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Program for Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Kristi Wells, CEO of Safe House Project.
The speaker for Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 is Kristi Wells who is CEO of Safe House Project in San Diego.
Safe House Project exists to do two things: increase awareness about the global sex trafficking crisis and raise funds for a network of safe houses that provide refuge and restoration for those running from sex slavery.
Meeting Assignments
Date Who am I Rotary Minute
Dec 4, 2018 Alison Farrin Jean Larsen
Dec 11, 2018 Bret Geernaert Klinton LeBlang
The member assigned to Who Am I is also responsible for providing the positive thought for the day at the beginning of the meeting. 
During the meeting the Who Am I assignment member has the task of introducing visiting Rotarians and guests.
The member assigned the Rotary Minute is also a Greeter for the day and is assigned to sell opportunity drawing tickets.

Nov 27, 2018 Meeting Notes

Here are updates on what happened on our club meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
Donation to J. Company
J Company is one of the youth theater program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.  Our donation is to fund their Random Acts of Culture program to introduce and involve students in underprivileged areas of in live theater.  Children get to see live theater and participate in live theater productions.  This experience is tranformative and gives the children the opportunity to express themselves in a way they could not normally have. 
Kim Varey (at right in the photo) is our club's liaison with the Random Acts of Culture Program.
Judith Tronsrue earns TRF+3 Recognition
L-r: Jeanne MacLaren, Judith Tronsrue
Jeanne MacLaren, TRF chair for RB Sunrise Rotary, presented Judith with a TRF+3 recognition pin.  The pin recognizes the fact that Judith has donated $4,000 to the Rotary Foundation since becoming a Rotarian just 3 years ago. 
Rotarians are able to change lives locally and globally because of the unique funding model of the Rotary Foundation.  It is the ongoing support of selfless Rotarians like Judith that allows the Rotary Foundation to be the premier philanthropic organization the has earned recognition internationally for its effectiveness and efficiency in the manner that it funds sustainable projects the provide ongoing support for projects that improve the lives of many people in the world.
Please check with Jeanne MacLaren to find out how to contribute to the Rotary Foundation through Rotary Direct. the sign up process is simple and will insure that you too can make a difference in the world for people you will never see.
Sandi Menderson Earns Blue Badge
l - r Inan Linton, Sandi Menderson, Mary Stanton
Sandi Menderson was recognized on Tuesday, Nov 27 for completing all of the points needed to earn her blue badge.  Sandi has attended social events and the Foundation Seminar since being inducted as a member.  Membership chair Mary Stanton presented Sandi with her membership plaque and her blue badge.  Joining Sandi in the photo at right is mentor, Inan Linton.
Rabbi Yisroel. Goldstein Spoke about Friendship Circle
Rabbi Goldstein spoke about his involvement in Friendship CIrcle of San Diego.  After searching the country for a suitable project to assist special needs children, teens and adults, he discovered Friendship Circle and introduced it here in San Diego.
The Friendship Circle of San Diego (aka FC) enriches the lives of children, teens and adults with special needs through social and recreational experiences while inspiring volunteers to participate in building a stronger and more inclusive community.

Club News, Dec 3, 2018

Club News
Dec 11, 2018 Club Meeting
Our regular club meeting on Dec 11, will be a holiday special.  First of all, we will be visited by Marines who will come to collect our clubs contribution of toys to the Toys for Tots Drive.
After the Toys for Tots presentation, we will be entertained by members of the RB Chorale, who will sing holiday songs for us. We will also make a presentation of a grant to support their scholarship fund.
Club Holiday Party
Our holiday party this year will be held on Sunday, December 9, at 4:30 pm at Craig Brown's home.  Watch your email inbox for information on what you can bring to this potluck event.  You will also want to bring an unwrapped item to be auctioned off.  As is our club tradition, the auction bidding starts with the items being displayed for a silent auction.  After dinner, everyone then gathers for a spirited auction led by Pres. Mike Moffat. This year, Mike will be assisted by both of his elves, Cark Kruse and Jim Roth. This auction is always a fun time because of the hijinks and bantering during the auction. 
Rotary International Assembly Hosting
In January, our club again will again hosting a dinner for the incoming district governors who will be attending the Rotary International Assembly training in San Diego. This year's hosting event will be on Wednesday evening,  Jan 16, 2019.  Be sure to save this date.  Our club's event has always been a great way to learn what other Rotarians do in their district in the world.  What has been memorable at past events is how the Rotary Motto of Service Above Self plays out in each district whose District Governor Elects we host each year. 
We will be using the same caterer, but we will be at a different venue. This dinner has always been a special event for our club because we get to learn about what other districts  around the world are doing and see that Service Above Self is a universal commitment in the world of Rotary. 
District 5340 Events
District 5340 is the host district for the Rotary International Assembly.  Each year DIstrict Governor Elects from around the world come to San Diego for a week of mandatory training.  Clubs in the district help with welcoming and hosting a friendship dinner during the week of this training. See the article on the home page of the district website,
Check out the calendar on the District 5340 website to see all of the upcoming  District 5340 events and projects listed there.  

December 2018 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays   
Name  Date
Jean Larsen  Dec 1
Alison Farrin  Dec 5
Lee Haney  Dec 9
Nasrin Barbee  Dec 12
Jean Loo-Russo  Dec 15
Brian Gansert  Dec 16
Spouse Birthdays   
NameSpouse of Date
Karen ShustermanPeter Shusterman Dec 6
NameSpouse NameYears Date
Laura MelloRob Mello7Dec 3, 2011
Jim DunnyIrene Dunny36Dec 4, 1982
Lee HaneyVicki Haney27Dec 7, 1991
Bob DavieSharyn Davie31Dec 19, 1987
Sandi MendersonJon Svendson40Dec 20, 1978
Date Joined Rotary   
Name YearsDate
Nasrin Barbee 24Dec 1, 1994
Charlie Dulaney 23Dec 1, 1995
Gordon Erickson 13Dec 6, 2005
Tracey van Putten 4Dec 9, 2014
Bob Davie 9Dec 15, 2009
Al Watson 30Dec 16, 1988
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