The club meets at the Westin Resort on Mondays at noon (except Federal holidays). 
Please contact President Jeff Segall at for Zoom access. 

 Welcome to Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club!

The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club (CHNR) welcomes Rotarians and other visitors to its Monday meetings. The club is now meeting in-person at the Westin.  Additionally, the meeting will be broadcast via Zoom as an option.  Please refer to President Jeff Segall at for Zoom access. 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 12:10 pm. 

The Club, chartered in February 1980, has over 70 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 a Family Fall Festival--Oktoberfest 2023 was NUMBER 41. There was German food, German music, costume contests, games and a beer garden.  Check out the website for event specifics: This event has been designed and implemented since its inception by BOTH Rotary Clubs in Carlsbad:  Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary and Carlsbad Rotary. Proceeds from Oktoberfest are shared with Carlsbad charities and used by each club for its many local community service projects.

Additionally, CHNR also supports our Carlsbad students via the AVID program at Carlsbad High School with a business and ethics conference plus college and trade school scholarships, a literacy project and book fair at Jefferson Elementary School, Junior Achievement and What Grown-Ups Do For Work, music instruction and a competition for middle school students, an essay contest for middle school students, a speech contest focusing on the Rotary Four-Way Test for high school students. CHNR members provide service every weekday through meal delivery to seniors, once a month to the North County Food Bank, a massive 20,000 food packaging challenge to assist the Food Bank and financial support to a variety of organizations in Carlsbad assisting food insecurity, the homeless, Solutions for Change, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Hospice of the 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.

In addition to all the service members provide, they also have time to socialize and enjoy one another.  During the 2022-2023 Rotary year, members had an opportunity to attend over 28 separate social events.  

Guests are always welcome at Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary . . . come to a meeting and learn more about the activities (service and social) that members enjoy.  

                SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE 2024
Over the past 27 years, Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club (CHNR) has raised close to a million dollars to support charitable causes, including scholarship funds to hundreds of Carlsbad college-bound young people.
CHNR began a Scholarship Raffle to expand the scholarship opportunities to include scholarships to young people interested in trade and technical schools as well. Last year’s Raffle raised over $41,000 which was awarded to 31 students from Carlsbad. ANY high school senior residing in Carlsbad is eligible to apply.
Scholarship applications for college/university and trade/technical schools are on the club website: The scholarship application deadline is March 27, 2024.
The Scholarship Raffle
Details:                                 March 4 to April 19, 2024 a maximum of 3,000 tickets will be sold
Tickets:                                 $20 each or 6 for $100
Purchase:                             CHNR members or via the club’s foundation address (below)
Prizes:                                   1st = $5,000
                                               2nd = $1,500
                                               3rd = Gift Basket (Value $1,000+)
Drawing:                              CHNR Meeting on April 22, 2024 at the Westin Carlsbad.
Winners:                              Need not be present to win
Mail Information:            Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club Foundation
                                                PO Box 130175
                                                Carlsbad, CA 92013
                                                                Checks mailed to the above address must be received by April 19, 2024.
                                                                Tickets will be returned by mail.
State law prohibits online sale of raffle tickets.
Contact: JoAnn Ross, Raffle Chair, 760-652-5385 or
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club Foundation is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, established in 1989 as the charitable arm of Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club. The Foundation federal tax ID number is 33-0345307. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club members. Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club Foundation has registered this raffle with the California Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number #RF0013534.
DARK May 27. 2024  
Next Meeting June 3, 2024   
OFF-SITE at One Safe Place
RSVP Required
Volume 5, Issue 37 
 Reporter: Julie Walker 
Photographer: Wendy Wiegand 
Carlsbad Hi-Noon
Rotary President
Jeff Segall
The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Segall, Ken Clark led the “Smile” song and the patriotic song. Yvonne Finocchiaro led the pledge, Gloria Foote shared Words, and guests were introduced.
• DARK May 27 Memorial Day
• Jun 3: Offsite meeting: One Safe Place: RSVP
• Jun 12: Brother Benno’s Food Service: RSVP
• Jun 13: Happy Hour
• Jun 20: North County Food Bank
• DARK June 24 re: Demotion Dinner
CHNR’s ’24-’25 Board Nominees
Incoming Hi-Noon President Velyn Anderson introduced the nominees for the her 2024-25 officers and board, to be voted on during the June 10 CHNR meeting: President-elect: Jim Brubaker; Treasurer, Viveka Kjellgren; Secretary, Jani Jackson; Community Service Director: Beth Garrow; International Service Director: Rick Huenefeld; Youth Service Director: Julie Gibbs; with Club Service Director still to be filled. Anyone who might be interested, contact Anderson: She also needs a sergeant-at-arms. Continuing on the board will be Jeff Segall as past-president. Yvonne Finocchiaro moved the 2024-25 slate be accepted; Gloria Foote seconded; the motion was approved. Anderson’s presidential advisor, an appointed post, will be Vince Ponce.
Bob Stonebrook was presented with the CHNR’s Spirit of Rotary Award during the meeting. Although a relative new member of the club, Stonebrook has been very active, including chairing the club’s Behavioral Health Committee and serving as a member of our International Service Committee.
Jeff Segall, Bob Stonebrook and Club
Service Director Paul Kartzke
SD County District Attorney Summer Stephan will be presented with the club’s Rotarian at Heart Award during our June 3 offsite meeting (noon) at One Safe Place, 1050 Los Vallecitos Road, behind the Ashley Furniture Store.  Reservations are required: see next item:
Our June 3 meeting will be an offsite meeting, at One Safe Place, from noon to 1:30pm: 1050 Los Vallecitos Blvd, north of Hwy 78 in San Marcos, behind the Ashley Furniture store. Reservations on SignUp Genius are required because lunch will be served. Those who wish to take an optional tour of the facility after the meeting must make a separate reservation online (on SignUP Genius, scroll down below the meeting reservation section for tour signup). One Safe Place supports victims of crime, including sexual assault and human trafficking, and is operated by the SD County District Attorney’s office.
Bob Kreisberg introduced the first-place winners in the CHNR Middle School Essay Contest, with each grade-level winner invited to read their winning essay. The essays had to encompass the first tenet of the Rotary Four-Way Test: Is It the Truth?  Winners were: 6th Grade: Lily Rashid, Aviara Oaks; 7th grade: Joel Fisher, Valley; and 9th grade: Noah Johnson-Serra, Valley. They received certificates and monetary awards.
Bob Kreisberg and Jeff Segall with essay winners
Noah Johnson-Serra; Joel Fisher; and Lily Rashid
Oceanside Rotary, which sponsors a float in that city’s Independence Day Parade, to be held Sat., June 29, is inviting CHNR and other North County Rotary clubs to help decorate the float and to ride it or walk with it in the parade. Clubs will meet at 9am to decorate the float; the parade begins at 10am. Banners will say: “Rotary Clubs of North County Serving Our Communities for Over 100 Years.” Signup Genius information to come. Staging will be on both sides of Pacific Coast Highway.
• North County Food Bank Food Packing: Thur, Jun 20, 1-4pm. Friends and family welcome to help, but EACH must sign up separately. Beth Garrow will be sending sign-up information.
• Brother Benno’s Food Line: Sat, Jun 12, 6:15-9am to help serve breakfast at Brother Benno’s, 3260 Production Ave., Oceanside. SignUpGenius or contact Paul Kartzke: or 760-536-9692.
• Christian Chapman thanked his CHNR Scholarship Committee—JoAnn Ross and Rachel Ivanovich—and said the CHNR scholarships would be presented on Tue, May 28. CHNR is one of the top award presenters this year, granting $42,000 distributed among 26 students, including five students going for vocational or trades training.
• Happy Hour: The next Happy Hour will be June 13 at a location to be determined. Paul Kartzke shared a photo from the recent club Happy Hour at Pizza Port in Bressi Ranch.
Pres. Jeff Segall recognized Rachel Ivanovich, who was a participating author for the book, “The Principles of David & Goliath,” about mindset and belief systems, and recently released. The book is about overcoming the goliaths in our lives, and she wrote the chapter titled “Mind the Gap,” that speaks to lessons learned during her extended recovery from a bad fall.
Priya Bhat-Patel
Carlsbad City Council District 3
Jeff Segall and Priya Bhat-Patel
Bhat-Patel has come full circle, from being a middle school student at Aviara Oaks and a graduate of Carlsbad High—to a health professional and a Carlsbad City Council member.
She spoke about her recent visit, with other council members, to our state representatives in Sacramento, explaining the trio did so, mindful of Brown Act meeting laws, and visiting separately with different state representatives, at different times.  They were able to meet with them on a variety of topics of importance to Carlsbad, including transportation, climate impacts, Palomar Airport and veterans’ needs, public safety, as well as housing and urban development.
She said she found that in her meeting with Rep. Levin that he was “really receptive” to discussing issues facing Carlsbad. The cities throughout the state, she said, are all so different; so much diversity throughout the state. The Carlsbad council members wanted to advocate for what the needs are here, including local control and climate resiliency.
Bhat-Patel also talked about:
•  her push for a five-year strategic plan for the city, which has now been completed.
•  the concern about not only attracting talent to Carlsbad businesses, but retaining that talent.
• protecting local control vs state control
• the discussion going on now about the city’s 1984 Measure H that requires any project that tops $1 million to go on the ballot. “A million in the 80s is very different from a million now,” Bhat-Patel said. A higher limit may be needed.
• traffic safety, with Bhat-Patel pleased about initial efforts to separate pedestrians, vehicles and e-bikes, but seeing the need for additional traffic safety efforts, especially in and around Carlsbad schools.
Bhat-Patel welcomes input from the citizenry.
Next Meeting: OFF-SITE at
One Safe Place,
1050 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos
RSVP Required: SignUP Genius
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Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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The club is now meeting in-person at the Westin, with additional Zoom options for members. Please check in with the club president for log-in directions. President Jeff Segall at
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