Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Bueller
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Christopher Fisher
Exchange Student Experience
Oct 26, 2016
Carol McBrady
Action for Children - Zambia
Nov 02, 2016
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Nov 09, 2016
Auction Results
Nov 23, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
Dec 21, 2016
Dec 28, 2016
New Years
Feb 01, 2017
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  • Auction
    Nov 05, 2016
    1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

1 909 337-4596

We meet Wednesdays at 07:00 AM
Lake Arrowhead Resort
President: Lyle Barkley
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
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        Our Auction will be held
                on November 5.

Sky Park developer Bill Johnson filled us in on happenings at the Park!
There is a meeting for plan approval at the County on October 6 in San Bernardino. The approval will move the process to the Board of Supervisors, which is very important. If you can, attend the meeting – community support for the project is very important!
Bill went through the current status of the project, and his plans to have the park open during November and December to take advantage of the holiday period.  They currently have 80 employees, with expectations of about 500 when the project is in full operation.
They have 33 attractions including a Tap Bar, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Fly Fishing, Pedal Karts, Zip line, etc., etc., etc.
Everyone is excited for the opening!


Averill Strasser and Bev Rouse from the Water Charity presented their program.


The charity is built on the premise that they will help provide clean water for as many people, all over the world as they can – Averill says that more people die from lack of clean water than from all incidents of violence.


They mostly provide support, resourcing, engineering for water projects world-wide, often working with the Peace Corps. They have worked on more than 3,000 projects all over the world, and provided about $3,000,000 in services. They are directly responsible for providing water for about 3,000,000 peole.


Headquartered in Crestline, their budget has grown from $100,000 5 years ago to almost $1,000,000 today.


What an amazing outfit!




Presentation of the Check to Rebuilding Together
Wayne Palmer and Sue Parks did a quick review of the Rebuilding Together program – and displayed a GREAT BIG copy of the check from us to help support their efforts!

David Golder and Charlene Bruegger presented the Mountain Pregnancy Center.
The center was founded to help provide service to both the born and the yet-to-be-born.  As it turns out, there are a substantial number of young mothers living in a car or couch surfing, and they have little in the way of resources to take care of themselves or their children.
The center is an all-volunteer group that helps provide a program and outreach to babies and young mothers at no charge.
They recently were able to acquire an ultrasound machine through their fundraising efforts, and by working with Samsung Corp. which gave them a 50% discount on the equipment!
They will be having a fundraising banquet at the Alpine Camp and Conference Center on Thursday, September 15 at 6pm. State Senator Mike Morrell will be there, tables for 8 are available for $300 each. They will have a live auction with our own Lyle Barkley as auctioneer!

New Member Initiation
FINALLY we had the opportunity welcome Bridget and Ed Blehm as members, and get them to pay for their own breakfast!
Having done his usual due-diligence, Initiation Master Geoff Hopper tried to pass a little dirt along on our new recruits, but the best he could come up with was their commitment to our troops! Bridget and Ed have actually leased a home on Palisades for the purpose of loaning it to active military and their families!
Oh, and the story of the unfortunate incident in the corvette.
WELCOME Bridget and Ed!

Jack Cooperman and Kim Meers did a brief presentation on the Rim of the World Special Athletes program.
What and exciting program they offer – They are looking for people who have special needs and would like to be a participant. They do both winter and summer sports, including skiing, snowboarding, water sports etc. Most of the activities use special equipment.
They are looking for someone with a pontoon boat that can help, and have recently committed to a building at Snow Valley.
We have committed to help sponsor the group, and Deborah presented a check for $1,500 for support!

Soren Stufkosky from St. Michael Tactical discussed his upcoming program – Women’s Defense and Basic Firearms Training.
Soren is offering the program to local women – and has a “No victims allowed program.” The focus is on self-protection, with an emphasis on how to avoid problems in the first place.
Program fliers are on the tables.

Our own Joyce Savage spoke a bit about her dedication to the MS Walk – and a few of her accomplishments:
  • She and her team has raised  $105,000 for the cause over the years!
  • Her goal this year is to raise $11,000 – and she’s more than half way there!
Joyce was diagnosed with MS about 22 years ago, and through the use of alternative medicine, has been able to remain active – VERY active. Joyce has been a participant in the Walk for 9 years, and walk 20 miles twice a week for training!.
SPECIAL PHOTO OP: Deborah presented our donation check to Joyce for this years walk. Pretty exciting! GO JOYCE!

Polly Sauer, Executive Director of the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce provided today’s program.
Polly had a few interesting thoughts – it turns out our little community ranks up with Lake Cuomo Italy and a couple of resorts in the Swiss Alps as a great vacation destination! Also, our own LouEddie’s Pizza is listed in the top 10 in the U.S., also the Waffle House is in the top 10! We are a top destination for trip advisor.
SO it seems as if our Chamber has been working diligently to promote our little community.
Polly also spent some time talking about the fact that the Chamber no longer receives any of the funds from the county bed tax – even though the county receipts are around $2 million, about $925,000 is generated from here! Polly suggests that we each draft a letter to Janice Rutherford, our Supervisor, to try and get the rules changed to allow for this important budget item. Mary-Justine Lanyon recently wrote an article in the Mountain News detailing the issues, and ways they we may be able to help. Polly recommends we read the article and then write to Ms. Rutherford. One other suggestion is to come to a MAC meeting – held the first Thursday every month.
Everyone is really excited about this year’s Home Tour – the theme is “Rustic Chic” and sounds like a lot of fun.
Polly also discussed the Special Olympics program the Chamber sponsored – and the great success of our local athletes! Polly gave us a bit of info on new programs in this area for this year.






Karen Reams and Bob Kinzle of Park & Recreation gave an update on new projects. The Tour de Lake Arrowhead is August 27th. Over 200 riders are expected. Please call Bob if you are interested in volunteering.








Today Postal Inspector Steve Bolz presented.
Steve is an investigator for the US Postal Service – and manages to run into some very interesting crimes.  It seems that putting mail in a collection box can be dangerous – Steve spends quite a bit of time looking into people who steal mail, find checks then change the payee name and cash the checks.  No fair.
Another popular scam is people offering lottery winnings by mail – the scam includes sending money for taxes or bank fees so they can send you your winnings. Turns out Steve has a terrible time convincing the victims they are the subject of a scam – and they often continue to send money to fraudsters. Usually elderly people, but not always, sometimes younger people are caught too. Steve presented a bunch of photos of evidence of the crime - something for us to look out for with friends and relatives.
There seems to be no end as to how people scam the public.

Michelle French, Laurel and Marilyn made a quick presentation about the Rim Education Foundation. A few of the things they do, and this year’s change to focusing the grants on a per student basis.
If anyone is interested, they are always looking for more Board members!
Deborah presented our donation to the Foundation - $1,000 with a request that they present at the Auction.

Linda Smith from Comfort Pets presented today, to fill us in on the benefits of their carefully trained dogs. She terms them a “Gift of Life from God.” We had three dogs with us today – including the beautiful Chelsea, Barry Robinson’s special friend.
Linda explained the beginnings of the program, and the benefits that are derived from the pets – up to and including a lowering of the pet owner’s blood pressure! They were organized in 2006,
and have grown to have 50 teams in the field at this point. They visit 12 to 15 healthcare facilities monthly, and have 9 training programs currently in the mountains.
The dogs are carefully trained to have a great temperament, to accept friendly strangers and to love children.
Their goal is to provide training to pets that will help to enhance human life. Dog can provide a calming influence on their owners, and help provide identifiable health benefits.
The group raises money through community donations and the sale of custom built first aid kits – available for $30 each.
After Linda’s presentation, Deborah presented Linda with our clubs donation check!

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