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Club Events
District Foundation Seminar Sep 06, 2014
Sunset Cruise on Lake Arrowhead Sep 13, 2014 04:00 PM
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
Blue Jay Parade (Rotary Float Decoration) Dec 06, 2014
BOD Dec 16, 2014
Christmas Party Dec 19, 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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Club Trainer Rudy Westervelt
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Service Projects Chair Mike Mueller
International Service Chair Karyn Westervelt
Vocational Service Chair Rudy Westervelt
Ethics Bill Stanley
Four-Way Speach Contest Rudy Westervelt
Music Competition Rudy Westervelt
Community Service Mike Mueller
International Service Karyn Westervelt
Literacy Bill Stanley
Disaster Preparedness Jim Johnstone
Youth Service Chair Deborah Fancett
RYLA Deborah Fancett
PRYDE Deborah Fancett
Early Act Jason Kimes
Interact Karyn Westervelt
Youth Protection Officer Ken Nielsen
The Rotary Foundation Patricia Davis
Fundraising Chair Lyle Barkley
Grants Chair Patricia Davis
The Rotary Foundation Patricia Davis
Membership Chair David Stuart
Membership Development David Stuart
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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 on Aug 01, 2014



Rory “The Car Guy” Balmer gave us a really nice long talk about why the State of California is busy re-regulating the smog check industry.

I would provide a much more detailed report, but I got stuck on “Mass Oxy Flow Sensor.”

Rory SERIOUSLY knows his business!!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jul 25, 2014

ImageProgram Number 2, Dr. Ama Lacey:

Dr. Ama Lacey, General Surgeon on staff at Mountains Community Hospital gave us an inside look into the hospital, and the amazing capabilities they have developed over the years.

She gave us a bit of her personal bio, including the fact that her career started in Ridgecrest – while she lived in Corona. Still living on Corona, the commute to the Mountains is much better – except for foggy days!

Dr. Lacey emphasizes getting to know a patient carefully and fully to help understand exactly how to help – a practice that seems to help a lot.

Dr. Lacey had many nice things to say about our local hospital, including the staff and they high level of equipment and machinery she needs to provide her service.

Thanks, Dr. Lacey for your talk!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jul 25, 2014

ImageProgram 1, Dr. Patrick Raines:

Dr. Raines stopped by for breakfast and to present PolarRotary plunge awards to the participants – Remember that day in February when the water was about 43 degrees? About $23,000 was raised that day!

            Recipients:    Thacker

                                  John Moore


           Tammy Decroo

           And Rudy for 2010?

Thanks, Dr. Raines!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jul 25, 2014



Initiation of Matthew Ward

Initiation Master Geoff Hopper tried hard to embarrass new initiate Matt Ward – but failed miserably. Unfortunately, most of us know Matt and his sordid background already!

Everyone is excited that we have a new member under the age of 40 to bring the average age down – WELCOME MATT!!!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jul 17, 2014

ImageMember and Post Master Denise Amante presented a few thoughts about the Post Office. We all learned that the Post Office was founded in 1775, and that postage rates were WAY higher at that time than they are now! In the past most long distance mail was transported by boat – nowadays, it happens through a contract with FedX!

Also, what everyone suspected is TRUE: The most profitable part of the Post Office is junk mail! Who would have guessed?

Denise also spoke about some of the technology that they use to keep on track which actually sounds pretty sophisticated. Unfortunately, they find themselves in the position of needing to consolidate some facilities, leading a number of members concern about the closing of the Rim Forest facility.

Thanks for the insight, Denise!

Posted by Jerry Savage on Jul 11, 2014

ImageFire Chief Jim Johnstone offered today’s program.

Not a lot of good news, but good reason for us to understand that we live in a dangerous place!

Jim spoke a bit about our mountain – and the special problems that we have. We don’t have a lot of house fires – but when we have a fire, it has the opportunity to get very large. The fire department has 8 fire stations in the area – the specific reason is to have as short a response time as possible to keep the fire from getting too large. ALSO, 70% of what that does here is emergency medical services, so station proximity helps that as well.

Jim spoke of our ability to work together as a community – and our nature as “mountain people” that leads us to live here in the first place.

Jim handed out brochures for disaster preparedness, and spent time encouraging us to consider a disaster plan for our families.

Posted by Jerry Savage

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