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Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Editor: Sandy Pugliese

Editor: Sandy Pugliese


Make Membership Your #1 Priority!


September 2012 October 2010 November 2013

Club Supports Lakeside’s East County Equestrian Center

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?

Rotarians Jim Peasley and George Barnard presenting check to Foundation Chairman, Michelle de Vries

Lakeside’s 1st Annual Beans, Beers and Business Fair, held on Saturday, October 12, was the venue for a surprise $700 donation by the SanteeLakeside Rotary Club to the recently established East County Equestrian Foundation. “The Lakeside Rodeo grounds provided the perfect setting for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club to show support for the planned premier equestrian facility in Lakeside,” said club president, Jim Peasley. “Strengthening communities is what we are all about. It is our hope that through our donation and our activities that we are making our world a better place and, for this particular purpose, for Lakeside to have the means by which to support all that the equestrian lifestyle has to offer,” he added. The equestrian facility site is 13.88 acres located at the corner of Morena Avenue and Willow Road in Lakeside. The Foundation has developed a conceptual layout of the planned East County Equestrian Center. The covered arena will be the showpiece of the entire facility and will draw equestrians from all over Southern California. It is expected that this facility, with three arenas will attract may groups including junior rodeo; high school rodeo; gymkhana, roping, barrel racing, Western and English horse shows, trail trials, picnickers and trail riders.

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.

End Polio Now

On the Polio Front On World Polio Day, Rotary Spotlights the Fight to End the Disease (a special report from Rotary International) Emmy Awardwinning actress, Archi Panjabi, (right) joined Canadian Rotarian and event moderator, Jennifer Jones in challenging everyone to play a part in the global effort.

Rotary helped put polio eradication on center stage on the day best known for rallying support to finish the job – World Polio Day, 24 October. A special Livestream presentation – World Polio Day: Making History – showcased the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Cohosted by Rotary and the Northwestern University Center for Global Health, the 60-minute program took place before a live audience at the John Hughes Auditorium on Northwestern’s Chicago campus and streamed online to viewers worldwide. RI President Ron Burton kicked off the event by noting that Rotary began immunizing millions of children against polio in the 1970s, first in the Philippines and then in other high-risk countries. “Polio rates in those countries plummeted,” Burton said. “As a result, in 1988, Rotary, the World Health Organization [WHO], UNICEF, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came together to launch the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. More recently, the initiative has benefited from the tremendous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . . . . It is so very important to finish the job.” Dr. Robert Murphy, director of Northwestern’s Center for Global Health, emphasized that polio eradication “is completely doable. . . . [It] will result in preventing billions of cases of paralysis and death, saving billions of dollars, assuring that no parent in the world will have to worry about this terrible disease ever again.” Dennis Ogbe, polio survivor, Paralympian, and ambassador for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign to promote child immunization, spoke compellingly about the challenges of living with the disease and the opportunity to protect people from it for all generations to come.

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“I have learned not to look at anything as impossible, and that includes, especially, the eradication of polio,” said Ogbe, who was born in Nigeria. “We have come a long way since the start. So let us finish strong and End Polio Now.” Continued on Page 8


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In Celebration

2013-2014 James Peasley 2012-2013 Augie Caires 2011-2012 Sandy Pugliese 2010-2011 Emily Andrade 2009-2010 Pam White

Thanksgiving Prayer

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


We give thanks with our friends beside us, And no person beneath us, With the bonds of Rotary between us, And our worries behind us, With our goals before us, And no task beyond us, With a shared thirst for making a difference, And our hearts focused on the possibilities We are ever grateful for the blessings we all enjoy, And for the many blessings we deploy, May we grow even stronger, love a little deeper and be humble all the more, We lift our glass to Rotary and all it stands for, To each other; for each other, we are grateful evermore.

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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Photo Clips

November 1-2 District Conference - Crowne Plaza

Impactful Speakers

November 14 Board Meeting - 1:30 pm December 8 Country Fried Christmas December 12 Holiday Party - Noon Mtg. Dark January 12-18 RI International Assembly

Marty Peters - Rotary Foundation & Polio Plus

Kristen McSorley - Resounding Joy Music Therapy

S Sppeeaakkeerrss November 7 10 Safety Tips to Protect Against Financial Elder Abuse November 14 TBD November 21 TBD November 28

Fletcher Hull - Member Retention/Engagement Tasha Donahue - 10 reasons to Visit Paris

DARK - Thanksgiving

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Joe Mintz - Thousand Smiles Outreach Program James Buley - Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Gene and Susie Chubb November 12 Bill Pommering & Pat Fortin

The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at Jimmy’s Restaurant on Mission Gorge Road in Santee. Bonnie Bear -Survivors of Suicide Loss

Peter Griffith - Shelter Box - Providing Relief


Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions

President’s Message

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I will:

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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

The Presidents Message this month is on the lighter not so serious side, the history of Halloween, for I am of Scottish and Irish heritage where much of Halloween originated. Halloween is one of my favorite annual celebrations. A few sources were researched for the information herein and much of the text was obtained therefrom. but Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween. As we all know, today Halloween is celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, wearing of costumes, visiting "haunted houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns. Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits and appease them. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America. On my fathers’ side of the family, several great grandfathers ago, he immigrated into America in 1736 from Northern Ireland. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" part of "trick or treat" is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters. Continued on page 6



Why Join Rotary

President’s Message Continued

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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.

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.

The history of Halloween has evolved. The activity is popular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and due to increased American cultural influence in recent years, imported through exposure to US television and other media, trick-or-treating has started to occur among children in many parts of Europe, and Saudi Arabia. In Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts, the night designated for Trick-ortreating is often referred to as Beggars Night. Part of the history of Halloween is Halloween costumes. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays goes back to the Middle Ages. Trick-or-treating resembles the late medieval practice of "souling," when poor folk would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain, although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy. There is no evidence that souling was ever practiced in America, and trick-or-treating may have developed in America independent of any Irish or British antecedent. There is little primary Halloween history documentation of masking or costuming on Halloween in Ireland, the UK, or America before 1900. The earliest known reference to ritual begging on Halloween in English speaking North America occurs in 1911. Another isolated reference appears in 1915, with a third reference in Chicago in 1920. Ruth Edna Kelley, in her 1919 history of the holiday, The Book of Hallowe'en, makes no mention of such a custom in the chapter "Hallowe'en in America." It does not seem to have become a widespread practice until the 1930s, with the earliest known uses in print of the term "trick or treat" appearing in 1934. Thus, although a quarter million Scots-Irish immigrated to America between 1717 and 1770, the Irish Potato Famine brought almost a million immigrants in 1845-1849, and British and Irish immigration to America peaked in the 1880s, ritualized begging on Halloween was virtually unknown in America until generations later. Early national attention to trick-or-treating was given in October 1947 issues of the children's magazines Jack and Jill and Children's Activities, and by Halloween episodes of the network radio programs The Jack Benny Show and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1948. The custom had become firmly established in popular culture by 1952, when Walt Disney portrayed it in the cartoon Trick or Treat, Ozzie and Harriet were besieged by trick-or-treaters on an episode of their television show, and UNICEF first conducted a national campaign for children to raise funds for the charity while trick-or-treating. Make the most of your short life on this earth with your family and friends!


We are a Grassroots Organization 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.

Rotary Fighting Hunger The timing of the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club’s purchase of equipment to expand the capacity of the Santee Food Bank couldn’t have come at more opportune time. With the recent announcement that the Federal stimulus boost for food stamps is being reduced starting November 1, it is likely more families will be turning to food banks to make up the shortfall. Recently, the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club was awarded a matching grant in the amount of $2,000 from Rotary District 5340. Combining those funds along with a $2,000 budgeted contribution by the SanteeLakeside Rotary Club, the Santee Food Bank was able to purchase a large-capacity, commercial-grade refrigerator and three chest freezers to help with preserving perishable food for distribution. With this additional storage capacity, the Santee Food Bank will be able to serve more families. On October 30, Rotarians visited the food bank to see how their contribution is making a difference. It was a very rewarding experience for Rotarians to see just how much more capacity the food bank now has. Food Bank volunteer, Marty Smothers share that without the addition of the new refrigerator/freezers, the donated food items shown below couldn’t have been made available to food bank recipients. On October 16, World Food Hunger Day, Rotary reaffirmed its commitment to fight hunger. For the Santee community, this affirmation was demonstrated by the Santee-Lakeside’s Rotary Club’s generous donation to the Santee food Bank. Rotarians, Augie Caires, Vic Bermudes, Bill Pommering and Sandy Pugliese had one shared thought - This is what Rotary is about - Service Above Self and making a difference in our community!


Rotary Spotlights the Fight to End Polio A special report from Rotary International…continued from page 2

Dr. Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general for Polio, Emergencies, and Country Collaboration at WHO, emphasized that the global fight is winnable, noting that the number of cases in the endemic countries –Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan – is down 40 percent in 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. He also said that the type 2 wild poliovirus has been eradicated, and said November will mark one year without a case of type 3 virus anywhere in the world. Aylward also pinpointed challenges to the global initiative, including the outbreak in the Horn of Africa with 200 cases. Because of the strong response to the outbreak, however, the region “is again rapidly becoming polio free,” he said. Moreover, the polio endgame strategic plan, if fully funded, is equipped to stop such outbreaks. “Today, all children everywhere can have a better future, not just against polio, but against every disease . . . if we as a global society get behind the vision of Rotary 25 years ago to reach every child with something as simple as polio vaccine.” The World Polio Day event also featured a short video showing the tireless efforts by health workers and Rotarians to immunize children in Pakistan. “We are very optimistic that the challenges will not be able to deter us and soon Pakistan will become polio free,” said Pakistan PolioPlus Committee chair Aziz Memon in narrating the video. Event moderator and Canadian Rotary member Jennifer Jones encouraged people to donate to the End Polio Now: Make History Today. fundraising campaign, which makes contributions work three times as hard with matching funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also invited everyone to join the more than 50,000 people in 150 countries who have expressed their support for a polio-free world by becoming part of the World’s Biggest Commercial. Emmy Award-winning actress Archie Panjabi spoke passionately about why she is so committed to her work as a Rotary ambassador for polio eradication. “When I was a child 10 years old, I went to India. As I walked to school, I would see children younger than me with no [use of their] limbs, begging for money,” Panjabi said. “It broke my heart.” Inspired as an adult to learn more about polio, she was “amazed by the amount of work that Rotary has done,” in helping India be free of the disease since 2011, and joined a team of Rotary volunteers to immunize children there last year. “I will do whatever I can to support Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative . . . . And if you do whatever you can, then together we can eradicate polio forever.” Jones challenged the audience and online viewers everywhere to share their voice for polio eradication with

friends and followers on social networks and encourage them to do the same. “And write or email your government officials to urge them to commit the resources we need to finish the job,” she said. “We need you – and we want you to help us make history!”

Watch the special World Polio Day: Making History Livestream event:


Snippets November 2013  
Snippets November 2013  

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