August 13th, 2019
Past President Pat Stouffer filled in for President Charles Hartford, who is on vacation in Africa. Pat called the meeting to order and welcomed fellow Rotarians and guests to the Rotary Club of La Jolla.
Inspiration: Zeke Knight asked us all to pray for love because, “Love works. People who lack love, need hugs.” He asked us to pray for kids going to school, for those who are lonely, those who are underserved and deserve more. He pleaded for peace in the world.
Pledge: Chuck Dick
Song: Pat Stouffer led us in singing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”
Heather Forrester, the mother of today’s speaker, Lindsey Forrester. Heather is a retired attorney who lives in North County. We welcomed back perennial visitors Pia Casarini from the Rotary Club of Fermo, Italy, and Peter Wadhams from the Rotary Club of Cambridge South, UK.
Who Am I: Pat Stouffer
Pat shared his life experiences with us from the time he was born on January 3rd, 1945 through his various careers. He started with a stint in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a weapons specialist for 4 years, and then as a police officer for 4-1/2 years during which time he earned a bachelor’s degree in history from San Diego State. Pat left the police force and started a Rolls Royce repair business, which he ran for about 4 years. After that, he went into the construction business and later got into the dry–cleaning business. It was during this last endeavor that he met Zeke Knight, who urged him to join the Rotary Club. Now retired from business, Pat occasionally plays guitar in a Country Music band. He and his wife, Fran, have a blended family with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Speaker: Lindsey Forrester Archer, Ambassador, The Borgen Project
Peter Nguyen introduced today’s speaker. Lindsey Forrester Archer is 32 years old, a former federal prosecutor, who has been practicing law for the last 7 years. Recently, she decided to pivot her career path so that she could do the most possible good for the world with the tools that she has. She is currently volunteering for a nonprofit organization called The Borgen Project, where she serves as the Project’s Political Affairs Ambassador.
Clint Borgen is the Founder and President of The Borgen Project, an organization he founded to bring U.S. political attention to global poverty. Mr. Borgen works nationally with Congressional leaders to build support for legislation that improves conditions for people in developing nations. He is widely regarded as one of the leading poverty-reduction campaigners in the United States.
Headquartered in Seattle, The Borgen Project has become an influential campaign platform aimed at reducing global poverty through public mobilization and political advocacy. Theorganization believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. Their innovative, national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Ms. Archer shared that she has worked with a lot of different government, nonprofit, and for–profit organizations over the years, but there’s something truly special about The Borgen Project. They focus on advocacy, education, mobilization, and issue awareness.
“During my time with The Borgen Project, I’ve been able to present to several organizations. I’ve also met with the office of my local Congresswoman, which is going to result in the Congresswoman co-sponsoring the Bill I advocated for — Keeping Girls in School Act. There is so much extreme poverty in the world, and the U.S. has the tools to make a real difference. The Borgen Project believes we should be doing exactly that.”
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Pat Stouffer closed the meeting with the following quote:
“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss, social anthropologist
The Surf Beat: Reported by Shabnam Miglani. Photos by Susan Rutan. Edited by Diane Salisbury.
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- Rotary Zones 26-27 Institute
Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel
Sep 02, 2019 – Sep 08, 2019
- Rotary Padres Game at PETCO vs Cubs
Sep 10, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Rotary Leadership Institute 2020-21 PE Pre-PETS
Hilton San Diego Del Mar
Sep 21, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
- 6th Annual Interact Symposium
Liberty Station Conference Center
Oct 05, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
- Thousand Smiles Clinic
Nov 01, 2019 8:00 AM –
Nov 02, 2019 4:00 PM
- District Rotary Foundation Seminar
Nov 09, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Ontario Convention Center
Jan 17, 2020 8:00 AM –
Jan 18, 2020 9:00 PM
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LAX Marriott Hotel
Feb 07, 2020 – Feb 09, 2020
- Thousand Smiles Clinic
Feb 07, 2020 8:00 AM –
Feb 08, 2020 4:00 PM
- District Training Assembly
Mar 21, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Rotary Model United Nations Conference
Mar 28, 2020 8:00 AM –
Mar 29, 2020 5:00 PM
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Apr 17, 2020 – Apr 18, 2020
Apr 17, 2020 8:00 AM –
Apr 19, 2020 5:00 PM
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May 01, 2020 8:00 AM –
May 02, 2020 4:00 PM
- Rotary International Convention , Honolulu, Hawaii
Jun 06, 2020 – Jun 10, 2020
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