Roy Henderson introduced our Program Speaker Wanda Allen. Wanda is a speaker, coach, author of two books and business owner. She offers intensive training in business development, client relationships, and customer service. Wanda Allen’s theme was the importance of, and the what, how and why of “following-up” on business leads. She stressed that is all about relationships, and relationship building. Most important is having a “system” of maintaining relationships and following-up.
Past President II Royce Moore inducted our newest member LISA PETERSON into our Club. Lisa Peterson is the new Director of the Safari Park of the San Diego Zoo. She was proposed by Bob McLure, the former Director of the Safari Park. PP Royce outlined the history of the “rotating” Rotary Club, the Service Above Self motto, and the Four-Way Test. Lisa’s first assignment is to be a Greeter for members arriving for our meetings. Lisa has the distinction of having already attended the District Training Seminar, prior to becoming a member.
Mike Freet presented a $1000 grant to Palomar Health Foundation’s Lifeline Medical Alert Service. The grant is used to provide the Medical Alert Service to 8 seniors, who can “push a button” for help. Our grant funds one-third of the cost of the annual service, with the Palomar Health Foundation providing one-third, and the subscriber paying one-third.
On April 28, 2018 all five Clubs of Escondido will be working at San Pasqual Academy. There is something for everyone to do, from weeding to building paper boxes for seedlings. Also, they are asking for Inspirational Sayings to be painted on rocks for the Meditation Garden. We will be treated to Coffee and Donuts, and a T-Shirt at 8.00 am. After finishing up, we will be treated to a BBQ Lunch.
Joe Giamanco presented Linda Millimaki of Operation America Cares with a Community Grant check. The organization sends approximately 150 care packages a month to deployed troops. Our grant will help pay for the boxes and postage, which cost the group $16.75 for each box. The entire Operation America Cares operation is run from home, with a small storage facility used locally for storing donated and purchased items waiting to be packed. The boxes are packed with things you wouldn't imagine our troops need - but they do! Chapstick; toilet paper and other toiletries like shaving cream and toothpaste; socks; books and magazines. To see more, go to http://www.operationamericacares.org/whats-in-a-box--.html