RAMON RISING Ramon was taken in by a farm working couple and raised as one of 15 children in their household living in severe poverty, neglect and abuse in Central Valley, California. From early childhood on, Ramon was hired out to perform back-breaking farm labor. Dr. Resa made it through college and medical school, received his license to practice medicine and went directly back to the Central Valley to practice pediatrics. is a documentary being produced now about an abandoned boy, Ramon Resa, who against all odds became a pediatrician.
We will not meet on Thursday, January 19th at St. Peter's. The 6-Way Meeting replaces our regular weekly meeting that week.
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.
Alyssa Pardini is sponsored by Marty Peters and Jim Watkins. Alyssa is the marketing manager at L'Auberge Del Mar. Her wide ranging education and experiences has given her the outlook that “life is an adventure of both intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution”.
Vickie Barks is sponsored by Marty Peters. Vickie is a native Californian who now works at a local non-profit teaching kids to program in Java. The goal is to give each student a skill that allows them to go straight into the work force.
The Emperor and the spy
Here is what happened
The membership sang Happy Birthday to Tom Woolsey as he turned 90 years old on September 1st.
The Program Speaker was John Ciullo, Executive Director of Nature & Culture International.
"We are unlike traditional conservation organizations in philosophy, efficiency and results. Our projects are diverse – spanning multiple countries and numerous ecosystems – and we are guided first and foremost by a deep respect for local communities and culture. We’re protecting the areas in South America and Mexico that contain the greatest biodiversity on the planet by collaborating with the people who depend upon the land for their survival." Check them out at http://natureandculture.org/about/why-nature-and-culture/
community service supports boys and girls club
DG Marilyn sanderson Awarded 3 new Paul harris fellows
District 5340 and feeding America
Year in review
Joe Harper visits
Here is what happened June 7th.
Tom Ryan, the Rotary Club of Del Mar President for 2016-17, conducted his first meeting of the new Rotary year.
|President Tom Ryan introduced our Assistant District Governor Steve Weitzen. This is Steve's 2nd year as our ADG. Steve noted he attended and thoroughly enjoyed our Demotion Party.|
|The club was treated to a piano recital from the founder of Amateur Pianists, Glenn Kramer. His organization sponsors the San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs July 15th to 17th, 2016. The Rotary Club of Del Mar donated $1,000 which will be used to award 2nd place of the competition. http://amateurpianists.org/|