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Minutes: The one with the report from Mexico (2/22/2012)

February 28, 2012

Greeters: Julie Joy Stillwell, Chris Tucker
Invocation: E. Russell Smith
Flag Salute: Richard Redmond
Raffle: Betsy Monroe brought tickets to the symphony. Sandy won.

Visiting Rotarians: Dr. Bob Katsev
Guests: Tom Heath Sr.


  • Fiddler’s Committee: There is a meeting tomorrow at 5:30 PM at the MTD on Olive. We need people to participate.
  • Rotary Lunch Lottery reports: Steve and Jerry had lunch yesterday. Luz Maria and Steve had lunch recently. Chris and Karin are having lunch soon. The next match for a lunch date is Angela Stephens and Delores Johnson.
  • Blogle: Take a picture that represents your business/office or how you spend your time in retirement and send it to Liz Werhane. Liz will make a collection of the photos on the Blogle. Look under Flicker.
  • Golf Tournament: Activity brings results. Ask people to play golf, be a sponsor, or donate. It’s May 21.
  • Carpinteria Talent Show: The Kule Klub had a great time!
  • There is a District Gala at the Reagan Library on Saturday. See past posts for details.
  • Hands-on Project in Mexico: Sign up on the District website. Detailed information will be sent. At least three people in our club are planning on going.
  • Tuesday night rendezvous: There was a small cadre who enjoyed themselves. Next week the plan is to go to Cielito. It is where the Acapulco used to be.

Program: Mexico Trip: Mark Reinhardt and Andy Doer

  • Mark and Andy spent about 10 days in Mexico. They were in Puerta Vallarta, and drove through the mountains to the City of the Children.
  • The City of the Children is an orphanage with about 350 children.
  • There are three different areas for children based on their age: a convent for children up to 9 years; a second area for 10 year olds – adults for girls, and 10 -14 year olds for boys; and a separate place for boys 14 years and older.
  • Our club has provided different things for them over the years. Mark asked about potential future projects to support the orphanage. We are looking for something sustainable.
  • The kids go to public school during the day. They have mass nightly and that is their entertainment. There are rules and there is love.
  • The kids are well behaved and respectful.
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