Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:00-8:00pm
Attendees: Claudia Torres, Scot Sargeant, Marian Pavlovich, Amy Vegter, David Ballesteros, Dolores Ballesteros, Felipe Razo, Janet Mikelson, Daniel Ukang
Meeting began with opening remarks made by Janet Mikelson, RECSDG Peace Chair, about the Peace Conference held on February 24th at USD. She said it was uplifting, consisted of many presentations, but 2 of them being outstanding. One of them given by an Army veteran. The main highlight was his emphasis on war and its impact. Just because war is over it doesn’t mean there is peace. The other presenter was a student, Global Peace Scholar at USD. She talked about the importance of seeding peace with the youth, giving examples of children in tribal communities in Kenya. After different interactions children from rival tribes became friends, introducing them to their families, and fostering peace. For a full recap of the conference please take a look at Janet’s post on our facebook page.
President, Marian reminded all to make nominations for the board by April 11th. A final vote will be held at the meeting that day.
A peace pole was also discussed at the meeting. Robert Sargeant, father of Scot Sargeant has volunteered to assist us in creating a wooden peace pole. Details were discussed regarding where the pole would be placed. The club came up with local schools: Linda Vista, Pacific Beach, USD. We will need to manage it with the principal and need to create a budget, at the next board meeting.
Banati project also being discussed with Maureen, international projects chair. She is mentoring them in helping them further develop their project. Date will still need to be decided for a volunteer trip.
Special Presentation by Daniel Ukang, Lost Boys Foundation
A very heartfelt and inspirational speech delivered by survivor of the Sudanese Civil War and leader of the Lost Boys Foundation, Daniel Ukang. He began his presentation explaining how he went from Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya. The struggles he faced away from his family, without any resources, food to eat, or shelter. He also encouraged us to attend a local fundraiser for their foundation being held on April 14th. For more details about the event please visit dreamtobemore.org. And for a full presentation please visit our facebook page or click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6st35K1jMQ&t=3s.
Upcoming local important dates:
Saturday, March 24th– District Training Assembly at USD from 8:30 am till noon. $25 to register. There will also be a grants training, 2 reps required to attend from each participating club.
Thursday, April 5th– Rockin Rotary Social at Liberty Station $25 to attend; 6-9pm social with many Rotary clubs throughout the district.
Saturday, April 7th– District wide tree planting opportunity in Alpine, led by Coronado Rotary Club and PDG Marilyn Sanderson. More details will be sent via email to all members.
Wednesday, April 11th– RECSDG Club meeting; Dr. Kevin Glynn, Pulmonologist from Scripps Health will give us a special presentation. Voting will be held on this day.
Thursday, April 12th– Padres v Giants game 7:10pm; join many Rotarians for a night of fun. Cost $36.50; https://rotary5340.org/event/rotary-night-at-the-ballpark—padres-vs–giants/
Friday, April 13th– Rotary of Chula Vista Trivia Night-part of the proceeds will go to Train for Change (8ppl per team registration at $25) at The Venue in Eastlake at 6pm; flyer will be emailed to all.
Sunday, April 29th– Padres v Mets at 1:10pm
Friday and Saturday, May 4-5th District Conference at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA family friendly event.