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MARCH 28, 2013


Last Meeting Highlights Take a moment to see what you missed and view upcoming events..

Meeting Speaker

Thursday, March 28th John Moorlach, Orange County Supervisor Join us to hear an update on the top priorities facing Orange County Government this year from John Moorlach. A prior Rotarian, his talks each

year are always illuminating.

Last Meeting Notes Pres Bob called meeting at 12:30 Invocation: Cecil Hess Pledge: Art Kleinpell 4-Way Test: Jim Parsons  Song: Scott Jackson led us in a special rendition of “I’d like To Teach The World To Sing” Visiting Rotarians and Guests: John Brainerd introduced Kevin Cartwright who provided us with an overview of STMath, a new educational video game which is improving math test scores, especially among disadvantaged students. It has served over ½ million students thus far. Announcements: President Bob will be emailing all us about a plan to move our meeting time to a breakfast or evening time. Please make sure you provide your opinion to help us evaluate. - Sandra updated on Jul 15 Golf Tournament at Oak Creek. - Nominations are open for new Board members - District Conf May 2-4 at Knott’s - RI Convention: June 23-26 at Lisbon, Portugal -­‐ Cecil announced plans to pack food packages for “Stop Hunger Now” this Sat 3-5 pm. Fine Mistress: Blanca Ocampo levied fines against Ron Hodge who recently received an award for 50 years of safe flying. She also collected fees from Patricia, Jim Parsons, Scott Jackson, and Dave Halm.

Program of the Day: Pat Brainerd introduced our speaker this week, Telena Mara, who is VP of Education at Segerstrom Center of the Arts. Telena has a strong affinity for Rotary, she sang the National Anthem at the Abilene Texas Rotary Club when she was in High School. She also received a Rotary Scholarship to attend a summer singing camp. The Segerstrom Center provides educational programs to over ½ a million people each year and covers five counties in Southern California. They have over 100 teaching artists and groups who go into schools throughout the region. In particular, high schools have had significant cutbacks over the past couple of decades in Arts Education. The cutbacks began when Congressman Leo Ryan moved to change the credentialing requirements for all teachers which previously required every teacher to have an Arts credential. Since then, steady cutbacks have occurred. The Segerstrom programs are thus filling an important gap, and they receive no government funding for their efforts.

This is your chance to find out about hot issues like the John Wayne Airport Noise Curfew extension and where he stands currently on his possible plans for running as a candidate for California Governor... ---------------Upcoming Speakers/Events------------------

Thursday, April 4th, 12:00pm TBD Thursday, April 11th, 12:00pm TBD Thursday, April 18th, 12:00pm Chris Epting - The Old Orange County Thursday, April 25th, 12:00pm TBD Rotarians help Stop Hunger Now pack meals: 6 members of NIRC and a member of Rotary EClub of West join 60 other volunteers to pack 100,800 meals for Haiti Saturday March 22nd.

- Bill Zeller, Reporter

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New Lunch Buffet price $15 UCI students... $10 UCI Rotaract club members.. $5

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MARCH 28, 2013


, 2013

Happy Birthday Mar 5 - Darryl Sato Mar 11 - TJ Snyder Mar 12 - Len Fullmer Mar 17 - Frank Mead Mar 25 - Brian Gates

Happy Anniversary Mar 3 - Mian & Naila Aquil Wishing extra Health to Bob Dunham Lou Van Lochem & Pat Brainerd

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