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Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Editor: Sandy Pugliese

Editor: Sandy Pugliese G GR RO OW WT TH HE EC CLLU UB B 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?


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Foundation Month The mission of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. Gifts of any size to the Rotary Foundation are appreciated and will support educational, humanitarian and cultural programs and projects throughout the world. The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club is the lead for two international projects under Rotary District 5340’s Future Vision Program – our Massai Water Project and our proposed Maternal-Neo-Natal Unit in Ecuador. Both projects are or will be beneficiaries of the Rotary Foundation. In fact to be eligible, our club needs to be in good standing with the Rotary Foundation in terms of member contributions. This is why the Every Rotarian Every Year campaign goal is so important. Not only does the Rotary Foundation need to have a financial base from which to plan, our club needs to have active member participation showing our commitment as partners in raising funds to support the humanitarian projects we believe in and actively work on. The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club has as one of its strategic objectives 100 percent member participation in the Every Rotarian Every Year campaign. No contribution is too small or too large. To achieve our goal, members must make a contribution at some level. Of course, we encourage a minimum of $100, but it isn’t a requirement of achieving your goal for participation. There are multiple ways to contribute, including online payment, sending in a check with an application to designate where your funds will go or the easiest of all, have an amount automatically deducted from your checking account or credit card. To learn more about the Rotary Foundation and the many options for making a contribution, go

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; 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.

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

Upcoming Activities During the month of November, members of the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club will be distributing dictionaries to every third grader in both the Santee and Lakeside School Districts. That’s 14 schools with approximately three 3rd grade classes each! Rotarians will be sharing the 4-Way test with third graders along with telling them how important being part of a community is. If you haven’t signed up, please do so.

In mid-January, District Governors Elect from 535 districts around the world, gather for training in San Diego. The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club has eagerly signed up to be one of many host clubs for the evening of January 16 where club members will spend the evening in fellowship with a few couples from this illustrious group of leaders. Activities haven’t been designed yet, but you can bet whatever the club chooses to do, it will be a fun evening. Mark your calendars today so that you don’t miss out on getting an opportunity to meet couples from other parts of the world.

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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


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Don’t Forget

District Foundation Seminar Market Creek Event Center November 3 Peace Leadership Seminar Ronald McDonald House November 10 Governor’s Visit November 15

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Election Day Please exercise your right to vote on November 6. And, for our Club President, Augie Caires who is seeking re-election to the Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board – we wish you a landslide victory!


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1 Gene and Susie Chubb

Nov. 12 Bill Pommering & Pat Fortin

C Clluubb PPrrooggrraam mss Nov. 1 Club Assembly – topic: Club Foundation Nov. 8 Boys and Girls Club of East County Nov. 15 Governor’s Visit Nov. 22 Dark - Thanksgiving Nov. 29 Sustainable Gardening

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

Happy Thanksgiving The Santee-Lakeside Rotary club will be dark on Thursday, November 22 to allow members to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family and friends. May your day be blessed!

Daylight Savings Ends! Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 4!

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.

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President’s Message FOCUS ON MEMBERSHIP–PART 2 THE CARE AND FEEDING OF ROTARIANS: Our challenge is to find and retain the right people for membership in the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club! The general problem is: 1) We (District 5340) lose half of all new Rotarians within the first three years; 2) we lose new members because they NEED to leave (job requirements, etc.) and because they WANT to leave (somehow we did not make membership a meaningful experience, worthy of their time, talent and treasure);

3) We brought in the wrong person; and 4) because not everyone should be a Rotarian--the requirements are fairly explicit. Membership is limited to "business, professional and community leaders" (or persons retired from such occupations). In other words, selecting the right individuals, from among business, professional and community leaders for membership and making their Rotary experience meaningful is what membership recruitment and retention is all about. So how do we address this problem? Of course we can't do much about the person who NEEDS to leave for circumstances largely beyond their control. However, for all others we can make the Rotary experience valuable and worthy--this involves the proper care and feeding of the new member. Once carefully selected, the new Rotarian should be cultivated like a prize winning rose, and allowed to blossom into an extraordinary member--clearly understanding the Vision of Rotary and melding this vision into his/her own life. And what is this Vision? Well, it can be said many ways and here is one: PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN SERVICE and BUILDING GOODWILL AND PEACE IN THE WORLD. (Continued on page 6 - Membership) Purpose of Ignite: To reverse the 10-year 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.

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

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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.

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

President’s Message


Membership (continued from page 5) If the Rotary Vision is worthwhile, and it certainly is, then the new member should be given time to grow into a valuable contributor to the Club, and to Rotary International. This period of growth will be different for each new member. Here are suggestions from a variety of sources about cultivating growth, and they all work: Past RI President Cliff Dochterman says "make your meetings come alive! Club meetings should be FUN, INTERESTING AND WORTH ATTENDING!" The Club meeting is when we break bread together and listen to great programs and make our plans to impact our community and the world. At a recent RI Convention in Montreal, a taskforce made the following recommendations: MAKE ROTARY FUN FIND OUT WHAT GETS A NEW MEMBER EXCITED ABOUT ROTARY GET OUTSIDE THE BOX AND DO A HANDS-ON PROJECT ASK MEMBERS WHAT THEY WANT TO DO? IDENTIFY A "SIGNATURE PROJECT" FOR THE CLUB (Ours of course is our Scholars Program), and IDENTIFY A SIGNATURE FUNDRAISER TO FUND THE PROJECT (Ours is the Concert at the Lakes) PROMOTE ATTENDANCE AT DISTRICT EVENTS PROMOTE MEMBER BUSINESSES PROMOTE GET ACQUAINTED ACTIVITIES SUCH AS "MEMBER MOMENTS" and "FIRESIDES" RECOGNIZE KEY EVENTS IN THE LIVES OF NEW MEMBERS DEVELOP AND USE A MENTORING SYSTEM PROVIDE ROTARY EDUCATION ON A REGULAR BASIS INVOLVE FAMILY MEMBERS (i.e. for induction ceremonies, Paul Harris Awards, etc.). Our Club is involved in most of these, at least to some degree, but we can do better. Membership retention then requires keeping all members engaged in beneficial service and meaningful friendships--creating a sense of belonging and contributing. We all have a role in creating a friendly Club environment and helping the new member find those activities that are particularly rewarding to them. Next month In PART 3 of this series, I will discuss exactly HOW we are going to recruit new members.

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.


2012 Snippets  

The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club's monthly newsletter.