Hi-Jinx Bulletin of Jan 30 2023 Mtg

Next Meeting Februsary 6, 2023
In person and on Zoom at The Westin
Volume 4, Issue 23
Reporter: Julie Walker
Carlsbad Hi-Noon
Rotary President
Mary Fritz-Wilson
Welcome: President Mary Fritz-Wilson welcomed all to the meeting, including those members attending via Zoom. Beth Garrow led the pledge, and Bob Kreisberg provided the day’s Words, sharing some of the very positive thank-you notes from middle schoolers to Danny Quisenberry who spoke to them as part of our What Grown-Ups Do for Work program.
• Feb. 6: Four Way Test Speech Contest - Mo Taylor
• Feb. 6: Scholarship Raffle Tickets Ready - JoAnn Ross
• Feb. 9: CHNR Happy Hour at Carlsbad Brewing - Danny Quisenberry
• Feb. 14: Oktoberfest Committee Meeting - Kate Hanham
• Feb. 15: Pizza Challenge at Crust in La Costa - Rocco Ciesco
• Feb. 16: North County Food Bank - LeAnn Rytz
• Mar. 18: Mexico House Build - Ray Green
• Apr. 14-16: RYLA Weekend - Mike Metts
Scholarship Raffle: Jo Ann Ross will have tickets at the February 6 meeting: 25 tickets for each member to be sold for $20 each or six for $100. The goal is to raise $50,000 for scholarships for college-bound and trade-school-bound graduates. Only 3,000 tickets will be available. Ross will have flyers —and she needs someone to coordinate a team to visit other Rotary clubs and organizations to offer tickets.
Jefferson Elementary School Thanks: Principal Carla Bos and adminstrator/teacher Kristy Haberlein joined us to thank the club for once again making Christmas brighter, this year for 14 families. Gifts, gift cards, blankets and bicycles were provided via this CHNR program that has been going on for more than two decades. “We are so so thankful for your support,” Bos said, “and for making a huge difference in their lives.” She invited us to consider a Lunch-and Learn to tour the school’s new innovation and culinary labs.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser
Kate Hanham and Rocco Ciseco asked members to consider joining the 2023 planning committee in these open leadership roles: Facilities Director, Secretary—and three new Food directors: Order-Taking & Line, Back-of-the House Food Prep, and Food Replenishment. The first 2023 Oktoberfest Committee meeting will be Feb. 14, 8am via Zoom. Contact Hanham for information, or for the food directorships, contact Ciesco.
Community Service
North County Food Bank:  Our next date for helping to pack up food at the food bank is Thursday, Feb. 16, 1-4pm, at 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, in Vista. Volunteers 16 and older are invited to sign up. Each volunteer must register separately. LeAnn Rytz is sending out sign-up details.
Youth Service
• What Grown-ups Do for Work: Bob Kreisberg has speakers lined up through mid-April. He needs volunteers for the rest of April and into May.
• RYLA: Mike Metts needs two facilitators, each to work with a small group of high school students during the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) weekend April 14-16 in Idyllwild. There will be a half-day training program for facilitators prior to the weekend. Anyone wishing more information should contact Metts.
Vocational Service
• Lunch & Learn: Gloria Foote sent around an interest survey for two possible locations: the recently remodeled Carlsbad Fire Station #2 and the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation.
• AVID: Carlsbad and Sage Creek high schools will be sending students to our daylong AVID Seminar. Rotary volunteers needed for the morning session. AVID Seminar includes meals, dignitaries, presenters, facilitators and break-out sessions. Among the presenters will be Phil Urbina’s son, Ross, and former CHNRotarian Miguel de Jesus.
Phil Urbina recognized those attendees with January birthdays: Alan Cobb, Jim Brubaker, Rocco Ciesco and Bob Kreisberg. He then asked those members under 40 to stand (Samantha Richter, Stephen Herring and Christian Chapman) and wondered if any of them the origin of the Rotary Welcome song. Herring did, but admitted he didn’t know anything about a Mickey Mouse Club song until he joined CHNR.
Terry Green said yes, he enjoyed a good pint. If he could go anywhere in the world to get it, where? Paddy’s Bar in Ireland - maybe the TV bar: Ted Lasso’s The Greyhound.
• Paul Kartzke said, yes he had a smartphone and yes, it has a calendar. So why did he celebrate Christmas last weekend? Because his daughter and her family got Covid at Christmas.
Rocco Ciesco was asked for three words to describe how to determine a good pizza: crust, sauce and cheese.
JR Phillips’ daughter is going to school in Madrid and is planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Say in Dublin.
• Beth Garrow continued a tradition of taking a dip in the ocean on New Year’s Day, with the water temp at 56 degrees. She admitted wearing a wetsuit.
Sofia Ayad, Marketing & Events Coordinator
San Diego North Economic Development Council
Sofia Ayad
Sofia Ayad talked about trends, growth and hiring struggles and achievements in North County businesses. She shared a lot of information on slides, which can be downloaded on the SDNEDC website at www.sdnedc.org/nc-industry-clusters. She prefaced her talk by reporting that unemployment in San Diego is currently at 2.9%, down from 3.3% last November, a positive trend.
She said key industry clusters drive economic prosperity in North County, an area served by Highway 78: Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido, plus Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. The clusters, or industrial groupings, are defined by their “higher-than-expected” employment concentration in North County and the fact they sell goods and services not only to local customers, but throughout the state, nation and the world. As such, these “export-oriented” clusters bring new dollars into North County.
The chart for each cluster includes data, for year 2021, on employment, wages, contributions to North County’s gross regional product and growth over time as compared to the rest of the state and the region. She specifically discussed three of those clusters:
• Biotechnology and Biomedical Manufacturing in North County SD
with 20,740 jobs, up 49%; and $6.3 billion gross regional product
• Communications  & Electronics in North County SD
with 18,025 jobs' up 7.3%; and $5.9 billion gross regional product
• Craft Brewing & Beverages in North County SD
with 3,489 jobs, up 1%; and $660.3 million gross regional product
Ayad said SDNECD, in its 2023 work plan, has committed to updating these charts every six month, with the first update expected on the website in July: www.sdnedc.org
Monday, February 6, 2023
at The Westin and on Zoom
Four-Way Test Speech Contest
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Posted on Jan 30, 2023
Joy Prowse had the winning ticket and won $2.
The Jackpot is now at $340.
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Welcome to Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club

 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 for those members/guests who are vaccinated.  Additionally, the meeting will be broadcast via Zoom as an option.  Please refer to President Mary Fritz-Wilson at m.fritz.wilson@gmail.com 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 12:20 pm. 

The Club, chartered in February 1980, has over 80 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 --this year's Oktoberfest will be NUMBER 40. There will be German food, German music, costume contests, games and a beer garden.  Tickets may be purchased prior to entry for individuals, families and groups. Check out the website for event specifics: www.RotaryOktoberfest.org. 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. Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary also sponsors an annual "Brewfest" with craft brewers. This year's event is in the planning stages.

Additionally, CHNR also supports 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 for middle school students. CHNR members provide service and financial support to a variety of organizations in Carlsbad assisting food insecurity, 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. 

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Allison Henderson
SD Natural History Museum
aka “The NAT”
Allison Henderson
Allison Henderson provided background and a brief overview on “The NAT,” which originally evolved from a conversation in 1874 between two members who loved to collect local flora and fauna. It started in two rooms in what was The Hotel Cecil in downtown San Diego and is now a 150,000-square-foot facility in Balboa Park. During Covid shutdowns, it has operated virtually and continued its many scientific activities and research projects.
Henderson likes to think of “The NAT” as a trifecta made up of a visitors’ center, a museum and a lab. The visitors' center involves special exhibits, including the current Fossil Mysteries and Coast-to-Cactus exhibits. The museum portion features collections—with more than eight million specimens—and a research library. The lab involves scientists working in the lab and out in the region: surveying, making and researching discoveries and trying to understand the effects of fires, climate change, etc. on the environment.
“The NAT” has been closed due to Covid restrictions, but virtual visits are welcome and there is a large inventory of online lectures done by the museum’s scientists. The Nat has speakers such as Henderson available to visit school classrooms and organizations—now done virtually, but usually an in-person visit. Also, adults may check out physical elements of “The NAT” (think dinosaur bones, etc.) for “all you grandparents to share in classrooms, too.”  Check out “The NAT” at www.sdnat.org.
The NAT in Balboa Park
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Wendy Wiegand talked about the club’s annual Mexico House project—building a home for a family in Mexico in one day. She was especially happy when she participated last year because she got to hand the house keys to the family.

Mike Metts talked about his longtime leadership with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program (RYLA). He said friendships, giving back and RYLA have made Rotary very important in his life. Because of the pandemic, RYLA was not held in 2020, nor will it be held in 2021. However, a new Zoom program is being created for RYLA.


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Roto-Rooter Mary Fritz-Wilson recognized December and January birthdays. December: Jani Jackson, Jos Magaña, Lisa Walsh, Randy Ferren and Mike Metts. January: Bob Kreisberg, Tom Applegate, Rocco Ciesco, Justin Peek, Alan Cobb, Alesia Clark and Jim Brubaker.

 Holiday Happenings: Wendy Wiegand had good and bad news: Her new Tesla arrived on Christmas Eve, earlier than expected. Alas, her Mercedes was damaged when it was hit by a red-light runner. Nancy Starling’s son and grandson also were in a car hit by a red-light runner; both are okay. Dave Dana’s extended family celebrated Christmas together, as did Harry Peacock’s. Mimi Gaffey’s granddaughter left for Germany for her college studies. Yvonne Finocchiaro’s grandson graduated from college virtually, so the family created a full graduation ceremony at home.

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Paul Harris Fellow: Mimi Gaffey, the club’s liaison with The Rotary Foundation, provided Neal Stehly with his PHF + 5 pin and thanked him for his continued support of TRF and the worldwide work it does. 
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AVID Seminars

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college prep program targeting students who will be first generation college attendees in their families. Students and parents make a commitment to participate in the program for all four years of high school by choosing to take the AVID Class as an elective all four years of high school. The AVID class supports students in succeeding in challenging academic programs using peer coaching strategies and study skills designed to support student learning and achievement.
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club (CHNR) began their support of the AVID program in 2008. Working with other Rotary Clubs, a Conference was put together for Senior AVID students from Carlsbad, Oceanside, El Camino and Vista High Schools. Students joined Rotarians for breakfast and panel presentations from Rotarians and representatives from potential career areas. The next year, CHNR decided to focus on Carlsbad High students. The Club invited the Junior and Senior AVID students and followed this format until 2013. At that point, the event was renamed the AVID Seminar and the focus was changed to engage the students in an interaction with successful Rotarians and successful former AVID students. Rotarians became facilitators during Breakfast and talked to students about their goals and shared their struggles and successes. Then, in smaller groups, selected Rotarians and former AVID students shared their experience and offered ideas for building success in life through a small-group format. A debrief of the small group work and a keynote presentation on a specific leadership skill closed the seminar. A highlight of the event is the recognition of the top Senior AVID Students by their teachers.
March 22, 2019 marked the Twelfth Seminar. This year Hi-Noon Rotary reached out to Sage Creek High School to involve their AVID Juniors and Seniors. There were 44 students from Carlsbad High and 24 from Sage Creek. The 68 students were supported by their teachers, school and district administrators, counselors and 20 Rotarians.
To support the student experience, the Club began to collect “Words of Advice” from members in 2016. A group of students created a set of questions that were then asked of all members of the club. The responses were recorded and presented to the students. The documents are used as reference materials in the AVID classes and have documented the variety of experiences that Rotarians bring to our Club. Each year the students select a different set of questions to ask the members.
April 3, 2020 was to be our 13th AVID Seminar. Unfortunately, 13 did not end up to be our lucky number. Along with many other activities, this event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a wonderful experience for students and our members was lost. However, we did continue to recognize the Top 5 AVID Seniors for 2020 from each school. Their pictures are attached as are several years of pictures of the Top 5 and group pictures from past events.
We want to take a moment and express our deep appreciation to the AVID Teachers on each campus. They are: Jeff Spanier and Laurie Britton at Carlsbad High School; and Aida Salah and Allison Williams at Sage Creek High School.
For 2021 we are going to move forward to the 14th Seminar!       
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club
Top 5 AVID Seniors
Class of 2020
Carlsbad High School
    Analaura Flores            Makella Nordquist             Jasmyn Lemus                Christen Opp               Bianca Herrera
Sage Creek High School
       Angelica Venancio               Cavaughn Higgs              Destini Perkins                 Hayat Sherif                Roxana Dominguez
The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club would like to thank the following people for their continued support of the AVID Program:
AVID Teachers, Jeff Spanier, Laurie Britton, Aida Salah and Allison Williams,
Principals, Dr. Brian Brockett and Jesse Schuveiller,
Superintendent, Dr. Ben Churchill, the District Leadership Team, and the Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees
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