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Jim Dunny
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Program for Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018
The scheduled speaker for Tuesday, April 17, is Joe Sigurdon.  The subject of his presentation is be Boys to Men.
Date Who am I Rotary Minute
Apr 17, 2018 Jesse Garza Steve Sayler
Apr 24, 2018 Jeanne MacLaren John Schmidt
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.

District 5340 - Making History in Polio Eradication Campaign

We are on the brink of creating history - we, as Rotarians, have played the central role in bringing the world close to the eradication of polio.  And we, as Rotarians, will be the ones to deliver the final blow that eliminates this horrific disease. 
As vice-chair for the End Polio Now: Countdown to History Committee, I am part of the Rotary team that is leading the charge that will bring down this dying but savage beast.  We have the benefit of a 2-to-1 match to our Rotary Foundation by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of $100,000,000 per year for every $50,000,000 Rotary contributes towards eradication over a three-year period.
The news on the front lines is encouraging.  Only three endemic countries remaining:
  • Nigeria with its last case reported on August 21, 2016
  • Pakistan with its last case reported on November 15, 2017
  • Afghanistan with its last case reported on January 6, 2018
In 2017, there were only 22 cases of polio - 14 in Afghanistan and eight in Pakistan.  There are currently only three cases of polio in 2018, all in Afghanistan where I continue to personally be involved.  All of the endemic countries face the problem of brutal conflict that challenge access to the populations that most need the vaccinations.  Nevertheless, progress has been remarkable even under these conditions.
District 5340 has stepped up to the plate in a very big way, with Rotarians in this district having contributed over $930,000 this Rotary year for polio eradication.  I encourage everyone in our generous district to keep polio at the forefront of their philanthropic endeavors.  If so, our district could make its own history by crossing the $1,000,000 mark in giving to polio eradication this Rotary year. 
Please let me know how I can help.  You can reach me, Steve Brown, at or (858) 692-3310.
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Photo: Rotary Polio/UNICEF USA

Club News, Apr 16, 2018

Rotary's Area of Focus
This group of photos from the Rotary International website illustrates the Rotary Foundation's Areas of Focus.  The diverse nature of these efforts gives every Rotarian a place to find a cause to support and be passionate about. 
I know that I was shocked when I joined Rotary 18 years ago to learn just how much Rotary was doing to make a difference in the world.  I also was pleased to learn that the funding model used by the Rotary Foundation insures that nearly all of the money donated to the foundation is actually used efficiently and effectively. Changing lives is literally what Rotary is all about. 
To learn about the Rotary Foundation Funding Model and how it works, download the Guide to the Rotary Foundation Funding Model. 
Jim Dunny
RB Sunrise Upcoming Events
RB Sunrise Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors meeting for April will be held this Thursday, April 19 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo.  There is a social time from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  President Paul will call the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.  All members are welcome to attend board meetings.  New members are encouraged to attend in order to earn blue their blue badge points.
Other Rotary Events
Check out the calendar on the club website to see all of the Rotary Functions and projects our club has on the calendar for April.  The calendar is located on the left side of the home page as well as a page accessed by the link on the tool bar at the top of the home page.
Upcoming House Build in Mexico
Great News! Project P-1889 has been fully pledged and the April 21, 2018 house build #2 is a GO! The Del Mar Rotary club contributed towards this project and will be participating in the house build along with our club. From what my contact at the Del Mar club has told me is that they have a pretty good amount of interested members who want to participate.

I have again reserved Jim Hughes' 15 passenger van from our district 5340, for the house build. The pick-up point on Saturday is at the Park n Ride off the 15 at Scripps Poway Parkway at 5:45 - 6:00am.  Please check your inbox for the recent email with all of the details of this event.
Tony Nogales

RB Sunrise Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays   
Name  Date
Phil Schneider  Apr 1
Bob Davie  Apr 9
Lloyd Trilling  Apr 9
Laura Mello  Apr 13
Michael Rennie  Apr 18
Craig Brown  Apr 23
Harold Dockmo  
Apr 29
Spouse Birthdays   
NameSpouse of Date
Irene DunnyJim Dunny Apr 2
Mary Jane KruseCarl Kruse Apr 6
Veronica BenitezTony Nogales Apr 10
JoAnn TeetsRex Teets Apr 17
Rob MelloLaura Mello Apr 19
Susan Shea PaulsonKevin Paulson Apr 26
Amanda PortreyMark Berdan Apr 30
NameSpouse NameYearsDate
Scott BramwellSunshine Bramwell15Apr 18, 2003
Alison FarrinMark Farrin34Apr 28, 1984
Carl KruseMary Jane Kruse50Apr 28, 1968
Kevin PaulsonSusan Shea Paulson30Apr 30, 1988
Date Joined Rotary   
Name  YearsDate
Martin Sheps 27Apr 1, 1991
Bret Geernaert 12Apr 4, 2006
Carl Kruse 20Apr 15, 1998
Jonathan Shea 9Apr 28, 2009
Bill Chaffin 5Apr 30, 2013
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