Next Meeting November 30,  2020
Vol 2, Issue 14
Reporter: Julie Walker
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 everyone. The pledge was led by Jim Brubaker, and the 4-Way Test was led by Lisa Walsh. Words were presented by Bob Kreisberg, who quoted Andy Rooney, including “The best classroom is at the feet of an elderly person; No matter how serious your life is, everyone needs to act goofy once in a while; and, Keep your words both soft and tender because you might have to eat them tomorrow. ”
• Several updates on Rotarians on the mend: Clint Voltmer, who spent several days in the ICU with Covid, is now at home and slowly getting his strength back. Joy Prowse is at home recovering from a bad fall that injured her face. George Sullivan, who had heart surgery a number of months ago, dealt with a number of complications but is slowly getting better. Mark Ealy, who also had heart surgery, says he feels better now than he has for a many years.
• North County Food Bank Service Project: Rytz is hoping to get 14 more volunteers to help sort and bag food items at the North County Food Bank warehouse on Friday, November 20, from 1-4 p.m. Masks, sanitizing and social distancing are all part of the activity, and CHNR also is donating a box of masks. To participate, contact her at for sign-up information and address. CHNR volunteers helped out here last month and had a lot of fun doing it. For more on the SD Food Bank and the North County Food Bank, see today’s program, below.
• Oktober-Feast Update: Vince Ponce reported that the Oktober-Feast committee will be meeting via Zoom tomorrow morning, November 17, to discuss, debrief, report on restaurant feedback and get the latest financials for the event. Generally, he said, the month-long covid-forced Oktober-Feast appears to have netted similar to, if not more than, our normal one-day Oktoberfest celebration. He noted that all income came from sponsorships and donations, and due to the generosity of sponsors and donors, this event really was a successful fundraiser. He said a full page ad of thanks to our sponsors and donors is in the new Carlsbad Magazine.