Keith Richenbacher was finalizing the Shop Till You Drop event at the San Pasqual Academy on Sept. 12th and was most pleased with the donations from the Club to make it a success this year. On the 13th, Escondido Rotarians went to San Pasqual Academy distribute the donations. Thanks to all who shopped, donated and were on hand for distribution!
Mary Geerdes announced that $8000.00 was donated for the Hurricane Relief by Rotary! $5000 was the goal, so the other $3000 will be kept for a future disaster need.
President Rick Greenstein presented the Rotarian of the Month recognition to Mike Freet. Mike keeps so many parts of our club running, from Membership Service to the Escondido Rotary Foundation.
Rob Granger introduced our Speaker Stephen Tavani and his wife Linda “Peaches” Tavani. Stephen is a graduate of Wheaton College. Known as a songwriter and musical producer (Stephen) and singer (Linda), they make Gospel Albums together, reaching thousands all over the world with their music. Over 25 years ago they were inspired to unite local communities, churches and businesses to reach the lost and broken, where they live and work. Their focus of their effort is to host a party in the park, known as WOW JAM.
The Song Committee urgently needs volunteers. Please contact Rosa Ruiz. We want to be able to continue the tradition of the Fun Song for our Programs.