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District Leadership Institute Sep 27, 2014
BOD Sep 30, 2014
District Foundation Gala Oct 25, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
BOD Oct 28, 2014
Auction Setup & BBQ Oct 31, 2014
Mountain Sunrise Auction Nov 01, 2014 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Auction Wrap up Nov 02, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BOD Nov 18, 2014
District Leadership Institute Nov 22, 2014
Dark Nov 26, 2014
RYLA Dec 05, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014
Blue Jay Parade (Rotary Float Decoration) Dec 06, 2014
BOD Dec 16, 2014
Christmas Party Dec 19, 2014
Dark Dec 24, 2014
Rotary International Float Decorating Dec 26, 2014 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Dark Dec 31, 2014
Oct 20, 2012
by Jerry Savage

Rotarians Provide Hospital With Vital Monitors

Michael P. Neufeld | Oct 19, 2012

Mountains Community Hospital’s Kathleen Walsh applies electrodes to Rotarian Rudy Westervelt during a demonstration of the new Propaq LT monitor purchased by a $25,000 grant from the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club. (Photo by Michael P. Neufeld)


May 10, 2012
by Jerry Savage

Remote Monitoring Made Possible

In honor of their 25th anniversary, members of the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club have made a donation of $25,000 to Mountains Community Hospital to be used to purchase new patient monitoring equipment.


May 17, 2012
by Jerry Savage

  RYLA 2012-Teamwork Game

Games  help the students learn how to become a better leader and work together as a team.

The 16 Rim students who attended RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) last month came home from the weekend hanged people.


Jun 17, 2012
by Jerry Savage

 Students’ Art Reaps Prizes  

Mountain News: Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:02 am 

The first art competition sponsored by the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club drew 35 entries from students at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School, Rim High School and Mountain High School.


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Literacy Bill Stanley
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Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 17, 2014


Our second speaker was Mo Harrison from Rim Family Services.  Mo is involved with public awareness of the top 3 most abused drugs on our mountain; marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs.  There is a real need to have a place to drop off drugs that are no longer needed.  The Twin Peaks Sheriff's Station offered to host a Prescription Take-back Program that would be open during office hours.  A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit needs to be purchased and bolted to the ground at the Station.  The Unit is $995.00.  Mo is asking for Rotary support.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 17, 2014

ImageJohn Wurm representing the LACSD board spoke on water issues.  There is a possibility of a water bond in the November election for $8.75 billion.  This money would probably go to the north Delta area.  Our water usage was down 15% in July and 19% in August which attributed to a loss of revenue of $350,000.

Our occupancy is at 40% which also adds to a loss of revenue.  John stated the lake is down 1/2 foot from last year.  He went over some big and small options.  Most are pretty expensive.  One real possibility is IPR (recycling our water).  The golf course is already doing a very successful job.

There is also a need to replace/rebuild leaking pipes so we don't lose any water.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 17, 2014



Fine Master - Ken's Korner

Newly designated fine master, Ken McKay spent the last several weeks looking at the picture on the first page of the Mountain News.  He decided everyone who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge should be fined.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 17, 2014



Pat Davis presented Brad Brier his Paul Harris X5 pin.  Congrats Brad!!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 11, 2014

ImageToday’s program was presented by Nate and Michelle Calkins.

Nate and Michelle are the rookie Search and Rescue team members. They gave us a review of their program, and described their recent maneuvers and training program.

They took their oath in February of this year, after applying in 2013, and going through the training program. Michelle and Nate described some of the training exercises they do to keep current, and discussed a recent grid search they participated in in Joshua Tree.

The program has 17 full time people in it, and we are all thankful they are there!

Thanks to Michelle and Nate for their service.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 11, 2014

ImageBon Voyage to our beloved Fine Master as Monica follows her heart to Idaho. A few parting gifts from the group:

  • Mr. Potato Head set
  • Potato Gun
  • A “Tater-Copter” (This one was fun, but it didn’t look like it would fly very well)
  • An envelope full of gasoline cards to help her find her way there or to help find her way back

WE will dearly miss Monica – and hope to see her again soon!

The whole group serenaded Monica a beautiful farewell song!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 05, 2014

ImagePresident John introduced our speaker – Paul Melzer – of the Wildland Conservancy. Mr. Melzer has a very interesting background that has led him to be a Founder of the Wildland Conservancy – the largest non-profit land owner in California.

The group was founded in 1995 with a goal of acquiring rustic lands throughout the west, and preserving them all to enjoy. They have acquired more than 150,000 acres of wildlands.

Paul described many of their preserves, and had a powerpoint photo presentation show the group. At many of their preserves, they have 1st class facilities to help people learn and understand their environment. Some of the preserves have other hiking and camping facilities. 100,000 children have come through their programs!

The group is very active in acquiring new lands – and has had a part in preserving 800,000 acres over the years.

A few of their sites: White Water and Mission Creek in Palm Desert, Pioneer Town in Yucca Valley, Wildwolves in Bakersfield, The Oak Glen Preserve. Each is worth visiting, and Paul invited all to let him know about a visit to Oak Glen so he could arrange a tour.

The group offers a beautiful book with many photos – for sale at the meeting.


Thanks for your work – and presentation, Paul!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 28, 2014

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 30, 2014

ImageJerry Newcomb from the Fire Safe Council was today’s guest speaker.

Jerry spoke a bit about the Council – it is comprised of volunteers who have a mission to find ways to make our mountain less prone to fires. One way they help is to provide access to funds made available through the State for cleaning up the forest, and for trimming back vegetation to make us more fire safe.

After the bark-beetle episode, they also helped by coordinating the helicopter removal of dead trees from hard to access areas. Another project is their “chipper Program” – a program for property owners to trim trees, leave the trimmings on the road for chipping through a program sponsored by the Council.

Thanks for what you do, Jerry!

Jerry signed a children’s book for donation to the library as thanks for his –presentation.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 30, 2014



Rick Miller, in his best Lee Cozad shirt, was presented his Paul Harris +1 Fellowship! Pat Davis, our Foundation Chair, spoke about the history of the award, and what it takes to earn one.

All members will receive an email about their current PH Fellowship standings.

Rick Miller, in his best Lee Cozad shirt, was presented his Paul Harris +1 Fellowship! Pat Davis, our Foundation Chair, spoke about the history of the award, and what it takes to earn one.

All members will receive an email about their current PH Fellowship standings.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 30, 2014




Induction Chair Geoff Hopper did his best to Initiate-By-Embarrassment our newest member  Darin Hazlett – but it turns out Funeral Directors don’t embarrass as easily at lawyers.


Welcome Darin!!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 23, 2014



Today’s program was offered by District Governor Shab Elawar.

Briscia Elawar took over for a very special event honoring all of the club members’ spouses, and the way they help us support our mission. They were all pinned as Honorary Members!

Shab then spoke of his history, being born in Lebanon and his very poor family. Shab had an agreement with his father that he would lift his family out of poverty – which he was able to fulfill at age 32!





Shab asked us to think about a few items:

  1. Thank each other!
  2. Acknowledge each other!
  3. Encourage each other!

Thanks for the great presentation, Shab and Briscia!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 23, 2014




Presentation of 3 Paul Harris Awards: Todays honorees were Bob Cantrell, Barb Petersen and President John Moore. Shab made a great presentation to each honoree.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 23, 2014




Finally, Shab and Briscia awarded the “Service With Passion Awards” which are from our District to:

Secretary Barry Smart! What a surprise!

Retiring CFO Alan Smith!

Bill (Santa) Priest for special youth service!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 13, 2014


Laura Dyberg, founding member of the Fire Safe Council, gave a brief history of fire issues on the mountain.  The Fire Safe Council was begun, by local concerned citizens, in 1999.  She stated that 98% of all wildfires are started by man with a very small percentage by lightning.

Fuel elimination is the key.  Make your home safe by keeping the outside perimeter free of debris that could be used as fuel.  She advocated  having an evacuation plan in effect and having an inventory ready of the items you would not want to leave.  A video was shown, YEA Rudy, of the devastating effects of wildfires.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Aug 09, 2014

ImageDoctor Dirt, Professor Duane Banner spent 21 minutes on Lake Arrowhead history:

Duane recalled some of the earlier owners of the Lake, including Jules Berman, and the improvements to tte area made in that time. Evidently, Mr. Berman has some serious political pull – and it help him lobby for Highway 18 to be widened to 4 lanes in the 1960’s – he felt that he would never be able to fully develop the area without an improved road.

Duane also discussed some of the early water and dam issues. In the 1960’s, the residents rejected the idea that the Lake would become a reservoir for the state – which seems to have been a good call!

Duane also had a nice bunch of photos of the lake, and construction and dredging activities that have happened over the years.

More next time!

Posted by Jerry Savage

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