Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

 
Speakers
Marc Quellet
Feb 28, 2018
Postural Therapist
Cherie Gruenfeld
Mar 07, 2018
Exceeding Expectations, Childrens Charity
R.Y.L.A. Kids
Mar 21, 2018
 
NEWS

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.

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Club Information

Service Above Self

Lake Arrowhead M SR

744-7854

We meet Wednesdays at 07:00 AM
Lake Arrowhead Resort
President: Ken McKay
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
United States
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Home Page Stories
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff Hopper called up participants in the CHOICES Program for a brief recognition event, and a description of the program.
 
 
Scout Evan Kassouf presented his project – he is working on installing artificial turf at the Crestline Senior Center – and is looking for some help!
 
Looks like a great project, Geoff Hopper offered to do his usual donation match – so it looks like Evan will get his funding!
 
Bill Stanley reminded the group that Evan is a member of Troop 89 – “Our Boy Scout Club!”
 

Geoff Hopper presented today’s program. With all of the claims of sexual harassment lately, Geoff thought it might be interesting to discuss the problem, the way the problems are handled in the legal system, and how to stay out of trouble.

 

One item that struck home – Geoff pointed out that litigation isn’t so much a method of problem resolution as it is simply a business – and a very expensive one for the litigants. Harassment cases tend to be very long and costly, and very emotional.

 

Our goal should be to do whatever is necessary to avoid a hostile work environment – Geoff uses the “Blue Haired Lady” test – other words, imagine your grandma is standing next to you – what would she think about the dirty joke? If she wouldn’t like it, avoid it in the first place.

 

Other than that – you could move out of California to a less litigious state, or just stay home with the drapes closed.

 

Good advice.

 
 
Paul Harris Fellowship Presentation:
 
Foundation Chair Pat Davis presented Paul Harris Fellowships to:
 
Mike Richardson – P+2!
 
Armand – P+1!
 

Stephanie Phillips, ROP/CTE (Regional Occupational Program/Career Technical Education) Administrator gave us an update on her program at the high school.

 

She relayed a few stories about students. One young man started in auto mechanics, went to work for Ford Motor Company and ended up with Thermal Racing. The program is works with the Community College system, and has turned into a very successful Jobs program.

 

The Pathway Program has programs in Health, Building, Engineering, and Production and Media Art.

 

They are working on taking the program to the elementary school, and are constantly recruiting students.

 
 
 
Kathy Meyers spoke today about the ROP program through the Boys and Girls Club.
She gave us an overview of the program which provides a safe place for kids after school. They are working on a summer program, and could use help with funding. They currently are offering an 11 hour program every day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Marcy Vega picked up where Kathy left off on the ROP program

 
  • They started the program with a 5 year grant – which was spent. Fortunately, parents at the time were able to pick up the financial slack.
  • They started with 2 members, and are now up to 50 with 4 staff people.
  • They offer an academic literacy program.
  • The Summer program is much needed.
  • Everything now is donor time and donor money supported.
 
Thanks to the Rotary for the previous support, they are targeting $14,000 for the summer program, and have $5,000 so far. Any help we can offer is appreciated!
District Governor Manzoor Massey was presenter of today’s special program.
 
Manzoor asked for our youngest member – Adam – to be his assistant in his magic act: Manzoor had Adam pull a blue scarf (from the Golden Temple in India) out of a bag. He asked Adam to put is back – he shook the bag, and Adam reached back in and pulled out a rainbow scarf!
 
Pretty amazing for a governor.
 
Manzoor gave us a passionate presentation: “The World is falling apart! Thank heaven that Rotary is there! We are ‘transforming lives around the world. 2.5 billion people vaccinated last year, water and food for people in need.”
On the life of Rotary, and a couple of items from the 4-Way Test:
 
If only everyone could be truthful always!
We should always work to build better friendships!
 
The Power of One:
“Each of us has unlimited power to change the world. Think about Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Nelson Mandella, Abe Lincoln – and Jesus.”
 
“Our world needs Rotary more than the desert needs the rain. REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEBODY:        
 
Manzoor had a few people to recognize with the gift of a signed copy of his book “Mind Realignment for EXCELLENCE” :
  • Jamie Zinn – with a special medallion
  • Ron Peavy as Assistant Governor
  • Tony Crowder as the person that sets up our weekly meeting.
  • Ken McKay as our Fearless Leader
  • Geoff Hopper because he’s a lawyer and so was Paul Harris (also because of his service and dedication)
  • Barry Smart for his job as Secretary.
 
What a treat to have such a committed and enthusiastic Governor!
Announcements
 
Jack Cooperman accepted a $1,000 check from the club to help out with the Special Athletes!
 
Jack says the winter program is up and running!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Foundation Chair Pat Davis assisted by Governor Massey awarded a great big batch of Fellowships:

 

Geoff Hopper: X6

Davis Hopper: X1 (Accepted in abstentia by Brother Geoff

Mike Rose: X1

Mike Mueller: X2

John Moore: X3

Pat Davis: X4

Pookie Smith: X4

Jamie Zinn: X7!

 

 

Michelle French – “What the Heck is Grant Writing??
 
The Secretary had to leave early – so the synopsis is provided by Michelle:
 
 “What the Heck Is Grant Writing” provided an overview of philanthropy and the breakdown of the $390 billion dollars that were raised in 2016 (by individuals, private foundations, bequests and corporations).  The majority of funds went to religion, followed by education and various health and human services.  She talked briefly about the grant process (researching funders, writing proposals) and the special challenges that nonprofits in the Inland Empire face.  The per capita giving from private foundations is $3 as compared to  $3,113 in Los Angeles County. There are only 103 private foundations in the IE, as opposed to 1,752 in Los Angeles County.  Yet, the area has some of the highest needs in terms of poverty and lack of social services with numerous d under-resourced nonprofits (67% have revenues under $25,000).  It makes it especially challenging in an already highly competitive arena. 
 
Michelle has operated a private grant consulting business (FUNDamental Concepts) for 25 years, and has another 15 years in non-profit management.  She is one of 22 Grant Professionals Certified in CA by the Grants Professional Association and has represented a wide variety of nonprofits and public agencies, raising over $330 million on behalf of clients. 
 
Thanks Michelle!