Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

 
Speakers
Ken McKay
Jul 05, 2017
Introduction of Ken McKay, President
Karen Reams
Jul 12, 2017
Rim Rec and Park
Dr. John Perumal/Water Project
Jul 19, 2017
Thailand VTT Team
John Wurm
Aug 23, 2017
Water Board and Community Leader
Ken McKay
Oct 25, 2017
Auction Preparation
Ken McKay
Nov 01, 2017
Auction Results
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Nov 22, 2017
Thanksgiving
Ken McKay
Dec 13, 2017
Pryde Kids
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Dec 20, 2017
Christmas
 
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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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Lake Arrowhead M SR

562 400-3555

We meet Wednesdays at 07:00 AM
Lake Arrowhead Resort
President: Deborah Fancett
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
United States
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Speaker Number 2: David Kane – “FAA/LAX Flyover Zones”
 
David Kane has made a study of the new FAA Routes to approach our Southern California airports.
 
He began his study when he noticed that it seemed that the number of large aircraft flying over the Lake Arrowhead area had increased markedly. He also noticed that the aircraft were flying much lower than they had in the past.
 
Mr. Kane looked into the matter and discovered that the FAA has recently initiated new approach routes that directed a much larger share of air traffic to fly directly over our community. He further discovered that the new routes were proposed by the FAA, and hearings were held to seek community reaction to the change and subsequent LARGE increase in noise and other pollution that is now affecting our community – AND IS LIKELY TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE. Upon investigation, Mr. Kane found that almost no one attended or commented at the hearings, most likely due to the fact that the FAA did not provide proper notification to the public. In fact, it appeared to him that the FAA has purposely downplayed the hearings to keep attendance down.
 
David believes that it is in the interest of our community to ask the FAA to revert to the previous flight path which takes aircraft over uninhabited areas, and he is hopeful the community will come out in force to protest.
 
David has contacted Congressman Cook, and the Congressman has written to the FAA in our support – but more citizen reaction is needed.
 
David is circulating a petition for locals to sign asking that the decision to be reconsidered.
 
 
 
PROGRAM
Speaker Number One: Wen Chan
 
Wen works in Public Relations with the Epoch Media Group, which has a focus on human rights in China.
 
Wen reports that China has a very serious problem with human rights. In the past, the Chinese government has run a vast disinformation campaign, up to and including reporting that students were responsible for the death of soldiers during the Tiananmen Square massacre, not the other way around.
 
There is a group of people in China and around the world that subscribe to a practice known as “Falun Gong;” a program of body and mind “re-calibration” that is said to purify energies, and dredge out block-outs and impurities that compromise well-being. Evidently, the people who follow this practice are considered by the government as being less that second class, and are reportedly subject to vast inhumane treatment.
 
The Falun Gong have been reported as victims of organ harvesting for the profit of the government. One interesting bit of evidence is the wait times for transplant surgeries – which is extraordinarily short, 2 weeks for a liver for example. Some believe that the recipient of the organ can actually order an organ to specification, and the system finds a suitable donor to fill the order.
 
Wen’s view is that the practice is akin to the Holocaust – and it needs to be exposed for the world to see – and end.
 
www.theepochtimes.com for more information.
 
 
 
The speaker was our own Paul Fournier who is our upcoming Membership Chair.  Having recently attended Rotary training, he shared not only some what he learned but information from Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People that resonated the possibilities for growing our club.  Everyone received a handout that elucidated 12 aspects of Carnegie’s work that could help us do better with membership.  Playing to a raucous crowd, Paul gave an impressive PowerPoint presentation about Carnegie’s approach and it’s relevance increasing membership.

Kelly Kunsak gave us a report on the Camp – which is celebrating its 70th birthday!

It was organized 70 years by a Los Angeles Rotary Club, and has been in continuous operation since then. One of the camps main functions is to provide a place for a challenged to severely challenged person to get away for a week – and usually give their primary caregiver (often mom and dad) a break.

 

A few new items – They recently received approval for an official zip line – which will be built to be used by almost anyone with any disability – which is quite an accomplishment! They are also working on a program for disabled veterans.

 

Kelly was delighted to (pre) announce that they have received a very-very-very large endowment donation which will put the camp in financially GREAT position indefinitely – CONGRATULATIONS!

 
Chuck Spencer spoke about the mission of the camp – and made an appeal to the community to not only help with finances, but also consider helping with your time. They always need volunteers to help!
 
The will be having a 70th Anniversary celebration on July 29 – watch for detail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today’s Official Speaker was our own Pat Davis who gave a program about the Mountain Arts Gallery (MAG) on Lake Arrowhead by the Belgian Waffle House in theVillage. Their mission is to promote art in the mountains. MAG is a coop of 50 artists who live in our mountain communities. 20% of the sales go to support the Gallery with the rest going to the artists. They offer classes for children and also adults with disabilities. To further fund their mission, they will sponsor their 5th Mountain Artists Studio Tour on June 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This is a self-guided tour of local  mountain artists’ studios. Participants can get their $25.00 tickets at Mountain Arts Gallery and The Lake House; they are payable by PayPal on their website at www.mountainartsnetwork.org.
 
MPH students Annie Reid and Sammy Perkins reported on their middle school Interact Club. They are doing fundraisers to fund their service. At the MPH Spring Festival they will have a tug of war fundraiser. They are also selling lovely greeting cards that they they have designed themselves. These were available atour club meeting for $5.00 each. Proceeds used for charitable giving including
the purchase of a goat and two chickens for those in need through World Vision.
Joyce Garrison and Sue Walker reported on the new Mountain Homeless Coalition (MHC), which they reported has begun with the help of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church and other organizations in the community. This new organization emerged from a homeless Point in Time Count in January of 2016 followed by another in January 2017. Nine were counted in 2016; 31 were counted in 2017.
 
The Coalition is now addressing issues of homelessness on our mountain year-round. They participated in the May 20th Health Fair in Crestline, and they are currently working to ensure that the 113 Rim of the World USD students considered homeless will begin school in the fall with backpacks and other supplies needed. MHC will also sponsor a summit on homeless Thursday, July 27 with speaker Phillip Mongano. The time and place are (TBA). At this summit the community will learn more about Housing First, a new cost-effective and successful program for addressing the issues of homelessness.

Today’s program was presented by retired Fire Chief and back working again Jim Johnstone.

 

Jim is now working at the State office of Emergency Services. He works to help bring all of the emergency agencies together to help with communication and coordination. One of the projects he is working on is the development and deploying of the “Firescope” system, a system designed to facilitate communication between the various agencies.

 

Jim announced that the drought is officially over – lots of grass available to burn, but it does burn – and go out fast. Hopefully, we’ll get through the fire season without any serious problems.

 

Always nice to see who has our back!

 
 
The District 5330 conference was last weekend – Karyn was semi-finalist for the “Rotary Women Heroes Award!” Bricia was the finalist!  Karyn reported on the conference.
     Our club received EVERY PATCH there is to receive!
     We were especially mentioned for our generous Foundation giving, $10,000 plus this year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molly Kortson reminded us that tonight is “MAD SCIENCE NIGHT” at Rim, 5:30 to 7:30.
 
Molly offered extreme thanks for all of our support for her and her special projects while in high school – it’s off to college next September, Cal Baptist with a Poly
Sci major.
 
 
 
 
Debbie Hopper reports on the Scholarship program last night.
 
Debbie and Deborah (aka D Squared) handed out 16 awards totaling about $14,000.
 
80 kids total received awards, 200 people in attendance.
 
Deborah will hand out awards at Mountain High on June 7 at 6pm – PAC.
 
 
 
THANKS to Debbie for organizing the project – Deborah awarded Debbie an “Above and Beyond” pin!

 

 

 

Pat Brennan thanked all who helped install our new Rotary sign at the entrance to the Resort parking lot - make sure you take a look on your way through!


Jack Cooperman and Steve Rzepka from Patrick Brennan Construction helped, Tony Crowder did the paint job and Barry Smart ordered the new signs.
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