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Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club Editor: Sandy Pugliese

Editor: Sandy Pugliese G H GR RO OW WT T HE EC CL LU 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?

Snippets September 2012 October 2010 September 2012

Rotarian Remembered Voices rang throughout Jimmy’s Restaurant to the tune of Home on the Range, a song sang in tribute to the late and former member of the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club, Russel (Russ) W. Crane who died August 6, 2012 at the age of 92 due to complications from Alzheimer’s. Held in high regard, stories were shared by members of the club as they remembered his years in Rotary. Rotarian, Vic Bermudes commented on Russ’s belief that Home on the Range was his song and shared that Russ collected a nickel from each member every time the song was sang as his royalty payment. Stories about a Fireside Chat at Russ’s home were reflected upon. Of particular note was the historical nature of his home, which housed much Western and Indian memorabilia. Russ spent his early childhood on a ranch near Cody Wyoming and American Indian culture continued to be near and dear to his heart throughout his life. Rotarian, Doug Wilson relayed a story about Russ when he was in the army. Russ was in the Horse Calvary but at some point decided he wanted to join the Air Corp, which was the forerunner of the United States Air Force. He and a fellow cavalryman rode their horses to the location of the Air Corp base but didn’t give consideration to what they would do with their horses once they got there. Ultimately, they just left them there. Russ lived in Point Loma but joined the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club due to his affiliation with the Ed Fletcher Company, which at the time, was in the process of developing what is known today as Fletcher Hills. Russ was their Director of Government Affairs. Russ has affection for the Santee-Lakeside Club and loved its small club feeling and was an active member until the early 2000’s when it became difficult to attend meetings. Attendance was a big thing for Russ. He had one of the longest running perfect attendance records in the history of the club. Russ was president of the SanteeLakeside Rotary Club in 1968-69 and the Foundation chair from 1972-73. It is with fondness that we say farewell to Russ and with heavy hearts share in the loss of such a great man. Here is a nickel to take with you Russ!

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;

Polio Eradication Spotlighted The August 3, 2012 issue of Science magazine features two articles on polio eradication – "The Polio Emergency" and "Fighting Polio in Pakistan" – and includes several references to Rotary's role. The full articles are available online to subscribers only or by purchase. In 2011, Pakistan became the global epicenter of polio, with more cases than any country in the world. Pakistan’s largest and best-known charity has since been pulling out all the stops and the government is on board as never before. As a result, polio cases are down and Nigeria has eclipsed Pakistan as the gravest threat to polio eradication. Because the virus is so contagious and spreads so stealthy, as long as it lingers anywhere, the world is at risk. And that means if eradication fails in Pakistan, the 24year nearly $10 billion initiative fails everywhere. This article serves as a reminder that we must stay diligent in our efforts to eradicate polio. Our weekly “happy bucket” contributions are critical to helping Rotary combat this dreaded disease. The challenge to us all: consider donating $2 or more to the bucket; we can double our resources that way! Let’s keep the fight going!

FORTH: The advancement of internal understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons untied in the ideal of service.

World famous Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi joins fight against polio. Source: Polio Global Eradication Initiative.

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

Check out Polio: In Depth: Bruce Alyward’s TED talk: How we’ll stop polio for good. It is a 20 minute video that is worth the watch. One of the best! The link is on our Facebook page.


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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 Douglas Giles 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

What’s the buzz all about?

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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District Membership Seminar Market Creek Plaza September 8, 2012 District Leadership Academy September 11, 2012 Club Board Meeting September 27, 2012 10:30 a.m. Governor’s Visit November 15

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Please come and attend the 2012 District Membership Seminar! It will be held on Saturday morning, September 8 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Learn about ways to attract and increase your club's membership! Get great tools to help you retain your members! Hear all about the new IGNITE membership program and how you can implement it! Membership chairs, Presidents, President-elects are suggested to attend. Anyone that wants to grow Rotary membership is welcome! Cost of event includes a continental breakfast.

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Price: $25 Registration Deadline: 5-Sep-12 Location: Market Creek Center - 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114. For more information:

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S Sa av ve e tth he eD Da atte e The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at Jimmy’s Restaurant on Mission Gorge Road in Santee. Guests are Welcome!

October 4, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the home of Doug and Pam Wilson 1949 Hacienda Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020 Doug’s cell: 277-0217 Join us for an around-the-fire-pit dialog on Rotary’s history! l


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.

President’s Message As I mentioned at both our Installation Dinner and at our August 16 meeting, one of our goals is to participate in Ignite, a membership initiative designed to motivate, reward and celebrate additional membership growth in Rotary. The key focus is on YOU. Every member has a role. Ignite is rolled out in our district zones 25 and 26 for the next three years. This is a big deal! We can be part of the change. I think we all agree that membership growth is key to our Club’s survival. There are 17 things we each must do to strengthen our club membership. A point recognition system accompanies these tasks. 1 Bring in a new member. 2 New member brings in a new member. 3 Establish a club goal; we have done that – 5 new members! 4 Develop a membership committee of 4 or more – we have 7! 5 Select & complete 4 or more of the 15+ tips for successful clubs. 6 Assign a mentor for each new member. 7 Give committee assignment to new member in the first week. 8 Hold fireside chats (training for new and current members). 9 New member participates in service project. 10 Potential member gets involved in service project. 11 Invite a District Membership Committee member to be a speaker at our club. 12 Develop an attractive website 13 Hold a Club Assembly focused on membership 14 Bring a visitor to a club meeting 15 Propose a new member 16 Assign a member to keep track of points 17 Attend the District Membership Seminar. We will be discussing this in more detail in the near future. I want you to begin to think about how you can serve to help us achieve all 17 of these tasks. There is something for everybody. Get Ignited! I have highlighted in red things we have already done.

Purpose of Ignite: To reverse the 10-year downward trend of membership in Rotary!

Rationale: Everyone has something to contribute toward the success of their Club; therefore, every person has the power to make a difference. This Close

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

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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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The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club is one step closer to helping improve access to effective maternal and infant care in Ecuador. Our Club’s RI Foundation Chair, Bill Stumbaugh, just announced that our Club’s application was submitted to The Rotary Foundation for consideration of a global grant to assist the hospital in Ecuador. Now, we wait for the Foundation's approval. It is possible that the Foundation may ask questions or request additional information while considering its approval. When and if the Foundation does approve the application, we will then need to pay our portion and collect pledged donations from our partnering Rotary clubs.

PARTNERS D5340 1. Santee-Lakeside 2. La Mesa 3. La Mesa Sunrise 4. Rancho Bernardo 5. Escondido Other Districts 1. Eagle Area, Alaska 2. Susanville, California 3. Pleasant Grove, Utah 4. Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

This project will improve the capacity of Miguel H. Alcivar Hospital to provide greater access to effective critical care services for mothers and infants. The Hospital serves over 300,000 people including the provincial towns, Bahia de Caraquez and Leonidas Plazas, as well as a vast, slowly developing area of northwestern Ecuador. The project will create a dedicated, renovated, specialized medical ward, with new equipment and staff training to better treat this population. The infant mortality rate in Ecuador is about three times the U.S. rate. Many pregnant Ecuadorian women experience life threatening conditions. The project also will develop and disseminate information and conduct social activities, using various strategies and media, to educate women of child bearing age about medically necessary prenatal, post partum and newborn care, including nutrition and immunization. The Host Rotary Club is the Bahia de Caraquez Rotary Club, and the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club serves as the lead International Rotary Club partner. The total project budget is $61,800. Financing came from cash donations from ten rotary clubs located in six districts, District Designated Funds match from four districts, and Rotary Foundation match. This project can begin implementation upon receipt of funding and be completed within one year.

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Eclampsia Preeclampsia Placenta reversed in birth presentation Detachment of Placenta Threat of Premature Delivery Birth Premature Membrane Rupture Polihidramnios Oligoamnios Neurological sequella Chronic Illness associated with Diabetic Pregnancy



Santee Lakeside Rotary Club's September Newsletter