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La Mesa Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA  92120
United States of America
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The Rotary International Foundation funds International Grants. Our own La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Foundation funds our own club projects.
If you prefer to mail a check, you may make it out to La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Foundation and address it to La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club,  P.O. Box 3277, La Mesa, CA 91944.
If you prefer to pay by credit card, you can use this Pay Pal button below.
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This morning at our club meeting, we were able to view part of a very compelling video produced by the BBC called The War On Plastics. Here is a link to the video in case you would like to watch the entire thing.  By clicking on the blue text, you will  be re-directed to the program. 
 Below is a link that will take you directly to the District 5340 Website page to begin the process of becoming Youth Certified through Rotary. You need to do this if you plan to do any volunteering with children and youth even up to college age. The certificate is good for only 2 years, so although in the past you may have gone through this process, it may be time to do it again!
  City of Hope School Response Team
Meet with students in the aftermath of a personal, family or school crisis. 
Respond to school wide trauma
Just be a listening ear for children.
Central Congregational Church
8360 Lemon Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941
To register for training to perform this vital service, please call (619) 319-4423
Must be Rotary Youth Certified to work with children
Dear La Mesa Sunrise Rotary,
All of us at Jewish Family Service would like to offer our sincerest gratitude to each of you for serving dinner to the Safe Parking Program. Our families and individuals were so happy to have such a delicious, comforting dinner of chili and cornbread— and to see your warm, friendly smiles! It was so wonderful to have your club return for another dinner and you all did a fantastic job!
Want to know how you can get further involved?
Help us keep the dinners coming! We really can’t wait to see you again soon! Reserve another date to serve dinner at
We’ve found that some of our best outreach to new dinner groups comes from our current volunteers, so we also encourage you to share your experience and the below information on how to volunteer with your family, friends, or other community groups who might be interested in hosting a dinner. We can accomplish so much
more together !  
 The Navajo Reservation's United States Citizens in the States of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico have a very difficult time getting fresh water. Rotary has several areas of focus, and one of them is safe drinking water. A Global Grant has been given the number GG# 2092465. Melody St. John, the District Governor of Hollywood District 5280 has sent an email update to Elly Dotseth, who has been working with our club to donate what we can to this project. Here is an excerpt from Ms. St. John's email.
"This unusual Grant will be written by Curt Ward of District 5495.  They are the ones that brought this need to all of us.  There are currently 13 Districts that will be participating in this grant which includes 3 International partners.
An update from Dig Deep, is that the needs assessment is moving along quicker than expected and to date they have identified 308 homes in need of the water tanks.  They have a new truck and are currently delivering on a water route to the homes that will eventually get the system which includes the water tank, heater, solar panel for electricity for the heater the lights and a carbon dioxide monitor.
I have been to an install and the experience was life changing not only for the families but for myself as well.
We have received pledges from many of you, either from clubs or the Districts DDF.  Can you please reply to this e-mail and let us know if you are still interested and please re-state your pledge?  The funds will be collected but not until we have a green light but we need to know the amount in order to secure the funds from our International Partners for the 30% that is required on this reverse GG. 
We are all so thrilled that this will become a reality and we will all together make a significant difference in peoples lives.
Have a great weekend and I look forward to hearing from you."

Melody St. John
District Governor 
Chair Multi-District Youth Exchange
Rotary District 5280
Rotary Club of Hollywood
323 654-5213 (h)
323 459-6148 (c) 
The Four-Way Test
October 2019
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