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Carlsbad Hi-Noon

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92008
United States
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Skydiving Innovations is an aerial entertainment and operations company providing customized safe, thrilling and inspiring skydiving shows and performances, fixed winged and helicopter entertainment. Lee first jumped in 1982, the experience was “awesome” and he was hooked but when he shared his jubilation his father’s sobering comment was ‘two things fall from the sky, bird shit and idiots.” However, undeterred, Skydiving Innovations is a thriving business and counts among its significant clients the USS Midway Museum and Hotel Del Coronado. Lee stated his entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by a creed:

1. Find something you enjoy doing.
2. Get good, really good, at it.
3. Find someone else who will pay you to do it.

After over 32 years of ‘jumping’ and 5,000 plus jumps, Lee did admit to two injuries. Lee broke his back in 1983 and left more than his share of knee DNA on the flight deck of the Midway. Skydiving Innovations relies on many team members, many of whom have been trained by the Navy and Army--the best and the brightest. The largest jump ever was a 100-person promo for T-Mobile and a promotional jump on the Midway required 17 failures in rehearsal to nail it. Lee admitted that even after so many jumps, every jump brings pressure and fear and if he didn’t feel that it would be time to stop.
Taking questions from members, Lee commented that if contemplating your first jump, do so in tandem. Indoor skydiving facilities serve as a good introduction to the sport, build skills and are safe.

 Welcome to Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club!

The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club welcomes Rotarians and other visitors to its Monday meetings. A buffet lunch with salads and hot entrees is open at noon, with the business meeting beginning at 12:20 pm. We meet at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.  

The Club, chartered in February 1980, has over 100  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 held the first Saturday in October in Holiday Park, Carlsbad. A traditional family event, this year marks the 36th 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 sponsors an annual "Brewfest" in September in Holiday  Park with over 30 craft brewers. 

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. 


VISION STATEMENT FOR 2018-2019. Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary provides opportunities for service, leadership, friendship and personal growth.


MISSION STATEMENT FOR 2018-2019.  By emphasizing "Service Above Self" the club selects programs and projects which enhance the global community, build relationships, provides fellowship and encourage personal growth.

The club's emphasis is on community service and leadership development both in young people and its members. Club Service involves hands-on local projects as well as Rotary International projects with a special emphasis on housing/shelter, the environment, improved water and sanitation and/or healthcare needs.

Bogdan Matuszynski
Feb 25, 2019
Peace Fellow- The Border
Jenna Novotny
Mar 04, 2019
San Diego Children's Museum Mobile Exhibit- hands on
Chief Mike Lopez
Mar 11, 2019
Paradise Camp Fire
4 Way Speech Contest
Mar 18, 2019
David Graham
Mar 25, 2019
Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Carlsbad
Laura Christenson
Apr 01, 2019
Troy Baker
Apr 08, 2019
Adapt Movement
Mary Robinson
Apr 15, 2019
Women Encouraging Living Donation
Chris Cunningham Osteostrong
Apr 29, 2019
Treatment of the musculoskeletal system, the only natural way to build bone density.

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