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NEWS
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)

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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.

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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.

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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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Membership Chair David Stuart
Membership Development David Stuart
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Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 25, 2014

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Posted by Jerry Savage on Oct 17, 2014

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President John asked tuxedoed MC Geoff Hopper to preside over the opening of the Special Presentation Envelope – delivered on a silver platter.

With the lights dimmed, Geoff described the honor to be bestowed upon our own Barry and Cheryl Robinson: The Rotary International Foundation’s “Major Donor Award.”

This is a very special award commemorating only the very dedicated among Rotarians – the Robinson’s being the newest! Their gifts and service to the Rotary Foundation have been extraordinarily generous, and everyone was excited to offer a standing ovation!

To commemorate their achievement, the Robinson’s received diamond pins, and a lovely crystal commemorative piece engraved with their names and achievement. President John noted the engraving spelled “Cheryl” as “Shirley” which will, of course, be updated.

Barry and Cheryl thanked the group for the honor, and cited the principals of Rotary as the force behind their generosity.

Congratulations to Barry and Cheryl, and thanks from the whole group for your extreme dedication to all causes Rotary!!!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Oct 17, 2014

ImageEagle Scout candidate Evan Kraskin and dad Chris presented Evan’s project. He plans to remodel the Senior Quad at Rim High School, with a plan for plantings, a new octagonal bench, inspirational posters and a series of public announcements – Evan is asking for help financing the project – he need’s $350 to pull it off.

Geoff Hopper said he and his moron brother (his words) offered to fund the whole project!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Oct 11, 2014

Alena Calderon from the noon club introduced today’s speaker – Carol McBrady.

Carol created and operates “Image”, a program based in Zambia dedicated to caring for and educating homeless children living on the streets of Zambia.

Carol founded the group after visiting Zambia and seeing so many desperately poor and homeless children there. Carol appears to be anything but a shrinking violet – she decided that she was going to do something about the problem, so she just dug in on the principal that she would simply take it upon herself to help as many as she could. Helping at the street level, she started with one, and has worked up to currently having about 75 kids in her program.

Her goal is to care for them, provide the tools for them to be able to function in their society and to give them the ability to take care of themselves.

It seems that almost every dollar that goes into the program goes to work to provide the care that Carol set out to do – as she does it almost singlehandedly, often getting help from family, friends and former homeless kids.

 Carol applied to our group for help with funds for medical supplies – a check for which was presented at our meeting.

What an amazing story!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Oct 11, 2014

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Initiation Chairman Geoff Hopper tried hard to come up with some dirt on new member Laura Dyberg – but, in an amazing moment of complete apoplexy, Geoff had nothing but nice comments. Laura was sworn in by Rudy as Geoff was without words.

 

WELCOME LAURA!!!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Oct 02, 2014

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Gloria Fernandez, Social worker at Mountain’s Community Hospital was today’s guest speaker honoring Homeless Awareness Month.

Gloria reported on the sad state of affairs here on our mountain as regards the homeless population. There is evidently a large population of homeless people on the mountain, and Gloria had worked to try to help as much as possible. One thing the hospital is able to work with is a “resource card” that are funded by agencies and groups in the community. They pass the cards out to people who have received medical treatment at the hospital, and need help for transportation and meals after discharge.

Gloria says that from her perspective, there are no solutions – only situations to our local homeless problem.

Resources are limited on the mountain, but many homeless like living here because of the nature of the community.

A few observations and thoughts:

  • Transportation is always a problem.
  • People have begun to tent camp across from the hospital.
  • Low income people come to the mountains because of the relatively low cost of rent here.
  • There are many homeless families with children.

Ways we can help: support the local agencies and churches that have programs to offer support for the homeless, like “Hearts and Lives” Church of the Woods and the Presbyterian Church.

Thanks, Gloria for all that you do!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 25, 2014

ImageRudy was our program today, with a report on one of the events to expect during his tenure as District Governor for 2015-2016.

The event is the “World Peace” conference that will be held in Ontario in early 2016.

As someone said at the time, Rudy doesn’t do anything small – and this conference will prove that! The plan is to provide a setting for ways to bring peace to as many as possible through grass roots efforts by a uniquely qualified organization – Rotary International. The conference, a group effort bringing together many of the Rotary Districts in California will feature a cast of hundreds – with 80 breakout sessions regarding a large number of ways to help through conflict resolution.

We will be hearing lots more as we get closer to this event

Posted by Jerry Savage on Sep 17, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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