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25 of our club members had perfect attendance in 2016-2017. But even more amazing were how long some of our members have had perfect attendance. One of the great things about this recognition is that not all attendance has to be at our Tuesday meetings. Make-ups and community service count towards your attendance, too! See below for the hardiest of our Rotarians. Frankly, they make me feel kind of puny ...

Read more: Perfect Attendance, 2016-2017

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Trees, beautiful trees! Committee Chair Vaughn North unveiled a new service project that all five local Rotary clubs endorse and will participate in, as a program of Escondido Shines! Rotary International President Ian Isley asked each Rotarian to plant a tree this year, so we're saying 'yes!' City crews will help with the selection, locations and proper planting. Rotarians purchase young trees and stakes, and provide labor to plant. Community members will be recruited to help us reach our goal of 200 trees. Stay tuned as to how you can participate.

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Marv Gilbert spoke about the Assistance League of Inland North County and the award he was given recently for his work with the Operation School Bell program, which provides shoes and clothes for needy children in Escondido each year. This program has received money through our Club's Grants Committee for several years.

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Kelly Cloud, who is a brand new Rotarian, has agreed to head up the Haven House Rotary Project as coordinator this year. Kelly recognized Rosa Ruiz for all her great efforts in making the 2016-2017 year a success at Haven House, and asked for volunteers between 4-7:15 PM on Wednesdays. Ron Smith has the sign-up sheet.

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Immediate Past President Royce Moore inducted our newest member Kevin O’Harra.  Kevin is a Real Estate Appraiser and was sponsored by Rob Granger.  A graduate of University of California San Diego, he majored in Quantitative Economics and Decision Science.  He obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology.  His career includes restaurant and nightclub management, psychotherapy practice, and Residential Appraising.  He lives in Escondido with his wife Krista.  PP Royce welcomed him to the Club for leadership, fellowship and service.