Events Archive

General Meeting

The general meeting is 12:00 every Tuesday at The California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Boulevard (map). Rotary is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary exists to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities.

How To Spot Fake News - Pt 2

ryan cooperRyan Cooper is an Emmy Award-winning producer based in Los Angeles, with more than 22 years of television news experience at CNN. 

In December, he completed his Master of Arts degree in Communication & Leadership from Gonzaga University, with a concentration in Digital Media Strategies. Ryan believe that the convergence of digital and television journalism is not the future, it is the present.

Event Date 05/05/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 05/05/2020 1:00 pm
Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea - Pt 1

Part 1 - Narrated by John Waters and featuring the Salvation Mountain art installation, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea explores the economic, political and environmental issues that face the Salton Sea, a one-time vacation destination for the rich and famous that is now occupied by an eccentric and individualistic populace.

Event Date 04/28/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 04/28/2020 1:00 am
Tax Implications of Quarantine, Laura Stees

Laura Stees Covers the Federal Economic response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and discusses how the stimulus packages impact personal and business taxes and economic planning.

For years, Stees, Walker & Company LLP has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Event Date 04/21/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 04/21/2020 1:00 pm
Greg Anglea, Interfaith Update

Interfaith Community Services empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives through comprehensive programs, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion. We have been helping people help themselves since 1979. When a group of faith communities came together to help their neighbors in need, their efforts made a bigger impact than ever. With more than 300 member faith centers and over 150 dedicated staff, Interfaith offers support through North San Diego County to more than 17,000 unique individuals last year alone.

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Event Date 04/14/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 04/14/2020 1:00 pm
How To Spot Fake News

ryan cooperRyan Cooper is an Emmy Award-winning producer based in Los Angeles, with more than 22 years of television news experience at CNN. 

In December, he completed his Master of Arts degree in Communication & Leadership from Gonzaga University, with a concentration in Digital Media Strategies. Ryan believe that the convergence of digital and television journalism is not the future, it is the present.

Event Date 04/07/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 04/07/2020 1:00 pm
City of Escondido Response To COVID 19

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Howdy Song (Revised by $$Bill Smith)

Escondido Rotary Club History

Signs and Symptoms of COVID 19 (Video)

Rotarian Of The Month, March

Joint Project of Escondido and San Marcos Rotary Clubs at North County Food Bank 3/28/2020

Mayor Paul McNamara on COVID response by City (Video)

Thought For The Week from Jay Grossman

Event Date 03/30/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 04/05/2020 12:00 pm
Responding to San Diego County Epidemics - Original Program 3/6/2018

San Diego County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Yphantides is an advocate for those in his community who need it the most. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for San Diego County and its 3.2 million residents (1% of America's population). He is the Founding Co-Chair of San Diego's Childhood Obesity Initiative, was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of one the largest network of Community Clinics in San Diego County, the CMO of the Council of Community Clinics and was the publicly elected Chairman of the Board for Palomar Health, the largest Public Hospital District in California. His passion and mission is to Prevent  the  Preventable!

Dr. Yphantides began as a volunteer Chief Medical Officer nine years ago, when the county was in the grip of a swine flu epidemic. He recognized that the things that most impacted community health were in the community environment rather than what happened in a doctor's office. Every year our health system wates time and mone REACTING to preventable things. By focusing on integration of health and public policy, prevention and politics, Dr. Yphantides changed the way San Diego County has responded to epidemics.

In late 2017, the county began dealing with a Hepatitis A outbreak, which provided a perfect example of how social conditions influence community health. Hep A is a highly contagious disease, easily transmitted through inadequate hygiene as much as lifestyle. The average incubation period for Hepatitis A infection is 28 days, and an individual can be contagious up to two weeks before developing symptoms or 1-2 weeks after onset of symptoms. The virus is very hardy, and can live outside the body for months, depending on the environmental conditions. The repercussions of this are that an infected individual, even without having symptoms or knowing they were infected, could leave the virus on common public surfaces, such as a railing at a bus station or a table top at a restaurant. That virus can then spread to anyone who touches the same surface. Vaccination with the full, two-dose series is the best way to prevent infection.

The challenge for containing the outbreak was that prevention needed to include providing services to the large San Diego homeless population, a process that was politically challenging. However, by framing the efforts as protecting not just the "at-risk" homeless population, but the health and economic welfare of the general population, the response team was able to get the funds and manpower to distribute Hep A vaccines to those at the highest risk. Over 125,000 vaccinations provided at public health centers, medical institutions, jails during intake and to inmates, substance use disorder treatment programs, homeless service providers, single room occupancy hotels, encampments, ravines, culverts, and other areas in the field with homeless outreach workers, sometimes including homeless outreach team workers or police officers and Emergency Departments. Other responses included sanitation efforts and education. This aggressive outreach contained the outbreak to 584 cases.

Just before Christmas, flu hit San Diego, causing another unexpected potential epidemic. The challenge for the health team was that the flu hit sooner than expected, which left larger swaths of the population unprotected. The County ended up reporting 17,375 cases, almost 3X as many as a 'typical' flu season. 283 people have died from complications to the flu. 

The vaccine is the best public health tool to prevent flu, and annual vaccination recommended to everyone over 6 months. Develops protection against flu in 2 weeks and lessens severity if one gets the flu. The challenge in educating the public to this benefit is the two-week "window" where the vaccination is not yet fully effective, and when there is an early outbreak, many people then question why they or their loved ones get sick. Dr. Yphantides explained that the biggest challenge to "Preventing the Preventable" is that it's hard to quantify the results, because they don't occur. In the case of the flu epidemic, the appearance was that the vaccines were ineffective, but in truth the illness spread before the prevention took hold.

Event Date 03/24/2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 03/30/2020 9:00 am
Ellen Neufeldt, CSUSM President

Ellen J. Neufeldt began her tenure as California State University San Marcos' fourth president on July 1, 2019. Dr. Neufeldt's career has centered on student success and student social mobility, and she is firmly committed to ensuring that any student who dreams of earning a college degree has that opportunity.

Event Date 03/10/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 03/10/2020 1:30 pm
Tribute to Marilyn Mukomela
Event Date 03/03/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 03/03/2020 1:30 pm
High School Music Contest

The purpose of the competition is to determine the musician who best demonstrates his/her musical talent and love for music. Prize money will be awarded at each level of completion: Rotary Club Contest, Rotary Area Contest, and at the District 5340 Final Contest where a Grand Prize of $2,500 will be awarded.

Event Date 02/25/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02/25/2020 1:30 pm

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