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.