Our speaker this Friday will be Dr Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society.  Animal shelters and the Humane Society have been much in the news these last few weeks and months as they pick up the load from the county Shelters.  It will be an interesting program with the opportunity to ask those many questions you may have.
Mike Retz, Vietnam Special Operations helicopter pilot and Distinguished Flying Cross award recipient, who acted as Air Boss during the 1975 Saigon evacuation efforts, gave the club a wonderful historical perspective on the lead up to the events and great photos documenting this important milestone.  We thank Mike for his insights and perspectives.  Mike is pictured with Prez Frank.
We also had the opportunity to present our donation to Heidi Cohn from Meal on Wheels, a very important community support organization.  Heidi is shown with Community Programs Director Kira.
And, finally, very importantly, Leon Scales was presented with his "3 Ruby" PHF pin by Endowment Chair Dick Thorn.
We hosted one of our busiest meetings of the year on May 4th. 
 
Omar Passons, candidate for 4th District County Supervisor, visited the club to provide us with his background and reasons for seeking the office.  Mr. Passons was born in San Diego and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and practices land use law.   We thank Mr. Passons for his time and his insights.
 
We also  got to hear from our 2018 Rotarian Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) recipients from Point Loma High School on their experiences at RYLA.  Pictured, along with Youth Programs Advisor Jim are Ella Peter, Princess Labrador, Katie Rzepcznski, and Michelle Avina.  Great to hear all the exciting things that they experienced.
 
John Martinez of the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, shown with Prez Frank,  came by to accept our donation and provide a brief summary of what's new at the monument.
 
Finally, the Rise of Hephaestus Robotics Team came by to accept our donation and give a demonstration on their award winning robot.  Pictured are Coaches J.D. Morrison and Matt Nilsen and team member Hailey Scott, along with Prez Frank.
 
Point Loma Rotary Club members once again participated in Rotarians at Work Day, April 28th, with another visit to Famosa Slough.  A true natural resource within our community, the Friends of Famosa Slough helped us organzie clearing brush and rehabilitating off-trail areas and we constructed a bench overlooking the slough for visitors.  Thanks to Jim Peugh from the Friends and Leon Scales for helping pull this together.  Pictures at a later date.
Our annual visit to present Moore's Cancer Center with our largest (figuratively and literally) check was another great success.  Congratulations to Rich Stakelum and the RTP Committee for spearheading the 2017 bicycle ride for pancreatic cancer.  This year's donation of $30,000 pushed our overall donation total over the $100,000 threshold.  Dr. Tony Reid, Dr. Andy Lowy, and Dr. Mike Bouvet from the Pancreatic Oncology Unit described to club members the uses they've been able to make our our specific donations and the exciting avenues for future solutions to curing this insidious disease.  Click on the title above to see more pictures.
 
We're already rolling on the 2018 Ride The Point...check with RIch Stakelum how you can get involved.
Debra Gookin has recently organized several working parties to cut and paint the wood for the Fiji Water Project stands.  Pictured are some of our members who lent a hand, including several students from Point Loma Interact Club.  We thank Debra and John Losee for coordinating these important efforts.
 
 

Please join us for lunch, conversation and a provocative program

We meet Fridays at 12:10 PM
San Diego Yacht Club
1011 Anchorage Lane
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San Diego, CA  92106
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