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Welcome to RB Sunrise Rotary Club

Rancho Bernardo Sunrise

Rotary's Motto: Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Country Club of Rancho Bernardo
12280 Greens East Road
San Diego, CA  92128
United States
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Rotary Stories
l -r: President Alison Farrin and Jeanne MacLaren
Jeanne MacLaren, RB Sunrise Rotary Foundation Chair, was recognized on Friday evening, June 17, 2016 as Rotarian of the Year.  Jeanne was honored for her leadership in directing the club's fundraising efforts on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.  For the last 2 years we not only maintained our EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) status with every member contribuiting to the Rotary Foundation, but also the club's contributions to the foundation doubled!
It has to be noted that Jeanne has been very busy in the last 2 years. Not only has she contributed greatly to our club, she also took leadership positions at our district.  During most of this time, Jeanne also was the caregiver for her husband, Tom who passed away several months ago. 
We are thrilled to have Jeanne as a member because she brings a passion for Rotary with her.  Jeanne is a past president of a club in northern California and their loss is our gain. 
Congratulations to Jeanne for the richly deserved recognition!

From L to R Segen Ande, Jordyn Silverstone, Kevin Liao, Flynn Steele, Lloyd Trilling
At the Rotary breakfast meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, RB Sunrise member, Lloyd Trilling gave a very informative and moving presentation regarding the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a Rotary District 5340 all-expenses-paid program for juniors in high school in San Diego and Imperial Counties.  The weekend camp at Idyllwild, California encourages these students to become more effective leaders when they return to high school for their senior year, motivating them to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.
There were between 1200-1800 applications for the prestigious camp but only space at the camp for 279 students.  The camp encourages leadership skills by the students who begin the weekend as strangers.  They are exposed to a diverse group of exceptional speakers, and then worki together in a “family” unit. Participants were divided into families to provide a more intimate learning and sharing experience. The "family" consistis of a Rotarian Facilitator and up to 10 students from different high schools throughout the Rotary District.
Pres. Alison presenting a speaker gift book to be donated to Abraxas High School by Carolyn Ortiz
Carolyn Ortiz, Energy Solutions Advisor from San Diego Gas & Electric (“SDGE”), visited RB Sunrise Rotary on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  She spoke about upcoming rate changes and customer solutions to make their homes more energy efficient and save money.
Carolyn explained that for 14 years, there were four rate tiers, depending on usage, with tiers 1 and 2, at the lowest. These lower rate tiers were not paying their fair share of associated costs for energy transmisson.  Tiers 3 and 4, on the other hand, were not only paying the highest rates but also subsidizing the lower two rates.
In September 2015, there was the current three-tier structure introduced, with a two-tiered system scheduled to begin April 2016.  However, it has been put on hold until approximately the end of the year.  When it goes into effect, tier 1, the lower paying customers, will see an increase of approximately $1-$7 in their monthly bills, and customers in tier 2 should see an approximate $5-$7 decrease in their monthly bills.
Carolyn spoke about different solutions all customers could do to lower their bills, including SDGE energy-saving assistance programs, technology solutions in purchasing energy-efficient appliances and thermostats, and other online solutions. SDG&E also has available for a short time free, thermostats that can be programmed by using a tablet or smartphone. 

L-r: Community Service Director Nasrin Barbee, Kim Muslusky and RB Sunrise Rotary President Alison Farrin with symbolic check
At their regular meeting on May 17, RB Sunrise Rotary donated $1000 to the Thousand Smiles Foundation. The funds will be used to help fund the quarterly week end trips to their clinic in Ensenada, Mexico.  
The Thousand Smiles Foundation (“the Foundation”) provides free medical treatment to patients with maxillofacial deformities who, without the help of physicians, dentists, and other medical and nonmedical volunteers, would go untreated.  The Foundation promotes bilateral interchange between Rotarians and medical professionals from the United States and the countries in which it works.
Kim Muslusky, RB Sunrise Rotarian and Thousand Smiles volunteer, spoke about how patients come from all over Mexico to receive health care related to clef palates, and other facial deformities, at the Thousand Smiles Screening Clinic and General Hospital in Ensenada, Mexico. Dental patientss are also treated at this clinic.

Past President Karen Mortimer with Viking Hat Man Rob Weinberg. 
On April 30, Kim Muslusky was one of the RB Sunrise Rotary members who helped to organize a toy storage room at Ronald McDonald House.  During that reorganization Kim came upon a Viking Horn Hat.  Kim recognized the fun value of the hat and the volunteer coordinator then gave it to her.
Recipients shack with blanket covering the door
Recipient's newly completed house with windows and lockable door
RB Sunrise Rotarians Jay Riordan, Tracey Van Putten and Alison Farrin gathered with four additional friends and family and crossed the border to build a house on Saturday for a young Couple expecting their first child.  The house build project is a partnership of RB Sunrise Rotary and Project Mercy, a charity that is headquartered in Poway||
l to r: Nasrin Barbee, Alison Farrin, and Erika Ramirez Lee
The YMCA Teens in Motion (TIM) program exists to fulfill the needs of working parents whose teens have aged out of a typical child care setting. Staying home independently is not an option. Working parents who have teenagers and young adults with disabilities are limited in the type of care offered in our community. RB Sunrise Rotary Club at its March 1, 2016 provided a $2000 grant to YMCA's Teens in Motion program in Rancho Bernardo. Community Service Dir. Nasrin Barbee, RB Sunrise Pres. Alison Farrin, and Erika Ramirez Lee, YMCA Program Director Marketing and Family Engagement are shown in the photo above with the facsimile check. 

2016 - 2017 Rotary Theme


What is Rotary?

Rotary is a leadership organization.
We're made of of local business, professional and civic leaders. 
We meet regularly on Tuesday mornings, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we're able to get things done in this community. 
...and we have fun doing it !!
You are welcome to visit us as our guest to learn more about our fun organization.
Jul 26, 2016
Patricia Caro
Solar Energy Information
Aug 02, 2016
DG Marilyn Sanderson
Official DG visit
Aug 16, 2016
Jim Tenuto
Renaissance Executive Forums
Sep 13, 2016
Carl De Maio
Republican/ Talk Show Host
Sep 20, 2016
Brian Maienshein
Republican CA Assemblyman
Oct 04, 2016
Craig Brown
Club Assembly
Oct 11, 2016
DG Marilyn Sanderson
Official DG Club Visit
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