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Rotarians Provide Hospital With Vital Monitors

Michael P. Neufeld | Oct 19, 2012

Mountains Community Hospital’s Kathleen Walsh applies electrodes to Rotarian Rudy Westervelt during a demonstration of the new Propaq LT monitor purchased by a $25,000 grant from the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club. (Photo by Michael P. Neufeld)



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.



2012 - Sock Hop

Come out for an evening of great fun while helping to support the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Foundation charities.

Click HERE to read article.




  RYLA 2012-Teamwork Game

Games  help the students learn how to become a better leader and work together as a team.

The 16 Rim students who attended RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) last month came home from the weekend hanged people.



 Students’ Art Reaps Prizes  

Mountain News: Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:02 am 

The first art competition sponsored by the Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club drew 35 entries from students at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School, Rim High School and Mountain High School.



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Service Above Self

Lake Arrowhead M SR

1 909 337-9100

We meet Wednesdays at 07:00 AM
Lake Arrowhead Resort
President: Lyle Barkley
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
United States
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Auction Report
Lyle and Deborah reviewed the auction results, and offered special thanks to everyone who helped – and a few in particular:
Tony Crowder – for his high wire work
Jerry Savage for his computer efforts
Denise Amante, decorations and other help
Marcia Moore for the Silent Auction
John Moore for LOTS of help and backup
Mike Mueller for HUGE support
Carol Priest for her help with the kids!
Barry Smart for running the front office
Pat and Lori for EVERYTHING!
Terry Caldwell for his electrical support
Geoff Hopper for the incredible show!
Laura Dyberg for her support and help
Jill Barkley – for her support and follow-up!
Lyle presented a surprise “Fund Raiser of the Year” pin to Deborah for leading us to another successful year!
Deborah reports that the preliminary total is:
Auction:        $50,700
Sponsors      $11,150
Total:            $61,900

Special Presentation
Jamie Zinn, Denise Amante and Don Latva came forward – Jamie told her story of having a very difficult year with her husband’s illness, and her own. Don Latva came to the rescue helping them take care of themselves and their business. He was there, and is a picture of Service Above Self!
The group gave Don a Standing Ovation!






Jeff Viek from CalFire also made a brief presentation today.


Jeff emphasized that we are in the middle of peak fire season, and he gave us o good review of our current situation.


It’s good to know that they remain on standby – with everything we need for fire control!



Today’s program was presented by Tom Rolinski – Fire Weather Meteorologist.


Tom show us a video –that went a long way to explaining what “El Nino” is all about. Tom Has studied the El Nino effect for a number of years, and presented information about how the effect causes changes in the weather pattern in North America.


Tom suggested we check out his website:


Looks like fun!



Today’s guest speaker was Max Ahrens, President of the ROTARACT Club at the University of Redlands.


Max told us a bit about their group – and the projects they have undertaken. They were “refounded” in 2011, most of the members are business majors.


They have committed to raising $10,000 annually, and use the funds for the Peanut Butter Project. Past support has gone to Focus on India, “Circle of Amigos” in Nicaragua, Mending Kids International, and the Free Wheelchair Mission. They have surpassed their goal, and have raised it to $15,000 for the year. They have raised $12,000 so far, and are looking for donations which will be matched by RI.


Thanks, Max – we appreciate your pork and presentation.


Mackin Keefe discussed his Eagle Scout Project:
Mackin plans to do some work at MPH school – paint the shed, paint lines on the sports courts, and paint a new mural of a Wildcat. He also plans to supply tables and umbrellas for the students!
Mackin has a budget of $5200 for the project; he has $1400 so far.
Lyle asked for a voice vote to donate $250 to Mackin’s project – APPROVED!



Thomas Flach, Acupuncturist, spoke about the history of his profession and the benefits of his services for our well being and good health. Many members raised their hands that they were familiar with this 5,000 year old profession.






Don Latva was awarded his first Paul Harris Award.






Lyle presented a $400 check to Julie Perkins, girls’ tennis coach at Rim High School, for her team.




Karen Reams and Bob Kinsel spoke about Rim Parks. McKay Park is their newest park. The October 30th Halloween in the Park in Twin Peaks Park is 3-5 pm with hay rides, dog costume contests, children’s costume contest and lots of fun activities.



Allison Banner offered today’s program.

Allison went through all of the difficulties locals have been having getting fire insurance on their homes, because of our status as a high risk neighborhood.

She’s happy to report that she is able to get reasonably priced insurance a different company other than Allstate – but all of the service and claims comer through the Allstate Company. She’s very happy with the new company!


Thanks Allison!


Carrie Gilbreth presented today’s program about upcoming plans and public hearings regarding plans to upgrade the I-15 and I-10 freeways.
Carrie presented a number of possible scenarios, including the addition of lanes, hov lanes and Fast Track lanes. The object is to present the public with the possibilities, then gather comments and thoughts prior to the public hearings.
Carrie reviewed each of the alternatives, and asked that members consider them and perhaps offer suggestions
A few things to keep in mind:
  • Traffic will increase by 25 to 50% in the next decade
  • Space is limited
  • Safety if paramount
  • Funding is limited (Surprise!!)
A few thoughts from the group:
  • How about a freeway on the desert side of the mountains?
  • Double deck freeway?
  • Narrower lanes?
Looks like there is plenty of work to be done before we will get relief from the traffic.
Thanks for your presentation, Carrie!

After being our guest for the requisite 3 breakfasts (seem like more than that), Terry Caldwell has finally succumbed to his calling as a member of our little group.
After conducting his usual exhaustive background review (in the hotel lobby), Geoff Hopper reports that Terry is the single most boring person he has run into, unfortunately a somewhat pitiful life.  3 Daughters and a son keep him busy when not being an electrical contractor, and his wife manages to keep the business on track.
We are excited to welcome Terry as our newest member!!!

Pat Raines from the noon club presented the awards for the PolaRotary Plunge with much fanfare – awards were given to: Lauralee and Geoff Hopper, John Moore and President Lyle.



Lake Arrowhead  Resort Hotel Sales Director Steve Tremewan spoke today on the state of the Resort, and the tourism industry in Lake Arrowhead.
Lots of interesting facts – Room in the parking lot is at a premium – which means occupancy is up nicely, up 15%. Revenue growth has been good, up $4,000,000. They would like to find ways to improve weekday occupancy, there is quite a bit of competition from other areas, California has a large number of destination resorts. Steve reports that 90% of their business comes from California – we are primarily a “drive” market.
Some very positive things:
  • New pontoon boat
  • The golf course has been very helpful
  • They work on hiking, tours
Steve is working hard to coordinate with local events, suggests that it might be fun to expand the Polar Plunge to include a lot more people and events. They will be sponsoring Kayak races on Memorial and Labor day next year, and suggest an “Arts Month” to spotlight local artists and artisans.
Steve expressed appreciation for their local partnerships, including historical events and Sky Park.
A couple of further thoughts – there are 70-0 AirBnB’s advertised in our area, don’t seem to be a problem from a competitive standpoint.
They are looking forward to hosting the Rotary District Convention this Year!

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