 21, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Attendees: Tricia Hunter, Jim and Vicky Willis, David Ballesteros, Maureen Duncan, Amy Vegter, Scot Sargeant, Marian Pavlovich, Brian Alvara, Blake Stock, Amanda Roussell, Jim and Gay Dorcy
- The new website is up and running, thanks to Marian and Scot www.recsdg.org
- Events calendar- send events to Scot who will act as the webmaster for now
- Past meetings will be available
- Read about the Train for Change project in Honduras and see the amazing photos
- Members only section – pay dues here
- OPTIONAL: send your headshot and short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our webpage. The benefits would be to show we are a diverse and global club, inviting others to join and know who we are.
- Credit for meeting attendance:
- Monthly face to face meetings in San Diego
- Attend approved event or volunteer
- Participate in a Rotary project
- Monthly posts will be a shared responsibility. All participants are encouraged to ask thought provoking questions and respond actively online. Format for posts is flexible – power point, essay, video, etc.
- Facebook: we have a public page and will have a “members only” page soon
- Board Members: President Marian Pavlovich, Treasurer Amy Vegter, Technical Director Scot Sargeant, Secretary Alan Rezner, Service Coordinator of International and Domestic Programs* Maureen Duncan
- Participation in projects, allocation of club funds, and other decisions will pass through an official process and be voted on by the board
- *Service Coordinator of International and Domestic Programs: there is a process to evaluate service and finances concerning projects/programs. Maureen will give monthly reports on all projects we are involved in or looking to be part of.
- We have access to the District 5340 website; all members should have received the Rotary International magazine
- Dues were collected by 24 members with some subsidization
- Do we want to participate in West Virginia flood relief? Submit ideas to Marian
Volunteer Opportunities and Events in San Diego:
- August 6th 9:00am – 12:00pm Feed for America – assemble food baskets at 9455 Waples St. San Diego 92121
- September 30th 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Maxi’s fundraiser for Train for Change at the World Beat Center in San Diego “Danza para la causa” with Honduran food
- October 24th End Polio Day – propose ideas for our club to participate
International Volunteer Opportunities:
- November 11 – 13 Ecuador earthquake relief, economic and community development (contact David Ballesteros)
- November/December (dates to be determined) Chacala, Mexico to participate in a Vocational Training Team Global Grant that has been completed but is ongoing – help continue to improve high school programs with culinary, nurse and technology training. A local university has credited these programs and will accept the students into college. The community wants to start a garden. (contact Amy and Maureen)
- Tijuana/Rosarito human trafficking shelter for 10 – 18 year old females has been educating and offering job training with English educational software. Volunteers bring trade/skill/positivity to share with the girls. Spanish speaking not necessary. (contact Amy and Maureen)
- $3,000 has been donated in our club’s name to Smiles International. Tricia Hunter will provide more information. Next opportunity to participate: October in Cabo, Mexico
- Train for Change: Scot and Marian travelled to Honduras with Maxi to visit the new school and observe the teacher training project. Maxi is applying for a global grant and it’s possible our club will participate financially.
- Global Grant in Ecuador for earthquake relief – the grant written by Adriana (club member in Ecuador) with La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club as the sponsor has been approved.
- David Ballesteros and others will travel to Ecuador to assess and contribute November 11-13, 2016
- Planning meeting August 20, 2016 at Mimi’s Cafe in Mission Valley San Diego 8:00 am
- STEAM Makers with Brian Alvaro – virtual reality project – developed content to teach any subject virtually. Great results so far with students showing an increase in reading level and reduction in behavioral problems. View a sample of virtual reality with this link on Youtube! https://youtu.be/CPw2bXXaSpk. Brian’s team has created robots so kids can attend school from their hospital bed or other locations. Kids control the robot as it interacts in the real world.
- Global Grant VTT San Diego and Kenya – Together is Better… A Pathway to Peace is a teacher training project with the goal of implementing Peace Patrol, a youth empowerment peer mediation program, in 11 Kenyan schools. The project is in progress and an unexpected cost has arisen for teacher supplies. A few hundred dollars is needed. (contact Amanda Roussell)
- August 1, 2016 deadline for grant proposals
- October 8, 2016 District 5340 meeting for grant writing
Upcoming events to think about:
- San Diego Fair summer 2017 – collect stuffed animals and donate to local charities
- UCSD Burn Unit collects stuffed animals and toys for children in December
Next meeting August 17th 6:00 pm at Brian Alvaro’s office so we can view his team’s virtual reality technology.
4619 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
August 17th 6:00 pm