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Choices Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
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Sunset Cruise - June 12 or 13 Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
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Demotion Dinner Jun 24, 2015
Austion Nov 07, 2015 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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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Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 26, 2015



Wendy Mathes presented the Special Olympics, the largest humanitarian / athletic event in Southern California.

The World Games will be held in Los Angeles this year in July.

Wendy gave the group a bit of history of the games – founded by Eunice Kennedy, there will be about 7,000 athletes competing this time. The events will begin on July 25, and go through August 2, all held in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Wendy showed the group a video of the games – looks like fun!


ImageLake Arrowhead is a host town – designated to host more than 100 participants and chaperones from Switzerland. They will be staying at the Boy Scout camp in Hook Creek. Lake Arrowhead will organize a welcome ceremony, and coordinate with locals to help provide accommodations, training areas, transport, meals and cultural activities. This program will be organized locally by our own Polly Sauer.

The committee is looking for some “Core Volunteers” that can be available for the entire time of the Olympics. If you can help, contact Polly as soon as possible. They also need other help for individual activities, so check with Polly o=if you would like to be on the list.


The group is raising funds to support the effort – their goal is to raise $25,000 – they have raised about $18,000 so far – and would appreciate our help!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 26, 2015



Rudy Westerveldt and Pat Brennan went forward to receive their fellowship pins – to a long round of applause!

Rudy: PH Fellowship +4

Pat: PH Fellowship +2


Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 21, 2015

ImageLocal Realtor and Developer Bill Johnson spoke today about the re-developing of the Santa’s Village project.

Bill described all of the factor’s leading to the decision to develop the property into a new destination resort “Skypark.”

Bill’s vision for Skypark is a grand one. The design is for it to become a year round attraction that will include activities for all ages. Some of the planned items will be a Mountain Biking area, a monorail, a lake with fishing, restaurants, a micro-brewery, zip-lines and many – many other activities and attractions.

Bill’s plans are BIG – and everyone is excited to see them happen!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 21, 2015



Evidently, we have bought breakfast for Mike Clark for the last time!

In a somewhat classier-then-usual fashion, stand-in initiator Davis Hopper gave us a brief history on Mike. He’s from Grants Pass Oregon, and works as a Real Estate Appraiser. He was once a contestant on “Jeopardy” so we can look forward to Mike having answers to any unknown questions we may have in the future.

After Karyn turned the lights down, Mike took the sacred oath – and then Karyn muffed turning the lights back on!

Welcome, Mike!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 21, 2015



Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scout Liam Gavigan reported on his Veteran’s project under way in Eagle Ridge. He is in the process of raising the funds to do the project, he anticipates the total cost of the project would cost about $28,000 if he was to purchase all of the materials for it – but he anticipates that a large percentage of the items necessary will be donated.

So far, he has raised about $8,600.



More information at his website: www.lgtroop89project.org.

Liam is looking for donations! If you would like to donate, you can do so online at the project website.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 14, 2015



Today’s program introduced John Connor, owner of the Tudor House.

John gave us a bit of history regarding his interest in developing an entertainment venue here in the mountains. He has been operating the Tudor hose for some time in that capacity, and has managed to aquire the rest of the clubhouse property adjacent to the building. He has plans to further develop the project, and to provide a very broad entertainment complex, and is hoping to found the destination resort “Tudorville!”

John hopes to work with the new project at Santa’s Village “Sky Park” to develop the project.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 14, 2015

ImageJohn reported on the amazing success of the Sunrise Rotary Synchronized Swim Team –

  • All of the swimmers stood to a long round of applause!
  • Funds raised are about $1,500!
  • Great fun! But cold.
  • Jill Neumen offered up the Academy Award style congratulations:
    • MVP: THACKER! Despite the life jacket!
Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 08, 2015


Mountain Sunrise Rotary Debuts Synchronized Swimming

at the The Polar Bear Plunge!

Choreographed by John Moore

Written by John Moore

Directed by John Moore

Produced by John Moore

Costume Designer - John Moore

Lead Actor -  John Moore

A John Moore Production



Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 05, 2015

ImageOur District Foundation Chair Jamie Zinn presented today’s program.

President John reviewed Jamie’s resume – suffice it to say Jamie is VERY accomplished!

Jamie started by reviewing the general condition of the Rotary Foundation programs – and is happy to report that they are all very active and in very good condition, and very thankful for the major sponsors of the programs – including our own Barry and Cheryl Robinson!

ImageThe goal of the Rotary Foundation is: “Peace is Possible,” And aske the question – “how, in reality, can ANYONE be a legitimate target???” Jamie expanded on the theme,  and went through a brief history of the Rotary Foundation, the founding and many of the significant events over the last century.

Jamie also presented a very interesting video centered on a rowboat voyage – that wazs analogous to the journey of service by Rotary International.

Thanks, Jamie for all that you do!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Feb 05, 2015

ImageImageEveryone knows that one of our friend Jack Cooperman’s favorite causes is the “United States Adaptive Resources Center.”

The USARC spends a lot of time and effort bringing skiing and snowboarding to people – mostly kids – that have disabilities.  Jack has been working with the group for some time, and is passionate about the good that it does for people who have trouble with physical activities.

Jack described the program, the training that is required and the smiles that he sees from people in the program.

Thacker presented Jack with two snowboards that have been donated to the program to a long round of applause.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jan 23, 2015

ImageBobby Field and Co-Conspirator Natalie (I didn’t get her last name) discussed their film making projects.

Natalie is working on a documentary film about the hikers who were captured on the wrong side of the border in Iran – and were held as prisoners for 2 years. Many remember the story, but Natalie was obsessed by, and decided to make a movie about the story.

Bobby is working on a feature film that is rock and roll based – with some of it to be filmed in the Lake Arrowhead area!

They both talked about the steps leading up to producing and distributing a film including the writing, producing and one of the most important parts which is raising the funds to make it all happen. One new and very powerful source of fundraising is “crowdfunding” which Bobby described as it relates to his project. His goal is to raise $300,000 to put his film, which has been on the drawing board for almost 9 years, into production.

They also discussed the differences between the documentary style and the feature style. Both seem to have a very high level of enthusiasm for their projects!

Good luck to you both.

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jan 10, 2015

ImageNyron McLean, a member of the Riverside Sunrise Rotary was today’s guest speaker.

Nyron is heavily involved – and very passionate about the problems of the people of Haiti. Everyone remembers the earthquake disaster in early 2010, which all but levelled the highly populated island nation. Between 250,000 and 300,000 people died in the disaster.

Nyron has taken the cause of Haiti to heart and is doing everything he can to help provide basic services for Haiti through his “H-3 Mission” agency. He has visited Haiti many times, and is scheduled to visit again in late February. He has organized a large effort to help, and has helped found a number of orphanages to care for the large p[population of homeless children.

Nyron showed the group a very graphic video of Haiti – and credited the Armed Forces of the United States as being incredibly helpful!

Rudy Westervelt and Nyron will be working together to find ways that we may be able to help.

Thanks, Nyron, for putting us in the loop!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Dec 20, 2014

ImageCaptain Rick Ells presented today’s program – starting by introducing Bob Mclaughlin from Citizens on Patrol.

Bob made a brief presentation on the Citizens on Patrol program – which is very active in our area. There is a patrol most every weekday, and it turns out they do a lot to help extend the service of the Deputies.

Captain Ells made a presentation about the history and recent activities of the Sheriff’s Department. Founded in 1853, the San Bernardino department provides law enforcement services for about 1,000,000 residents, and operates a 7,000 bed prison system. They provide law enforcement on a contract basis for 14 cities in the county.

Rick is happy to report that the general trend on crime in the county has been down – for the last several years, there have been 2700 reports of crime in the mountains over the past (almost) year, down from 5000 in the past – a great trend. The crime problem that is the most active is burglary, due to the large number of unoccupied homes here.

Rick spent a few minutes on recent changes in enforcement, including a description of Proposition 47 – which has changed the nature of a large number of felonies to misdemeanors.  Not sure how that will turn out!!

Thanks for the presentation, Rick!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Dec 12, 2014

ImagePresident John introduced Steve Tilden – the director of the Boys and Girls Club.

Steve has been involved for 5 years – and expressed excitement for the receipt of or check for support6 at the auction!The program has been around for 20 years, and regularly serves 300 participants at their 3 locations. With funding cuts, they have done very well with their thrift shop in Cedar Glen! Funding from grants has been cut by about 70%, and fortunately, they have been able to maintain services through the success of the store and private donations.

Thanks for all that you do, Steve!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Dec 12, 2014

Geoff managed to ferret out a few details about Scott Craft and Steve Hollstein:




Steve: A banker with 2 daughters – has been in the mountains forever. Famous for telling a Queen Tour Group that the Tower is actually an elevator to an underwater restaurant. Comment from Steve: “Honored to be a part of the group.” He may think better of that in the future










Scott: A teacher, coach and contractor, resident since 1976. Famous for single-handedly straightening out Morgan Hopper. “Happy to be indicted – I mean inducted”





With the usual fanfare and dim lights, both Steve and Scott accepted their respective oath to a round of applause!


Posted by Jerry Savage on Dec 12, 2014


Rudy reported on another amazing RYLA event – with a video of some of the happenings – along with testimony from the RYLArians:

 “Life Changing”, “Speakers were awesome”, “I suddenly realized that I am not alone in the world.”

A few more:” Loved making 10,000 meals in an hour!” “We actually dealt with mistakes” – AMAZING comments.

Posted by Jerry Savage

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