Bulletin Editor
Jim Dunny
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Program for Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The scheduled program for Tuesday, March 20, is the 4-Way Sub-Regional Contest. The contestants speakers have already won a competition at a club that is sponsoring them in this second step.  The winner in this competition will advance to a Regional contest. The winners at that contest will then advance to a final contest at the district contest. 
Meeting Assignments
Date Who am I Rotary Minute
Mar 20, 2018 Fred Nasseri Jeanne MacLaren
Mar 27, 2018 Marc Nimetz Michael Rennie
Apr 3, 2018 Antonio Nogales Jay Riordan
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.

RB Sunrise Rotary to Beautify Espola Rd at Poway High

RB Sunrise Rotary is participating in an effort initiated by current RB President Ian H. S. Riseley. His theme for his term, 2017-18 is Rotary, Making  a Difference.
He is asking all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree.  His goal was to have this completed by Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  RB Sunrise Rotary. Because of the amount of planning required, RB Sunrise Rotary has elected to make this tree planting project its Rotarians at Work project for 2018.
At Poway High School, old plantings were removed in the area of the football field adjacent to Espola Road.  Dale Long, RB Sunrise project coordinator for this project, has been working with the  maintenance staff at the high school to get the site ready.  Such things as the exact location for each tree needs to be preplanned so that that proper irrigation and other considerations are finalized. 
The site for the beautification planting of trees is along a drainage canal adjacent to Espola Road.  The plantings will assist if reducing the potential for damage in the area due to erosion. 
Rotarians at Work is a Rotary Program that began here in San Diego over 10 years ago.  Former District Governor, the late Bob Watson, suggested that on one day Rotary clubs could do community projects such as school cleanup, tree planting, and maintenance projects around their community.  District 9100, Northern Baja California, Mexico joined District 5340, San Diego and Imperial Counties, California in the first year.  Since that time, Rotary districts around the world had participated in this event that occurs on the last Saturday in April each year. 
RB Sunrise's project this year will definitely make a difference.  The plantings will beautify the site and also be a critical environmental solution to control erosion.

Club News, March 19, 2018

District Website Issues
If you have tried to access the District 5340 website, you may have encountered an error message. At last Thursday's board meeting, I learned about the difficulties that several board members had in trying to access the District 5340 website. They were trying to register for the upcoming training assembly.
The problem seems to be the way that certain internet browsers read the security certificate on the District 5340 website home page.  The best solution is to use embedded link in the story just below this.  That link will take you directly to the information and registration page for the assembly.  The district is aware of the problem and I will followup with any new information after conferring with leaders at the Training Assembly on Saturday, March 24.
Members are encouraged to let me know if they encounter a problem with either our club website, our bulletin, or the District 5340 website. Email information about the problem you experience to: Jim Dunny.
Jim Dunny
District 5340 Training Assembly is coming up!
Held only once a year, District Training Assembly offers training for Rotarians including club officers, directors, and committee chairs to help them become more effective club leaders. All club members, especially Red Badgers, are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Come learn club management tips and best practices from other Rotarians at District Training on March 24, 2018 at the Joan Kroc Center for Peace & Justice on the USD campus. Online registration is the same as previous year's at $25 per person. This is a great opportunity to learn about Rotary and network with other Rotarians. We expect full attendance for each class, so don't miss out. Get training for your position and meet other Rotarians to swap ideas in the breakout sessions at this assembly.
Registration ends on March 21, 2018
Immediately following this event at the same venue is the Global Grants Management Seminar.  Anyone who is planning to submit a grant needs to attend this seminar in order to learn the proper way to get funding and submit the proper applications in time.  This seminar is essential to know how to get the application in on time. Preregistration is not required for this seminar.  Every club is required to have at least 2 representatives at this seminar in order for the club to be eligible to participate in a global grant for 2018-2019. 
Jim Dunny
Mexico House Build Coming Up
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

March 2018 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays   
Name  Date
Peter Meisen  March 5
Laurie Oakland  March 10
Trudy Armstrong  March 15
Marc Nimetz  March 15
Mark Berdan  March 16
Fred Nasseri  March 21
Kim Varey  March 23
Klint LeBlang  March 26
Spouse BIrthdays   
NameSpouse of Date
Dan ShapiroKim Varey March 13
Kiki DulaneyCharlie (Big Dog) Dulaney March 21
Member NameSpouse NameYearsDate
Michael RennieKristy Rennie18Mar 4, 2000
Mike MoffatTrisha Moffat50Mar 30, 1968
Paul PintekTrisha Pintek9Mar 31, 2009
Date Joined Rotary   
Name YearsDate
Rex Teets 26Mar 1, 1992
Peter Shusterman 5Mar 5, 2013
Craig Brown 15Mar 11, 2003
Mary Stanton 7Mar 15, 2011
Rick Coburn 14Mar 26, 2004
Karen Mortimer 11Mar 27, 2007
Klint LeBlang 2Mar 29, 2016
Kim Varey 2Mar 29, 2016
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