April 2015

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Apr 29, 2015
Eric Lovett
Urban Street Angels
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Apr 22, 2015
Kathi Anderson
Survivors of Torture
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
Patti Philips
"Somebody Wasn't Paying Attention"
Mar 25, 2015
Lois Sunrich
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12th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, June 6 2015 : 5 to 8 pm
Hamilton Children’s Garden : 230 Quail Gardens Drive : Encinitas
  • Sip and taste beverages from over 20 wineries, breweries and other vendors.
  • Enjoy a taste sampling of over 20 local restaurants’ best dishes and desserts.
  • Relax to music from top local musicians in the beautiful setting of the San Diego Botanic Garden.
  • Participate in our large Silent Auction and a raffle that has over $5,000 of items from our local businesses and friends to support our beneficiaries.
  • A fun event that gets sold out year after year. Come and join us!
The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club is pleased to announce that they will be honoring individuals for the 2014 “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” and “Service to Seniors Award”. Both awards will be based on nominations made from the public.
The “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” recipient will recognize a deserving senior citizen who embraces lifelong learning, outstanding volunteerism, leadership in the community, and/or helping, teaching, mentoring or advocating for others.  The “Service to Seniors Award” will recognize a deserving citizen who through their daily work or as part of a volunteer effort has made a demonstrated impact for senior citizen(s) in the community. Both awards will be based on dedication, overarching commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served. Recipients must reside within Encinitas.
Award recipients will be honored at a City Council meeting with a proclamation, and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center.  Additionally, they will be recognized as the guests of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club luncheon.
Anyone may nominate an individual by completing a nomination form and returning it to the City of Encinitas, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 between January 20, 2015 and February 23, 2015, or e-mailing it to cgoodsell@encinitasca.gov.  Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines and additional details may be found here: Senior Citizen of the Year Award A and Service to Seniors Award.
For more information regarding these awards, please contact Christie Goodsell, City of Encinitas Senior Center Manager at 760-943-2251.
Many of our first reactions were shock - shocked that Norm had not already received this award.  After the initial shock lifted, there was a solid five minutes of standing ovation.  The award could not have gone to a better candidate.  Dale Long, member since 1990, hosted the event.  We learned of Norm’s childhood, lifelong dedication to community service, and the City of Encinitas. Norm has been an active member of Rotary, since October, 1996.  He was president in 2005-2006, but the position he has held perennially, has been treasurer.  He took over the position almost immediately after he became a member and only took one year off to be president.  Although he has finally been relieved of the demanding Treasurer position, for the second time in eighteen years, his assisted to his replacement, Tracy Kaiser-Abrahamson, has been invaluable.  Many tributes at today’s ceremony elaborated on all of the things Norm does for this club, the City of Encinitas, and in particular every one of us as Rotarians.  Many times, he is the first person a new Rotarian gets to know, and all will attest that it is always a pleasure.  The best part of the ceremony was Norm, himself.  He is such a humble person, he was truly moved at the honor.   So join us in celebrating, Norm Nyberg, Rotary Club of Encinitas’s Rotarian of the Year.

President's Message

Let’s start with it is an honor to be President of this club with our 75 years plus of service here in Encinitas as well as to follow so many terrific people. I hope to continue, add to and rekindle some of our traditions and goals now and for the future. It is important to know where we came from, what we have done and yet to focus on the future and where we can go, be and do.
There are lots of worthy causes, both here locally and outside our club, district and country. I think it is incumbent on us to do the right thing, not for the press or individual accolades, but for the Rotary International Motto of Service Above Self. If we each practice that every day, enjoy our times together and on our own pet projects we cannot help but be successful and we all win. We joined Rotary to try and make a difference and for over 75 years we have, I don’t plan to stop us now.
Thanks for the honor of leading or whatever it is we do as President. Don’t forget we are all part of this Club and Rotary and enjoy the ride, the comradery, fellowship, spirit and doing good in our community and beyond and 2014/15 will be a success no matter what I do.
Let’s make this a year to remember, even if only in our hearts and minds. So for 2014/15, Light up Rotary, no comma.

Mike Walsh

The Encinitas Rotary Club

President 2014 - 2015




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