Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

 
Speakers
Capt Gregory and Sgt. Harris
Dec 06, 2017
Sheriff's Deptartment
Pryde Kids
Dec 06, 2017
Pryde
Ken McKay
Dec 13, 2017
Pryde Kids
Dark
Dec 20, 2017
Christmas
Dark
Dec 27, 2017
New Year's Eve
Paul Fournier
Jan 03, 2018
Music Program
Michelle French
Jan 10, 2018
The What and Why of Grants
Dan Begley
Jan 17, 2018
Mountain Tree Service/Health of Forest
Stephanie Phillips
Jan 24, 2018
Vocational Education
Geoff Hopper
Jan 31, 2018
Wage and Hour Regulations
Kathleen Opliger
Feb 07, 2018
Assistant Chief Fire Department
Ross Sevy
Feb 14, 2018
Assmblyman Olbernolte
 
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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International Service
Youth Service Chair
Fine Meister
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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

John Moore presented a brief history of Veteran’s day for today’s program, noting that there will be a ceremony at Arrowhead Ridge on Saturday, at 11am.

 

Club Members that are Veterans:

 

George – Army, Ken – Army,  Bob Cantrell – Navy, Cliff – Army, Mike Cronshy – Army, Herb – Navy, Armand – Army, John Moore – Air Force

 

 

Thank you to all of our Veterans!

 
 
Our 13th new member this year, Dave Kelly, was last a Division Fire Chief – he has been in the mountains since 2005, so there are only 13 more years to be here before he can be considered a “local.”
 
Poor Dave had to withstand Head Initiator Geoff Hoppers procedure – and came out of it with a nice speech praising our group!
Rudy Westervelt presented today’s program – with a photo show of his visit to Haiti.
 
Rudy reports that Haiti needs special attention, after decades of political malfeasance, exploitation and neglect. The streets are full of trash – in some cases several feet deep. They have deforested the landscape for fuel to cook, and there is none left. They need so much – rebuilding, planting of trees, education.
 
A pretty sad state of affairs and a pretty graphic photo collage.
 
Rudy is hoping for help through the worldwide peace effort that he is a big part of. The Peace Conference in Atlanta will have more than 100 speakers, and at least 24 break0out sessions. Rudy is hoping to put together partnerships to try to help.
 
A few other photos –
  • Henry the Holocaust Survivor – 100 years old; what an inspiration!
  • Gerry and Paula Porter
  • “Stop Stuff” group promotion photo.

Jaime Stiansen, President of the PTA at Charles Hoffman Elementary School presented their program – which she summed up well with “Focus on Building Good People for the Future – Go After Experiences and Opportunities!”

 

Jaime is bringing a few new visions to the school. One is to use the outdoors more. They find that having an occasional class outside helps teachers to connect to the kids. They have also put into place a few other programs including a “tinkering night.” An evening where kids are encouraged to take things

 

apart to see what makes them work!

 

Rory is excited enough about this that he pledged $500 from the Automotive Repair Council!

 

 

A few other programs include Wellness Week, and the upcoming Fall Festival.

 

Hard to imagine anyone with more enthusiasm the Jaime!

A Quick Plea for HELP!
 
Sharon McCormick, sponsor of the Ballet Company, is looking forward to their production of “The Nutcracker” this fall. BUT the PAC at Rim doesn’t have heat, and it gets cold in there this time of the year!
 
Sharon is hoping that we can help pay some of the expenses to bring in portable heaters – and that we’ll all come to see the production!
Hayley Raines, Techmaster,  gave us website tips today.
 
A list for web success:
 
  • It’s gotta be easy for a customer, even Bob Cantrell, to operate.
  • Your website needs to be easy to maintain.
  • It needs to be organized to show up in the top 50 in a keyword search.
 
A couple of terms:
 
Front end: What the customer sees
Back End: what the designer sees.
 
Hayley recommends:
  • Build it in a system called “WordPress.”
  • Organize it to be secure – “https”
  • Install Google Analytics to track your users
  • It must have a responsive design
  • Have “fluid” organization – to help people find things fast.
  • Every page needs a “CTA” – call to action.
  • Lots of buttons – green with rounded edges are best, and use text rather than a “learn more” title in the button. Try something in the first person “Tell me more”
  • Pin the navigation bar to the top[ of the page – so it always appears.
  • EVERY page needs a footer
  • Evwery page needs to be key-word optimized.
 
Do all of that – or have your web designer do all of that and you are set for success! Or maybe reviewing those items will help you find a good web designer for your business.
Every little detail counts!
 
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: www.havesetwilltravel.net and learn how to play!

 
PROGRAM
 
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.