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Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Editor: Sandy Pugliese

Editor: Sandy Pugliese


Snippets September 2012 October 2010 January 2014

Ringing in the New Year

Make Membership Your #1 Priority! Tell Your Story Make A Difference

TTh hee FFoou urr--W Waayy TTeesstt Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Rotary in Rose Parade Rotary’s commitment to eradicate polio was showcased in the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade. The float title: “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.” The 2014 Tournament of Roses theme was Dreams Come True.” RI President Ron Burton and all Rotarians have the same dream - the eradication of polio. By engaging this dream, Rotarians will not only change the lives of those in the three countries where polio still exists, but change the world from one where polio continues to a Polio Free World. Peter L. Salk, MD and Deborah Sabin joined together in support of polio eradication and Rotary’s major contributions to this cause as riders on the float to honor Rotary International in the Tournament of Roses Parade held on New Year’s Day, the first day of the centenary year of Dr. Salk’s father’s birth.

TThhee O Obbjjeecctt ooff R Roottaarryy The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

On the Polio Front Seven Days of Media Highlights on Polio initiated by Rotary International Thanks to aggressive global vaccination programs led by Rotary International, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and, most recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, there has been much to report on the Polio front. Rotary International has been featuring media highlights on Facebook and other social media sites.

THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FORTH: The advancement of internal understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons untied in the ideal of service.

End Polio Now

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Bill’s Travel Journal

Dec 26, 2013

2013-2014 James Peasley 2012-2013 Augie Caires 2011-2012 Sandy Pugliese

Bill Stumbaugh is a Santee-Lakeside Rotarian who recently moved to Ecuador for an extended period of time. The Club likes to live vicariously through his travels.

2010-2011 Emily Andrade 2009-2010 Pam White 2008-2009 Tom Miles 2007-2008 Edith French 2006-2007 Allen Carlisle 2005-2006 Robie Evans 2004-2005 Mike Uhrhammer 2003-2004 Dan O’Brien 2002-2003 Marjorie Cole 2001-2002 Howard Kummerman 2000-2001 August Caires 1999-2000 Charles Lane 1998-1999 Rev. Mark Neuhaus 1997-1998 Marjorie Whitehead 1996-1997 Roland Rossmiller 1995-1996 Michael Twichel 1994-1995 Steve Hamann 1993-1994 Marcia Johnson 1992-1993 Doug Wilson 1991-1992 William Stumbaugh 1990-1991 Dennis Gerschoffer 1989-1990 James Terry 1988-1989 Stanley McDonald 1987-1988 Joseph Spaulding 1986-1987 Jerry Viner 1985-1986 Vic Bermudes


1984-1985 Lowell Hallock Jr. 1983-1984 Douglas Giles 1982-1983 John Rayburn 1981–1982 John Irwin 1980-1981 Robert Brady 1979-1980 Robert Greiner 1978-1979 Bill Warwick 1977-1978 Ronald Watts 1976-1977 William Garrison 1975-1976 Gale Ruffin

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1974-1975 Robert Jones

1973-1974 Gerald Hamann 1972-1973 Erv Metzgar 1971-1972 Wolfgang Klosterman 1970-1971 John Gill 1969-1970 Robert Rump 1968-1969 Russel Crane, Jr. 1967-1968 Rev. Edward Garner 1966-1967 Van Sweet 1965-1966 Tom Smily 1964-1965 Albert Lantz 1963-1964 Charles Skidmore 1962-1963 Frank Fox 1961-1962 Ray Stoyer 1960-1961 Walter Chandler


At last, I arrived in Bahia on Dec.13. A big thanks to friends, Mike and Dawn who put me up for a week when I searched for a place to rent. I am now in a furnished one bedroom suite apartment. I am fairly settled in with all my bags unpacked. I have made some trips to the market and stores looking for basic food stuffs, kitchen items, etc. The building where I now sleep is located on Calle Morales, near Calle Checa. Morales doesn’t cross Checa because it is a T-intersection due to the large community high school there. On the street cord lines are anchored in the shape of a volley ball court. This evening a group of men were playing volleyball. It was competitive and lively. There is a gate in the wall alongside the high school and others played soccer on the field inside. Also distinctive of my new neighborhood is the shrine in the Morales street median to La Virgin de la Dolorosa. I pass it every time I leave and return. My apartment is about two blocks from the Pacific Ocean and 5 blocks from the shore of the Chone River. The public market, two larger grocery stores and numerous other shops are within three blocks. Furnishings include a bed with sheets, minimum pots and pans, assorted dishes, TV with cable, Internet cable, good security situation, washing machine, small table, chair, stool, bath towels, coffee maker, blender, etc. There's a portable electric fan but no overhead fans and no air conditioning, nor a mosquito net. This will likely be a problem as the humidity climbs next month for the rainy season. I'll be talking with the owner about solutions as well as looking for larger quarters when the high season ends here. I get potable water for drinking in five gallon size jugs, and propane for the stove also comes in refillable tanks. A variety of small, family owned restaurants provide a range of seafood and farm fresh ingredients, including Italian, Chinese, Mexican, and Continental along with Ecuadorian plates. Continued on page 6

Kitchen setting

102 Morales

To rest and contemplate

Travel pamphlet picture of Bahia de Caraquez


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Photo Clips

Board Meeting - 1:30 p.m. January 15 Host Hospitality - DGEs Visit St. Madeline Sophie Ctr.

2013 Christmas Party

January 25 Pre-PETS meeting for Club Presidents Elect & Mid-Year Update for current Presidents February 20-23 PETS Training April 26 Rotarians at Work Day June 1-4

S Sppeeaakkeerrss January 9 Dan McAllister January 16 Cameron Walz January 23 TBD December 26 Club Assembly

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The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at Jimmy’s Restaurant on Mission Gorge Road in Santee.


Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I will: 1.

Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities.


Use my vocational experience and talents to serve Rotary.


Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others.


Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings.


Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society.


Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community.


Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians.


Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.

This Close


President’s Message Commitment and Determination In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before. Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built. Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream-bridge. The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move. Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roebling’s were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever. He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment. It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife. He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.


Why Join Rotary

Bill’s Travel Journal Continued from page 3

C Coom mm muunniittyy S Seerrvviiccee Rotary creates the perfect venue to give back to your community and to the world at large.

N Neettw woorrkkiinngg Rotary provides an environment for developing strong friendships and business relationships.

LLeeaaddeerrsshhiipp S Skkiillllss Rotary provides unlimited exposure to new topics and ideas; it provides a meaningful way to be a leader.

IInntteerrnnaattiioonnaall S Seerrvviiccee Rotary’s arm encircles the globe. It is the largest service organization in the world and provides countless opportunities to bridge continents and end divides.

FFrriieennddsshhiipp Every Rotary Club in the world, no matter how big or small, has one thing in common: friendship. And it’s from this base of friendship that we serve our community.

Last night, I went to the home of Rotarians Mary Elena and Humberto for the traditional 'noche buena' Christmas dinner. Families gather at home as the evening of December 24 grows late, and sit to enjoy the Christmas dinner at midnight when Christmas Day is beginning. The dinner featured roasted turkey with all the trimmings as is the Ecuadorian tradition. I ate seconds and thirds as did everyone. This was followed by the richest, most delicious flan I have ever been fortunate to consume. It was incredibly smooth and circle shaped, about 18 inches across and golden yellow. This was followed by the granddaughters opening their gifts while a son photographed every breaking of the wrapping and the delightful responses. Now, it is Christmas afternoon. Quiet outside with some folks sitting on the building steps casually conversing. Boys playing a version of hide and seek with a soccer ball. I am glad I got to Bahia in time to experience Christmas here and am looking forward to the New Year celebration. The city will launch fireworks from the river bridge on Dec.31, and many people will also burn viejos' in the street. The viejos, for old men, are stuffed dolls and statues that people make or buy and then burn in the street on Dec 31 night to pass out the old year and celebrate the new. Children and adults build and decorate the figures, some to sell. Stores also feature some craftsmen building torsos, legs, arms, and heads of celebrity movie stars, cartoon characters, etc. Happy New Year to my fellow Rotarians. Thanks for your well-wishes!

FFaam miillyy--FFrriieennddllyy Rotary has the potential to be a way of life; a legacy to leave our children and our grandchildren.

YYoouunngg PPeeooppllee A great tool Rotary has is its educational programs. It also can give you exposure to many different areas and help you find what your interests really are.

Travel pamphlet picture of a sunset seen from Bahia de Caraquez

Picture of Viejos from Google Images


We are a Grassroots Organization

Need to Know

Rotary is a GRASSROOTS organization. We carry out our most meaningful service work through our Rotary Clubs. Each club elects its own officers and enjoys considerable autonomy within the framework of Rotary’s Constitution and Bylaws. Rotary districts (groups of clubs) support these efforts and are led by district governors. Rotary clubs belong to the global association Rotary International (RI), led by the RI president and RI board of directors. We direct our service in six AREAS OF FOCUS: Peace and conflict resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic literacy; and economic and community development.

He lived as 'A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.' ~Jackie Robinson

Please Note: RI President Ron D. Burton is extending the early registration deadline. Rotarians now have until 15 January to complete discounted early registration for the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia, saving $100 off the onsite registration fee. The 15 January deadline will remain firm, so act soon to take advantage of the discount. You can take advantage of special travel discounts to make it easier to get to - and enjoy - Sydney, which is packed with family-friendly activities. Save on international and domestic travel to Sydney offered by our official airlines, Emirates Airlines and Qantas Airways. The New South Wales Government is offering convention-goers free transit passes for travel on ferries, buses, and trains in the greater Sydney metropolitan area from 29 May through 5 June. Learn more about the discounts and the other details for this year's event at Register today online or by returning the downloadable registration form and make this a convention to remember.


Words from District Governor, Carl Kruse Do you know that January is Rotary Awareness Month throughout the Rotary world? Clubs and members are encouraged to "tell their story" about what Rotarians do at home and around the world. Celebrate the New Year in style with media coverage, more guests to meetings, networking and fellowship events, etc. In other words, be proud and be loud.! Rotarians make a very positive difference in the lives of their members, their families, their communities and the world. Let everyone know who we are! If not us, who? If not now, when? January is the perfect month to "carry the torch that lights the path of Rotary!"

President’s Message Continued from page 5

For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do. Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal. This undaunted determination represents what can be accomplished with a vision and dogged commitment to achieve great things. I would like to challenge our entire Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club members make a commitment to be sure our Club remains viable into the foreseeable future. Membership growth and retention is our number one priority for our Club. I would like all Club members to make a commitment to bring in a new Club member in calendar year 2014. Let us make it happen. I want to wish all of you a very happy New Year. Viva SanteeLakeside Rotary Club!

As RI President Ron D. Burton says..."At every stage of our lives and our careers, Rotary has something for all of us--a way to let us do more, give more, and be more." We need to make others aware of the gift of Rotary.


January 2014 Snippets  

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