We had the District Music Scholarship Competition at the Museum of Making Music, Sunday, March 12.
Our Candidate, Kana Shiotsu won first in the whole district.
What an exciting win!!!!
After 10 years in the planning, Ivan Alba took his wife and two preteen daughters on a "Rotary Year of Service" round the world journey. Hitting 24 countries, the family observed various Rotary projects around the world. His presentation challenged us to have more "sustainable " projects. Ones that change a community's behavior for the better for the future, not just a one-time donation. For more information go to his blog at http://www.albaworldtour.wordpress.com.
In an attempt to promote some additional ticket sales to this year's Soiree, several fellow Rotarians and I will be canvasing neighborhoods in Del Mar on March 23 inviting folks to the event. We would love to have a few more members tag along and it may be a good opportunity for some of the more junior members, myself included, to get to know the community better. Please contact either Paul Chunyk or me if you have even the slightest bit of interest in joining us. Rumor has it Paul's going to conclude our day on the streets with a pub crawl! Thanks in advance for your help and if you have any ideas on other ways to stimulate ticket sales, send 'em my way and I'll be happy to help.
I was amazed at the outpouring of love and concern by many of our members last Thursday, January 12th. When I had announced that the International Committee had approved $1,000 for the refugees in Grozny, many of our members came up to me and slipped bills to me; no names but thanks to all who donated. I was handed some $440 in cash! As announced, I matched the donation up to $500. As a result we will give $1,880 to the incoming Governor of District 2220 Russia, Galina Lavrova, to take back to the Rotary Club of Grozny. Rotary is truly amazing. Thanks to all our members for your compassion and faith that Rotary really can make a difference!
Marty Peters, PDG
One Happy and Proud Rotarian
This week the RCDM presented Casa de Amistad with a $1000 check. Half the funds are from our club, the other from a District Grant. The money will help purchase books and educational material. Casa de Amistad is an after school tutoring program for low income families in Solana Beach. The RCDM supports the program both monetarily and has several members as tutors. Bob Sonnhalter and Don Johnson present Nicole Mione-Green our Rotary check.
Dan Austin is sponsored by Val Meyers and Marty Peters. Dan is the publisher of the Del Mar Lifestyle magazine. He brings extensive experience in marketing and TV/radio management to his new endeavor. He loves outdoor activities, reading and traveling, among others.