The Surf Beat: February 5th, 2019

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February 5th, 2019

President Kevin Quinn welcomed fellow Rotarians and guests to the Rotary Club of La Jolla meeting held at the beautiful La Valencia Hotel nestled above the La Jolla Cove.  A truly inspiring combination.

Inspiration: Diane Salisbury

Pledge: Sid Stutz

Song: The Tijuana Rotary Club led us in “Cielito Lindo”.

Rotary welcomed…


Rotarians from the Tijuana Rotary Club: Alejandro Villalbazo, Rudy Gobzalez, Héctor Santillan, Gerardo Brizuela, Enrique Luviano, Antonio Torres, David Cash, Marcela Cueto, Fernando Montoya and Daniel Wood.

Teachers from the Tijuana Scholars Lab: Marjorie Seybold, Nancy and John O’Neal, Betty and Dave Little

Other guests: Jessica Knutson, a third-year intern working with Dr. Jane Reldan; Sandra Bredeson, a guest of Femie Cupit; and Greg Frye rand Cheryl Ferguson as guests of Tina Deroche



  • The 8th Annual Peace Forum will be held at the Joan Kroc Institute at USD.  It is on Saturday, February 23 at the Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater at the University of San Diego. This year’s Forum theme is Human Trafficking. This event is free.
  • 2019 District Conference March 1-3
  • 2019 Foundation Gala is on April 29
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 · 3:00 PM – La Jolla Music Society/George Li, Piano will be performing. It is the opening week of The ConradTickets are $38. The first 40 tickets we purchased have been sold. Sally Fuller has procured 10 more, 4 of which are left. Contact Sally if you wish to attend.
  • The mandatory President-Elect Training Session(PETS) takes place this weekend. Charles Hartford will be off to LA to enjoy a weekend of fellowship and training.

Rotary Spirit Award Presentation: Tina Deroche

Tijuana Rotary Club member Daniel Wood presented Tina Deroche with the “Rotary Spirit Award” for her years of dedication to the Tijuana Scholars Lab. The Tijuana Scholars Lab teaches English to elementary and secondary school students who are among “the poorest of the poor,” but who show initiative and meet stringent criteria to attend. Learning English affords them the chance to go to college and improve their own lives and that of their families. Tina followed up the award with a video highlighting the success the Scholars Lab. Previous Scholars Lab students have gone on to be successful leaders in their professions and the community. Saying that the Tijuana Scholars Lab has been her life’s passion, Tina encouraged others to get involved.

Speaker: Gary Chiles, All Heart CPR

Charles Hartford introduced speaker Gary Chiles to speak about CPR, and how we can all be better prepared to respond to medical emergencies. Mr. Chiles is a UC San Diego Alumnus and retired Fire Captain. He is the owner of All Heart CPR, and shared with us his passion for teaching CPR and emergency preparedness for everyone.

Words of advice:

  • Follow the American Heart Association diet recommendations.
  • Practice good health.
  • Learn hands-only CPR to help until professionals arrive.
  • Know heart attack signs such as chest pain or pressure.
  • Know stroke signs such as a droopy face or slurred speech.
  • Do not put off calling 911.

President’s Quote:

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew


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 Reported by Randy Mulch . Photos By Diane Salisbury and Shabnam Miglani .  Edited by Diane Salisbury.

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