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El Cajon Rotary Club
Words To Lead By...!
Fail to honor people...
And they will fail to honor you!
Next Week
Join us on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 when  

Richard Lederer presents a wonderful talk about our San Diego Zoo

Dr. Lederer's program will be ZOOTOPIA: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION in celebration of the centennial of our world-renowned San Diego Zoo.

   Please invite your friends and guests.  This will be a great presentation.
What Happened At Our Club Meeting On Tuesday, February 28, 2017?
Vince - Would that be your phone ringing in the middle of the presentation?  Everyone got a huge laugh, even Vince. You are a great sport Vince.
1.  Being named the San Diego County School Board Member of The Year in 2017! Way to go Tamara!
2.  Having her first book published "From the Classroom to the Boardroom"
3.  Completing a successful trip to Washington DC to lobby for her district.
Only smiling faces at the El Cajon Rotary Club!
YAY!  It's Ramona's Birthday!
And she is celebrating by inviting everyone to her party.  Let's all celebrate with Ramona and join in on the fun on March 11th from 5 to 9:00pm at the La Mesa American Legion Hall.  Please RSVP by calling (619) 593-8503
but, that's not all.  Ramona also took FIRST PLACE in the jewelry design competition at the Independent Jewelers Organization's recent show in Grapevine, Texas! Congratulations Ramona!
You will never catch Shirley without a huge smile!  And this is no exception.
Our Gala committee hard at work planning for our upcoming gala to be held on June 3rd at the El Cajon Elks Lodge.  Let's all get behind this effort BIG TIME and help the committee make this a HUGE SUCCESS!
"Don" Vincent having a great time with the gala committee.
Alison is always helping the club and this is no exception as she, once again,  helps out on the Gala committee.
Joe Mackey is setting the tone early for our 2017 El Cajon Rotary Club Gala "El Cajun Fest".  You can tell Joe loves Mardi Gras!  Let's all start getting in the groove for El Cajun Fest.
Susan Ferrara introduced our first monthly vocational speaker today. Dave Johnson did a wonderful job of explaining the world of mortgage brokering.  Needless to say, Dave knows his stuff extremely well.  If you or anyone you know needs help with a mortgage issue, you know you can trust Dave and he is very good at what he does.  CALL DAVE!
How nice was it that Cheryl recognized Jamie at our meeting on Tuesday for all the hard work she is doing for RYLA.  Great job Jamie!
Literacy First Charter Schools
If you missed the meeting this Tuesday, you really missed a great presentation.
Debbie Beyer, Executive Director of Literacy First Charter Schools, did an awesome job in sharing with us a great deal of information about the charter school movement and specifically the history and evolution of Literacy First Charter Schools here in the East County.  Literacy First started in 2001 with 6 staff members and 100 students.  Today, just 16 years later, the school has grown to over 169 staff members and 1,617 students. 
Debbie Buyer showing us how much she loves her role at CEO of Literacy First Charter Schools
Debbie is truly passionate about her role in building Literacy First into a very successful program.
Welcome to our Visitors
We are always thrilled when you visit and miss you every week you don't.  We love to see you guys!
Alison with our wonderful guest, Linda Todd
It's always nice to see Bob Chalfa from the Old Mission Club.  Many of us know how much Bob has poured his heart into the 1000 Smiles program in Ensenada.
Announcements &    Happy 5"s
  • Humbert Cabrera - Humbert asked everyone to BRING GLASSES to next weeks meeting for a donation to the Lions Club.
  • Stu Scott - Stu announced that he will host a FIRESIDE at his home on March 9th at 6:00pm.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to Stu so he can plan appropriately.
  • Stu Scott - Stu also announced that the club will have our Rotary Work Day at his home on April 15th.  We will be making picnic tables to be donated to several deserving causes.  Everyone always has a great time at this event, so please plan to attend and have a great day with your fellow club members.
  • Bob Chalpa - Bob, a well known visitor to our club and long time member of the Old Mission Rotary Club, shared with us that he traveled to his home in La Paz last week for a little R&R.  On his way home at the airport, he ran into an old friend, and past President of his club.  They sat next to one another on the flight home and had a "make-up" meeting.
  • Alison Cummings - Alison was very happy to have had the opportunity to distribute dictionary's last week to two of her very favorite schools- Fuerte and Meridian Elementary Schools.  It brought back many fond memories to Alison.
  • Tim McDougal - Tim shared that he and Stana just got back from a terrific trip to Baja to enjoy an up-front and very personal whale encounter.  Tim highly recommended the trip to everyone.  And, the club wishes Tim a very happy birthday this month.
  • Jamie Lundy:  Jamie provided an update on RYLA and let everyone know that she will need volunteers next week to help with interviews.  Please call Jamie at (619) 244-0874 if you can help. 
  • Charlie Cole -Charlie announced the need for everyone to begin helping with the auction.  The auction will be on June 3rd at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon.  This is a "family friendly" event and kids are highly encouraged to attend.  Bring your friends.

    Tickets will be $50 for adults and $20 for kids .We need you to:
  • Cheryl Minshew - Cheryl announced that she was "DARN HAPPY" to be back with us at Rotary.  We are so thrilled to have you back with us Cheryl.  We have all been praying for Jim's quick recovery from a very difficult surgery. WELCOME BACK!
Bruce giving us his "Happy $5" for the day
Roger Holtsclaw for leading our pledge
Tim McDougal for leading us in the 4-Way Test
Dick Savage for the wonderful prayer
Marv Love for leading us in song
And The Winning Ticket Goes To....
 Alison 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
United States
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Thank you to Debbie Beyer, Executive Director and CEO of Literacy First Charter Schools.  Debbie provided the club with an extremely interesting and insightful presentation about the charter school concept and more specifically Literacy First Charter School's history and track record.  You can truly see how passionate Debbie is and how much she loves what she does.
Upcoming Events
Dr. Richard Lederer at the El Cajon Rotary Club
El Cajon Elks Lodge
Mar 07, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Mar 07, 2017
ZOOTOPIA: A centennial clebration of the centennial of our world-renowned San Diego Zoo
Mar 14, 2017
Sleep Apnea
Mar 21, 2017
The San Diego Maritime Museum
Mar 28, 2017
The San Diego Museum of Natural History
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