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Speaker: September 29th:Cindy Stankowski: San Diego Archaeological Center

  Cindy Stankowski is the Director of the San Diego Archaeological Center.  Her personal commitment is to continue to have a positive impact in the community by making new ideas and information accessible in the museum setting. Ms. Stankowski received a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Anthropology from San Diego State […]

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Surf Beat: August 25th, 2015

   August 25th, 2015    A Few Highlights from our Club Meeting:  Welcome and Introductions: Meeting called to order at 12:30 by President Lora Fisher Invocation: Claire Reese, The Lord’s Prayer Pledge: Bill Boehm Song: Gwyn Jones, who turns 50 in one week, was “Happy Birthday”. Visitors: President Lora Fisher and Club […]

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Speaker: September 22nd – Mark Neville-San Diego Bowl Game Association

  San Diego Bowl Games: Benefitting our Community The mission of the non-profit San Diego Bowl Game Association is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by presenting the nation’s most exciting and entertaining bowl games and festivals of events. The San […]

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Surf Beat: August 18th, 2015

   August 18th, 2015    A Few Highlights from our Club Meeting:  Welcome and Introductions:President Lora Fisher was back from the birth of her second grandchild, and presided over the meeting. She opened the meeting by pointing out that there is no better place to spend Tuesday at noon than lunch […]

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Speaker: September 15th, 2015: Mark Sickman: La Jolla Playwright

Mark Sickman is a longtime resident of La Jolla.  He is a veteran dramatist with over 200 productions, small and large, from coast to coast.  These include two off-Broadway runs.     Mark’s new show ROPE was a multiple award-winner in New York’s Venus Theater Festival and enjoyed a very successful […]

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Surf Beat: August 11th, 2015

   August 11th, 2015   Bill Burch exchanged club flags with visiting Rotarian Yasser Tahboub from Bahrain. Yasser is vacationing in La Jolla with his family. Filling in for President Lora Fisher, former President Bill Burch kicked off the meeting with a reminder that at Rotary “every action we take, every […]

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Speaker: August 25th: Captain Jonathan S. Spaner, USCG

Captain Spaner is the Sector Commander and Captain of the Port of San Diego, California. In this role, he is the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator for Southern California and is also responsible for maritime safety, search and rescue, and environmental protection in the region. He reports to Sector San Diego […]

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Surf Beat: August 4th, 2015 Edition

  August 4th, 2015 Dick Woltman, the top bidder in the banjo auction, was presented with the Alison Brown donated banjo by Club President Lora Fisher. He proceeded to demonstrate his budding skill with the banjo. A Few Highlights from our Club Meeting:  Welcome and Introductions: President Lora Fisher Invocation: Chuck Dick […]

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Speaker: August 4th: Rick Schwartz: San Diego Zoo Global:“100 Years of the San Diego Zoo: It Began With a Roar”

“100 Years of the San Diego Zoo: It Began With a Roar” The San Diego Zoo is preparing to celebrate our centennial in 2016. This presentation will be about the contributions and advances of the San Diego Zoo in the last 100 years and the work that the organization is […]

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Surf Beat: July 28th, 2015 Edition

  July 28th, 2015 President Lora Fisher with Rotarian Federica Alemanno from Milan. A Few Highlights from our Club Meeting:  Welcome and Introductions: President Lora Fisher Invocation: Camille McKinney presented Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Spring Prayer Pledge: Stan Mendoza                                   […]

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Speaker: September 8th, 2015: Thomas Wheeler: A New Era of Development: My Journey Through the Social Enterprise Movement in East Africa

As an Interact Alumni from La Jolla High School and a current recipient of the Riford Scholarship at Santa Clara University, Rotary continues to support me throughout my personal and professional development. I wish to show my appreciation by sharing my experiences in Uganda and Rwanda this summer working for […]

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Speaker: August 18th: Mac McLaughlin: USS Midway

The USS Midway arrived in San Diego in January, 2004, following a 10 year battle to gain approval from the Navy, Port and Coastal Commission. Midway opened its brow to the public in June 2004, and has since become the most visited historic ship in the world. Over 1 million […]

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Speaker: August 11th: David Bennett: San Diego Opera

  David Bennett joined the Gotham Chamber Opera as Managing Director in July, 2006 and was named Executive Director in May, 2010. He came to Gotham from Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), Lower Manhattan’s center for dance education, creation, and performance, where he served as Managing Director. While at DNA, he […]

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Surf Beat: July 21st, 2015 Edition

  July 21st, 2015 Rotary Hootenanny! Tuesday’s meeting began with a decidedly down-home vibe when President Lora Fisher introduced Grammy Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown. The talented performer delivered an informative and fun history of the five-string banjo, while demonstrating the evolution of strumming and picking techniques with a few favorite […]

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Surf Beat: July 14th, 2015 Edition

  July 14th, 2015 In keeping with her goal to make Rotary the “best place you could be” on Tuesdays at noon, President Lora Fisher started the proceedings with a dash of fun – a guessing game that had club members try to match a unique achievement or experience to each […]

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Pres., Rotary Club of La Jolla:
Lora Fisher
Ken King
Governor, District 5340:
Janice Kurth
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