Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

Hayley Raynes
Sep 27, 2017
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Bob Mueller
Oct 04, 2017
Blue Jay developer
Jaime Stiansen
Oct 11, 2017
Hoffman PTA President
Ken McKay
Oct 25, 2017
Auction Preparation
Ken McKay
Nov 01, 2017
Auction Results
John Moore
Nov 08, 2017
Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 22, 2017
Ken McKay
Dec 13, 2017
Pryde Kids
Dec 20, 2017
Dec 27, 2017
New Year's Eve

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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We meet Wednesdays at 07:00 AM
Lake Arrowhead Resort
President: Ken McKay
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
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Jack Cooperman and Kim Meers gave us an update on the Special Athletes program.
They have been quite active over the last year, and have added a number pf programs for not only winter sports, but also for water sports and golf.
They are really excited about the new deck at Snow Valley! Thanks to everyone!
They had a great video of the program’s activities and programs – they have been at it for 3 years, and are looking forward to expanding the program. One problem is that the equipment for the winter sports program is expensive, and they have been operating on a shoestring budget. So any help would be appreciated!
A few numbers: They have about 16 in the Yoga program, 9 in golf and 39 in winter programs, and they are planning a fishing program for next year.  Interesting that they get quite a few “walk-ups” at Snow Valley!
Thanks to Jack and Kim for the fun services they provide!
Initiation Master Geoff Hopper proceeded to try to embarrass our new members –
Michelle Murphy: Boy has she worked at a lot of schools! She managed to acquire the nickname “Momma Bear.” Obviously VERY protective of her territory!
Vic Sardarian: Retire Judge, Geoff sort of tip-toed around Vic. Turns out Vic still hears a case or two occasionally, so that probably makes sense.  Geoff characterizes Vic as “Judge Judy on Steroids. CAREFUL! 
Vic met spouse Zenda at Rotary!
Welcome to Michelle and Vic!

Keith Martin presented his “Have Set, Will Travel” program. Created when he worked as a School Teacher in Chicago, he has found great benefit to the kids that participate.


Keith has found that the game of Chess offered at our schools can provide a high level of help for lots of students. He has created a chess club program that he has been offering at the Middle School and at the High School level – and he hopes to offer it at the grade school level.


Keith finds that participation in the club can be quite a help, often giving kids a reason to go to school, builds teamwork, and requires minimum grade point levels to be able to compete.


Keith is very enthusiastic about his program, and believes it helps kids to do better in school, build character and school spirit. And it’s cheap!


Have a look at the website: and learn how to play!

Ernie Perez from the Sheriff’s Department presented today.
Ernie works with the Narcotics Division – a division that has between 60 and 70 employees. They work with virtually all other law enforcement agencies including local police, DEA, Homeland Security and the FBI.
Ernie mentioned that one problem with their electronic surveillance program is that is has a difficult political perception – the view of some people is that they are somehow violating people’s rights in doing their work – Ernie described the program, and how they take great care in its administration.
Ernie described a few of their drug and cash seizures, including thousands of pounds of heroin, meth, and cash.
Ernie mentioned that one of their biggest new problems is the appearance of Fentanyl – basically a pharmacist grade opioid which is being laced into the heroin that is sold.
Ernie provided us with another very disturbing statistic – in states where recreational marijuana use is legal, approximately 80% of sale happen in the black market – creating all manner of problems.
It’s certainly nice to know that we have such a dedicated team working on this very difficult problem in our society.


Quick Tennis Team Presentation

Coach Julie Perkins discussed the almost always winning Rim tennis team. She gave us a brief discussion about the program, and the great record of success they enjoy. Team Captains Emily and Jaycee talked about the program, and the bonus of leadership, teamwork and friendship they receive from the group.

Julie is looking forward to challenging the teams, would like to expand their calendar – but that would require additional funding, and hopes we could help.

They can use help with transportation, equipment and uniforms and funds to hire officials for their tournaments.

Link Crew Presentation
Claudia, along with Josh and Katie presented the LINK program – a program designed to provide a transition for freshmen as the come into High School.
They spoke of the value of the program, Katie mentioned that she had been home schooled, and moving from home to a public high school was quite a culture shock! Josh came from the LINK program in Riverside, and relayed how the program helped orient him toward high school.
The program needs money to support their efforts, mostly for supplies and t-shirts, and they’re hoping we can help!
Paul Harris Presentation
Foundation Chair Pat Davis gave us a little background on the Founder of Rotary – Mr. Paul Harris, a LAWYER, and what it takes to be a Paul Harris Fellow.
This week, Song Master Rick Miller has hopped over the Paul Harris +2 milestone! Congratulations to Rick!
Katie Mashburn presented a wonderful speech of thanks for our support of the Odyssey of the Mind program – and a plea for support for the GATE program. The GATE program (The G in GATE stands for Gifted) is approved by the school , but there are no employees at MPH that are stepping up to sponsor it. Katie is going to present at the School Board meeting on September 19 at 6pm and asks us to show up and support her presentation!

John Wurm from LACSD was today’s speaker.


John gave us a short update on the water company, and the status of current operations. The drought caused a lowering of revenues, but things are getting back to normal, they are in good financial shape now.


A couple of items they are working on – a solar plant at the property in Hesperia that will help finance most of the district’s electricity use – sounds like a pretty good plan!


Also, they are looking into a groundwater recycling program that would all but eliminate a low lake level. The plan is to recycle water through normal percolation, then use well water for service. John mentioned that, in his view, the water bond that was passed by the voters last year is baloney – it hasn’t added a bucketful of storage to our state system.


Last item – we can expect the pump station at North Bay to begin the rebuilding process – it has needed a re-work for a long time!

New Member Initiation
Davis Hopper stood in for Head Initiator Geoff Hopper to re-induct Dave Nygren! Always exciting to get a new member – even if he’s a retread!
Dave was excited with his new 1984 Lion’s Club pin!

Dave and Carl from Search and Rescue presented today.


We always enjoy supporting the SAR group – and enjoy hearing stories of their helping the public – todays favorite was about a nice gentleman who needed to be picked off of the side of Mount Baldy – and needed to be rescued again at the same spot because he had left his sweater behind.


Nice work!

New Member Initiation
The membership director is busy with new members:
Marc Ouellet: A local for 3 months! Mark is a loan officer at Mountain West Financial.
Lindsay Chadwick: Ran a Tiger Woods golf clinic, now at the Antlers!
Welcome to both!

Today’s Guest Speaker – Ralph Wagner presented his “Let’s Make Lake Arrowhead Full Again” program.


Ralph has been a full lake advocate for almost as long as the lake has been here. Ralph presented a lot of lake history, and facts concerning the way the watershed in our area works, and a few ways we might be able to supply more water to the lake.


Ralph is a proponent of re-introducing treated potable water to our lake – and figures it could add about 2 feet of water annually. There has been a grant of $400,000 made to study to viability of the project – which Ralph favors mightily!



Barry Robinson presented the story of Paul Harris, our founder and also an attorney. (So what) Barry discussed the Fellowship program, and the hoops to be jumped through to earn the Fellowship Award.


Pat Davis presented John Moore with his Paul Harris Fellowship +4 – A very high honor for both John Moore and for our club!

Bev Rios, the Care Coordinator and Oral Health Program Manager for Hearts and Lives, retuned to give us a succinct report about this dynamic organization that first emerged as part of the recovery effort during the aftermath of the October 2003 Old Fire.
The current mission of Hearts and Lives is to address needs of the Rim Mountain Communities through case management, education, direct services and referrals, collaborating with governmental and non-profit community resource providers.
Through a collage of many programs, Hearts and Lives improves the quality of life for many in our community, especially children.  A few of the services offered are oral health care, screenings and intervention for early childhood development, assistance for food, rent and utilities, Zumba for kids, behavioral health services.  Hearts and Lives also remains poised to help in the event of new disasters on the mountain as they may occur.