Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

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Dec 07, 2016
Bev Rios, Luvia Rodrique
Pryde Kids
Dec 14, 2016
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Dec 28, 2016
Bill Johnson
Jan 04, 2017
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Ken Decroo
Jan 11, 2017
New Book
Colleen Myers
Jan 18, 2017
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Feb 01, 2017
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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

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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A few thoughts from Governor Bob Duistermars:
He is very happy with the amazing clubs here and our great connections with our communities. What we need to do is offer people an opportunity to help!
Bob gave us a bit of his history, and how he found Rotary:
He retired from the dairy business, and Mrs. Duistermars suggested he needed to find work, or find an 8 hour a day hobby! So Bob went to work with the United Way, ending up as the local CEO. Along the way, the United Way people thought he should get to know the community – so he joined the Rotary in the community! The rest is history…
  • There are so many things we are positioned to fix – and Rotary can do it!
  • Rotary is “scalable”- big, middle or small – we can work with anything.
  • Our job is to connect outcomes – think about the ripples!
A few thoughts on Rotary:

Governor Bob Duistermars presented the Medals:
  • Geoff Hopper – PH+6!
  • Rudy Westervelt – PH+6!
  • John Moore – PH +3!
  • Barry Smart – PH+2!
  • Ed Perry – PH+1!

Barry Robinson called Geoff Hopper to the front to present a very special plaque – honoring those who “Don’t Know S--- from Shineola.”


Induction Master Geoff Hopper, after doing extensive research was somehow unable to uncover ANY dirt of new Rotarian Debbie Hopper. (Big surprise)


We’re happy to have her membership anyway!


Welcome, Debbie!


Our presentation today was from Carol Brady, from Action for Children, Zambia
Carol’s organization is something. Their focus is on taking care of the large number of homeless children of all ages in Zambia. Carol happened across this almost by accident, when she saw the large amount of help that was needed due to the utter lack of concern for the large population of children in the country.
So she created her cause – Action for Children, Zambia.  The group has become quite a force in the country, providing Outreach, Crisis Care, Salvation Home, Education Scholarship, and the Kulanga Baqna Farm. The farm is a place where members of their family can live and work with a permanent family – which is the focus of the group.
The organization is truly amazing in the care that is delivered – and we recommend you have a look at the website – to get the full story.



Jeffrey Barnes is a college professor that decided to pursue his dream of creating a college course about the history and genius of Walt Disney and his creation Disneyland.


Jeff gave us a bit of history about Walt’s successes and failures, and very interesting facts about the creation of what is now the largest and greatest media empire on earth! It turns out that Walt had a number of miss-fires and a bankruptcy before he finally created what would end up being Walt Disney Enterprises. It is a very inspiring story, and Jeff carried through on his dream to not only create a class on the story, but also write a very inspirational book about Walt Disney – the Dreamer!


Thanks for having a dream, Jeff – Great story!




Chris was in Switzerland last year and gave us a quick rundown on his year spent there – one big benefit was that he learned how to speak German! He says he learned a lot about connecting with people, and the hardest part was making friends and saying Good-bye!


Chris thanked us for helping him to participate in the program.


Russ Keller, writer and local historian gave us a talk on the “Murder on the Mountain.”
Russ tells a great story about an early owner of the San Moritz club. He and his wife were murdered by an explosion on his yacht in Newport Harbor. Turns out the murder trial was the longest on record at the time – his daughter and boyfriend were tried and exonerated for the crime – that they had obviously committed.
Quite a story by a great storyteller!

Alyssa and Carl presented for the Mountain Search and Rescue today.
Carl spent a lot of time describing the level of training they all go through to get certified to be on the team. They are trained in radio use, compass use, tracking, lost person behavior, evacuation training and much more.
Alyssa and Carl told the story of a deep creek tracking – and the problems of finding a lost person.  A young woman was lost for 3 days – and the search team had all but given up hope when they found her asleep on a rock in the sun. Everyone was excited when she woke up!
The team is thankful for Rotary, and our help in supplying them with the equipment that they need to do their job!

Member Transfer of Membership
Deborah welcomed member transfer from the noon club Paul Fournier! Paul got a fresh copy of the 4-Way Test, and a Sunrise Shirt!

Chiropractor John Bueler presented today’s program.
Dr. Bueler’s program focused on the reasons to work on our health:
  • 1.6 million cases of cancer each year
  • 28 million Cardio-vascular events
  • $3.1 Trillion dollars spent
  • 4.1 Billion prescriptions
John made a great presentation regarding ways that we might be able to improve our health – and the long term benefits of doing so. He suggests that the body always knows what it’s doing – we need to listen, and be careful in treating symptoms and focus on what the cause of the symptoms are.
We should learn how to increase our G.A.P. General Adaptive Potential – and he believes we can do that by constructing a solid health care team – which should include experts in everything from diet to acupuncture.
Thanks for the suggestions!

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!

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