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Program for Tuesday, 28, 2019
There is no program for Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Our club will be dark.
Meeting Assignments
Who am I Rotary Minute
May 28, 2019 Dark Dark
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.
Report on Abraxas Scholarship Interviews
On Thursday, May 23 Bret Geermaert and Gerrit-Jan van Glabbeek interviewed six teenagers, keen in receiving part of a US$ 5000 RB Rotary Sunrise Funding program.

Brett and Jan, both novices at interviewing students at  Abraxas High School, decided to do the job in tandem. Each student presented a very complex history,  full of obstacles, setbacks, financial horror, and deprived family environments. If it wasn't for Abraxas, their experiences could well have negative, life-long consequences.

 Here are some of the student inputs:
"I wasn't able to establish myself until I came to Abraxas";   
"I have suffered from bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression"; 
"I went to five different High Schools".
"I had to overcome personal challenges affecting all of my childhood": 
"being in special ed I faced fighting with teachers and how they talked down on us. They told us if I go to Abraxas I will go to jail or at least will never graduate"
" Was diagnosed with the social anxiety and depression disorder. I felt every day the world around me was collapsing. Through therapy, medication and support from friends and family, I was able to get better."
Clearly, these students need help. Their comments on their financial situation: 
"my family is living from paycheck to paycheck, so extra money to put towards college would be great";
"I have divorced parents and they both struggle financially"; 
"I'll be helping out with rent and food so my mom wouldn't have to worry anymore"; 
" this will help so I can still have a good education and still focus on helping my family as we are 13 people living in a 3-bedroom place":
" I come from a poor family and I didn't think I'd go to college. Getting a scholarship will help me get a good career";  and last but not least; MY PARENTS ARE TWO IMMIGRANTS. I AM DEFINITELY NOT MADE OUT OF MONEY"
From Bret: "my son went through Abraxas"
From Jan " I quit high school at age 15" (in the Netherlands)

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2019 Governor's Dinner

Registration for the 2019 Governor's Dinner is now open. It will be held on June 27th at the La Jolla Marriott. Cost of the dinner is $50 for Rotarians and their guests and $30 for Rotaractors. 
Join us for our annual District Awards and Inductions Ceremonies.  This will be the final event of our Rotary Year as Marta Knight prepares to take her place as the District Governor for 2019-20. Register by clicking here.

Club and District Upcoming Events

RB Sunrise Upcoming Events
President Mike's Demotion Party
June 21, 2019,  Country Club of RB
Rotary District 5340 Upcoming Events
June 27, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 2019 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays   
Name   Date
Scott Bramwell  May 18
Brad Sandstrom  May 20
Kevin Paulson  May 27
Inan Linton  May 29
Thomas Hoy  May 31
Spouse Birthdays   
Name Spouse of Date
Trisha MoffatMike Moffat May 7
Greg StantonMary Stanton May 28
Tom HoySusan Marsh May 31
NameSpouse NameYearsDate
Karen MortimerBill Mortimer37May 8, 1982
Bill ChaffinTerry Chaffin24May 20.1995
Date Joined Rotary   
Name YearsDate
Jeb Bakke 29May 1, 1990
Steven Sayler 23May 1, 1996
Thomas Hoy 3May 3, 2016
Susan Marsh 3May 3, 2016
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