Public Service Announcement - Due to COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order, all Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Meetings will be held via Zoom Meetings.  Please contact President Maureen Simons at for access. 

 Welcome to Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club!

The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club welcomes Rotarians and other visitors to its Monday meetings. During this Covic-19 environment (until further notice) the club will meet via ZOOM meetings online.  Please refer to President Maureen Simons at for access. 

For in-person meetings, the club meets at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.  A buffet lunch with salads and hot entrees is open at noon, with the business meeting beginning at 12:20 pm. 

The Club, chartered in February 1980, has over 80 members. The membership is very active and committed to the Rotary principle of "Service Above Self."  The club sponsors an energetic Interact Club at Carlsbad High School and each year sends both facilitators and students to the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) conference for high school juniors and the Rotary LEAD symposium for eighth graders. The club sponsors Oktoberfest --this year it will be titled Rotary Clubs of Carlsbad OKTOBER-FEAST Month in Carlsbad--Where the Restaurants are the Venue. This is the 38th anniversary of the Oktoberfest.  Proceeds from Oktoberfest are shared with Carlsbad charities and used by the club for its many local community projects. The club also sponsors an annual "Brewfest" with craft brewers, but because of Covid-19 health concerns it is cancelled for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  The club looks forward to reactivating it in the 2021-2022 Rotary year.

Additionally, the club also supports the AVID program at Carlsbad High School with a business and ethics conference, a literacy project and book fair at Jefferson Elementary School,  organizations in Carlsbad assisting the homeless, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Hospice of the North Coast, The Assistance League of North Coast, Casa de Amparo, the North County Food Bank, the Veterans Association of North County, La Posada, Stand Up for Kids, the Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club, the Women's Resource Center and the CHS Music Festival. 

Next Meeting November 2,  2020
Vol 2, Issue 12
Reporter:  Yvonne Finocchiaro
Due to COVID-19 constraints, the
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary October meetings
may be Zoom or Drive-In meetings,
unless in-person meetings are allowed.
For guest admittance or further information,
please contact Maureen Simons at
Maureen Simons
Welcome:  President Maureen Simons welcomed all to the October 26 meeting of Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary.  Mimi Gaffey led the Pledge; Wendy Wiegand provided the Words by Mother Theresa and Beth Garrow led the Four-Way Test. 
Guest:  Jim Goell is a visiting Rotarian and a potential Carlsbad resident.  He is from Foster City and his son just moved to Carlsbad. 
Sad News:  Former CHNRotarian Clint Voltmer is in an ICU with Covid-19 but is doing better and his “oxygen is being turned down daily.”  His mailing address is:  P. O. Box 395, Carlsbad 92018 if you want to drop a note. Also, the evening club had two long-time members pass recently:  Frank Whitton (2329 Masters Road, Carlsbad 92008) and Tom Curtin (2304 Back Nine Street, Oceanside 92056). 
End Polio Now Walk:  President Maureen thanked the 23 Rotarians who participated in the walk on Saturday and the picnic thereafter.  It was a fun way to provide visibility to the work of Rotarians worldwide to eradicate polio.
Spirit of Service:  Club Service Director Jos Magana proudly announced the First Quarter’s Spirit of Service Honoree:  Vince Ponce for his leadership and Service Above Self in the format change of Oktober-Feast this year.  Congratulations, Vince!  Ponce thanked Magana and indicated that he’d just sent out an email asking club members to help “finish Oktober-Feast strong.” 
Youth Service:  Director Bob Kreisberg had a large report:
  • Interact Club at CHS, led by CHNRotarian Ray Green, is hard at work and even participated in the End Polio Now Walk on Saturday.
  • Carla Bos, Jefferson Principal, is trying to create a new format for the club’s Raising Readers Book Faire (possibly using carts to move from classroom to classroom, allowing students to purchase books for 25 cents each).
  • The 4-Way Speech Contest is also being reviewed as to format and Mo Taylor has agreed to chair it.
  • The High School Music Competition might be redesigned as a video competition.
  • Both Carlsbad middle schools would like CHNR assistance via the Junior Achievement program.  Last year the subject was Personal Economics.  Because AVID students in grades 6, 7 and 8 participate, new subject areas are needed this year.  If any members would like to assist, please contact Kreisberg.
  • Bikes for the Barrio:  Jefferson Principal Bos will provide a list of needy students re the bicycle delivery.  Additionally, she would really appreciate an Adopt-A-Family for the holidays. 
Yvonne Finocchiaro reported the last two Oktober-Feast-related Rumbles:
  1. Wednesday, Oct 28, 5pm - Tip Top Meats – wear your German attire if you’d like. Order via: 760.438.2620.
  2. Friday, Oct 30, 11:30am – Vigilucci’s Steak/Seafood (Tamarack/Carlsbad Blvd.) – have a Halloween hat? Order via 760.434.2580.
These are the last two Oktober-Feast-related Rumbles as club members helped participating restaurants.  Thanks to each of you for your extra efforts.  Remember, dine-in or take-out . . . both work.
Roto-Rooter Beth Garrow called on:
  • Garrow thanked all who participated on Saturday’s  End Polio Now Walk . . . and then fined $25 to each member who had NOT walked.
  • Dave Dana, who lives at LaCosta Glen, is organizing furniture and clothing (once a week) from LaCosta Glen residents who would like to donate—with those proceeds going to Camp Pendleton Marines.  Thanks, Dave.  No fine.
  • Jani Jackson was paddle-boarding around the waters in Carpinteria as she and her dogs enjoyed a week at the beach with long-time friends nearby.  $50 for having too much fun.
  • Mimi Gaffey is a recipient of an important belt buckle honoring her four years as a director of the Arabian Horse Association . . . look for it at the Rumbles if she’s wearing jeans.
  • Beth Garrow copped to the fact that she’s taking surfing lessons . . . add to that, she sent a picture of the End Polio Now Walk to that RI coordinator who was so happy to receive it . . . but indicated if she was to be fined thereto, it should be for each time she fell OFF the wave . . . how much could THAT be?
Dr. Phil Goscienski was introduced by Lisa Rodman.
Dr. Goscienski is a 47-year pediatric doctor with specialty in infectious diseases. Throughout his career he has been a prolific writer and has published 700 articles in newspaper and magazines regarding the Health Secrets of the Stone Age.  He graduated from the University of Arizona and the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry.  He was a Captain in the US Navy Medical Corps and is a professor at the UCSD School of Medicine. 
Dr. Goscienski’s first remarks were to express his sorrow at the loss of our late member, Dave Kulchin. 
“The Stone Age Paradigm:  The Termite Paradigm leads to the collapse of health.  Currently, 12 percent of adults have Type 2 diabetes, more than 30 percent in persons over age 60.  Fewer than 5 percent had it in 1900.  More than 95 percent of Type 2 diabetes is preventable, and 50 percent of newly diagnosed Type 2 already have one or more complications.  There are no early symptoms of chronic kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy, vascular dementia and coronary artery disease.  About 1,000 Americans die of a heart attack every day—for half of them, death is the first symptom.
“The Discordance Hypothesis:  our body chemistry is more than 2 million years old.  It is NOT designed for cheeseburgers, French fries and recliners with a TV remote. Only 1.6 percent of genes separate us from chimpanzees.  The human body chemistry totally adapted to the environment about 100,000 years ago.  Our bodies haven’t had time to change in 4,000 generations.
“Stone-Agers had no coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or osteoporosis—and about 10 percent of Stone Age humans lived beyond the age of 60.
“Modern Stone Agers (individuals who live on the same type of plant-based diet as the ancients, away from processed foods/grains) also have no coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or osteoporosis . . . until they become “civilized.”  Therefore, these diseases, pus senile dementia, are strictly LIFESTYLE diseases.
“The Agricultural Revolution:  Called a “cultural triumph,” the doctor’s opinion is that it was a biological disaster.  The consequences of farming include shortened stature, epidemic diseases, famines, higher infant mortality, lower age at death, iron-deficiency anemia, poor skeletal development and poor dentition because grains and vegetables have been “refined” for production rather than value which, in turn, results in grains that contain no vitamin A, almost no beta-carotene, no vitamin C and no vitamin B12.  The lack of vitamin A is a major factor in susceptibility to infectious diseases and blindness. Grains contain antinutrients that interfere with intestinal absorption.  Mega-farming leads to new epidemics (from E.coli and Salmonella), and a Quantity versus Quality position.  (Bigger yield; less nutrition--loss of protein, minerals and vitamins.)
“It is possible to lower the chronic disease burden by at least 50 percent in two generations.  It will take: 
  • Nutrition/lifestyle education in elementary school.
  • The pregnancy paradigm (mothers with diabetes bear children with diabetes, etc.)
  • Expanding corporate health incentives.
  • Health insurance premium incentives.”
During the Q&A the doctor said, “Doctors get paid for treating disease rather than teaching how to lose weight through a healthy diet.”  “It is the sugars and refined grains that are the triggers.”
When asked about supplements, Dr. Goscienski  responded “vitamins and minerals are like a symphony orchestra . . . if you take a lot of ONE it will sound like an orchestra with ten times the timpani drums.”  "I would suggest taking MORE than the RDA (recommended daily allowance), since that measurement was done in 1960."  “A normal diet doesn’t exist because of farming and pollution.”
"If you take one supplement, I would recommend Omega 3 fatty acids because within the population this is the single-most element that is seriously deficient.”
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Carlsbad Hi-Noon

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:10 PM
Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
United States of America
The club is meeting via ZOOM until further notice. Please contact if you would like to be admitted to the Zoom calls on Monday, noon - 1:30pm PDT.
Officers and Directors
President Elect
Past President
Sergeant At Arms
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Program Chair
Rotary Foundation
Bulletin Chair
Interact Chair
Social Chair
Public Relations
Peace Chair
Club Foundation President
Pierce Story
Nov 02, 2020
Author of Revelations of a White Man in a Black Church
Dark- Veteran’s Day
Nov 09, 2020
Dark- Veteran’s Day
James A. Floros, SD Food Bank
Nov 16, 2020
Business of the Food Bank, impact in San Diego, response to Covid and partnership with our Rotary
Dark – Thanksgiving
Nov 23, 2020
Dark – Thanksgiving
Speaker Name TBD; San-O Nuclear Generating Station
Nov 30, 2020
Decommissioning and dismantling of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
DARK - Christmas
Dec 21, 2020
DARK - Christmas
DARK - Christmas
Dec 28, 2020
DARK - Christmas

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