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Jim Dunny
Russell Hampton
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Program for Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
Gordy Erickson will be leading a club meeting about our upcoming Rancho BEERnardo event. This meeting is important because the details of how each member can contribute to make this event a success will be outlined. The impressive list of craft breweries that have confirmed their participation is not on the website.
Meeting Assignments
Date Who am I Rotary Minute
Oct 9, 2018 Scott Bramwell
Alison Farrin
Oct 16, 2018 Craig Brown Bret Geenaert
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.

Club News, Oct 9, 2018

Last Week's Meeting
At last week's meeting, Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego spoke to us about food insecurity (hunger) and the innovative solution Feeding San Diego has developed to use food that would be wasted to be repurposed to address the problem. Vince pointed out that the problem isn't a supply problem as it is a distribution.  He showed us why food banks aren't the answer because of the expense of getting food to the food "bank".  He pointed out supermarkets already have a food distribution system.  When food in these supermarkets reaches the outdate, the supermarket no longer can sell it and the food is discarded.  His organization has organized local efforts to rescue this food so that it can be distributed to needy persons instead of having it go to the land fill. The food is still good and healthy and this availability is an effective and efficient way to obtain food for needy people. 
An example of the work of repurposing food that would otherwise be wasted is the fleet of vans that Feeding San Diego supplies to charities to collect food from the numerous Starbucks locations across San Diego county.  The charities use the vans to collect pastries and other food from Starbucks stores.  Each charity actually has the keys to about 8-10 stores and they use the keys to enter the stores after midnight every day to collect food that would otherwise go into the dumpster. The food collected is used locally later on the day of collection to feed the hungry.  Check the link above to learn more about Feeding San Diego and how their solution to the problem is unique and a solution that could solve this pressing need in the United States.
RB Sunrise Events
Rancho BEERnardo Fundraiser - Oct 20, 2018, Webb Park Lake,
2 - 5 pm
District 5340 Events
District Council, Oct, 16, 2018   SEA 180, 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Check out the calendar on the District 5340 website to see all of the upcoming  District 5340 events and projects listed there.  

October 2018 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays   
Name  Date
Mary Stanton  Oct 3
Jon Shea  Oct 5
Jim Roth  Oct 15
Steve Smith  Oct 15
Adrienne Wells Holmes  Oct 17
Spouse Birthdays   
NameSpouse of Date
Dale HolmesAdrienne Wells Holmes Oct 6
Sunshine BramwellScott Bramwell 
Oct 9
NameSpouse NameYearsDate
John SchmidtGlee Schmidt23Oct 4, 1995
Rosemarie BergdahlMike Bergdahl21Oct 12, 1997
Fred NasseriMitra Nasseri33Oct 12, 1985
Al WatsonCaroly (Scooter) Watson23Oct 12, 1995
Tony NogalesVeronica Benitez2Oct 22, 2016
Date Joined Rotary   
Name  YearsDate
Marc Nimetz 6Oct 2, 2012
Sue Herndon 10Oct 9, 2008
Michael Rennie 11Oct 15, 2007
Paul Gorman 11Oct 17, 2007
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