RECSDG Meeting Notes
6pm – February 22, 2018
Members and Advisors: David Ballesteros, Maureen Duncan, Maxie Gluckman, Janet Mikleson, Marian Pavlovich, Alan Rezner, Susan Rezner, Scot Sargeant, Amy Vegter, Amy Schrift- online
Guests: Scott Carr – District Governor
Marian opened the meeting with Updates.
Tricia Hunter thanked Mission Bay Foundation and the club support of a project in in Costa Rica. Most programs do not continue surgeries after 16 but they are following up until the surgeries needed are completed. Their recent event handled 6 kids needing primary palate work. They were supported by a physician from Huston along with the rest of their regulars. Surgeries will continue to be scheduled in February and October. Dr. Moses continues to do surgeries in Cabo thanks to housing being provided by a local resort. Next trip – April 24, 2018. The Tecate clinic will occur in May and members are invited to come and help out as volunteers.
Maureen reported that she has been asked to be a contributor for a Rotary Voices Project. Her blog covers topics of Economic Development and Educational Literacy. This blog and others of interest can be found at blog.rotary.org As a member of the Rotary cadre, she is responsible for visiting and and/or reviewing grant projects. She has a trip coming to up Sao Paulo in Brazil to evaluate a project and will be reconnecting with friends she met years ago in this area. In her capacity as our Club’s Project Chair, Maureen expressed a concern about the proposal we heard last meeting for the Benati Organization’s Food Transformation Center. Because they plan to distribute Pepsi products which are high in sugar content, she cannot recommend that we support this project.
Maxie went to PETS and was recognized as a Millennial, a highly desired target group for Rotary.
She introduced us to a game about the Avenues of Service and rewarded those able to answer her questions with strings of colored beads. She is looking forward to her year and encourages members to step up and serve as officers.
District Governor Scott Carr
Scott told us his role has been to support the clubs in the District. He talked about the culture of change and efforts Rotary is making to better serve the needs of younger members to make it more relevant. . He was asked to speak about the Polio Pig which traveled with him to a Rotary Convention in New Orleans. The pig attracted attention and was fun which gave Scott the opportunity to speak about the effort to eradicate Polio and raised some money along the way. District Clubs are finding that they can add fun to their meetings. A group meeting at Ballast Point has attracted a lot of new members because of the location and time of day. He mentioned that a recent ad campaign at the Airport increased the number of likes on our Facebook account from 335 to 32,000 over the course of the International Assembly. Scott complimented our Eclub as the new face of Rotary. He mentioned how he has involved his young son in Rotary and feels family involvement engages members more completely. He was asked about his tree planting effort this year and was pleased by Amy Schrift’s report of planting in Costa Rica.
How to reach my Economic and Development Forum on My Rotary and add entries:
Go to: My Rotary
Go to: Exchange Ideas
Choose: Find a Group, put in (EDC) )
Cadre: Economic and Community Development (ECD) pops up
Look at the first discussion: Economic Development Projects Areas and How to Assess Community Development
Go to Page 2, end #9 and add your comments
Peace Forum USD– Janet will be representing us. All are welcome
Rotaractors Water Purification Event at UCSD
March 24 – District Training and Grants Seminar at USD
April 5 from 6 to 9 PM at – Rocking Rotary Social at Liberty Station
April 12 – Padres Giants Game with Scott Carr throwing out the baseball
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