Next Meeting Via ZOOM: June 8, 2020
Vol 1, Issue 19
Reporter: Julie Walker
Due to COVID-19 directives, all Carlsbad
Hi-Noon Rotary meetings are being held as
online Zoom meetings. Please contact
This week’s Zoom meeting drew 44 participants. President Wendy Wiegand called the meeting to order, Jim Brubaker led the pledge, and Mimi Gaffey led recitation of the Four-Way Test. Words were by Jani Jackson, who shared a portion of a commencement speech presented to the 2020 graduates of the University of Texas at Austin, that included: “You have exactly what it takes to change the world. It won’t be on your terms or on your your timeline....” Ken Clark welcomed guests by singing the Welcome song.
Resumption of CHNR Onsite Meetings: Everyone was emailed a link to participate in an online survey about going back to onsite Rotary meetings at the Westin. Please complete that by June 7. The first potential date for resuming meetings at is July 13, but input is needed in order to make a decision that will accommodate the most members.
Scholarship Presentation: CHNR will be presenting scholarships totaling $23,500 to local high school graduates this week. Some of those recipients will be the program for next week’s Rotary meeting (via Zoom).
District COVID-19 grant project celebration: via Zoom, June 5, noon-1p.m.  Meeting ID is: 827 8395 6173, and password: 924157.
District Governor’s Awards Dinner, June 29, 6-9pm. Register at, select the event. Yvonne Finocchiaro urged all CHNR members to participate in support of Pres. Wendy Wiegand, who has lead us through the many lumps and bumps of this crazy Rotary year.
Rotary International Convention, a free virtual event, will be June 20-26. Details to come.
Pres. Wendy still has some disposable face masks available.             
John Estill is the club’s third-quarter Spirit of Service (SOS) Award recipient, recognizing CHNR members who, in some way, large or small, have exemplified the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” In presenting the award, Jos Magaña said Estill who has been very active in the club in many ways, was especially being recognized for assisting club and community members with navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during the COVID-19 crisis, stepping in when banks had let them down. Other nominees were Samantha Richter, Bob Kreisberg, JR Phillips and Maureen Taylor. LeAnn Rytz also was nominated but was not eligible since she is a CHNR board member.
John Estill, SOS Recipient
CHNR 2020-21 President-elect Harry Peacock recently had to step aside due to the COVID-19 impact on him and his family. Pres. Wendy has announced that a team of past presidents will serve in that capacity, each for a quarter of the coming Rotary year. They are, 1st quarter: Yvonne Finocchiaro; 2nd quarter: Maureen Simons; 3rd quarter: Lisa Rodman; 4th quarter, Pat Hurley (pictured, left to right, below).
Yvonne Finocchiaro shared thank-you notes from Al Wanamaker and Belynn Gonzalez, thanking club members for supporting their restaurants during the first two Rotary lunch Rumbles. Rumble #5 will be held at That Pizza Place, owned by former CHNR member Mike Pfankuch. Date is Wed., June 3, at noon, 2622 El Camino Real. Dine-in will be available, with tables for 6. Wear a mask and a Rotary shirt. Finocchairo said she will email a photo of the menu. Attendees for the two recent Rumbles: #3, at the Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen: Tom Applegate, Jim Brubaker, Kori Dolkas, Mark Ealy, John Estill, Randy Ferren, Yvonne Finocchiaro, Gloria Foote, Raegan Matthews, Ed Rouquette, Jeff Segall, Maureen Simons, Maureen Taylor, Phil Urbina, Julie Walker, Wendy egand. Rumble #4, at Casero Taqueria: Tom Applegate, Julie Baker, Ken Clark, John Estill, Mike Ferguson, Randy Ferren, Yvonne Finocchiaro, Gloria Foote, Beth Garrow, Bryan Geisbauer, JR Phillips, Danny Quisenberry, Lisa Rodman, Ed Rouquette, Jeff Segall, Maureen Taylor, Julie Walker, Wendy Wiegand. A number of the Rotarians bring a guest or take home packaged food for others, so each Rumble is generating about 40-45 lunches.
COMMUNITY SERVICE — LeAnn Rytz, director
Solutions for Change, which assists families and youths in North County go from homelessness to self-sufficiancy, is the recipient of one of the club’s $1,200 grants. Veronica Baker said the last few months have been very challenging to the organization due to the pandemic, and Solutions is just starting to re-engage with its clients, including getting ready to re-start its education program. This grant money will be used to help with that. She noted that Solutions also has a farm in Vista, that grows and provides gresh organic produce. The Solutions for Change website has information on how to get that produce delivered.