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Happy New Year to the El Cajon Rotary Club!
Isn't she beautiful
The USS Midway!
Words To Lead By...!
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible!
Our Speaker Today
Mr. Tom Dean - USS Midway
We were delighted to have Mr. Tom Dean speak to our club today representing the USS Midway Museum.
Tom was introduced by his good friend, and our distinguished club member,  Vince Bacino.
Tom did a superb job of bringing the history of the USS Midway to our consciousness.  As a dedicated volunteer with the museum, Tom has given over 5,000 hours of his time to the Midway.
Tom shared some very interesting facts with us.  For instance,  did you know:
  • The USS Midway was commissioned just 2 weeks AFTER World War II ended in 1945.
  • She was the first ship built that did not fit through the Panama Canal.
  • The Midway was the first ship to carry nuclear weapons.
  •  In 1972, she was the first american ship to be home-ported in Japan at Yokuska.  She served 3 tours in Vietnam.
  • Her last deployment was as the Admiral's Flag Ship in 1991 for Desert Storm.  Then after a 47 year reign, she was retired.
  • The USS Midway was brought to San Diego in January, 2004 and in June of that year the museum opened with over 800,000 people visiting in her first year.  in 2013, over 1 million people enjoyed her.
  • The USS Midway is now the MOST VISITED attraction in San Diego.
  • The Midway hosts over 700 public events each year and over 400 "active duty" military events. 
Important Announcement
The El Cajon Rotary Club will begin celebrating "Thirsty Thursday" this week at 5:30pm at La Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon.  Everyone is welcome!
"Come Thirsty my Friends"
Next Week
Our club will enjoy learning about climate change from a representative of Scripps Institute of Oceanography
What Happened At Our Club Meeting On Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Club members and guests began our meeting at Noon on Tuesday socializing and catching up with one another...
Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!
Santa brought me the Jeep LJ I've been wishing for! Stu's a very happy man.
Only smiling faces at the El Cajon Rotary Club!
Larry wearing a "blast from the past" shirt from the El Cajon Breakfast Club.
Norma, Cheryl, and Ginger catching up on the past week.
Jamie and Ramona hugging it out!
Kristine is a little surprised to see the camera pointing directly at her.  So photogenic:)
Just as Jane begins the Pledge, Josh see's the opportunity and takes it:)
Interesting Factoid
Tom Dean, our speaker today, just happens to be the husband of one of our distinguished past club members ,and past club President, Marge Dean.  Tom shared with us that it was Marge's mother, who was the very first female Rotarian in history.
Bobbi Pearson Celebrating her 21 year Rotary anniversary
Max Wright - Celebrating his 15 year Rotary anniversary
Roger Heuppchen - Celebrating his 10 Rotary anniversary
Cheryl Minshew - Celebrating her 12 year Rotary anniversary
Jamie Lundy - Celebrating her 1 year Rotary anniversary
Larry McKim - Celebrating his 23 year wedding anniversary and a flooded kitchen.  Thank you homeowners insurance.
Our beloved Dick Savage leads us in prayer.  Thank you.  Also, thank you to Jane for the Pledge, Bruce for the 4-Way Test, and Ramona for the great song this week. 
We all agree.  One of the best things about meeting at the Elks Lodge is the FOOD!  Way to go Rita! 
Welcome to our Visitors
Maggie Minshew-Gallant:  Cheryl Minshew introduced us to her visiting Sister-In-Law from Colorado Springs.  Maggie came out to San Diego to play golf.  Sorry for the bad wather Maggie.  We enjoyed having you with us and look forward to your next visit.  Hopefully, better weather! 
Greg Calvert:  No need for introductions here.  Greg is jumping right in helping us out with the new PA system as back-up to Sean when he is out.  He really saved us today.  GREAT TO HAVE YOU JOINING THE CLUB GREG!
Announcements &    Happy 5's
  • Alison Cummings - St. Mad's is holding its 3rd annual Tea By The Sea.  Alison, Ginger, and Carol are all sponsoring tables.  Please see one of them if you are interested in going.  Act fast.  This is a wonderful event and has completely sold out every year.
  • Cheryl Minshew - Cheryl shared an extremely interesting fact with us - One of the last three remaining countries on Earth with active Polio is Pakistan.  In 2014, there were 304 cases of new Polio.  Just two years later, in 2016 that number had dropped to 14.  Sooooooo Close!
  • Jamie Lundy - Jamie reminded everyone that the International Governors meeting starts this weekend and it is important that we volunteer to be greeters for the incoming Governors and their spouse as they travel from all over the world to visit us here in San Diego.  We are incredibly fortunate to host this event each year.  Let's welcome them with pride!  Volunteer!  Register on the District web site
  • Tim McDougal -  Tim announced that the El Cajon Citizen of The Year committee met to vote on the 2017 Citizen of The Year.  Debra Emerson, was in the running and finished a close second to Dick Nasif.
And The Winning Ticket Goes To....
Dave Waters won the drawing this week. No black marble.
Welcome to the El Cajon Rotary Club!
El Cajon
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
El Cajon Elks Lodge
1400 E. Washington Ave.
El Cajon, CA  92019
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