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Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club

Snippets September 2012 October 2010 January 2013

Editor: Sandy Pugliese

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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?

As we ring in the New Year, let’s set our own Club resolutions. Keeping our eye on the prize, which is membership, let’s all vow to do as President Augie Caires has asked:             

5 new members 2 Fireside Chats Amend Strategic Plan 4 participants in the next Leadership Academy $100 per member to Club Foundation 100% participation in RI giving Great Programs Conduct Community Needs Assessment Hold Club Retreat Build on our signature event - Concert at the Lakes HAVE FUN HAVE FUN HAVE FUN

Rotary in Rose Parade Rotary's commitment to local and international humanitarian service is showcased in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. Sponsor: Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc. Float Title: “All the Places We Go” Float Highlights: A central world globe represents the community and global service contributed by Rotary’s international network of 1.2 million volunteers. As the globe spins and gears turn, lotus and cherry blossoms and giant origami “peace cranes” will inform the millions of parade viewers around the world of Rotary’s commitment to peace through service.

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:

Notables Gordon-Zuckor Scholar Says “Thank You”

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; 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.

Cliff Dochterman to Speak Past RI President, Cliff Dochterman has entertained, motivated and energized Rotarians for years with his speeches at Rotary meetings around the world. The Santee-Lakeside and La Mesa Noon Rotary Clubs will have the fortune to listen to this renowned speaker on Wednesday, January 16. This is a must attend opportunity! Cliff Dochterman was President of Rotary International in 1992-93 and has written several articles on Rotary that have been collected and published as the ABCs of Rotary.

Visit the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club at http://www.santeelakeside

SLR Rotarian, Sandy Pugliese and La Mesa Noon Rotarian, Tim Miller with Cliff Dochterman at the 2011-12 Rotary Convention in New Orleans.


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Clip Board

2012-2013 Augie Caires


2011-2012 Sandy Pugliese


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 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

Holiday Party held at Pinnacle Peaks Steakhouse on December 11.


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Need to Know

Joint Board Meeting - 10:30 am January 12 International Assembly Greeters January 16 Host Hospitality Event January 17 Club is DARK

Joint Meeting with the La Mesa Noon Club on Jan. 16 Our Club is DARK on January 17 to allow members to attend the January 16 meeting of the La Mesa Rotary Club at noon to hear past RI president, Cliff Dochterman speak. The La Mesa Rotary Club meets at the La Mesa Community Center - 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

International Assembly Reception January 22 District Council on Literacy February 1 Club Retreat February 9 Pre-PETS Orientation February 21-24 PETS Seminar March 16 District Assembly & Grants Management Seminar

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East County Rotary Clubs to Host Governors-Elect On January 16, 2013, the El Cajon, La Mesa, La Mesa Sunrise and Santee-Lakeside Rotary Clubs will host a special reception and dinner for visiting District Governors-Elect (DGEs). These DGEs come from other parts of the United States and several countries to attend the International Assembly here in San Diego. This special event will be held at St. Madeline Sophie’s Center in El Cajon. 60 DGEs and spouses are expected to attend along with 100 Rotarians and spouses from sponsoring clubs. Dinner will be provided by Continental Catering. We will need to have some volunteers who will be able to get the beverages, glasses and ice together and up to St. Madeline Sophie’s and set up by 4:00 p.m. We will also need to help with cleanup. A signup sheet will be passed around at our Club meeting on January 3.

Attendance Needed at Grants Management Seminar

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We need at least two club members to attend the District Assembly in March and to specifically attend the Grants Management Seminar. Attendance is a prerequisite to our Club’s ability to participate in either a District Grant or a Global Grant for the 2013-14 Rotary year. Rotarian, Bill Stumbaugh, our lead on such projects will be in South America during this time frame and will not be able to attend.

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


Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions

President’s Message

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.

Leslie and I wish HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! In 2012 the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club began focusing in earnest on the longterm challenges we are facing. In 2013, we have an opportunity to meet these challenges head on! Change is occurring in the world and in the world of Rotary as well. These changes cannot be ignored. In the world of Rotary, the economy is having an impact on our ability to achieve our humanitarian goals. And, as new generations of members join Rotary, we are finding less interest in noon meetings. Locally, we face the challenges of funding our activities and having enough members to carry out those activities. As a Club, we must look introspectively at ourselves and recognize our strengths and weaknesses. Our strengths include a rich history, a focus on youth, support for international water projects, fun meetings and a family- friendly atmosphere. Our weaknesses remain in the areas of fundraising and membership. We have started the process of meeting our challenges by forming a Reorganization Committee to look at the Club's 22-year-old Scholarship Program and ways to sustain it long into the future. Concurrently, we are looking at ways of improving our signature fundraising event - Concert at the Lakes to improve revenue generation capabilities through corporate and individual sponsorships, and drawing a larger attendance. We are looking at the models of successful events developed by other clubs in District 5340. On January 3, we will hold a joint board meeting between the Club and Foundation to consider merging these two boards to streamline our administrative capabilities. And, on February 1, we will hold a vital brainstorming retreat to revisit our Club's purpose and goals! The plans that materialize from this meeting will shape our future for many years to come. Finally in 2013, we will begin our team visitations to meet with prospective members and introduce them to Rotary. Continued on page 6

Purpose of Ignite: To reverse the 10-year This Close

downward trend of membership in Rotary!

Rationale: Everyone has something to contribute POLIO NEAR EXTINCTION

toward the success of their Club; therefore, every person has the power to make a difference. The primary thing YOU NEED TO DO NOW is promote the Santee-Lakeside Club and keep the Ignite Fire burning all year long.


Why Join Rotary

Presidents Message


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.

Your active engagement is vital as we address these challenges. We not 5 only want your ideas and input, we also want your commitment to do your part to help shape our future and make it work for the greater good of Rotary in our community. When you are asked to help with membership--please do so--ask a prospective member to join us for lunch. When asked to help with The Concert at the Lakes fundraising--help us find those corporate and individual sponsors. It is our Club and only we can make it work and make it successful. Only we can keep our Club viable and meaningful. We can do all of these things if we do them together. If we rely on a few, it won’t happen. I personally have faith in our ability to create the change needed to make us a thriving club and I look forward to leading this effort with you all at my side.


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.

Don’t throw those Christmas cards away!

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.

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.

If you have not thrown away your Christmas cards yet, consider the following: The children at St. Jude’s Ranch use these cards (not just Christmas thank you cards, holiday-themed and all-occasion cards are also accepted) to make their own. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has been around for more than 30 years. They have cared for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. There are some guidelines to follow: Only the front of the card is used. Make sure there is no writing on the backside. 5x7 or smaller are the best to send. No Disney, Hallmark or American Greetings cards can be accepted. The most cost-effective way is to send these card fronts in a flat rate box from the US Postal Service to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program 100 St. Jude’s Street Boulder City, NV 89005 For more information you may go to:


January 2013 Snippetts  

1st newsletter of 2013 for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club

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