Lake Arrowhead Mountain

Sunrise Rotary Club

Oct 26, 2016
Carol McBrady
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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

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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.




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!


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!

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